posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:10 AM
source: Stars & Stripes
Messages from alleged leaker portray him as despondent GI
This may perhaps come as a bit of old news to some, but out here we just got the newspaper from three days ago. When I saw this article, I knew I
needed to look it up online and share it with you good folks.
It would seem that in fear of multiple "situations" like Spc Manning, Big Army is officially trying to paint him as a near-suicidal lunatic..
Bradley Manning, 22, had just gone through a breakup. He had been demoted a rank in the Army after striking a fellow soldier. He felt he had no
future, and yet he thought that by sharing classified information about his government's foreign policy, he might "actually change something."
Obviously, his actions had nothing at all to do with the 260,000 diplomatic cables "explaining how the first world exploits the third, in detail,
from an internal perspective."......
As I do not personally know the contents of these, I cannot say that this young man did the Right Thing. However, I applaud him. If for no other
reason than to him - he was
doing the right thing.
Moral courage is, in my opinion, the highest of army values because without it, the rest are meaningless. This young man exemplifies this trait in
spades....with a good deal of testicular fortitude as well.
[edit on 14-6-2010 by blood0fheroes]