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Bradley Manning, Traitor

I understand what people are saying in support of this… man. Some people say that it was an act of patriotism, he shed light on a bunch of “underhanded” dealings and diplomatic mis-dealings.

I don’t care if that’s all true. It doesn’t matter. Private Manning swore:

I, Bradley Manning, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

He didn’t do that. Instead he intentionally distributed thousands of documents that I’m sure he didn’t read first, and disobeyed the orders and directives of those appointed above him.

He is a traitor and I think its a shame they are not seeking the death penalty. They should be sending a clear message that when you take the oath of enlistment you will be held to it. For that reason and for all the lives he has put at risk. The lives of people willing to die for this country, it’s people and the ideals set forth in our constitution.

I can’t overlook such a betrayal.

Benedict Arnold, another traitor.

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  1. Paul
    2011/03/14 at 04:09

    I wholeheartedly agree with you. Vile TRAITORS and TERRORIST SYMPATHIZERS such as BRADLEY SATAN MANNING should not be allowed to live and summarily executed when caught for giving aid and comfort to your MANY VILE ENEMIES such as France.

    Citizens and soldiers must not be allowed to expose dirty secrets of your nation for only other nations do wrong things, not yours.

    LONG LIVE SACRED AND GLOURIOUS AMERICA WHICH CAN DO NO WRONG.

    P.S.

    You should torture him before trial, he might’ve had a co-traitor work with him!

  2. 2011/03/14 at 05:33

    Well hello there. A few things:

    1. I never mentioned torturing anyone. Even if I approved of such things, there would be no point in this case. The evidence will speak for itself and he will be convicted. He has already admitted that he acted alone and there is no reason to think otherwise.

    2. This isn’t a case of dirty secrets. The content doesn’t matter. The fact that the data released could very well cost American lives, is merely a footnote.

    3. He surely committed treason when he flouted the oath which he voluntarily took upon joining the army. No one forced his hand, he agreed to be held to a high standard. More than just agreeing, he sought the responsibility, worked for it.

    4. Summery execution? No matter how bad the thing is, he will have a trial. The soldier who rolled a grenade into the tent in Kuwait had a trial, as he should have.

    5. If you have something constructive to say, than say it, I have no tolerance for trolls. Maybe you don’t realize, but being a troll only hurts your viewpoint. You don’t think he’s a traitor, that’s wonderful. However, the law says otherwise, the law that was no secret to Manning before his deplorable actions.

  3. Paul
    2011/03/14 at 05:41

    1. Why do you think he acted alone? A terrorist sympathizing TRAITOR such as Manning is going to lie his ass off. Only torture can make him admit to his crimes and point out other collaborators who infiltrated the armed forces of your great nation. Treating TRAITORS like people just encourages it.

    2. Of course the contents matter! Nobody threatened the death penalty to the people responsible for the Pentagon Papers since they exposed the TREASON of the biggest TRAITOR in American history. Manning’s situation is entirey different BECAUSE of the contents of those papers!

    3.I agree, it’s in the constitution of your great country. He shouldn’t have SWORN obedience to his commanders if he wanted to betray them!

    4. A trial is a waste of time, he is obviously guilty. TRAITORS (I capitalize the word because of how vile and repulsive it is) do not deserve due process, not when their guilt is obvious and admitted.

    5. I am not a troll. I sincerely admire your great country and only hope I can be granted citizenship one day. Your stance on terrorism and unrelenting sense of patriotism is so much different from European spinelesness in the matter.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA

  4. 2011/03/14 at 05:54

    He is an American citizen, a lawful combatant and committed his crimes on American soil (for all intents and purposes, in a war zone, whatever the soldier is standing on is American soil for jurisdictional purposes). No torture.

    Trials are wastes of time most of the time. However we would stand very close to losing everything we have, if someday we allowed summary execution or any other kind of punishment.

    Contrast this with those held in Gitmo. Unlawful combatants are held in a status they voluntarily put themselves in. They decided to wage war without uniforms and without any backing of sovereignty, which is required for one to be considered a legal combatant.

    Manning voluntarily put himself in his position also. But his position comes with certain legal protections and well as restrictions.

    I still deny that the contents really matter. I don’t care if he released the White House dinner menu for the next week. Such things might be considered as aggravating factors and used in sentencing, but it is the classification of the documents that make a difference. Whether or not documents are rightfully classified doesn’t matter and the contents don’t matter. His mere willingness to dump classified documents out in public is treason enough.

    I’m particularly sensitive to the issue as I have friends who may be endangered by what has been released. I myself before I was discharged from the Army in December would have been more at risk by Mannings actions.

    You are working towards citizenship?

  5. Paul
    2011/03/14 at 06:18

    I am sorry you think it’s not justified to torture him (even with pussy “torture” like waterboarding, where no harm is done to the subject), because if he did act in concert with some other TRAITORS, that means evil people are still on the loose.

    I’m also of the opinion that with such a clear-cut case as this, allowing for Manning to be summarily executed is not going to impact your sacred civil liberties. Your great nation has an excellent and unblemished record at upholding and promoting civil liberties at home and abroad, skipping a trial of a vile TRAITOR is not going to destroy that.

    I agree on Gitmo, even though that’s besides the point. The scum of the earth held there are all guilty, anyway, sissy liberals crying about their prison conditions or whatever can go to hell – these people endangered American lives, lives of people who are trying to freedomize their countries and give them better lives. Scum, the lot of them.

    On the classification: but what if manning exposed an even more vile TRAITOR, like the Pentagon Papers did with McNamara? I’d argue he should be punished more leniently or released altogether. In this sense the contents definitely matter – Manning aided and comforted your many enemies with his disclosure, after all!

    Yes I am working towards citizenship. Currently I am in the process of being issued a visa and exploring different avenues that I might use to become a naturalized American. I think I will try to join your Army to prove my commitment to freedom, fight to spread democracy around the world. You know, do some good in the process.

  6. 2011/03/14 at 06:53

    Symbolism is a powerful thing. If we are not committed to using the judiciary in all cases they are applicable to, than our civil liberties are indeed at risk.

    I think there is an expedited citizenship process for those that join the military. Just be aware that there are limitations on the jobs one can enlist for if you are not a citizen. Ones that require a security clearance for example.

  7. 2011/03/14 at 09:48

    As Hitchens said,

    “As for the public’s right to know and the accountability of our covert or confidential agencies, it is only a short time since the entire American liberal consensus was witlessly applauding a clumsy and fruitless prosecution, directed entirely at the hopelessly overdramatized exposure of a relatively minor CIA official, married to a monster of conceit who makes Assange look bashful. It then turned out that Valerie Plame’s job description had been made public by Robert Novak and Richard Armitage, who also had in common with Assange a rooted opposition to the administration’s Iraq policy. Elements of the left and the right appear to have switched positions on full disclosure since then.”

    I thought Manning was right about the civilian casualties the government lied about, but wrong about most of the things since then. No, we shouldn’t trust the government with absolute secrecy, but these events are an attempt to harm America. No doubt about it.

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