U.S. can’t link accused Army private Manning to Assange, NBC

U.S. military officials tell NBC News that investigators have been unable to make any direct connection between a jailed army private suspected with leaking secret documents and Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.

Sounds like they have no case against Assange. And I suspect the reason they are refusing visitors to Manning is because of his disintegrating mental condition due to the torture-like conditions under which they are holding him.

Wikileaks. The target may be Bank of America

Assange also confirmed that WikiLeaks was holding a vast amount of material about Bank of America which it intends to release early next year.

“We don’t want the bank to suffer unless it’s called for,” Assange told The Times. “But if its management is operating in a responsive way there will be resignations,” he said, without giving details about the material.

However, Forbes say Assanage did not confirm it was BofA.But most think it is.

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of slime.

What else would you call breaking into homes and taking all the contents, when the home was not actually foreclosed or the property of BofA? The banks act as if they are above the law. It’s way past time We The People showed them otherwise. May Wikileaks start a process that leads to the mass imprisonment of  bankster criminals.

Joe Biden is a pompous ass

VP Biden says Assange is a “high tech terrorist.”

Really? Terrorism is generally understood to include the deliberate targeting of civilians and noncombatants for death or injury. Thus, Assange is not even remotely a terrorist by any definition and Biden should be ashamed of himself, if he’s capable of it, which is doubtful.

Plus, only an out-of-touch dinosaur like Biden would say sharing information on the Net is “high tech.” I mean, it’s only been going on for 20+ years now. Perhaps someone should give Biden a guided tour of that Intertubes thingee so he could understand how it actually works.

When will Americans discover irony?

Andy Carling writing for New Europe on the US State Department announcing World Press Freedom Day in D.C. next May. They bill it as a celebration of empowered citizens reporting news even if doing so could embarrass or anger governments, saying “we are concerned about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information.”

By this point, rational people would wonder what planet the State Dept lived on. On Earth, the world has been shaken by a series of WikiLeaks revelations, from videos of gratuitous killings of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the highly detailed breakdown of events in The War Against Nouns.

We have also seen the US led campaign against WikiLeaks and Assange. This has included pressurising companies to halt even the legal defence defence funding and the removal of the website from servers owned by Amazon. Strangely, you can still buy a copy of the leaked cables, in a Kindle edition on Amazon