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Bradley Manning

Bradley Mannings court martial starts today, he's the soldier who allegedly sent 250,000 diplomatic cables and 500,000 battlefield reports from Afghanistan and Iraq to wikileaks in 2009 and 2010.

If convicted on all counts he could be jailed for life without any chance of parole.

What do you think? blabbermouth traitor who should be locked up and have the key thrown away?

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Brave whistleblower who exposed the dark side of US foreign policy?

There might be another thread about this somewhere I couldn't be arsed to look.






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06-03-2013 11:44 AM
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RE: Bradley Manning

Traitor, no doubt about it. He took an oath, swore to his nation to protect and then he SOLD info to an outside entity.
It was in no way his decision to expose anything, nor did he in any way have any responsibility to do so.
With some luck, no one died due to his actions, but no telling what he damaged.
A case could be made for the death penalty since we are technically at war. He is a pice of shit, hang him.





06-03-2013 12:16 PM
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RE: Bradley Manning

Traitor.

There is a mechanism in place if he wanted to be a whistle-blower. Instead he was a douche.

Hang him high.





06-03-2013 12:59 PM
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Did you see the movie? It was amazing the stuff he did leak. They shot and killed these innocent people in Iraq in cold blood. No one wants to be outed as a murderer.





06-03-2013 06:23 PM
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RE: Bradley Manning

I agree that he's a traitor.

I feel like he thought he was a super smart guy that was bringing so-called indiscretions to light. He thought he get a big pat on the back.

Unfortunately for his stupid ass, he was in the military. He sold out his comrades essentially, and in less PC times (say during WWII) he would've hanged.

They'll convict him and give him a life term. I think he'll end up serving between 15-25 of that.

His life, however, is fucked.





06-03-2013 07:57 PM
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What about the murderers he exposed? They may get off on Earth but not before God. Murder is murder, it does not matter if you are wearing a uniform or flying a plane.





06-03-2013 08:13 PM
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Traitor but a traitor that's a wimp looking for recognition. No PC bullshit here.






06-03-2013 09:10 PM
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Why is my screen covered in slime Godddammmmmit!






06-03-2013 09:11 PM
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(06-03-2013 06:23 PM)aussiefriend Wrote:  Did you see the movie? It was amazing the stuff he did leak. They shot and killed these innocent people in Iraq in cold blood. No one wants to be outed as a murderer.

Yo Darlin, its a movie, it ain't real





06-03-2013 10:34 PM
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It was a documentary, non-fiction. It was real alright, actual footage. wow





06-03-2013 10:47 PM
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RE: Bradley Manning

The most controversial stuff he leaked was video footage with audio of US helicopter gunships chomping at the bit to open fire on Iraqi civilians who were clearly unarmed. The personnel involved are virtually begging and pleading for permission to open fire. They are eventually given permission and they blaze away at unarmed civilians (including children) while saying things like “nice!” And “fucking A!”

Having said that he should have kept his big mouth shut, I used to work for Northumbria police and I am now a social worker and in both cases I signed the official secrets act. That means no matter what I see no matter what I hear I keep my mouth shut because it is my duty to do so.

Manning should have done the same.






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06-04-2013 02:35 AM
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(06-03-2013 10:34 PM)SIXFOOTERsez Wrote:  Yo Darlin, its a movie, it ain't real

Yeah it was a documentary not a TV movie of the week you patronising cunt.






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06-04-2013 02:38 AM
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(06-04-2013 02:35 AM)Cynical Ninja Wrote:  video footage with audio of US helicopter gunships chomping at the bit to open fire on Iraqi civilians who were clearly unarmed. The personnel involved are virtually begging and pleading for permission to open fire. They are eventually given permission and they blaze away at unarmed civilians (including children) while saying things like “nice!” And “fucking A!”


I don't really know anything about this person or what he has done but just so I'm clear - it would have been patriotic to keep hidden what the above comment describes? Do I understand that correctly?






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06-04-2013 05:09 AM
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Only if you swear an oath to...apparently





06-04-2013 05:31 AM
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