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Bradley Manning Verdict

Bradley Manning has been found guilty of most of the charges levelled him, but not that of aiding the enemy. This might be the source of at least some solace, but it shouldn’t be.

For, as James Ball in ‘The Guardian’s’ “Comment is Free” quite rightly points out,  going after Private Manning rather than investigating crimes against humanity committed by its own agents means that the US government is “sending a message to nations that routinely imprison, assault or even kill journalists and activists, that when it comes to the crunch, the supposed leader of the free world is not much different.”  Surprise, surprise!

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There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.

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