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Wikileaks Reneges Bradley Manning Promise

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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 03:39 AM
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One of my issues with Wikileaks is that they haven't lived up to their promise to support Bradley Manning. Why haven't they lived up to their promise? This causes a creditability problem for them, and a future whistle-blower should/will have second thoughts about helping Wikileaks or other organizations.



Wikileaks Reneges Bradley Manning Promise
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bradley Manning Support Network accepts responsibility for all expenses to defend accused Wikileaks whistle-blower
MEDIA
Jeff Paterson, Steering Committee, Bradley Manning Support Network
jeff[at]bradleymanning.org +1-510-488-3559 Oakland, CA, December 8, 2010 -
Since July 2010, the Bradley Manning Support Network, in collaboration with Oakland, CA based Courage to Resist, has solicited and distributed funds in support of accused Wikileaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning. Over 1,200 individuals and organizations have responded with contributions totaling over $90,000, either to the defense fund or to Bradley's legal trust account. Thus far $50,000 has been transferred to Bradley's lead civilian attorney, David Coombs, half of the total expected legal expense of $100,000. The Support Network has also made expenditures for printing and international distribution of leaflets, posters and information cards; staging public forums, events and demonstrations; production of banners, t-shirts, stickers and whistles for organizers; travel expenses for Bradley's visitors at the Quantico brig; communication expenses, including phone and Internet hosting; processing the "Stand with Brad" public declaration and petition (www.standwithbrad.org); accounting; fiscal fees and credit card company fees. Immediately following Bradley's arrest in late June 2010, the whistle-blower website Wikileaks publicly solicited donations specifically for Bradley's legal defense expenses. In July 2010, Wikileaks pledged to contribute a "substantial amount" towards Bradley's legal defense costs. Since Bradley's selection of David Coombs as his civilian defense attorney in August 2010, the Bradley Manning Support Network has unsuccessfully attempted to facilitate the pledged Wikileaks contribution. "We understand the difficult situation Wikileaks currently faces as the world's governments conspire to extinguish the whistle-blower website," explained Jeff Paterson, Bradley Manning Support Network steering committee member and project director of Courage to Resist (couragetoresist.org). "However, in order to meet Bradley Manning's legal defense needs, we're forced to clarify that Wikileaks has not yet made a contribution towards this effort. We certainly welcome any contribution from Wikileaks, but we need to inform our supporters that it may not be forthcoming and that their continued contributions and support are crucial." Donations towards Bradley's defense can be made at bradleymanning.org -- to either the Support Network for both public education efforts and legal defense, or directly to Bradley's legal trust account. # # #


Original source.

cryptome.org...

Per Cryptome the Wuu Holland foundation has contacted the Bradley Manning network but no funds have arrived as of yet.

edit on 11/12/10 by barkingdogamato because: Grammer & spelling




posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 03:47 AM
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What bothers me is you can access dozens of interviews, clips and recordings of many of the world's most dangerous criminals...yet, we can't find a single interview (or moving clip) of Bradly Manning. Just that one silly picture...

Either he is being hidden with great emphasis on keeping his face and words out of the public.

Or he is not real...a fabrication.

MM



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 04:41 AM
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Originally posted by Mr Mask
What bothers me is you can access dozens of interviews, clips and recordings of many of the world's most dangerous criminals...yet, we can't find a single interview (or moving clip) of Bradly Manning. Just that one silly picture...


Strikes me as odd too. No interviews with family or friends. No second photo. At the very least we should have some video picture of him in cuffs, or being escorted to and fro, no? That's what I'd expect, but maybe it's very different when you're arrested by MP. Can someone who's served chime in here? Is this to be expected when a service member is being held for ... what, court marshall?
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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 04:45 AM
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Nevermind, there's a number of pictures of him... including his Facebook page!


www.google.com...:en-US
fficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw= 1120&bih=661



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 05:13 AM
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edit; posted the following before reading the original post, like a real genius...

I was under the impression that Manning outed himself, overriding any 'protection' wikileaks could've attempted to offer in the first place.

But there's a very good chance I'm wrong...
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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 06:22 AM
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It is odd that this wiki release also exposed the source. This however supports my theory that this release was engineered by TPTB and in particular the CIA. Anyone can release to WikiLeaks, even TPTB. How did such a low ranking officer get hold of these cables. Wake up everyone, this is a false flag leak, designed to discredit JA and the WikiLeaks site



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 06:34 AM
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Originally posted by usmob
It is odd that this wiki release also exposed the source. This however supports my theory that this release was engineered by TPTB and in particular the CIA. Anyone can release to WikiLeaks, even TPTB. How did such a low ranking officer get hold of these cables. Wake up everyone, this is a false flag leak, designed to discredit JA and the WikiLeaks site


In this case the alleged source outed himself, telling it to a stranger, who put him in.
But as others here, I too am wondering, why Manning still is a ghost.



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