chelsea (bradley) manning

Chelsea Manning

Freedom is the absolute, inalienable right to

a.  define yourself on your own terms, in your own language

b.  to express your identity and your perspectives openly, regardless of the consequences, and

c.  to live and die as a Human being, whether or not you are recognized or treated as one

Sent to The Freedom Cards from Chelsea Manning while in prison.  

When the persecution of an individual who has exposed an evil is pursued so ruthlessly and yet the evil itself is studiedly ignored, all of us know that there is something very wrong with the way that our society is conducting itself. And if we do not protest in the strongest terms about what is being done in our name, then we become complicit.
—  Alan Moore (about Private Chelsea Manning)
theguardian.com
Same-sex marriage isn't equality for all LGBT people. Our movement can't end | Chelsea Manning
Who in our community will be left to push for full equality for all transgender and queer people, now that this one fight has been won?
By Chelsea E Manning

Powerful statement from trans political prisoner Chelsea Manning:

Despite our successes and our participation in the struggle for LGBT equality, there are still queer and trans folks who struggle every single day for the right to define themselves, to access gender-appropriate healthcare and to live without harassment by other people, the police or the government. Many queer and trans people live – and lived – in our prison and jails, in our homeless shelters, in run-down houses and apartment buildings, and on the corners of every major city. Marriage equality doesn’t help them; and the potential loss of momentum for trans/queer rights after this win could well hurt them.

Chelsea Manning

Freedom is the absolute, inalienable right to

a.  define yourself on your own terms, in your own language

b.  to express your identity and your perspectives openly, regardless of the consequences, and

c.  to live and die as a Human being, whether or not you are recognized or treated as one

Sent to The Freedom Cards from Chelsea Manning while in prison.  

5

Operation Just Cause and the Fall of the Fourth Reich

When Germany was defeated, the SS was declared a criminal organization. This had a number of consequences, but one of them was that many former members faced war crimes prosecutions. As such, near the end of the war the ground work of an escape plan was laid down, what would later become known as ODESSA (Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen). So called ‘ratlines’ were created to secretly smuggle members of the SS, as well as other Nazi organizations, out of Germany (From *ODESSA Files*, a study done in the 1960s and declassified in 1972). Many found themselves in South America, including SS-Hauptsturmführer Dr. Josef Mengele (Levin, 1976), most famed for the inhumane experiments conducted at Auschwitz.

Mengele first went to Argentina, which was favored by former Nazis, and soon went to Brazil. The capture of Eichmann by Mossad was a major blow to the Nazis who had fled to South America though, and in Mengele’s case, he changed his identity, and eventually faked his own death in 1979.

Brazil no longer safe, Mengele made his way further north! Through back channels, he contacted Noriega in early 1984, who offered him a place to live safely, as long as any research he did was turned over to Panamanian authorities to use for their own programs too. Obviously, an 88 year old Nazi living in a country isn’t reason alone to invade, at least for the United States. Israel had done extraditions before, so clearly weren’t opposed to doing it again. No, the important part is the kind of research he was doing.

You see, one of the most secret programs conducted by the Nazis during the 1940s was their cloning program, as it was seen as the only way to ensure the purity of the Aryan race. The eventual plan was to eliminate any genetic impurities in the German people, and create a race of super soldiers. They didn’t quite perfected it before the war was over though, and Mengele, who headed the program, destroyed all the research, which set back research on cloning by decades. Except for him, as it was all stored in his mind. He originally set up his new lab in Brazil, but as I said, he eventually felt threatened. The famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal was hot on his trail by the mid-1970s (Schaffner, 1978), and he again had to destroy his work, this time faking his death which threw Wiesenthal totally of the scent.

What was he cloning though? Hitler of course! You see, when he fled he had kept some genetic material of his beloved Fuhrer with him, and for the next forty years had doggedly attempted to replicate his earlier research, and create a new leader to lead the 4th Reich to glory. And by 1989, he was damn close! He had moved beyond the animal testing stage (conducted, of course, using German shepherds cloned with Blondi’s DNA. Panama is still home to, per capita, more German Shepherds than any other country in the world (AKC Factbook 2013) due to the sheer volume of his work) and had seeded a few dozen women with Hitlerite embryos in the fall of 1989. Mossad caught wind of this, but knew that to conduct an operation of the size necessary was outside of their clandestine abilities, and an open invasion simply wouldn’t fly, even if it was to kill three dozen Hitlers. So the information was forwarded to the United States, where it was decided that something had to be done. An invasion date was set for December 20th, 1989. The main reason for the rush - they only had been informed earlier that month - was that the fetuses were believed to be at 20 weeks by that point, and Bush, being pro-life, while accepting the necessity of stopping the program, refused to allow it to be conducted using late-stage abortions. It had to be done before 24 weeks, or he wouldn’t sign off on it. They wanted to have as much buffer time in case they couldn’t find Mengele’s lad immediately. (Presidential Cabinet meeting minutes, Dec. 13th, 1989)

As it went down, the American invasion went down pretty flawlessly. The US gave a cover story about drugs and protecting human rights, but that is mostly BS. We didn’t really care. Three dozen Hitler clones though? Big deal. Within a few days, Panama was mostly pacified, and Mengele’s lab was discovered a week later. He had attempted to flee, but was ambushed by Navy SEALs as he attempted to flee in a Lear Jet owned by Noriega. A brief fire fight occurred, and he was killed. As for the clones, 38 Hitler clones were aborted between Jan. 12th and Jan. 14th. Two more that were discovered at another location, and one who had been on a day pass from the facility was caught trying to flee the country, intercepted at the northern border. Those three Hitlers were aborted on Jan. 19th. Mengele’s recorded indicated that that was the entirety of the program, but even so, all newborns in Panama for the next 9 month period were required to undergo DNA testing following their birth. No Hitlers were found.(US Army Medical Corps Report, Operation Just Cause Classified Debriefs, dated 1992).

A note, of course, must be made on sources here, as it is quite the fantastic story. Precious little information is available to the public. What we have from the American side doesn’t even fill a single manila envelope, those few documents part of the Chelsea nee Bradley Manning leaks made in 2010. While Mengele’s body was supposedly recovered, it wasn’t until after his actual death that DNA testing was run, by which point it was only a matter of money changing hand for the United States to be sure the results showed as being 'legit’.

While the Army Medical Corps signed off on all possible clones being aborted, a lone Panamanian document, transcribed and photocopied so not even necessarily legitimate, has raised the possibility that there was an earlier batch of clones, but this has been dismissed by American authorities as unfounded. Even so, if accurate, there are as many as 20 Hitler clones reaching their early 20s currently.

And finally, of course, the Soviet involvement must be addressed. Interestingly, the Soviets attempted to clone Hitler themselves. Rumor is, that Stalin was very upset he wasn’t captured alive, and his dream was to have a few Hitler clones to torture, and maybe personally shoot. The program never went anywhere though as they lacked the German documentation, even if they did have Hitler’s skull fragment, and it was abandoned following Stalin’s death. In the 1980s though, with the rise of Gorbachev, Communist hardliners attempted to bring the program back. Not to clone Hitler, but to clone Lenin, who they believed was the only thing that could save the USSR from progressive elements like Gorbi. The KGB had caught wind of Mengele’s program, and started negotiations with Noriaga about sharing the research in exchange for arms shipments. The CIA, amazingly, didn’t catch wind of this as best as we call tell though, since it isn’t mentioned in the Cabinet minutes, and would seem to be the most pressing concern if it was known. With the fall of the USSR though, some KGB files making mention of the program were found. The negotiations were only in the early stages, and there is nothing to lead us to believe Lenin cloning ever began.