Bradley Manning (USA)

This is how Manning sees himself.

This is how Manning sees himself.

Bradley Manning legally changed his name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

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» Chelsea Manning’s statement on her legal name change Chelsea Manning Support Network.

Convicted leaker Bradley Manning changes legal name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning – The Washington Post.

3 thoughts on “Bradley Manning (USA)

  1. So, he sees himself as a man with long hair? Well, so did Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, and Bob Marley – 40+ years ago. That battle was fought and won in 1967, I believe. Why is this newsworthy? Why does the length of your hair dictate the name you must use?

    Woman, your hair is short – Hie thee to a courtroom for a name change now!

  2. What’s gross and disturbing to me is that he is trying to force the DoD to pay for hormone replacement therapy and potentially “reassignement” surgerires. Oh REally now? The government now has to pay for this?

  3. Apparently, when he was illegally leaking 750,000 classified documents, he went by the online name of “bradass87”. If Chelsea Manning aka “bradass87” serves his full 35 years in prison, he will be 61 years old when he gets out. It’s my understanding that Mr. Chelsea “bradass87” Manning has the dubious distinction of willfully leaking the largest number of classified documents in the entire history of the United States. He is in a military prison where he belongs. He can call himself whatever he wants, but the U.S. military considers him male.

    “George Wright, an Army spokesman, said Wednesday the name change would have little consequence.

    “This court action is only a name change and will have no other effect on his current status other than the name in his records. U.S. Disciplinary Barracks is an all-male facility,” he said.

    Bradley (Chelsea) Manning illegally leaked 750,000 classified documents which included a quarter of a million State Department logs, (260,000 to be exact).

    The misguided people who support this criminal aren’t looking at all the facts. He wasn’t adjusting to the military, and he dumped as much as possible as a way to get back at the Army. The leaked video of the Apache helicopter shooting wounded civilians and a Reuters camera man could be construed as a war crime. It looked brutal and wrong to me. Having said this, judging by the sheer volume of what Bradley illegally leaked, there is no way that he, I mean, “she” could possibly have known what was in each and every file. 99% of the illegal leaks had nothing to do with possible war crimes. It was just the random dumping of files on a massive scale. I’m not buying into the idea that he did it to let people know what was going on in Iraq. Everyone knew what was going on in Iraq. Bradley joined the Army in 2007 and wasn’t sent to Iraq until 2008. There hasn’t been a draft since Vietnam and he volunteered to serve his country. By 2007, basically the entire world knew that Iraq was based on a pack of lies about WMDs, and that everything coming from Bush’s mouth was a bald face lie. The horrific Abu Ghraib abuse of prisoners surfaced in late 2003 and 2004. People knew about Falluja and secret CIA detention centers. They knew yellow cake uranium from Niger was a lie based on forged documents, and they knew about all the B.S. lies surrounding WMDs. Joe Wilson knew and so did Scott Ritter, former Marine Major and U.N. Weapons inspector. Where was Manning during these four years when the entire world knew what was going on in Iraq? I was on the streets protesting in February 2003 even before the start of the war. I stood in the pouring rain with my anti-war sign. Where was Bradley then? People knew Iraq was bullshit in 2003. So, Bradley comes along in 2007/2008 and says, “you mean to tell me that there are war crimes going on in Iraq…who would have guessed…golly gee”. Freaking everyone knew. There is a lot of information that states that Manning was having a hard time adjusting to the military, and a female superior had to hold him down.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/8964543/Bradley-Manning-attacked-female-soldier-and-sent-picture-of-himself-as-a-woman.html

    There is no way he knew what was in each and every one of the 700,000 files. He just wanted to get back at the Army.

    This is an article from

    http://www.forwardprogressives.com/like-it-or-not-bradley-manning-is-a-traitor-not-a-hero/

    “Upon entering the Army, almost immediately, there are accounts of Bradley Manning’s conflicts with drill sergeants and his near discharge before even completing basic training. While deployed in Iraq he lacked discipline, seemed to be looking for ways to get kicked out and often was subjected to disciplinary action for his behavior.

    Have many of his supporters read some of the transcripts of his conversations with Adrian Lamo? When I say Manning has serious emotional issues, it’s not an exaggeration or any kind of personal attack. In one of the transcripts with Mr. Lamo, Manning states that he didn’t mind being put in jail for the rest of his life, or being executed, he just worried about “his picture being plastered all over the World Press—as a boy.”

    He seemingly wasn’t aware of the consequences that his actions might have on others — instead, one of his main concerns was that the world would see him in the press as a male, not a female, which he felt deep down he really was.

    Here’s a piece of the transcript:

    (1:11:54 PM) bradass87: and … its important that it gets out … i feel, for some bizarre reason

    (1:12:02 PM) bradass87: it might actually change something

    (1:13:10 PM) bradass87: i just … dont wish to be a part of it … at least not now … im not ready … i wouldn’t mind going to prison for the rest of my life, or being executed so much, if it wasn’t for the possibility of having pictures of me … plastered all over the world press … as a boy

    (1:14:11 PM) bradass87: i’ve totally lost my mind … i make no sense … the CPU is not made for this motherboard

    (1:39:03 PM) bradass87: i cant believe what im confessing to you :’(”

    “He wasn’t someone that had years of knowledge within the intelligence community, who carefully leaked specific and vital information to the media, hoping to expose some wrong doings by our government. He was an angry individual, looking for some kind of validation in his life, that did an information dump of hundreds of thousands of pieces of classified information recklessly—because he could.

    Looking at how much information he leaked out, there’s no way he really knew about everything he was releasing. He basically grabbed as much as he could, as quickly as he could.”

    http://www.forwardprogressives.com/like-it-or-not-bradley-manning-is-a-traitor-not-a-hero/

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