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STOP calling Bradley Manning a hero!

There are few things that make me really lose my shit. I mean, get so pissed off, that I feel physically ill and fight the urge to throw up. I mean, violent headache, enraged to the point of wanting to throttle everyone who looks at me wrong-type angry. Those who betray chelsea-manning1our country, who violate their oath, who aid and abet the enemy – whether it’s because they’re too stupid to understand the harm they cause or because they hate America and want to bring her down due to some kind of twisted ideological short circuit – are the ones who evoke the most visceral reaction possible.

So when I read that Barack Obama commuted the 35-year sentence of Bradley Manning – the treacherous shit weasel who stole hundreds of thousands of classified documents and handed them over to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, who saw it fit to publish the sensitive data, endangering not just sources and methods, but troop procedures, sensitive State Department communications, and the lives of innocent people, whose only “crime” was to cooperate with the coalition forces in Afghanistan, I saw red.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday overruled his secretary of defense to commute the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

The decision — which a senior defense official told CNN was made over the objections of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter — immediately touched off a controversy in the closing days of the Obama administration.

Let’s get something straight. Manning is no hero. He’s not a whistleblower – he didn’t even try to report any wrongdoing through the right channels. The only thing he cared about was revenge – revenge against the Army, revenge against his fellow Soldiers, and revenge against Uncle Sam.

As he told hacker Adrian Lamo, he was just way too smart for the Army. An effeminate boy genius, whom everyone picked on, whom no one noticed, who didn’t get the respect he thought he deserved, and who took drugs to assuage his fragile chafed labia.

(11:49:02 AM) bradass87: im in the desert, with a bunch of hyper-masculine trigger happy ignorant rednecks as neighbors… and the only safe place i seem to have is this satellite internet connection

(11:52:09 AM) bradass87: i could be hanging out here in limbo as a super-intelligent, awkwardly effeminate supply guy [pick up these boxes and move them] for up to two months

(1:40:20 PM) bradass87: ive been so isolated so long… i just wanted to be nice, and live a normal life… but events kept forcing me to figure out ways to survive… smart enough to know whats going on, but helpless to do anything… no-one took any notice of me

(1:43:59 PM) bradass87: im self medicating like crazy when im not toiling in the supply office (my new location, since im being discharged, im not offically intel anymore)

This pathetic little bastard didn’t even know what the hell he was stealing! When pressed for details, after a self-aggrandizing build-up about alleged evidence of “scandals” he stole, he admits he didn’t even know what was in the files he had been stealing for numerous months.

(1:45:00 PM) info@adrianlamo.com: what kind of scandal?

(1:45:16 PM) bradass87: hundreds of them

(1:45:40 PM) info@adrianlamo.com: like what? I’m genuinely curious about details.

(1:46:01 PM) bradass87: i dont know… theres so many… i dont have the original material anymore

If he truly had wanted to report wrongdoing, there are whistleblower channels he could have used.

If he really wanted to ensure justice, he didn’t need to steal hundreds of thousands of records that identified – if not by name, then by description – Afghans who cooperated with coalition forces, and endanger them and their families.

He didn’t have to steal communications that revealed U.S. and our allies’ infrastructure that was critical to our national security.

He didn’t have to release tactics, techniques, and procedures which subsequently were found in the compound of Osama bin Ladin.

He didn’t have to steal hundreds of thousands of private State Department communications that exposed the cards of our foreign policy, shredding our tactical and strategic advantages.

But no. He decided to release hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents to anyone with a computer, because the Army didn’t treat him like his mommy and daddy and buy him a fucking pony for being a special snowflake who was sooooo much smarter than everyone else around him!

The pathetic little fuck goblin broke the law, violated the terms of his contract, got into fights with other Soldiers, and ultimately decided to get his revenge against Uncle Sam for refusing to see just how important he was!

(02:40:26 PM) Manning: i mean, i was never noticed
(02:41:10 PM) Manning: regularly ignored… except when i had something essential… then it was back to “bring me coffee, then sweep the floor”
(02:42:24 PM) Manning: i never quite understood that
(02:42:44 PM) Manning: felt like i was an abused work horse…

His betrayal of his country had nothing to do with justice, and it had nothing to do with a desire to do what was right.

It had everything to do with his pathetic ego, and his entitlement mentality.

And for this he got his sentence commuted, and will be getting out of prison in May!

Why?

The White House claims, Manning didn’t dodge blame, and eventually confessed to his crimes, making him oh-so-much more palatable a criminal than the traitorous piece of garbage Edward Snowden, who fled right into the arms of the Russians and has been tongue washing their ball sacks for more than three years while feeding them sensitive information.

You know what this is really about? Putting a male who claims he is a transgender female into a men’s prison! Because in this social justice society, we can’t possibly imprison this bastard for his actions – actions that have caused grievous harm not just to the United States, but also to innocent Afghans – because he’s special…

Fuck him.

I refuse to refer to him as a woman. I have friends who are transgender, and because I respect them, I refer to them by the gender they feel they are.

I have no respect for this piece of shit. He used his precious little feelz to evade responsibility for his despicable actions – actions that have endangered lives, revealed sensitive information to our enemies, and caused hundreds of analysts to work around the clock for months assessing the damage he has caused. He stole information that did not belong to him. He assaulted fellow Soldiers. He undermined the mission. The only thing preventing me from calling him a traitor is that the definition of “treason” does not apply in this case.

Bradley Manning was tried and convicted. He should be forced to serve the sentence imposed on him by the court – not let out because he doesn’t want to be attached to his penis any longer.

But instead of respecting the decision of a court, the people whom Manning compromised, and the defense officials and intelligence officers who have spent countless resources and manpower working to assess the damage Manning has caused, Barack Obama simply let him go. Because TEH FEELZ!

Bradley Manning is a criminal. Period. He should be treated as such.

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43 responses

  1. Intelligent? Not one tiny bit. Self-centered little snot.

    Wasn’t he a private or something? How did he think being a private ‘entitled’ him to something?

    And let’s not forget the real stinker: he got beat up by a girl.

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    1. I’ve dealt with people like him when I was in. They are so much more intelligent and insightful than us lesser beings and they just know that if they got the CO’s attention for five minutes, we’d all see just how wonderful they are.

      The Marines who held him in Quantico should have left him rope, blankets, knives, sleeping pills and a bottle of Jack in easy reach.

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    2. How did he think being a private ‘entitled’ him to something?

      Apparently he got a new set of privates.

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      1. Nope! Just read that since the bitch will be getting a dishonorable discharge, he doesn’t qualify for VA benefits, and his free transition goodies will cease. At least that’s something!

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        1. She will probably get a lot of leftist funding.

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        2. I read that on the bus on the way home, Nicki. I chortled quite a bit. Some of the usual suspects over on DU are having hysterics about the VA no longer covering Manning’s transition.

          As if it’s reasonable for someone to take an oath, betray everything that oath requires, and then still get the goodies and benefits anyway.

          But there I go again, expecting leftists to be reasonable…

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        3. Somebody will crowdsource it, just watch.

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  2. Fuck him.

    I refuse to refer to him as a woman. I have friends who are transgender, and because I respect them, I refer to them by the gender they feel they are.

    I have no respect for this piece of shit. He used his precious little feelz to evade responsibility for his despicable actions – actions that have endangered lives, revealed sensitive information to our enemies, and caused hundreds of analysts to work around the clock for months assessing the damage he has caused.

    This. I agree with this.

    I am not surprised that Obama did this. That little shitweasel asshamster did what Obama liked best – helping destroy America and any who help them. Of course the treasonous self-aggrandizing narcissistic cunt gets let off as one of the last things Obama does before he has to leave office. Hell, I kind of expected it, since it’s the kind of dick move he can do now.

    I wonder if there’s any other kind of damage he can do before Trump gets in, honestly, and worry a little.

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    1. I agree, Obummer doing this was completely predictable.

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    2. Ooh, new word! “asshamster”

      Stolen!

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  3. I am literally beside myself with rage right now. I told Chris when he got home and he is silently furious. I see this as a betrayal of the military and their families by the outgoing POTUS. It seems that Obama cares more about satiating the feelings of his liberal sjz fanbase than anything else. It’s a slap in the face to those who serve and to those that have sent a loved one to war to know that the POTUS holds them with so little regard and that their lives to him are of so little importance that he would commute an oath breaker like Manning.

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  4. You think that was a bad thing the President did? (And it was, of course.) Just wait and see what he does with his mighty pen in the next two-and-a-half days.

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    1. And that’s what I’m afraid of. If he lets Bergdahl off the the hook I am seriously gonna lose my shit and have an apoplexy. This guy pisses me off more and more each and every day. Friday lunch time cannot come quickly enough for me!

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  5. SHACK! Nicki

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  6. Bergdahl will be next.

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    1. Let’s hope not!

      BTW – not sure why, but your comment wound up in the spam trap.

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      1. I would not bet against it.

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    2. That right there is what I fear. That asshole needs to hang! I’m hoping he doesn’t have that much contempt for us to actually go that far, though. Come one Friday afternoon!

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  7. I wonder if he’ll be entering the witness protection program? Because otherwise I predict some very painful, and w̵i̵t̵h̵ ̵l̵u̵c̵k̵ potentially fatal, incidents in his future.

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    1. Oh, he’s definitely in my 2017 Dead Pool. . .

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  8. First off, let me say that I am NOT a fan of Manning. Or his/her motivations, actions, nor do I really care what his/her current/future situations will be.

    In other words, this person could evaporate in the next thirty seconds and I would never miss him/her. Or He/she could be enjoying life on the Las Vegas strip — and I would have the same level of interest. NADA.

    Before you hate me with the heat of a thousand suns, let me explain.

    Manning broke the law. Manning violated his/her oath and trust. Manning deserved to be punished in accordance to the law.

    Here are the facts as I know them.

    A. Manning broke the law.

    B. Manning admitted to breaking the law.

    C. Manning had a trial.

    D. Manning was found guilty and was sentenced to 35 years in military prison. Several times the amount of time of anyone else convicted of a similar crime.

    E. Manning has served seven years of that 35 year sentence.

    F. Manning will still have a “tail” (probation) following her release, and will still have a serious felony conviction coupled with a dishonorable discharge on her record.

    The idea that Manning has “gotten away” with something is utterly ridiculous. He/she has spent the past seven years in a situation that even most state and federal inmates never have to experience.

    I know that you don’t care, but the fact that you are upset about this indicates that you DO.

    WHY? Chelsea Manning will be a free person in May. HOPEFULLY, Manning drops completely off of the radar and is never heard from again.

    But in the meantime….

    There are FAR more pressing issues that we are probably going to be facing REAL soon. This Manning story will be the equivalent of a fart in a windstorm.

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    1. Why do I care? Because what Manning did deserves much more than 7 years in prison. Yes, I do care. Because he was tried and sentenced. And because the President just unilaterally gave the finger to that court, his (for the next two days) DOD, and the people directly impacted by what Manning did. Seven years is shit.

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      1. 0gabe and Manning: birds of a feather. Malignant narcissists.

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    2. I care. Manning deserved every year of his sentence. Manning deserves every inch of the “tail” you describe. If Manning is as smart as he regards himself, he will take himself off the radar and go live the quiet “normal” he says he wants. What will happen is that he will become the poster boy for every liberal cause known to mankind and a few more that will be created for him. He will be paraded and celebrated as a political prisoner and misunderstood “trans” person. The fact remains that he’s a traitor, a narcissistic punk that sold his country down the river just because his feelings were hurt, and earned every bit of derision he will now live with. I wish him a long and miserable life, he created the world he’s going to have to live in.

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      1. Couldn’t have said it better myself. I hope every remaining day of his pathetic life is a misery.

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    3. Oh, look, it’s our long winded concern troll again.

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  9. This is one decision that I can’t figure out. Don’t give me this “Obama hates America” bullshit. That’s your opinion and you can keep it to yourself. It’s a decision that I can’t wrap my head around. I’m actually not going to try. People make mistakes. I believe that Obama just did. I’ve been a supporter of him since ’07 and I don’t think he walks on water. My feet are completely on the ground. As a veteran, I’m appalled that Manning gets to walk. As an American, I’m appalled that it gets to walk. As a Democrat, I’m appalled it gets to walk.

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  10. To add insult to injury, that soon-to-be unemployed politician in the White House has also commuted the sentence of Oscar Lopez-Rivera, a member of the FALN, a Puerto Rican terrorist group (which none of you may remember) from the 1970s-80s, who bombed 100+ buildings. killing 5 people and injuring 3 law enforcement people. And he’s going to go home to Puerto Rico and ‘organize and help young people’. I’m still mystified over why none of the FALN members who were caught, tried and sentenced were not given the death sentence. I guess it was because they didn’t kill as many people as McVeigh and Nichols or something.

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    1. Bill Clinton, IIRC, pardoned a handful of FALN members on his way out the door. Most likely it was to enhance Hillary’s election prospects among Puerto Ricans in NY.

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  11. And he’s totally unrepentant and without remorse. I can guarantee you that this slug is going to become the new liberal hero and be a millionaire within a year due to paid speaking fees and a book that he’ll surely put out.

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    1. And odds are somebody will at least try to take him out at one of those speaking engagements or book signings. And I don’t mean on a date. And then the left will get all spun up because obviously he/she/it was targeted because he/she/it is a transsexual, and not because he/she/it is a rats-ass traitor who should’ve been hanged like we used to do to traitors in the good old days.

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    2. Hopefully the money will all go to the federal government under the proceeds of a crime theory. With Trump in office this might actually happen.

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  12. I actually agree with Obama and the Left on this one: Manning should not have spent 35 years in military prison.

    No, immediately after the guilty verdict, he/she/it should have been marched to the gallows at bayonet-point, taken a long drop on the end of a short rope, and hanged by the neck until he/she/it was dead.

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    1. Good chance the Bradster will take care of that himself. With or without reassignment surgery, the suicide rate is the same. Which is to say, frighteningly high.

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  13. Rick Ты знаешь, кто

    Great post. Spectaular post. I was hoping you’d jump all over this, and you did not disappoint.

    I’m as enraged as you are over this. I’ve actually been trying to distract myself from it by focusing on Obama’s departure and the fact Hillary lost, and it’s been working for most everything else, but in this case it’s not working. The anger I feel over this is why I largely stopped following politics to begin with, because life’s too short to be this pissed off.

    Well done, though. If I can count on anyone to make a great case on an issue, it’s you.

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  14. Just when I thought Obama could not disappoint me more, he tops himself.

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  15. I thought I’d ask the intelligent folks here to clarify something for me and my hubby, as I showed him this article:

    http://www.bizpacreview.com/2017/01/19/obama-releases-guantanamo-terrorist-trained-911-suicide-operative-43731

    We started chatting, and something occurred to Rhys as we were talking about these presidential pardons suddenly cropping up right before Obama has to leave, but we’re not sure about a particular aspect about the presidential pardon. Since we’re not American, we figure, ask the folks who are more knowledgeable about this than we are.

    So the question is: Are the presidential pardons (Obama is handing out like candy) effective immediately, or is this going to be something that Trump will have to approve/deny once he’s sworn in as President?

    Is this essentially Obama leaving a massive pile of political issues for Trump to deal with as Trump is the one who has to approve/deny, in effect setting him up for political shitflinging from either side.

    Because if the presidential pardons are not effective immediately and need to be approved by the successor within a time frame (which it would not need if this had been done with months or weeks before Obama left the White house) this is the political version of Obama taking a dump on the desk before leaving the office, for his successor to deal with.

    Because really, there is no good reason for all of this to happen specifically hours before the transfer of power. There can’t be any other reason to be doing it NOW other than to cause petty issues for Trump that the media can scream about.

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    1. No approval needed. The president can pardon anyone at any time, and it cannot be rescinded.

      …and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment

      (Article 2, section 2, USC)

      Some say that phrasing only lets one pardon for federal offenses, but I have seen other places where refernces to the United States include the Federal and State governments.

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    2. Although I’ve said dozens of times. This ‘mass pardons because I’m leaving and there isn’t an election for 2 years’ bullshit has to stop. Congress needs to pass a law stating that a President cannot pardon anybody, for any reason, after the last week in October. Make their party – BOTH parties – face the fallout for this BS

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  16. What’s the over/under on how long he stays “trans” after he gets out?

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  17. The only issue I have with this article is saying he “endangered lives”. Hell, he COST lives! Many of the human assets and allies we had in the region were indeed rounded up and killed. There will be a special place in Hell for this guy. I hope he occupies it soon.

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  18. Every military unit has one guy like that… well, probably not the special ops units, or ones with an intense screening or prequalification process.

    But there’s almost always that one guy who’s just too smart for everybody around him. Usually he’ll tell you, if you let him, how “they” wanted to make him an officer, but he told “them” that he wouldn’t put up with their shit and to stuff it.

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