A government judge decided that posting documents on the internet exposing war crimes and other embarrassing state department double dealing is not treason. Many civil libertarians are celebrating this as a victory that will keep investigative journalism alive.
But Obama’s handlers have learned from Nixon’s mistakes. Bradley Manning will not be the next Daniel Ellsberg. He will be locked away in a government dungeon probably until long after Bush and Obama are dead. He will not be allowed to talk to the press and will be largely forgotten. I’m sure CNN will have moved on to Syria or the next phony racial crime by this weekend.
The Bradley Manning affair remains a warning to would be whistle blowers who currently work for the Empire. You may not be hanged for treason, but you will be tortured and locked up for the rest of your life.
My advice? Don’t work for the Empire in the first place. Always assume the government puppets you see on TV are lying because they always are.