Aug 21, 2013

80 years ago, Smedley Butler was thought of (by both the public and government officials) as a hero, as someone who saved the country from a fascist takeover. The U.S. government on Wednesday proved just how much that has changed.  Bradley Manning, who is now only 25 years old, will not see freedom until he is 60. He has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for telling the public the truth.

According to Reuters:

Judge Colonel Denise Lind, who last month found Manning guilty of 20 charges including espionage and theft, could have sentenced him to as many as 90 years in prison. Prosecutors had asked for 60 years.

One has to wonder if Manning is being made an example of in order to stifle other truth-tellers from coming forward, and combined with the “tragic accident” dead journalist Michael Hasting’s wife referred to, it looks like a resurrection of Stalinism or Hitler’s “Night of the Long Knives” is occurring in Amerika.

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