Above are three photos of Bradley Manning. I was suspicious at one time that they were pulling a body switch on us, but there is not enough evidence to make that assertion. However, I was very suspicious that his arrest, torture, and of course sex change operation, were not real. Now, after doing research for this piece, I am not certain that they were fake, although he was, I believe, merely used as a tool.
Generally, public hoaxes are hard to uncover. They are done with full knowledge of the gullibility of the public, but also in such a way as to use jujutsu on us, especially those of us called “the left.” The idea of jujutsu is to use your opponent’s force to your own advantage. The people who run these psy-ops know that the left generally distrusts the military and Intelligence, and has nightmares about use of brutal force against innocents. So in setting up a psyop, they play that card. They allow themselves to look like monsters to stoke fear and to divide and conquer. We found this, for instance, in the famous Napalm Girl photo, where a horrible photo of a young girl running from a napalm attack on her city was staged, perhaps not even shot in Vietnam.
Consequently, there was a great uproar over the treatment of Bradley Manning while he was confined at Quantico military base. The treatment was painted as barbaric, and large protests were organized around him. Wikipedia’s account of the torture describes sensory deprivation while the young man was on a suicide watch, but later when (if) he was moved to medium security at For Leavenworth, all off that stopped and he became a normal prisoner.(I say “if” because we who are outside prison can never know who is in prison for sure.)
Opposition to the treatment of Manning rose to a fever pitch. This too is most likely part of the psyop, the protests filmed (first clue) and probably instigated and led by controlled opposition. Contrary to popular belief, the government likes and encourages protests, as 1) they are nice distractions that never lead to anything unless the government was planning to do something anyway; and 2) they seal the impression that we have representative government and that the voice of the people is heeded.
(Are you listening, women who marched against Trump? I laughed heartily at the recent marches in defense of science. How clueless can we be?)
I have just concluded reading the rather long Wikipedia post on Manning, and found it devoid of the usual insider cues and numerical signals. It reads as if Manning is the real deal. Perhaps he is. What does stand out is this: His rank while working with classified material was Specialist E-4. That is a low rank, in essence a non-commissioned officer. He surely went through a security clearance, a thorough study of his background, so his inner desire to be a woman, known as early as 2009, and his homosexuality, known as a youth were known. His height 5’2″ makes his eligibility for the military questionable, as the Army minimum is 5’10”. [I am misreading this, bad math: Army minimum is actually 4’10”.] His weight exceeds the minimum, but at 105 pounds, was very low.
Given all of that, I am going to speculate here that Manning was set up by his superiors to take the fall for the release of materials to Wikileaks. I also speculate that all of the material released was deemed to be of little consequence.
Why then the charade? That answer is obvious, to me anyway. Wikileaks is a psy-op. The whole Bradley Manning affair was used to give Wikileaks credibility, along with Julian Assange’s legal troubles in Sweden and subsequent confinement to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. More likely Assange appears at the embassy for interviews and photo-ops, but otherwise freely wanders the globe. Remove his shock of white hair, who will recognize him?
Does this mean that the Ecuadorians are players too? Maybe. They could be fooled, but if Assange, as I suspect, is not really confined to their embassy, then they are definitely players. This would then make Rafael Correa an American agent.
Manning will be released from prison in one week, his sentence having been commuted by President Obama, another sign that no harm was done. This even though Manning supposedly released the gruesome film footage the came to be known as Collateral Murder. Here’s what’s odd about that film:
It is simply this – it is available and has been widely viewed on YouTube, though I do not trust the number of views they stick on any given work. I can freely download and republish it. YouTube is famous for shutting down video outlets for the most indefensible reasons, usually having to do with publishing materials that are offensive to people of power. As a rule of thumb, if you can see something on YouTube, you are meant to see it.
That in mind, I watched it again, first time in several years, and am now suspicious that it was … not so much fake as professionally staged. There’s a military helicopter flying over a neighborhood, and yet it twice manages to surprise them with gunfire, as if it operated in stealthy silence. It fires what on the soundtrack sound like machine guns, but what on the ground appear to be small bomblets, perhaps like the smoke bombs used for the fake Boston Marathon attack. A man is writhing in pain on a sidewalk, and a van comes to pick him up. They fire on the van, but it oddly looks like it was bombed, and not hit with machine gun fire. See above – I see no bullet holes except in the front windshield where a large round hole appears on a later passing. And the man writhing in pain on the sidewalk, unable to move himself to safety, left no blood stains. There are said to be two children in the van (nice touch), but I cannot make them out.
The chatter back and forth of soldiers is provocative, soldiers with itchy trigger fingers and indifferent to suffering, even blaming the kids for being in harm’s way. They make what is obviously camera out to be a weapon, and what appear to be guns merely hanging down pointed at the ground as a threat. We are never shown closeups of victims. The men who are supposedly victims are oddly exposed and available to be seen on camera, and are indifferent about the helicopter flying overhead, odd for a country supposedly under military attack and occupation.
After watching it with new eyes, I began to get that Napalm Girl sense, that this too is part of the psy-op meant to entrench Wikileaks as a viable source of whistleblower documents. I urge you do the same and share your thoughts in the comment section, as I am only one set of eyes.
If the film is fake and if indeed Manning got hold of it, he was either meant to or is himself a player, merely an actor. If the film is fake and worldwide viewing was allowed via Wikipedia, we have two outcomes: 1) suspicion that Wikileaks itself is fake, and 2) suspicion that Wikileaks was set up as a propaganda outlet to stage various “leaks” that are in fact controlled and designed to achieve propaganda objectives.
As to the treatment of Bradley Manning, now Chelsea, he looks like a classic pawn.