Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How America Treats It's Own

WikiLeaks suspect being moved out of Quantico

"The Army private suspected of giving classified data to WikiLeaks is being moved to a prison at Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas, where Pentagon officials said more extensive healthcare would be available for his mental, emotional and physical state.

Jeh Johnson, the Pentagon's top lawyer, said the move did not suggest that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's treatment at the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., was inappropriate.

But the transfer, which Johnson called "imminent," comes after international criticism about Manning's treatment during his detention at the Marine Corps base. The conditions of Manning's confinement have been the focus of repeated protests from human rights groups and lawmakers.

Johnson said, "The fact that we have made a decision to transfer this particular pretrial [detainee] … should not be interpreted as a criticism of the place he was before."

From Waco to Libya: 18 Years of Humanitarian Mass Murder

"The Davidian cult in Waco was dealt with by armored vehicles," remarked Muammar Gaddafi in February, defending his own crackdowns in light of the U.S. government’s. April 19 marks eighteen years since the end of the Waco siege and exactly one month since Obama began bombing Libya. Now that the federal government is again shedding blood in the name of humanitarianism, we might reflect on how it obtains legitimacy for its most brazen acts of violence."


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