Frontline investigates Pvt.Manning and Wikileaks: "Wikisecrets"

Discussion in 'Wikileaks' started by tippytoe, May 19, 2011.

  1. tippytoe Member

    FRONTLINE presents
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS

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  2. Anonymous Member

    Frontline is better than the 9000 club
  3. Dragononymous Member

    bet the 9001 club beats your Frontline
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  4. tippytoe Member

    Airs tomorrow.
  5. 00anon00 Member

    Ill b there
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  7. PhAnonynom Member

    Best of all, it won't interrupt the final episode of Dances With the Stars.

    I just looked it up and it doesn't come on until 10 pm here, so check your local listings for details.
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  8. over9000OT Member

    Not only am I the president, I'm a client.
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  9. 00anon00 Member

    Watching it now
  10. 00anon00 Member

    Wait..he was going to SELL the video of collateral murder?
    (I meant Julian)
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  11. 00anon00 Member

    "Don't Ask Dont Tell" hmm
  12. 00anon00 Member

    Check out 17:40 for drama queen alert
  13. 00anon00 Member

    Whats with Julians hair?
  14. 00anon00 Member

    The thought was the video of the murder was the biggie, but it ended up being the diplomatic cables.
  15. 00anon00 Member

    "I want" and cutting- wow. Sad.
  16. 00anon00 Member

    So he did or did not have direct contact with Julian? Wow. No wonder Julian is sweating about the sex crimes charges- if he is in custody on any charge they can get him questioned on the record, about stuff he doesn't want to be questioned about.
  17. 00anon00 Member

    This is a good program.
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  18. 00anon00 Member

    Bradley Manning: wikileaks:diplomatic cables showing corruption in the Middle East: Arab spring.
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  19. 00anon00 Member

    One more bump and then good night.
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  20. Anonymous Member

    thanks for the running commentary
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  21. bump =) for actual patriotism.
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  22. Anonymous Member

    watching the re-run now.
  23. PresidentShaw Member

    I was a bit surprised to see Julian Assange trying to market the collateral murder video for money.
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  24. Anonymous Member

    Assange has shown himself to be a true tool.
    The question remaining is: Whose tool?
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  25. Anonymous Member

    Possibly his own.
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  26. LocalSP Member

    ‘Mess of a Child’ Bradley Manning Should Never Have Gone to Iraq

    1806383_32.jpg Max Read — Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning has been accused of leaking thousands of classified documents obtained during his tour in Iraq. But according to an officer, and a confidential military report, Manning was so psychologically unstable he should never have been sent to Iraq in the first place.
    Interviews with friends and soliders who served with him, undertaken for a new investigative film from The Guardian — excerpts from which you can watch above — reveal Manning as an intelligent, passionate individual whose stint in the military only deepened the anger and alienation he'd struggled with since a difficult childhood in a conservative town. According to one officer, who asked to remain anonymous, Manning was obviously unfit to serve in Iraq:

    "He was harassed so much that he once pissed in his sweatpants," the officer said.
    "I escorted Manning a couple of times to his 'psych' evaluations after his outbursts. They never should have trapped him in and recycled him in [to Iraq]. Never. Not that mess of a child I saw with my own two eyes. No one has mentioned the army's failure here –- and the discharge unit who agreed to send him out there[.]"
    According to the same officer, Manning was routinely picked on during basic training, and after violent outbursts was diagnosed with "adjustment disorder." But, apparently because the army was in need of intelligence analysts, he was shipped off to Forward Operating Base Hammer, dealing with highly classified documents in an extremely loosely-secured setting. Two months after his arrival, the bolt was taken out of his rifle because he was considered a danger; later, he punched a female officer in the face and was told he'd be discharged.
    That Manning had difficulty serving isn't news (reports of his struggle as a gay man in a homophobic military surfaced a year ago) but the Guardian investigation, along with a recent Frontline report, would seem to show that Manning was more than just conflicted about his place in the army. Indeed, if his superiors knew about his apparent instability — some portion of which, to be clear, seemed to be generated by a hostile military culture — why was he given access to so much classified info. And further, why was security so loose? If Manning committed the leaks, he's guilty of a crime. But if the army is so cavalier about who sees classified information, and the settings in which it's seen, shouldn't it bear some portion of responsibility?
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  27. bluebirds Member

    bottom line is the government shouldn't hide information from it's people. Manning should be a free man.
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  28. tippytoe Member

    Hackers pirate PBS website, post fake story about Tupac still alive

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  31. SwordofTruth Member

    lulzsec twitter down for anyone else ?
  32. Big323 Member

    you do know that pbs is a government owned broadcast station
  33. Anonymous Member

    it's a non-profit funded partly by gov agencies, it's not gov owned.
  34. Big323 Member

    well it's in their personal best interest to have the same opinion as the gov
  35. Anonymous Member

    Mebbe, mebbe not, but how can anyone take your opinion into account when you don't have the facts straight?
  36. Anonymous Member

    Hysterical. Julian spends half of the interview scolding the interviewer because he talked about a 911 call from Bradley Mannings home, how it should not have been explosed. I missed the 911 call thing- now I'll track it down, like anyone who watched this interview.
    BTW what a pompous tool Julian is
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  39. PresidentShaw Member

    You do know that ad hominem doesn't make the facts less true?
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