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  •  Funny thing about Manning and Snowden (1+ / 0-)
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    Just went back and read the Washington Post's reporting on the intelligence agencies' budget, and toward the end it talks about how there was supposed to be a big "insider threat" push to catch potential leakers. That push got diverted to responding to the Wikileaks releases from Bradley Manning. So it may be that Snowden can thank Manning for supplying the diversion that kept Snowden out of trouble!

    By the way, the full and unredacted State Department cables release wasn't intentional by Manning, Assange, or anyone else. It was a really stupid fuck-up between Assange giving the encryption key to the "dead man's switch" complete file to a Guardian reporter and that reporter printing the key in a book he authored.

    Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

    by Simplify on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 12:30:47 PM PDT

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