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US ARMY PFC BRADLEY MANNING ACQUITTED OF AIDING THE ENEMY: AP

Posted on 07/30/2013 10:10:34 AM PDT by Perdogg

US ARMY PFC BRADLEY MANNING ACQUITTED OF AIDING THE ENEMY: AP


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1 posted on 07/30/2013 10:10:34 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Holy sheep.


2 posted on 07/30/2013 10:11:11 AM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: Perdogg

At least they brought charges against him ... unlike most of the traitors.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 10:12:10 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: MWestMom

For crying out loud. Female judge great!


4 posted on 07/30/2013 10:12:12 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: Perdogg

shoot him anyway


5 posted on 07/30/2013 10:12:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: MWestMom

Bttt


6 posted on 07/30/2013 10:12:15 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Perdogg

probably on grounds that the “enemy” is not defined so who did he aid besides his own ego?


7 posted on 07/30/2013 10:12:31 AM PDT by llevrok (The Constitution is not written in cursive)
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To: Perdogg

8 posted on 07/30/2013 10:12:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Perdogg; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
Listening to CBS radio now (Rush station): Sounds like Manning IS guilty of five espionage counts which could still keep him in prison for up to 150 years.

CBS radio saying: This is a "symbolic victory for Manning".

9 posted on 07/30/2013 10:12:46 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: Perdogg
WTF?????????????????
10 posted on 07/30/2013 10:13:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Mr. K

I agree. double tap


11 posted on 07/30/2013 10:13:13 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: nutmeg

He was found not guilty of the most serious count.


12 posted on 07/30/2013 10:13:46 AM PDT by mware
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To: MWestMom; P-Marlowe

I listened to a military lawyer discussing this on F&F this morning. Manning has already pled guilty to about 20 of 40 charges. He’s going to be locked up a number of years.

According to this retired JAG officer, the problem with the “aiding the enemy” charge is that it’s nearly impossible to prove without direct evidence.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 10:13:47 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Perdogg

Interesting. I guess if this was regarded as giving aid and comfort, obama couldn’t safely give half a billion dollars to ME terrorists and release 5 Gitmo detainees to appease Afghanistan prior to surrender talks...


14 posted on 07/30/2013 10:14:49 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Perdogg
From the Politico article on the "acquital":

"If convicted on all charges apart from aiding the enemy, Manning faced a potential sentence of up to 154 years."

15 posted on 07/30/2013 10:16:54 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: xzins; admin; Perdogg
According to this retired JAG officer, the problem with the “aiding the enemy” charge is that it’s nearly impossible to prove without direct evidence.

Exactly. The headline should be changed. He wasn't "acquitted," he just wasn't convicted on one of the charges against him.

16 posted on 07/30/2013 10:17:17 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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Unless Obama gives him a pardon, we won’t be on the outside for the rest of his life.


17 posted on 07/30/2013 10:17:33 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Perdogg
Obama Signs Executive Order, Sends $500 million to Terrorists

Obama Admin Quietly Releases Taliban Inmates From Gitmo To Open Peace Talks In Afghanistan

18 posted on 07/30/2013 10:18:59 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: null and void

Love your tag line


19 posted on 07/30/2013 10:21:28 AM PDT by murrie (Mark Levin: Prosecuting stupidity nightly.)
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To: newnhdad

The pardon may be issued, Marc Rich style, on January 19, 2017, in the late evening hours.


20 posted on 07/30/2013 10:21:39 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: newnhdad

He will love it in stir. I have a pretty good idea that he is a catcher. And his mit is going to get quite a workout.


21 posted on 07/30/2013 10:22:08 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Perdogg
Manning acquitted of aiding enemy but convicted on other charges
22 posted on 07/30/2013 10:22:30 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: JennysCool

I agree. The title gives the impression he’s not going to jail. He is....on other charges.


23 posted on 07/30/2013 10:22:55 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Perdogg

AMERICA IS SO OVER


24 posted on 07/30/2013 10:23:14 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Perdogg

Well, I don’t like it, but I accept the court’s ruling.


25 posted on 07/30/2013 10:23:15 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Perdogg

Manning said he was just soooo gay about the verdict....oops...I mean happy...yeh...happy.


26 posted on 07/30/2013 10:25:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: newnhdad

Little girl Manning will be big Leroy’s girlfriend....for a long, long time.


27 posted on 07/30/2013 10:25:53 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: newnhdad
"Unless Obama gives him a pardon, we won’t be on the outside for the rest of his life."

Well, he is gay. It's entirely possible Obama won't just pardon him but will appoint him ambassador or general.

28 posted on 07/30/2013 10:26:14 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: newnhdad
"Unless Obama gives him a pardon, we won’t be on the outside for the rest of his life."

Well, he is gay. It's entirely possible Obama won't just pardon him but will appoint him ambassador or general.

29 posted on 07/30/2013 10:26:15 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: InterceptPoint

Hey...a little compassion here...say just 150 years and no more.


30 posted on 07/30/2013 10:26:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Perdogg
Manning was convicted of 5 espionage counts.

Most of the reports keep burying the lede.

31 posted on 07/30/2013 10:26:54 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Perdogg

More evidence gay people are no longer subject to the law.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 10:26:55 AM PDT by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: nutmeg

“Listening to CBS radio now (Rush station): Sounds like Manning IS guilty of five espionage counts which could still keep him in prison for up to 150 years.”

If Ft Leavenworth is still open, he may get free lodging and care there for the next 150 years. I would not want to spend a second there.


33 posted on 07/30/2013 10:27:11 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: Perdogg

completely gutted right now. I mean its bad enough that Jane Fonda got away with this kind of crap, but now this?


34 posted on 07/30/2013 10:28:01 AM PDT by Ennis85
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To: xzins

“I listened to a military lawyer discussing this on F&F this morning. Manning has already pled guilty to about 20 of 40 charges. He’s going to be locked up a number of years.

According to this retired JAG officer, the problem with the “aiding the enemy” charge is that it’s nearly impossible to prove without direct evidence.”

Aiding the enemy was hard to define in wartime. Now in an undeclared war with an enemy, the rats don’t want to define/profile, would be impossible.

Is Fort Leavenworth still open for business?


35 posted on 07/30/2013 10:29:33 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: Perdogg

Imma burn sumpin down after my nap.


36 posted on 07/30/2013 10:31:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Fort Carson Co


37 posted on 07/30/2013 10:34:32 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

I have long thought we shot ourselves in the foot by not convicting people of treason.

The founders set the bar high for a reason (England used it as a catch-all charge) but we have made it impossible to convict people for it, which results in losers like this guy, Bradley Manning.

He should have been SHOT.


38 posted on 07/30/2013 10:37:50 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Perdogg

We should riot, loot Walmart, turn over a few cars, burn some Korean markets, hold vigils in parks, boycott certain states and write letters to congressional leaders demanding they change the laws. After all, that is the appropriate response to an unpopular verdict, is it not?


39 posted on 07/30/2013 10:38:57 AM PDT by South40
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To: NKP_Vet
"...Little girl Manning will be big Leroy’s girlfriend....for a long, long time..."

My feeling is, why reward him for his bad behavior? On my dime, darn it.

40 posted on 07/30/2013 10:39:25 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: xzins; Perdogg
Yes...I heard judge Napolitano discussing this yesterday on Fox, he said basically the same thing.

He said the prosecution has to prove that the defendant intended to hurt the United States.

I believe he did but I guess the judge thought otherwise.

41 posted on 07/30/2013 10:44:00 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: murrie; txrefugee
Love your tag line

Thanks. I stole it fair and square from txrefugee.

42 posted on 07/30/2013 10:45:29 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: jazusamo

Intent to injure was the issue. First, the had to prove injury and then they had to prove it aided the enemy, and then they had to prove intent to aid the enemy.

I wonder why they even brought the charge.


43 posted on 07/30/2013 11:09:54 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
That's a good question.

I never heard anyone say they thought he'd be convicted on that charge because it was a high threshold. Plus from the git go there was all the claims he was just a whistle blower.

Hopefully this judge won't give minimum sentences on the charges and have them run concurrently.

44 posted on 07/30/2013 11:24:30 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: South40

You could wear a rainbow hoodie in his honor. ;)


45 posted on 07/30/2013 11:25:16 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Perdogg

I’m guessing that without a Formal Declaration of War against a named country, the legal definition of “enemy” became a bit dodgy.


46 posted on 07/30/2013 11:25:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TurboZamboni

You could wear a rainbow hoodie in his honor. ;)

&&&
Does that mean we have to beat up heterosexuals and say, “This is for Bradley!”?


47 posted on 07/30/2013 11:57:34 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

For crying out loud. Female judge great!

^^^
That’s what I thought when I saw the sketch of her last night. (And I am a woman.)


48 posted on 07/30/2013 11:59:04 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Travis McGee

+1


49 posted on 07/30/2013 11:59:39 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: JennysCool

The headline should be changed.

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Oh, fiddle faddle! This is CBS, so it’s unfair of you to expect them to present the truth. I am sure they want the whole country to think that he is getting off scot free.


50 posted on 07/30/2013 12:02:22 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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