I have never been to war. Other than being mugged twice in West Philadelphia I never have feared for my life. I still feel that cold metal pressed against my spine. It only lasted a few minutes. For that and other reasons, I never passed judgement on those willing to go into the killing fields of war. It didn’t seem fair. It has always been thank you for your service. Period. Full stop.
There has been something about this Julian Assange guy that has troubled me. He made me think about a topic I would prefer not to think about. After all, war is hell don’t you know. I have been told that. Should there be “rules of engagement?” Seemed odd. Heck we took out whole cities in WWII in Germany and that thing in Japan really had collateral damage for sure. Anyhow. Take a look at this and tell me what you think. I only took a portion of the post:
Below is a full video version of Collateral Murder, the 2007 war footage that was leaked in 2010 to Wikileaks by Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning. This version was posted to the Wikileaks YouTube channel with subtitles. It will only take about 15 minutes of your life to view it.
The film also shows war crimes that implicate the entire structure of the U.S. military, as everyone involved was acting under orders, seeking permission to fire, waiting, then getting it before once more blasting away. The publication of this video, plus all the Wikileaks publications that followed, comprise the whole reason everyone in the U.S. who matters, everyone with power, wants Julian Assange dead.
They also want him hated. Generating that hate is the process we’re watching today.
“Everyone” in this case includes every major newspaper that published and received awards for publishing Wikileaks material; all major U.S. televised media outlets; and all “respectable” U.S. politicians — including, of course, Hillary Clinton, who was rumored (though unverifiably) to have said, “Can’t we just drone this guy?”
This was done in our name, to “keep us safe.” This continues to be done every day that we and our allies are at “war” in the Middle East.
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