Tuesday, June 8, 2010



“If you had unprecedented access to classified networks 14 hours a day 7 days a week for 8+ months, what would you do?”

I dunno about you, but somehow the thought of betraying my oountry and causing potentially grave damage to National Security was never a temptation to me.

Army Specialist Bradley Manning, 22, is about to get a taste of reality.

Federal officials have arrested an Army intelligence analyst who boasted of giving classified U.S. combat video and hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records to whistleblower site Wikileaks:

U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe

SPC Bradley Manning, 22, of Potomac, Maryland, was stationed at Forward Operating Base Hammer, 40 miles east of Baghdad, where he was arrested nearly two weeks ago by the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Manning was turned in late last month by a former computer hacker with whom he spoke online. In the course of their chats, Manning took credit for leaking a headline-making video of a helicopter attack that Wikileaks posted online in April. The video showed a deadly 2007 U.S. helicopter air strike in Baghdad that claimed the lives of several innocent civilians:

Manning came to the attention of the FBI and Army investigators after he contacted former hacker Adrian Lamo late last month over instant messenger and e-mail.

“I wouldn’t have done this if lives weren’t in danger,” says Lamo, former hacker Adrian Lamo, who contacted the FBI of Manning's activities. “He was in a war zone and basically trying to vacuum up as much classified information as he could, and just throwing it up into the air.”

Manning's Facebook photo

Manning passed the video to Wikileaks in February, he told Lamo. After April 5 when the video was released and made headlines Manning contacted 20-year-old Tyler Watkins - a close friend in Boston - from Iraq asking him about the reaction in the United States.

“He would message me, Are people talking about it?… Are the media saying anything?”

Self-gratification mindset; My Space, Facebook; it's all about me. Well, you got your Fifteen Minutes of Fame, kiddo - you happy now?


  1. Wait 'til they get this guy in the joint. They'll dress him up in doll clothes and pass him around.

    The punk will probably like that.

  2. I don't want to tar an entire generation with the same brush, but maybe 22 is a bit young (these days) to be trusted with so much access to sensitive information. I'm much older, too old to enlist, but I'd at least keep my mouth shut about what I was trusted to read.

  3. I hope the biggest, hardest SOB in Leavenworth makes this puke his girlfriend.

  4. Remember the good old days when treason was a death penalty offense, and we actually had the balls to carry out the sentence?

  5. I had 3 different intel analyst in my last trip, all in their 30s and quite competent. I do agree that a 22 year old rat bastard like this may be too young to have total access to all data but, it’s been this way for a long time. The vast majority of these guys are top notch.
    I remember during the Walker spy ring disaster thinking they should put kid gloves on the entire Navy. Guess we couldn't do that either. Oh well....jd

  6. And let me amend my previous comment to say that if these 200,000+ diplomatic cables get published as is rumored he should be charged with treason.

    And shot if convicted.

  7. 15 minutes of fame
    15 years in Leavenworth

    Hang onto the soap!

  8. FBI corruption whistleblower. Please post.

    Please blog my whole article about a whistleblower that has leaked correspondence and written a letter to Congress about the FBI boss in Greensboro, NC resident office has ignored federal crimes committed by corrupt judicial employees. Actual perjury, obstruction of justice by cover up or destruction of prosecution records and sweeping a perjury case under the rug since the perjury was conducted by a witness of the US Attorney in a criminal case that they maliciously prosecuted in bad faith. This isn't the only case the FBI has ignored. They also ignored a case reported by U.S. Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC) regarding Phil Berger Junior. accused of campaign money laundering. The FBI in Greensboro is refusing to investigate cases of public corruption. If anybody in Government or campaign offices may be engaging in criminal behavior, tjhe FBI boss in Greensboro will likely say all of them are "merit-less". So any proof of a witness saying multiple false statements in federal court is "merit-less" in a Greensboro FBI case?

    A whistleblower has revealed corruption of the FBI boss at the Greensboro, North Carolina, FBI office at 1801 Stanley Road.

    He has revealed that the duty agent was already set to have the leaker come down to the FBI to give a statement in regards to his federal criminal complaint against a Assistant US Attorney witness that has committed perjury in order to wrongfully punish that witness and interfere with his ability to timely file his actual innocence claim for his 2255 motion.

    https://wp.me/p9wgvv-4w "LEAK: Docs regarding Greensboro, NC FBI shut down of perjury case, Wikileaks letter"

    Cover up and destruction of some of prosecution files as admitted by Cheryl Sloan, intimidation and gag order request by corrupt Asst. US Attorney Anand P. Ramaswamy. They are trying to gag order and seal all records proving that the Government's criminal case was absolute BS (yes Bull you-know-what) and was meant to taken down an journalist that was featured in a New York Times article before he was wrongfully railroaded on a crime that he didn't commit. So he leaked all documents through his mother to my blog. The FBI ain't too happy about that so they may come after him for what he did. We need all whistleblower support blogs to cover this issue. Please!