Skip to comments.Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning 'punched a female superior and was prone to tantrums'
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.
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Manning did a GREAT service to freedom in America. Yes, some toes got stepped on, but what we learned was worth the pain.
“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.
Shocker: He’s a drama queen.
Yea, everybody should release classified documents whenever they get an opportunity. Sarcasm off.
And he lacks the sort of self-control that allows you to make it out of boot camp.
Prone to tantrums, huh? Sounds like a wimpy, whinyass commie lib to me.
And he’s using the new and improved “But they were mean to me because I’m gay” defense.
“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.”
So how did he get away with striking an officer?
Why the hell did this drama queen keep his clearance and access?
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?
He’s not Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, but he did violate the government’s trust in him. (Albeit they shouldn’t have)
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.
He will be tip toeing through the tulips in prison.
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?
Manning did a GREAT service to freedom in America. Yes, some toes got stepped on, but what we learned was worth the pain.Huh?
You’re the third to call him out on this. No responses yet...
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.
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?