Bradley Manning: Over 2 Years In Prision

The day we last saw Assange he was making declarations on a balcony at the Ecuatorian embassy, the same day, Manning had over 800 days in prision. 817 to be exact. He is being held at Fort Leavenworth Penitentiary, the same prision that held Al Capone in his days.

Manning is held there for being responsible of the biggest leak in classified american warfare and diplomatic correspondance in US ever.

The government believes Manning downloaded hundreds of thousands of documents while he worked as an intelligence analyst near Baghdad during the Iraq war. The government alleges Manning handed the information to WikiLeaks which sparked tremendous controversy when it began publishing it in late summer 2010.

For the past two years, Assange has been careful to not say whether Manning was or was not the source of the information. It’s worth noting that Manning, too, has not said a word on the subject either (though a chat log published by Wired magazine, the government argues, suggests Manning is the source.)

He is facing over 20 charges and is scheduled to start his trial on September 21. He’s accused of wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the Internet, knowing that it was accessible to the enemy and multiple counts of theft of public records. The most serious charge “aiding the enemy” makes Manning eligible for the death penalty. Prosecutors have said they’ll not seek that. Many experts on the topic say that Mr Manning may or may not be the rest of his life in prison. During Assange’s declarations he said “If he really did as he is accused, then he is a hero.”,  “an example to us all and one of the world’s foremost political prisoners.”

But Manning still fight through he’s supporters. A YouTube video shows a throng of protesters outside Obama’s Oakland Campaign office doors. They played instruments and chanted, “We want freedom for Bradley Manning!”

Link to Assange’s declaration video


USA vs SYRIA: Not a war… Yet…

 *Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad

On a press conference, President of the United Sates, Barack Obama said that Bashar Al-Assad should listen to the United States warnings not to use of move any chemical or biological weapons and cross the “red line” and force a U.S. military response.

Obama said that they don’t wan’t that biological weapons fall in wrong hands. The president added that U.S. officials are carefully monitoring the situation and they have ideated a number of contingency plans.

I agree with these actions taken by President Obama. Although I’d hate to say this since I have inclinations to a “left party”, I think that this is one of the few things The United States does to protect the world. Yes, they may have started a war in the middle-east to satisfy their own selfish needs, this is a way of making us know that they aren’t so bad after all.

A world war with relatively deadlier weapons would end with humanity.

Israeli President Shimon Peres has said his country too is preparing contingency plans to attack Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal if Israel is directly threatened. In September 2007, Israeli jets bombed a building in Syria that the U.N. nuclear agency eventually concluded was “very likely a nuclear reactor.”

Obama’s warning on Monday came as Muslims in Syria celebrated the second of three days of feasting to honor the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the holiday’s message of amity and tolerance contrasted sharply with reality.

At least 122 people were killed Monday, including two children and their mother in Daraa, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria opposition group said. It was truly horrible, but It’s their governments responsibility to take care of this happenings, not wait the USA invade them and then whine about it.

I would understand