Monday, June 7, 2010

Intelligence Analyst Arrested

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, has learned.

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. A family member says he’s being held in custody in Kuwait, and has not been formally charged.

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.-U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe

Anything other than state propaganda that whitewashes the U.S. Military's activities is not allowed.

1 comment:

  1. I understand the need for confidentiality, especially in war. You wouldn't want troops positions being leaked online, for example.

    However, this has nothing to do with that. This is years old and pertinent to an objective view of the conflict. I will never understand why Obama didn't just march us out of there while exposing all of the horrible things we did (I know the reasons, I just can't believe someone would sell-out at the cost of people's lives). If Americans knew what was actually happening, we wouldn't still be there.


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