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Tue May 23, 2017, 10:02 PM

WTF? Trump admin leaked the name of the Manchester bomber?

Just caught it out of the corner of my eye, but I think they just said that the Brits wanted to keep the name of the bomber out of the news so that they could better work on finding out if he had help, or was connected to a larger op, but they had to publish the name because US sources had revealed it.

I hate to make assumptions, but I doubt we would have leaked the name if it sounded like it belonged to a middle age white guy

Edited to add that the Brits probably wanted the name witheld so that the people who potentially helped him wouldn't go underground

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Reply WTF? Trump admin leaked the name of the Manchester bomber? (Original post)
maxrandb May 2017 OP
elleng May 2017 #1
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sarisataka May 2017 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2017 #3
Chemisse May 2017 #4
Kali May 2017 #9
orangecrush May 2017 #11
MFM008 May 2017 #5
TheDebbieDee May 2017 #6
rzemanfl May 2017 #7
former9thward May 2017 #8
maxrandb May 2017 #10
maxrandb May 2017 #12
former9thward May 2017 #13
Yavin4 May 2017 #14
anneboleyn May 2017 #15

Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:04 PM

1. may just have been a dumb mistake.

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:06 PM

2. ?

His name was in the news this morning. I believe it was a spokesman for Manchester pd that identified him to the press...

- I see from reading the other link this CBS information had not come from English authorities but US

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:07 PM

3. Just saw that on Maddow's show.

It's as likely to be the result of incompetence as anything else, since there now seems to be a whole lot of that going on in Dolt 45's administration.

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:07 PM

4. What the hell?

They can't even keep a minor secret for 12 hours?!


From: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/trump-administration-manchester-bomber-name-leak

Freedman, professor of war studies at King’s College, London, was asked in a tweet why the US would have disclosed the name. Freedman replied: “An American colleague suggests simple indiscipline. Showing off what they know.”

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #4)

Tue May 23, 2017, 11:44 PM

9. jebus!

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Response to Kali (Reply #9)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:56 AM

11. My God

We are in very deep shit with this clown as president!

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:08 PM

5. To get the Arabic sounding name

Out there to be able to steer subject to terrorism and off maggot.

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:10 PM

7. WTF? Every damn day it is WTF? Turn this movie off. n/t

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:13 PM

8. Other than the "corner of my eye" you supplied no evidence for the OP.

Not even a link. But that aside it is ridiculous. The idea that if this guy had others working with him and they would not have immediately gone underground is crazy.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #8)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:51 AM

10. The Brits seem pissed about it

And it would not be unusual for a bomb maker to make several bombs for several people and think...hey they haven't identified the bomber yet so I'm good. More likely though, like the article stated, the law enforcement and counter terrorism folks probably wanted time to search the guys home and question folks in his circle without a media circus.

Who knows how many people in his periphery have started deleting social media info and contacts... even if they are completely innocent.

All that makes the job of policing harder.

Not to mention that the Brits wanted it kept out of the news until THEY were ready to share it. We have no reason to step on their toes, but we did.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #8)

Thu May 25, 2017, 02:42 PM

12. Care to retract your attack on me now that the UK has stopped sharing intel with us

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #12)

Thu May 25, 2017, 03:43 PM

13. No.

But thanks for asking. Anyone working with this guy would have known beforehand when the attack would take place and would have taken any precautions they could to avoid being found. This is not a TV show. I think it is fine if the British don't want to share info. That way they can do all the leaks by themselves -- which they have done plenty. I hope the U.S. stops sharing with them also.

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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 03:48 PM

14. Be thankful that Trump wasn't president during WWII

because this would be our pop music:




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Response to maxrandb (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 04:09 PM

15. CNN was on this - To me it looks like Trump&co are trying to blame the NYTimes for publishing

name of suspect and pictures of possible parts of bomb. I have no idea how this story will develop but our press (especially the NYTimes and WaPo) has to be EXTREMELY careful not to be taken in by false stories of accused of leaking key info. CNN was also discussing a story about a "fake Russian intel document" that may have misled Comey and WaPo (again an attack on the newspapers that have been crucial w/the Trump Russia info). .
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