Bradley Manning erklærer sin skyld i gigantisk lækagesag

Ja, jeg misbrugte fortroligt materiale. Nej, jeg hjalp ikke fjenden. Det siger Manning ved en høring forud for retsagen mod ham

Bradley Manning, som er tiltalt for at have lækket massevis af hemmelige dokumenter til whistleblower-netværket WikiLeaks, erklærer sig skyldig i at have misbrugt fortroligt materiale.

Men den amerikanske soldat afviser fortsat den centrale anklage om, at han skulle have hjulpet fjenden.

Det kom frem ved en høring torsdag - forud for sommerens retssag mod Manning i den opsigtvækkende sag, der beskrives som den største lækage af regeringshemmeligheder i amerikansk historie.

- Jeg mener, at hvis den almene offentlighed (...) fik adgang til informationen (...) så kunne det sætte gang i en indenlandsk debat om militærets rolle og udenrigspolitikken i det hele taget, forklarede Manning om sine gerninger.

- Jeg mener, at jeg opnåede noget, der ville give mig en ren samvittighed, lød det i et stille og roligt tonefald fra Manning, som var iført soldateruniform og forblev siddende ved sine advokater, mens han aflagde forklaring under ed.

Der er i alt 22 anklagepunkter i sagen mod Manning, der beskyldes for at have lækket flere hundredetusinde hemmeligstemplede dokumenter fra blandt andet det amerikanske udenrigs- og forsvarsministerium til WikiLeaks.

Den unge soldat blev anholdt i Irak i maj 2010, hvor han var analytiker for den amerikanske hærs efterretningstjeneste nær hovedstaden Bagdad. Retssagen mod soldaten ventes at gå i gang 3. juni.

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Dansk amerikaner Troels Schmidt, medlem af IT politisk forening (ITpol) og TVGaderummet / TV Street Space journalist:

Inviterer Dagbladet Information til at interviewe ITpol i anledning af verserende uretfærdig forfølgelse af min helt, Bradley Manning:

A large Danish delegation now in EU parliament is negotiating many IT issues while also fighting against Paypal and MasterCards´ boykot of WikiLeaks:

Denmark´s Internet Political Association (ITpol)
(- click on: http://www.itpol.dk/presentation-of-it-pol )

ITpol´s relatively large delegation in the EU parliament in Brussels will shortly decide to personally or otherwise, give Julian Assange, in London´s Ecuador Embassy, both symbolic and modest monetary support in WikiLeaks´ fight against Paypal, MasterCard and others, who couldn´t win a legal injunction against WikiLeaks, but nevertheless cost WikiLeaks 50 million dollars in lost donations using arbitrary extrajudicial boykots of Wikileaks´ monetary transactions via Paypal, masterCard and others.

Denmark's ITpol president Niels Elgaard Larsen wrote:
"... I see the idea of donation as a response to the Visa and MasterCard blockade against Wikileaks, or especially toward the pressure that must have been brought against Visa and MasterCard to block [WikiLeaks].
There are probably easier (and faster) ways to donate money, eg. Bitcoins, but it is healthy to demonstrate that such pressure does not work."
Preliminary Program in Brussels:
We have the following arrangements in place:

25th February
12:00 to 13:00 EDPS, the EU's "Data Protection"
13:30 to 14:30 The Danish Representation to the EU
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. European Commission

26th February
10:00 to 11:00 Christel Schaldemose, MEP Social
11:00 to 12:00 Britta Thomsen MEP Social
4:00 pm. to 5:00 p.m. Søren Søndergaard, MEP People's Movement Against the EU

27th February
10:00 to 11:00 Jens Rohde MEP Left
11:00 to 12:00 Morten Messerschmidt, MEP Danish People's Party
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Amelia Andersdotter MEP Pirate Party (Sweden)

We are also negotiating with several other people, we´re meeting in Brussels - Dagbladet Information, please contact Board of Directors: bestyrelsen@itpol.dk

Troels Schmidt:
ITpol is against discrimination and blockades against any legal person or legal organisation that wishes to transfer money over the Internet. ITpol is against extrajudicial boykots of Wikileaks´ monetary transactions. Amoung other IT political issues, this is why ITpol is now in the EU Parliament i Brussels negotiating, and why ITpol also may send a representative to London to persomally deliver a protest against monetary Internet boykots in support of Julian Assange/WikiLeaks in their right to send and receive monetary transactions through Paypal, MasterCard and others.
In London Assange is under Ecuadors protection in its embassy.
Ecuador is a member of the Latin American ALBA countries and hosts Assange in its embassy. All countries and all persons are encourged to express their support against such boykots.

TV journalist Troels Schmidt, troelspeter.schmidt@gmail.com, Skype name: troelspeter2005, producer of shows like:
”Fuck the Banksters, Join the Bitcoin Revolution - New Digital Payments - Fake or Freedom?” – click on:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOFbIj2faZY&list=PLF84224B1E13666EF&featu...

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