Take them down, chaps.
Good luck with this one, Anon, its your biggest target yet.
Manning should immediately be handed over to civil authority until the point of his trial so that at least SOME standard of human dignity will be granted to him. These US military types are little better than state-sanctioned sadists with a license to torture handed to them by a sick-minded government, w ith a twisted set of morals and principles stemming from a warped interpretation of western religion and philosophy, and a rock-solid belief that relentless and unending pursuit "the bottom line" or "the almighty dollar" are the only true values by which success can be measured.
I know certain posters on here will disagree and rattle on in defence of Mannings treatment, but I suspect they're the same sort of people who think that the way the 'inmates' at Guantanamo are treated is fair, or the torture and humiliation of prisoners at Abu Gharid was acceptable, and to be frank I simply don't want to engage with the emotionally and mentally deficient types who fit that bill. Personally, if I were presented with such a person, I'd cheerfully see them suffer the same woes they've heaped on their fellow human beings and let THAT serve as a warning to those who seek to justify such abuses in future.
The same retrogressive and primitive attitude may also lead these neanderthals to defend Mannings treatment on the basis of the their own legal system; they justify the actions by laws. Laws they have created themselves, through sophistry and machination.
Well, USofA, you are, at the end of the day, a collection of people who have decided to manifest your will, through your laws, on people you are meant to protect. I know another group of such people, called Anonymous, who have decided to manifest THEIR will and THEIR laws on you in response. Their mandate is just as legitimate when looked at simply and without unneccesary complication.
Do I hear you yelling not fair? Do I see you seeking them out and trying to label them as terrorists and traitors? Tough, US, you made your bed now lie in it. You know, I hear a lot of the world yelling "not fair" back at you, and a fair few labelling you as "the terror" that they have to contend with, and the evidence, to be frank, is mounting against you. And, unlike the poor folk living in mud-brick houses which they share with their goats and their extended families that you like to use your expensive weapon-toys against, THIS group is capable of engaging you on a battlefield for which YOU are poorly trained and equipped, and you're right to be scared.
The shoe is on the other foot and world opinion is shifting.
It's starting to say "America? Fuck, no."