To dispense with such restrained and legalistic language, and put things bluntly, Private Bradley Manning is being tortured by the US military. The Obama administration, having come into office with a promise to end the torture carried out by the Bush administration, is engaged in similar practices itself. This is taking place, not only in secret CIA and military prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan, not only in Guantanamo Bay, but in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC.
Military officials admitted today that Quantico Brig Commander James Averhart improperly classified Bradley Manning as a “suicide risk” in order to impose harsh conditions on him as punishment for failure to follow orders. Averhart’s order overruled the opinion of three brig psychiatrists who said Manning was not at risk [of suicide].[...]At yesterday’s White House Press Briefing, Jake Tapper of ABC News asked Robert Gibbs if the administration was satisfied that Manning was being kept in conditions that are appropriate for his accused crime, and that his visitors are treated as any visitors to any prison are treated. Gibbs replied that he “would direct you to the authorities that are holding [Manning].”
You see, Obama isn't really the authority over the Satanist faction within the military. They both answer to the same authority, and Obama's orders are to look the other way.
Manning is being punished with a moderate form of "enhanced interrogation" by the Satanist faction for exposing the snuff film of one of their war crimes (the helicopter massacre), which was supposed to be kept within "the family" for purposes of gloating, and their puppets in the government are naturally pretending that they and their organized-crime-against-humanity spree don't exist. That's how they operate - they never acknowledge their gratuitous cruelty (which is the essence of Satanism), because they figure that it therefore is just an allegation. If they can't deny it, then they pass the buck or provide some lame excuse for it, because they know that we can't DO anything about it. (This is what LaRouche calls "Fascism with a democratic face.") In Manning's case, even though some Pentagon officials admit that Manning should not be on "Prevention of Injury" watch (which is a big lie - they're trying to destroy his mind, and perhaps to get him to "confess"), nothing has been done about correcting the situation. "Oh, you want us to DO something about it? Well, uh, we'll refer you to the proper authority, as soon as we figure out who that might be."
Revision: First sentence of 2nd para.