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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:38 PM

Wikileaks Whistleblower is Person of the Year



"Forget the Olympics, mummy porn, particle physics, elections galore and the bravery of a young Pakistani girl. The Guardian's 2012 person of the year vote has concluded and the winner, after some rather fishy voting patterns that belied earlier reader comments on the poll, is Bradley Manning, the US whistleblower on trial for leaking state secrets."*

'The Guardian' voters made happily surprising choices for who they thought would be person of the year, including people who fought against overwhelming oppression and a pioneering scientist. Their ultimate choice was Bradley Manning, the soldier who whistle-blew atrocities committed by U.S. soldiers. Cenk Uygur explains why he wholeheartedly supports the readers' decision.


*Read more from The Guardian:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2012/dec/10/bradley-manning-guardian-person-of-the-year-2012


Thank goodness for The Guardian and their intelligent readers.

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Reply Wikileaks Whistleblower is Person of the Year (Original post)
rachel1 Dec 2012 OP
midnight Dec 2012 #1
mike_c Dec 2012 #2
Scuba Dec 2012 #3
MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 #4
Leopolds Ghost Dec 2012 #5
Leopolds Ghost Dec 2012 #6
fascisthunter Dec 2012 #7
Divine Discontent Dec 2012 #8
valerief Dec 2012 #9
onwardsand upwards Dec 2012 #10
RoccoR5955 Dec 2012 #11
Jack Rabbit Dec 2012 #12

Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:43 PM

1. K&R

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:56 PM

2. excellent....

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:16 PM

3. K&R Excellent choice.

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:41 PM

4. Outrageous!

Manning was tried and convicted by a jury of his peers before being tortured kept safe from himself.

These British still don't understand that we won the Revolution, and they have to respect our authoritah! Heck, they call their flag the Union Jack. See! They're pro-union!!! Totally unrealistic!!!

Regards,

Third-Way Manny

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:35 PM

5. hehe yeah

I wonder how that happened.


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Response to Leopolds Ghost (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:39 PM

6. Almost Gone - a song about Bradley Manning (by Graham Nash of CSNY)

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:02 PM

7. we are all cowards compared to him

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he made the ultimate sacrifice for the country he believes in and served for. No one, will ever be able to take that away from him, now or ever.

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:19 PM

8. spot on....

I continue to pray for him. He has it very rough from what I'm reading.

He sacrificed for his country. I would like to think I'd do the same. I have often put my own job on the line against moronic actions at employers that were either stupid or racist in manner, and came out on top in all but one, but his putting his job on the line involves the brig if caught, and he was, so he's a huge hero!

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:30 PM

9. kick

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:05 AM

10. At last ...

... some recognition for a true hero from the "mainstream media".

This guy has been thrown in a dungeon for being a whistleblower and embarrassing those in power. His rights have been trampled and massacred by the US govt.

Where is "progressive" Obama on this?

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:55 PM

11. K & R n/t

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:18 PM

12. I am a veteran and a heretic

What's worse, I am a veteran of military intelligence who is a heretic. The classification of a video of helicopters shooting down civilians in Iraq served no purpose other than public relations. That is not a legitimate reason to classify a document.

The enemy that the government didn't want to see that video was you and me. Goddammit, we are the government.

Bradley Manning is a patriot, more so than any tea party jingoist in Congress or the press persecuting him. He should get a medal for his actions, not jail time or a prison sentence.

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