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The Humiliation of Bradley Manning. Had he only checked first to see if he meet with Whistleblower [View all]

status before making it know to the world what was being denied.... I guess being a person who stands up, is at risk, of meeting with the same abuse you are hoping will be stopped.




“At the torturer’s whim, the logs reveal, the victim can be hung by his wrists or by his ankles;
knotted up in stress positions; sexually molested or raped; tormented with hot peppers, cigarettes, acid, pliers, or boiling water — and always with little fear of retribution since, far more often than not, if the Iraqi official is assaulting an Iraqi civilian, no further investigation will be required.

“Most of the victims are young men, but there are also logs which record serious and sexual assaults on women; on young people, including a boy of 16 who was hung from the ceiling and beaten; the old and vulnerable, including a disabled man whose damaged leg was deliberately attacked. The logs identify perpetrators from every corner of the Iraqi security apparatus — soldiers, police officers, prison guards, border enforcement patrols.

“There is no question of the coalition forces not knowing that their Iraqi comrades are doing this: the leaked war logs are the internal records of those forces. There is no question of the allegations all being false. Some clearly are, but most are supported by medical evidence and some involve incidents that were witnessed directly by coalition forces.”

Possessing such evidence — and knowing that the U.S. high command was systematically ignoring these and other crimes — Manning was driven by a sense of morality to get the evidence to the American people and to the world.

http://original.antiwar.com/mcgovern/2012/11/28/the-humiliation-of-bradley-manning/

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