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US: Bradley Manning apologises for hurting the US

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  1. theotherone 15 Aug 2013, 11:38am

    for god’s sake pink news it has came out in court that they had a formal diagnosis of gender identity disorder and you still refuse to accept this!

    1. ‘…Manning previously claimed that he was bullied for being gay during his time in the US Army – and he was reportedly disowned by his family after coming out…’

      it seems the jury is still out on this one

      1. theotherone 15 Aug 2013, 11:58am

        they have a frigin diagnosis – do you know how hard it is to reach that point?

        jury still out? more like blatant trans*erasure.

    2. maybe time to quit with the he’s and him’s

      1. theotherone 15 Aug 2013, 12:09pm

        i would say so yes :-)

  2. clearly it looks like he entered into plea bargain to get more favourable sentence.

    1. LEAH-PAULE HEYDEY 15 Aug 2013, 5:26pm

      Thank you for this astute and compassionate and sane analysis. Brad’s situation is heartbreaking – but not to his family or the US GOVERNMENT AND THE US MILITARY, who are responsible for his suffering and torture

  3. Stephen Frost 15 Aug 2013, 12:10pm

    Did you seriously just spell ‘soldier’ incorrectly THREE times? *headdesk*

  4. ‘hurting’ the US?!

    That just sounds like utter sh1t. Was his ‘apology’ written by 5 year olds?

  5. Manning claimed he leaked pretty low grade stuff to Wiki so possibly not damaging to the USA but certainly very embarrassing. Interestingly the USA with all its might cannot crack the code used by the Wikileaks “dropbox” so Manning and Wikileaks are probably the only ones who know what was leaked.

    Manning’s apology just doesn’t seem to sit right, was it a ploy on behalf of his defence or prosecutors? The USA, in particular the right wing christo-fascists – want to make an example of him especially as in their eyes he is a “goddam commie pinko faggot” [As I’ve seen reported on blogs many times]

  6. As gary younge of the Guardian says: When a man who’s been tortured repents in a military court prior to sentencing we should call it what it is: a show trial

  7. He said “if” and I expect his lawyers advised him to

  8. Raymond Weaver 15 Aug 2013, 8:00pm

    As far as I’m concerned, Bradley Manning performed a public service and has nothing for which to be sorry.;

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