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‘Manning will go down as a hero in American history’

17 December, 2011



Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of providing WikiLeaks with thousands of sensitive US documents, was doing the right thing and is being unjustly treated by the Pentagon, believes Brian Becker, director of the anti-war coalition, ANSWER.
Becker says if it is true that Manning was the one who released the documents, he will be considered a hero in US history. “He took a stand as obviously willing to pay a very difficult price, possibly life in prison, possibly the death sentence, for exposing a criminal war.”
In fact, Bradley Manning had an obligation to reveal that this country was carrying out criminal activities,” the director of the anti-war coalition told RT.
Becker claims that Private Manning is receiving an unfair trial and doubts the whole idea of justice in this case.
Military justice is to justice, as military music is to music. And we know that Bradley Manning has been held wrongly. He’s been held in solitary confinement, he’s been prejudged by the military and by the media. He has been stripped naked and forced into solitary confinement, that’s a kind of torture.”
And yet Bradley Manning, who exposed the Pentagon’s actions, exposed the Bush administration’s actions, is being treated as if he is the one who should be punished. That’s turning justice upside down. It’s ‘Alice-in-Wonderland’ kind of reality, and it’s a great miscarriage of justice,” Becker stated.
Becker insists that by carrying out this trial the Pentagon is sending a threatening message to all whistleblowers. “They are the 700-pound gorilla, they want to send a message to all other whistleblowers ‘If you dare speak up, or speak out, or reveal our crimes –we will punish you.’”
‘The American people need to know what’s going on’Ray McGovern, former CIA officer, told RT that the charges against Manning are “laughable.
There has been no indication of serious damage to US personnel or those who cooperate with the United States,” he explained. “What the damage is, is the revelation of things that the American people should know about.”
McGovern says Manning wanted this to lead to a discussion and some reconsideration of the kind of policies that he had witnessed.
Speaking to RT, Seton Motley, president of lessgovernment.org, criticized Manning saying: “Just because you don't like the country's foreign policy, doesn't mean that you can out it to the planet.”
However, McGovern insists that “there are gradations of values here. And that’s what Bradley Manning saw. He saw the torture, he saw the other abuses, he saw the feckless war and said: ‘The American people need to know what’s going on so they can make more enlightened decisions’.”
I applaud Bradley Manning,” he concluded.

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Kevin Zeese from the Bradley Manning Support Network says his supporters do not think Manning is a traitor.
He didn’t sell documents to foreign enemies. He didn’t profit from them,” Zeese told RT. “What he allegedly gave to media were low-level documents, low security. In fact they should not have been classified documents at all.”
This trial is an embarrassment to the US military and the United States. It shows a great deal of fear of the truth. And fear of the truth is what’s driving this prosecution,” he said.

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Jayel Aheram, an anti-war activist and Iraq War veteran from California, believes one cannot expect justice to be in line with US foreign policy.
If you do things that are in line with US foreign policy, you will not see any sort of justice. But if you challenge this machine – that’s what we can see with Bradley Manning – the heavy hand of the American government will slam down on you,” he told RT.

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Post time 2011-12-18 11:49:38 |Display all floors
Maybe he's a victiim. But not in case of the unfair trial.

But to be a victiim in the sophisticated propaganda scheme which include wikilies. He's the scapegoat.

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Post time 2011-12-18 12:43:00 |Display all floors
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Maybe he's a victiim. But not in case of the unfair trial.

But to be a victiim in the sophisticated ...

Torture is illegal in most of the world , therefore there is no doubt this dissident is victim.

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Post time 2011-12-18 14:55:51 |Display all floors
Not a fact, but I last heard they pulled out all his eyebrow hairs. Then applied permanent mascara on his face. After that they put him through an operation and it's Miss Manning now. And if that wasn't enough, he his no longer in their custody because they sold him on the black market to some Sultan who has him, I mean her, in his harem. But I did not hear if she sleeps in the palace or out with the camels.

Of course not a word of this may be true, but who knows what that evil empire wouldn't do.

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Post time 2011-12-18 16:19:15 |Display all floors
“He took a stand as obviously willing to pay a very difficult price, possibly life in prison, possibly the death sentence, for exposing a criminal war.”
“In fact, Bradley Manning had an obligation to reveal that this country was carrying out criminal activities,” the director of the anti-war coalition told RT.

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Post time 2011-12-18 16:54:45 |Display all floors
Indeed a big laughing stock:

All the big noises of Human Rights propagated throughout the corners of the world by "big western names" are showing & proving to be heaps of hypocritical bull----s as we all know so much about that are only intending to wreck the peaceful developments of non-NATO parties in this world.  These brave Manning, his associates and Aussie partner are just revealing the truths about the horrific lies behind warring empires, not just against the USA but the entire NATO nations and their faithful dogs.  

If the western Human Rights are anything but the way of truth, then let them all GO FREE after full compensations are settled; otherwise, no party shall need to speak about Human Rights for the free world, if the world is so free at all without threats of any sort or kinds of threat upon these free roaming intelligent folks.
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Post time 2011-12-18 18:55:13 |Display all floors
You are right human rights should be respected by evil empire in a first place before demanding from others to respect it. Leading by example would be nice for change.

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