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How does Wikileaks get away with leaking sensitive and confidential documents?  Where are they getting them?

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Where are they getting them? 

Where are they getting them?  Have you been sleeping under a rock???? :lol

They are getting them from a PFC Manning, although they have been unable to press charges against him.  He even bragged about it on facebook at some point or another.  He apparantly used a thumbdrive and a Lada Gaga CD case to get them out.  I wish they'd string him up by his @#$@.

As for Wikileaks, and how they get away with it.  Well, for one thing, they are baced out of Europe, so it's not that easy for us to go after them.  They are feeling pressure, however, since people are cutting ties with them.  Amazon just did that.  Hopefully the pressure will get to them.

I do not at all condone it, but it is interesting to see what some of the things said.  China is irritated with N. Korea, Saudi Arabia wants us to bomb Iran, etc.  Some good reading.

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There is no way you are going to convince me a pfc......

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

They are getting them from a PFC Manning, although they have been unable to press charges against him.  .

There is no way you are going to convince me a pfc is getting all that stuff out on his own. To start with a lot of this stuff is coming out of the State Dept. very few pfc's would have access to State Dept files. I would like to see where the money is coming from that would answer a lot questions. I tend to think Manning is just a stupid patsy for some one else.

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There is no way you are going to convince me a pfc......

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

They are getting them from a PFC Manning, although they have been unable to press charges against him.  .

There is no way you are going to convince me a pfc is getting all that stuff out on his own. To start with a lot of this stuff is coming out of the State Dept. very few pfc's would have access to State Dept files. I would like to see where the money is coming from that would answer a lot questions. I tend to think Manning is just a stupid patsy for some one else.

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Personally, I'm suspicious of

Personally, I'm suspicious of the Manning story.  If I plug a thumb drive into my nonsecure computer, the net nazis find out an hunt me down.  So I have a real tough time believing that 1) a PFC (even in the intel world) would be granted access to that much classified, to include State Department cables; and 2) he could download hundreds of thousands of documents from a secure computer system without alarm bells going off.

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Where does the wikileaks data

Where does the wikileaks data come from?  That's like asking who wrote stuxnet.  Was it targeted specifically at the Iranians?  Who's attacking paypal, amazon, etc?  Open ended questions that will probably not be released to the public, even by those that may figure out the true answers.

The problem is that the global communication is not just reliant on computer networks, computer networks are global communication and they are inherently insecure despite best efforts to make them more secure.

My guess is that the cables were obtained over many years by hacking into various computer systems and accounts throughout the state department.  Its really not that wild to believe.  Makes me wonder what other info has been obtained and either not released or sold to the highest bidder on the international market.