Military prosecutors plan to demonstrate that among the interested readers of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s leak of classified materials to WikiLeaks was one Osama bin Laden.
It appears bin Laden asked for, and received, select leaked materials from Al Qaeda operatives. How do we know this? Presumably, bin Laden’s reading list was scooped up by Seal Team 6 members when they raided the terrorist’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
U.S. government officials have previously claimed that in the volumes of leaked material is information that could help a terrorist locate the vulnerable spot in critical infrastructure.
Once again, we are reminded how blurry the line can be between digital assassination and actual assassination.