Discussion in 'International Politics' started by trackwhack, Oct 13, 2011.
Bradley Manning Pretrial Hearing Focuses On Evidence
Manning court martial trial starts Monday | McClatchy
looks like the Assange episode fully exposes American hypocrisy when it comes to being an open, democratic,self correcting political system at the vanguard of human rights - at the very least, safeguarding of whistle blowers should be a no-brainer already.
You cant have Privates deciding what information is classified and what is not. I hope he spends the rest of his life in prison. Being a democracy is one thing, being a democracy to the point of committing suicide is a another.
alternate perspective : vested interest drive the state to make pretty much all information as "classified" even when it does not have a direct impact on "national security" - backlash ensues in the form of assange, anonymous et, all. Isn`t the "Average American" (justifiably) famous for being deeply mistrustful of large federal institutions for their overreach ?
sweet, sweet vindication looking forward to reactions from @average american, @W.G.Ewald and others
Edward Snowden and the security state laid bare | Clay Shirky | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
I have not heard anybody should say Bradley Manning should not be further prosecuted because of the emerging Snowden case.
I have said in the past that PFC Manning was not properly supervised, and that his superiors should be prosecuted. In fact, an NCO in his chain of command was given non-judiclal punishment, if I recall correctly.
Anybody who has access to classified information signs an oath not to reveal it to anyone without proper clearance. That fact is irrefutable.
it boils down to what it morally right - as defined under the american perspective of the world vs. what is lawful
Manningâ€™s conviction seen as making prosecution of WikiLeaksâ€™ Assange likely - The Washington Post
Assange wants attention now that Manning is back in the headlines; both are media whores.
Manning, seeking gender treatment, OK'd for move :shocked:
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