The bona fide war criminal Barack Obama commuted the unjust prison sentence of political prisoner and courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning (along with Oscar López Rivera and others). It is a big deal. But does it mitigate the numerous heinous crimes of Barack Obama?
First, there are plenty of other political prisoners who are still languishing in the American gulag. Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu-Jamal spring immediately to mind. Also there are still 45 people incarcerated at Gitmo, a facility that Obama promised to close on Day 1 of his presidency (he blames Republicans for his failure to close Gitmo).
Obama commuted Manning’s sentence; he didn’t pardon her, meaning that Manning is still considered guilty of telling the world of war crimes committed by the US in Iraq. For releasing the below video of a war crime Manning has been tortured, imprisoned, denied medication, and held in solitary confinement.
Obama considers the incarceration that has lasted almost seven years to be justice: “I feel very comfortable that justice has been served,” he said.
After watching the video, the viewers can judge for themselves whether Manning obeyed her conscience and did the right thing by releasing it.
The video is clear evidence of an undeniable truth. As such Manning is a truth teller, and he was imprisoned for making the truth known. Those opposed to the dissemination of truth are interested in controlling the truth. It is about power, As George Orwell wrote in…