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  1. Well, I suppose we should be grateful for small mercies, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens later this week.

    Considering the inhumane way he’s been treated for the last three years, he should be released at once.

    Just as with Edward Snowden, the USA authorities want to destroy anyone who reveals to the American public some of the nastier things being carried out in their name by Dark Government.

  2. Rafael Ventura 30 Jul 2013, 7:07pm

    Slowly but surely the citizens of the US of A are waking up.

  3. theotherone 30 Jul 2013, 8:23pm

    she’s not gay

    1. thelostdot 30 Jul 2013, 8:27pm

      Umm, sorry?

      1. theotherone 30 Jul 2013, 9:00pm

        there is allot of evidence that manning identifies as female, they are gender variant not gay

        1. Amazing how someone who tries to correct others about Mannings gender status get many thumbs down. People either haven’t followed the story close enough OR this is the usual anti-trans bias showing in the readers here.

          1. theotherone 31 Jul 2013, 10:01am

            it’s the anti-trans thing again isn’t it?

            manning is a hero, they can’t be heroic if they’re trans

          2. Ed Wood managed, as have many others!

  4. thelostdot 30 Jul 2013, 8:30pm

    Perhaps this so-called “honest, upright” country should tell us how giving information to wikileaks is espionage? Espionage is spying, so how exactly do they make out he was a spy, exactly what government was paying him? Otherwise I’m afraid these self-appointed arbiters of all right and wrong just look like petty violent gang leaders to me. What happened to due process of law? Doesn’t say much for their integrity does it!

  5. From the Independent.
    John le Carre reminded us this week, whistleblowers like Bradley Manning are vital to the functioning of societies that aspire to be free – however obnoxious that notion may be to their rulers.
    Not hopeful for the sentencing for Bradley Manning though. He has already spent 3 years in jail and he could now face an indefinite time behind bars.

  6. He’s not a gay hero. He’s a traitor to his country. He didn’t help his own people, he did something against them.

    Alan Turing was a hero who was gay and who was treated badly because of his sexuality after helping his country win a war against their enemy.

    Bradley Manning is a traitor who is gay, whose sexuality has not made his treatment any different to a heterosexual traitor. He gave classified information to the World, the enemy being part of that World, which helped them. Deserves everything he gets.

    As for this idea that the US want to destroy anyone who reveals something bad about them. Yeah right, like every other country in the World on this planet. Sounds like some naive people need to wake up and stop taking the moral high ground because we all live in countries which are just as bad if not worse the US of A.


      The world is a matrix, here are some red pills

      Mr. Pink

      1. I took my red pill before you were even born. Knock, knock, wake up Mr Pink. Time for you to make your choice. btw, reality isn’t as pretty as the pink dream world.

    2. You are a deeply shallow pointless person. Why don’t you go kill some defenseless civilians and telll yourself your a hero doing a humanitarian thing? When the saints come marching in…….

  7. Give him the Nobel Peace Prize.

    1. theotherone 30 Jul 2013, 9:49pm


      1. Christopher Coleman 30 Jul 2013, 10:07pm

        Until Bradley is “officially” declared female, I think we’ll settle for “him”. I did not hear that he objected to being referred to as “him” during the trial; at least, it was not in any of the reports I saw.

        1. theotherone 30 Jul 2013, 10:13pm

          they set up social media accounts under a female name, they sent letters in a female name, they spoke to both army and online councilers about their desire to ‘transition’, they spoke about wanting surgery, they said their greatest fear was pictures of them as a man where published.

          how much evidence do you need? at least use ungenderd pronouns.

          1. Again, anti-trans bias in the readers here rears it’s ugly head. Everything you said is true.

  8. Whatever happens to Bradley he will go down in history as the persecuted. Like Nelson Mandela…. I believe he will be vindicated in decades to come. Now he has been found not guilty of aiding the enemy the only crime he has committed in reality is the crime of embarrassing the American Government.

  9. Bradley Manning deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, not jail. He exposed the illegal random killings of civilians and journalists by a US military helicopter. Surely it should be those soldiers who are disciplined for committing a war crime, rather than Bradley for exposing their actions.

  10. The USA has a nasty habit of brainwashing its citizens into believing whistle blowers help terrorists and are “anti-american”

    They’ve somehow tricked their public into believing all whistle blowers should be praised, except when they uncover corruption in their government.

    Very dangerous, very Orwellian too

    Mr. Pink

  11. Colin (London) 31 Jul 2013, 8:09am

    The ends do not justify the means…

    We all live on this planet and the USA is wrong going around the world with knuckle dusters war mongering, raping and using behind closed door techniques to get it’s own way. This whole case is ridiculous, childish, and shows the USA as a spoiled child which needs to grow up.

    Shocking…we should all be writing to the UN asking them to step in and stop this. We the people who share this planet are entitled to see, hear and read everything that governments are up to. They work for us not the other way around.

  12. .....Paddyswurds 31 Jul 2013, 8:09am

    If the USA had any sense of fairness left, they would have Bradley Manning today and awarded him the Purple Heart for bravery, for his part in informing ordinary Americans, and indeed the entire free world of what is being done in their name by the vile US Military Industrial Complex, which is rapidly turning the United States into a hated warmongering pariah, loathed by the entire world, spending trillions of dollars supporting states like Israel, which continues to murder, marginalise and demonise their Palestinian neighbours, while back at home four out of every five Americans are in poverty, unable to access adequate housing, health care and in an increasing numbers, even food… … .. .

    1. .....Paddyswurds 31 Jul 2013, 8:10am


    2. theotherone 31 Jul 2013, 9:51am

      her not him

      1. Black Hawk Down 31 Jul 2013, 10:57am

        The following is taken from chat logs between Manning and Lamo (the guy who shopped Manning to the US authorities). The chat logs were used to indite Manning…
        (1:11:54 PM) bradass87: and… its important that it gets out… i feel, for some bizarre reason
        (1:12:02 PM) bradass87: it might actually change something
        (1:13:10 PM) bradass87: i just… dont wish to be a part of it… at least not now… im not ready… i wouldn’t mind going to prison for the rest of my life, or being executed so much, if it wasn’t for the possibility of having pictures of me… plastered all over the world press… as boy…
        (1:14:11 PM) bradass87: i’ve totally lost my mind… i make no sense… the CPU is not made for this motherboard…
        (1:14:42 PM) bradass87: s/as boy/as a boy
        (1:30:32 PM) bradass87: >sigh<
        (1:31:40 PM) bradass87: i just wanted enough time to figure myself out… to be myself… and be running around all the time, trying to meet someone else's expectations

        1. Black Hawk Down 31 Jul 2013, 10:59am

          (1:32:01 PM) bradass87: *and not be
          (1:33:03 PM) bradass87: im just kind of drifting now…
          (1:34:11 PM) bradass87: waiting to redeploy to the US, be discharged… and figure out how on earth im going to transition
          (1:34:45 PM) bradass87: all while witnessing the world freak out as its most intimate secrets are revealed
          (1:35:06 PM) bradass87: its such an awkward place to be in, emotionally and psychologically

          So there is definitely evidence to suggest Manning might be trans

          gawker . com /5568351/is-wikileaker-bradley-manning-pre+transition-transgendered

        2. theotherone 31 Jul 2013, 11:11am

          there is allot of evidence but sadly people choose to ignore it

          1. Christopher Coleman 31 Jul 2013, 6:48pm

            Until Bradley comes out publicly as transgendered and states which gender he wants to be, and it is officially recognized, we will have to refer to him as “him”. He entered the armed forces as a male. He must have passed his medical as a male.

            Not everyone knows the whole background to the case, as you seem to. There are many people who believe that Bradley should be executed. These people would LOVE to refer to him as “she” or “her”. It would strengthen their hatred of gays and trans people. That would be a bad thing at this time, as there are indications that some people will actively try to get Bradley pardoned and nothing should hinder that move.

            To consider Bradley male is not indicative of transphobia or anything like it. In one part of my work I have had dealings with many trans individuals and we have been very comfortable with each other. Their openness gave me an understanding I did not have. I go to parties at which trans people are also invited as guests.

  13. Martin Legants 3 Aug 2013, 10:27pm

    Nobel peace prize???? Seriously guys??? He is a thief and a traitor. Lock him, up!!!!!

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