22 things that went right on Election Day

22 things
that went right on Election Day

1. Republicans
retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
2. Voters in Alabama,
Montana, and Wyoming all passed measures limiting Obamacare.
3. Tea Party
candidate Ted Cruz, one of the conservative movement’s brightest rising stars,
overcame establishment GOP opposition to clinch a U.S. Senate victory in Texas.
4. Corruptocrat
Beltway barnacle Rep. Pete Stark was finally kicked out of office in
5. Despite entrenched
teachers’ union opposition, a charter school initiative in Washington state
6. Despite entrenched
Big Labor support, a radical collective bargaining power grab in Michigan
7. Oklahoma voters
said no to government race-based preferences in college admissions, public
contracting, and government hiring.
8. Montana voters
said no to boundless benefits for illegal aliens.
9. Washington state
approved taxpayer-empowering limitations on its state legislature’s ability to
raise taxes.
10. For the first
time since Reconstruction, the GOP won control of the Arkansas state house.
11. Voters rejected
tax hike ballot measures in Arizona, South Dakota, and Missouri.
12. Louisiana voted
to protect gun rights.
13. Kentucky voted to
protect hunting and fishing rights.
14. Parental
notification for minors’ abortion prevailed in Montana.
15. North Carolina
Republicans claimed the governor’s office, congressional gains, and control of
the state’s general assembly.
16. Paul Ryan will
return to Congress after winning re-election and continue to carry the torch
for entitlement reform and budget discipline.
17. Conservatives won
big victories in the Kansas state legislature.
18. Republicans won
historic super majorities in Tennessee.
19. Across the
country, Republicans reached a post-2000 record number of gubernatorial
20. Conservatives who
were devastated by the national election results demonstrated how to lose with
dignity and grace. There will be finger-pointing and recriminations and
soul-searching, but committed activists can’t and won’t lose heart. We’ll
regroup, recover, and keep fighting for our country.
21. Wisconsin: GOP
wins back control of state government.
22. Arkansas is
sending a 100% GOP delegation to the House of Representatives

The immortality of the drone war

Subject: The immortality of the drone war


Obama apologist and
“journalist” Joe Klein
sings the praises of
indiscriminate killing.




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2012 Scenario Update

Herman / Archangel Michael: It Is Time For a Spiritual Treasure Hunt and

In This Update…


Have you signed the two petitions, Re-Declaring our Independence – 2012?

This is what is still needed – 
Come ON now?!

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Perhaps people do not understand how important this is?

This, is more important than any vote you have previously cast!

Learn about the true history of the United States and why
it is important that all Americans “wake-up” at this time!

The “country” you THINK you have has been
slipping away for the
last 100 years! 
This is your time to show our President and Congress
that you do know what is going on. 

Is that too much to ask? 
That Americans unite for our country.

PLEASE “wake up” before it is all gone! 

SIGN THE TWO petitions above and then send it your contacts

(even those on facebook).

This is NO JOKE. 

Dwell in possibility.  ~ Emily


I realize it’s a
rhetorical question, but it’s for the same reason they’re not carrying the story
of the massive personnel firings (and
not the
reasons when reported) in the top echelons of the government, military and
banks; they’re bought, paid and controlled by higher up handlers.
Even BO has a new TelePrompTer script; probably the dog, too.  
In a message dated
11/30/2012 8:57:54 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, it’s writtten:
I find this down-right scary!!!!
On September 13,
2012, the Dept of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps
youth, aka the Homeland Youth. Image courtesy of DHS.gov
October 7, 2012.
The federal
government calls them FEMA Corps. But they conjure up memories of the
Hitler Youth of 1930’s Germany . Regardless of their name, Obama’s
Dept of Homeland Security has just graduated its first class of 231
Homeland Youth
! Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the President’s
AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHS’s “Youth Corps”,
designed specifically to create a full time, paid, standing army of
FEMA Youth across the country!
On September 13,
2012, the Department of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA
Corps first-responders, “Homeland Youth”. While the idea of having a
volunteer force of tens of thousands of volunteers scattered across the
country to aid in times of natural disasters sounds great, the
details and timing of this new government army is somewhat curious, if not
DHS raising an armed
The first problem
one finds with this ‘new army’ is the fact that they are mere children.
Yes, 18 is generally the legal age a person can sign a contract, join the
military or be tried as an adult. But ask any parent – an 18, 20 or even a
24 year-old is still a naïve, readily-influenced kid.
The second problem
with this announcement and program is its timing. Over the past two years, Obama
has signed a number of Executive Orders suspending all civil and
Constitutional rights and turning over management of an America under
Martial Law to FEMA
Also in that time, domestic
federal agencies under DHS, including FEMA, have ordered billions of rounds
of ammunition as well as the corresponding firearms.
Admittedly, these new weapons and ammunition
are not to be used in some far-off war or to fight forest fires in
California , but right here on the streets of America !
Strange Armored
Fighting Vehicles
Individuals around
the US have begun reporting the site of strange, new, heavily-armed FEMA
fighting vehicles. What would a disaster relief agency like
FEMA need with 2,500 brand new GLS armored fighting vehicles?
According to the agency’s own mandate, as well as Obama’s
recent Executive Order
, the answer is ‘population control’
during a time of Martial Law.
One set of images
made available by Rense.com
shows trailer after trailer carrying these new DHS and FEMA armored
fighting vehicles, complete with machine gun slots. They’re labeled with
the usual backward American flag and the title, ‘Homeland Security’. Below
that and the DHS logo, it also reads, ‘Immigration & Customs
Enforcement’. Joining those markings, the black vehicles with white
lettering also display ‘POLICE/RESCUE’ on one side and ‘Special Response
Team’ on the other.
DHS & FEMA armed
fighting vehicles.
Image courtesy of Rense.com.
FEMA Corps
FEMA Deputy
Administrator Rich Serino gave the keynote address at the ‘Induction
Ceremony’ for the inaugural class of FEMA Corps members. According to the
DHS website, ‘Corps members assist with disaster preparedness, response,
and recovery activities, providing support in areas ranging from working
directly with disaster survivors to supporting disaster recovering centers
to sharing valuable disaster preparedness and mitigation information with
the public.’
Serino describes
what the first FEMA Corps class has accomplished so far, as well as where
they’ll be going next:
‘Yesterday, we
welcomed 231 energetic members into the first ever FEMA Corps class. The
members just finished off their first month of training with our partners
at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and are one
step closer to working in the field on disaster response and recovery. They
will now head to FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness to spend the next
two weeks training in their FEMA position-specific roles. Once they
complete both the CNCS and FEMA training, these 231 dedicated FEMA Corps
members will be qualified to work in one of a variety of disaster related
roles, ranging from Community Relations to Disaster Recovery Center
A standing army
Unlike most local
disaster response teams who are volunteers, training periodically and only
showing up when there’s a disaster, the FEMA Corps will be a paid,
full time, standing army of armed government youth.
FEMA Deputy
Administrator Sarino goes on to explain, ‘The new members, who range in age
from 18-24 years old, will contribute to a dedicated, trained, and reliable
disaster workforce by working full-time for ten months on federal disaster
response and recovery efforts.’
In closing his
announcement of the first graduating class of FEMA Corps Youth, Sarino
describes his and the agency’s vision of the future, one where ‘FEMA Corps
sets the foundation for a new generation of emergency managers’.
DHS arms itself
As we detailed in
the August 28 Whiteout Press article ‘History of DHS Ammunition Purchases’,
federal emergency management agencies are looking more and more like a
military army every day.
The federal
government’s procurement website actually lists DHS’ requests for bids to
supply it with ammunition and military weaponry. All of the orders listed
in the above article, including the orders for hundreds of millions of
rounds of ammunition, are publicly available at http://www.fbo.gov/.
One look at a chart
of DHS ammunition purchases over the past decade reveals a drastic spike in
orders of bullets recently, totaling in the billions of rounds. Other
charts available online show a similar drastic spike in the purchases of
accompanying weaponry by the Department of Homeland Security.
What is Obama and
the US federal government preparing for?
Why does it feel it needs an army of
brainwashed youth, millions of guns, thousands of armored fighting vehicles
and literally billions of rounds of ammunition, just to provide relief to
the American people during a natural disaster?
Any historian will
tell you it is more like the
arming of the Hitler Youth
than an army of first responders fighting forest fires and hurricanes.
“Everything will be OK in the
end and if it isn’t OK, then trust me; it isn’t the end.” from the Best
Exotic Marigold Hotel movie

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but
rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s
minds” ~Samuel Adams

SaLuSa 30-November-2012

             Hello All:
Telling us about Ascension must be Salusa’s assignment as that is mostly what
he talks about. It is important, How ever there is also other things
we are interested in that is seldom mentioned any more. Using words he has
painted a picture of what it will be like if we choose to ascend. I still have
a lot of Questions that for me has not been answered. So far he has been like a
salesman. He wants to sell his product, and he does have a great one. However
he has not been clear on what happens to the ones that do not Ascend. There may
be those that because of family or other reasons may not wish to Ascend at
present. I would like to know both sides of the coin before making my
decision.  God Bless  Love to all Smile Red rose Red heart


You are about
to enter the final stretch of your journey, and very soon to experience a great
increase in your levels of consciousness. Most people would agree that this
year has passed quicker than any time previously, and after Ascension it will
be even faster. We would like to confirm again that progress is also speeding
up where the many needed changes are concerned, and you will not miss out on
anything that you expected. The timing has never been that critical, and for
obvious reasons we look at the period immediately following Ascension. It is a
time where our work and that of our allies will not be hampered by outside
influences, and we can be more open about it.
Ascension you will soon forget the past difficulties and delays, as there will
be so much to interest you. Learning about your life in the higher vibrations
will be exciting and uplifting, and joy and freedom will draw people together
as true Brothers and Sisters. It is your natural inclination to share your love
with others, but you have been taught that many countries and their people are
your enemies. The fact is that the majority would live in peace if only there
were no barriers erected between them. As trust is restored so you will see a
great change take place in peoples attitude to each other. Sharing and love for
what each other represents, will become the new level at which other cultures
will be accepted.
that the changes we speak about, are simply the first of many that will
transform your different society’s. They are a stepping stone to further your
advancement towards not just becoming a Galactic Being, but part of a Galactic
Civilization. So even the present changes that are in hand will be short lived,
because you are destined to leave the last aspects of a 3D civilization behind.
However, rather than leave you confused or bewildered by moving too quickly, we
do it in way that will enable you to be fully prepared. Even we are not sure
what changes will come first but we do know that when they commence, as you
might say, they will become fast and furious. The point is Dear Ones, that we
are ready to go speeding ahead as soon as we are given the signal.
At present it
is not so much that the dark Ones are a problem, but the size of the tasks that
have been undertaken require a lot of co-ordination. Much of the plans are now
in place, and to do much of it in secrecy to protect those involved has been
demanding. Fortunately there are now so many Lightworkers continuing to uplift
the energies, they are preventing the dark Ones from having any real impact.
Their days are over to all intents and purposes, but even individuals can be
troublemakers. We simply keep on reminding you the need to keep focused on
Ascension, and sending your Light to any point in the world that is not at
peace. Of course it can also be directed at any individual, for example one who
talks against the Ascension process to distract them.
Stay positive
as you are almost at the portal that allows you to step into to 5th. dimension.
You will feel the change in vibration, and it will be a most uplifting
experience. Imagine never having to feel those heavy lifeless energies again,
that are cold and uninviting. You will be surprised at what a vast difference
there is, which is why people that have already experienced it never want to
leave the higher levels. It is your more natural state of being but you have
been pulled down by the lower vibrations, and it has been a hard challenge to
find your way back. However, with great perseverance and determination you have
found the Light again, and it will continue to grow and carry you through many
As you must
know by now, love is all there is and it is what everything is created of and
may be changed in form, but cannot be destroyed. It is the most powerful force
in the Universe, and it is what you must learn to control and use wisely. God
is that power and has shown how it can be used in the most gentle and
beneficial way, and that is what you are also experiencing and learning to do.
Understand that when we say you are Gods, you have the full potential to be one
which tells you that you have unlimited power. Once you ascend your powers of
creation will commence to be returned, and you will become co-creators with
God. So do not underestimate your abilities and go forth with confidence, as it
is you who are setting the scene for your time in the higher dimensions.
Even now some
of you have developed powerful healing abilities, and it is belief in yourself that
enables you to do so. Most of you do it subconsciously and do not even realize
what you have done. When you do realize be aware that you may not necessarily
be successful, as some souls do not wish to be healed and desire to go through
illness as a means of experience. So do your best with a positive intention
that any healing you send out will be for the best results. Instant healing has
taken place many, many times as has been recorded. It may not however last
unless the recipient is prepared to eliminate the causes that brought it on in
the first place. Most illnesses are self inflicted even to the point of causing
the bodies immune system to weaken, and making them vulnerable to disease. A
healthy body often goes with a healthy mind and habits.
The Galactic
Federation of Light is working hard to bring conclusions to a number of
projects that are in their final stages. It is touch and go whether you see
them this side of Ascension, but if it has to be afterwards the way will be
clear for them to go quickly ahead. Be assured that events are creating their
own path forwards, and are like a snowball gathering speed and mass. Nothing is
clearly now going to stop progress, and we stand by ready for action. We see
the Light on Earth reaching new heights as the grids are stabilized, and ready
for the final input before Ascension.
I am SaLuSa
from Sirius, and send you our blessings to keep your spirits high, as we do not
want to see anyone falling back at this late stage in your preparations. We
love every soul, and work for each ones release from the dark energies.
Thank you
Mike Quinsey

The above address is one
way only – my address is: michael.quinsey@mypostoffice.co.uk

This is Obama’s plan for us

Subj: FW: 1938
Austria….read, don’t delete……..
This is a long article
but worth the read. This woman lives in SD.
A must read if you want to see how far we have already been taken
down this path!!!!! Please pass it on to others….

This is Obama’s plan for us.

1938 Austria
Kitty Werthmann is 85 years
This is a SCARY piece of
HISTORY. Read & perhaps learn something new from HISTORY and

America truly is the
Greatest Country in the World.
By: Kitty Werthmann

What I am about to tell you
is something you’ve probably never heard or will ever read in history

I believe that I am an
eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks
and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide – 98% of
the vote. I’ve never read that in any American publications. Everyone
thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.

In 1938, Austria was in
deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had
25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates.

Farmers and business people
were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to
house begging for food. Not that they didn’t want to work; there simply
weren’t any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping
people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to
feed those poor, hungry people – about 30 daily.

The Communist Party and the
National Socialist Party were fighting each other. Blocks and blocks of
cities like Vienna , Linz , and Graz were destroyed. The people became
desperate and petitioned the government to let them decide what kind of
government they wanted.

We looked to our neighbor
on the north, Germany, where Hitler had been in power since 1933. We had
been told that they didn’t have unemployment or crime, and they had a high
standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group —
Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We
wanted the same way of life in Austria. We were promised that a vote for
Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler
also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their
farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria
to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.

We were overjoyed, and, for
three days, we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new
government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed.

After the election, German
officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and
order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government
made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service.

Hitler decided we should
have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married
Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would
be looked down on if he couldn’t support his family. Many women in the
teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they
previously had been required to give up for marriage.

Hitler Targets Education –
Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:

Our education was
nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The population was
predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we
elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the
crucifix replaced by Hitler’s picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our
teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn’t pray
or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang “Deutschland, Deutschland,
Uber Alles” and had physical education.

Sunday became National Youth
Day, with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden
change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they
would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time, the second time
they would be fined the equivalent of $300 and the third time they would be
subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination.
The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we
had so much fun and got our sports equipment free. We would go home and
gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.

My mother was very unhappy.
When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in
a convent. I told her she couldn’t do that and she told me that someday,
when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but
hardly any fun – no sports – and no political indoctrination. I hated
it at first, but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on
holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was
going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle was very alarming
to me. They lived without religion. By that time, unwed mothers were
glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our
society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great
deed my mother did, so that I wasn’t exposed to that kind of humanistic

Equal Rights Hits Home:

In 1939, the war started
and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be
purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was
passed which meant, if you didn’t work, you didn’t get a ration card and if
you didn’t have a card, you starved to death. Women who stayed home to
raise their families didn’t have any marketable skills and often had to
take jobs more suited for men.

Soon after this, the draft
was implemented. It was compulsory for young people, male and
, to give one year to the labor corps. During the day, the girls
worked on the farms and at night they returned to their barracks for
military training, just like the boys. They were trained to be
anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor
corps, they were not discharged, but were used in the front lines. When I
go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are
emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the
horrors of combat. Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured
in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having
to go into the labor corps and into military service.

Hitler Restructured the
Family Through Daycare:

When the mothers had to go
out into the work force, the government immediately established child care
centers. You could take your children, ages 4 weeks to school age, and
leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of
the government. The state raised a whole generation of children. There were
no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained
in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We
knew we had been had

Health Care and Small Business Suffer
Under Government Controls:

Before Hitler, we had very
good medical care.
 Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna .
After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were
salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people
were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at
his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time,
the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a
year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was
poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally
stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other

As for healthcare, our tax
rates went up to 80% of our income.
 Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the
government to establish a household. We had big programs for families. All
day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the
government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to
free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing and housing

We had another agency
designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant
that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to replace
them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners.
Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a
small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn’t meet all the demands.
Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses
and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.

We had consumer protection.
We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially
abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The
agents would go to the farms, count the livestock, then tell the farmers
what to produce and how to produce it.

“Mercy Killing”
In 1944, I was a student
teacher in a small village in the Alps. The villagers were surrounded by
mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing
people to be isolated. So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes
retarded. W hen I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded
adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work. I knew one,
named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school. One day, I looked
out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van. I asked my
superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State
Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The
families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could
not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere with the
program and might cause homesickness.

As time passed, letters
started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death.
The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those
people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We
called this euthanasia.

The Final Steps – Gun Laws:

Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler
said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by
matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law-abiding and
dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not
long afterwards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in
their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not
to comply voluntarily.

No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the
government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only
Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.

Totalitarianism didn’t come
quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full
dictatorship in Austria
. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would
have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism.
Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost
unbelievable that the state, little by little, eroded our freedom.

After World War II, Russian
troops occupied Austria
. Women were raped, pre-teen to elderly. The press never wrote about
this, either. When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they
could, dismantling whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole
orchards of fruit, and what they couldn’t destroy, they burned. We called
it The Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded themselves in their
houses. Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized.
Those who couldn’t, paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna today,
dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians. This is an eye
witness account.

“It’s true…those of
us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable
freedom and opportunity.America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World.
Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away!

“After America, There
is No Place to Go”.
Please forward this message
to other voters who may not have seen it.
“After America, There
is No Place to Go”.
The author of this article lives in South
Dakota and is very active in attempting to maintain our freedom. I
encourage everybody to read this article and pass it along. I see so many
parallels in this country; are we going to sit by and watch it happen?
Spread the word; also contact your congressional reps; vote them out, if
they don’t do what they should. If you don’t want to be bothered, then
you’re part of the problem! Google Kitty Werthmann and you will see
articles and videos.

True Nature Of Military ‘Justice’ – Bradley Manning Kept In Animal Cage

The Rumor Mill News Reading Room 

True Nature Of Military ‘Justice’ – Bradley Manning Kept In Animal Cage
Posted By: Lion [Send E-Mail]
Date: Friday, 30-Nov-2012 07:11:48

The incoherent, in-human beasts of murder, death, and destruction can only act as such. One cannot be what one is not.
U.S. soldier in WikiLeaks case says he was held in a “cage”
FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – A U.S. Army private facing court-martial on suspicion of leaking secret documents to the WikiLeaks website testified on Thursday he was confined to a “cage” in the early days after his arrest in 2010, and thought he would die there.
Bradley Manning, in his first public comments since his arrest in Iraq, said his isolation quickly led to a breakdown, and his military captors eventually put him on suicide watch.
“My nights were my days and my days were my nights,” Manning said. “It all blended together after a couple of days.”
The low-ranking soldier Manning faces up to life in prison if convicted of charges he played a role in the massive leaking of secrets by WikiLeaks, which stunned governments around the world by publishing intelligence documents and diplomatic cables, mostly in 2010.
Manning’s lawyers were working on a plea deal involving less serious charges that would result in a prison term of at least 16 years, one of his attorneys said.
His captors initially gave Manning little or no information about the charges against him as he was taken from Iraq to a U.S. detention facility in Kuwait, he said.
Manning said he was confined to a structure he called a “cage” of eight feet square inside a tent. He suffered a breakdown about a month after his May 2010 arrest, and guards later found a noose in the cage. Manning had made the noose but failed to recall he had done so because he was so disoriented, he said.
“I remember thinking I’m going to die stuck here in this cage,” Manning said. “I thought I was going to die in that cage. That’s what I saw – an animal cage.”
Upon being transferred to Quantico, Virginia, in July of 2010, Manning was placed in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day, on suicide watch with a guard checking on him every few minutes. He was often noticed playing peek-a-boo in the mirror.
“The most entertaining thing in there was the mirror. I spent quite a lot of time with the mirror,” Manning said. When asked why, he said, “Just sheer, complete, out-of-my-mind boredom.”
The private’s testimony, which was set to continue into Friday when he would be cross-examined, came on the third day of a hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland, to determine whether his case should proceed to a full court-martial.
In the absence of a plea deal, Manning’s case could go to trial, where he faces possible life imprisonment if he is convicted of all the security breach charges against him.
Charges include stealing records belonging to the United States and wrongfully causing them to be published on the Internet and aiding enemies of the United States, identified by prosecutors as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, an affiliate of the militant network founded by the late Osama bin Laden.
Prosecutors have alleged that Manning, without authorization while on intelligence duty, disclosed hundreds of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables, military reports and video of a military helicopter attack in Iraq in which two Reuters journalists were killed.
WikiLeaks has never confirmed Manning was the source of any documents it released.
In pre-trial litigation, prosecutors have presented testimony legal experts say could be used to build a case Manning had been in email contact with Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ Australian-born founder.
Assange has spent nearly six months in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he sought refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning in a sexual molestation case.
Assange and his supporters have said the Swedish case against him could be part of a secret plot to have him shipped for trial to the United States and either executed or imprisoned at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
U.S. officials have denied those assertions. But they have acknowledged a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, has been collecting evidence about WikiLeaks. U.S. officials have not ruled out criminal charges against Assange.
Earlier on Thursday, Assange played down reports that his health was declining after Ecuadorean officials said he was suffering from a chronic lung ailment.
(Writing by Dan Burns; Editing by Daniel Trotta and Eric Walsh)
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