Skip to comments.Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case
Posted on 08/21/2013 7:22:22 AM PDT by PerdoggEdited on 08/21/2013 7:34:58 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
FORT MEADE, Md. A military judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a trove of military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks.
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What a joke. I wonder how many people are going to die because of what he did. This country is a disgrace. He’ll be out in ten.
Just heard on the earth radio the decision of the verdict. Just got back online late yesterday afternoon. Has been an exhusting day for me today.
That’s all???? 35 years???
Should be facing a firing squad. AND his superiours should be charged also for allowing him access to this trove.
I don’t know, is sending a fag to a male prison considered punishment or winning the lottery?
Only 35 years?
That is it?
He will eligible for parole in 11 years.
Smoke screen. How did he have such a “Need to Know” to have access to that many documents in the first place? Little secret that isn’t so secret: Security of national secrets is a joke.
They do not care at all.
The military of Patton, McArthur, Eisenhower, Marshall, Bradley and Nimitz would have convicted Manning for treason and taken him out to the firing squad.
What we are seeing with the Manning verdict is the new progressive military led by hand picked politically correct generals taking decisive action. Wait until the Hasan verdict given the prosectors have been forbidden to talk about terrorism.
Am I the only one who found it somewhat offensive to see Manning paraded before the cameras each day in his dress uniform? He forfited the right to wear that the day he passed secrets to Wikileaks. He should have been in prison-issue scrubs.
He won’t even serve that much.
More like he’s out at the end of 2016
Remember HIS best bud is in the WHITE HOUSE.
I’d put good money on an presidential pardon as O exists...
No he won’t. Federal charges have no early release or parole. 35 years means 35 years. This means that he will be released from prison when he’s 62 years old, outside of a presidential pardon.
The only question that remains, and has for a long time, is whether he will spend his time at the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, KS; or the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX), in Florence, Colorado.
Of the two, he had better pray to whatever gods he worships that it is Fort Leavenworth, because there is at least the possibility that he could survive there.
Were this simply a military offense, it would guarantee the former. But Manning managed to offend a dozen government agencies, who may not be happy about the Pentagon claiming unique punitive jurisdiction. They will want bitter revenge, and so they will lobby for ADX.
that’s a joke.
Isn’t sending a homo to prison kind of a reward?