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Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube report: "Following an intensive seven-month investigation, the Army on Wednesday filed 22 additional charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of illegally downloading tens of thousands of classified U.S. military and State Department documents that were then publicly released by WikiLeaks, military officials tell NBC News. The most serious of the new charges is 'aiding the enemy,' a capital offense which carries a potential death sentence."

Pfc. Bradley Manning should be afforded whistleblower protections. (photo: file)
Pfc. Bradley Manning should be afforded whistleblower protections. (photo: file)

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+11 # pirugenia 2011-03-03 11:48
He should be placed under house arrest and released immediately. I know that some well meaning people will want it ALL OR NOTHING, but then it's going to be nothing for Manning, whose life and mental health are at risk. The people who want his immediate and automatic release cannot guarantee that he will not defect or endanger US security. Also, if he is released just like that, he could be killed by the Mosad et al.
 
 
-6 # Lesabre 2011-03-04 14:48
He should be shot as an example to others that would endanger the life of out agents and informers.
 
 
+3 # Glen 2011-03-04 16:39
Manning has endangered nobody. There is no proof whatsoever that anyone suffered as a result of the revealing documents put forth through WikiLeaks. Those who have "suffered" from the documents are the corrupt and lying governments and military.

Manning should be lauded for aiding a venue to open to the air the oozing stench of the methods of those who have already killed thousands.
 
 
+26 # giraffee2012 2011-03-03 12:18
Manning is the U.S. Scapegoat. Clearly the connection between the military "lobbyist" and our government is DEEP. Clearly, the documents "should have been sealed". Clearly, Manning will be killed one way or another -- and even if we find the resi;ts of the leaks "powerful" -- USA will soon forget about information we have learned.

USA GOVERNMENT - you should go to GITMO! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU. YOU NO LONGER FOOL US.

Al Capone's cronies would make a better government than our Congress. The insanity of taxing to poor to pay for the rich is no longer a secret.
 
 
-3 # Lesabre 2011-03-04 14:54
manning is not a Scapegoat. He made a very bad decision. He released all those documents without regard what was really at stake......Try, just try to convince me that he actually read all those documents and made a thoughtful choice about the consequences.
 
 
0 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-04 15:47
"Lesabre", Wikileaks very carefully read and vetted the documents, and was extremely careful about what they released in order to not truly jeopardize the safety of anyone. The U.S. government is lying about the release of the information being a threat to the safety of U.S. personnel. In fact, some U.S. government officials have admitted that the released information did NOT threaten the safety of anyone, and/or that most of the information was already common knowledge, at least within government and/or media circles. Remember, too, that much if not most of the documents were already redacted (or had portions "blacked out"), and/or were already declassified.
 
 
+33 # George D 2011-03-03 12:57
If you're paying attention, and sadly, too many people are not, you should be getting a good education about how our country REALLY operates.
Want to get rid of a "family enemy" that is also a dictator? Overthrow his country, convene a "world court" for "atrocities against his own people" and just execute him. Sadaam was the first; Gadhafi will be next. If they can find a way, Assange will be close behind and, depending on the polls, little Bradley Manning will get the same or similar treatment.
Think America hasn't ALREADY become what the forefathers never imagined? Think again. Wonder how Hitler got away with so much? History DOES repeat itself.
Just convince a population that "they" are "special" and "right" and then do pretty much anything you want to do, in their name. When it's all figured out later on, people will just shake their heads and say "how could the people let that guy get away with those things?"
This is how.
 
 
+11 # DaveW. 2011-03-03 16:53
George D, Your analysis is quite accurate. I'd just add one thing. It's not just that the populace of a country is convinced that they are "special" and "right" in order to commit acts, often erroneous and brutal, in their name. That same populace is also convinced "God is on their side." What Army,what Navy at any point in mankind's war ravaged history wasn't thoroughly assured that God rode or sailed into battle with them? Perhaps Manning felt/feels like he was doing God's bidding by telling the truth. Aren't these the types of people we've celebrated in past times? Or is it only when the wheels of empire are greased by words so designed as to keep the dark side of war hidden from the public at large? If Manning MUST face the music, then so should those who placed him in a position of answering both his country and his conscience. We all know who those people are.
 
 
+10 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-03 20:59
Dave, please! Manning obeyed the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to not obey illegal orders, and obeyed other laws to report violations of law and/or war crimes. He is a whistleblower plain and simple; and, therefore, he did NOTHING wrong or illegal under any law that is Constitutional. Manning shouldn't have to face any music. So, clearly, if he is railroaded as he is very likely to be---and in fact already is being---his entire sentence, whatever it is, will be completely unjust, unconstitutiona l, illegal, a miscarriage of justice, a denial of true due process of law, cruel and unusual punishment (or "cruel, unusual and degrading treatment", and thus torture, under international law; even if he's not executed), and it will all be, and/or have been, a complete travesty!

"Our" government, the U.S. government, is NOT about justice, or any true justice, anymore. It is about injustice now in most of what it does. And, like I've said before, all of that injustice is "justified" by Orwellian double-speak lies that in carrying out that injustice they are supposedly, and completely, respecting the rights, liberty(ies) and freedom(s) of those they are carrying out the injustice against; and/or bringing "dem(on)ocracy" and "freedom" to them in the process of mass murdering hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians...
 
 
+6 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-03 21:26
...God save, not the king(s) and/or queen(s), but the true whistleblower heroes like Manning!
 
 
0 # bob bordelato 2011-03-03 22:33
oops, I meant to give you a thumbs up.
 
 
+4 # DaveW. 2011-03-04 00:13
Wolf, Turn the flame down. I'm not implying Manning must face justice. I'm implying our debauched and corrupt government is now saying he should. I've defended this young (and courageous) man on many posts. I've said more than once that Obama, the Pentagon and the travesty we call the DOJ (Department of Justice) should be the ones on trial. NOT MANNING! I believe if you read my earlier post you'll ferret that meaning out. I'm just as appalled as you and many others over what constitutes "justice" in this pseudo/Fascist state we live in. Have I made my feelings any more plausible now? The "real"point is that I or you or anyone on these goddamn posts are going to stop this young man "from facing the music" he should never have to face, just as you pointed out. We are an empire spinning out of control and fifty f*****g million words written in the sanctity of our homes isn't going to change that essential fact. Justice is dead, it died when masses of people decided that material wealth was sacrosanct and that the deprivations of their elected leaders were to be tolerated as long as they themselves were able to afford the luxuries (spoils)that empire can provide to its citizens. Now, even that is being subverted to an increasingly smaller elite who will systematically decimate what little privileges those on the lower strata of the economic scale once had. We're all shouting to the wind.
 
 
+1 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-04 11:51
I totally agree with you on this last comment you made, Dave; except, if you meant that I was allegedly "flaming" you, I was not flaming you; so, if that's what you meant, please don't falsely accuse me. If you simply meant for me to "ease up a little", then I don't have a problem with you saying that.

It's just that some of your comments, like one of the ones below, leave me wondering where you really stand, and that it seems like you defend things that are wrong, at least the way they come across. You seem to buy into some of the government/MSM lying propaganda that others in this thread do. And Manning is gay, so it's very unlikely that he would perhaps have believed that he was doing God's bidding; although, I do recognize that some gays claim to be "Christians".

Anyway, you sometimes leave the impression on this topic that you believe the lies that Manning did some thing(s) wrong, but the only thing that I know of that he did "wrong" was trusting the government informant who entrapped him, but it's a forgivable mistake, and it's certainly not a crime...
 
 
0 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-04 12:11
...Everyone should take all of what the government and/or media are putting out "with a grain of salt" as the old expression goes, and not trust ANY of it. It used to be that most Americans didn't trust government, even their "own" government; but, now, it seems like most "Americans" are far too trusting of the government and/or the MSM.

We should even go so far as to assume that everything the MSM "news" and/or the government says is a lie until proven otherwise; particularly after the "lying-us-into- the-Iraq-war-de bacle". But, even after that, it seems like most of those who know that the Iraq war, as well as the war in Afghanistan, are a lie and completely illegal and unconstitutiona l, still trust some if not much of the lies that the government propaganda machine spews out; and trusting ANY amount of it is far too much.

It is for that reason that far too many "Americans" are walking around with many false conceptions mixed with some correct conceptions, thus are still deceived if only partly, and still defend some of the lies; e.g., that the Afghanistan war is supposedly not an illegal and unconstitutiona l one, and just as much so as the Iraq war, and/or that Afghanistan is a so-called "good war", etc.
 
 
0 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-04 12:44
The only other thing that I know of that Bradley did "wrong" was to join the U.S. military in the first place; and I doubt very much that if he knew then what he knows now, he would have signed up. Well, he might feel today that he would still sign up knowing what he knows now, hoping to be a counterbalancin g good influence on the military; but, if so, he would still be deluded, for one cannot be a part of ANY evil without at least being complicit in evil. And, as highly intelligent as Manning obviously is (from what he's said and the way he said it), he very likely now realizes that; or, at least I hope he does.
 
 
-5 # Lesabre 2011-03-04 15:03
That is right...he is going to face the Music. He didn't read all those document and be overcome with the way things work behind closed door. He just thought it would be cute, but all he has done is put a lot of lives in danger.
 
 
+4 # bob bordelato 2011-03-03 22:32
George, your absolutely right. How sad that this hero will be/is a martyr.
 
 
+29 # JohnnyK 2011-03-03 13:07
Manning should be treated like any other soldier awaiting trial. There is no need to keep him in solitary and treated like an animal in a cage.
 
 
+25 # bill silverman 2011-03-03 13:13
there's no indication that manning received any money for his releasing these documents, therefore he's not selling secrets to someone.
just exactly who is the enemy in this instance. it is my feeling the u.s. government is the true enemy. it not only keeps secret information the american public should know, it gags newspapers and the american media while it justifies continuing a war that obviously accomplishes nothing but further slaughter, under the banner of patriotism. manning's release of these documents serves to expose the insidious deals we make with other nations; this makes him a true patriot rather than a criminal.
 
 
+24 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-03 13:14
Leave it to MSNBC not to point out the other terms of Bradley's confinement that violate his Constitutional rights, that of not being given a speedy trial in violation of the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments, and pre-trial/pre-c onviction punishment in violation of the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. In the case of both the denial of a speedy trial and pre-conviction punishment, the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments apply because those violations are also a denial of due process of law. The Eighth Amendment applies to pre-conviction punishment because it is also cruel and unusual punishment.

But today, post-9/11, to most "Americans" if the government says anyone is guilty of "treason", except themselves of course [which they often are to an extreme as they are now for war crimes, torture, obstruction of justice, and constant violations of the Constitution and other U.S. and international law(s)], they must be guilty; and, therefore, it supposedly doesn't matter if the government violates the Constitutional rights of the accused, because they are "traitors" who should be assassinated or given the death penalty; the heck with their rights.
 
 
+2 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-03 16:13
...Thus, that's what the U.S. has come to, and MSNBC and others' neglect to report violations of Constitutional rights is not at all surprising. People presumed guilty, also in violation of the Constitution THAT EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN HAS A DUTY TO OBEY, thereby to presume EVERYONE innocent until truly, fully and completely PROVEN guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a truly, fully and completely, constitutionall y, legitimate court of law, supposedly have no, or shouldn't have any, rights.
 
 
+33 # Steve S 2011-03-03 13:15
How is it that this kid is locked up while Dick Cheney is still roaming free?
 
 
+1 # Gary Ray Pierson 2011-03-04 01:56
Quoting Steve S:
How is it that this kid is locked up while Dick Cheney is still roaming free?

Cheney's "Untouchable", like Bush and people like them need to show they are serious about doing what ever they want to do and get away with it.. Nothing is more American than getting away with it.. Manning should be free and Cheney thrown to the wolves or ravenous French Poodles........ . Probably make the Poodles sick though... Any one with a mind of their own, notice how America has become and dog eat dog world since the Bush was in office and he's no fighting wolf.. He ran away from one fight and went AWOL and the news just acts like it's nothing.... Fear is a good tool to manage people to get em to war and then get em at mad at each other so they can't gather as one unified mass and do some thing about the madness... Nothing will be done to those who started this mess... They have the resources and we gave it to them... And they are ready for riots and mass pissed off people......... .. There will be blood.......... .. Ours, not theirs... formally, cpl. Pierson, 101st Airborne Vietnam and a great lie that was too.. Critical thinking and objective minds are needed......... ..... Any one left?
 
 
+16 # sidney berger 2011-03-03 13:21
this young premature History PhD Researcher who refused to wait 50-100 years before we become aware of being duped& robbed&/or murdered in unnecessary wars.
 
 
0 # Gary Ray Pierson 2011-03-04 02:05
Quoting sidney berger:
this young premature History PhD Researcher who refused to wait 50-100 years before we become aware of being duped& robbed&/or murdered in unnecessary wars.

That's why the Kennedy Files are still closed.. Those who were involved are still alive and even their sons are picking up where they left off... Open the Kennedy files and find out who the traitors are.. Make em all Touchable! garyray
 
 
-10 # Ralph Averill 2011-03-03 13:25
In sending thousands of secret documents to Wikileaks Bradley Manning did a brave and courageous thing. He followed this by doing a very stupid thing. He bragged about what he did in an internet chat room. Had he simply kept his mouth shut, Manning would have been just one of tens of thousands of "suspects" who had access to those documents for the US gov't to sort through. They would be going crazy trying to figure out who it was.
Bradley Manning made his own bed. He's going to have to lie in it.
 
 
+17 # Anarchist 23 2011-03-03 14:46
Since you think 'Bradley Manning made his own bed. He's going to have to lie in it' what are your thoughts on GWB who wrote about his decision to waterboard in his memoirs? Not to forget he basically lied us into war with Iraq. Then again there is that pesky fact that airplane fuel, which is purified kerosene cannot melt steel thus being just one of the physics facts that disproves the 'Official History' of 911. Manning should be released at once and given the medal of freedom!
 
 
+2 # Ralph Averill 2011-03-03 16:47
I don't see the relationship between them, but since you asked; GWB made our bed, he feathered his own, and all his pals.
 
 
+5 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-03 16:27
Please get your facts straight, and correct, Ralph. First, Manning ALLEGEDLY released the documents to Wikileaks, and that hasn't been proven. Second, Manning did NOT brag in an internet chat room. What he is alleged to have said by a government stool-pigeon and probably informant working for the U.S. government before he chatted with Manning, is entrapment and much if not most of it is probably false; and it, as far as I understand, was only instant messages with that ONE person.

So, I don't know where you're getting your so-called "facts" from, though it's probably the MSM, but you shouldn't be believing ANY of it because it's probably lying propaganda from the government to get the majority of the sheople, brainwashed "American" populace to convict Manning, and Assange for that matter, in the "court of public opinion".

Innocent until PROVEN guilty! Therefore, please stop presuming Manning or anyone else guilty based on some hearsay, and thereby violating YOUR duty(ies) to the Constitution, if you're an "American", and to international human rights, common law and due process of law if you're not!
 
 
+1 # Ralph Averill 2011-03-04 11:48
I stand corrected.
 
 
+32 # Leonard Neidhold 2011-03-03 13:25
He should only be held to the same standard as those who outed Valerie Plame. I believe that would be George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. It seems as though the consequences for them weren't very harsh...
 
 
+24 # PAJohn 2011-03-03 13:58
Bradley Manning should be up for Nobel Peace Prize for exposing the hypocrisy, dishonesty, deceit, and corruption of political regimes around the world who don’t want their constituencies to know how venal they truly are. That is what makes him so dangerous to entrenched autocrats and oligarchies. He has exposed the cockroaches to the sunlight of their own words and actions. Pity the peoples whose governments consider the truth ‘the enemy’.
 
 
+17 # granny 2011-03-03 14:16
Yes, that's right. Threaten Manning with the death penalty and let Bush and Cheney swagger around bragging about how they lied us into an illegal, dishonest war that has caused hundreds of thousands of lives, many billions of dollars, and ruined the standing of this nation, internally and abroad. Yes, this is a nation of laws!
 
 
+6 # motamanx 2011-03-03 14:28
He should get the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the Pulitzer prize. Oops. I wrote this before I read the preceding text.
 
 
+15 # DesignCreature 2011-03-03 14:42
He should not be prosecuted in any way for just showing the dark under belly of of our dealings with the rest of the world. Not when you consider the whole of the Bush administration having clear sailing for what they brought down on this country and other countries as well.
 
 
+4 # John Gill 2011-03-03 15:02
If we made a film of this situation along classic lines, we would follow the story from three perspectives. One: The real Bradley Manning...a kid playing hacker games for the fun and excitement of it without really taking into account the seriousness of the consequences of his actions. Two: The evil government/mili tary, attempting to demonize this kid, and fool the American people into believing he is a dastardly traitor, perhaps even going so far as to execute him for his "crimes," But who, cinematically, and politically, use Bradley as a symbol. Three: The folks on the left, those of us who hopefully stand on the side of fair play, justice and the "truth." Many of us want to elevate Bradley to "hero" status, and also use him as a symbol, but his chatroom brags speak to the childish prankishness of his actions. Let's embrace the truth, not make up lies of our own. The truth is that Bradley is a typically self absorbed kid who unthinkingly joined this county's military at a time when we are fighting illegal wars, and torturing innocents, a kid who played at hacking, and who proved he was a kid by bragging about it on the internet. Bradley is a kid who made a kid's mistakes. This society kills kids who make mistakes. It's sick. It's tragic. It doesn't make them heroes.
 
 
+4 # DaveW. 2011-03-03 16:37
John Gill, Your comments are excellent. This is why we send "kids" to fight in wars. Mental development is still an ongoing process at the age many soldiers,sailor s and marines are deployed. They often act with a kind of trained/reckles s abandon making them perfect objects to be transformed into killing apparatus. Except,of course, there not "apparatus." They're young men (and women)who make illogical decisions based upon limited experience and just plain foolishness. Manning's treatment while confined is permanent black eye on the Obama Administration and the Pentagon in my view. Your view on "heroes" should be required reading and I've shared it for a long time. Going to war doesn't make you a hero. Telling the truth, standing by that truth with the courage of your convictions, the embracing of selflessness and empathy, these are the "stuff"of heroes. A small percentage of military personnel sent to ANY war, during ANY era, commit acts of atrocity that are not conducive to be labeled "hero." War does deep psychological damage to those who engage in it. I believe Manning thought he was doing "the right thing." Like most at his age he couldn't resist puffing up his chest a bit afterward. It will cost him possibly life itself or an extended period of incarceration for what amounts to "telling the truth" and then saying "hey, Look what I can do." A dark moment for the U.S.
 
 
+2 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-03 17:02
People who release truth(s) that in a truly free country and society, which the U.S. is not anymore, and that the people have a right to know, which is almost everything rather than almost nothing about what their now "dictatorship of many corporate-fasci st, 'Fourth Reich' neo-nazi dictators" is up to, ARE heroes because they are, at least somewhat, bringing freedom and the right to know back to the people. Thus, they are some of the best representation( s) of the U.S. Constitution and what it REALLY stands for, not the Orwellian "double-speak" claims of the completely evil and corrupt U.S. government that in violating it they're supposedly upholding it.

If Bradley Manning, as you say or allude, was doing nothing but seeing what he could get away with and hacking without truly considering the consequences, he is at-minimum an unknowing hero; but I seriously doubt that that latter scenario is true, though you are falling for the evil, vile government and MSM [propaganda arm of "al-CIA-duh(!)" and the U.S. government] lies that it supposedly is...
 
 
+1 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-03 20:23
...The sheer depth alone of what Manning ALLEGEDLY released shows a great deal of forethought, consideration of the consequences, and willingness to take the chance of sacrificing himself for the sake of the truth, bringing war crimes to the light of day, trying to get the government war criminals held accountable (though that may have been a little bit naive because they are rarely if ever held accountable anymore), upholding the Constitution, freedom and liberty, as well as his UCMJ duty, and trying to restore true constitutional- republic ideals, liberty and freedom to the U.S., and by extension to the rest of the world.

In other words, Bradley Manning is a hero whether he meant to be or not, because he ultimately did the right thing whether he meant to or not. But it's pretty clear that he meant to do the right thing and IS therefore a hero.
 
 
+3 # Todd Williams 2011-03-03 16:02
Manning is a hero! Obama has the power to make these charges go away. Why won't our president do this? Of what is he afraid? Repugs? Who cares what those fools think.
 
 
+2 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-03 21:21
Obama won't do it because he is a "Repug" and/or neo-con/neo-lib . He works for the same people most of them do, on both sides of aisle; the globalists. He does their bidding; he is their puppet; they want what is happening to Manning to be done this way; and Obama knows that if he was to go against their evil will on this matter and/or similar matters, he would be assassinated in a heartbeat.

We should ALL care about what the globalists think; because, if we don't stop them, they are very soon going to bring every single one of us under total global enslavement, and the only ones who will not be (any longer?) subject to that global enslavement will be, and/or will have been, exterminated. The evil cockroaches, the evil sociopathic, psychopathic, insane, monstrous insects and/or insectoid international, "al-CIA-duh(!)" mobsters and banksters who have turned the tables, are getting ready to exterminate most of the human population.

Don't you think, rhetorically-sp eaking, that it behooves all of us to care about that?!
 
 
+1 # S. Wolf Britain 2011-03-04 12:05
Of course, I should have also stated that Obama has no desire to go against ANY of what the globalists desire, and he is completely in support of their actions because he is one of them, including in support of the actions against Manning and Assange, etc. I could have told anyone, and did, that Obama was just another betrayer before he was (s)elected. Stop being complicit in the evils these mass-murderous international mobster-monster s perpetrate in and out of office, by voting for ANY of them, people! The "lesser of several evils" is still evil!
 
 
+6 # w wheelock 2011-03-03 17:29
Those who will judge him are not fit to judge anyone. They are accomplices to the illegal wars but like those on trial in Nuremberg, they were "just following orders". We the sheeple have also proven ourselves unfit to judge after letting the Supremely Corrupt Court to hand us over to the Bush Crime Family in 2000 and allow thousands of our best and bravest to be killed or maimed to make the merchants of death richer. Shame on us!
 
 
+3 # Mary G Hoglund 2011-03-03 19:55
I hope young men and women eligible for military service are watching this sorry event evolve. Know that you do NOT have protections in the military, not even those given to murderers, or worse, under US law. This boy has been incarcerated, tortured, since his arrest without even being charged with anything! Finally, now that he is probably brain damaged, or brain dead, he has been charged. Unfortunately, the attack by Republicans on organized labor, on middle class America, in Wisconsin, has shoved him to the back pages, or off the page entirely, and he is left to rot in prison. What a sad commentary on the good old USA that sends people like him to foreign countries to protect the humane rights of those foreign people with their very lives, and Bradley Manning, a soldier, is being tortured to insanity by his fellow military enlisties. What a travesty!
 
 
+2 # Robyn 2011-03-04 05:47
How can a democratic nation like America do this? How can they justify it? Bradley Manning did what he thought was right and he is not only being incarcerated, he is being tortured as well. The USA is turning themselves into a joke with their do-as-I-say-and -not-as-I-do policies. They condemn countries that torture people and they are doing it themselves. How can they lecture countries with a straight face? America is rapidly losing the respect of every other nation in the world because of their treatment of Bradley Manning and others like him.
 
 
+2 # David Murphrey 2011-03-04 10:22
I haven't heard anyone ask why the US Army had a Private (pfc Manning) working in intelligence in the first place.

Second: If it weren't for Wiki-leaks, it is seriously doubtful that people of the several African nation's who have recently revolted against totalitarian regimes would have occurred.

Third: If--in lieu of these factors-- PFC Manning is found to be guilty and imprisoned for life or executed-- it would constitute a serious miscarriage of justice, because the purpose and effect of his actions were as justified and essential to Democracy as Danial Ellsburg's outing of the Pentigon Papers... And we regard Ellsburg as a hero, not a criminal.
 
 
+3 # mtnview 2011-03-04 15:44
I am Bradley Manning. You are Bradley Manning. How long until they come for us?
 
 
+2 # Foxtrottango 2011-03-04 23:12
We are all Bradley Manning. We just don't have the courage he has. It is the Bradley Mannings that the bordering-on-th e-insane warmongering Republican House of Representatives are terrified at. And that is the issue here.
 
 
+1 # Foxtrottango 2011-03-04 23:10
It just goes to show how the USA has been degrade into a nation of liars, thieves, crooked corporate bought politician, a judicial system who only favor the rich, bible thumping flag waving hypocrites, most of whom never put on a uniform when the nation called them. Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, most of those in the CIA and most of the Republican Congress fit in this cowardice group listing.

Here is a young man with a moral human conscious and he get tortured, intimidated, and no telling what else his government have done to him or have or have in store to have him murdered, disappear, lock up in confinement where no one can see him suffer, while those cowards mentioned above reap the rewards of corrupted corporate America!

While the Middle East is showing sign of true democracy, the USA has decline into a nation of secrecy, torture, punishment and will most likely execute a young man whose only crime was to reveal to his country and to the world to what criminal extremes his government would go to create terror throughout the world.

Yes, the young man's heroism and death will forever haunt the US for generations to come. He is truly one of the greatest heroes America has provided!
 
 
+2 # SeriousCitizen 2011-03-06 07:51
Amnesty International often achieves better treatment of prisoners by wide-spread and persistent writing to authorities. Everyone inside and outside the USA who favors protection of whistle blowers, who opposes torture of prisoners, who wants war criminals exposed, tried, and convicted should routinely, frequently, relentlessly, send postcards of support to Bradley Manning (since sealed mail will be opened). And express yourself routinely, frequently, relentlessly to President Obama and VP Biden.

Post: White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20500
Email form: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
Phone message: 202-456-1111
FAX: 202-456-2461

Bradley Manning
c/o Courage to Resist
484 Lake Park Ave., #41
Oakland, CA 94610
 

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