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Wikileaks case: Soldier Bradley Manning had 'gender issues' (Blame The Gayness)
BBC ^ | 12-18-11 | BBC News

Posted on 12/19/2011 9:23:55 AM PST by tcrlaf

The US soldier accused of leaking thousands of government secrets struggled with emotional problems and gender issues, a court has heard.

Private Bradley Manning faces 22 charges of distributing state secrets to anti-secrecy site Wikileaks.

But his defence have questioned whether he should have been given access to the sensitive documents in the first place.

The hearing, at Fort Meade army base in Maryland, will determine whether Pte Manning should face a court martial.

(SNIP)

The defence says Pte Manning was suffering from stress, as a homosexual soldier at a time when soldiers in the US military could not be open about their sexuality - under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which has since been repealed by US President Barack Obama.

His defence team is also expected to argue that little harm came of the leaks, and that their release was in the greater public interest.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: manning; queer; treason; wikileaks
Oh... My... God... This clown's defense is "I did it because I'm GAY!'?

A play to the largely-gay mainstream US Media?

1 posted on 12/19/2011 9:24:06 AM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Ah, for the good old days when this scum would have been tied to a pole and shot dead (Hanoi Fonda first, of course).


2 posted on 12/19/2011 9:26:27 AM PST by laweeks
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To: tcrlaf
a homosexual soldier at a time when soldiers in the US military could not be open about their sexuality

If I were a homosexual, I'd be offended that this traitor implies that his homosexual problems would lead to treason.

C'mon, homosexuals, let's hear your outrage.

3 posted on 12/19/2011 9:28:17 AM PST by laweeks
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To: tcrlaf
The defence says Pte Manning was suffering from stress, as a homosexual soldier at a time when soldiers in the US military could not be open about their sexuality - under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which has since been repealed by US President Barack Obama.

If a service member engaged in adultery (another sexual violation of the UCMJ) spied against our country and did exceptionally grave damage to our national security, that espionage would be okay too? Or is it only politically correct immoral conduct that excuses major felonies?

4 posted on 12/19/2011 9:29:01 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: tcrlaf

Here we go again — the left is never responsible for their own actions. Someone else ALWAYS is....yes, it was societies pressure on queers that made this happen. Yeah, right.

What other liberal “fairy tails” are we going to come up with today ???


5 posted on 12/19/2011 9:31:46 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: tcrlaf

No ...he’s a CROSS-DRESSER!

Has identity crisis. Military should not have sent him to Iraq. Because CD’s still top secret material. /s


6 posted on 12/19/2011 9:33:02 AM PST by marty60
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To: Pollster1

Don’t forget striking a female superior officer. I think he got away with that as well.unbelievable what pc enables.


7 posted on 12/19/2011 9:33:23 AM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: laweeks

“If I were a homosexual, I’d be offended that this traitor implies that his homosexual problems would lead to treason.”

I thought the same thing. He must be the only homosexual in the military, because if there were others wouldn’t they all be turning traitor by this definition?


8 posted on 12/19/2011 9:33:33 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: tcrlaf
"The defence says Pte Manning was suffering from stress, as a homosexual soldier at a time when soldiers in the US military could not be open about their sexuality - under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy"

He knew the score when he voluntarily enlisted.

9 posted on 12/19/2011 9:34:23 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Squantos
BFD... they claim "normalcy" in order to gain acceptance. Then when they WILLFULLY fail miserably at OPSEC, they claim a "deficiency"?

It rather reminds of global warming. When the planet seems to be a tad hot, the idiots blame global warming. But when we have a stretch of the coldest weather on record, they blame it on global warming.

Un-friggin-believable.

Treason during time of war is an "Equal Opportunity Employer" and the paycheck is at the end of a short steel cable at Ft. Leavenworth Kansas.
10 posted on 12/19/2011 9:34:51 AM PST by hiredhand
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To: tcrlaf

The mere fact that he released 720,000 documents - all of which he could absolutely not have read - precludes his claim of “whistle-blowing” as he had no idea what he was releasing.

If we were talking about 20 or so specific documents having been sent to a congressman, I’d almost be willing to accept the “no damage” portion of his defense.


11 posted on 12/19/2011 9:36:52 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny ("Fair share" are the last two words I hear before I stop taking someone seriously.)
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“Gender issues?”

You mean he couldn’t tell if he was queer or just a faggot?


12 posted on 12/19/2011 9:38:43 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: tcrlaf

Manning is not confused he committed TREASON ON PURPOSE..
He knew exactly what he was doing..


13 posted on 12/19/2011 9:42:19 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: tcrlaf

It is the FACT that he committed treason that matters, not the motive. He did it, he pays.


14 posted on 12/19/2011 9:50:30 AM PST by tioga ( Holder lost the guns, Corzine lost the money, Obama lost the jobs....a dem trifecta.)
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To: tcrlaf

He didn’t have gender issues; he had traitor issues. His level of treason is monumental and he needs to hang by the neck until dead.


15 posted on 12/19/2011 10:03:19 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: EagleUSA
What other liberal “fairy tails” are we going to come up with today ???

You said "fairy" and "tail" in a thread on PC topics. I imagine any PC lurkers from Kos and DU would be offended by both.

16 posted on 12/19/2011 10:19:17 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: tcrlaf
Blame the gayness

On the contrary...it's not his gayness that we are supposed to see as the problem...it's the military's neanderthalic treatment of this poor victim for being gay.

17 posted on 12/19/2011 10:21:00 AM PST by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: tcrlaf

What, he thought he could be Barney Frank’s girlfriend if he hurt his country?


18 posted on 12/19/2011 10:33:38 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tcrlaf

Twenty years ago, the popular excuse would have been he grew up in an abusive home. Today, it’s sexual orientational confusion. There is no room for excuses. He did the deed, now it’s time to pay.


19 posted on 12/19/2011 10:39:48 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: tcrlaf

So they’re saying that gays are predisposed to being traitors? Quick, implement a ban on gays in the military.


20 posted on 12/19/2011 11:25:50 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Gender issues? He was a woman trapped inside a man’s body. We must all learn to change.../s


21 posted on 12/19/2011 11:51:39 AM PST by donozark (Not all heroes wear tights and a cape.)
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To: donozark

He engaged in espionage.
In time of war.

The UCMJ is clear.

Shoot him.

Oh, wait a minute.....John Walker engaged in espionage in time of war (Vietnam) and he’s still alive.


22 posted on 12/19/2011 12:01:24 PM PST by fredhead (Vegetarian - Old Indian word for poor hunter.)
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To: tcrlaf

placemark.


23 posted on 12/19/2011 10:32:57 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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