So I was having a little chat Wednesday about Julian Assange’s new show and the conversation brought back up Bradley Manning. Even though Mr. Assange was not the one to turn him over, is he planning on helping Mr. Manning ? Are the two related to WikiLeaks ? Remember the news coverage of the hacker Adrian Lamo who chatted with Bradley via internet and turned him in to authorities, is Mr. Lamo connected to WikiLeaks or did he operate solo? There are some of you who have moved on from the whole WikiLeaks scandal however there are lives at stake, and not all of the information regarding the involvement is transparent. I hope more information and aid to Mr. Manning will be forthcoming.
I wonder what the outcome will be for Mr. Manning? I do not know, nor think, that he was the only source. There is a population of soldiers who questioned (and are questioning) their military agenda of the 10 year war, what it accomplished, and their actions. There are those that will look at Bradley as a traitor, however, he joined the military for a cause, not a plethora of deceit and lies. A military personnel has a duty to uphold to his country, not covering up the unethical, illegal conduct of his branch of service. The moral code was broken, he took action to stop the criminal acts occurring during the war. Thank goodness for whistleblowers ! The military is not all it is cracked up to be. It is a huge polluter, taking a huge chunk in our defense budget. There are many unneeded bases around the globe costing us money. Wars are a great money maker for investors in congress, corporations and others .
The cables that were released by wikileaks and used to incarcerate Bradley were a big deal for citizens around the globe to see the nasty secrets, functions that countries and their diplomats perform. I have not looked at them yet, I wonder what the people in Iraq think, and others abroad. Citizens do not want to read or feel their country does not uphold the best intentions for its people or its land, especially for personal financial gain. It does not matter what organization you belong to, if it is behaving in a non ethical manner, causing harm to the masses, negotiating and concealing unlawful financial gains by the organization leaders, it is your duty to stand up to, report the injustice of your organization.
Julian Assange, has been in the news lately, they are trying to destroy his credibility. We need more people like him to stand firm and to never sell out. We need to be in the know, so lets fight for Wikileaks. This group of freedom of information fighters show, and prove, what normal day citizens are capable of. Check out Wikileaks with all the global activity, information that never sees the light of day.
Julian Assange, was also referred to as the “founder of Wikileaks” . It’s interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet , Africa and the Middle East, but they expect to be of assistance to people of all regions who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations.