Collateral Murder: Bradly Manning Leaked Video

Bradley Manning is a hero.

“‎Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” – John Stuart Mill

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4 thoughts on “Collateral Murder: Bradly Manning Leaked Video

  1. Not sure if he’s a hero but he sure did have an impact.

    Did you know that Manning actually indirectly caused the arab spring?!

    He leaked diplomatic cables which indicated that the US was less supportive of the Tunesian president Ben Ali than they appeared.
    This strengthened the people of Tunesia in their resolve to get rid of their president.
    Eventually they managed to chase him out of the country and the arab spring got on it’s way.

  2. He’s no friend of the state. That’s why he’s a hero. Too many brain-dead soldiers just follow orders. That spells disaster when the orders are coming from evil men.

  3. Luckily, since the neurenberg trials after WWII “I was just following orders” is no longer an argument that can be brought forward.
    sadly, this doesn’t prevent acts like the above.

  4. Yet not following a command to fire will land a soldier in jail.

    Bradley manning knowingly risked his freedom to make the world aware of what was really happening. Many would have denied this ever took place without the proof that he made public. I’m sure he thought that there would be enough good Americans, who once they found out the truth, would stand up and defend his actions. Sadly many have labeled him a traitor in America. Doing what you consider right no matter what is not easy. He made a decision to take a risk. He’s a patriot and a hero.

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