11 Articles On Bradley Manning | The Manning Trials | Torture and The Hypocrisy Of The US Government

Dylan Eleven | Truth11.com

Manning releases information about lies and deception and corruption in the military industrial complex model and the government focus on what he has done, and completely side steps their complicity in evil and genocide.  The severity of the crimes of the government and the global corrupt elite is so vast that many could not even begin to immagine.  All wars are fake and contrived by the evil few, we are and have been enslaved for 2000 years by this crew. A buy blows the wistle and they torture him and deny him the rights of every  human being.  They are violators of  human rights to the max and the extreem hippocracy they conduct is disgusting.

How long will the masses sit idly by while such blatant bullshit persists daily.

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Obama hurt fair trial chances: Manning backers

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WASHINGTON (AFP) – Supporters of alleged Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of interfering the future trial, after the president said the army private broke the law.

The White House however disputed the stance of the Bradley Manning Support Network, which arose after an encounter between Obama and a group member following a political fundraiser in San Francisco last week.

Obama told activist Logan Price in an exchange caught on camera that Manning, 23, had acted irresponsibly and risked the lives of US service members by allegedly sending secret military and diplomatic documents to the website.

“He broke the law,” Obama said.

“We’re a nation of laws. We don’t let individuals make their own decisions about how the laws operate.”

Manning supporters maintain that Obama’s comments as-commander-in-chief could prejudice the deliberations of a jury of military officers at Manning’s eventual military trial.

“President Obama is the commander-in-chief. The jury that demands the guilt or innocence of Bradley Manning will be made up of military officers under his command,” said Kevin Zeese, a Bradley Manning Support Group lawyer.

“It is hard to imagine military officers finding him not guilty. Will military officers contradict the commander-in-chief?

“Will they find Manning not guilty and open the military up to liability for mistreatment of Manning? It seems unlikely,” he said, arguing that Manning had been mistreated, even tortured in a military brig.

Obama’s National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor however disputed the interpretation of the encounter provided by Manning’s supporters.

“The president was emphasizing that, in general, the unauthorized release of classified information is not a lawful act. He was not expressing a view as to the guilt or innocence of Private First Class Manning specifically.”

The encounter with the Manning supporter followed an Obama 2012 fundraising event which was interrupted by activists singing a song in support of the private.

The 23-year-old Welsh-born US Army private has been in military detention since July 2010 as US authorities scramble to cope with an avalanche of embarrassing revelations carried by Wikileaks and the global media.

His conditions, which have included solitary confinement and being forced to sleep naked, have drawn the attention of Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union and the British government.

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Obama declares Manning guilty without trial

Published: 26 April, 2011, 00:54

President Barack Obama in the Situation Room of the White House.

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In a conversation about alleged WikiLeaks leaker US President Barack Obama commented on Pfc. Bradley Manning saying, “He broke the law.”

The words from Obama’s mouth come as Manning is held in prison awaiting further charges and a military trial. Manning has entered no official plea and no court proceedings have begun. Yet, the US president dubbed him guilty of breaking the law.

Many argue no truly fair or impartial trial is even possible at this point. Some hold there would never be a fair trial since the media had already convicted manning in the court of public opinion. Now that the Military’s commander and chief has spoke on the matter is even more unlikely the military trial will be fair and impartial.

Military officers on a potential jury now know that their commander and chief believes Manning to be guilty. To find otherwise would amount to undermining his view.

Kevin Zeese, an attorney, the director of Come Home America and an advisor to the Bradley Manning Support Network explained this directly obstructs the notion of innocent until proven guilty.

That was a very clear error by President Obama,” he remarked. “This makes it very hard for Private Manning to have a fair trial in the military.”

Many people the world over are actively supporting Manning and protesting his detention and mistreatment at the hands of the US Department of Defense.

It is highly unlikely, Zeese argued, that a military officer or enlistee would site on a jury and pas a verdict that is in opposition to the words of the President. It could possibly be bad for their future careers. This eliminates any possibility of a fair trial.

Manning, if guilty, merely released low-level secrets to the American public who had a right to know what their government was doing, he said. He did not sell or trade dangerous secretes to foreign governments.

That’s not a traitor to me, that’s a patriot,” said Zeese.

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