Saturday, August 7, 2010

Timothy Webster Adrian Lamo: The Bradley Manning Leak: Code Pink Meets Gathering of Eagles: Quantico Protest for Bradley Manning

ACTION ALERT: Gathering of Eagles is asking you to join them as they counter protest the detention of Pfc Bradley Manning at Quantico on Sunday, August 8th. See a link to details below. About Manning - here's how he got caught: Timothy Webster received a call from Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker, on May 26th saying he had been told a huge volume of classified information would be given to WikiLeaks. Lamo asked Webster, a former Army counterintelligence agent what he should do about it, and also told him that Pfc. Bradley Manning was the leaker who had previously leaked a video of a U.S. helicopter attack in Baghdad in 2007.

Adrian Lamo apparently spoke to several people about Manning, but it was Webster who made the contact with the Army, who then contacted Lamo. Three days after Lamo called Webster, Manning was detained in Kuwait on May 29th.

Bradley Manning is being held at the Marine base at Quantico, Virginia. WikiLeaks and Courage to Resist say they will supplement up to $100,000 for a civilian attorney to work with Manning's Military attorney.

A protest in support of Manning is expected at Quantico tomorrow (Sunday, August 8th), with Code Pink leading the way. According to an email I received Gathering of Eagles will also be there to greet the Pinkys, which is believed to be funded by George Soros.

From the Code Pink website:
Veterans for Peace, Courage to Resist and others will be holding a rally at Quantico Base to support whistleblower Bradley Manning. We will be delivering Bradley Manning letters of support to the base....When: Sunday, August 8, noon...
It appears Code Pink will have some awesome greeters when they arrive. Gathering of Eagles is asking everyone in the area to join them at Quantico, and has some good informational tips about how to get onto base.  

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