Skip to comments.Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy in Wikileaks case, convicted of lesser charges
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.
Manning was convicted of 5 espionage counts
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Most of the articles including AP keep burying the lede.
Manning was convicted of five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions.
Is sending a gay guy to a mens prison considered punishment? “Yoo hoo! Jackpot!”
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.
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....
Hard to write books when you’re busting rocks.
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.
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.
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.”
Sloppy reporting. He was convicted of violating certain sections of the “Espionage Act”, but not convicted of espionage.
talking head....let me think about that for a moment
I'm sure we will see more hissy fits to follow.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe not a talking head but where he's going, he might be giving......
Well, he won’t be busting rocks. The folks at Leavenworth don’t do “Hard Labor” any longer.
You know, like 'Furnishing several thousand AK47 rifles to ultra-violent Mexican narcotics-trafficking criminal organizations' would be 'Aiding the Enemy'.
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.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
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.
Who is “everyone”? This was mentioned early in the thread.
Too bad he is Army. If he was Navy he would get Marine Guards.
The only real news will be his sentencing.
Judge Hottie on Fox News predicted last nite he’d get 25 years against (adjective deleated) O’Reilly’s 30 yr guess
In that case, I hope BOR is correct.
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.
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.
I was talking about the Yahoo reporting, not the freepers.
“information that makes us a superpower”
You vastly overestimate the information in my browser history
Bradley Manning guilty of espionage in Wikileaks case
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Ron Paul in January: Say, that Bradley Manning is a patriotic, heroic kind of guy, isnt he?
Ron Paul: Bradley Manning Promotes Peace More Than Obama
Ron Paul: Traitor Bradley Manning Is A “Hero” and a “Patriot”
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The entire society of ancient Sparta revolved around gender separation and pederasty.
Manning found not guilty of aiding Conservatives.
I’m sure we’ll win plenty of fights with them all whining about how the hot weather is messing up their man-mascara.
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.
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.
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.
“The folks at Leavenworth dont do Hard Labor any longer.”
What happened? Did they finally put their foot down and say “NO!” ? ;)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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