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Bradley Manning nears 1000 days in US jail with no trial

By Duncan Roden | Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February 23 marks the 1000th day in which alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower, 24-year-old US Army intelligence officer Bradley Manning, has been jailed by US authorities without trial.

A pre-trial hearing in January in the case of Manning, concluded that his defence would be restricted to arguing motive during his trial, scheduled for June 3.

Manning has been accused of leaking thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, which revealed a wide range of US war crimes, as well as evidence of corruption and lying by a range of governments.

BradleyManning.org said Manning is “accused of releasing the Collateral Murder video, that shows the killing of unarmed civilians and two Reuters journalists, by a US Apache helicopter crew in Iraq. He is also accused of sharing the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and a series of embarrassing US diplomatic cables.

“These documents ... illuminated such issues as the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq, along with a number of human rights abuses by U.S.-funded contractors and foreign militaries, and the role that spying and bribes play in international diplomacy.

“Given the war crimes exposed, if PFC Bradley Manning was the source for these documents, he should be given a medal of honor.”

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ecorob's picture

The "right" to a speedy trial...

seems to have been forgotten by the ptb.

Why?

Brcause in a "free" country with freedom of speech there would be NO guilt here. So, they just put him away like Monte Cristo.

But, someday, this Count will have his revenge!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

no trial? wtf?!?!

..

To help Manning, we must hold treasonous leaders accountable

The betrayal of our troops is a horrific crime. The vast majority of boots on the ground believe in, and are willing to die for, America's founding principles. But US leaders use them to commit crimes against humanity. Initially, most troops don't realize this, but after a few tours it dawns on them. That's probably why more active duty soldiers are committing suicide than dying in battle.

Bradley Manning was originally charged with "aiding the enemy" and there's actionable evidence that civilian and military leaders are doing just that. They give billions of dollars of aid and technology to governments that sponsor terrorists who are killing Americans. US leaders are playing both sides of the War on Terror and they must be held accountable. Bradley Manning is doing his part and we must do ours. In the first clip, Richard Holbrooke, Obama's Af/Pak envoy, admits that US and Pakistani intelligence helped create extremist groups now killing Americans. The clips are about two minutes each.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4350416

Rep. Burton points out that Saudi Arabia, a US "ally" is funding extremist schools (madrasses) Pakistan and elsewhere.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4350335

Rep. Rohrbacher says Pakistan, another US ally, is protecting AQ Khan, who proliferated nuke tech to North Korea and Iran

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4350294

Alex Alexiev is a leading expert on the subject of Saudi funding of terrorism. He says that as early as 1996, the CIA reported that 30% of Saudi charities, controlled by the gov't, were funding terrorism. He lays out compelling evidence demonstrating the Saudi government's funding of a global infrastructure of Wahhabi extremism that includes American universities, mosques and prisons.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4350463

For more on the the US partnership with state sponsors of terrorism, check out the section "Closing the loop on terrorism" in the pdf file "Knowledge is Power". Here's the link

http://www.standupforyourrights.me/?p=1026

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

sharkhearted's picture

Mark, I urge you to cut and paste this post

And turn it into your own forum.

You are very articulate and informed, and all the Daily Paul Community needs to be exposed to this.

I will upvote it for sure!

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Thanks for the advice

Unfortunately, I'm not very tech savy so I don't know how to do what you've suggsted.

PS: Sorry about the snarky comment I made earlier.

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

sharkhearted's picture

ABSOLUTELY!

Your remarks are SPOT ON.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

sharkhearted's picture

FREE...

...Bradley Manning!

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Bumper sticker activists

they're making the world safe for tyrants. Free Brad, Free Tibet, Free Willy..........Well we got that job done, let's go have a beer and watch football.

http://www.standupforyourrights.me

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

TwelveOhOne's picture

Presentation...

You need to work on yours. Hints: be nice. Don't attack. Don't belittle. Try to raise people up. Have a nice day.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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I thought twice about clicking save

I've read DP rules and reflected on them (no assholes) before saving my comment. But Bradley Manning has manned up in a way that most of us never will, and he's paying the ultimate price for it. So supporting him with something akin to a bumper sticker is unacceptable. However, I accept your criticism as constructive and will do better next time. So thanks for the input and likewise, have a nice day.

http://www.standupforyourrights.me

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

TwelveOhOne's picture

Support is support

Some people have the ability to support more than others. Why be divisive? That was my message.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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Not all support is created equal

Support can sometimes be in the form of constructive criticism, like that which you've offered me. My comment on bumper sticker activism should've been less snarky and more constructive.

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

Thank you my friend

Freedom for Brad!
That is ALL we ask for.

First step in potential negotiations with the 'evil machine'

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It might take a little more than asking to free Brad

But I guess if it makes you feel good about yourself, that's what counts, right?

http://www.standupforyourrights.me

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

He should be brought to trial

Keeping him locked up only makes the federal government look more quilty.

sharkhearted's picture

He should be FREED. No trial. :-)

And the Judge and government lawyers who presided over this case...should be turned around and tried.

That judge....she swore an oath to the Constitution. And she might as well as burned it up in the fireplace.

That, and the Magna Carta.

Judge Lind...like most of the government she serves....is a treasonous criminal.

Bradley Manning is a hero and a patriot and deserves a medal of honor

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

He represents freedom of truth

But he also represents treason to the corporation he was serving. And we all know, the forces do not searve the people, but in the name of the people, who have little choice, even if they move to another country.. think those country's want Americans and would Americans be safe without embassey's? How many folks are arrested and locked up indefinately in Singapor or Mexico for that matter?

Wasn't it a tribunal.. where the corporation tries the employee of a federal level, that signed away constitutional rights when the joined?

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The only Treason committed here...

...is by the government.

Bradley Manning is a hero, a patriot, and deserves a medal of honor.

Check out the site dedicated to his cause. If you read the actual account of what has been happening it is terrifying.

https://www.bradleymanning.org/learn-more/bradley-manning

These police state tactics are not the America that our founders spilled their blood to establish.

The Obama administration promised they would protect whistleblowers. But they have done just the opposite: Frame them and attempt to put them away for life.

Like this former senior NSA analyst and then whistleblower:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEHiTuYXOI0

Obama has invoked the soviet-like, draconian Espionage Act more than all other presidents combined...attempting to prosecute whstleblowers.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

It was invoked long before Obama

The problem with Obama is he did not stop it, proving it's not a presient who will restore the republic, but the people, and that is why I have hope in changing the GOP with the rEVOLution.

I don't know how else it happens without getting involved.

Least we forget Leonard Peltier.

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For those would would like to contact Manning's JUDGE....

Here is her contact information and email.

Its nice to know your monsters/domestic enemies by face and name so you can know who to put on the "should be tried as criminal" list in the coming rEVOLution.

http://www.law.gwu.edu/Faculty/profile.aspx?id=20526

This woman swore an oath to protect and uphold the Constitution and just on that violation alone, she is a traitor.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

The constitution is trampled

What ever happened to the RIGHT to a speedy trial. The entire house of cards is a joke. We are approaching the laws of the jungle time.

sovereign

And His Crime Is?

He should be given medals and made president! I wish Ron Paul would make this known with all his lectures at the schools. Why aren't more independent reporters SHOUTING about this?

skippy

sharkhearted's picture

YOU ARE SO RIGHT!

I remember last year Dr. Paul in his speech in Tampa in the one-day Paul gathering....actually spent a few minutes on Bradley Manning....saying that he was not a criminal. Also Julian Assange.

How is it in our screwed up 1984 doublespeak world that "they" can continually and serially punish whistleblowers...when the whistleblowers should be given medals of honor....and "they" should be rounded up and detained for trial for war crimes?

Obama needs to give back his Nobel Peace Prize and then it in turn needs to be given to Bradley Manning.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Thank you for the reminder;

Is there any more telling situation of our time?

Speak out for Liberty! Speak out for Bradley Manning!

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." -Thomas Jefferson

kind people rock

Thank you so much Michael Nystrom for front paging this.

God bless you.

I try to come up with proper words to Thank you...
no words are good enough.

Instead of words why don't I just give you a hug.
Hug flowing your way to Boston.

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Anyone

Anyone and everyone hi has a twitter, Facebook, or MySpace account needs to post this! This should be high priority for all liberty lovers, cause this could happen to us eventually, at lest that's what Lindsey Graham wants.

This has to go viral

Friends family co-workers Drudge Report AJ ....

Thank you.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Try or release Bradley Manning!

1000 days without charges is cruel and unusual punishment.

Free includes debt-free!

Stalinist GULAG style

.

I wish Rand Paul would raise this issue.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15