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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #37)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:14 PM

43. Decide what?

I don't know what psychiatry has to do with anything. Or hero worship. Or profit.

I assume that Manning sent classified documents to wikileaks with the intention of having them made public because that is what wikileaks does.

Assange did make them public, as Manning intended, and at great risk to Assange. Assange never ratted out Manning.

They are both adults. I have no idea why you feel Assange had some duty to Manning to refrain from publishing the documents, which is what Manning obviously wanted and expected.



After that, Assange was charged with rape and the U.S. got Amazon and Paypal to cut off payments to wikileaks.

I'm fairly confident that Assange never wanted to be "safe" in the embassy of a third world country.

They are both adults. They both wanted publication by wikileaks of the documents Manning. They both got what they wanted. They both suffered a lot for getting what they wanted.


As I said. you may as well fault Manning for putting Assange in danger as the other way around.

I am not defending Assange here, just trying to understand your logic.

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