The Soul-Rape of Bradley ManningSubmitted by Barracuda_Trader on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:27
[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV contributor, Wendy McElroy]
US Army Private Bradley Manning is being persecuted for exposing war crimes committed by the Bush and Obama administrations. Like any criminal, the US government wants its wrongful acts to remain secret; it wishes to make the truth illegal.
On June 3rd, the trial of Manning began. He previously pled guilty to 10 offenses that could collectively bring 20 years in custody, but the military prosecutors were not satisfied. They pursued the capital offense of “aiding the enemy” which can be punished by execution or life imprisonment. This is Obama's warning to anyone else who is tempted to speak truth to power.