Category Archives: WikiLeaks

The Afghanistan Report Bradley Manning Doesn’t Want You to Read

Seriously, if you haven’t read it you should. I’ll wait. Done? Good, because Lt. Colonel Daniel Davis has done exactly the right thing by submitting the report to both the Pentagon and Congress. As part of the normal security clearance … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Manning Defense

Almost exactly one year ago during the debate on DADT reversal, hate group Focus on the Family media creature Brian Fischer cited the Bradley Manning story to argue that gayness is the first step to treason. That’s ridiculous, of course. … Continue reading

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Bradley Manning is Still Not Special

Herein lies my problem with the tortured narrative of Bradley Manning: The emotional problems of loneliness and alienation Manning confronted are hardly atypical for a perceptive 20-year-old, particularly one with a long-estranged father dealing with issues of sexual orientation and … Continue reading

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Did Bradley Manning Nearly Blow Obama’s Osama OP?

Just yesterday, I asked a rhetorical question about Bradley Manning and the Obama operation. This morning, I awoke to learn that the operation timetable may have been moved up because of Manning’s leaked cables.

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A Simple Question For Bradley Manning Fans

If Bradley Manning had blown the bin Laden Operation, would the HamWaldians still be advocating his release? It’s a fair question, because when Manning (allegedly) put those hundred thousand-plus cables on his thumb drive, he certainly had not read them … Continue reading

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Manning Is Not Special

Last night in a HuffPo comment thread, my (now anonymous) blogger account was besieged by “friends” of Bradley Manning who have never signed the paperwork necessary to get a security clearance from the United States Army. I have, but these … Continue reading

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Passing Oceania Again

WikiLeaks cables draw the standard picture of oligarchy in decline: The country’s ruling family is described as “The Family” — a mafia-esque elite who have their hands in every cookie jar in the entire economy. “President Ben Ali is aging, … Continue reading

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Bank Of America Enters The Bunker

After the Forbes Assange interview, Bank Of America set out to prepare for the damage. NYT: Since then, a team of 15 to 20 top Bank of America officials, led by the chief risk officer, Bruce R. Thompson, has been … Continue reading

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Julian Assange riding a unicorn on a rainbow.

Because that’s just how awesome he is. Captain Coolaid

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Geeks Shall Rule The World

The Guardian is the only newspaper to which I would actually subscribe anymore. This article on how WikiLeaks supporters have engaged in DDOS attacks (Distributed Denial Of Service) finds the pulse of the issue: A 22-year-old spokesman, who wished to … Continue reading

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L’Affaire Assange

Unknown hackers are busy attacking various websites today in response to the U.S. pressure tactics on WikiLeaks; I expected as much. Without a sanction, corporations are more than willing to help the advance of fascism in America. If WikiLeaks is … Continue reading

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