What Manning, Snowden and Soldiers Protesting War In Syria All Have In Common

“Its Always When The Foot Soldiers of the Elite Won’t Carry Out the Forms of Draconian Control that These Dead Regimes Crumble”

Pulitzer prize winning reporter Chris Hedges points out:

I was in Leipzig on November 9, 1989 with leaders of East German opposition and they told me that – perhaps within a year – there would be free passes back and forth across the Berlin wall.

Within a few hours, the Berlin Wall, at least as far as an impediment to human traffic, did not exist.

Week after week, month after month, these clergy in Leipzig held these candlelit vigils. And it was slow at first … people forget. Just like the Egyptian revolution has been percolating for many many months, and even years.

And suddenly, it began to grow. [Indeed, a study of history shows over and over that people don’t realize how close they may be to a positive turning point … if they just persist.]

And Honecker – who had been in ruling East Germany since the time of the dinosaurs – sent down a paratroop division to Leipzig .. . and they won’t attack the demonstrators.

It’s always when the foot soldiers of the elite won’t carry out the forms of draconian control that these dead regimes crumble.

Manning and Snowden refused to carry out the draconian control which the government wanted them to, and instead blew the whistle.

Troops are now posting photos protesting the pending war in Syria, and telling their congressional representatives to stop the war.

These footsoldiers are refusing to carry out draconian orders which violate the constitution and international law. As such, they are a threat to any corrupt regime, and are thus being demonized.

No wonder veterans returning from the front lines are considered potential terrorists, to the horror of both the Republican and Democratic leadership.

No wonder veterans appear to have been targeted. See this and this.

No wonder and images such as this, this and this are so powerful.

 

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