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Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:50 AM

 

Chelsea Manning Faces Possible Charges For Suicide Attempt

Source: HP

Manning, 28, received a military letter on Thursday notifying her that she’s under investigation for three alleged offenses that could put her in solitary confinement indefinitely. An Army employee told Manning that the investigation stemmed from the former intelligence analyst’s July 5 suicide attempt in the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, barracks, her attorneys said in a statement.
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Manning remains in an observation unit at the barracks, Strangio said.

Military police are investigating her for allegedly possessing prohibited property, “conduct which threatens,” and “resisting” staff that entered her cell, according to the charge sheet that Manning dictated to a supporter over the phone.

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The military could also punish Manning by increasing her sentence by nine years and denying her parole eligibility, the ACLU said in a statement.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chelsea-manning-faces-possible-charges-for-suicide-attempt_us_579a7c94e4b0e2e15eb52a11



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Reply Chelsea Manning Faces Possible Charges For Suicide Attempt (Original post)
TipTok Jul 2016 OP
GreenPartyVoter Jul 2016 #1
merrily Jul 2016 #8
GreenPartyVoter Jul 2016 #26
tblue37 Jul 2016 #55
think Jul 2016 #2
Democat Jul 2016 #4
merrily Jul 2016 #7
avaistheone1 Jul 2016 #19
merrily Jul 2016 #21
avaistheone1 Jul 2016 #22
TipTok Jul 2016 #32
4Q2u2 Jul 2016 #36
tblue37 Jul 2016 #56
cstanleytech Jul 2016 #25
merrily Jul 2016 #40
Equinox Moon Jul 2016 #10
beachbum bob Jul 2016 #3
merrily Jul 2016 #9
JonathanRackham Jul 2016 #14
procon Jul 2016 #5
merrily Jul 2016 #11
4Q2u2 Jul 2016 #12
Equinox Moon Jul 2016 #13
4Q2u2 Jul 2016 #16
Equinox Moon Jul 2016 #20
4Q2u2 Jul 2016 #23
cvoogt Jul 2016 #29
4Q2u2 Jul 2016 #39
TipTok Jul 2016 #43
cvoogt Jul 2016 #61
merrily Jul 2016 #15
procon Jul 2016 #24
4Q2u2 Jul 2016 #34
NobodyHere Jul 2016 #78
Equinox Moon Jul 2016 #6
TipTok Jul 2016 #17
Equinox Moon Jul 2016 #18
xocet Jul 2016 #33
TipTok Jul 2016 #35
calguy Jul 2016 #38
xocet Jul 2016 #44
ForgoTheConsequence Jul 2016 #53
xocet Jul 2016 #41
Adrahil Jul 2016 #62
Adrahil Jul 2016 #63
xocet Jul 2016 #66
Adrahil Jul 2016 #71
xocet Jul 2016 #75
Post removed Jul 2016 #42
LanternWaste Jul 2016 #48
TipTok Jul 2016 #50
olddad56 Jul 2016 #67
TipTok Jul 2016 #70
calguy Jul 2016 #27
xocet Jul 2016 #37
demmiblue Jul 2016 #28
calguy Jul 2016 #30
demmiblue Jul 2016 #31
ForgoTheConsequence Jul 2016 #54
demmiblue Jul 2016 #57
ForgoTheConsequence Jul 2016 #58
Turin_C3PO Jul 2016 #69
FairWinds Jul 2016 #45
TipTok Jul 2016 #46
FairWinds Jul 2016 #47
calguy Jul 2016 #49
FairWinds Jul 2016 #52
calguy Jul 2016 #60
Agnosticsherbet Jul 2016 #51
olddad56 Jul 2016 #68
Agnosticsherbet Jul 2016 #74
PufPuf23 Jul 2016 #59
phleshdef Jul 2016 #64
TipTok Jul 2016 #65
Humanist_Activist Jul 2016 #72
TipTok Jul 2016 #73
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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:52 AM

1. Well. That should cure her suicidal tendencies.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:30 AM

8. Or make her try again every day.

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Response to merrily (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:02 AM

26. That's what I think, too.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 03:57 PM

55. The beatings will continue until morale improves. nt

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:01 AM

2. This is not justice. This is vindictive...

 

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Response to think (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:12 AM

4. If it's the rules for everyone in the military

It's not a specific attack on this person.

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Response to Democat (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:30 AM

7. There is such a thing as prosecutorial discretion. Has everyone in the military

been prosecuted for a suicide attempt while already in prison serving a sentence of 35 years? You'd think things like that would make headlines.

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Response to merrily (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:26 AM

19. This sounds more like cruel and unusual punishment.

 

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Response to avaistheone1 (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:29 AM

21. I am not smart enough to know that. But I know it sounds brutish, sadistic cruel and

a bunch of other words I can think of. Especially the speed with which they charged her.

"You thought you wanted to kill yourself a few days ago? Here's a few more reasons."

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Response to merrily (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:36 AM

22. It's cruel and I doubt it is customary.

 

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It makes no sense. If this is the military protocol regarding suicide seriously it's time they change it.

The practice is as helpful and humane as waterboarding - which we all know is unproductive and wrong.



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Response to avaistheone1 (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:37 AM

32. The way I read it ...

 

The charges stem from the resisting and contraband and not the suicide attempt itself.

The suicide attempt brought the initial scrutiny though.

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Response to avaistheone1 (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:50 AM

36. It has changed

In the last couple of years the Military has tried to do better with criminality of suicide.

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2016/03/31/ucmj-change-suicide-crime/82470708/

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Response to avaistheone1 (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 04:07 PM

56. In the past British law punished people who attempted suicide with

imprisonment, and at one time, hanging was sometimes the punishment called for if a person survived a suicide attempt:

https://books.google.ca/books?id=I2FJRbekdC8C&pg=PA24&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Response to merrily (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:58 AM

25. I know they have that in civilian courts but do the prosecutors for the military have it as well?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:56 AM

40. Yes.

I hate working with PDF, but here is the blurb off a google search I just did

prosecutorial power and the legitimacy of the military justice system
harvardlawreview.org/wp-content/.../prosecutorial_power.pdf
Harvard Law Review
Because of these great powers, a prosecutor has a duty beyond that of an ordinary ... Prosecutorial discretion is similarly broad in the military justice system ...



And I will tell you what I'd bet my life on without even googling: no military prosecutor is under a duty to hit someone who in already in prison serving 35 years with new charge in under a month from the suicide attempt.

Anyone seeing any of this as SOP...I don't get it.


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Response to Democat (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:34 AM

10. They brought her up on charges for EXPIRED TOOTHPASTE!!!

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:06 AM

3. UCMJ is the law for military.....

 

unfortunately

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:31 AM

9. Please see Reply 7. Thanks.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:01 AM

14. It's the job of our elected legislative people to change bad laws.

It's our job to fire them when they don't.

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:20 AM

5. That's just unnecessary, petty vindictiveness.

If her mental health is so impaired that she is making suicide attempts, were are the patient advocates and the medical and psychiatric support teams that are supposed to serve the needs of the service members? Even prisoners have rights to humane treatment, don't they?

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Response to procon (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:36 AM

12. This is prison

Not a hospital. Manning is already having the rules bent for her. No other prisoner has as much access to the outside as she.
No other prisoner is being paid to opine about stuff they have no idea about.
All other prisoners are subject to the same rules.
This is also just a notification of an investigation, and has no statement of adjudication.
She is receiving the same amount of care and treatment as all others. Should we waste thousands upon thousands of dollars on one convicted felon because she is your, special snowflake, cause celebre. Every dollar wasted on this prisoner, (and any other) is taking away from the care and protection of all other troops.

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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:48 AM

13. Your post makes me weep. You are on the wrong side of this.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:09 AM

16. No I am not

I know and fully understand military life, well beyond most posters on this site, and definitely well beyond PFC Manning.
It seems she still does not understand her actions have consequences, but she has lots of enablers to help keep her shaded from the truth. Again they want special treatment for their special snowflake, (yes this has a distinct meaning in the military), without regard to the impact it has on the greater force. Again, every dollar wasted on a prisoner is a dollar less used on serving Troops.
IE: Woman in combat roles, there is a lack of form fitting body armor for Woman. Should we forego developing a larger inventory so we can bring in more specialist for PFC Manning?

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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:29 AM

20. I can hear you are full of anger

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:48 AM

23. No not even close

Here to put your mind at ease, because I can see you are a very empathetic person.



As does the Sun, the Moon shines Equally on us all.


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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:27 AM

29. Fortunately

we fund our military very well

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Response to cvoogt (Reply #29)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:56 AM

39. It is zero sum though

There are not infinite resources. Mandated Troop reductions come with funding reductions.
Senior Brass is more in love with their prized big toys than Troops. When the rubber meets the road, Troops will get the short end of the stick. Even Senior Enlisted stated to Congress that pay and benefits by ordinary Troops could be on the chopping block, without one mention of Senior Officers pay and benefits. Which were boosted by special Congressional Mandate at the height of the Wars.

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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #39)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:04 PM

43. *cough*

 

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USS Zumwalt *Cough* F-35 *clears throat*

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Response to TipTok (Reply #43)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:20 PM

61. yup.

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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:07 AM

15. Clueless, distasteful post. For your own sake, you should consider a self delete.

Among many other things, "the same amount of treatment as everyone else" is not how the need for psychiatric treatment is determined.

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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:53 AM

24. What the hell does "access to the outside" have to do with healthcare!

Its clear that she is NOT "receiving the same amount of care and treatment as all others", because the other prisoners obviously aren't all trying to kill themselves.

This isn't the horror show of Abu Ghraib, some Soviet era gulag, or a Hollywood version of a third world prison, in this country we still afford prisoners rights and protections under our has Constitutional laws. That's the very concept that our soldiers fight for. Iit's not limited to just the privileged few that people like you deem worthy of just and equitable care, it's for everyone. We don't allow an option for retaliation against those we disagree with.

Yet here you are, arguing from such such an immoral, illogical and unAmerican position, that we'd have a class system that divides us and gives props to sickos who say its OK to torment and abuse those people who are not in a position to protect themselves or even get medical care without the assistance of others, because they are found wanting. That dystopian view is nothing that is even remotely American.

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Response to procon (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:45 AM

34. Military is guided by the UCMJ

When joining the Military you give up certain Constitutional Rights.
My point about her having access to the outside shows that she is getting preferential treatment as to her fellow inmates, and you cannot say with certainty that no other inmates are trying to commit suicide. It is just that nobody cares that they are trying, and it is not front page news. I can guarantee you that other inmates are getting in trouble for disciplinary violations, but again nobody cares and not front page news. One of the reasons that Military Prison is cleaner and safer is the very strict adherent to the rules and regulations that Civilian Prisons cannot enact, nor enforce.
She is not being denied health care, in fact she is receiving health care for all of her physical and mental needs. Even treatment for her Gender Identity Transition. Which at the point of her incarceration was not available to any other service member in the whole US Military, not to mention, HGH therapy was reason for discharge from the Armed Forces.
Never once have I said that torment, torture, or retaliation is OK. You are here arguing that PFC Manning is not being treated equally. You are correct, she is being treated above and beyond what other inmates are getting at Leavenworth.

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Response to 4Q2u2 (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 03:37 AM

78. How does Manning have more access to the outside than anyone else?

 

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:26 AM

6. Ooohhhh... the agony.

She is my prayers with deep compassion. None of us will ever know the depth of suffering she endures.




Help Support Chelsea:
https://www.chelseamanning.org/

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:23 AM

17. Manning earned every one of those 35 years...

 

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Response to TipTok (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:26 AM

18. You make me weep.

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Response to TipTok (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:39 AM

33. Which part of the invasion of Iraq was correct? n/t

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Response to xocet (Reply #33)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:47 AM

35. People can and have written big thick books about that topic...

 

None of that ... absolutely zero... gave Manning the right to do a massive copy paste from secure servers and blasting it to the world without even a review.

There are legitimate things that deserve to have the whistle blown on them. This wasn't that... The hope that there might be something incriminating in hundreds of thousands of documents doesn't meet anything close to an ethical standard.

This was a sub standard Soldier lashing out at the organization he had failed at and he knew, more than most, what the cost would be when caught.

See you in 2050 Chelsea...

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Response to TipTok (Reply #35)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:54 AM

38. Agree 100%

I'm as liberal as they come but I have absolutely no compassion for traitors.

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Response to calguy (Reply #38)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:05 PM

44. "As liberal as they come" seems to be an overestimate. n/t

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Response to xocet (Reply #44)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 03:49 PM

53. Yep.

I've notice that whenever someone needs to condition or preempt their comment with "im as liberal as they come" or "im as left wing as it gets" or "im not a racist, but", something ignorant is bound to follow. Your not "as liberal as they come" if you don't believe in basic liberal principles.

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Response to TipTok (Reply #35)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:57 AM

41. I was just wondering if you also thought the invasion was wrong and that you also thought that

people should be punished for that. It is easy to pick out Manning. How about W? Do you also advocate harsh punishment for his grand screw-up?

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Response to TipTok (Reply #35)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:50 AM

62. Yup. NT

 

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Response to xocet (Reply #33)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:51 AM

63. Manning joined the Army in 2007.

 

She joined voluntarily, during a time of war. She placed herself in that situation and took an oath.


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Response to Adrahil (Reply #63)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:31 PM

66. That is beside the point. n/t

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Response to xocet (Reply #66)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 01:22 PM

71. Not if an oath means anything.

 

Having said that, additional punishment for an attempted suicide seems excessive.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #71)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:02 PM

75. Your point is absolutely true in the context you intend. My point is that the entire idea of

justice was turned on its head by the invasion of Iraq, by the torture of detainees, by indefinite detention and by (but not only) the other acts that occurred under W and Cheney. If one wants to claim that oaths mean anything or that justice means anything, one must pursue not only those who are simple to pursue, but also those who are more difficult to pursue - those who are also actually more culpable due to their leadership roles. This absolutely has not been done.

So, that is a bit of an elaboration of why I responded as I did. Thanks for your extended comment.

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Response to TipTok (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:41 PM

48. Many thought Jackie Robinson earned his court-martial and prosecution in 1944 as well.

 

Many thought Jackie Robinson earned his court-martial and prosecution in 1944 as well.

It's fun to pretend we have absolute knowledge of who earns what, but more often than not, that absolute knowledge is merely a guess predicated on our biases.

However, I'm certain in your case, the absolute knowledge is both just and righteous.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #48)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 03:21 PM

50. What are you suggesting that we don't know...

 

... That would mitigate all the facts we do know about Manning's crime?

What could it conceivably be?

Go nuts...

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Response to TipTok (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:42 PM

67. but GWB and shooter cheney got off scott free.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #67)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 01:07 PM

70. He got to steal two pieces of candy...

 

... so I can steal some too?

It doesn't work for toddlers and it sure doesn't work for adults.

It literally has nothing to do with Manning's crimes.

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:12 AM

27. I have no pity for this traitor

If you can't do the time...don't do the crime.

The prison time is minute compared to the damage this person caused our country.

Sorry if I sound "insensitive", but when someone deliberately seeks to damage my country, I feel the hammerneeds to comedown hard.

That also includes the rat formerly known as Snowden.

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Response to calguy (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:50 AM

37. FYI...

Exclusive: Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillance Concerns, Documents Reveal
By Jason Leopold, Marcy Wheeler, and Ky Henderson
June 4, 2016

...

Hundreds of internal NSA documents, declassified and released to VICE News in response to our long-running Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, reveal now for the first time that not only was the truth about the "single email" more complex and nuanced than the NSA disclosed to the public, but that Snowden had a face-to-face interaction with one of the people involved in responding to that email. The documents, made up of emails, talking points, and various records — many of them heavily redacted — contain insight into the NSA's interaction with the media, new details about Snowden's work, and an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the efforts by the NSA, the White House, and US Senator Dianne Feinstein to discredit Snowden.

The trove of more than 800 pages [pdf at the end of this story], along with several interviews conducted by VICE News, offer unprecedented insight into the NSA during this time of crisis within the agency. And they call into question aspects of the US government's long-running narrative about Snowden's time at the NSA.

...

https://news.vice.com/article/edward-snowden-leaks-tried-to-tell-nsa-about-surveillance-concerns-exclusive

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:15 AM

28. I feel sick to my stomach.

Extended stays in solitary confinement constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

I really think that they are intentionally trying to drive her mad.

Gruesome, absolutely gruesome.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #28)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:35 AM

30. I think "she's" playing a sympathy card

Trying to create outside sympathy in an attempt to get a pardon.
When you're sitting in a prison cell looking at the next 35 years, the mind conjures up all sorts of weird escape plans.
Sorry again for my insensitivity, but remember, this person is a traitor who deliberately caused great harm to the country he pledged to serve by taking the military oath, just as I did when I entered the military.
Manning knew full well what Manning was doing and now is trying to escape the punishment for Manning's actions.
Pure and Simple.

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Response to calguy (Reply #30)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:36 AM

31. Wow... "she's". Go away. n/t

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Response to calguy (Reply #30)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 03:51 PM

54. "She"?

What is wrong with you? Take your transphobic shit elsewhere.

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #54)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 04:13 PM

57. DU is usually pretty good at putting a stop to this sort of thing.

Guess not in this case. It really isn't that hard to understand:

No bigotry/insensitivity

Members are expected to respect diversity and demonstrate an appropriate level of sensitivity when discussing related topics. Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, or other forms of bigoted intolerance are not permitted.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #57)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 04:17 PM

58. Guess not.

This place has changed in the last few months. = (

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Response to calguy (Reply #30)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:51 PM

69. I would delete or change

your post. As it is, it reads very transphobic.

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:36 PM

45. As usual the DU militarists pile on Chelsea . .

 

but this is really laughable . .

". . it's the rules for everyone in the military . ."

Sure, unless your name is Petraeus or Clapper and the title
"General" goes in front of it.

Or unless you are S. Libby or R. Armitage.

Reminder - all those mentioned above released TOP SECRET info.

Manning released CONFIDENTIAL info

BIG, BIG DIFFERENCE

Really, don't even try to give me that "rule of law" crap - it's just a sick joke.

Veterans For Peace stands with Chelsea

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Response to FairWinds (Reply #45)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:42 PM

46. The biggest difference is intent...

 

The difference between Petraeus and Clinton and most of the others is that they were sloppy with their data. Negligent even.

Manning's goal was to cause harm by blasting as much as he could get his hands on.

Hope every day of that 35 years is served.

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Response to TipTok (Reply #46)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:49 PM

47. Sure, Libby & Armitage were only being careless . .

 

when they revealed to a reporter that Valerie Plame
was an undercover CIA agent right after Karl Rove
declared that Joe Wilson's family was "fair game."

Maybe if we had MORE leaks we would not get lied into
quite so many wars . .

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Response to FairWinds (Reply #45)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:50 PM

49. I would not classify myself as a "militarist"

However, I do believe if you intentionally steal information you took an oath not to, and deliberately tried to damage the US, you should face the full extent of the law.
Manning knew full well what Manning was doing.
If I was facing 35 years behind bars and my 15 minutes of fame was far behind me, I might want to kill myself too. That still would not change what I had done and would not change the penalty I had to face as a consequence of committing those crimes.
You may stand with Chelsea, I do not.

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Response to calguy (Reply #49)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 03:26 PM

52. Yup, you stand with . .

 

Libby, Armitage, Clapper, Petraeus

and that crowd our there walking the streets

who are guilty of far greater crimes - do you know anything at all about the difference between TOP SECRET and CONFIDENTIAL? (Chelsea leaked only the former, not the latter.)

you just don't get that "the law" is not for those exalted types. (sarcasm alert)

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Response to FairWinds (Reply #52)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:15 PM

60. Sorry to disappoint you

but I'm not in support of those rats either. I'm saying Manning willfully and deliberately committed crimes befitting of a traitor. You forget that Manning did this while a member of the military, wihich is governed under the UCMJ law. Quite different from civilian law. After doing the crime, Manning is now trying to avoid doing the crime. The military system isn't going to cave in to Manning's tantrums.

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 03:25 PM

51. That is the military. Attempted suicide is a crime.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #51)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:44 PM

68. what is the penalty for a successful attempt?

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #68)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 06:25 PM

74. An tempting suicide is punishable under the USMJ.

That is just a fact.
Not sure what your are trying to say.

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 06:19 PM

59. Ironic that an individual who acted against state-supported murder and

war crimes, is punished so much, however imperfect a person.

Prominent and powerful people lied into war that has killed 100,000s of innocents and committed war crime and in the process have paid no penalty nor shame but increased their personal wealth and power.

This situation is accepted by the populous at large; war criminals are often venerated.

Manning is scorned.

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 01:05 AM

64. Manning's crime was reckless... but this is overkill.

 

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #64)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 06:35 AM

65. Reckless implies negligence or some sort of casual disregard....

 

Manning did this with the express purpose to cause harm.

Enormous difference.

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Response to TipTok (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:05 PM

72. Indefinite solitary confinement? That's just torture, and should be illegal...

 

honestly, death would be preferable, I think they are just giving her a death sentence, even if its one by a thousand cuts.

Honestly, her initial sentence was far too harsh, and I'm frankly appalled at the nationalist scum who support such things.

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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #72)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 03:33 PM

73. Manning knew, more than most, the cost of the crime...

 

It was his job...

No sympathy...

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Response to TipTok (Reply #73)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:40 PM

76. Doesn't excuse inhumane treatment, and its her now. n/t

 

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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #76)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:20 AM

77. It was him during the commission of the crime...

 

... And that's the time period I am talking about

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