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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 

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!"
>More, with links: