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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:32 PM

US Government Campaign Against Whistleblowers and Electronic Robin Hoods

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Michael Ratner: Alleged hacktivist accused of leaking Stratfor files awaits trial; Manning lawyers say charges should be dropped as he was tortured

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Reply US Government Campaign Against Whistleblowers and Electronic Robin Hoods (Original post)
rachel1 Nov 2012 OP
WhoIsNumberNone Nov 2012 #1
AtheistCrusader Nov 2012 #2
WhoIsNumberNone Nov 2012 #3
zeemike Nov 2012 #4
AtheistCrusader Nov 2012 #6
DeSwiss Nov 2012 #5

Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:10 PM

1. Recommended for those questioning why The Protectors don't release their evidence

n/t

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:38 PM

2. And?

I'm missing a good reason not to release the evidence here. At least, not a good reason that wouldn't also suggest they were careless to claim credit AT ALL.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:19 PM

3. They can't release the evidence without revealing their identities-

and as this video reminds us, the administration's attitude toward whistleblowers hasn't been all that friendly. But I gather you get that.

As to being careless for claiming credit, perhaps what you don't know is the claim came in the form of a printed letter delivered to a third party's PO box. While any kind of online posting would have been traceable, this way the government can only go to the recipient and demand that the letter be turned over. Then- assuming the recipient saved the envelope- all they would have to go on would be a post mark. And that's assuming that they even mailed it from their local post office, which I would imagine they didn't.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:33 PM

4. Well explained.

I am content to let history tell us who and how they did it...and stay in business now.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:58 PM

6. You have not explained why evidence of the event would reveal their identities?

because that's complete bullshit.

There are a number of things about the attack and how it was prevented and what was done, that would not reveal anything at all about the people who did the work.

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:37 PM

5. K&R n/t

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