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Who is Private First Class (PFC) Bradley Manning, US Army Intel?
30 July 2010 | David Osborne

Posted on 07/30/2010 8:27:30 AM PDT by davidosborne

By now we all know that PFC Manning may or may not have something to do with the latest leak of classified documents to WIKILEAKS. But what we know little about is PFC Manning himself/herself. A few questions to start this thread off

1. Employment history before joining Army? 2. Political Affiliations? Left wing suspected? 3. Is there a connection between this leak and the LGBT agenda? Is PFC Manning himself/herself transgendered? if so is it relevent to this matter


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KEYWORDS: bradleymanning; manning; pfcmanning; spartansixdelta; wikileaks
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To: davidosborne

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/7918632/Bradley-Manning-suspected-source-of-Wikileaks-documents-raged-on-his-Facebook-page.html

Bradley Manning, suspected source of Wikileaks documents, raged on his Facebook page.....

Bradley Manning, the prime suspect in the leaking of the Afghan war files, raged against his US Army employers and “society at large” on his Facebook page in the days before he allegedly downloaded thousands of secret memos, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.

The US Army intelligence analyst, who is half British and went to school in Wales, appeared to sink into depression after a relationship break-up, saying he didn’t “have anything left” and was “beyond frustrated”.

In an apparent swipe at the army, he also wrote: “Bradley Manning is not a piece of equipment,” and quoted a joke about “military intelligence” being an oxymoron.

Mr Manning, 22, who is currently awaiting court martial, is suspected of leaking more than 90,000 secret military documents to the Wikileaks website in a security breach which US officials claim has endangered the lives of serving soldiers and Afghan informers.

Supporters claim the war logs leak exposed civilian deaths in Afghanistan which had been covered up by the military, and Mr Manning’s family, who live in Pembrokeshire, said he had “done the right thing”.

The Pentagon, which is investigating the source of the leak, is expected to study Mr Manning’s background to ascertain if they missed any warnings when he applied to join the US Army. The postings on his Facebook page are also likely to form part of the inquiry.

Mr Manning, who is openly homosexual, began his gloomy postings on January 12, saying: “Bradley Manning didn’t want this fight. Too much to lose, too fast.”

At the beginning of May, when he was serving at a US military base near Baghdad, he changed his status to: “Bradley Manning is now left with the sinking feeling that he doesn’t have anything left.”

Five days later he said he was “livid” after being “lectured by ex-boyfriend”, then later the same day said he was “not a piece of equipment” and was “beyond frustrated with people and society at large”.

His tagline on his personal page reads: “Take me for who I am, or face the consequences!”

Mr Manning was arrested at the end of May on suspicion of leaking a video of a US helicopter attack, and quickly became the main suspect when the Afghan war documents were leaked earlier this week.

His uncle, Kevin Fox, said the soldier’s arrest and imprisonment in a military jail had taken its toll on his mother Susan, who lives in Haverfordwest.

“She hasn’t been well,” he said, adding that if Mr Manning had leaked the documents: “I think the boy did the right thing.”

Another close relative, who asked not to be named, said: “His mum didn’t know anything about what he was doing and it’s come as a big shock. She’s very upset.”

Susan Manning, 56, moved to the US in 1979 after marrying Bradley’s American father Brian Manning, a former serviceman who was based at the Cawdor Barracks in Brawdy, near Haverfordwest.

Bradley Manning was born in Oklahoma but the couple divorced in 2001 and Mrs Manning moved back to Wales with her son, who sat his GCSEs at the Tasker Milward secondary school in Haverfordwest.

Joseph Staples, Mr Manning’s uncle by marriage, said: “It’s one of those Catch 22 situations, because freedom of speech is great but if you do something that endangers other people’s lives then I can understand why you’re going to get flattened by the American military.

“Some people are saying that Bradley was a trouble-maker but he was anything but. He was just an introverted kid who loved computers and was fired up politically.”

Scott Lewis, a former classmate, said: “He was a bit hot-headed. If there was something he didn’t agree with, he spoke up about it.”

Other school contemporaries recalled him as a computer “nerd” who had a difficult relationship with his father.

Jenna Morris, a 23-year-old sales manager who went on holiday to Disney World in Florida with Bradley and his cousins, said: “He was a quiet lad and he’d had a tough upbringing.

“His parents had an acrimonious divorce. He didn’t get on well with his dad; they had quite a volatile relationship. His dad was very strict and shouted at him a lot.

“He had a tough time when he came back here with his mum because moving to another country after a break-up was hard. He was quite a loner and he didn’t really have a lot of friends. He had quite a bit of trouble at school and was picked on, but he didn’t care.”

James Kirkpatrick, who became friendly with him through their shared interest in computers, said: “I last contacted him about six months ago. He didn’t mention anything about what was happening, but at the same time he did seem a bit secretive, he was being a bit paranoid about what we spoke about on the net.

“He wouldn’t mention anything about what he was doing in the army and what he thought of it.”

Pictures on Mr Manning’s Facebook page include photos of him on school trips during his time in Wales and at a gay rights rally, where he is holding up a placard demanding equality on “the battlefield”.

Yesterday Mr Manning, who is reportedly on suicide watch, was transferred from a military jail in Kuwait to a prison in Washington DC, as the Pentagon called in the FBI to assist in the hunt for the source of the leak.

Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the US military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the leakers “might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family” because, he said, the leaked documents included the names of Afghan informants.


51 posted on 07/30/2010 3:56:29 PM PDT by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: Congressman Billybob; davidosborne
"...Or, is this a clearly political effort designed to blame Bush and leave Obama unscathed? And, why hasn't the mainstream media noticed this time aspect that is right in front of their pinched faces?..."

Can't answer for the drive-by-media, John, but this 'dump-of-intel' gives zer0 a 'Get out of Afghanistan free' card.

If the results of any investigation show that the USA presence is compromised and puts the Forces in unmanageable Harms Way, zer0 could walk away from the entire Middle East without getting dirty ..................... FRegards


52 posted on 07/30/2010 4:33:16 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: wideawake
It's related because he told Adrian Lamo that DADT is what motivated his theft in the first place.

Oh, OK. I didn't see that in the story. So this was a political decision on his part, and because of his snit, unknown numbers of Afghanis will be killed by the Taliban.

53 posted on 07/30/2010 4:57:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Bump


54 posted on 07/30/2010 5:03:00 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: 70th Division

I thought the same thing, I think her last name was English or something like that.


55 posted on 07/30/2010 6:46:38 PM PDT by marmar ((Although, I may look different then you....my blood still runs..RED, WHITE, & BLUE. RETIRED USAF))
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To: davidosborne

ping


56 posted on 07/30/2010 7:05:19 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: SuziQ

looks obvious so far.


57 posted on 07/30/2010 7:09:15 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: gonzo
If the results of any investigation show that the USA presence is compromised and puts the Forces in unmanageable Harms Way, zer0 could walk away from the entire Middle East without getting dirty ..................... FRegards

UGH ! Scary, very scary indeed..

58 posted on 07/30/2010 7:21:24 PM PDT by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: gonzo
If the results of any investigation show that the USA presence is compromised and puts the Forces in unmanageable Harms Way, zer0 could walk away from the entire Middle East without getting dirty.

The Dems have been looking for ANY excuse to cut and run for years. I'm sure they'll attempt to use this as cover.

59 posted on 07/31/2010 8:49:31 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: raybbr
Lynndie Rana England (born November 8, 1982) is a former United States Army reservist who served in the 372nd Military Police Company. She was one of eleven military personnel convicted in 2005 by Army courts-martial in connection with the torture and prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad during the occupation of Iraq.[1] The others to face prosecution along with England were Staff Sergeant Ivan Frederick, Specialist Charles Graner, Sergeant Javal Davis, Specialist Megan Ambuhl, Specialist Sabrina Harman, Specialist Armin Cruz and Private Jeremy Sivits.

Lyndie England

PFC Bradley Manning

60 posted on 07/31/2010 8:50:25 AM PDT by archy
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To: davidosborne
Found this on the Internet:

Reports that “personal issues . . . got [Manning] into trouble with his superiors and left him socially isolated” have raised a question among some observers about whether Manning could have been dismissed under the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which forbids homosexuals from serving openly. In an interview with the New York Times, Lamo said he thought Manning was motivated to leak by “ideology” and “because he was dissatisfied with certain military policies,” but Lamo declined to say what he meant. “It’s a personal matter for him, and I do not think it was one his family would want aired in the national media.”

When The Washingtonian asked whether Manning was being discharged under “don’t ask, don’t tell,” Lamo said, “It’s not my place to speak on Mr. Manning’s behalf. In general terms, he was not a supporter of the [DADT] policy, as a number of soldiers are, both straight and gay.” Lamo says that Manning expressed his views on the military’s policy “at least in passing once or twice.”

61 posted on 08/01/2010 1:49:20 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: davidosborne

There is zero doubt in my mind that Bradley Manning was born a female. Look at the face, and the fact that “Bradley” is 5’2” tall which is in the normal range for females, and would be considered in the midget range for males.

This is a transexual who got into the military due to DADT. I don’t care about gays in the military but I think we need HONESTY, we need to know whether people are gays or not and this is one of the problems here. No one asked, but this is definitely a FEMALE. Bradley probably isn’t even her real name.


62 posted on 08/01/2010 8:25:14 PM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: davidosborne

There is zero doubt in my mind that Bradley Manning was born a female. Look at the face, and the fact that “Bradley” is 5’2” tall which is in the normal range for females, and would be considered in the midget range for males.

This is a transexual who got into the military due to DADT. I don’t care about gays in the military but I think we need HONESTY, we need to know whether people are gays or not and this is one of the problems here. No one asked, but this is definitely a FEMALE. Bradley probably isn’t even her real name.


63 posted on 08/01/2010 8:25:26 PM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: I_Love_My_Husband

You may be right I have no evidence either way. But it is reported that this soldier was disciplined for inappropriate behavior. The sad truth is that in years past someone with his profile would not get a clearance because of their vulerability to compromise national security to further their political/social cause. Also folks like that tend to get frustrated very easily with the “Army Ways”. Which makes them more of a risk. It is no shock to me that this soldier has violated UCMJ by disclosing classified data. Bottom line if DADT is overturned and LGBT folks are allowed to have access to classified information we can expect more of the same in the years to come


64 posted on 08/02/2010 1:21:41 PM PDT by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

hmmm... anyone else see a connection?


65 posted on 12/07/2010 5:26:03 AM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne; Dr. Bill Escoffery; TallyFlPatriot; politicallyincarrect; /\XABN584; 3D-JOY; ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2638656/posts?page=1

Any connection to DADT and wikileaks? can’t be.. no... nothing to see here folks... keep moving my sheeple...

WAKE UP AMERICA !!


66 posted on 12/07/2010 5:30:33 AM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

BTTT


67 posted on 12/07/2010 6:02:38 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: matt1234; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; LonePalm; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for posting this.

He/she/it’s “other” section in its profile denotes someone beyond the normal with all of the gay, pro gay agendas and other groups.

It shouldn’t be very hard for back ground investigators to investigate and deny a clearance for creeps like this if Lord 0b0z0 and his racist AG, Lord Holder haven’t made it illegal to get scum like this out of the classified info pool.


68 posted on 12/07/2010 7:36:59 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: davidosborne; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; LonePalm; Ernest_at_the_Beach; little jeremiah
You have nailed what will happen to our military when these hate America and themselves scumbags are allowed to become predators in our military:

"The sad truth is that in years past someone with his profile would not get a clearance because of their vulerability to compromise national security to further their political/social cause. Also folks like that tend to get frustrated very easily with the “Army Ways”. Which makes them more of a risk. It is no shock to me that this soldier has violated UCMJ by disclosing classified data. Bottom line if DADT is overturned and LGBT folks are allowed to have access to classified information we can expect more of the same in the years to come!"

69 posted on 12/07/2010 7:43:16 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: 70th Division

I THOUGHT THE SAME THING! LOL LINDY WHAT WAS HER NAME?


70 posted on 12/07/2010 7:47:17 AM PST by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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To: angcat

Linndy England


71 posted on 12/07/2010 8:12:32 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: davidosborne

Their.


72 posted on 12/07/2010 11:04:21 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: marmar

England.


73 posted on 12/07/2010 11:08:57 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: davidosborne

When open homosexuals are welcomed into the military there will very quickly be quotas in every field. The military will soon be tied up with just about every federal court in the land with discrimination and harassment cases and everything else the left and LGBTs can dream up. This is a shot at using the courts to destroy the effectiveness of the military while converting it into a social and society transforming agency.


74 posted on 12/07/2010 11:18:00 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: arthurus
Ohhhh..yes, that is who I thought it was, sorry for the other reply. It has been a long time since I posted that reply.
75 posted on 12/07/2010 12:05:15 PM PST by marmar ((Although, I may look different then you....my blood still runs..RED, WHITE, & BLUE. RETIRED USAF))
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To: Congressman Billybob

it would not be Bush that is to blame but whoever gave this dude access..I dont think this person acted alone. someone helped him.


76 posted on 12/08/2010 7:51:49 PM PST by dalebert
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