Wednesday, March 2, 2011

US Military Fights Its Own Soldiers Better than Its Real Enemies

It has now been just over 9 years that the US military was given the instruction to "get Osama Bin Laden dead or alive". It has failed miserably.

But when it comes to protecting women inside the army from rapes by other soldiers the US military, the organization is incompetent. Women face far more hazards from their fellow citizen soldiers than they do from "the enemy".

And to add to the idiocy, here is the US military "piling on" poor Bradly Manning. From an MSNBC news report:
Following an intensive seven-month investigation, the Army on Wednesday filed 22 additional charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of illegally downloading tens of thousands of classified U.S. military and State Department documents that were then publicly released by WikiLeaks, military officials tell NBC News.

The most serious of the new charges is "aiding the enemy," a capital offense which carries a potential death sentence.
Not only have they cruelly put him into isolation, they now want to kill him. He didn't "give aid to the enemy". He was pointing out the incompetence and lies and hypocrisy within the military and the supposed goals of the US administration. The first big leak was over a case where the US military murder -- yes outright murdered -- civilians and some Reuters news people in a trigger-happy helicopter attack. The US military refused to release any material. Sure. It shows the incompetence and murderous intent of US soldiers who have no respect for life. But that was a war crime and the US military should have stood up and taken the hit. Instead, they blame Bradley Manning for releasing the material.

Bottom line: I blame Barack Obama for this latest moral outrage!

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