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Re: Bum who snitched off Chelsea Manning dead at 37.

A military intelligence officer, Timothy Webster, confidant of Lamo, insisted Manning be reported. Both Webster and Lamo (an ex-con) feared being charged with aiding Manning, facing greater punishment than Manning due to each's having a hammer overhead.

Manning made a bad choice in who to trust -- WikiLeaks hardly better than Lamo and Webster in protecting its own interest. Asymmetry in leaking -- leaker held hostage, a la Edward Snowden, loses to privileged publisher -- is the Catch 22. And why so many hackers (and leakers) cut deals with authorities to snitch. Not unlike some here and the White House who flog for Putin-grade authoritarianism.

Leakers are not to be trusted any more than hackers, so many are plants, ego-driven, unscrupulous. Silence is golden when monetized free speech, freedom of the press, legal representation, have become entrapment.

At 10:16 AM 3/17/2018, you wrote:

-------- Original message --------
From: grarpamp <grarpamp AT gmail.com>
Date: 3/17/18 3:45 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: cypherpunks AT lists.cpunks.org
Subject: Re: Bum who snitched off Chelsea Manning dead at 37.

Scumbags might expect to be counting their own
stitches sooner than later one way or another,
even if only from the stress.

XY helped show the murder of innocents and children...


"What happened then was not an isolated incident.
Stuff like that happens on a daily basis... kill
every motherfucker on the street"

Other innocents were tortured to death...

Speak freely, End war, Make love.

Regarding subject...

It's interesting to note Adrian Lamo died on the 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre.

About the whistleblower in that incident, a recon helo pilot named Hugh Thompson Jr. He didn't just blow the whistle, he crammed it down their throats.

Ten years ago today I posted this about his actions at My Lai that caused news that may have been the turning point for mainstream American's view of the Vietnam War.

Thompson turned to Colburn and Andreotta (...his door gunners, manning M60 machine guns. ) and told them that if the Americans began shooting at the villagers or him, they should fire their M60 machine guns at the Americans:[4]

Y'all cover me! If these bastards open up on me or these people, you open up on them. Promise me!"

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