Yep. Military officers in the Abwher were also horrified by the criminatity of their elected government and did something about it. They were indeed shot, as you recommend. I am a retired Naval Officer. Early in this decade I realized I can't wear my old uniform again, even for ceremonies. The reason is that the stench of criminality and war crimes by this government has permeated the fabric of the uniform I once wore to "protect the weak and liberate the oppressed." Take that as my "liberal" answer. It's about time somebody besides me and my like-minded progressive/liberal buddies starts loving on all ten amendments in the Constitution's Bill of Rights. The first good step would be shipping Messrs. Bush and Obama to the International War Crimes Tribunal for "waging agressive war."
Mr. Manning -- and Mr. Assange -- helped bring about the uprisings of the "Arab Spring." Here's hoping to more information coming out to make our American masters ever more embarrassed and fearful for their position. Manning did great honor to the spirits of Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson.
I am a former prison Monitor for the State of Arkansas. Not jiust the United Nations rapporteur, but me -- yes this former prison official -- knows stone cold that Manning's treatment was blatently, massively wrong. No self-respecting prison offical could get away with treating any prisoner in that fashion. Except under the "special regime" at Quantico...
Yep. You're right. Military officers in the Abwehr did conspire against the elected government. Fortunately as I take it by my understanding of the reasoning, they were shot for their crimes. Early in this decade I could no longer think of putting on my old uniform again. The stench of crimes against humanity committed by my elected government had begun to permeate the fabric of the uniform I once wore to "protect the weak and liberate the oppressed."
I'm nobody, but at least my voice can bear witness. That matters. If this makes the NSA waste time on me, then it has been a good thing. At the age of 16 I worked on a labor crew in Saudi Arabia composed of Yemeni's and Pakistani's. We dug ditches for laying telephone lines. They were just like you and me, though without our advantages of money and education. I'm ashamed of what the United States is doing to their grandchildren. I realize more and more how great and good the White Rose resistance movement was in Germany. Their backgrounds and habits of mind are so startlingly similar to my own. As they did so can you bear witness to your neighbors and community. I do in my day to day interactions. You can too.
I'm Spartacus and I'm glad Anonymous is too. Power to the people!
A government which has the consent of the governed doesn't face the sort of widespread opposition these ddos attacks represent. I've felt that we have a "predator state" on our hands. Some of this predator's cronies are being attacked by mass consent. Seems a reasonable thing to have happen, given the disparity in power between we, the people and our oligarchs. I, for one, welcome our new consent of the people overlords. I'm 59 years old and a retired naval reserve officer. The government *I* faithfully served has been hijacked by despicable predators. It's time to take basic human decency and the Bill of Rights back. Screw these oligarchs and their enablers.
** note to NSA/CIA/White House/RNC/DNC/Goldman Sachs: If you've overlooked my name, please add me to all your various watchlists. ** The campaign against Wikileaks insults the dignity of the people of the United States and the world. It is long past time for the United States to become a good neighbor in the world instead of continuing to become a nakedly imperial power. p.s. to Mr. Gibbs and Obama: I'm a human being, a former naval office and I vote.