Sunday, January 20, 2013

Report: Bin Laden Got Cables Manning Leaked

FORT MEADE, Md., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Osama bin Laden got some of the classified cables Pfc. Bradley Manning is accused of passing to WikiLeaks, U.S. military prosecutors told an Army judge.

The al-Qaida leader, who U.S. Special Forces killed in 2011, requested and received from another al-Qaida member military reports and U.S. State Department cables Manning allegedly provided to WikiLeaks, Prosecutor Capt. Joe Morrow said during a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade, Md.

He and other prosecutors said they planned to introduce evidence showing this, as well as logs of February 2010 online chats between Manning and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including one suggesting the two men were "laughing" about a New York Times article.

The March 17, 2010, article said the Pentagon added WikiLeaks to its list of enemies threatening U.S. security.