she is a hero...
From Grandma Sheila
Let us not buy into the establishment's diversionary smear tactics Duwayne so ably describes here. Let us help refresh the memories of the goldfish brained populace regarding the atrocities that Chelsea exposed, detailed at a website devoted to her cause :http://www.bradleymanning.org/...
"There is an official policy to ignore torture in Iraq.
"The “Iraq War Logs” published by WikiLeaks revealed that thousands of reports of prisoner abuse and torture had been filed against the Iraqi Security Forces. Medical evidence detailed how prisoners had been whipped with heavy cables across the feet, hung from ceiling hooks, suffered holes being bored into their legs with electric drills, urinated upon, and sexually assaulted. These logs also revealed the existence of “Frago 242,” an order implemented in 2004 not to investigate allegations of abuse against the Iraqi government. This order is a direct violation of the UN Convention Against Torture, which was ratified by the United States in 1994. The Convention prohibits the Armed Forces from transferring a detainee to other countries “where there are substantial grounds for believing that he would be in danger of being subjected to torture.” According to the State Department’s own reports, the U.S. government was already aware that the Iraqi Security Forces engaged in torture (1).
"U.S. officials were told to cover up evidence of child abuse by contractors in Afghanistan.
"U.S. defense contractors were brought under much tighter supervision after leaked diplomatic cables revealed that they had been complicit in child trafficking activities. DynCorp — a powerful defense contracting firm that claims almost $2 billion per year in revenue from U.S. tax dollars — threw a party for Afghan security recruits featuring boys purchased from child traffickers for entertainment. DynCorp had already faced human trafficking charges before this incident took place. According to the cables, Afghan Interior minister Hanif Atmar urged the assistant US ambassador to “quash” the story. These revelations have been a driving factor behind recent calls for the removal of all U.S. defense contractors from Afghanistan (2)."
Manning exposed tens of thousands of documents detailing the deliberate criminal actions and policies of the sacred homeland for past decades. She is a hero of the people, and the traitors are the ones who have locked her away. The truth she exposed should be re-broadcast by everyone of conscience.