Manning Plea Offer in Military Court

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    (Reuters) - an offer of a partial plea by the U.S. Army private accused of leaking documents to Wikileaks appears to be a two-pronged defense strategy that seeks to win sympathy from the judge and to shift the focus of the trial to charges that are more difficult to prove, legal experts said.

    Analysis: Manning plea offer in WikiLeaks case carries risk, reward | Reuters

    There's more at the link that explains why this naked plea does not require consent from prosecutors who have 22 charges against Manning in the largest leak of classified government documents in U.S. History. It basically puts the case in a different category, based on the sympathy of the judge.

    I smell a strong desire for corruption of military justice. Anyone else?
     
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    From the article:
    How can you be convicted of aiding an enemy that your own gov't has admitted to aiding as well?
     
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    Treason should be a hanging offense.
     
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    You should think about that one..

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    :lmao:

    Leftist butthurt is not evidence of treason.
     
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    A private in the Army charged with keeping classified documents under his hat and handing them over to the world's biggest blabbermouth is not acceptable to me. His job was to keep that information classified and unavailable to outsiders. His job description did not include sharing with anybody else. Period.

    As a consequence of his betrayal of his own country, Manning's deed resulted in Afghan collaborators being eliminated by insurgents in conjunction with al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood and every other terrorist organization in direct contact with Julian Assange's leaked information that Manning provided.

    What Manning did was not only a little worse than taking him out to the shed, he put at least as many human beings at risk as the Rosenbergs, who gave Russia the bomb without them having to go through 30 years of math to do it themselves with no guarantees they got it right. The Rosenbergs were both summarily executed for their crime, and they didn't have a pantywaist press crying and squalling about it.

    Following Wikileaks publication of U.S. intelligence documents listing the names and villages of Afghans who were secretly cooperating with the US Military, Khalifa Abdullah was executed by Talibani in Kandahar. 70 elders in the Panjwaii district received letters saying the decision was made to execute them unless they left Afghanistan immediately.
    This letter was signed by Abdul Rauf Khadim, former inmate of Guantanamo Bay who was released from Kabul's prison last year, breaking their agreement to keep these dangerous murderers in jail. The hit-list examination is growing from examination of Wikileaks documents (obtained from Manning) in each province of Afghanistan. If these people do not leave Afghanistan, they are dead men walking, basically.

    There really isn't any way to know exactly how many people are at risk, but the entire Middle East could explode, that's for sure. And you know, false information could also be circulating that would put the terrorists at risk of each other's killing ways.

    Wikileaks is a no-win situation for both sides. imho.
     
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    Knowledge of the Rosenbergs' fate tells me it already is at least a death penalty issue. They died in the electric chair. Julius Rosenberg died after the first shock. It took 5 shocks for Ethel Rosenberg's heart to stop beating. Nikita Kruschev admitted their information had enabled Russia to develop their attomic weapons. Other information the electrical engineer sold to communists resulted in the deaths of over 50,000 people early on in the Korean War. Julius and Ethel rosenberg Wikipedia

    A family member of mine brought home enough shrapnel from Korea to set off airport alarms, so he refused to fly anywhere and for any reason after 1954, his last year of military/special forces service.
     
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