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Bradley Manning's Legal Duty to Expose War Crimes

Bradley Manning's Legal Duty to Expose War Crimes

A legal duty to report war crimes Manning is charged with crimes for sending hundreds of thousands of classified files, documents and videos, including the "Collateral Murder" video, the "Iraq War Logs," the "Afghan War Logs" and State Department cables to Wikileaks. Many of the things he transmitted contain evidence of war crimes.  The "Collateral Murder" video depicts a US Apache attack helicopter killing 12 civilians and wounding two children on the ground in Baghdad in 2007. The helicopter then fired on and killed the people trying to rescue the wounded. Finally, a US tank drove over one of the bodies, cutting the man in half. These acts constitute three separate war crimes.

Bradley Manning Trial Day 2 « Antiwar.com Blog

Bradley Manning Trial Day 2 « Antiwar.com Blog

Most interestingly — though not surprising — it appears the government will spend the next 12 weeks trying to convince the jury that not only was Manning fully cognizant that his actions would “aid the enemy” — the “enemy” being al Qaeda — but that he conspired with Julian Assange and WikiLeaks to do it.Theleitmotifin this ongoing tragedy is that the government is looking for a way to finally prosecute Assange, who is living under Ecuadoran asylum in that country’s embassy in London. WikiLeaks in currently under investigation by the U.S Justice Department. Many believe the government is trying to prove that Assange helped Manning obtain, store and release the documents, which would make him a co-conspirator rather than merely the recipient of more than 700,000 classified U.S documents. Manning has adamantly denied this co-conspiracy scenario, but has admitted handing the files to WikiLeaks after being turned down by major American newspape…

Afghan Protesters Demand US Arrest Troops Over Torture, Killings -- News from Antiwar.com

Afghan Protesters Demand US Arrest Troops Over Torture, Killings -- News from Antiwar.com

Afghan protesters turned out in force in the Wardak Province today, carrying thefreshly exhumed bodies of three more victims of the special forces torture scandal that has been rocking the Nirkh District, where villages say US troops routinely raided them and disappeared civilians.