This excellent piece from renowned investigative journalist Kurt Nimmo looks at what whistleblower Chelsea Manning revealed about US Government and their disgusting acts against humanity.
Chelsea Manning was commuted by the now former President Obama, however, since then she has returned to prison for refusing to testify in court in an ongoing Wikileaks investigation, meanwhile, it would seem we have all forgotten exactly what Manning brought into the public arena for scrutiny.
As mentioned in the video here are just some of the revelations Chelsea Manning made public:
- There is an official policy to ignore torture in Iraq.
- Guantanamo prison has held mostly innocent people and low-level operatives.
- There is an official tally of civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- U.S. Military officials withheld information about the indiscriminate killing of Reuters journalists and innocent Iraqi civilians.
- The State Department backed corporate opposition to a Haitian minimum wage law.
- The U.S. Government had long been faking its public support for Tunisian President Ben Ali.
- Known Egyptian torturers received training from the FBI in Quantico, Virginia.
- The State Department authorised the theft of the UN Secretary General’s DNA.
- The Japanese and U.S. Governments had been warned about the seismic threat at Fukushima.
- The Obama Administration allowed Yemen’s President to cover up a secret U.S. drone bombing campaign.
- Details on Vatican hiding big sex abuse cases in Ireland.
- US pressured the European Union to accept GM—genetic modification.
- The UK sidestepped a ban on housing cluster bombs. Officials concealed from Parliament how the US is allowed to bring weapons on to British soil in defiance of treaty.
- US used threats, spying, and more to try to get its way at the 2012 crucial climate conference in Copenhagen.
- Oil giant Shell claims to have “inserted staff” and fully infiltrated Nigeria’s government.
This is just a few of the things we now know thanks to Chelsea Manning.
Obama’s decision to release her early had little support from anyone else in Congress, in fact, many condemned Obama for his decision.
In the last few hours the newly elected President Donald Trump has tweeted in response to a statement Chelsea Manning made about Obama since the knowledge of his early release:
Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Terrible!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
This outburst from trump was triggered by Mannings first article since his commutation which was published in The Guardian earlier today:
On the night of 4 November 2008, Barack Obama was elected on a platform of “hope” and “change”. He was hailed as a “uniter” in an age of “dividers”. I experienced a political awakening that night. I watched as the hope that President Obama represented was tempered by the shocking passage of Proposition 8 by a majority of voters in California. This reversed a major marriage equality court victory from earlier that year.
Throughout his two terms in office, these types of contradictions would persist. Optimism and hope would be met with backlash and hate. He faced unparalleled resistance from his opponents, many of whom wanted him to fail.
The one simple lesson to draw from President Obama’s legacy: do not start off with a compromise. They won’t meet you in the middle. Instead, what we need is an unapologetic progressive leader.
We need someone who is unafraid to be criticized, since you will inevitably be criticized. We need someone willing to face all of the vitriol, hatred and dogged determination of those opposed to us. Our opponents will not support us nor will they stop thwarting the march toward a just system that gives people a fighting chance to live. Our lives are at risk – especially for immigrants, Muslim people and black people.
Manning has been heavily criticized for her article, but why should Manning be grateful?
This is a person who put her life on the line to reveal the truth about the disgusting crimes against humanity that the US Government have been hiding. We must remember our Governments work for us, we pay their wages, we elect them, we effectively own them.
So, do we not have the right to know what they are doing?