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Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning 'punched a female superior and was prone to tantrums'
Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 12/18/2011 8:14:08 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

The American soldier alleged to have leaked vast numbers of classified documents to Wikileaks was prone to tantrums and at one point struck a female superior, a court heard today.

Captain Casey Fulton, an Army intelligence officer who worked in the same secure facility as 24-year-old Bradley Manning, described a violent outburst in May 2010 at their secure office or SCIF (Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility).

Fulton said she ordered a derogatory report against Manning, who is charged with downloading hundreds of thousands of sensitive files from the military's classified network when he was a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in Iraq, and providing them to the anti-secrecy website.

The U.S. Army Captain began answering questions at a proceeding to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to court-martial Manning, who is accused of conducting the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history.

Manning faces charges including aiding the enemy, which carries life imprisonment.

As it cross-examined prosecution witnesses on Sunday, the defence team continued to suggest that Manning should not have had access to classified documents, given his emotional state.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201005; apaulling; bradleymanning; caseyfulton; chelseamanning; dadt; espionage; fulton; iraq; manning; paultardation; scif; scifs; treason; wikileaks
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1 posted on 12/18/2011 8:14:14 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Manning did a GREAT service to freedom in America. Yes, some toes got stepped on, but what we learned was worth the pain.


2 posted on 12/18/2011 8:19:16 PM PST by stockpirate (Newt and Romney are both Big Government socialists.)
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To: stockpirate

“Manning did a GREAT service to freedom in America. Yes, some toes got stepped on, but what we learned was worth the pain.”

OK sport, I’m game to consider your statement. Give me 5 specific examples of what we learned that is new news from the theft of intel by Manning.


3 posted on 12/18/2011 8:24:27 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shocker: He’s a drama queen.


4 posted on 12/18/2011 8:24:54 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: stockpirate

Yea, everybody should release classified documents whenever they get an opportunity. Sarcasm off.


5 posted on 12/18/2011 8:26:01 PM PST by NRA1776
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To: denydenydeny

And he lacks the sort of self-control that allows you to make it out of boot camp.


6 posted on 12/18/2011 8:27:05 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prone to tantrums, huh? Sounds like a wimpy, whinyass commie lib to me.


7 posted on 12/18/2011 8:28:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How gay!


8 posted on 12/18/2011 8:32:30 PM PST by narses
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And he’s using the new and improved “But they were mean to me because I’m gay” defense.

http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2011/12/17/prosecution_to_present_its_case_against_manning

“Lawyers for Pfc. Bradley Manning began laying out a defense to show that his struggles in an environment hostile to homosexuality contributed to mental and emotional problems that should have barred him from having access to sensitive material.”


9 posted on 12/18/2011 8:34:07 PM PST by digger48
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So how did he get away with striking an officer?


10 posted on 12/18/2011 8:35:27 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why the hell did this drama queen keep his clearance and access?


11 posted on 12/18/2011 8:35:48 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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The American soldier alleged to have leaked vast numbers of classified documents to Wikileaks was prone to tantrums

Let me guess. He was raised by his mother. So are there any more questions about why we don't want rump-rangers in the U.S. military? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

12 posted on 12/18/2011 8:36:14 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: stockpirate

He’s not Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, but he did violate the government’s trust in him. (Albeit they shouldn’t have)


13 posted on 12/18/2011 8:37:22 PM PST by I Shall Endure
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To: digger48

In other words, the reason they never wanted homosexuals in the military in the first place. They are mentally and emotionally unstable. That a good defense since the military has been saying that for years.


14 posted on 12/18/2011 8:37:51 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He will be tip toeing through the tulips in prison.


15 posted on 12/18/2011 8:43:40 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: stockpirate

That has to be one of the most idiotic statements I have read on this site. Can you provide some details as to the “GREAT service to freedom” this little pole smoker provided?


16 posted on 12/18/2011 8:45:25 PM PST by ApeStyle
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To: stockpirate; Sick of Lefties; Chainmail; StrongandPround; lilyramone; crusadersoldier; Ellzeena; ...
stockpirate wrote:
Manning did a GREAT service to freedom in America. Yes, some toes got stepped on, but what we learned was worth the pain.
Huh?
17 posted on 12/18/2011 8:47:03 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

You’re the third to call him out on this. No responses yet...


18 posted on 12/18/2011 8:49:06 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How odd that a gender confused soldier who thinks he is a woman would have the last name of Man-ning.

And that he was turned in by a former hacker named Lamo.

And that is what Manning is: lame-o.

His homosexuality is not an excuse for deliberately diseminating classified information to anyone not approved to see it.

He needs to be out away for a very long time.

Seventy years ago, he would have been shot.


19 posted on 12/18/2011 8:51:04 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

The article doesn’t tell us what rank the female superior was. I assume she was an officer, but could the female have been an E5 or E6?


20 posted on 12/18/2011 8:52:31 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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