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Germany: An Appeal to Obama Over a U.S. Prisonerís Treatment (Bradley Manning)
NY Times ^ | 04/14/2011 | Staff

Posted on 04/14/2011 6:56:58 AM PDT by OldDeckHand

Germany’s Parliament says its human rights committee is protesting the conditions in which a United States Army private suspected of giving classified material to WikiLeaks is being detained.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brig; germnay; humanrights; manning; wikileaks
Unbelievable. The irony of Germany lecturing anyone, but especially us, on the treatment of "prisoners" is palpable.
1 posted on 04/14/2011 6:57:01 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

The insanity virus spreads.....


2 posted on 04/14/2011 6:59:51 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: OldDeckHand

He’s lucky he hasn’t already faced a firing squad.


3 posted on 04/14/2011 7:00:25 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: OldDeckHand

Execute him for treason. That will solve the problem..................


4 posted on 04/14/2011 7:02:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: OldDeckHand
Private Manning’s defense lawyer has complained that his client is being held under unjustifiably restrictive conditions, including being largely isolated in his cell 23 hours a day and being stripped of his clothing each night and given a suicide-proof smock to wear to bed.

Counselor's objection is reasonable. Why should Pvt. Manning be prevented from killing himself?

5 posted on 04/14/2011 7:04:15 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: SamuraiScot
including being largely isolated in his cell 23 hours a day and being stripped of his clothing each night

Oh, imagine the wailing and gnashing of global teeth had Manning been allowed to commit suicide... The above is standard procedure for solitary, is it not?

6 posted on 04/14/2011 7:08:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Actually, maybe they’re right. Manning should be put in general population. Then run an office pool on how long the little poofter survives.


7 posted on 04/14/2011 7:10:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: OldDeckHand

the German Parliament is obviously way underemployed

What have they said lately about Iran and North Korean prisoners?


8 posted on 04/14/2011 7:13:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: ScottinVA
"Oh, imagine the wailing and gnashing of global teeth had Manning been allowed to commit suicide."

You might be aware of this as a Virginian, but roughly a year and a half ago (perhaps a bit less), there was a suicide at MCB Quantico. It was a BIG deal. Commanders at Quantico, and throughout the military's stockade and brig system, are now especially cautious because of it.

Manning, to compound matters, had already exhibited symptoms of psychological and psychiatric stress before the Wikileaks scandal. In fact, Manning was facing possible administrative separation because of it. Had Manning even been able to attempt suicide, to say nothing of committing suicide, officers at the highest level would have been relieved. They are being appropriately cautious here.

9 posted on 04/14/2011 7:19:33 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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10 posted on 04/14/2011 7:22:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: OldDeckHand
Had Manning even been able to attempt suicide, to say nothing of committing suicide, officers at the highest level would have been relieved.

Had Manning succeeded, they all should have been given medals.

11 posted on 04/14/2011 7:24:59 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: OldDeckHand
Suicide watch is common. If they didn't do that and he killed himself then the same turds would be crying about how that hadn't been prevented. Let's get real, the real issue is that he's incarcerated all together.

However, that said, I can't pick on the Germans too much for they are very “consistent” in their twisted and dysfunctional perceptions. There is a reason why near all RAF terrorists are free today. Why Americans that committed murder are not handed over to us unless we make promises that death is off the table. Why Rudolf Augstein publishing classified material about their Tornado years past that was incarcerated by Franz J. Strauss who was the head of the ministry of defense caused Strauss to have to resign! Think about that! A $hithead published “classified” materials in his smear rag Der Spiegel and Strauss, the only person with a pair, has him thrown in jail (Within the law I might add), causing Strauss to eventually have to resign because of all his political peers and superiors being limpwritsed!

The Germans in the past have actually had their own events similar to this and they generally acted like wimps then too. Those that took action like Franz Joseph Strauss ended up being sacrificed on their version of a politically correct altar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Josef_Strauss (One of the last great German politicians)

Seriously, the Germans are simply emasculate. View them as such and their opinions on Manning make complete sense.

12 posted on 04/14/2011 7:43:28 AM PDT by Red6
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To: JoeProBono
I think the guy on the right is “Kenneth Bradley Manning”, not the same person.
13 posted on 04/14/2011 7:46:00 AM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: OldDeckHand

14 posted on 04/14/2011 7:52:20 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: youngidiot

http://www.drumsnwhistles.com/2011/03/18/meet-the-other-kenneth-bradley-manning/


15 posted on 04/14/2011 7:57:11 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Red Badger

I second that motion...and there’s a few more who need to be with him IMHO.


16 posted on 04/14/2011 8:03:29 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: OldDeckHand

“Unbelievable. The irony of Germany lecturing anyone, but especially us, on the treatment of “prisoners” is palpable.”

Never forget the people doing this complaining are the commies that just TWO decades ago would shoot “prisoners” trying to escape East Berlin. THE EXACT SAME EVIL CLOWNS. They have no shame.


17 posted on 04/14/2011 8:04:45 AM PDT by lodi90
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Torture him. Get every piece of information you can with him, put a bullet in his head, then acquit the one who put the bullet in his head.

Pretty simple.


18 posted on 04/14/2011 8:21:49 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The MSM is the greatest threat to America.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

By the way, is Manning at Guantanamo?

If not, send him there.


19 posted on 04/14/2011 8:22:30 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The MSM is the greatest threat to America.)
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To: OldDeckHand

If the Germans really want to help him, they should lower the prices on their cars. Yeah...a new Porsche 911 for say $5,000. A new Mercedes E class for oh, I don’t know, how about $2,500. Then, he would feel like Germany really cared for him. Yep, that’s the trick. Come on you Bundestag Babies and help this poor guy out! Even better, give away your cars in America! We could use them for shopping carts. Have a heart!


20 posted on 04/14/2011 8:31:22 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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WOW! this from the crowd that threw millions of their “prisoners” into concentration camps and then incinerated them. Germany can get lost.


21 posted on 04/14/2011 8:35:13 AM PDT by tenthirteen
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22 posted on 04/14/2011 2:10:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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