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Outsider Manning v American exceptionalism

22.08.2013 07:11

The 35-year sentence just slapped on Bradley Manning may be seen as a perverse expression of American exceptionalism.

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Putin the Great 26.08.2013 21:08

Pepe Escobar is not a hack. He is is a Brazilian investigative journalist.


Geremy Wilson 25.08.2013 22:30

I don't understand why this site doesn't have a share button


Martin Ellacott 24.08.2013 17:26

It is Obama that should be in jail right along with Bush.....not Manning.


Zana Daniëlle 23.08.2013 18:17

Will people please respect this heroine’s wishes and call her Chelsea Manning and female pronouns…


catcrapcookies 23.08.2013 09:26

best article I have read in a while, must be, I read it twice.
Job well done.


NoOne 22.08.2013 20:03

what is the basis of potential immunity of a bush cohort?


Alexey Braguine 22.08.2013 15:11

Pepe, excellent article and well defined as a case of American exceptionalism, It is time that the growing number of American war criminals start being prosecuted in the Hague, even if it is in absentia.
Maybe it is time for many responsible Americans to seek refuge abroad and TELL ALL,


goedelite 22.08.2013 14:55

Ms Manning's plea to Pres. Obama for a pardon is another example of bad direction by David Coombs and bad judgment by Manning. To ask our constitutional lecturer-President, who has trashed the Constitution beyond repair, for a pardon, when the President found him guilty, publicly before the trial, is just ridiculous. Finally, Mr Coombs can go back to what is his métier, defending military absence-without-leav e.


goedelite 22.08.2013 14:43

That Ms Manning is a bright young woman is clear from her public statements. Yet, there is so much stupidity in the record of her behavior: joining the armed forces not knowing what they do; confiding in Adrian Lamo, who betrayed her (then him); betraying herself in a defense that was a capitulation from day one; choosing the present moment to announce her gender change! Her capitulations and mea culpa final pleading were guided by David Coombs, an attorney fine for AWOL offenses, but not the sort of attorney that an heroic fighter for human rights should have had. D Berrigan should have been Manning's example


Mike Littlefield 22.08.2013 14:04

If excerpts of this article ever get into the us state-owned press, we will all have to go out an buy a whole bunch of Chinese-made american flags to wave around to try to convince ourselves we are the greatest nation on Earth.


Eric Wayne Ehrmann 22.08.2013 13:51

His Leavenworth hard time really boils down to 8 years. Less, if the next president is sensitive to of global protesters and libertarian political figures calling for his pardon.
For Assange and Snowden the Ecuador asylum gambit is becoming dicey now that The Committee To Protect Journalists is amping up Correa's ratcheting up press censorship
One might want to start a conversation about "El Martillo" Correia and Ecuadorian exceptionalism.


Carlos 22.08.2013 13:48

@ Stiv you are seriously part of the problem with what is wrong with the western world. A million words to say but nothing of any worth.


jeff strehlow 22.08.2013 09:26

Excellent article.

If Bradley Manning is a "troubled young man", I'd like to see more troubled young men in the world.


LuckInFires 22.08.2013 08:58

First Class Bradley Manning prepared to stand up to those whose behavior is totally controlled by brain parasite infection and the systems that have evolved to best suit needs. Humanity will prevail. We are waking up.

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