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Response to Cid_B (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 10:37 PM

171. Wow, this whole OP is a pile of out-of-context tripe spinning... spectacular!

You call a tussle between two active duty soldiers over video games and work duty in the middle of the night "abusing women"?

"Abusing women" is a loaded keyword that triggers a Pavlovian-esque response... and conjures images of physical laborer men "abusing" gentle and nurturing women-folk... but what you have here is a gay man with gender identity issues—

Other testimony revealed that Manning, serving in Iraq in 2009 and 2010, was sometimes angry and distant with others from his unit. The defense has said that Manning, who is gay, was bullied by fellow soldiers. Manning's defense team says he told Adkins he suffered from gender-identity disorder — the belief that he was born the wrong sex.


... who got into some sort of "confrontation" after "terse words" were "exchanged"... and keep in mind that this "confrontation" occurred between two individuals equally trained for combat.

That's the instance of "abuse" that you would have everyone override all other details of the case over, in outrage?

That's actually a rather demeaning judgement of women in the services if you ask me... and I think they'd find it insulting... though maybe I'm wrong.

Maybe women in the military want opinion-spewers such as yourself demeaning their capacity to handle themselves in order to assassinate the character of someone who shared military secrets with the world. In fact, maybe they are all confident that the response, should your spin be swallowed by the public at-large, will NOT be to just keep women out of the military because they are obviously conducive to secrets being shared... as was the case in this case.

I'm guessing they mostly think the words that you are typing are something they'd expect to be uttered by a windbag asshat... though I'd be interested to hear any women service members correct me in my guess...

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