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Prosecutor: Manning dumped info into enemy hands
The Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2013 | David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek

Posted on 06/03/2013 11:58:14 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

FORT MEADE, Md. -- Pfc. Bradley Manning went on trial Monday for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, including sensitive information prosecutors said fell into enemy hands.

Manning, a 25-year-old former intelligence analyst from Oklahoma, has admitted to giving troves of information to WikiLeaks, but military prosecutors want to prove Manning he aided the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence. They said they will present evidence that former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden asked for and received information WikiLeaks published.

"This is a case of about what happens when arrogance meets access to sensitive information," Capt. Joe Morrow said.....

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; US: Maryland; US: Oklahoma; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bradleymanning; espionage; obama; obamaleaks; opsec; osama; peacecreeps; sos; traitor; treason; wikileaks
I'm ashamed that he was in the same Army I was in, much less the same military occupational specialty.
1 posted on 06/03/2013 11:58:14 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He needs to be executed! Pronto!


2 posted on 06/03/2013 12:00:01 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guilty of Treason, Verdict Death by hanging.


3 posted on 06/03/2013 12:00:09 PM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Manning should hang. But so should those who gave him a security clearance, and those who set up the system so someone in his position had access to so much information.


4 posted on 06/03/2013 12:02:38 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Would it be OK if he was a member of the press? Just askin.


5 posted on 06/03/2013 12:02:49 PM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: ex-snook
Would it be OK if he was a member of the press

Or the Vice President and white house that gave so much operational detail I was going to send a thank you note to the members of Seal Team Six, except they were targeted and killed .

6 posted on 06/03/2013 12:07:23 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That little creep needs to be the guinea pig for any not yet tested means of....making the enemy “uncomfortable”.

I thought that no one could out sleaze the Obamadork, but this little piece of excrement most certainly does it.


7 posted on 06/03/2013 12:09:38 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hoping they capture Julian Assange, as well.


8 posted on 06/03/2013 12:12:21 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: rawhide

Take him out of solitary and put him in general population ( certain wings maybe) at Leavenworth. Problem solved without all the assorted BS in a rather expedited fashion.


9 posted on 06/03/2013 12:14:24 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: ex-snook
“Would it be OK if he was a member of the press? Just askin.”

We can guess the answer.

Why, whether it's IRS harassment, free speech, divulging sources under oath, is the press treated differently than your average patriotic citizen?

IMO, the corrupt media is far more dangerous to America than any democrat or islamist, and We the People should act accordingly.

10 posted on 06/03/2013 12:16:46 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: F15Eagle
Assange has been under effective house arrest for a year now, in the apartment that serves as Ecuador's embassy.

If that apartment is rented, the UK government should simply offer the landlord double the price when the lease comes up and take Assange into custody when the apartment ceases to be Ecuadorean soil.

That would be the most efficient way to capture him.

11 posted on 06/03/2013 12:20:20 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the anti-secrecyAmerican website WikiLeaks

Maybe more accurate. . .

12 posted on 06/03/2013 12:22:47 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: wideawake

He deserves a nice spot at Gitmo. Hope that’s where he winds up.


13 posted on 06/03/2013 12:23:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Traitor; summarily-execute him.


14 posted on 06/03/2013 12:25:00 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: F15Eagle

Gitmo would be a reward, in with the Muzzie buddies.

I vote for Terre Haute.


15 posted on 06/03/2013 12:27:00 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Oh, that would be even better.


16 posted on 06/03/2013 12:27:31 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle
As long as Gillard is in power, that would cause diplomatic problems with Australia.

Few in Australia would object if he were tried in US federal court for espionage, however.

17 posted on 06/03/2013 12:28:04 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: F15Eagle
Then the US Taxpayers wind-up paying $600,00 - $900,000/yr to keep him alive, likke we now do with that murderous, subhuman, muslim troglodyte filth. Better to execute him for 60¢, and I'll donate the .45cal ACP 230gr HP.
18 posted on 06/03/2013 12:37:06 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

patsy

WHO gave him those documents? the trail leads to the same place as everything else these days


19 posted on 06/03/2013 12:56:47 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t it something that the prosecutor, the media and everyone else involved in this case act as if this PFC was a lone wolf in all this.

If they don’t root out who helped him, this problem will not go away.


20 posted on 06/03/2013 1:09:10 PM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He deserves life imprisonment, at the very least. However, what were his superiors doing? Why wasn't anyone paying attention to his activities? There are more people than just Manning who need to face a court martial.
21 posted on 06/03/2013 1:18:37 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Traitors which this piece of shit is, should be tried convicted and shot........


22 posted on 06/03/2013 1:56:38 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Traitors which this piece of shit is, should be tried convicted and shot........


23 posted on 06/03/2013 2:07:16 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: nascarnation

ADX Florence would be better.


24 posted on 06/03/2013 2:10:10 PM PDT by stbdside
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It appears that he wasn’t just following orders and that he’s made himself out to be some kind of activist whose actions were well-intended and patriotic. WTF?


25 posted on 06/03/2013 2:41:07 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


26 posted on 06/03/2013 8:40:06 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Out and out Treason in time of war! Where's the firing squad? Where's Georgie Patton? He'd know what to do!





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Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

27 posted on 06/03/2013 8:47:21 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: sten

WHO gave him those documents? the trail leads to the same place as everything else these days

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Exactly! What was a private doing with access to such info?


28 posted on 06/04/2013 2:24:11 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping.

I wanted to throw up last night when FOX 45 in Baltimore did a piece on the faggots protesting at Ft. Meade about this little punk’s imprisonment.


29 posted on 06/04/2013 2:26:19 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Bigg Red
Manning was a communications specialist - he "rode the wire", which meant that he could copy sensitive information locally and put it onto a CD, which is what he claims to have done. Lots of message traffic, more than 250,000 pieces IIRC although it could be more by now.

His defense is twofold: first, that the information revealed a coverup of a helicopter firing on civilians, and second, that the vast majority of the information is low-level and placed no one in any danger. The latter is common in this sort of case; however, it isn't how intelligence works. Accumulation of enough low-level information can paint a picture that otherwise would be highly classified, including movements of assets, manning, operations planning schedules, etc, etc.

Personally I think Manning is toast. You don't actually have to prove that anyone was killed because of this sort of spying, only that it took place. And that much is pretty much a lock as far as I have seen. The usual disclaimers - I am not an attorney but I did deal with classified information for a lot of years. The rules are crystal clear.

30 posted on 06/04/2013 2:50:18 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

OK. Thanks for the info.


31 posted on 06/04/2013 3:30:13 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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