Recently our editors wrote to WikiLeaks about the Bradley Manning arrest. Manning was arrested as the alleged source of the gruesome video of US military picking off targets from a helicopter in Iraq. Here is what we got back:
“WikiLeaks may be under attack.
One of our alleged sources, a young U.S. intelligence analyst, Bradley Manning, has been detained and shipped to a U.S. military prison in Kuwait, where he is being held without trail. Mr. Manning is alleged to have acted according to his conscience and leaked to us the Collateral Murder video and the video of a massacre that took place in Afghanistan last year at Garani.
The Garani massacre, which we are still working on, killed over one hundred people, mostly children.
Mr. Manning allegedly also sent us two hundred and sixty thousand classified U.S. Department cables, reporting on the actions of U.S. Embassy’s engaging in abusive actions all over the world. We have denied the allegation, but the U.S. government is acting as if the allegation is true and we do have a lot of other material that exposes human rights abuses by the United States government.
Mr. Manning was allegedly exposed after talking to an unrelated ‘journalist’ who then worked with the U.S. government to detain him.”