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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 11:36 PM

 

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

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Reply Never forget: Manning got 35 years for uncovering the cover-up of this slaughter of civilians (Original post)
East Coast Pirate Aug 2013 OP
Demo_Chris Aug 2013 #1
Mr_Jefferson_24 Aug 2013 #2
AnotherDreamWeaver Aug 2013 #5
Mr_Jefferson_24 Aug 2013 #7
truth2power Aug 2013 #11
Mr_Jefferson_24 Aug 2013 #17
rug Aug 2013 #3
snappyturtle Aug 2013 #4
Mr_Jefferson_24 Aug 2013 #8
snappyturtle Aug 2013 #9
tblue Aug 2013 #6
truth2power Aug 2013 #10
grahampuba Aug 2013 #12
Hissyspit Aug 2013 #13
rexcat Aug 2013 #14
East Coast Pirate Aug 2013 #15
indepat Aug 2013 #16

Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 11:49 PM

1. Everything, from the killing, to the coverup, to the prosecution of the whistleblower...

 

Was done in our name.

We either insist on justice or we should just stop calling ourselves Democrats and Liberals. There is no middle ground.

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Response to Mr_Jefferson_24 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 01:18 AM

5. Thanks for that video. K AND R OP n/t

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Response to AnotherDreamWeaver (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 07:27 AM

7. You're very welcome.

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Response to Mr_Jefferson_24 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 09:17 AM

11. I already have "Storm Clouds Gathering" on my list of sites to check out frequently....

Thank you, Jefferson, for posting this video.

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Response to truth2power (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 06:28 PM

17. You're very welcome...

...and that is an excellent site. His videos deserve wide distribution.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 12:56 AM

4. I think we should cut military spending and go back to warfare

with shovels (for ditches),gas canisters and bayonets...then let's
see how important war becomes. At least then cameras won't be
mistaken for weapons.

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 07:32 AM

8. And in addition, suppose we bring back the...

... draft and we start with the oldest and wealthiest men first instead of young economic hardship males in their prime, and all other nations agree to do the same.

How many more wars would we have on this planet? Zero.

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Response to Mr_Jefferson_24 (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 07:37 AM

9. How did I miss that? Yes, bring back the draft. nt

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 01:49 AM

6. Your tax dollars at work.

USA! USA! USA!

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 09:07 AM

10. That video should be posted somewhere every day. EVERY f*cking day!! It should become

an iconic image of the filth and rot that is the American Government. ALL of the Government.

Never forget.....

That we double-tap those who come to rescue the wounded.

That we imprison those who expose the horrors.

That the war criminals walk free and are lauded and become media analysts.

Oh, and that the wounded and dead children....well, they should have had more responsible parents. There! All better now. Thank you, Mr. Gibbs, spokesperson for the President.

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NEVER forget!




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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 11:08 AM

12. coverage comparision

a month from now, would be great to see someone do a Lexisnexis search to account for news time devoted to Manning's gender discussions compared to news time devoted to discussions of the 'collateral murder' incident.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 02:25 PM

13. Also:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_War_documents_leak

Civilian casualtiesFurther information: Civilian casualties of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Hundreds of civilians have been wounded or killed by coalition forces in several instances that were not previously revealed. The press listed several examples of such previously unreported incidents of civilian injuries and deaths. David Leigh of The Guardian wrote:

They range from the shootings of individual innocents to the often massive loss of life from air strikes, which eventually led President Hamid Karzai to protest publicly that the US was treating Afghan lives as "cheap". The logs refer to sums paid of 100,000 Afghani per corpse, equivalent to about £1,500.
In one incident, a U.S. patrol machine-gunned a bus, wounding or killing 15 of its passengers.

On 4 March 2007, in the Shinwar shooting, U.S. Marines opened fire on civilians after witnessing a suicide bombing and supposedly coming under small arms fire. The Guardian reported their actions: "The marines made a frenzied escape , opening fire with automatic weapons as they tore down a six-mile stretch of highway, hitting almost anyone in their way – teenage girls in the fields, motorists in their cars, old men as they walked along the road. Nineteen unarmed civilians were killed and 50 wounded." The military report of the incident (written by the same soldiers involved in it) later failed to make any reference to the deaths and injuries and none of the soldiers involved were charged or disciplined.

On 21 March 2007, CIA paramilitaries fired on a civilian man who was running from them. The man, Shum Khan, was deaf and mute and did not hear their warnings.

In 2007, documents detail how US special forces dropped six 2,000 lb bombs on a compound where they believed a “high-value individual” was hiding, after “ensuring there were no innocent Afghans in the surrounding area”. A senior U.S. commander reported that 150 Taliban had been killed. Locals, however, reported that up to 300 civilians had died.

On 16 August 2007, Polish troops mortared the village of Nangar Khel, killing five people – including a pregnant woman and her baby – in what The Guardian describes as an apparent revenge attack shortly after experiencing an IED explosion.

According to The Guardian, the logs also detail "how the Taliban have caused growing carnage with a massive escalation of their roadside bombing campaign, which has killed more than 2,000 civilians to date".

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 04:33 PM

14. Listening to NPR

this afternoon, Manning's lawyer thinks Obama is going to give him a pardon. I would not hold my breath on that one even though a pardon would be the right thing to do.

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Response to rexcat (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 04:37 PM

15. Absolutely no chance that will happen.

 

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 04:40 PM

16. The slaughter of civilians is just part of the collateral damage associated with our world-wide war

a terra, collateral damage freedom-loving people willingly pay to have terra eradicated from the face of the earth. Yes sir!

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