My thanks to those great Bodhistava's Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, and all those on the board and membership of the Wikileaks team.
For those uninformed by the national media in the US..... Bradley Manning was a private who had access to a large trove of informations on the Afgan war from the US militaries side of things.
IN other words....the truth of things.
He through various means such as taking in Lady Gaga CD's, pretended he was listening to them at work, but rather downloaded files to them in blank form.
He was subsequently arrested and is now imprisioned. As national media in the US rarely mentions him, other than just by name as source, this absence of note, leads me to believe (combined with the present climate in the US), he is most probably being tortured by various nonphysical means. If attention was brought to him such would not be allowed to occur. So I assume it is occuring as has occured to many many in Guantanamo's secret secret(not the main) prision, includeing to one who was a juvenial and is now standing trial.
The national media in the US's first response to this is to state very loudly and forcefully the concern this is jeopardizing the troops....even though very careful means of dessimation have been utilized to prevent specific names and individuals from being compromised by the leak.
Their secondary response is to state very forcefully....this is old news.
But this has impact from a political view as the American public ignorant and media controlled as they are, are not the target to stop this thing called the Afghan war.
Wikileaks had also published prior a document from other sources referencing that the CIA of the US had found the European pubic/political opinion to be erodeing and every means must be employeed to bolster that and prevent the European coutries from pulling out support for this war. As this was critical for the wars continuance this being performed under the auspices of a NATO action.
Europe is the target for the release of this news and in Europe to a degree the censorship is not as blatent as in the US. So effect on public opinion can be made. IN the US as in most things like the false notions propogated by the propogandists/ national US media that Saddam Hussein was responsible for the attack on the world trade center and harbored Weapons of Mass destruction.....the truth for most will very gradually and eventually sink in. If Daniel Ellsberg released the pentagon papers in todays climate(a equilivent document this is) the very same response in the US by the US media would ensue with the two defenses mention above. But the facts cannot be denied and the US public eventually will get it...just not right now.
The papers themselves speak to very many human rights issues and probable war crimes. Most heinous perhaps is the inferal that a Polish contingent did in fact inspire and conduct a retribution attack of sorts for a prior attack upon them by killing what probably was 181 or so civilians. A incident very similiar by surface to what occured in a village in South Vietnam years ago...MiLai.
But there are many many more accounts of heinous deeds done in the interest of spreading democracy and freedom and destroying supposedly al quaeda, though perhaps in Afghanistan their numbers may only approximate the few hundreds.
The drones, airattacks and on and on....civilians deaths, it appears are the result. ONe story is told of a Afghan official who the US helps support,(which is why it is in the documents) who rapes some civilians daughter. The father shows up demanding retribution. The official tells his bodyguard to kill the civilian. The bodyguard refused, the official shoots and kills the bodyguard and the father.
So with the enormous size and scope of the documents(and just several of these accounts of heinous deeds are mentioned here)....it becomes quite clear the US is supporting and aiding the wrong side in this thing, the side of the most evil doers. As they did in Chili El Salvador and many many other nations in a historical context in the past. This President Obama.....it appears same old same old. The US progressive community for those that may still have held a shred of hope...this about dashes it.The US adminstration is apparently pursueing and has pursued the same tact as did all other adminstrations in the past, to such information being spread. Assange has been requested to be detained by the US through Australia and their government(which they refused much to their credit) and any whistle blowers such as two journalist who spoke badly about Guantanamo....are refused entry to Guantanamo as result.
So thanks to all those that had a hand in it.
May the American people be awoken to the fact...it is their govenment wearing the black hats generally around the world. It is them that seek dictators to advance their personal interests as opposed to democratic or self inspired nationalistic governmental rule.
I do not blame the US for everything, as I find claims for Hitsu Titsu genocide as result of the US actions mistakeingly being laid upon their door, the Sudan Somalia and others. But such actions do indeed create the climate where all may be blamed on the US and a audience for any claim thusly be found, as result.
Internationally they are becoming more and more perceived the evil. This cannot have good result.
To provide wells and water throughout the world if the US had wanted to approximate such a thing would have cost by most estimates 30-40 Billion dollars. To absolutely erradicate starvation and ultimate poverty would probably cost about 60 Billion. And the consequence of those things if they did or had done them.....the enemies of the US would have melted like cold ice cream on a sidewalk in summer...they would have no global support.
So for such a small amount they could have entirely eradicated the cause for US terrorism and at a very very small price comparitely. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan have exceeded in direct costs 1000 Billion at present is is stated. And they could have done great good.
That is the greatest tragedy of this thing.The gross stupidy of the peoples that run these things(and those that ignorantly buy into their story), have costs thousands upon thousands of total innocents lives. And for a small small comparitive amount, resulting in a great good(water for all and no starvation) their problem would totally have ceased to exist. The terrorists would have no support and thusly become seen for what they truly are....disillusioned ignorant people.
Thanks to those Bodhistavas Manning and Assange who help us see.
I am not a pacifist, hold not even one Bodhistava vow...but the ignorance in this thing is really truly incredible, beyond fathoming.
REad it and weep my dear friends read it and weep.
To add...and this may be construed as a attack of sorts and I being not necessarily a Buddhist may add to that perception....
Bodhisttava....if one is claiming such by training or inspiration, this to my opinion is not smiling to another at a check out stand or adding to a internet staqement or on facebook..."in the dharma" or some such. This is not about self indulgence meditating alone and wishing all others truly "got it".
This has to be about if your government is really truly propogating evil deeds upon innocents...to really actually do something. We may be quite small as I am and do something in a very small ineffectual way. And we may say it is totally hopeless so big is this thing. So small are our lives and really we need to do other things of necessity so badly.
But my dear friends there is a misconception going around.It is that if we do not willfully intend a thing we do not suffer karmic effect. Certainly if we willfully intend and do participate in such things our karmic fault is much much deeper. But indeed my dear friends if the evil deed is so so great and we do absolutley nothing to work against, even though it is not intended by us or with our participation, we since this deed is so bad and large, even though our karmic fault be considered slight by means....the effect upon us will be great.
So weep and fear my friends in the US if you speak not out against this thing in some form, even very small form, as you will suffer. Those is Europe Australia and other places...it has become totally obvious this thing is totally corrupted you must tell your government to withdraw.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.