No, I haven't seen the cadaver. But, there is no reliable eyewitness who's seen Bradley Manning since before December. Manning was facing the death penalty. Under the circumstances, I'd say he's dead.
Rep. Kucinich has been trying to see Manning since the first week of February, and describes his experience with DoD as 'Kafkaesque.' Meanwhile, Manning's captivity is perfectly analogous to burning Christians at the stake for the heresy of translating the Bible.
Quantico probably made a mistake, broke his neck or beat him to a pulp, and he bled to death. They don't want to tell on themselves, and you can't blame them. Corpses are smelly messes, and public relations was never DoD's long suit. It isn't their fault anyway Manning is dead. When I tell you what killed him, you won't believe it. What killed Bradley Manning is the same thing tearing down everything in this country that's being torn down, and is at the heart of many things gone wrong.
It's odd enough Quantico, which isn't Guantanamo, would deny access by the UN Rapporteur on Torture and a member of Congress. That these individuals were treated with rough dismissal is noteworthy. Last week, Kucinich managed Scott Walker's admission that eliminating public employees' collective bargaining would save Wisconsin no money. You can bet Dennis Kucinich would like to know what the hell is happening. My money says he does know, and wonders how anyone can bear to hear it.
At a time when the FBI and other intelligence agencies are declassifying documents at a breakneck pace, including some of the first official admissions we've collected crashed extraterrestrial aircraft, what is the value of torturing and most likely killing an active service member accused of leaking classified information? These things can be explained.
Manning's hometown is Crescent, OK, one of the things giving the story a close, personal aspect for me. Crescent is a few miles away from where I live. It's a small town where the country's oil pipelines intersect, and what happens at this intersection influences how the price of oil in America is determined. The few people needed to turn the valves and staff the local prison form Crescent's economy—a narrow, grim cross-section of socioeconomic deprivation like the rest of this state. People here are good hearted and straight talking, and will not spare your feelings. When Oklahomans say they support the troops, they mean they support people like Bradley Manning.
I was glad to be the first and only person to point out the week it was enacted that the Military Commissions Act of 2006 had an obvious, glaring provision so offensive no one had dared to mention it, or read enough to notice...
...Congress could have set up this unnecessary injustice system another way or done nothing. They chose to make it part of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, meaning its primary application was for active service members, not terrorists. I said the act provides for use on soldiers, and given half a chance it would be. I theorized it could be accidental expediency to throw a little water on my own argument, knowing it was no accident.
I was getting acquainted with people in political blogs. Any person can find himself in Manning's predicament, a simple matter of ticking the right checkboxes on the paperwork. Making these statements may have been popular on that site, but it began a long process of pushback for Uranus on many websites. That's no coincidence.
With this article attacking the Innocent Images program, Luke shortly thereafter announced he was closing the blog. I was shunned by third hand friends and went forward to argue with some of these big names who didn't ignore me completely and disagreed with points in those posts. Luke Ryland is a young man in Australia whose reading and summary of the daily news I'd called the best in the world. He must have been reading a thousand pages a day of only great sources, and published 6 posts or more, and had been doing it every day of the week for years. He had a global following, and I became aware governments were reading it. We asked him if he'd been threatened and he said no, but he gave no other explanation. Since, a surprising list of sites won't post comments signed Uranus.
I told that wrenching story in part because the same thing that somehow produced the Military Commissions Act of 2006 killed Bradley Manning and causes Scott Walker to chisel labor and makes Paul Ryan choose starvation for retirees. It closed Luke's blog. It gags Sibel Edmonds, it causes lawmakers to promote repression, it destroyed manufacturing and continues to chew away at labor in America. It's the trouble in banking, what's behind bankrupt states and why the Federal Reserve continues to print $75 billion a month. It's why you get insurance instead of cures, the internet kill switch, the drug war, the pro-life movement, affirmative action, our prison culture, wars and the suppression of technology.
It's why Karl Rove didn't get a grand jury indictment, even though one was drawn up and Patrick Fitzgerald delivered it himself, trusting no one. It's why for reporting such stories, Truthout.org underwent a hostile takeover, ostensibly for union organization, but almost two years later continues to operate without a contract while making the fraudulent claim it is a union organization—and this noncompliance is heartily endorsed by Bill Moyers. Even NLRB says (now spelled) truth-out (ironically) is the one outfit that doesn't need their scrutiny, certification or a contract. It's a formula. The same ideology does all this.
The story of attempts to learn Manning's fate is austere, and the reporting is a solitary cry in the wilderness. In early March, Kucinich sought to invoke the name of Robert Gates in hopes of enlisting his support. In early February, some speculated Manning was crafting a defense from the claim of torture—ya think? He was probably already dead then. This article claims Firedoglake's David M. House saw Manning in late January even though the UN could not, suggesting House's account is undependable. Shoq suggests psychological voodoo in pursuit of propaganda, then accuses others of self-aggrandizement with false witnesses and holds a Twitter slap fight with Jason Leopold.
Poor Bradley! Last week more than 250 legal scholars signed a protest letter to the president. Laurence Tribe, a Harvard law professor and legal advisor to the Obama justice department until three months ago signed the letter. Tribe joins P.J. Crowley as the only two Obama figures at odds with Manning's captivity. Did they think their letter would resurrect Manning? Did the lawyers remember to ask if Manning's grieving family could recover his body? Recall Tribe is from Harvard, and see how strange this picture really is.
All the things I mentioned, Bradley Manning's handling and many more you can imagine, bear hallmarks of Common Purpose, ostensibly a fraudulent charity and Oxford-based education program. The website calls Common Purpose "a criminal organisation that is dependent upon insider dealing, secrecy and corruption for its existence. Common Purpose creates control over its members by doing them 'favours,' such as finding them lucrative employment in powerful positions, covering for their mistakes, and benefits from accessing its secret network. In return, Common Purpose requires that its graduates act illegally on its behalf, as salespeople for their snake-oil products, exploiting their positions of power, and helping the organisation grow in power."
CP's American counterpart is the 'Advanced Management Program' offered by—guess who—Harvard University. If you look at no other links, look at that one. It's hilarious in that they say the program isn't for everyone, and its two versions cost $64,000 and $66,000. Housing is included and damn sure should be. Harvard vets applicants to be sure they represent the proper combination of promotion, psychopathy and corruputibility. The courses serve as induction and indoctrination. Its mission is to establish a single, communist-style, world government, described as a designer government form drawing from other oppressive types called "communitarian" or "communitarianism." Its modis is the production of a network of complete asshole troublemakers who infiltrate business, government, unions, banking, media and every possible sector and tear the organization apart through audacious acts, secrecy, fear, profligate spending, tax evasion and a variety of other means. It operates like a cult. Common Purpose is one of the most powerful and secret groups that is almost completely unknown. It is rooted in the old European banking system headquartered in London.
David Icke remarks Harvard offers two different programs and says, "Harvard is a key proponent of Common Purpose ideology. And that's friggin' scary." Bankers want to rule the world, and set to the task of destroying what they think opposes their world communist government vision, according to the linked articles.
This is a smoking gun, but it seems it's only one of so many.
I had hoped pointing out the Military Commisisions Act of 2006 legalizes torturing our own soldiers, for God's sake, would derail tragedies like Manning's, but big money had more to say. Old, big money in London—so that's why my car doesn't fly. It may be too late for Bradley Manning, but hopefully not for He Who Should Have Been President Dennis Kucinich. To those precious, third hand friends who defended Innocent Images, you see what happened to Alberto Gonzales and Rachel Paulose. You found consternation in my statements about the Military Commissions Act. Look at where we are today. I felt no regret about all that. I knew the reason behind it would be revealed, and so it is.
You can battle the endemic evil of communitarianism by understanding it, calling it out and opposing it where you find it. But, what breaks this fortification? The antidote is to do what Bradley Manning, the only person who is right in this dreary picture, did: disclose what's classified, open source all of it. Intellectual honesty and the revelation of hidden science will bring about the industrial revolution a century past due. Nothing less will burn back all this ugliness. Suppression is the reason you don't have free energy, the ability to transmute matter, miracle cures, free travel to anywhere in the universe, even your own planet. Unseen hands stop it like they hold Bradley Manning.
They don't consider disclosure would improve even their privileged lives. Civilians, soldiers, money, the intelligence community and politicians will have to hold hands better than this, or after they exterminate us, these idiots will exterminate themselves.