Obama Commutes Sentence: Manning to be Released in May 2017 instead of 2045- nsnbc international-le législateur des pissotières veut légiférer jusqu’à sa mort politique

Obama Commutes Sentence: Manning to be Released in May 2017 instead of 2045

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Obama Commutes Sentence: Manning to be Released in May 2017 instead of 2045
par Christof Lehmann

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : U.S. President Barack Obama commuted and significantly shortened the prison sentence of whistleblower Bradley / Chelsea Manning who will be released on May 17, 2017 instead of remaining in military custody until 2045. Manning’s « gender issues » would dominate the discourse and distract from his leaks, the need to investigate potential war crimes and try potential war criminals.

Bradley – Chelsea Manning_USAThe cache of documents and files leaked by Manning was published by WikiLeaks. The files became known as the Iraq War Logs and the Afghan War Diary.

In August 2013 a U.S. Court Martial sentenced private Bradley Manning, who by then had changed « gender » and changed his name to Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment in military custody. Manning was sentenced on several counts under the Espionage Act.

The Iraq War Logs and the Afghan War Diary contained little information that could prove serious war crimes, unless one wants to argue that the wars against Iraq and Afghanistan constituted crimes against peace.

However, among the files leaked by Manning was the video that became best known under the title « Collateral Murder » (see video below). The video was filmed from an Apache helicopter during the second war on Iraq. It is arguably the file that comes closest to documenting a serious war crime.

Contains graphic footage. Viewer discretion and parental supervision is advised.

Bradley Manning_USAThe video shows the indiscriminate shooting on a small crowd in a suburb of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Among those who were killed were two journalists from the Reuters news agency. Among the many dead were also two children.

The video also includes communications between the shooter and his commander on the ground. Nobody was ever seriously prosecuted, let alone sentenced for the killing of mostly unarmed non-combatant civilians, including two journalists and two children.

Manning’s 2010 online chat with ex-hacker Adrian Lamo was instrumental in revealing him / her as the leaker of hundreds of the cached that contained thousands of classified documents and diplomatic cables. Lamo turned Manning in to authorities after he / she confided in him. Manning wrote to Lamo

« [I] wouldn’t mind going to prison for the rest of my life, or being executed so much, if it wasn’t for the possibility of having pictures of me… plastered all over the world press… as boy…[sic]. … The information Manning leaked « might change something. … I want people to see the truth… regardless of who they are… because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public ».

Potential War Crimes Issue Transmuted into Transgender Spectacle



Ironically, Manning’s « gender issues » served as a distraction from the core issue – war crimes. Instead, an international, well-organized and financed campaign focused on the fact that Bradley appeared to have discovered that he / she would rather be Chelsea.

Manning requested the military provide her sexual reassignment surgery to align his / her gender issues, identifying as a woman. The Department of Defense initially rejected that request but eventually signal approval.

With the approval, the distraction from the core issues, the leaks and potential war crimes continued. With Manning’s impending release, that issue is now moot.

It is noteworthy that the WHO’s ICD-10, contrary to the culturally very Western / US-biased DSM still is the international gold standard on diagnostic criteria and lists Manning’s « issues » as a mental condition.

Manning is one of 273 people « given a second chance, » the White House announced Tuesday. The move came only days before Obama leaves office and President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in. Obama has so far pardoned 212 individuals and issued 1,385 grants of commutation.

However, the Obama administration will also be remembered as the administration that has set an unprecedented record in cracking down on whistleblowers. Many independent analysts perceive the transmutation of Manning’s sentence and the recent increase of transfers of inmates from the notorious U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to countries like Saudi Arabia and Oman as a last-ditch attempt to bolster the Democratic Party after the election of Republican Donald Trump. Others view Obama’s farewell initiatives as an attempt to salvage the dented legacy of his presidency.

CH/L – nsnbc 18.01.2017

Christof Lehmann | janvier 18, 2017 à 7:56 | Étiquettes : Baghdad, Iraq, USA, Washington D.C. | Catégories : news | URL : http://wp.me/p3dxDt-lcW


Auteur : erlande

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