As the times and the world seem to change around us, just remember that we too were once young and crazy. I’m sure you hacked the CIA or bombed a police station back when the hormones ran wild. Right?
The hacks were carried out as part of a campaign of harassment against top US officials motivated by his political views, a court heard.
Gamble was just 15 when he posed as a telecoms worker and Brennan himself to gain information including passwords, contacts lists and sensitive documents about operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
He then taunted the CIA on Twitter about his successes as a leading member of a collective called “Crackas With Attitude”, which supported the Free Palestine movement.
Prosecutor John Lloyd-Jones QC told the Old Bailey Gamble started the group.
Gamble told a journalist: “It all started by me getting more and more annoyed at how corrupt and cold-blooded the US Government is so I decided to do something about it.”
The court heard Gamble “felt particularly strongly” about US-backed Israeli violence against Palestinians, the shooting of black people by US police, racist violence by the KKK and the bombing of civilians in Iraq and Syria.
After Brennan, Gamble went on to carry out a series of similar attacks on other top security figures from his bedroom in Leics.
His victims included the secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, to whom he sent a photo of his daughter and said he would “f*** her”, the court heard.
He may be on to something with the”corrupt” and “cold-blooded” parts. Sentencing, autism or not, for a later date.
And, in Sweden …
In Malmo, Sweden, the third largest city, teens roam the streets with rifles as crime surges and attacks on police become more frequent.
Sweden is or was among the world’s safest, richest and best-run countries enjoying steady growth and rising employment. But it has been experiencing an unprecedented surge of bombings and sexual assaults.
In a country of 10 million people, more than 320 shootings and dozens of bombings were reported in 2017, along with more than 110 murders and 7,226 rapes — a 10% increase on 2016. More than 36% of young Swedish women say they feel unsafe at night.
The crime surges take place in the “areas of social exclusion”, the immigrant areas. In Malmo, where a fifth of the 340,000 inhabitants are under 18, children as young as 14 roam the streets with Kalashnikov assault rifles and bulletproof vests. The London Sunday Times tells us.
Women do not feel safe at night.
Sweden expects 2 million migrants in the next ten years in a country of 10 million.
One out of 8 Swedish women will be raped in their lifetime.
The world does love euphemisms, no?
“One out of 8 Swedish women will be raped in their lifetime.” One might expect a full-blown war in the same lifetime too. Or, at least at fight. Maybe? The Swedish government mulls sending in the cavalry in some attempt to restore
Sweden will do whatever it takes, including sending in the army, to end a wave of gang violence that has seen a string of deadly shootings, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said in Wednesday.
A nice, perhaps appropriate thought, but it seems a little late in coming. Usually the army tries in advance to preempt an invasion.
A few questions:
First, with the Brit hacker kid: why are they sentencing him? Why don’t they offer him a job with the CIA or MI6? He’s obviously more competent than what they have operating now. Probably more cost effective too.
Second, for the Swedes: Given that the army is needed now to deal with the existing plague of teens (some “teens” may be upwards of 35), why invite in 2 million more? Are they determined to make sure the other 7 women get raped too?
I’m sure the answer to the first would have something to do with embarrassment and revenge. The second answer may well be “ethnic foods.”
There might still be hope. Eastern Europe anyone?
First? Or eighth? Voice of Europe.