What WikiLeaks revealed

By the Chelsea Manning Support Network. August 16, 2011

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“In no case shall information be classified… in order to: conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error; prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency… or prevent or delay the release of information that does not require protection in the interest of the national security.”

—Executive Order 13526, Sec. 1.7. Classification Prohibitions and Limitations

“Is this embarrassing? Yes. Is this awkward? Yes. Consequences for U.S. foreign policy? I think fairly modest.”

—Robert Gates, Unites States Secretary of Defense

PVT Manning is a US Army intelligence specialist who released classified information to WikiLeaks, an organization that he understood would release portions of the information to news organizations and ultimately to the public.


Was the information that PVT Manning leaked classified for our protection and national security, as government officials contend? Or do the revelations provide the American public with information that we should have had access to in the first place? Just what are these revelations? Below are some key facts that PVT Manning has helped reveal to the public.

There is an official policy to ignore torture in Iraq.

The “Iraq War Logs” published by WikiLeaks revealed that thousands of reports of prisoner abuse and torture had been filed against the Iraqi Security Forces. Medical evidence detailed how prisoners had been whipped with heavy cables across the feet, hung from ceiling hooks, suffered holes being bored into their legs with electric drills, urinated upon, and sexually assaulted. These logs also revealed the existence of “Frago 242,” an order implemented in 2004 not to investigate allegations of abuse against the Iraqi government. This order is a direct violation of the UN Convention Against Torture, which was ratified by the United States in 1994. The Convention prohibits the Armed Forces from transferring a detainee to other countries “where there are substantial grounds for believing that he would be in danger of being subjected to torture.” According to the State Department’s own reports, the U.S. government was already aware that the Iraqi Security Forces engaged in torture (1).

U.S. officials were told to cover up evidence of child abuse by contractors in Afghanistan.

U.S. defense contractors were brought under much tighter supervision after leaked diplomatic cables revealed that they had been complicit in child trafficking activities. DynCorp — a powerful defense contracting firm that claims almost $2 billion per year in revenue from U.S. tax dollars — threw a party for Afghan security recruits featuring boys purchased from child traffickers for entertainment. DynCorp had already faced human trafficking charges before this incident took place. According to the cables, Afghan Interior minister Hanif Atmar urged the assistant US ambassador to “quash” the story. These revelations have been a driving factor behind recent calls for the removal of all U.S. defense contractors from Afghanistan (2).

Guantanamo prison has held mostly innocent people and low-level operatives.

The Guantanamo Files describe how detainees were arrested based on what the New York Times referred to as highly subjective evidence. For example, some poor farmers were captured after they were found wearing a common watch or a jacket that was the same as those also worn by Al Queda operatives. How quickly innocent prisoners were released was heavily dependent on their country of origin. Because the evidence collected against Guantanamo prisoners is not permissible in U.S. courts, the U.S. State Department has offered millions of dollars to other countries to take and try our prisoners. According to a U.S. diplomatic cable written on April 17, 2009, the Association for the Dignity of Spanish Prisoners requested that the National Court indict six former U.S. officials for creating a legal framework that allegedly permitted torture against five Spanish prisoners at Guantanamo. However, “Senator Mel Martinez… met Acting FM [Foreign Minister] Angel Lossada… on April 15. Martinez… underscored that the prosecutions would not be understood or accepted in the U.S. and would have an enormous impact on the bilateral relationship” (3).

There is an official tally of civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Even though the Bush and Obama Administrations maintained publicly that there was no official count of civilian casualties, the Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs showed that this claim was false. Between 2004 and 2009, the U.S. government counted a total of 109,000 deaths in Iraq, with 66,081 classified as non-combatants. This means that for every Iraqi death that is classified as a combatant, two innocent men, women or children are also killed (4).

U.S. Military officials withheld information about the indiscriminate killing of Reuters journalists and innocent Iraqi civilians.

The “Collateral Murder” video released by Wikileaks depicted the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad, including two journalists working for Reuters. The Reuters news organization has repeatedly been denied in its attempts to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-sight, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters photographer and his rescuers. Two young children who were present in the attempted rescue were also seriously wounded. Ethan McCord, a U.S. army soldier who can be seen in the video carrying wounded children to safety, has said that whoever revealed this video is a “hero.” An internal U.S. military investigation concluded that the incident was consistent with the military’s “Rules of Engagement.” (5)

The State Department backed corporate opposition to a Haitian minimum wage law.

Leaked diplomatic cables show that in 2009, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince pushed then-Haitian President Rene Preval to come out in support of powerful textile manufacturers who sought to block a popular minimum wage increase. These factory owners, who produce apparel for large brands like Nike and Nautica, had benefitted from recent free trade agreements that had severely lowered wages and working conditions in Haiti. A series of cables show that the US Embassy closely monitored the movements and activities of student protestors supporting the $5/day minimum wage bill. The bill’s supporters had argued that the increase was justified in light of rising inflation and food costs that had led to widespread starvation. According to the leaked cables, the U.S. delegation dismissed the proposed minimum wage increase as nothing more than a populist measure aimed at appeasing “the unemployed and underpaid masses.” Ultimately, the U.S. delegation succeeded in their efforts when President Preval agreed to block the increase (6).

The U.S. Government had long been faking its public support for Tunisian President Ben Ali.

The Tunisian people were already well aware of the corruption plaguing the autocratic ruling family, which for decades had abused their rights. However, the United States government had long presented a public image of strong support for the Ben Ali regime. The U.S. campaign of unwavering public support for President Ali led to a widespread belief among the Tunisian people that it would be very difficult to dislodge the autocratic regime from power. This view was shattered when leaked cables exposed the U.S. government’s private assessment: that the U.S. would not support the regime in the event of a popular uprising. While extreme economic hardship and popular discontent with rights abuses had already set the stage for an uprising, this new information played a critical role in transforming the landscape of political possibilities in Tunisia. The Tunisian people finally realized that, contrary to the U.S. government’s public relations efforts, they weren’t really up against the full force of the world’s superpower. Within one month, Ben Ali became the first Arab leader to be swept from power in the ongoing democratic movements in the region (7).

Known Egyptian torturers received training from the FBI in Quantico, Virginia.

According to a leaked diplomatic cable from Cairo, the head of Egypt’s notorious State Security Investigative Service (SSIS) thanked FBI Deputy Director John Pistole for the “excellent and strong” cooperation between the two agencies. In particular, the FBI’s training sessions in Quantico, Virginia were of “great benefit” to his interrogators. Another cable documented what the US embassy considered “credible” allegations of human rights violations by the SSIS, including torturing prisoners with “electric shocks and sleep deprivation to reduce them to a ‘zombie state’” (8). After the autocratic Mubarak regime was driven from power in the recent Egyptian Revolution, protestors stormed the “Amn Dawla” headquarters of the SSIS to uncover further evidence of torture and abuse. They posted these documents on their own site, known as “Amn Dawla Leaks.”

The State Department authorized the theft of the UN Secretary General’s DNA.

According to the “National Humint Collection Directive,” a secret document that was signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and published by WikiLeaks, US diplomats were authorized to collect “biometric” and other sensitive information from top UN officials as well as UN representatives from other nations. The leaked documents show that “biometric data” specifically included samples of the officials’ DNA, among other forms of personally identifying information. They also ordered diplomats to collect credit card information and secure passwords. These activities contravene the 1946 UN Convention (9).

The Japanese and U.S. Governments had been warned about the seismic threat at Fukushima.

A cable from December 2008 showed that officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency had warned the government about the danger posed by potential seismic activity in the area. The official stated that Japan’s “safety guides for seismic safety have only been revised three times in the last 35 years.” He also noted that the government had fought against a court order to close down another nuclear facility that was not adequately prepared for an earthquake. After being ignored by the Japanese government, the IAEA official also warned the U.S. ambassador to Japan about the looming threat from possible earthquake damage. These warnings went unheeded. The International Atomic Energy Agency has now ranked the Fukushima disaster as severe as Chernobyl (10).

The Obama Administration allowed Yemen’s President to cover up a secret U.S. drone bombing campaign.

Since December 2009, President Obama has authorized a secret drone bombing campaign in Yemen. A year later, WikiLeaks revealed that Yemen’s President Saleh had agreed that his regime would “continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours.” These drone strikes have killed large numbers of civilians. One of the strikes that occurred shortly before the cable in question was written had killed 55 people, 41 of whom were classified as civilians (21 of these were children) according to a report by Amnesty International (11). This US military operation in Yemen, which persists to this day, has not been officially acknowledged by our government.

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”

– United States founding father Patrick Henry (1775)

(1) Alex Spillius, “Wikileaks: Iraq War Logs show US ignored torture allegations,” Telegraph, October 22, 2010. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/8082223/Wikileaks-Iraq-War-Logs-show-US-ignored-torture-allegations.html
(2) Foreign contractors hired Afghan ‘dancing boys’, WikiLeaks cable reveals,” guardian.co.uk, December 2, 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/02/foreign-contractors-hired-dancing-boys
(3) Scott Shane and Benjamin Weiser, “The Guatanamo Files: Judging Detainees’ Risk, Often With Flawed Evidence,” New York Times, April 24, 2011, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/world/guantanamo-files-flawed-evidence-for-assessing-risk.html; “US embassy cables: Don’t pursue Guantánamo criminal case, says Spanish attorney general,” guardian.co.uk, December 1, 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/202776
(4) Iraq War Logs Reveal 15,000 Previously Unlisted Civilian Deaths,” guardian.co.uk, October 22, 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/22/true-civilian-body-count-iraq
(5) Steven Clarke and Joseph Bamat, “Leaked video shows US military killing of civilians, Reuters staff,” France 24, July 27, 2010, http://www.france24.com/en/20100406-leaked-video-shows-us-military-killing-civilians-reuters-staff
(6) Robert Johnson, “WIKILEAKS: U.S. Fought to Lower Minimum Wage in Haiti So Hanes and Levis Would Stay Cheap,” Business Insider, June 3, 2011, http://www.businessinsider.com/wikileaks-haiti-minimum-wage-the-nation-2011-6
(7) Gregory White, “This is the Wikileak That Sparked The Tunisian Crisis, Business Insider, January 14, 2011, http://www.businessinsider.com/tunisia-wikileaks-2011-1
(8) Daniel Tencer, “Cables: FBI trained Egypt’s state security ‘torturers,” The Raw Story, February 9, 2011, http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/09/cables-fbi-trained-egypt-torturers/
(9) Gerri Peev, “Hillary Clinton ordered U.S. diplomats to spy on UN leaders,” The Daily Mail, November 29, 2010, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333920/WikiLeaks-Hillary-Clinton-ordered-U-S-diplomats-spy-UN-leaders.html
(10) “Japan Earthquake 2011: WikiLeaks Reveals Government Warned About Nuclear Plant Safety in 2008,” Huffington Post, March 16, 2011, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/16/japan-earthquake-nuclear-warning-wikileaks_n_836529.html
(11) “Cable reveals US behind airstrike that killed 21 children in Yemen,” The Raw Story, December 2, 2010, http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/02/cable-reveals-airstrike-killed-21-children-yemen

58 thoughts on “What WikiLeaks revealed

  1. History will be kind to PFC Bradley Manning. He is the Rosa Parks of our era! He may never have a government job again, but he will never have to buy his own meals again because for the rest of his life people will want him to attend their fund raising dinners. And after he passes, we will erect a bronze statue of him to remember his bravery on behalf of his principles and on behalf of us.

    • He’ll never need to pay for another meal in his life because they will force him to rot in a military prison the rest of his days. Sad, but true.

      • Gotta stop being so negative man, there is hope. If there is enough public pressure he will be released.

        And it only takes on president to spare him, Obama is not going to be president forever.

        • The government will never release Chelsea Manning for two reasons: they would have to admit what she leaked was the truth; and anyone else could leak secret national information and not be charged. Standing together will comfort us, but it will not change how our government operates.

      • You are right… there is going to be a new president… but whoever comes will do the same as the previous presidents did. And if the new candidate is someone different, who stands for truth and justice, he will never be the president.

    • Very much agreed – if Obama won’t pardon him hopefully the next president will. Don’t let your support stop for this person over the coming months and years, keep it up in any way you can.

  2. September 24th in Washington D.C. will be the official march of rights, protest against any laws infringing our bill for rights. Particularly the fourth amendment.

  3. there are many people with information that if being revealed, their would be chaos in this world. those ruling are baying for the blood of the enlightened ones, who have accepted death and arent afraid of what these vampires are doing with the world. in the daylight they speak act and behave like human beings, yet they have blood in everything they do, ready to suck it at any cost.

    • There is already chaos in this world because of the government that controls us.. I am embarrassed to call myself American because I am nothing like our coward terrorist government. Those responsible, they will all pay.

      • I have to fully agree with you on this. So many people have their eyes closed to what our Government does everyday. They wouldn’t do that to their own people….Really? Who lied to you? Sooooo many people have this belief and it’s truly embarrassing to me as well.

        Be blessed,

  4. As I have stated publicly & previously like many others and as the above information supports, Julian Assange and Bradly Manning as well as the other journalists ,Reporters media sources and wikileaks operatives are heros for relieving to the world information that serves to expose those in power who threaten the lives of innocents around the globe and the planet itself from threat and danger.

  5. Manning, you are a great hero. For real you´ll be remembered forever and I will during my lifetime – thank you for the contribution you´ve given to our lives and our world.
    I totally agree you are the Rosa Parks of our era – there has to be one. We wouldn´t be here today with Science, technology, electricity, if it wasn´t for revolutionaries who defied their era´s dogmas and system.
    May God be with you at all times. May He crush your enemies and give those rats what they deserve.

    from Brazil

  6. who violate the truth, they don’t deserve access to the power

    people deserve to know the real face of the world they live in!

    • Yes, but WE – PEOPLE also have an OBLIGATION and responsibility to stand and fight for the truth … this has to be broader action around world, it is in the interest of everyone of us, I think the FEAR is still strong among people, we are chickens behind our words, maybe a good idea is to write to officials in every country to put the pressure on American government.

      • People seem to have forgotten they have a responsibility towards their fellow man.
        I don’t know why.

        But Brad Manning felt this responsibility and he is paying for it and has paid dearly.
        He is a hero.

      • I agree completely. I can no longer sit by and watch innocent people in other countries and even our own abused by those who dominate the land I have lived in my entire life. They are disgusting. I am down for writing letters and much more but letters are a great start. Our fellow men deserve to be defended and even though we fear them we should do it anyways because we are not free and neither is anyone else. They fear us just as much as we fear them. That is why they’re desperate for total control. Lets face it, we all feel that same deep fear which is why this should be taken seriously because that alone proves we are all equals but treated as worthless slaves. My self worth is beyond money and so is yours. We should serve each other instead of serving these monsters. Take a stand. If no one wants to write, I’ll do it. It will help if others could send me the address’ and emails’ of those we should be writing. Brad Manning shouldn’t be sacrificing his life for nothing. Come at me.

  7. I am a Vietnam Veteran. I had a top secret clearance in Vietnam, and I know that the purpose of classifying most documents is to keep the taxpayers from finding out that they are being robbed blind by the “military industrial complex” as described by Eisenhower.

    You will find that the New York Times ran an article on Oct. 25, 2004 on the front page describing how the US Army lost to unknown forces through incompetence (or deliberately) 380 tons of explosives they had captured. This is enough to make a 2 pound bomb every day for a thousand years. Every day people are being killed in Iraq with these explosives, and there is no telling how many American soldiers and innocent Iraqi citizens have been killed so far. And yet nobody has been courtmartialed for this. Such a courtmartial should extend all the way up the Chain of Command at least as far as Rumsfeld.

    So the courtmartial of heroic Bradley Manning is the ultimate hypocrisy.

    If you bring this up you will get quite a few gung ho veterans on your side.

    • Thanks. Coming from a Vietnam vet, this is high praise. Whenever people lie, it’s because they’re willing to do that smaller offense simply to try and cover for the real crime they have committed. And the more powerful the person, the bigger the crimes, and the bigger the lies.

  8. U.S. soldiers burn the Koran.

    The uneducated yankee soldiers who are sent overseas to the war has once again made a fool of theirselves in Afghanistan. Now it’s not about to shoot innocent journalists, but now they have burned Korans, which they have seized the homes of people they did raid with. They might not think that the Afghans should read the Koran but the Bible instead! Of course, this kind of uncivilized and inhuman act resulted in serious rioting in Kabul, so severe that the U.S. has had to close its embassy there. How stupid must north american soldier boys be to be choosen go abroad, one might wonder. Why couldn´t they put on some Bibles also on the fire to get better lighthouse?

    U.S. is so infantile that they think they can foist on the Muslim world his own machismo. They miss all diplomacy, tact and normal behaviours. U.S. has made a fool of himself in both the Arab world and in much of South America.

    I am a swedish agnostic – against all religion, and islam first of all.

  9. And yet there are sheep who still believe the US is all great and good. Oh mother earth have mercy on us all and hide us in your caverns and protect us from ourselves… No war is just… this man and Julian Assange and all the other great whistle blowers deserve hero status – but they shold not have needed to do this in the first place. why cant we go back to loving our earth… there would be no need for greed of G>O>D (Gold Oil and Diamonds)

  10. I had a top secret clearance in Vietnam. I was awarded the Bronze Star. I have written a book entitled “revelations of the great spirit” which reveals the top secret information I learned in Vietnam, and how it relates to 9/11. Unfortunately my book is censored, and the fact that it is censored is also censored, as I explain on youtube with the post:
    ‘censoring the word censored’.

  11. Publishing this is excellent, but if you can, put together a more comprehensive list. The facts stand for themselves and are much more powerful than any allegation or argument the government might raise in Kangaroo Court or in the Mainstream Mudia.

  12. I apologize for not having donated more toward the Bradley Manning Defense Fund. My reason was selfish–I wanted quickly to get on the Shit List of verifiable Bradley Manning supporters. Next month, I will contribute again, more. For the record: The United States of America is the foremost terrorist nation on Earth.–R.T. Thomes (Amsterdam)

    • Sad but what you say has much truth. Thank we have Obama. He commuted Manning today. pray if you pray or better yet , speak out to release Leonard Peltier.

  13. As an American, I am deeply ashamed, as I was during the Viet Nam war, of the ruthless and illegal behavior of U.S. political and military personnel involved in both starting and continuing the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Mai Lai incident comes to mind, which journalists of the mainstream media reported on and for which several enlisted men were prosecuted under military law. Such has not happened during the present wars of the last 11 years, even though many more egregious atrocities have been committed by our government during that time. And many of these have been reported, not by the mainstream media, but by whistle-blowers such as Bradley Manning and Julian Assange. Both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as Commanders-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, should face up to their war crimes and be duly prosecuted for them. There are no mitigating circumstances by which they can claim innocence for the multitude of illegal and sinful acts they have committed in the name of the United States.

    • I agree that both Bush and Obama should be charged with war crimes and brought to justice. Why do we has Americans not do a thing when this knowledge is readily available to all??? Its time to take to the streets and demand a stop to the cover-ups and lies…..revelation it happened once, but most just don’t care!!

  14. cultures are destroyed not by activist citizens but by dishonesty of those trying to maintain their poer. President Obama, act as one deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize. Reply to the defenders of Bradley Manning. Support those who seek to protect our country from self-serving deceit.

  15. I personally give my highest regards to Mr. Bradley Manning. A man does not renounce his personal character to become a soldier, despite what Henry David Thoreau wrote about the military’s dark arts that can change a person into a wooden man. Chris Hedges wrote: Manning provided to the public the most important window into the inner workings of imperial power since the release of the Pentagon Papers. The routine use of torture, the detention of Iraqis who were innocent, the inhuman conditions within our secret detention facilities, the use of State Department officials as spies in the United Nations, the collusion with corporations to keep wages low in developing countries such as Haiti, and specific war crimes such as the missile strike on a house that killed seven children in Afghanistan would have remained hidden without Manning. –Common Dreams. 3/4/’13

    Unlike the horrors perpetrated by our supported troops for at least the past 10 years, Mr. Manning’s actions are wholly moral and righteous. When exposed for atrocities, “normal” soldiers cower behind the defense of “just following orders” or behind their media-induced brainlessness.

    Instead, Mr. Manning bravely stands upon his own feet and proclaims he is a man underneath that uniform. Would that Mr. Obama had such a spine as he!

  16. Interesting summary, one small factual error on the Haiti piece: the minimum wage did in fact increase in 2009 from 70 gourdes to 120 gourdes (for the textile industry). In 2012, this was raised to 250 gourdes (for the textile industry). But it is still routinely ignored.

    • Thank you. I feel that the fight for human rights is not pointless act. A raise in minimum wage is of worth something to the recipient

  17. I hope Bradley gets sprung soon so he can Wiki the rest of the Classified Benghazi files. People need to know the truth about their Government’s actions especially when it involves human lives. Mr. Manning knows!

  18. Bradley is the bravest person of the 21st century.He’s being accused of “aiding the enemy”,hence facing life imprisonment.What people don’t realize is that the enemy is you and I,that’s humanity-why?Because Manning committed “the crime” of exposing and denouncing war crimes and crime against humanity perpetrated by the US elites In Iraq and elsewhere.Obama should be disgracefully stripped of the peace Nobel prize and it be given to Bradley Manning.In case you see my homie Brad,tell him that I can take a bullet for him-Tiegum.

  19. The US Military and US Government condones the sexual abuse and sale of children? This is not my government and my military. And if it is so, then I will need to work to change the agenda of these institutions.

  20. I created a petition asking President Obama to pardon Bradley Manning. It is on We the People, a feature on WhiteHouse.gov. If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by August 31, 2013, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

    You can view and sign the petition here:


    Here is the text of this petition:

    Pardon Bradley Manning

    Whereas Nuremberg taught the world that “just following orders” is no justification for morally questionable actions;

    and, whereas Bradley Manning acted to expose morally questionable actions conducted by the United States–actions that turn the United States into something she should never become;

    and, whereas by exposing these morally questionable actions we now have a better chance to redeem the soul of America;

    we urge you, Mr. President, to grant Bradley Manning full pardon.

  21. Thank you, Bradley Manning, for being a TRUE patriot & hero. Let us NEVER give up fighting the Good Fight. As bad as things may seem, the People REALLY ARE waking up exponentially. We’ve got a long way to go, but we must never forget how far we have come!
    As long as we remain strong & courageous, Love & Freedom WILL prevail! It may take decades, it may take generations, BUT WE WILL NOT FAIL SO LONG AS WE TRY!!!

  22. P.S.
    Get CRITICAL news at http://www.infowars.com, http://www.naturalnews.com & http://www.globalresearch.ca.
    If you Think that some of the info therein is wrong, I challenge you to PLEASE look into it further with a clear, objective Mind & you will find that it is the Truth- however tragic & discomforting those Truths may be.

    When faced with info that contradicts our conditioned paradigm, we would be wise to remember the words of Albert Einstein when he said, “Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.”


    “One person cannot change the world, but one person can spread the message that can change the world.” ~investigative author/speaker David Icke

  23. I admire Bradley and am very sad that he received 35 years. He is a hero but we ALL need to stand up together and demand no more. We cannot trust some leader is EVER going to have our best interest in mind. None of them ANYWHERE can be trusted.
    We occupy because EVERYTHING belongs to ALL of us and it’s about time we realized that!

    Other points- infowars.com is crap. Alex Jones is a false flag who brings up very important things then distorts the crap out of him. He is also anti-immigration and we are all of one world seperated by false borders. http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com is also a great zeit. Yes: I know it’s site.

  24. It’s shocking to admit that the obama administration that i admired has not taken steps to protect the truth,and have gone to great lengths to prosecute those few of us that are courageous enough to seek justice for their fellow human being.

  25. writing comments on this site is not gonna help manning lets all make our hearts strong stand together and help this true heroe come on guyz

  26. Manning, Assange, Snowden, etal will be revered in our country’s near future.
    These widening inequitities will not stand. These brave men & women whistleblowers will be elected to serve in our neo-democracy evolving.

  27. Send PVT. Manning a letter this holiday season, let her know that you support her and will continue to do so for years to come.

    PVT Bradley E Manning
    1300 N Warehouse Rd
    Ft Leavenworth KS 66027-2304

  28. Manning, Assange, Snowden, etal will be revered in our country’s near future.
    These widening inequitities will not stand. These brave men & women whistleblowers will be elected to serve in our neo-democracy evolving.

  29. It is all about the fear. The time has come for a general rebellion, as our Founding Fathers said SHOULD happen when the weight of government becomes an onerous burden on the people.

    As the Founding Fathers predicted, people need to be kept on the straight and narrow by using laws to regulate what kind of behavior is accepted and what kind of behavior one will be punished for, the degree to which is arbitrarily met out by a judge, who decides on, really, whether he likes you or not, how serious your punishment will be. How else can you explain one person getting a fine and another the same fine and 6 months in jail.

    The People are going to be shown how nasty those guys can be and they are going to turn them out amongst you and whip you up into frenzies for the purpose of creating a loosely affiliated cells for fighting a huge, centrally commanded force you could never win against but some like to fight, anyway.

    I like the spirit of the cause. However, I have been the recipient of so many resources our government offers and I feel gratitude but I wonder how much of my dignity will be required of me in order to live the lie and say nothing? Nothing is free

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