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In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times. They destroyed the government's credibility in the Vietnam War by revealing that the US government had intentionally misled the public. Ellsberg knowingly risked life in prison to bring the truth to Americans (and the world) about the Vietnam War. (Because of the gross governmental misconduct, all charges against Ellsberg were eventually dropped.) Guess who the government just caught? The source of the infamous Wikileaks collateral damage video. A computer hacker turned him in. Was it morally right or wrong for the hacker to turn him in? Was it morally right or wrong to leak the video? (As an aside, it looks like the source also leaked some other very damaging materials to Wikileaks that we haven't yet seen.)

FTA: "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... "Hillary Clinton, and several thousand diplomats around the world are going to have a heart attack when they wake up one morning, and find an entire repository of classified foreign policy is available, in searchable format, to the public," Manning wrote."If you had unprecedented access to classified networks 14 hours a day 7 days a week for 8 months, what would you do?" Manning asked."

U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Jun 8, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=225

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