Julian Assange Attorney Michael Ratner: Were “Rumsfeld Techniques” Used on Bradley Manning to Turn Him on Assange?

By: Saturday December 1, 2012 8:49 am

Manning stated in court that he was never asked by the military to turn on Julian Assange, but Ratner says the techniques used on him were extremely unconventional in the Quantico brig, and he suspects that was the ultimate intent

#Stratfor Source “Mrs. P” Who Called Obama a “Wimp” – His 2012 Campaign Co-Chair Penny Pritzker?

By: Friday March 2, 2012 1:02 pm

My antenna shot up when I got to the bottom of yet another otherwise innocuous, gossip-filled Stratfor email and saw that Fred Burton claimed a billionaire Obama fundraiser had accused the President of “weakness and wispiness” towards China in 2009, and claimed they would probably sit out the 2012 election:

Stratfor “Source” James Casey Leaves FBI

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 4:54 pm

Moral of the story: Bradley Manning gets charged with “aiding the enemy” for potentially leaking information that was available on the SIPRNET to hundreds of thousands of people. This guy gets a gold watch and no investigation for potentially leaking the existence of a sealed DoJ indictment of Julian Assange that I imagine almost nobody knew about.

If I were Bradley Manning’s lawyer I’d be putting James Casey, LLC on my witness list pronto. He seems to be the chatty type.

Stratfor Badasses: All Mobbed Up and Ready to Go (Or, Julian Assange’s Hair Is Probably Safe)

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 1:57 pm

If there’s anyone who can roll with Eastern European mobsters, it’s the Stratfor crew.

Stratfor Email Notes

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 8:51 am

Link to Wikileaks Stratfor Emails Kevin is doing a great job going through the Stratfor emails just released by Wikileaks over at The Dissenter.  Katie is in surgery at the vet so I’m reading through the compulsively readable emails as well.  Some interesting moments: .  Stratfor analyst Marko Papic approved of Wikileaks in 2010 when [...]

Miraculous Reversal: Bradley Manning’s Humane Conditions at Leavenworth

By: Friday May 6, 2011 8:50 am

According to Bradley Manning’s attorney David Coombs, Manning’s confinement conditions have improved dramatically. veryone who said that Manning was being stripped naked, held in solitary confinement and shackled in chains “for his own good” was evidently lying. It should be obvious to everyone now that Manning’s mental health status was being mis-classified as a way to abuse and punish him, in complete violation of both the Constitution and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Bradley Manning to be Removed from Solitary Confinement Tomorrow

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 3:43 pm

Accused Wikileaks whistleblower PFC. Bradley Manning will be removed from solitary confinement and placed in medium security at Fort Leavenworth prison, according to reports from journalists who took a tour of the Kansas facility today.

The first report of Manning’s move came from National Catholic Review reporter Joshua J. McElwee, who said that after the tour of the Leavenworth facility, military officials announced that Manning would be moved to medium security tomorrow morning.

Jane Hamsher on MSNBC: Obama Needs to Explain Misinformation about Manning Treatment

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 1:05 pm

Jane Hamsher was on MSNBC this afternoon to speak about PFC. Bradley Manning’s surprise transfer from Quantico to Fort Leavenworth, away from his attorney, his friends, and his family. Jane called on Obama to explain why he said Manning’s treatment met basic standards, when the Pentagon admitted yesterday Manning’s treatment was “rare, if not unprecedented.”

Pentagon Plans Indefinite Detention of Bradley Manning (Video & Transcript)

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 7:35 am

Yesterday the Pentagon surprised everybody – including Bradley Manning’s lawyer – with news that the accused Wikileaks whistleblower will be moved from the Quantico brig in Virginia to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The Pentagon’s lawyer, Jeh Johnson, announced Manning’s transfer in a snap press conference (video embedded) that revealed the government’s strategy: take Manning to a place “not in the Washington[, DC] area” where he will “likely be in pre-trial confinement for a while.”

Bradley Manning to be Moved to Fort Leavenworth

By: Tuesday April 19, 2011 2:00 pm

Bradley Manning is set to be moved to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the only maximum security prison for members of the military, and the home to the military’s Death Row. The Pentagon is expected to announce the move tomorrow.