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Re: <nettime> Bradley E. Manning's Statement for the Providence Inquiry
Patrice Riemens on Sun, 3 Mar 2013 21:09:09 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Bradley E. Manning's Statement for the Providence Inquiry



> [This is a remarkable statement, coming from a young person who has been
> facing the most intense pressure over the last two years, which he
> largely spent in solitary confinement with the perspective of life in
> prison, or worse. His motivation, as he states it, was "revealing the
> true nature of twenty-first century asymmetric warfare."
>
> Another thing that struck me was that Manning offered the material
> first to the Washington Post and the NYT. But they were not interested.
> Only then did he approach Wikileaks.
>
> The statement shows both the failure of the mainstream press, and the
> importance Wikileaks, no matter what one might think of the way the
> operation has been run, or the people running it. Felix]
>
>
> ---------------
>

Full agreement here.

The Guardian did cover Bradley Manning's statement:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/28/bradley-manning-trial-plea-statement

+ commnetary by Glenn Greenwald

Bradley Manning: the face of heroism

The 25-year-old Army Private, this generation's Daniel Ellsberg, pleads
guilty today to some charges and explains his actions

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/28/bradley-manning-heroism-pleads-guilty

More on why the US 'quality press' deems Bradley Manning's statement 'not
fit to print':

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2013/03/01/bradley-mannings-statement-the-press-and-whistleblowing/

http://paidcontent.org/2013/02/28/bradley-manning-provides-more-evidence-of-why-we-need-a-media-entity-like-wikileaks/

Personnal comment: If Mr Assange was willing to keep a _very_ low profile
over the coming years (a little time with http://www.kriminalvarden.se/
wouldn't be a bad idea ...), there _could be_ a chance for Bradly Manning
to be pardoned when president Obama quits office in 2016 ... But don't
keep yr fingers X-ed alas ...





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