I AM BRADLEY MANNING

  • JackDoyle

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    Jun 22, 2013 11:01 AM GMT

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    Jun 22, 2013 3:27 PM GMT
    Thank you for sharing that. The man brought to public attention terrible war crimes, what he did was incredibly selfless and he deserves to be held up as a hero.

    He's fast becoming the embodiment of American freedom and if he is executed or locked up for life he'll become a martyr against Government justice.
  • Apparition

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    Jun 22, 2013 3:51 PM GMT
    who would ever volunteer to be a soldier...suckers.
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    Jun 23, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    We elect our legislative branch and executive branch. We balance these with a judiciary. There is an imperfect but adequate system of checks and balances in place with mechanisms for U.S. citizens as a nation to adjust on a periodic basis.

    For any individual to usurp the rule of law is to fundamentally undermine the agreements upon which our society exists.

    Bradley Manning entered into agreements of trust with the United States. He knew the law and the consequences for breaking the law. For whatever reason, including any personal moral or ethical motives, he chose to break the law. If proven guilty by a legal entity, then he is a convicted criminal and must pay for his crime.
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    Jun 23, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    Thank you for promoting this video. Bradley Manning is a hero. It shocks me how some people on here are arguing that since he broke his agreement with the US he has to suffer or laws are meaningless. What about the murders those soldiers committed? The murders that covered up? It really sickens me how people are less concerned about that then the fact he leaked the criminal atrocities that were happening.
    Bradley Manning is a Hero. There's no debating that.
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    Jun 28, 2013 10:21 PM GMT
    Edited because I'm not good with HTML tags.

    To further elaborate upon my own personal feelings regarding the Bradley Manning case, here is a quote from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (regarding the Edward Snowden case) from CNN . My own feelings tend to align with former President Carter's observations (which I have highlighted in BLUE.

    "If the United States can acquire custody of him, I'm sure he will be brought to trial, and that's the way the law should be implemented."

    Snowden's acts may have some positive impact, Carter said.
    He's obviously violated the laws of America, for which he's responsible, but I think the invasion of human rights and American privacy has gone too far," he said.

    "I think that the secrecy that has been surrounding this invasion of privacy has been excessive, so I think that the bringing of it to the public notice has probably been, in the long term, beneficial."

    Asked to elaborate, he said, "I think the American people deserve to know what their Congress is doing."
  • metta

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    Jul 26, 2013 8:01 PM GMT
    Defense gives closing argument: Bradley Manning a ‘whistleblower’

    "A military judge, not a jury, is hearing the case at Manning’s request. Army Col. Denise Lind will deliberate after closing arguments, but it’s not clear when she will rule."

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/07/defense-gives-closing-argument-bradley-manning-a-whistleblower/




    "The answer may be that a tough judge is still a better option than a military jury picked from a pool of serving soldiers that widely considers Manning to be a traitor."


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/9901659/WikiLeaks-why-has-Bradley-Manning-turned-down-a-jury-trial.html
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jul 26, 2013 8:17 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidFor any individual to usurp the rule of law is to fundamentally undermine the agreements upon which our society exists.


    +1

    Bradley Manning and his selfish, self-centered buddy Edward Snowden are both low-grade traitors. I am mystified by the self-importance of these young know-it-all kids who think they know everything and thus unilaterally decide they get undermine the security of 600 million Americans.

    If he was not comfortable with what he was doing he should have resigned his post. If he was comfortable breaking the law, he should be comfortable being a martyr. Boo-hoo.
  • ASHDOD

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    Jul 26, 2013 8:25 PM GMT
    there is a diffrence betwin leacking information about a war crime and leaking 250,000 documents of your country most sensitive information to an organisation like wikileaks that include stuf that can endanger the life of your own soldiers and diplomats.
    if you havent noticed,you are at war.
    i am not bradly maning.
  • ASHDOD

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    Jul 26, 2013 8:28 PM GMT
    and btw ,anything oliver stone is for, i''m against.
  • metta

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    Jul 30, 2013 4:38 PM GMT
    Judge Plans to Announce Verdict in Bradley Manning’s Trial Tomorrow

    http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2013/07/29/judge-reaches-verdict-in-bradley-mannings-court-martial/


    " The verdict will come on the same day that America passed its first whistleblower protection law."

    http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2013/07/29/bradley-manning-to-be-convicted-on-a-day-of-significance-in-whistleblower-history/
  • flodigary

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    Jul 30, 2013 5:04 PM GMT
    Manning might have qualified as a whistleblower if he had carefully reviewed the cables which he leaked, and with requisite knowledge of our security infrastructure and classification standards, sanitized them (withdrew tactical information) and turned in copies to the GAO, his congressional representative, and the media.
    What did he do? As a junior soldier without any training on tactics and knowledge of the 'Whys' of classification carte-blanche copied the hard drive of his computer and sent them out for the world to see.

    Then he later claimed it was because he's one of 'us,' the disenfranchised LGBT, that he had to point out the evils our government is doing.

    If you're going to right a wrong, right a wrong. point out how US soldiers and commanders are violating ethical treatment of our own LGBT soldiers.

    And here's a hint: it doesn't suck to be LGBT in the military, except for single cases.

    Defense Department holds Pride in Afghanistan
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/dod-holds-1st-lgbt-pride-event-in-kandahar-afghanistan/

    Pride celebrated inside the PENTAGON for a second time
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/nation/2013/06/25/gays-in-military/2455547/
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    Jul 30, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
    brad manning is hotter than that guy
  • metta

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    Jul 30, 2013 6:00 PM GMT
    BREAKING: BRADLEY MANNING FOUND NOT GUILTY OF AIDING THE ENEMY, GUILTY OF MOST OTHER COUNTS

    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/07/breaking-bradley-manning-found-guilty.html
  • metta

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    Aug 10, 2013 12:32 AM GMT
    Prosecutors present last witnesses at Bradley Manning’s sentencing

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/09/prosecutors-present-last-witnesses-at-bradley-mannings-sentencing/



    Bradley Manning's Maximum Possible Sentence Cut To 90 Years
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/06/bradley-manning-sentence_n_3713400.html
  • metta

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    Aug 14, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
    Psychologist: Bradley Manning had gender identity disorder

    Manning to testify at sentencing hearing today

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/08/psychologist-bradley-manning-had-gender-identity-disorder/
  • rnch

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    Aug 14, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidWe elect our legislative branch and executive branch. We balance these with a judiciary. There is an imperfect but adequate system of checks and balances in place with mechanisms for U.S. citizens as a nation to adjust on a periodic basis.

    For any individual to usurp the rule of law is to fundamentally undermine the agreements upon which our society exists.

    Bradley Manning entered into agreements of trust with the United States. He knew the law and the consequences for breaking the law. For whatever reason, including any personal moral or ethical motives, he chose to break the law. If proven guilty by a legal entity, then he is a convicted criminal and must pay for his crime.





    EXCELLENT reply.



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  • metta

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    Aug 21, 2013 3:08 PM GMT
    BREAKING: Judge Sentences Pfc. Bradley Manning

    "Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving US secrets to WikiLeaks." - See more at: http://instinctmagazine.com/post/breaking-judge-sentences-pfc-bradley-manning#sthash.VR6697vf.dpuf

    http://instinctmagazine.com/post/breaking-judge-sentences-pfc-bradley-manning
  • metta

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    Aug 21, 2013 3:09 PM GMT
    Beyond Bradley Manning: The Government Has Made Its Point




    https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech-national-security/beyond-bradley-manning-government-has-made-its-point-updated
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    Aug 21, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    Makes total sense that he'll be doing some significant time, as it's part-and-parcel of the risks he took. But after all this war-hunger dies down, I do hope the lion's share of his 35 years get commuted. Do no more time than one would expect those who committed the war atrocities he revealed would do. The latter imperil our security as much if not more than he did.
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    Aug 21, 2013 4:04 PM GMT
    Could not disagree more.You take an oath as a soldier and if you break it you suffer the consequences.He should have left the armed forces and taken his cause from there.Our President takes an oath to enforce our laws and he decides he does not like them so he wont IE immigration,When a man's word aint worth dog crap we end up with the country we have today.Buh bye Bradley. Ryan.
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    Aug 21, 2013 4:09 PM GMT
    Bradley Manning is a hero, basically.

    He blew the whistle on American troops murdering civilians with their CO's backing. He told us about the torture (illegal under the Geneva Convention, which the US is signed up to) of civilians in Iraq.

    He told us all what a bunch of murderers your Congress and Senate are.

    He should be given Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, he's done a damn sight more than your president in the name of peace.

    If his actions mean that the sheep of America actually take notice and become aware of what your government is doing IN YOUR NAME, then the boy's done well.

    He's not a traitor, he's a patriot.

    And so is Edward Snowden.

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  • rnch

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    Aug 21, 2013 4:19 PM GMT
    Perhaps the traitors-to-America Manning and Snowden can eventually share the same jail cell and regale each other with tales of their higher moral values.


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    Aug 21, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    Can an American explain to me your concept of patriotism?

    Is it blind deference to a government, or ensuring that the country that is America is a safe, democratic, lawful nation that treats its citizens with respect?

    It should be country and its people first, government second.
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    Aug 22, 2013 1:12 PM GMT
    dayumm saidMakes total sense that SHE'll be doing some significant time, as it's part-and-parcel of the risks SHE took. But after all this war-hunger dies down, I do hope the lion's share of HER 35 years get commuted. Do no more time than one would expect those who committed the war atrocities SHE revealed would do. The latter imperil our security as much if not more than SHE did.


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    I AM CHELSEA E. MANNING

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57599677/bradley-manning-i-want-to-live-as-a-woman-named-chelsea/

    Bradley Manning: I want to live as a woman named Chelsea

    Fine by me! Thankfully, she didn't choose U. for a middle initial!

    Alright, NOW the thread will get fun! icon_razz.gif