The hacker who blew the whistle on traitor Chelsea Manning died this weekend at the age of 37. Rather than respectfully mark his passing, some are criticizing his actions to expose a traitor.
Adrian Lamo was a well-known hacker, and was found dead in his apartment in Wichita, Kansas. Police do not expect foul play, but a cause of death has not been released.
Conspiracy theorists find the death of the young Lamo a bit too convenient, and speculate there may be more to it.
Lamo’s father announced the news in a Facebook post.
“With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of Adrian’s friends and acquaintances that he is dead,” Mario Lamo wrote. “A bright mind and compassionate soul is gone, he was my beloved son.”
Dear friends, fans and followers of Adrian,With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of Adrian's…
Lamo reportedly befriended Manning and gained his trust. Manning then gave him details of his leaking of classified military information to Julian Assange at Wikileaks, which Lamo used to inform the FBI. Assange took Lamo’s efforts personally, and Lamo was subsequently ostracized within the hacker community.
Manning was convicted on various charges of leaking classified information and espionage and sentenced to 35 years in prison. Manning served seven years in prison and was released only after President Barack Obama pardoned him with one of his final acts in office.
After word of Lamo’s death spread, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange tweeted “Coroner says serial FBI snitch Adrian Lamo is dead. Lamo, a fake journalist, petty conman & betrayer of basic human decency, promised alleged source @xychelsea journalistic protection, friendship and support, then sold him to the FBI.”
Assange continued to rub it in, calling Lamo a “snitch” and retweeting someone who said Lamo should burn in hell.
Snitches are despised. Even by their handlers. An unhealthy way to be. While whistleblowers are lauded for their courage in standing up to great power, snitches are their opposite. They suck up to power by betraying the loyalties & friendships on which all human beings depend.
— Julian Assange (tweets by #FreeJulian campaign)⌛ (@JulianAssange) March 17, 2018
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