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  •  How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless Wars (8+ / 0-)

    How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless Wars
    Bradley Manning Has Done More for U.S. Security than SEAL Team 6

    The prosecution of Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ source inside the U.S. Army, will be pulling out all the stops when it calls to the stand a member of Navy SEAL Team 6, the unit that assassinated Osama bin Laden.  The SEAL (in partial disguise, as his identity is secret) is expected to tell the military judge that classified documents leaked by Manning to WikiLeaks were found on bin Laden’s laptop.  That will, in turn, be offered as proof not that bin Laden had internet access like two billion other earthlings, but that Manning has “aided the enemy,” a capital offense.
    Think of it as courtroom cartoon theater: the heroic slayer of the jihadi super-villain testifying against the ultimate bad soldier, a five-foot-two-inch gay man facing 22 charges in military court and accused of the biggest security breach in U.S. history.
    This was sent out from tomdispatch.com

    A project of The Nation magazine which posts a couple of articles per week.

    They are also posted here on dailykos but I don't recall if they made it to the REC list. These are articles by journalists and authors and others of note. Noam Chomsky often publishes in these dispatches.

    here is the link

    http://www.tomdispatch.com/...

    •  For this trial, maybe the military will break... (2+ / 0-)
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      their own rules and allow cameras in the military tribunal trying Manning. lol

      The prosecution of Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ source inside the U.S. Army, will be pulling out all the stops when it calls to the stand a member of Navy SEAL Team 6, the unit that assassinated Osama bin Laden.
      Full blown [negative] publicity campaign to make Manning look bad.

      "Anyone with an aquarium knows that if you change the temperature and chemistry of the water, you're asking for trouble... big trouble." -- Oceanographer David Gallo

      by markthshark on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 07:02:13 AM PDT

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