While Julian Assange sits in a mansion celebrated for his release of U.S. State Department Official Cables the person who may have provided them sits in solitary confinement in Virginia. So the person who published the cables and who has become there public face is more important than Bradly Manning? Why is it that no one is celebrating or defending Bradly Manning? Why is it there no celebrity’s like say Micheal Moore who contributed $20,000 to Julian Asange’s bail have done nothing to publicize the plight of Bradly Manning? I guess it’s because he’s in the army and an American so he just doesn’t count.
Bradley Manning spent yesterday, his birthday, alone in a tiny, bare prison cell, without a pillow or sheets on his bed, in weak health and wracked with anxiety at the prospect of a prison sentence of 52 years.
The young American soldier has faded into the background as international ructions continue over the hundreds of thousands of pieces of classified material from the US government that he is supposed to have supplied to WikiLeaks.
Now the fate of the whistleblowing website’s founder, Julian Assange, who has very much held the centre-stage, lies in the hands of the 23-year-old former army intelligence analyst.
So remember Julian Assange celebrity! Private Bradly Manning a nobody. The invisible man.