US v. Pfc #Manning | USG sentencing witness Aboul Enein August 8, 2013

An account of the testimony of USG sentencing witness Aboul Enein from the Defense Intelligence Agency in the legal proceedings of US v. Pfc. Manning on August 8, 2013.
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USG witness Aboul-Enein, Def Intel Agency 'expert in Al Qaeda & Al Qaeda idelogy' finished. Crt in recess till 9:30am tomorrow #Manning
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Aboul-Enein from Def Intelligence Agency's testimony today was intended to go towards Wanton Publication aggravation evidence #Manning
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Aboul-Enein had a stipulation of expected testimony given at trial https://t.co/LoZsXdPlwZ #Manning
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'wantonly cause to be pub on the internet intel belonging to US...having knowledge intel pub on the internet accessible to enemy' #Manning
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Offense of wanton publication has a maximum sentence of 2 years, never been used in military law-- not tied to fed crim or UCMJ #Manning
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Those who read FOP transcript later or my tweets forthcoming US & def went back & forth about internet, US govt info, & enemy #Manning
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Aboul-Enein resume was cumulative to his stipulation of expected testimony at trial-- see https://t.co/LoZsXdPlwZ #Manning
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Aboul-Enein was qualified by the court as an expert in Al Qaeda terrorism and its ideology #Manning
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USG, 'What is AQ propaganda? Aboul-Enein, '...fragments of Islam & Islamic history..--into narrative West is at war with Islam' #Manning
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Von Elten for the prosecution asked Aboul-Enein, 'Why is the clash of civilization?' #Manning
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[NO ONE APPARENTLY READS HUNTINGTON IN THE DEFENSE INTEL AGENCY ] http://t.co/kcPiSxoN9E
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Aboul-Enein (hereinafter 'AE') responds AQ thinks it's a clash of civilizations, b/c AQ ideology US at war Islam... #Manning
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AE, '...what is happening in the Islamic world is a result of what the US is doing-- report a methodology that promulgates...' #Manning
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AE, '...their world views-- use violent means to address their grievances.' #Manning #AlQaeda #clashofcivilization
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@K_isanasshole Well here the proposition by the USG is that this clash of civilization is a creation of AQ and not Harvard Prof's
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AE continues, 'to quote Al Zawahiri 50% is perception and media-- provides a good environment for recruitment & fund raising.' #Manning
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USG, 'Who is audience for AQ propaganda?' AE 'Anyone from those w/ AQ sympathies, which is fine..' ['which...fine' is exact quote] #Manning
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AE, '...to anyone who wants to give money-- to anyone who wants to carry out hostile acts for that cause.' #Manning
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USG, 'What is AQ's methodology?' AE, 'Primarily, Islamic social order primarily made in their image thru violent means.' #Manning
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USG, 'How does AQ use propaganda to effect its influence?' AE, 'Whatever is conducive to their area of operation...' #Manning
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AE continues, '--basically creating a situation where if you get a portion of population in a bipolar struggle...' #Manning
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AE continues, '[gives e.g.] not cooperating w/ local authorities to them being outright hostile to loc authorities or US forces.' #Manning
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@mgyllenhaal That means an awful lot to me, thank you! I am sorry they are dense--
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@mgyllenhaal --I try to stay in the weeds to get as much out-- which has advantages and disadvantages.
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AE continues, saying that AQ uses propaganda to gain influence 'primarily now in the cyber domain.' #Manning
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