Bradley Manning was convicted of twenty charges, today. Among those charges was not “Aiding the Enemy”. Had he been, Manning’s conviction would have sent a clear message to the public at large. In leaking the records of egregious, unethical, illegal, and violent acts by agents of the US Government, Manning exposed the ugly under belly of the power elite, who strove to label his acts “treasonous” and “espionage”. If Bradley Manning’s actions were treasonous, his treason was only against the one percent. In swearing his oath, as a uniformed member of the US Armed Services, Manning’s loyalty was to the People of the United States, to the US Constitution, not to Charles and David Koch. To be guilty of espionage, he would have had to be a spy. He was merely a whistle blower, offended by the actions of his government, nothing more. Yes, had Bradley Manning been convicted of aiding the enemy, it would have sent a clear message to the People. Manning was serving the people. He was alerting the People to the truth, the ugly, horrible truth. Conviction of “Aiding the Enemy” would have openly declared the obvious. The People are the enemy of this government. Just as Warren Buffet said, “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” Buffett also said, “The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves, and the better the teacher, the better the student body.” With the decline of the Fourth Estate, the People must depend on WikiLeaks, to learn the truth. WikiLeaks depends on truth tellers like Bradley Manning. This is not desirable for a government bent on controlling its People, like submissive sheep. Yes, there is a war on, and the People are the enemy of the power elite. Convicting Manning of aiding the enemy would have announced this to the world.
- Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy (fresnobee.com)
- Bradley Manning cleared of giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks; convicted of theft, espionage (nj.com)
- Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy, but victory is mostly symbolic (deathandtaxesmag.com)