"It is kind of funny that here they are sentencing me for hacking Stratfor, but at the same time as I was doing that an FBI informant was suggesting to me foreign targets to hit. So you have to wonder how much they really care about protecting the security of websites…"
Guardian UK, Jeremy Hammond, sentenced to ten years in a federal prison for the Stratfor Dox hack.
Chelsea Manning, the US soldier formerly known as Bradley who leaked a massive trove of state secrets to WikiLeaks now serving a 35-year sentence in military jail, was a major influence on him. Manning showed him that “powerful institutions – whether military or private security firms – are involved in unaccountable activities that the public is totally unaware of that can only be exposed by whistleblowers and hackers”.
Hammond has often described himself as an anarchist. He has a tattoo on his left shoulder of the anarchy symbol with the words: “Freedom, equality, anarchy”. Another tattoo on his left forearm shows the Chinese representation of “leader” or “army”, and a third tattoo on his right forearm is a glider signifying the hacking open-source movement that is drawn from the computer simulation Game of Life .
He says he plans to use his time in prison “reading, writing, working out and playing sports – training myself to become more disciplined so I can be more effective on my release”…
"When the prison doors are open, the real dragon will fly out," - Ho Chi Minh, Prison Diaries
Dear Member of the United States Armed Forces,
Certain elements are calling for an attack on Syria on the grounds of suspected chemical weapons use. The reality is that the state-sponsored terror campaign against Assad’s government has not yielded the results that these elements have hoped for and they now seek direct military intervention to reach these goals. The supposed chemical weapon attack is merely a pretext to justify this intervention. There is a possibility that you are going to be involved in a military campaign against Syria and possibly Iran.
The overwhelming majority of American people strongly disagree with the idea of going to war with Syria and/or Iran. Unfortunately, this issue is not being put to a popular vote. In fact, it appears that the President is seeking to launch this campaign without the approval of Congress. It is clear that this administration is willing to act contrary to the wishes of the American People.
In this campaign, you would be working together with and supporting Al-Qaeda affiliated groups, because these are the groups that represent the opposition to Assad in Syria. Whether or not you will be personally involved in this campaign, now is the time to voice your concerns about going to war with Syria and/or Iran, if you see anything at all wrong with this situation. You are in a position where you are likely going to have to choose between going against the wishes of the government or going against the wishes of the People.
IF YOU REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE, THE CONTENTS OF YOUR REPLY WILL BE PUBLIC."
E-Mail from Anonymous apparently sent to all US Military personnel about the Pentagon’s Illegal War on Syria
Addenda: Note that ALL major Pentagon and military staff have email addresses that ARE quite public. Never doubt for a second that a devoted group of hackers could ABSOLUTELY play havoc with the Pentagon’s public external communications or easier still, any person involved in the military that participates in an illegal war on Syria. IF these people have the addresses of even a small percentage of US soldiers, and it’s obvious that much is true, they have much more, and the potential to destroy the everyday lives of anyone singled out for ‘special treatment’.