On war crimes and WikiLeaks

March 12, 2011

Medea Benjamin and Charles Davis write in Common Dreams on the case of Bradley Manning–the army intelligence office who allegedly leaked tens of thousands of State Department cables to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, exposing cover-ups of potential war crimes and other irregularities:

The lesson is clear, and soldiers take note: You’re better off committing a war crime than exposing one. … On March 1, the military charged Manning with 22 additional offenses – on top of the original charges of improperly leaking classified information, disobeying an order and general misconduct. One of the new charges, “aiding the enemy,” is punishable by death. That means Manning faces the prospect of being executed or spending his life in prison for exposing the ugly truth about the U.S. empire.

Support for Pfc. Manning is being organized by Courage to Resist, whose member Jeff Paterson will speak at ALBA’s annual celebration in San Francisco, on May 29. Read the whole Common Dreams article here.


One Response to “ On war crimes and WikiLeaks ”

  1. Phil on March 18, 2011 at 7:13 am

    What are the alleged war crime coverup’s?