Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Adrian Lamo Sucks

via HackBloc:

"Former grey hat hacker Adrian Lamo has been revealed as a snitch and informant against Bradley Manning who is accused of leaking classified information to Wikileaks. In addition to embassy cables, he is accused of leaking the video that depicted an Apache Helicopter attack that claimed the lives of several journalists, civilians, and medical personnel in Iraq that was introduced to the world through the Collateral Murder website.
According to Lamo, Manning approached him and bragged that he was leaking classified information. "When Manning told Lamo that he leaked a quarter-million classified embassy cables, Lamo contacted the Army, and then met with Army CID investigators and the FBI at a Starbucks near his house in Carmichael, California, where he passed the agents a copy of the chat logs. At their second meeting with Lamo on May 27, FBI agents from the Oakland Field Office told the hacker that Manning had been arrested the day before in Iraq by Army CID investigators." (Wired.com)

Like many snitches, Lamo tries to justify his actions by saying that the information being leaked could have lead people into direct harm. This is contrary to Wikileak's "harm minimization policy" where they notify people who could be harmed by leaks of the risks before releasing documents. Like other snitches, Lamo failed to correctly assess that he was ruining the life of the person he ratted on.

According to the chat logs, Manning leaked classified documents with the sole intent to expose wrongdoing and diplomatic "scandal"."

12 comments:

  1. Then why was Manning serving in the US military. This is serious business that can not be resolved in the open manner that US citizens expect, in the prosecution of war mistakes are made. In the case of the Rueters incident there were armed participants that could not be identified in time to stop the engagement. This was not a massacre like Malmady or Malee. Manning has potentially endangered American Soldiers by releasing this info and should be punished, I am not a fan(in fact was opposed to the invasion of Irag) but we are there and must finish it up

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  2. BS. Our own State Department has admitted that not a single life has been endangered by the FIRST leak which was not as heavily redacted as this latest one. These aren't secrets, they are the physical manifestation of the words and actions of US Elected officials paid for by US Taxpayers...that is us, as in we the people. We pay their salaries, we own them - nothing they say or do should be outside the realm of knowledge of the public who pays them to do their jobs.

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    1. I agree they are being paid by taxpayer's money and they should be doing what We The People want them to be doing - and We The People should be able to know what they are doing. However. The media is not the proper channel to incorporate to relay any information that may jeopardize any faction of We The People . There should be another outlet made available that U.S, Citizens can access any information that would have been released to the news media like as it was back in the1960's. Our government has quashed free reporting and taken control of the news media because of their leaks of planned operations that tip off the other side and thereby jeopardized the lives of U.S. operatives. Since the news media didn't have the smarts enough to withhold their public release of sensitive information until a safe and proper moment (all of them want to be the first to break the news...well, guess what...now none of them can break the news!). However, We The People should still be able to be informed should we desire to be...so this would entail having a media release that allows only U.S. Citizens to access the information via some sort of entry filter. This site should also inform any users that the information contained within is private and should not be discussed with anyone who cannot qualify their own entry to the site or in public...this would also allow them to have record of anyone who accessed the information. How would you make yourself not be "looked at" in the case of viewing very sensitive information? Be an informed citizen that reads or views everything they offer to be looked at...that way you're not expressing an interest in only certain categories...

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  3. As for Manning, a former pizza delivery boy who somehow got promoted to a position with access to this so-called treasure trove of secrets, all I can say is "Thank you." He claimed to have been rummaging through classified military and government networks for more than a year and said the networks contained “incredible things, awful things … that belonged in the public domain, and not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington, D.C.” Yeah, sounds like a real hardcore terrorist. Notice how there is no mention of coming after the fools who granted him such high level of access, or the crappy network security....typical military response. Don't try to hold us accountable for being morons, go after the big bad pizza delivery kid. Fing joke.

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  4. "a former pizza delivery boy"

    ? and your point is? only redencks and nobodys go to military nowadays.

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  5. A snitch is a snitch, he will get his in the future. Karma is a bitch.

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  6. Lamo is a rat,and will get what he`s got coming

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  7. lamo is not just a rat. he is a rat for the worst possible reason. his own fame. lamo has always been a self promoting narcissist, and a hypocrite. i remember the old hacker documentary where lamo was whining how he was unjustly being punished for his own illegal activities. he has brass balls to play bradley manning's judge and jury when lamo himself changed text in major news articles. LAMO IS SCUM!!!!

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  8. unbelievable!

    this guy needs to analyze his actions

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  9. He even looks like a rat. Slap some whiskers on him and a tail he'd be a perfect match. I can't even look at the scum sucker though really. Not for very long anyway. He's as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside. Yes , I think I hate him.

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  10. looking at the photo published of Lamo...it's clear the document he's holding was cut and pasted to the photo. Showing altered "evidence" which is trying to portray the guilt of a targeted individual causes me to question your integrity. Please try to refrain from blatantly acting like we're blind or easily lead. Believe it or not there are some of us out here who still, no matter how skillfully it's presented...see through the veils of deception....build your integrity and don't fall into that category of dishing us crap...it makes you no better than "them".

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  11. that guy looks very familiar! He looks like a young man who was allegedly involved with some kind of terrorist act and got into some serious trouble with the authorities about 1 1/2 - 2 years back in Seattle, Wa. When they caught up with him, they messed him up pretty bad (without a trial) to the point he would be crippled (legs) for life (but then with the governments ability to utilize bionics-? What an enticing carrot to dangle before a newly incapacitated young man)

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