27 September, 2020

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American Civil Liberties Union On Manning Sentenced

Bradley Manning Sentenced: Something Is Seriously Wrong With US Justice System – American Civil Liberties Union

A military court-martial today sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving classified material to WikiLeaks. Ben Wizner, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, had this reaction:

“When a soldier who shared information with the press and public is punished far more harshly than others who tortured prisoners and killed civilians, something is seriously wrong with our justice system. A legal system that doesn’t distinguish between leaks to the press in the public interest and treason against the nation will not only produce unjust results, but will deprive the public of critical information that is necessary for democratic accountability. This is a sad day for Bradley Manning, but it’s also a sad day for all Americans who depend on brave whistleblowers and a free press for a fully informed public debate.”

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    Pseudo liberals tell us that the US is the highest example for freedom. Here the US has shown us the limits of press freedom. They have put their national interest before freedom.

    But we all know US and its allies reaction to countries that are at odds with them when they put their national interest first. They all cry ‘HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS’ in unison. What a clique of hypocrites.

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      Patriot only if US and allies and the rest of the world for that matter was blessed with a Justice System of the calibre of Sri Lanka.

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    It is ironic that the main actors in all this, the Bush and Cheney administration, including the pro zionist neocons that lied, manufactured false intelligence, and pushed the US into two unnecessary wars, have not spent one single day in confinement, for lying to the world and attacked other nations, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands innocent civilians, thousands more injured or maimed, and million plus displaced or refugees. This poor man was a whistle blower, who should have been treated more leniently, instead he has been used as a tool to warn others who might have valuable information. George Bush and Dick Cheney today can be found living lives of luxury, with no remorse or care, that they were responsible for the brutal deaths of poor people, including their own soldiers, in two wars that seems to have backfired on them.
    They have made more enemies, spent so much that it has bankrupted them, and once again the US looks like an arrogant and violent country, that has the right to start wars, and not face any consequences.

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      Thank you – well said!

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      Daksha [This poor man was a whistle blower]

      You mean poor women Briana don’t you? I know some times people are so hung up on Bush – Chaney things get bit murky regarding gender confusion as so happen to Bradley oops!!!! Briana see what I mean.

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    Bradley Manning is a modern day Robin hood or a Soora Saradiel.

    Only thing was Bradley Manning was the initiator. Because of him, Snowden could talk once he left the country.

    Two percent (2%) of the world’s population holds 50% of the world’s wealth. that means capitalism is not working. Remember Communist theory failed long ago. So, what is proper ?

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      Softy turning over a new leaf and making sensible comments? Never thought I’d see the day, but more strength to you mate.

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      Bradley Manning was confused with his gender identity according to his defence lawyer. Now the help has arrived he will get his gender realignment surgery so he can be Brianna. Please stop comparing him to Saradiale but Robin Hood another matter he did get round the bush in Tights.

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