Falls es jemanden interessiert, hier ist noch ihre Begründung, weshalb sie neben den kriegsverbrecherischen Dokumenten auch solche weitergab, die "Diplomatie" enthielten.http://www.bradleymanning.org/learn-mor ... -own-words
WikiLeaks has yet to publish those files. But they did publish a cable that he released called Reykjavik 13, revealing how two European countries were bullying Iceland. The publication inspired Bradley to persist in exposing covert abuse.
"I always want to figure out the truth. Unlike other analysts in my section [or other sections], I was not satisfied with just scratching the surface and producing canned or cookie-cutter assessments. I wanted to know why something was the way it was, and what we could do to correct or mitigate the situation."
This led him to more extensively explore the State Department’s diplomatic cables, throughout March 2010. Like well over a half-million other Government employees and contractors, then 22-year-old Bradley had access to those documents via his secure workplace computer.
"With my insatiable curiosity and interest in geopolitics I became fascinated with them. I read not only the cables on Iraq, but also about countries and events I found interesting.
The more I read, the more I was fascinated by the way that we dealt with other nations and organizations. I also began to think that the documented backdoor deals and seemingly criminal activity that didn’t seem characteristic of the de facto leader of the free world.
The more I read the cables, the more I came to the conclusion that this was the type of information that– that this type of information should become public. I once read and used a quote on open diplomacy written after the First World War and how the world would be a better place if states would avoid making secret pacts and deals with and against each other. I thought these cables were a prime example of a need for a more open diplomacy."
Yet, he was also careful to consider how their release would affect the U.S.
"Given all of the Department of State information that I read, the fact that most of the cables were unclassified, and that all the cables have a SIPDIS caption [messages intended for automatic Web publishing, according to the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual], I believed that the public release of these cables would not damage the United States; however, I did believe that the cables might be embarrassing, since they represented very honest opinions and statements behind the backs of other nations and organizations."
Ausgeprägt idealistisch gedacht, aber sie war ja auch noch sehr jung. Und offentsichtlich nicht abgestumpft genug, keine ausreichende Scheißegal-Haltung, die hauptsächlich ums eigene Facebook kreist, zu weit über den eigenen Tellerrand blickend. Ob und wie die Armeen/Behörden künftig sicherstellen werden, keine solchen Leute mehr in ihren empfindlichen Reihen zu haben?
revealing how two European countries were bullying Iceland.
Hmmm, wer mag das wohl gewesen sein...