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Protesters gather at Beale Air Force Base { Pfc. Bradley Manning }
Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/29/10 | Bill Lindelof

Posted on 12/29/2010 12:46:23 PM PST by SmithL

Peace groups outside the main gate of Beale Air Force Base today are protesting the treatment of the private suspected of handing secret reports over to WikiLeaks.

They are also calling on military personnel at the base to resist war and the use of the drones.

Protesters from Veterans for Peace, CodePINK and other groups are asking for "basic constitutional principles and human rights" be extended to Pfc. Bradley Manning.

Manning is suspected of downloading thousands of secret reports and diplomatic cables and handing them over to WikiLeaks.

The protesters are encouraging members of the military at the base near Marysville to support Manning "for revealing the truth to the world community about the failed war of terror," said Toby Blome of CodePINK in a press release.

Manning is being held in solitary confinement at the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia on charges that could lead to a 52-year prison sentence.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bealeafb; bradleymanning; codepinko; dadt; espionage; homosexualagenda; quantico; soapdropper; spy; treason; wikileaks

Martha Hubert, left, with CodePINK and Adrienne Fong, right, both from San Francisco, protest in front of Beale Air Force Base on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010.
1 posted on 12/29/2010 12:46:28 PM PST by SmithL
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He should be at Guantanamo with all the other America-hating terrorists. But then, so should Code Pink.


2 posted on 12/29/2010 12:48:36 PM PST by SmithL (Schwarzenegger's legacy is his broken promise to blow up boxes in Sacramento!)
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To: SmithL

The DABs (Dumb-assed Bitches) are meeting again,I see...


3 posted on 12/29/2010 12:49:11 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: SmithL

These people are not members of “peace groups”. They are leftists. They espouse collectivism, not “peace”.


4 posted on 12/29/2010 12:51:41 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: SmithL

Gee, I guess the Russian treatment of Somali Pirates would really upset them.

http://thpatriots.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-russians-stopped-somalia-pirating.html

BTW, not my blog.


5 posted on 12/29/2010 12:53:16 PM PST by Jacquerie (Lobster tail and beer. My three favorites.)
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To: SmithL

Major reality disconnect. Take the war-related content out of the issue entirely, such as the helicopter video. Remove the material that could constitute whistle blowing on possibly illegal government actions.

You’re still left with Manning having released thousands of classified diplomatic cables that could potentially threaten relations with various countries and get people killed.


6 posted on 12/29/2010 12:55:09 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: SmithL

Wow, they attracted a big crowd, eh?


7 posted on 12/29/2010 12:55:59 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: SmithL

“basic constitutional principles and human rights” be extended to Pfc. Bradley Manning.

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleiii

The Constitution says Manning, when found guilty of treason shall be put to death.


8 posted on 12/29/2010 12:57:46 PM PST by Red6
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To: SmithL
whistleblowing TREASON is a crime. There. I fixed it.
9 posted on 12/29/2010 1:02:56 PM PST by Shimmer1 (Happy New Year)
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To: colorado tanker
Boy, the photographer really struggled to frame the photo so that you could see that there were any protesters there at all.

If this was a Tea Party rally with a few people, they would have rented a helicopter and zoomed way out.

10 posted on 12/29/2010 1:03:29 PM PST by Never on my watch (When Obama was born, the movie "The Manchurian Candidate" was in production. Coincidence?)
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To: Red6

Were it to ever actually happen, I’d drink to that.


11 posted on 12/29/2010 1:03:29 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: SmithL

12 posted on 12/29/2010 1:05:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: SmithL

While PFC Manning deserves to be put up against the wall and shot, I am concerned about how a lowly PFC was apparently able access to that vast array of secret communications including diplomatic communications and easily make copies. Secrecy depends on giving information only those who need to know. In this case a huge amount of US secrets must be very poorly stored and not restricted in access. It also begs the question about who gave Manning security clearance and how much did his background get investigated. This all shows a fundamental breakdown of US security.


13 posted on 12/29/2010 1:08:31 PM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: SmithL

Code PINKO COMMIE the Pelosi voters!
So what else would they be doing all two fo them.


14 posted on 12/29/2010 1:08:37 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord!)
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To: The Great RJ

I agree with you.
Hang Manning, but ruthlessly investigate his superiors.


15 posted on 12/29/2010 1:09:37 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: SmithL

I’m such an idiot.

Here I am trying to get ahead by working hard and obeying the law.

What I really need to do is break the law and become a liberal hero. Then I’d be rich and have an easy life.

Oh well - just another day in Obamaland.


16 posted on 12/29/2010 1:10:55 PM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: SmithL
Wait a minute, two no-life lesbian witches show up with a pink bed sheet and a 50 cent poster board and get coverage from the media while half a million Americans trek to DC and the news stations act like it never happened? (it's rhetorical, I know better)
17 posted on 12/29/2010 1:11:38 PM PST by Never on my watch (When Obama was born, the movie "The Manchurian Candidate" was in production. Coincidence?)
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To: SmithL

If guilty of this crime...this man should be put to death. treason knows no other punishment unless spineless liberals WANT him alive to promote their agendas against the death penalty. Disgruntled about DADT is not an issue to even be suggested though it shows the power of a cause when the public does not shame it for what it is.


18 posted on 12/29/2010 1:12:31 PM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: SmithL

Just because the traitor is a queer is no reason he shouldn’t be confined for at least 30 years and if his action has cost lives, he should serve life in a cell alone or face the firing squad.


19 posted on 12/29/2010 1:34:50 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SmithL; concretebob
Real good pre-march banner.

Looks like Protest Warriors were at it again.

And Protest Warrior's blog> has great music.

[Mr] T

20 posted on 12/29/2010 1:41:11 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: SmithL; Gilbo_3; hiredhand; NFHale; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Squantos

Hang the little bastard for treason.

Publicly.


21 posted on 12/29/2010 1:45:54 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: trooprally

Ahha yes, Protestwarrior. We had an operation at UW Milwaukee where we protested a Palestinian terrorist supporter and his girlfriend. We were kicked out.


22 posted on 12/29/2010 1:49:39 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: SmithL

These are not peace groups. They are in opposition to all things American.


23 posted on 12/29/2010 1:56:32 PM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: SmithL

There was a Marine and his wife attacked yesterday by a mob of “teens” in Florida. Maybe we could transport the “teens” to Beale AFB and let them loose on the Code Pink types.


24 posted on 12/29/2010 2:11:36 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: SmithL
Beale AFB and some of its more honorable claims to fame.


25 posted on 12/29/2010 2:13:31 PM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: The Great RJ
52 years will give Manning sufficient time to ruminate over his crime.
26 posted on 12/29/2010 2:22:28 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Thunder90

Leftist are so inconsiderate, uncompassionate and intolerant.

[Mr] T


27 posted on 12/29/2010 2:28:33 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: SmithL
Manning is suspected of downloading thousands of secret reports and diplomatic cables and handing them over to WikiLeaks.

Manning did not hand them over, he sold them. He was not a "whistleblower" because he was not reporting on a criminal act. He is a lousy traitor who did it for money, no glory, no honor, no integrity. Forgiveness is of the Lord, so send Manning to the Lord!
28 posted on 12/29/2010 3:07:13 PM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred
I did some business at Beale in the 90s. In the office that I was dealing with there hung on the wall a group picture of their whole team in front of their building, in the usual three-row sit-kneel-stand arrangement.

I suggested to the SNCOIC that next time they did one of those- they should line everybody up in exactly the same way, but have the photograph taken from above them, with the photographer standing on the roof of the building shooting downward at the tops of their heads, using a reversed telephoto lens. It'd be the kind of thing you'd see in the background in one of Leslie Nielsen's films.

Got a good chuckle out of him. :-)

29 posted on 12/29/2010 3:27:49 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: SmithL; LucyT; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; GQuagmire; wintertime; Fred Nerks; null and void; ...
Ping.........

Protesters gather at Beale Air Force Base { Pfc. Bradley Manning }

Here we go, Communists at work.

30 posted on 12/29/2010 4:13:57 PM PST by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: SmithL
Protesters from Veterans for Peace, CodePINK and other groups are asking for "basic constitutional principles and human rights" be extended to Pfc. Bradley Manning.

What basic constitutional principles and human rights has he been denied? Is he being tortured? Is he being denied a trial? Is he unable to refute the allegations being made against him? Has he been denied professional legal advice?

31 posted on 12/29/2010 4:49:32 PM PST by Vanders9
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred

I was thinking of a different execution for that traitor: Death by SR-71 afterburner.


32 posted on 12/29/2010 5:46:15 PM PST by Loud Mime (Study the Constitution, while we still have it)
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To: SmithL

I support peace first.

I also support sending a big bill to each and every country in the world that has gotten off relatively scott free with a modest defense budget while the USA goes deeper into debt. The world uses the generosity of every American and the guts of those in its military. We need to start seeing payments and hear from Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Israel, France, and most every other country that is sucking on our treasury? Most are better off fiscally than the USA.

These countries need to understand that instead of us paying and defending them, that they need to start compensating us.


33 posted on 12/29/2010 6:35:27 PM PST by apoliticalone
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To: SmithL

Manning is a communist spy. He should be given his “basic constitutional rights” of being tried by a military tribunal and then taken out and shot. He betrayed the U.S. Army and the people of the United States of America. Make America “a better place” by taking the maggot out and shooting him.


34 posted on 12/29/2010 6:43:15 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRATS. Just doing the jobs the Grim Reaper doesn't want to do.)
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To: rogue yam
These people are not members of “peace groups”. They are leftists.

They have no problem at all if (for example) Hugo Chavez invades Colombia. They will never, ever object to leftist regimes waging war. Calling them "peace groups" is a vicious lie.

35 posted on 12/29/2010 7:43:20 PM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: colorado tanker
Wow, they attracted a big crowd, eh?


So large it was too many for the SacBee to count. /S

36 posted on 12/29/2010 10:43:05 PM PST by az_gila
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To: SmithL

And so should Obastard.


37 posted on 12/30/2010 1:19:50 AM PST by ratsreek
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To: SmithL
There. ...FIXED it.


38 posted on 12/30/2010 3:25:31 AM PST by Seadog Bytes ("Smart Growth"... isn't.)
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To: NFHale

” Hang the little bastard for treason. “

YEP


39 posted on 12/30/2010 5:09:14 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Shimmer1

“TREASON is a crime. There. I fixed it.”

Deserves the death penalty.

Along with the A-holes from Code-STINK.


40 posted on 12/30/2010 7:47:06 PM PST by Levante
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To: Shimmer1

“TREASON is a crime. There. I fixed it.”

Deserves the death penalty.

Along with the A-holes from Code-STINK.


41 posted on 12/30/2010 8:04:14 PM PST by Levante
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To: trooprally; Jim Robinson; All
Thank you, Mr T for pimping my blog.

Happy New Year to the DC Chapter of FreeRepublic, Freepers everywhere, and JimRob especially.

Long may we stand.

42 posted on 12/31/2010 6:17:10 AM PST by concretebob (White straight conservative male building inspector. What else can I do to piss you off today?)
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To: concretebob; Jim Robinson; All

You are welcome and Happy New Year!

Long may FR rein.

[Mr] & [Mrs] T


43 posted on 12/31/2010 7:41:44 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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