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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:


+ 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


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



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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