Bradley Manning case considered from theological viewpoint, seeing Manning as fulfilling a prophetic role

This is a powerful article, including

‘In suggesting we all need to examine our consciences, I take my cue from a more recent prophet in the tradition of Isaiah, Rabbi Abraham Heschel, who insisted that wherever injustice takes place, “few are guilty, but all are responsible.” Rabbi Heschel drove home the point, adding that, “indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself.”
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The objective of the Obama administration is transparent. It has little to do with the law, but rather is designed to make an object lesson of Manning. The administration wants to deter other truth-tellers who might also be tempted to reveal information that is labeled secret to hide oppression and abuse-including in this case, US war crimes

http://portside.org/2013-06-03/moral-imperative-bradley-manning