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Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case



Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, before a sentencing hearing in his court martial. AP

FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge has sentenced U.S. soldier Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks.

Manning could have been sentenced Wednesday to up to 90 years in prison.

The judge convicted the 25-year-old last month of 20 offenses, including six violations of the Espionage Act.

Prosecutors had asked for at least 60 years in prison. Manning’s lawyer suggested no more than 25 because by then, some of the documents Manning leaked will be declassified.








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  • blue_lights

    Rot in there, traitor! When you get out, go and join your buddy Snowden in Russia, we don’t need you.

    • TAGAPULOTNGBASURA

      ..somehow it has enlighten us those leaks .. the secrets behind.. especially here in the Philippines..

      • blue_lights

        Did you see the latest news? He wants to become a woman named Chelsea Manning.

        Ayan, para pwede na niyang pakasalan si Snowden.

      • crazy_horse_101010

        seen that lol.

      • crazy_horse_101010

        now what secrets are here that america would spend billions of dollars to find especially since they l know everything about the military here already. .is it tuba making or rice planting. maybe they can find the missing 10 billion pisos

      • blue_lights

        They need a good sex-change clinic. That way Manning and Snowden can finally get married in Russia.

      • crazy_horse_101010

        a marriage made in heaven or was it hell

  • vir_a

    Now, go after the owner of Wikileaks because it is Manning’s partner in crime.

  • INQ_reader

    From NY Times: But the video does not show hostile action. Instead, it begins with a group of people milling around on a street, among them, according to WikiLeaks, Mr. Noor-Eldeen and Mr. Chmagh. The pilots believe them to be insurgents, and mistake Mr. Noor-Eldeen’s camera for a weapon. They aim and fire at the group, then revel in their kills.

    There goes your smart weapons, at the hands of clueless americans.

    • crazy_horse_101010

      better clueless americans than a clueless whiner

      • blue_lights

        hahaha

  • INQ_reader

    There’s something wrong in a military organization that gives a private first-class access to such huge amounts of classified information. Well, the US military has only itself to blame.

    • mucho_cheapo

      If he passes all the security clearance requirements then will be granted access to classified information. Rank has nothing to do with it. Access to classified information is based on “The need to know”.

      • INQ_reader

        Obviously, those “security clearance requirements” are not working. The biggest military organization of the world can be shamed by low-ranking personnel.

        Applying the lessons to my own country, since US drones and other intelligence methods have been used around the Philippines for years from the start of VFA, I’m afraid that there are intelligence information gathered by foreigners that are intruding into the private lives of Filipinos. And, they are available to so many strangers to me.

      • mucho_cheapo

        If you don’t want intelligence help from Uncle Sam, then it’s time for your country to police your own backyard. We will gladly stand back and watch you get demolished by your giant neighbor. C’mon dude, your military is pathetic and you know it.

      • INQ_reader

        Yankee go home! Intelligence activities is never a part of the VFA. The foreign troops are just supposed to “visit” right?

      • crazy_horse_101010

        comrade go back to china hypocrite GOD BLESS AMERICA. oh go stop them hero who hides under his bed wetting his pants

      • blue_lights

        tell that to the Chinese commies who “visit” your a$s constantly

      • mucho_cheapo

        Ungrateful left leaning Mao sympathizer. If the Yanks were not around your country, you could be speaking Chinese by now. America is kind enough to teach your pathetic armed forces to fight. What could your Armed Forces teach the American Military? Who needs who in time of crisis? When your country gets into a bind, who do you call and BEG for assistance?

      • crazy_horse_101010

        you mean your beloved country china now why would foreigners be interested in the private lives of people here. are they hiding military secrets that the world knows nothing about and what are you hiding that anyone is interested in you oh paranoid one. and im sure you have pictures of all them drones flying around or you wouldnt make that statement yeah right. you re just a american hater who grasps at straws to make them look bad. so you make stupid postings

      • INQ_reader

        I’m pro-Filipino and never on the side of any foreigner. Invasion of privacy is evil in itself. There is no need to prove that a person has something to hide.

      • crazy_horse_101010

        dont try lying. if you pro filipino why do you hate the philippines nearest ally but kiss chinas azz. you think china gives cares about your invasion of privacy. and if that is how you feel never go into a store,business or government building because big brother is watching you . and you dont think china isnt spying on you yeah right. and it isnt just invasion of privacy you attack america over everything so stop your excuses

      • INQ_reader

        I never support China’s invasion of Philippine territory and EEZ. Show me a comment from me that I support China.

        Hitting the messenger is your only way to get back when you run out of argument.

    • crazy_horse_101010

      there is something wrong with a person who is so obsessed with what america does since he doesnt live there. bitter because they refused your visa because they didnt want your kind there poor poor baby ge over it

      • INQ_reader

        If american troops are not in my country, then I will just ignore america. The problem is that america is in my country. The problem is not I’m in, or intends to be in, america.

        Yankee go home!!!

      • crazy_horse_101010

        COMMIE GO HOME TO MOTHER CHINA. AND BITE ME COMRADE. god bless america and weasel make me go home dont let your fat azz over run your big mouth. im waiting for you. keyboard coward



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