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US: Gay solider Bradley Manning pleads guilty to some Wikileaks charges

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  1. theotheronee 1 Mar 2013, 12:05pm

    SHE is not gay – when will pink news respect their gender identity?

    1. Hodge Podge 1 Mar 2013, 2:25pm

      This. Although Manning hasn’t clarified how they’re identifying right now very clearly, the trans factor has been brushed under the rug by the gay media.

      1. Agreed. Just look, the first person to post about her gender identity got multiple thumbs down. Just sad.

  2. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell from Australia 1 Mar 2013, 12:16pm

    Bradley Manning is a hero to me!

    After 1,000 days of unlawful imprisonment on this person, it is high time to set him free!

    He is a simple whistleblower who exposed curruption, money laundering of private contractors, diplomatic scandals and unlawful killings of children and news journalists by and within the US Army in all agencies (Marines, Coast Guard, Navy and Armed Services)!

    Whistleblowers deserve FULL PROTECTION under the law and fondly enough way back in 2008 – Obama promised “whistleblower protection” under the law and to this day WE ARE STILL WAITING!

    He is a hero who has guts and deserves to be set free from jail.

  3. Yes, Bradley Manning was in a powerless position after the American miltary decided they needed his computer expertise after he was discharged from the army because he was considered mentally unstable after being bullied, spat on and kicked because he was short and effeminate and not conforming to the macho image which is the norm for the army. He was re drafted because he was a geek and they needed him. Then he saw what his country was doing. He has suffered terrible deprivation since being interned and his only crime from where I see it was he stood up to what he saw as wrong, wrong. Support Bradley Manning.

  4. 1) Bradley is a hero and shouldn’t be punished for blowing the whistle, and 2) He’s hot. It had to be said.

  5. Hodge Podge 1 Mar 2013, 2:27pm

    Private Manning is a hero. That is all.

  6. Samuel B. 1 Mar 2013, 2:55pm

    Bradley Manning:- our very own modern folk hero!

    If our leaders were cut from the same cloth there would be no more wars or blood shed to further imperialist aims nor to stoke up the share price of the arms industry into which most western leaders have an interest.

    Through exposing such bloodlust and monstrous corruption our Bradley now faces years in confinement on tyrant Obama’s watch.

    How long are we going to put up with this bullsh@t?


  7. michael anthony 1 Mar 2013, 2:59pm

    While I have complete empathy for Manning and believe he is a scapegoat, we are forgetting one thing. He broke the law. Yes, most leaks were benign, yet there were some that could adversely affect innocents. We don’t get to choose which laws we will not follow.
    In addition, Wikileaks is a dubious group. His founder thinks he is above the law. Even former staffers say he guards his privacy and cant stand “leaks”.
    In the end, manning should be freed, with time served. But don’t act as if all his leaks were for human rights. Some had nothing to do with that.

  8. Manning said she identified as a woman, she is a woman, not a gay man. Stop erasing her identity

  9. Solider*?…That’s terrible journalism.

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