US prosecutors are set to call a Navy SEAL – possibly one who participated in the killing of Osama bin Laden – to testify against alleged whistleblower Bradley Manning to prove he ‘aided the enemy,’ a crime punishable by death in the US.
A military court will examine the case to prove that Al-Qaeda directly benefitted from access to the classified diplomatic cables leaked by the 25-year-old soldier. Private Manning was arrested in May 2010 and accused of leaking the documents to whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.
The new possible witness in the case was identified as ‘John Doe,’ and referred to as “the operator who actually collected the evidence in Abbottabad and handed it to an FBI agent in Afghanistan,” the Guardian reported.
“All of this goes against the well-enforced stereotype, reinforced by the media silence regarding advances achieved by Cuba and other global south (so-called Third World) countries, that vanguard medical research takes place only in so-called developed countries.
Undoubtedly, the Cuban state obtains an economic benefit from the international sale of these pharmaceutical products. However, its philosophy of investigation and commercialisation is diametrically opposed to the business practices of the large pharmaceutical industry.”