torsdag 22 augusti 2013

Rättvisa i USA: Manning får 35 år - Massmördare och torterare går fria eller blir befordrade

Ett par videos som går igenom Bradley Mannings fängelsedom på 35 år. Manning avslöjade krigsbrottslingar och fick ett långt fängelsestraff, medan massmördarna går fria... Se även videon "Collateral damage"

Bradley Manning avoids maximum sentence

Publicerad den 21 aug 2013
On Wednesday, the sentencing phase of Private first class Bradley Manning's trial ended when Army Judge Col. Denise Lind sentenced the soldier to 35 years in prison for releasing thousands of military cables and war logs to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. Manning was found guilty for 20 of 22 charges including espionage and avoided the maximum sentence of 90 years. RT's Liz Wahl has more on the punishment from Fort Meade, Maryland.

Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years behind bars 

Publicerad den 21 aug 2013
A US military judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison in the WikiLeaks case. The Private was earlier found guilty of 20 criminal counts, including espionage and theft. Manning will be credited with the 1,294 days he spent in pre-trial confinement plus an additional 112 days. He was also dishonorably discharged, saw his rank reduced to private from private first class and was forced to forfeit all pay and benefits. No additional fine, however, was levied against him. Manning will have to serve a third of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. RT web producer Andrew Blake, who was in the courtroom during sentencing, reports live from Ft. Meade.

---Collateral Murder - Iraq---

Video 28 apr 2010
Filmen från Manning & WikiLeaks som visar när amerikanska soldater mördar 12 människor i New Bagdad, däribland 2 stycken som arbetade åt nyhetsbyrån Reuters. Även två Irakiska barn fick livshotande skador vid den avrättningsmässiga attacken.

USA idag: Manning får 35 år - Massmördare och Torterare går fria eller blir befordrade

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  1. -Bradley Manning Headed To Prison, While Those Who Authorized Torture Go Free-

    August 22, 2013

    Source: Common Dreams – by Matt Sledge

    FORT MEADE, Md. – Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday for releasing 700,000 documents about the United States’ worldwide diplomacy and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Manning was a 25-year-old Army private first class at the time of his arrest. He saw himself as an idealist acting to end the wars, and said in online chats with hacker Adrian Lamo that he was particularly concerned about the abuse of detainees in Iraq.

    No political or military higher-ups have ever been prosecuted for detainee abuse or torture in Iraq, Afghanistan or at Guantanamo Bay.

    “One of the serious problems with Manning’s case is that it sets a chilling precedent, that people who leak information … can be prosecuted this aggressively as a deterrent to that conduct,” said Andrea Prasow, senior counterterrorism counsel and advocate in Human Rights Watch’s U.S. Program.

    “Shouldn’t we be deterring people who commit torture?”

    Here are some of the individuals who have been involved since 9/11 in detainee abuse and torture, and potential war crimes, and have never been prosecuted.

    George W. Bush

    George W. Bush was president when the U.S. invaded Iraq based on faulty intelligence, tortured terror prisoners and conducted extraordinary renditions around the world.

    “Enhanced interrogation,” a Bush administration euphemism for torture, was approved at the highest level.

    A “principals committee” composed of Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell, CIA Director George Tenet and Attorney General John Ashcroft signed off on the methods.

    “There are solid grounds to investigate Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Tenet for authorizing torture and war crimes,” said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, when the group released a report called “Getting Away With Torture” in 2011.

    Dick Cheney

    As Bush’s vice president, Cheney pushed the nation over to the “dark side,” as he called it, in the war on terror.

    The U.S. used extraordinary renditions to swoop up terror suspects and send them to repressive regimes in places like Syria and Libya for torture.

    Cheney was the key driver in producing the faulty intelligence that led the U.S. into war in Iraq. And he steadfastly defended the CIA’s use of water-boarding and other torture tactics on U.S. prisoners.

    Cheney “fears being tried as a war criminal,” according to Colin Powell’s former chief of staff Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, but he never has been.

    Donald Rumsfeld

    One of the planners of the Iraq War, Rumsfeld steadfastly maintained while Defense Secretary under Bush that U.S. soldiers did not have an obligation to stop torture being used by their Iraqi counterparts.

    He also approved of “stripping prisoners naked, hooding them, exposing prisoners to extremes of heat and cold, and slamming them up against walls” at Guantanamo.[...]



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