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Judge is Bradley Manning's biggest enemy!

At a hearing Thursday, military judge Col. Denise Lind refused to toss out ‘aiding the enemy’ and other weakly substantiated charges against Bradley Manning. Alexa O’Brien on her previous rulings and her history of deference to the prosecution.


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Guardian cartoon

Manning's Biggest Enemy Is Public Apathy ...

... Over police state apologists manning every post of authority.

A Few Good Men supplanted by A Few Good Sycophants.

"But after Thursday’s rulings, an expert witness for the defense, Col. Morris Davis, the former chief prosecutor of the Guantánamo Bay Military Commissions who testified that the five Gitmo detainee assessments Manning accessed were not a sensitive national-security matter, said, “I had hoped that Judge Lind was going to reaffirm my faith in the independence and integrity of the military justice system that I respected when I was in uniform, but she didn't.”

It's always like that in military courts

Military court judges have never been independent or neutral, never felt it was their duty to maintain the integrity of the forum, but instead act like it's their duty to aid the prosecution and secure a conviction.

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manning needs to disqualify the judge

under the grounds judge is appearing prejudice against manning


They're "rail roading" this fine, patriotic young man! Outrageous!!
It's time to shit or get off the pot!

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

Well, he's not patriotic

Agreed they're railroading--when is that not the case?

But regarding Manning, it's already been revealed in testimony that Manning made unpatriotic outbursts, not just anti-government, but anti-American. In fact, he was an emotional wrecking ball who screwed things up for his fellow soldiers. His former master sergeant was reduced in rate to sergeant first class for not dealing with Manning's bad behavior back in the states prior to the leaks (the sergeant's own problem for neglecting the issue, but as a leading petty officer, I wouldn't want to deal with self-absorbed crybabies, either).

The more evidence that comes out in the trial, the more I slide from being a Manning "supporter" to being merely a Manning "sympathizer." Though things could go the other way as the defense starts presenting evidence.

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