Bradley Manning to Face 136 Years in JailAdded: Saturday, August 10th, 2013
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Pfc. Bradley Manning, known for handing 700,000 secret documents to whistleblower website WikiLeaks, has recently been cleared of “aiding the enemy” charges, but still faces a maximum sentence of 136 years in military custody.
A few days ago Manning was convicted for 19 of the 21 charges he was charged, including 5 counts of espionage and 5 of theft. In court, he was declared “guilty” over and over again with the charges being listed. In the meantime, the guilty verdicts included 7 out of 8 counts brought under the Espionage Act. Manning was accused of disclosing Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, files on Guantanamo, and embassy cables, with the government claiming that he had reason to believe such data could be used to the injury of the United States or the advantage of any foreign nation. The Manning is also known for disclosing a “Collateral Murder” video, which showed American military forces killing journalists and unarmed civilians in Iraq.
In other words, Bradley Manning was found guilty of causing intelligence of the United States to be published on the Internet “wrongfully and wantonly”, having the knowledge that the data in question is accessible to the enemy.
Despite the fact that Manning has already spent almost 3 years in detention (mostly in solitary confinement) and this period will be deducted from the final sentence, it seems that he will be sentenced to many years in military jail. So, it wasn’t much relief that he wasn’t found guilty of “aiding the enemy”.
Manning’s case is known and discussed worldwide, with civil liberties activists, human rights campaigners and journalists claiming that the severity of the charges set an unprecedented shift in the way whistleblowing is treated by the American government.
Julian Assange has issued a statement to call Manning’s trial “a case of national security extremism”, which can’t be tolerated and must be reversed. Assange points out that the last few years have seen the important backlash against the authoritarianism being exercised by the US government, and Bradley’s alleged actions was a reaction against abuse, while Snowden’s actions were a reaction against national security extremism.
While Edward remains in Moscow, being denied the right to travel and the right to asylum, the trial of Manning is validation that going through official channels in the US will have severe implications for Snowden.
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Saturday, August 10th, 2013
|posted by (2013-08-10 16:52:02)|
|but yet you can go rape a kid/drive drunk kill soem one etc then get out more easy lol what a joke|
|He's a hero. If he is getting 136 years, then SHITbama should get 1000 years for all the lies.|
|posted by (2013-08-11 00:10:34)|
|better than death|
|posted by (2013-08-11 01:29:39)|
You must not know much about the US prison system because I'd probably choose death than a life of rape, solitary, humiliation and degradation.
|no good deed goes unpunished|
|this is sad America is truly corrupted|
|Yeah, just shows how things are, they can't get Snowden so they are going to throw the book at this guy. Way to go gutless Kenyan president....|
|all Manning has to do now is to lay low, not cause any trouble and learn the Russian language, and it is highly probable that Putin will use Snowden as a means of B***h slapping Obama across his face. If not then Putin will extract a high toll (release of prisoners, removal of / or the scaling down defensive missiles in the EU Region) from we American's to get Snowden back, so we can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a trial, then many hundreds of thousands more to imprison him for what will essentially be the remained of his natural life. Perhaps the Russians will take him hunting in Siberia, only they forgot to bring Snowden any gear, shouldn't take long for him to be a Popsicle in short order (at least this wouldn't cost us any more for someone that is of no value to anyone) no matter whose side your on, how could you ever trust him ever again!|
|"In other words, Bradley Manning was found guilty of causing intelligence of the United States to be published on the Internet “wrongfully and wantonly”, having the knowledge that the data in question is accessible to the enemy."|
And you just know that by "enemy" they mean us, the public.
|So when Iraq or Afghanistan comes and bombs the US the Us citizens won't ask why the government didn't do more to prevent it? When this happens the public will again blame the government but they tend to forget that its because of 'hero's' like Bradley Manning & Julian Assange that stuff like this happens. They leak the info but like cowards run to other countries..Rot in jail whistle-blowers, you don't put only yourself in danger but your leaving behind friends and family and what you once called your country. COWARDS!|
|posted by (2013-08-11 18:37:17)|
|Any person who—|
(1) aids, or attempts to aid, the enemy with arms, ammunition, supplies, money, or other things; or
(2) without proper authority, knowingly harbors or protects or gives intelligence to, or communicates or corresponds with or holds any intercourse with the enemy, either directly or indirectly;
shall suffer death or such other punishment as a court-martial or military commission may direct.
|Shit happens .... c u in hell|
|posted by (2013-08-12 00:50:46)|
|Bigcam, who does not know?|
|I can tolerate many things and respect other peoples opinion but to call Snowden and Manning hero's sickens me. I for one would give up my right to privacy on my cell or home phone if it could help in any way to prevent another 911 or worse. You see I don't talk a lot of espionage on my phone, e-mail, text, Tweet, Skype and definitely not through a message in a bottle. I joke but only as a defense mechanism. Many of us have seen first hand the aftermath of these pathetic cowards. I have a suggestion for @2. Go up to somebody that was "in country" in the middle late 60's and tell him what you posted here and some of your other thoughts about the U.S. Thanks for the article Sam|
|Anyone with a brain would choose death over that sentence any day.|
|posted by (2013-08-13 08:58:58)|
|"So when Iraq or Afghanistan comes and bombs the US...."|
Oh yeah. Because Iraq and Afghanistan have such a long and extensive history of bombing the US!
And who gave these idiots the weapons, technology and money to massacre their own people???
*epic facepalm* You fxcking retard!!!
"I for one would give up my right to privacy on my cell or home phone if it could help in any way to prevent another 911"
Another genius! Honestly, just kill yourself or move to North Korea. You're much better off over there. They don't have that useless, annoying little piece of paper known as the ***United States Constitution***, but they'll protect you from any and all terrorist attacks. They ask for very little in return: your freedom and all of your right to own any property. And to 3 square meals a day. And to free speech. And to fair trials.
God, I can't believe how many hypocritical punks lurk on this site.
*another Captain Picard epic facepalm*
|posted by (2013-08-14 02:42:44)|
|america get a life you bums||
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