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GI pleads guilty in WikiLeaks case, faces 20 years (Bradley Manning)
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2013 7:34 PM EST | Ben Nuckols

Posted on 02/28/2013 5:15:43 PM PST by Olog-hai

Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American military’s “bloodlust” and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Military prosecutors said they plan to move forward with a court-martial on 12 remaining charges against him, including aiding the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence. …

It was the first time Manning directly admitted leaking the material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and detailed the frustrations that led him to do it.

The slightly-built soldier from Crescent, Okla., read from a 35-page statement through his wire-rimmed glasses for more than an hour. He spoke quickly and evenly, showing little emotion even when he described how troubled he was by what he had seen.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aidandcomfort; antiamericanism; bradleymanning; dontaskdonttell; espionage; fifthcolumn; fifthcolumnist; gaystapotactics; homosexualagenda; iraqwar; julianassange; lavendermafia; mccarthywasright; obamalegacy; proterrorist; traitor; treason; waronterror; wikileaks

1 posted on 02/28/2013 5:15:53 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
send that little fag to Leavenworth for life...
2 posted on 02/28/2013 5:20:44 PM PST 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: Chode
Basic Training probably needs refurbished so the recruits understand better that the purpose of the Army is to kill people and break things.

This guy should have never been allowed in ~ if, in fact, he believes the story his law team cooked up for him.

3 posted on 02/28/2013 5:28:13 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

He reportedly lashed his fingernails at the military because of the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy. Same as Sandra Fluke going from Berkley studying lesbian sociopolitics to attending a Catholic university bitching about the school not providing free birth control.

They are hacktivist domestic threats. They are not of well meaning intentions or innocence.


4 posted on 02/28/2013 5:32:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: muawiyah
living proof that the beret should be Earned, NOT ISSUED!!!

5 posted on 02/28/2013 5:35:53 PM PST 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: Chode

That is not a heterosexual smile.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 5:39:01 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
not even close...
7 posted on 02/28/2013 6:07:18 PM PST 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: Olog-hai

Why isn’t this POS being lined up and shot?


8 posted on 02/28/2013 6:08:00 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Olog-hai

Now all we have left is 0zero and Clinton for treason.


9 posted on 02/28/2013 6:17:33 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

This is too severe. He should have been given 20 minutes at the end of a rope.

Thanks Olog-hai.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 6:19:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Olog-hai

Definitely a thumbs forward kind of guy. Army Strong!


11 posted on 02/28/2013 6:26:55 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Olog-hai

Isn’t the past tense of plea pled? Pleaded doesn’t sound right.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 6:29:12 PM PST by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: Olog-hai

Since we don’t know what to do with traitors anymore, perhaps we should just drop him off in Iran and let them find something to charge him with...


13 posted on 02/28/2013 6:38:39 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: laweeks
Why isn’t this POS being lined up and shot?

Higher prices and a shortage of ammo..........fire and stakes are still cheap though.

14 posted on 02/28/2013 6:57:55 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: alpo

What do you want from pleading heart liberals.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 7:09:08 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

He’ll do a few months before the Left pressures Obama into pardoning him.


16 posted on 02/28/2013 7:11:08 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Olog-hai
They should hang him. Not shoot him. Hang him.

Treason.

17 posted on 02/28/2013 7:32:02 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Olog-hai

He should be getting a damn firing squad NOT 20 years.


18 posted on 02/28/2013 7:57:56 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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To: Olog-hai
...saying he was trying to expose the American military’s “bloodlust” and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Not to mention he had his panties in a twist because his boyfriend jilted him.
Buh-bye, faggot.

19 posted on 02/28/2013 8:01:51 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: 2CAVTrooper
He should be getting a damn firing squad NOT 20 years.

Military prosecutors said they plan to move forward with a court-martial on 12 remaining charges against him, including aiding the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence...

I think the sun has seen the last of that little faggot.

20 posted on 02/28/2013 8:10:00 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Olog-hai

Life sentence? WYF happened to the firing squad, hanging, etc. This weasel needs to stop breathing; it’s fouling my air!


21 posted on 02/28/2013 9:00:29 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Chode

Agree: In General population, after alerting all to the fact he will be there, life sentance will be about 9 weeks for this traitorous poof


22 posted on 02/28/2013 10:15:27 PM PST by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: slapshot
works for me...
23 posted on 03/01/2013 3:52:33 AM PST 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: Lancey Howard

Oh great, a lifetime of taxpayers paying for that rat.

Much cheaper to tie him to a post, shoot him, and bill his parents for the expended rounds.


24 posted on 03/01/2013 7:47:52 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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