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Bradly Manning: A Totalitarian Show Trial of State Secrecy?

\V/ 2012/06/12 22:01:05
It will soon be three years since Bradly Manning has been locked up.

The most well-known of the leaked files, a 39-minute video entitled "Collateral Murder",
depicts three brutal attacks on civilians by US soldiers during the
course of just one day of the Iraq war. The footage, recorded from the
cockpit of a US Apache helicopter involved in the attacks, shows the
killing of several individuals, including two Reuters journalists, as
well as the serious injury of two children. Beyond the chilling images
of US soldiers eagerly pleading for chances to shoot, the release of
this footage placed a spotlight on the military's blatant
mischaracterization of the events, in which a spokesman claimed that
there was "no question" that the incident involved engagement with "a
hostile force", and underscores the vital role that public scrutiny
plays in government accountability.

What happened to liar in chief Obamas promise of transparency and accountability in his government?

Are we living in a police state?

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  • BlytheSpirit~bn0 2012/09/30 04:11:51
    BlytheSpirit~bn0
    +19
    Are we living in a police state? I think you know the answer to that one. My heart aches for Bradley and what he has endured. I have supported him, and will continue to do so, with the means I have available. He is a hero and I'm sick to death of hearing him called a traitor. We are not just a police state. We are by and large a nation of idiots and cowards who wouldn't know bravery if it kicked us in the face. free bradley manning

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  • charles.edmund.coyote 2013/04/18 21:48:44 (edited)
    charles.edmund.coyote
    +1
    Michael Ratner from the CENTER OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS was at BRADLEY MANNING'S trial. Go to facebook (charles.edmund.coyote) to read details and listen to the leaked audio. When you are there, send a Facebook friend request, so I can let you know when the Bradley Manning pamphlet, is coming out. All the profits will go to BM. It will not be a whole book, but it will be based on Sun Tzu and General Boyd's arguments,intending to show why America needs people like Manning. (I cannot keep up with all the social sites, so if you are interested in the Manning case, become my Facebook friend).
  • t.eliot, topbard 2013/04/16 15:13:53
    t.eliot, topbard
    +1
    Bradley Manning is a hero. Obama has proved he's just like his predecessor, a war-mongering, elitist fool.
  • Wild Dog 2013/04/16 00:58:10
    Wild Dog
    He's a traitor .Traiors used to be shot for what he has done ,and I would like to see that happen. He'll end up as a lifer in prison, though. Serving in the military is a serious thing to do .You take an oath to defend this country through hell, and high water.It's time to bring the draft back, as I see such stupid remarks as feeling sorry for him. A stint in the armed forces would open many people's eyes as to what being placed in danger is like.
  • \V/ Wild Dog 2013/04/16 02:14:12
  • Wild Dog \V/ 2013/04/16 02:17:25
    Wild Dog
    I served my country .Now ,what have you done for this country ,besides wring your hands over a traitor. I would trust any vet ,or military before I would trust you.
  • \V/ Wild Dog 2013/04/16 02:30:47
  • Wild Dog \V/ 2013/04/16 02:36:03
  • \V/ Wild Dog 2013/04/16 02:37:02
  • charles... Wild Dog 2013/04/18 22:40:01 (edited)
    charles.edmund.coyote
    +1
    Are you really aware for what Bradley Manning is accused? Please go to http://michaelratner.com/blog/ to read Michael Ratner's post, who is the President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights. With your reasoning, you would also like to see shot anyone who takes an oath but does not act accordingly - and that includes previous Secretaries of Defense, whose actions harmed millions of innocent people (here and abroad). To my knowledge, nobody got hurt from Manning exposing the logs, it just embarrassed the US officials, who are more powerful to cover up their own s@#$! That is why they are trying to convince you now that Manning is evil and they are right; the same way they were trying to convince you that Iraq had WMDs, so that the neocons can follow their own agenda with your blessings and tax payer money! Do you like to be lied to? Don't you like transparency? I want to hope that if you were in Manning shoes, you would also had consciousness conflicts, as he had, if you were asked to put in the "kill list" Iraqis whose only crime was to hang posters against their own government. The situation there with the Sunnis and Shiites is very complicated and that is why the Iraq war was a "forever war" that contributed to our great recession. How would you like if some...
    Are you really aware for what Bradley Manning is accused? Please go to http://michaelratner.com/blog/ to read Michael Ratner's post, who is the President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights. With your reasoning, you would also like to see shot anyone who takes an oath but does not act accordingly - and that includes previous Secretaries of Defense, whose actions harmed millions of innocent people (here and abroad). To my knowledge, nobody got hurt from Manning exposing the logs, it just embarrassed the US officials, who are more powerful to cover up their own s@#$! That is why they are trying to convince you now that Manning is evil and they are right; the same way they were trying to convince you that Iraq had WMDs, so that the neocons can follow their own agenda with your blessings and tax payer money! Do you like to be lied to? Don't you like transparency? I want to hope that if you were in Manning shoes, you would also had consciousness conflicts, as he had, if you were asked to put in the "kill list" Iraqis whose only crime was to hang posters against their own government. The situation there with the Sunnis and Shiites is very complicated and that is why the Iraq war was a "forever war" that contributed to our great recession. How would you like if some other country, say Russia or China, would interfered with our own politics?? They have no business to interfere with our own affairs, you would say, but similarly we have no business to interfere with theirs, since all this "threats to our security" are fabrications to make you go and fight, lose your leg or arm or your life. That is why now a lot of disillusioned veterans coming back from the war commit more suicides than ever!! Moral of the story: Do not trust what they tell you, but find ways to get objective information through the Internet. Do not commit suicide, but commit to
    learning. Be human; be a thinker.
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  • Wild Dog charles... 2013/04/18 23:09:42
    Wild Dog
    The militaru is the most serious protection this country has, and shouldn't be taken lightly. I do agree that other leaders ,and the people pushing for unjust wars should be punished, but according to law ,their position protects them ,and only the worst offense will be required to do so, and it would be a traitorous act .The world is going crazy when people with high security clearances turn into activists ,and possibly get people hurt.
  • darwolf 2013/04/15 23:45:16
    darwolf
    +1
    This is the price you pay. For doing the right thing.
  • charles.edmund.coyote 2013/04/14 22:17:22 (edited)
    charles.edmund.coyote
    +2
    I am going to publish a pamphlet in support of Bradley Manning (all the gains will go towards his support). If interested, send me a facebook friend request (charles.edmund.coyote) to let you know when ready. We got to help saving this beautiful person, and not be lulled into complicity by fear or partisan games.

    If you cannot buy the Manning pamphlet, be my facebook friend anyway! I love to connect with similarly minded people.
  • QUIS EVADET 2013/04/12 19:20:30
    QUIS EVADET
    +1
    police state
  • Patti The Yes Fan 2013/04/12 17:08:50
    Patti  The Yes Fan
    +3
    What happened to Obama's promise against keystone, what happened to his promise to NOT touch social security, what happened to ALL his promises? They claim Manning was aiding the enemy. What does America call the SOA, School of Americas training terrorists or sending them weapons, whats that called? Oh yea AIDING the enemies. Obama won a peace prize for invading Libya, Syria, staying in Iraq, Afghanistan and pushing Iran and a whimp to Korea. The peace prize belongs to Manning. Please sign.

    http://act.rootsaction.org/p/...



    peace prize for manning
  • \V/ Patti ... 2013/04/14 06:29:36
  • atomikmom 2013/04/12 02:43:38
    atomikmom
    +1
    We will continue to live in a Police State as long as Obama is in Office, and that's not right. He should be stopped in his tracks.
  • Patti ... atomikmom 2013/04/12 17:09:58
    Patti  The Yes Fan
    +2
    As if he is alone. Get this. Its both parties. Do you think you can grasp that?
  • Sir Bud. 2013/04/11 21:53:27
    Sir Bud.
    +1
    I saw the footage(Collateral murder video),recorded from the
    cockpit of the US Apache helicopter showing the
    killing and injury of MANY civilian individuals, including the two Reuters journalists.Disgusting.What happened to the culprits?

    The US Military was there before Obama and will be there after he has left office.This particular crime against humanity and the imprisoning of Bradly Manning should be used in general to exploit all USA Military crimes with the goal to prevent from being hidden in the future from the American Public and the world alike.President Obama is not a dictator who can change everything according to his own individual and personal alignment and dictate,control and force his will upon the American Military-whether the Commander in Chief or not.And that is good so!. Using these issues(again!)as an excuse to throw mud at Obama degrades the actual issue in question-which is military cover ups and the criminalizing and imprisoning of military personnel who did their duty as decent human beings to expose crimes against humanity carried out by the Military.Here is the"Free Bradley Manning"website with updates;
    "Update 4/8/13: Birgitta Jónsdóttir challenges gov’t secrecy. Pre-trial hearing this week";
    http://www.bradleymanning.org...
  • \V/ Sir Bud. 2013/04/11 22:01:46
  • Sir Bud. \V/ 2013/04/11 22:04:33 (edited)
    Sir Bud.
    +1
    Quote YOU;"..What happened to liar in chief Obamas promise of transparency and accountability in his government?..".
  • Bucky 2013/04/11 18:19:29
    Bucky
    +4
    You can actually get arrested and assaulted by police in US for smoking a cigarette in the street? ಠ_ಠ
    Can you smoke a cigarette in the streets of North Korea?...Yes you can! lol



    Why More U.S. Expatriates Are Turning In Their Passports:
    http://www.time.com/time/worl...
  • \V/ Bucky 2013/04/11 18:28:11
  • Bucky \V/ 2013/04/11 19:10:37
    Bucky
    +1
    I know all about it, and more.
    www.infowars.com
  • TuringsChild 2013/04/11 16:50:13
    TuringsChild
    +2
    Meanwhile, FAUX News is there DEFENDING our Totalitarian Government and shrugging off the possibility of the Death Penalty for an American HERO.

    How long are We the People going to continue to allow this travesty we call our 'government' to run roughshod over us, our rights, and our sacred HONOR?
  • Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO 2013/04/11 13:53:38
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +1
    nice twist at the end there... not sure how this relates to Obama.
  • \V/ Joe Shw... 2013/04/11 14:42:53
  • Joe Shw... \V/ 2013/04/11 15:28:39
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +2
    good question. Although my suspicion is the military would have a fit, considering we still have troops in combat zones.
  • \V/ Joe Shw... 2013/04/11 15:47:46
  • Joe Shw... \V/ 2013/04/11 18:53:15
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +2
    nope... because people will find out what a farce war for profit is and the MIC would have to take a cut in lucrative pay.
  • DeeB 2013/04/11 13:04:07
    DeeB
    +9
    These freaks are going around invading countries that have ZERO to do with us. Did anyone really need the leaked info? We know what psychopaths we are dealing with here. And those that stand behind them and continue to protect them should be jailed along with them. Bradley Manning works for the people and the rest of the military works for the New World Order. Which side are you on?
  • \V/ DeeB 2013/04/11 14:44:06
  • Bastion 2013/04/11 12:47:05 (edited)
    Bastion
    +6
    Back when journalism (and the Supreme Court) worked for the People.

    pentagon papers  pentagon papers
  • \V/ Bastion 2013/04/11 16:38:30
  • Defendn... \V/ 2013/08/25 13:43:58
    DefendnProtect
    Good vid!

    Love the abundance of short clues that have been hold from mainstream media.
  • TheR 2013/04/11 04:30:47 (edited)
    TheR
    +9
    Secrets? What F@&#ing secrets?

    You can even learn how to make your own Atomic Bomb on the Internet.

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    Bradley Manning is being held in Prison, so the liars in Chief don't. If they let him go, they know it implicates them. But in reality it is too late for the Killers who are hiding behind confidentiality. And they want Reuters News to become a defunct News Organ in Washington? They want them to just forget about their Murdered Reporters? It wasn't even friendly fire or collateral damage.

    Bradley Manning didn't reveal secret information, he revealed a crime in progress.


    Thinking that Committing Crimes is a secret, is like saying Richard Nixon should not hand over the Watergate tapes. Is like saying the Police can commit crimes, because they have access to the Cam Recorders and Cameras and can erase the scenes where they are caught on camera.


    So Bradley Manning who did not coverup the Crimes should be Court Marshaled and held in Prison indefinitely. They are going to have to let him go, and face their own corruption charges.
  • \V/ TheR 2013/04/11 04:32:05
  • charles... TheR 2013/04/11 04:49:13
    charles.edmund.coyote
    +6
    So true about all the information we can find, that is why the Corporations want to take control of our Internet. How then are we going to know what is really going on?
  • TheR charles... 2013/04/11 05:06:22
    TheR
    +5
    First is not let the Corporations take over the internet, but the Public Controls it, with

    more Bradley Mannings and Dr. Daniel Ellsbergs,! That's how.
  • \V/ TheR 2013/04/11 16:38:43
  • Turings... TheR 2013/04/11 16:41:37
    TuringsChild
    +3
    Several governments have already proven they can cut off internet access to their citizens if they wish. 'Our' internet is on a thinner thread than you think.
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