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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 01:44 AM
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27. This is awful.
Edited on Mon Jun-07-10 01:45 AM by Bolo Boffin
During all the controversy about this video, I never wanted this to happen. I know I caused a lot of discussion over my stance of what the "Collateral Murder" video depicted, but I'd never concerned myself about who actually leaked the video or with Wikileaks for putting the video out there. The leaker was obviously someone who wanted it discussed and hashed over, as did Wikileaks.

So here he is, allegedly. And Manning was NOT turned in because of the video, according to Lamo, but because of the "previously unreported breach consisting of 260,000 classified U.S. diplomatic cables" and more. And he was only able to be turned in because he was bragging about it to someone.

Lamo is tweeting about this (there his handle is 6):

I outed Brad Manning as an alleged leaker out of duty. I would never (and have never) out an Ordinary Decent Criminal. There's a difference.

Hackers confide in me all the time. I'd go to prison before I'd betray their trust. I didn't get Manning arrested. He got himself arrested.

I'm heartsick for Manning and his family. I hope they can forgive me some day for doing what I felt had to be done.

I know what it's like to be 22, scared, and in shackles too. I've been there. I hope none of you ever have to make a choice like this.

For the record, I still support Wikileaks, and encourage you to donate to them, especially now.

So Manning can look forward to prison while the fucker George Bush offhandedly brags about ordering people to commit actual war crimes. What a world.
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