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Manning sentenced

2013-08-21 17:34:43.739891+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Just for comparison, for releases which documented military crimes and which everyone agrees didn't compromise operational security or assets, Manning got a year more than a guy who sold secrets to Iraq for $1,300, 5 years more than one convicted for “passing sophisticated defense secrets to communist East Germany”, and the guy who gave blueprints of the U.S Moscow embassy and revealed the identities of working U.S. agents to the Soviets. That last guy also later got his sentence cut in half.

So, yeah: Give operational security details to the Soviets which compromises U.S. agents and safety? Get a shorter sentence than disclosing war crimes.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-21 21:32:28.721534+00 by: Dan Lyke

Manning's statement, which ends:

If you deny my request for a pardon, I will serve my time knowing that sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society. I will gladly pay that price if it means we could have country that is truly conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all women and men are created equal.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-22 16:48:55.907866+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Will Bradley/Chelsea Manning be imprisoned as a man or woman...(apparently as a man, to start) will we be paying for his/her hormone and other therapies?.

This just went from tragedy comic opera to "Live on Jerry Springer Show!"

#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-22 17:04:03.479479+00 by: Jack William Bell

I know a couple of trans people. Their tweets today consist largely of grumpiness about the expected onslaught of jokes on this subject.