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Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy in Wikileaks case, convicted of lesser charges
FoxNews.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 07/30/2013 10:23:45 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy

The U.S. Army soldier charged with providing troves of government documents to the whistleblowing website Wikileaks was found not guilty Tuesday of aiding the enemy, the top charge in his 22-count indictment, which could have carried a life sentence.

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Manning was convicted of 5 espionage counts

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aidandcomfort; bradleymanning; cultureofcorruption; fifthcolumn; gaystapotactics; lavendermafia; manning; manningverdict; mccarthywasright; searchmuch; traitor; treason; wikileaks
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1 posted on 07/30/2013 10:23:45 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Manning was convicted of 5 espionage counts.

Most of the articles including AP keep burying the lede.

2 posted on 07/30/2013 10:24:54 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Updated article:

Manning was convicted of five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions.

4 posted on 07/30/2013 10:29:49 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Is sending a gay guy to a mens prison considered punishment? “Yoo hoo! Jackpot!”


5 posted on 07/30/2013 10:30:31 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: txhurl

Convicting him on “aiding the enemy” charges was always a stretch, IMO. But the guilty verdicts on the lesser charges will keep him in Leavenworth for a long, long time. Bradley Manning’s career as a liberal talking head will be on hold for the next 10-20 years.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 10:31:30 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Damn, I was hoping they would march his queer ass out at dawn and stand him up against a post ....ask him for any final words and put out his miserable life....


7 posted on 07/30/2013 10:33:42 AM PDT by Popman
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Hard to write books when you’re busting rocks.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 10:34:07 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: ExNewsExSpook
Bradley Manning’s career as a liberal talking head will be on hold for the next 10-20 years.

I expect he will get 20 years.

A federal sentence of 20 years for espionage means he will actually serve 20 years, probably busting rocks in Fort Leavenworth or Fort Carson.

9 posted on 07/30/2013 10:42:13 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
"he will actually serve 20 years"

Until 0bama pardons him, that is. I believe that Wikileaks, Snowden, and other leaks of classified information are the work of team 0bama themselves. Collapsing America requires the giveaway of the information that makes us a superpower. 0bama denies awareness of IRS crimes. We know better. He'd probably deny any involvement in the Snowden or Wikileaks compromise. I know better.

10 posted on 07/30/2013 10:51:54 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Reuters Blog: “Maximum sentences on other charges for which Manning found guilty add up to more than 100 years in prison. Sentencing begins tomorrow at 9:30am ET.”


11 posted on 07/30/2013 10:55:46 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Sloppy reporting. He was convicted of violating certain sections of the “Espionage Act”, but not convicted of espionage.


12 posted on 07/30/2013 11:00:19 AM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

talking head....let me think about that for a moment


13 posted on 07/30/2013 11:07:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Evweryone is ignoring that his motive to do all of this was because he was a frustrated gay guy. Now we have lots of them in the military.

I'm sure we will see more hissy fits to follow.

14 posted on 07/30/2013 11:07:51 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Bubba_Leroy

As I’ve written before, the Field Grade Officer Corps has gone the way of the Generals and Admirals.

Wait till we have to fight a war with these bozos in the lead.


15 posted on 07/30/2013 11:14:57 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Move over, Mumia

You’ve got company in the role of Official Political Prisoner of the US Government Being Persecuted and the Subject of International Amnesty Protests.


16 posted on 07/30/2013 11:19:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pfflier
Evweryone is ignoring that his motive to do all of this was because he was a frustrated gay guy.

Absolutely.

The chubby-cheeked little faggot got his feelings hurt by a big old nasty NCO who insisted that he do his job, faggot or not.

As a result, his stealing and release of the information is the equivalent of the petulant foot-stomping most queens do when they are denied what they think is their due.

The problem is that there are many more like him in the US military now.

There is no such thing as a faggot warrior.

In the US Military, one is a warrior, or one is a faggot. They do NOT go together.

I say get rid of the faggots and let the warriors be warriors without having to worry about chubby-cheeked little shits like Bradley Manning.

Lock his ass up and throw away the key.

17 posted on 07/30/2013 11:22:15 AM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: ExNewsExSpook
Bradley Manning’s career as a liberal talking head will be on hold for the next 10-20 years.

Maybe not a talking head but where he's going, he might be giving......

18 posted on 07/30/2013 11:28:17 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: dragonblustar

Well, he won’t be busting rocks. The folks at Leavenworth don’t do “Hard Labor” any longer.

TC


19 posted on 07/30/2013 11:38:24 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: ExNewsExSpook
"Aiding the Enemy" seems something more like 'furnishing weapons to violent terrorist organizations', not uploading digital files to Wikileaks.

You know, like 'Furnishing several thousand AK47 rifles to ultra-violent Mexican narcotics-trafficking criminal organizations' would be 'Aiding the Enemy'.

20 posted on 07/30/2013 11:39:36 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

He’ll get the max [128 years] - the military has to [correctly] make an example of him.

No president [even Obama] will pardon him - but sentence might be commuted after he serves 20 years.


21 posted on 07/30/2013 11:42:19 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Popman
Give him a blindfold and a last pole to smoke.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

22 posted on 07/30/2013 11:45:56 AM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Not seeong what the big deal is. He released a bunch of files that embarrassed a bunch of bureaucrats and politicians like hillary clinton. Yawn.


23 posted on 07/30/2013 11:46:14 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: pfflier

Who is “everyone”? This was mentioned early in the thread.


24 posted on 07/30/2013 11:50:15 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
gay guy to a mens prison

Too bad he is Army. If he was Navy he would get Marine Guards.

25 posted on 07/30/2013 12:11:51 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: OldSmaj

Motion seconded...


26 posted on 07/30/2013 12:12:48 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: Bubba_Leroy

The only real news will be his sentencing.


27 posted on 07/30/2013 12:31:18 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Judge Hottie on Fox News predicted last nite he’d get 25 years against (adjective deleated) O’Reilly’s 30 yr guess


28 posted on 07/30/2013 1:06:47 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Syncro

In that case, I hope BOR is correct.


29 posted on 07/30/2013 1:20:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Is sending a gay guy to a mens prison considered punishment? “Yoo hoo! Jackpot!”

Because you think prison rape is enjoyable? Probably the same way that heterosexual rape is so pleasant for heterosexual women? I don't understand your point. Also, my understanding is that Manning has been kept in solitary confinement.

30 posted on 07/30/2013 1:26:14 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: OldSmaj
There is no such thing as a faggot warrior.

Well, you had the 'Sacred Band of Thebes' that was allegedly comprised of ... soldiers of the stylish sort...

Sounds pretty creepy. Maybe their enemies made up the story -- but it is recorded as history.

31 posted on 07/30/2013 1:31:03 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Olog-hai

I was talking about the Yahoo reporting, not the freepers.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 2:03:40 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: CivilWarBrewing

“information that makes us a superpower”

You vastly overestimate the information in my browser history


33 posted on 07/30/2013 3:01:22 PM PDT by In Another Time... (..In another place...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Bubba_Leroy.

Bradley Manning guilty of espionage in Wikileaks case
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23506213

Congressman Ron Paul calls Wikileaks & Bradley Manning Heros
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2823960/posts

Ron Paul in January: Say, that Bradley Manning is a patriotic, heroic kind of guy, isn’t he?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2823589/posts

Ron Paul: Bradley Manning Promotes Peace More Than Obama
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3007318/posts

Ron Paul: Traitor Bradley Manning Is A “Hero” and a “Patriot”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2823009/posts

Ron Paul joins sides with the traitor Rosenbergs’ son, calls WikiLeaks traitor Manning a “patriot”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2823792/posts


34 posted on 07/30/2013 3:30:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: El Cid

The entire society of ancient Sparta revolved around gender separation and pederasty.


35 posted on 07/30/2013 3:33:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I admit that that is an aspect of ancient Greek history that I tend to gloss over (and cover my eyes and just say ‘ewwww’...). I read of the ‘Sacred Band’ (actually I remembered them as the ‘Theban Fabulous Brigade’ ... but I eventually found the reference. At least I got the Thebes part correct), and other various accounts of Greek buggery, but I tend to skip those sections. Just seems very bizarre, and it makes me wonder if someone just had bad press agents and made-up slander eventually became enshrined as history... Either that, or there was an abundance of weird folks in that area of the world at that time ...
36 posted on 07/30/2013 3:43:04 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Manning found not guilty of aiding Conservatives.


37 posted on 07/30/2013 3:47:06 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: pfflier

I’m sure we’ll win plenty of fights with them all whining about how the hot weather is messing up their man-mascara.


38 posted on 07/30/2013 3:48:10 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: El Cid
Oh, yeah. The Sacred Band actually won the Battle of Leuctra - Thebans against the Spartans, who knew how to fight, in 371 BC. Can't take that away from them. They didn't do so well when Philip II of Macedon came down to play - in the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC) they were wiped out to the last man.

The Boeotians, of which Thebes numbered, had a widespread reputation for buggery (so did the cities of Chalcis and Sardis) for which the Athenians held them in disdain. And the Athenians got most the press. How much of it was real is anyone's guess. Different times, different mores.

If anyone is curious about my sourcing, it's Michael Grant's Rise of the Greeks - Phoenix Press, 2001, but I think it was originally published in 1987. I'm doing some crash reading for a Greek Civilization course I'm taking starting next month.

39 posted on 07/30/2013 3:58:26 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Bubba_Leroy

This is my thinking too: that Manning will get 20 years in maximum security, which means according to the federal sentencing guidelines I just checked, that he can earn up to 52 days a year for keeping his nose clean, although in his case it would be keeping his rear end clean and healthy.

I haven’t done the math, but if Manning gets 20 years, he could be released in approximately 16 years.

On the other hand, the courts martial could throw the book at him and give him a life sentence...This would mean that Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy on a life sentence, gets a new wife at FCI Butner.


40 posted on 07/30/2013 4:03:18 PM PDT by Jack_Reed
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To: pfflier

And if you remember, right after this story broke Obama immediately got dont ask dont tell overturned. Why? Because he seen the damage one gay could do to the military. Anything that damages this country he immediately wants more of.


41 posted on 07/30/2013 4:20:45 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

“The folks at Leavenworth don’t do “Hard Labor” any longer.”

What happened? Did they finally put their foot down and say “NO!” ? ;)


42 posted on 07/30/2013 4:34:24 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: In Another Time...

Wikileaks involves scores of classified ‘cables’ and documents.. Snowden did indeed compromise our foreign intelligence capabilities that had nothing to do with the NSA eavesdropping on American citizens.


43 posted on 07/30/2013 4:42:41 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Gays at best represent 3% of the population based on the US Census. You can bet the percentage in the military will jump way beyond that because it is their fantasy happy hunting ground.

Then, the hammer will fall when they discover that the heteros ostracize them. What kind of hissy fit would you expect when they want out after finding they were fantasizing and reality bites them in the butt.

They are a socially protected class now. No BCDs, no General discharges, only for the good of the service. We'll see this trend within the next four years.

44 posted on 07/30/2013 4:44:01 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: El Cid

Ancient Sparta was an elitist gang of pederasts who enslaved as many of their neighbors as they could get their hands (a nice change) on. Thebes was nominally on Sparta’s side in the Peloponnesian War against Athens, but after Athens was defeated and its wall torn down, Thebes began to assert itself. Within a few decades the jackass king Agesilaus got Sparta to go to war *again* with Thebes, and convinced his co-king to lead the charge while A stayed home with the kids (ahem). The Battle of Leuktra was the best victory ever won in ancient Greece, destroying the last Spartan army; the Thebans proceeded to march around the formerly enslaved areas and set up fortified towns for the locals, ending Sparta’s hideous slavery-based economy for good.


45 posted on 07/30/2013 5:35:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: OldSmaj

I see him as a great HERO!! He is not as good as Snowden but what a “Paul Revere”. AND HE IS NOT A TRAITOR. I commend him.
We have seen the enemy and the enemy is US.


46 posted on 07/30/2013 6:16:43 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: Bubba_Leroy

It still amazes me that Manning was ever able to get into the position to leak classified info to begin with. Everything I’ve read about the guy and his time in the service prior to the leaks indicates Manning was a basket case from minute one, too ate-up in the head to be trusted with anything. He apparently was even nearly discharged during basic training.


47 posted on 07/30/2013 6:17:02 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: SADMILLIE
even through the internets you smell like ozone...
48 posted on 07/30/2013 6:23:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: El Cid

But of course, yes, classical Greece and Rome didn’t really pay that much attention to homosexuality, even among leaders — the decline of the Roman Empire began with the accession of the flaming queen Hadrian, who succeeded the great conqueror Trajan, leader of the Roman Empire at its peak. The difference was, Sparta’s monstrous system made child sexual (and physical abuse beginning in infancy) compulsory.


49 posted on 07/30/2013 6:43:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Orangedog

He released videos supposedly depicting American soldiers killing “innocent” Iraqis in a war zone. He provided propaganda for the enemy, thus helping them recruit and continue fighting.

He should have gotten the whole thing and then put up against a wall and shot. But, I’ll take a 128 years too.


50 posted on 07/30/2013 6:45:40 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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