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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 12:28 AM

 

Never forget: Manning got 35 years for uncovering the cover-up of this slaughter of civilians

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 01:03 AM

1. many on DU would prefer not to know this sort of thing, sad to say nt

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 01:31 AM

2. That wasn't the only thing he dumped

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Response to Narkos (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 01:34 AM

3. You're right, he exposed torture eg, he reported torture to his superiors and was told to

shut up. Torture is against both our laws and International Laws, but where are the prosecutions of the torturers?

He exposed a whole lot of crimes most committed during the Bush years. But where are the prosecutions?

What all this tells us is that War Crimes are no longer crimes in the US.

Reporting War Crimes is terrorism.

What a country.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 01:36 AM

4. He committed a crime, he is getting what he deserved

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Response to Narkos (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 01:43 AM

6. A lot of heroic historical individuals commit crimes and are punished for them...

Most often unjustly precisely because illegality does not necessarily dictate ethics.

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Response to Narkos (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 11:55 AM

9. He exposed crimes. Any investigations into those way more serious crimes, crimes that

cost countless lives??

The Founding Fathers committed treason. Were they wrong?

MLK committed crimes and plenty of people were only too happy to point it out.

Manning is a Whistle Blower. Whistle Blowers break laws. That is why we have protections for them.

Ellsberg broke laws. Should he still be in jail for that?

I keep waiting to see some of those who oppose Whistle Blowers mention the CRIMES THEY EXPOSED.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 07:56 AM

8. It's anything goes now.

 

I have to constantly remind myself how violent this country really is.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 01:38 AM

5. I remember fighting tooth and nail here on DU

when that happened. So many said it was legit and would not back down when it was obvious civilians were getting slaughtered.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 01:50 AM

7. I had merely registered hazily that Manning revealed things the government wanted hidden.

This is first time I've sat through 13 minutes of video of our military attacking civilians -- whooping it up as if their team had scored a touchdown.

Appalling.

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