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Bradley Manning is now a woman called Osama Oprah Obama

Anti-war protesters mount a Free Bradley Manning demonstration at the US Embassy, Ballsbridge Dublin, the day after he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified information to WikiLeaks.

BRADLEY Manning is now living as a woman known as Chelsea Manning. He says:

“I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female”

And just like that you can be a woman. Can you become black in much the same fashion? Can it be that you declare it and it is so? You can be anything so long as you believe it?

Some say no:

@instapundit what would the media reaction be if Bradley Manning asked to serve his sentence dressed as a rodeo clown wearing an obama mask?

Isn’t the “mask” of gender identity little deeper than a stick-on disguise?

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Posted: 23rd, August 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

Bradley Manning: Nobody likes a grass and other views on the celebrity leaker

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BRADLEY Manning has been found guilty of betraying his colleagues in the US Army and the people they fight for by leaking thousands of classified documents. He has been convicted of espionage and 20 charges of all but not of aiding the enemy.

Some, views:


…if our secrets are entrusted to the likes of Bradley Manning, best we not keep too many of them…

The “aiding the enemy” charge was always weak, since Obama doesn’t seem to think we’re at war with anybody. Manning isn’t really a “whistleblower,” though, since he didn’t even know what was in a lot of the stuff he turned over to Wikileaks, and when he did know, it was often stuff like troops’ personal information.

The most damning piece of news he got out was that we entrust secrets to idiots like him. I’m sure they’ll do better with your healthcare information. . . .

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Posted: 1st, August 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

Bradley Manning: the sexual torture of a mentally ill hero

US ARMY analyst Bradley Manning, 24, is appearing at a courthouse in Fort Meade, Maryland. It’s a military hearing to decided whether Manning should face court-martial for his alleged role in leaking classified material to WikiLeaks. Did Bradley Manning orchestrate the biggest national security leak in U.S. history? And even if he did, what harm did he do?

Also appearing are:

Adrian Lamo – a former hacker, who gave the chat logs to authorities, leading to Manning’s arrest

Jennifer Robinson – lawyer for Wikileak’s fonder Julian Assange

David Coombs – Bradley Manning’s attorney

This is a big deal. Bradley Manning is number 8 on Time’s list of 2011’s 100 most influential people. Bradley Manning was jailed at Quantico, a Marine base in Virginia. He passed his days in solitary confinement for 23 hours each day. He was forced to stand naked during inspections. He was not given his glasses. He could not see properly.

His one hour of exercise was in an empty room.

Daphne Eviatar noted:

Manning is also said to be a threat to himself, given the serious trouble he’s in. As a result, he’s on “Prevention of Injury” watch, which accounts for the lack of sheets and pillows. But his lawyer thinks that’s a ruse. And indeed, it’s hard to imagine why prison officials would treat someone who they worry is mentally disturbed by isolating him to the point that, as medical experts have documented, is likely to make him crazy.

There is no little irony in the how the US treated the whistle blower.

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Posted: 21st, December 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment

While Julian Assange Preaches In London Bradley Manning Wallows In Rough Justice

FACE of the Day: Julian Assange was at Discussion, a talk at the Troxy in east London, where the WikiLeaks founder focused on the impact of his website on the world and what it means for the future.

Anorak overlooks the story and the marketing to consider two points – two facts:

1. Bradley Manning, accused WikiLeaks leaker, is in jail. Were his motives noble? He said what he wanted to achieve:

hopefully worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms – if not, than [sic] we’re doomed – as a species – i will officially give up on the society we have if nothing happens – the reaction to the [Collateral Murder] video gave me immense hope; CNN’s iReport was overwhelmed; Twitter exploded – people who saw, knew there was something wrong . . . Washington Post sat on the video… David Finkel acquired a copy while embedded out here. . . . – i want people to see the truth… regardless of who they are… because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.

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Posted: 4th, July 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)

If Wikileaks Prisoner Bradley Manning Is Being Tortured So Are All Suicidal Prisoners

A READER writes on the treatment of Bradley Manning, the US soldier who allegedly gave secret to Wikileaks. He’s being kept in isolation, Every night he must strip. In the morning he must stand outside his cell and wait for his clothes to be delivered. Is he getting the Guantanamo treatment or just the routine punishment handed out to all at-risk prisoners in the US?

Anorak, you ask above: “Does anyone sane – and that might not include Manning if this goes on for much longer – believe that explanation?” as pertaining to the Marine spokesman’s explanation of why Manning is stripped of clothing at night.

I will not address your unfair playing with your words “does anyone sane”; however, I will make some comments on whether or not I believe the Marine Spokesman’s explanation as to why Manning is stripped of clothing at night.

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Posted: 7th, March 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)