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Bradley Manning and Wikileaks

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Shoe Drops, Boot Comes Out for Crowley  -  by Chris Floyd

http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/2102-...

"...it was very obvious that Crowley's days were numbered, for he scarcely lasted more than a day before the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate forced him from office for the high crime of causing the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate to face the minimal discomfort of having to publicly address his torture of an American soldier.."


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@M Spector

I believe you have made a few assumptions about my position and misinterpreted my statement which was supossed to be somewht sarcastic.

As I understand it a lot of the documents may have been unrelated to the issue of torture and US cooperation in torture but that in no way minimizes the wrongness of the american complicity in human rights infringements.

Sure he broke a few written laws and an oath but the extent of the bad treatment and the vilification of him by the US government is directly related to their embarrassment at being caught involved in illegal and inhumane activities.

I actually believe his heroism in making a stand against the immoral actions of his government far outwieghs the criminality of his actions. I support what he did and hope that there are more like him out there. 


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In our Big Brother security state the military says they do it for Manning's own protection.  It's a lie that does not pass the straight face test.  Once again lies become truth as a compliant press writes it down and reports it as fact. The president re-enforces the lie, telling America he has talked to the Pentagon and they have said it is for his own protection. The president says this with a straight face.

Does anyone believe the president anymore? This is the president that told us - America doesn't torture.  This is the president who said that Raymond Davis was a diplomat who deserved diplomatic immunity.  In fact, he was a Blackwater mercenary working for the CIA who allegedly killed two Pakistanis. The president's comments to the press were dutifully reported "he is a diplomat who deserves diplomatic immunity" when the press knew he was working for the CIA. The press had been told to lie to us, not tell us the truth and they did as the government demanded until a foreign newspaper told the truth. The president and the press need to lie to us because the truth is terrifying.

Friends - we are here today because we know - we are all Bradley Manning.  That a crime against one of us is a crime against all of us.  We need to stand together, to Stand with Brad, because this is much bigger than Bradley Manning.

We are living through a time of revolutionary change.  We see it around the world and we see it around the nation.  The corporate-government-media does not report the resistance occurring throughout the nation because if Americans knew that their fellow Americans were standing up against corporate-government, real change, shifting power to the people, would be more likely.

And the corporate media is threatened by what Bradley Manning is accused of.  They are losing hold of their monopoly on information as WikiLeaks shows the way to the democratization of the media.  We are living through the birth of a new media that will shift the power of information control from the few to the many.  Information is a commodity that the corporate-government has sought to control because they know information is power.  But in this new media age we can all be reporters, writers, commentators.  Through email, blogs, websites and social media each of us can share information.  We all can become part of the new media.

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NDPP
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Outlook For the New Year  - by Paul Craig Roberts

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2011/12/31/the-outlook-for-the-new-year/

"...In other words, Manning gave the world the truth of a war crime that was being covered up, and Washington and the Pentagon regard a truth teller doing his duty under the US military code as an 'abuser of trust'."

 


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