>Manning isn't disappeared
Just because we know where he is doesn't mean he's not disappeared. When you are put into solitary confinement with no contact with the outside world with no day-night cycle (they keep the lights on all the time) you have been thrown in a hole to be forgotten about.
BTW, long term solitary confinement is torture. Not all torture is physical.
And no, he's not in "protective custody" to prevent other inmates harming him. You can request and get out of protective custody (which is a form of solitary confinement) and people often do to take their chances in general population because pc is so awful.
>Snowden can't be pardoned because he hasn't been convicted.
You don't need to be convicted to get a pardon. Ford pardoned Nixon before any conviction happened. Your argument is invalid.
>The US doesn't want Assange evidenced by the fact that Greenwald is free
Greenwald is an old-school journalist and thus protected in the court of public opinion as well as by precedent. Assange isn't. Assange has been bad-mouthed enough that the general public doesn't give a shit about him and probably thinks he "deserves whatever happens to him." Going after Greenwald is a non-starter. Going after Assange will get someone promoted.
>Contrary to popular belief the US Foreign Intelligence services are not required to work within the Constitution or Bill of Rights
US foreign intelligence isn't supposed to spy on US citizens. That's a violation of my rights as a citizen. Fuck you for defending this.
How do those boots taste?