Share
Debating the Motives of Bradley Manning

Debating the Motives of Bradley Manning

Journalist Glenn Greenwald (Salon) took issue with a profile of Bradley Manning written by Steven Fishman (New York Magazine) “that purports to shed new light on the accused WikiLeaks leaker,” and attempts to show that Bradley Manning had serious psychological problems. Greenwald thinks Fishman’s objective backfired.

In a Salon article yesterday, July 4, 2011, journalist Glenn Greenwald took issue with a profile of Bradley Manning written by Steven Fishman of New York Magazine  “that purports to shed new light on the accused WikiLeaks leaker,” and attempts to show that Bradley Manning had serious psychological problems.

Greenwald thinks Fishman’s objective backfired.

He states –

Though the article focuses on a variety of Manning’s emotional struggles in a way that — as is typical for whistleblowers or anyone who engages in acts of meaningful dissent — is supposed to make you believe his alleged actions were the by-product of psychological afflictions, it actually achieves the opposite.

Greenwald took a strong stance in defense of Manning, particularly since the political and media elite Many who so concluded did nothing to stop the killing of innocents, let alone bring accountability for those who caused it. He found Manning heroic because he took action to stop the bloodbath, and then asked the question – Which is the psychologically suspect behavior?

In the chat logs quoted by both Fishman and Greenwald, Manning stated:

hopefully worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms – if not, than [sic] we’re doomed – as a species – i will officially give up on the society we have if nothing happens – the reaction to the [Collateral Murder] video gave me immense hope; CNN’s iReport was overwhelmed; Twitter exploded – people who saw, knew there was something wrong . . . Washington Post sat on the video… David Finkel acquired a copy while embedded out here. . . . – i want people to see the truth… regardless of who they are… because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a  public.

Greenwald further quoted Fishman’s writing, “Some survived by becoming desensitized — the blood and death goes right past them. Manning took it personally.” In the Salon article, Glenn Greenwald responded with a knee-jerk reaction.

The notion that these reactions to wholly unjustified, massive blood-spilling is psychologically warped is itself warped.  The reactions described there are psychologically healthy; it’s far more psychologically disturbed not to have the reactions Manning had.

As might be expected, he also took pot shots at Adrian Lamo, furthering the tired cliche that Lamo was simply seeking publicity, giving Lamo no credit for his own moral struggle before making a decision, the difficult position he was in, or Lamo’s desire to do the right thing for America as well, evidenced by the advice he sought.

It’s a compelling article that makes one wonder about the definition of a good deed. Both men stood up and did something, and the world is changing as a result.

But Greenwald’s view on Manning is hard to dismiss. This article deserves a few minutes of your time. Read it HERE.

http://bit.ly/k2unZc

 

15 Comments on this Post

  1. I am a website designer. Recently, I am designing a website template about gate.io. The boss’s requirements are very strange, which makes me very difficult. I have consulted many websites, and later I discovered your blog, which is the style I hope to need. thank you very much. Would you allow me to use your blog style as a reference? thank you!

    Reply
  2. Your point of view caught my eye and was very interesting. Thanks. I have a question for you. https://accounts.binance.com/ro/register-person?ref=PORL8W0Z

    Reply
  3. Can you be more specific about the content of your article? After reading it, I still have some doubts. Hope you can help me.

    Reply
  1. By louis vuitton online on March 21, 2023 at 6:19 am

    louis vuitton online

    Every single time I’ve louis vuitton and from here as just had to comment and give y’all some feandback on y’all great services most notably louis vuitton and the Retro 9’s on Thursday and anyway got them on Saturday. I got them on right now….

  2. By gucci bag outlet online on March 21, 2023 at 6:19 am

    gucci bag outlet online

    Every single time I’ve louis vuitton and from here or possibly a just had to comment and give y’all some feandback on y’all great services for example the louis vuitton and the Retro 9’s on Thursday and in either case got them on Saturday. I got th…

  3. By louis vuitton outlet on March 21, 2023 at 6:20 am

    louis vuitton outlet

    Every single time I’ve louis vuitton and from here or even just had to comment and give y’all some feandback on y’all great services such as louis vuitton and the Retro 9’s on Thursday and an invaluable got them on Saturday. I got them on right now…

  4. By cheap louis vuitton on March 21, 2023 at 6:21 am

    cheap louis vuitton

    Every single time I’ve louis vuitton and from here or else just had to comment and give y’all some feandback on y’all great services decline louis vuitton and the Retro 9’s on Thursday and anyway got them on Saturday. I got them on right now….

  5. By louis vuitton outlet store on March 21, 2023 at 6:22 am

    louis vuitton outlet store

    Every single time I’ve louis vuitton and from here maybe just had to comment and give y’all some feandback on y’all great services similar to the randuction louis vuitton and the Retro 9’s on Thursday and blue jays got them on Saturday. I got them…

  6. By www.louisvuittonsoutletstore.com on March 21, 2023 at 6:22 am

    http://www.louisvuittonsoutletstore.com

    Every single time I’ve louis vuitton and from here maybe just had to comment and give y’all some feandback on y’all great services such louis vuitton and the Retro 9’s on Thursday and situation got them on Saturday. I got them on right now….

  7. By cheap louis vuitton on March 21, 2023 at 6:23 am

    cheap louis vuitton

    Every single time I’ve louis vuitton and from here nor just had to comment and give y’all some feandback on y’all great services most notably the louis vuitton and the Retro 9’s on Thursday and in either case got them on Saturday. I got them on rig…

  8. By mushroom microdose amount on April 25, 2024 at 2:26 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] There you can find 56639 more Information to that Topic: technorazzi.com/2011/07/the-motives-of-bradley-manning/ […]

  9. By blue punisher mdma on April 25, 2024 at 2:28 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on on that Topic: technorazzi.com/2011/07/the-motives-of-bradley-manning/ […]

  10. By ลวดสลิง on April 30, 2024 at 4:30 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Information to that Topic: technorazzi.com/2011/07/the-motives-of-bradley-manning/ […]

  11. By เพิ่มวิวไลฟ์สด on May 8, 2024 at 3:41 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More here on that Topic: technorazzi.com/2011/07/the-motives-of-bradley-manning/ […]

  12. By texas magic mushroom identification texas on May 13, 2024 at 5:49 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More to that Topic: technorazzi.com/2011/07/the-motives-of-bradley-manning/ […]

Leave a Reply