Wikileaks Bradley Manning free: exposing war crimes is not a crime
Stories and News No. 335
Generalizing the motto on the website of the network created to support soldier Bradley Manning (Exposing war crimes is not a crime!) I am here to say that exposing crimes is not a crime.
More than ever, when we see the great rising importance of the net in the world, this principle must be defended.
That is a fundamental and determining principle everywhere, as in the fascinating revolution that is occurring in real time in North Africa.
In my Italy it is daily attacked too.
It will be never needless to say: publishing rumors is gossip but making known to the people the crimes of those who govern is Journalism.
Journalism with a capital J.
Every referring to the Berlusconi 'Bunga Bunga' and Ruby case is wanted.
Bradley Manning is a US young soldier and information theory expert imprisoned since 282 days in solitary confinement at a military prison in Quantico, Virginia.
He is accused of downloading thousands secret files, sending them to Wikileaks.
Bradley risks the death penalty.
Now, you have to know that among them there is a video called Collateral Murder, which I already wrote about last year on this blog.
In it there is evidence of the murder of a dozen civilians by two U.S. military helicopters.
I think that who intended what precious right is at risk at this moment, here, in the world and on internet, must raise their voices and efforts to prevent it from being smothered.
That is why I ask that the soldier Bradley Manning is released soon.
I tell you the reason with…
I am with Bradley because exposing a crime is not a crime.
It is a duty.
The silence is a crime.
Under the shadow of silence, everything can be said and anything can be done.
We all know perfectly.
Hidden by that veil, some might even convince the others that a war can be a peace mission.
Hidden by that veil, civilian deaths are just casualties.
Hidden by that veil, even murderers are celebrated as heroes.
And hidden behind that veil, all opponents are necessarily traitors.
Nevertheless, I am with Bradley, because exposing a crime is not a crime.
It is an act of courage.
The betrayal of those who do everything to prove otherwise is a crime.
It is well known.
The brave men are less than the coward ones.
It is easy to understand why.
The former, at the moment they demonstrate their value, in most cases are alone.
The latter almost always express their cowardice in the crowd.
And so they cry, cry out loud, eager to hold the light of truth with the spots of their unacknowledged shame.
Still, I am with Bradley, because exposing a crime is not and never will be a crime.
It is a gift to others.
It is a gift to all the brave as the coward people.
However, not everyone is ready to open that present box.
It takes courage…
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