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Bradley Manning
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Bradley Manning was the US soldier who allegedly leaked the trove of US
intelligence data that shot Wikileaks to fame. A history of mental
instability suggests he should never have been drafted into the US army.
"Low
flying planes could see that kid wasn't suitable; he was a wreck", a
soldier who trained with Manning tells us. A young man totally unsuited
to military life, he had enlisted just to get a university education. He
was targeted for his size and sexual orientation, and ultimately lost
his way amongst the boredom and isolation of his base in Iraq. Military
psychiatrists called him, "a risk to himself and others". So why was
Manning given access to so much classified information? He was kept on,
despite advice that he be discharged, because the US Military was short
of soldiers in Iraq. Numerous incidents were reported but still Manning
was retained, until he punched


Added: Jun-1-2012 Occurred On: Jun-1-2012
By: CptSpaulding
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Iraq, Afghanistan
Tags: USA, Iraq, Afghanistan,
Location: United States (load item map)
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  • Our army is all volunteer. We have no drafted soldiers.

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  • He wasn't drafted. There is no draft.

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    • @getevennotmad there were alot of reservists brought in who never expected to be drafted in to help out.

      they considered it a draft.

      they liked the computer game version of war.

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    • @OwenHiggins they are stupid if they think being called up is being drafted. i have never heard of any reservist saying they thought it was a draft.

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    • @VikingRapeSquad i heard one twirting that and think thats what his main issue was, his main liability. He wasn't a warrior.

      Even a support kid needs to be a warrior. Not a killing machine. A warrior.

      I don't mean all reservists at all. I mean just the ones like Manning. He also had to have known what he was doing... gay or not it matters little.

      The tiny minority of service men or women who couldn't handle it. They thought of it like a draft.

      Sheltered little existences.

      Su More..

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  • ILL BET.IN PRISON HE WILL LEAK SOME MORE

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  • He knew what he was doing. One word

    Traitor.

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  • Piece of shit treasonous fairy.

    Execute now.

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    • @Martyr_Machine It's kind of ironic you call him treasonous, yet most of the information he released was nothing less than treason.

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    • @Martyr_Machine
      - Have to agree with "stra"! The only damage that was caused was mostly embarrassment for the government, that got caught doing things that maybe they shouldn't have been doing. You're just believing the propaganda. Look into this story deeper, and you can see beyond the bullshit.

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    • @stra

      Have you read any of it? No. You are just regurgitating what you heard like most liberals.

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    • @IamCanadian

      You don't know that. Tell me how "deep" you looked. Tell me what the documents you read say.

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    • @Martyr_Machine
      - Hey, Martyr Machine! I checked it out at Wikileaks. It was easy. You can too, if you wish. It is very time consuming, but everything that was released by Wikileaks, is there for viewing. A lot of it is very, very boring! I saw a lot that could embarrass the government, some to a high degree, but most, no. Never saw anything that was really shocking. Nothing too out of the ordinary, compared with the lies and deceit that we are used to seeing from the government.
      - I think the More..

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  • Hey "CPT" Spaulding. There has not been a draft in over 30 years. U.S. armed forces are all volunteer. Exactly what are you a CPT of?

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  • PS Those guys that were shot in the video had just attacked an American foot patrol earlier which is why they were targeted.

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  • he was a fat, inbred, homosexual, depressed, drunk englishman who should have never been allowed to join the USA army.

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  • hang the fag

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  • Execute that fag piece of shit! I hope he dies paifully!

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  • Another kid who doesn't get attention and tries to be "different" any way he can to get that attention he seeks.... typical sheep American gay youth. The type of guy that no doubt watches Glee and Jersey Shore.

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  • I've spoken with people who had pretty high level of access in the military and none of them think he would have had access to all those different things. This dude is a patsy.

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  • His leak NEVER caused any harm to anyone except embarrassment for the US government. He may have been a rat to the government, but not to the people.

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  • Traitor.

    He should be shot.

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    • @EMAG-K
      Why is that?
      Because I think traitors should be shot?
      Or because I think Pvt. Manning was a traitor?

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    • @EMAG-K
      I believe what Pvt. Manning did was treasonous.
      Clearly his actions gave "Aid and Comfort" to our enemies (al Qaeda) in a time of war.
      The United States Code at 18 U.S.C. § 2381 states:
      "Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death…:
      I think he meets the criteria.

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  • And now the character assassination begins..so typical.

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  • The military recently announced that they were tightening up recruitment standards. No longer will they give waivers to those with certain misdemeanors and felonies in their past. These recruits were fine when we invaded Iraq but now that the Iraq war is over they are suddenly undesirable. If this isn't the most blatant admission that the military needed cannon fodder in Iraq I don't know what is.

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  • allegedly leaked?..No..he leaked alright...there's no doubt about it.
    I hope he spends the rest of his punk ass life behind bars.

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  • He needs the death penalty....now.

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  • Hmmm...I don't really give a floating turd why he thinks he did it. His dead body needs to be hanging from a bridge. Let the Iraqis deal with what's left.

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  • He was a volunteer fully briefed on the ramifications of disclosure of classified material without authorization. He deserves a stiff prison sentence if anything to keep him out of the gene pool for being so stupid.

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  • Traitors must be executed

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  • So he let hackers in? or he copied the data himself?

    Seems like manning had motive and desire to deceive and could quite possibly have started world war three, if he did let someone compromise the network thats serious stuff. Regardless of whatever personal issues he had, he breached security protocol, the act of a child.

    The article hints at the fact he was being monitored and captured using the internet. Thats life in prison, for being an idiot with access to too much data

    . Sure More..

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  • Well, regardless of the whistleblowing he got famous for or what people think of it - this goes to show that those responsible for personnel screening a) just rake in as much cannon fodder as they can and b) don't give a damn what kind of lunatics they equip with the responsibility for and power over other people's lives, military and non-military, criminal or innocent.

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