Wed Aug 21, 2013, 07:17 AM
East Coast Pirate (775 posts)
WikiLeaks trial: Bradley Manning to be sentenced at 10 a.m. EST
Source: Los Angeles Times
FT. MEADE, Md. – A military judge will tell Army Pfc. Bradley Manning at 10 a.m. EDT today how long he must serve in prison for illegally leaking a vast trove of classified U.S. military and diplomatic materials to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
Army Col. Denise Lind will deliver the sentence. She found Manning guilty last month of six counts of violating the Espionage Act and mishandling classified material, but she acquitted him of a more serious charge of aiding the enemy.
Manning’s supporters, who consider him a hero for exposing government secrets, plan a vigil outside the gates of Ft. Meade, where the court-martial has taken place, and have announced an evening rally outside the White House.
Manning, 25, faces a maximum potential sentence of 90 years in prison, but in the final phase of the trial, prosecutors urged the judge to sentence him to 60 years behind bars.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-wikileaks-bradley-manning-sentencing-schedule-20130821,0,5596359.story
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WikiLeaks trial: Bradley Manning to be sentenced at 10 a.m. EST (Original post)
|East Coast Pirate||Aug 2013||OP|
|East Coast Pirate||Aug 2013||#2|
|The Wizard||Aug 2013||#4|
|go west young man||Aug 2013||#6|
|Wash. state Desk Jet||Aug 2013||#8|
|East Coast Pirate||Aug 2013||#9|
Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)
Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:59 AM
The Wizard (7,953 posts)
4. The war crimes
committed by the Bush cartel go unpunished while the guy who exposed them is the victim of an immoral system. This is all part of the downfall. We are a morally deficient culture that's headed for extinction. You can only threaten with military power for a short time until the rest of the world says enough.
This whole Manning debacle is reflective of our failure as a nation to do the right thing. Bush's unchallenged war of aggression against Iraq in order to steal its resources was the event that demonstrated what a rogue nation we have become.
"Say goodbye to America and say hello to the world."
(Tim Buckley, "Goodbye and Hello")
Response to The Wizard (Reply #4)
Wed Aug 21, 2013, 10:13 AM
go west young man (4,492 posts)
6. Too True.
Manning deserves a medal. Not the forfeiture of his life. He did the right thing while so many who did the wrong thing go unpunished.
Response to Arrowhead2k1 (Reply #7)
Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:34 PM
Wash. state Desk Jet (2,005 posts)
8. The sentence was for the most part expected
Manning's attorney took a reasonable shot at a sentencing recommendation,but it came down 35 not 30 but 35-, 35 is not 60 or 90 or life without the possibility of parole. The real question is ,what does this all mean, (?) that's the question.