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*Wednesday Update of Sentencing Bradley Manning Verdict: Not Guilty of Aiding the Enemy | Guilty of 20 Other Charges

Wednesday Sentencing Updates:

*NOTE: Sentencing to take about a Week due to long list of witnesses. Posting updates in the comments below would be much appreciated.

From RT.com:

14:10 GMT: Manning is now being referred to as "the defendant" rather than "the accused" by the judge.

14:00GMT: "It has been established that Manning will get 1,274 days off his final sentence for pre-trial confinement. This includes 1,162 days of pre-trial detention and 112 days sentencing credit for unlawful pretrial punishment."

More to come


Tuesday, July 30th:

Manning has been found not guilty of the most serious charge of "aiding the enemy". However the private has been found guilty on five counts of violating the espionage act.


US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning leaves a military court facility after hearing his verdict in the trial at Fort Meade, Maryland on July 30, 2013. (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

Live Updates provided @ RT.com

Chart of charges (right-click on image, open in New Window/Tab for larger view):

(Thanks to 'JohnPhillipSousa' for posting this in the comments below)

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Look how loose his uniform sits on him

Poor guy. A product no doubt of the excessive stress of his confinement. The guy in the background looks huge compared to him.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

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Size difference!

I just came to comment on how either huge the guy behind him is or how small he must be.

Unless it's a bad Photoshop (runs to get tinfoil hat...)

Currently consuming: Morehouse's "Better off free", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

He's 5'2''

He's 5'2''

Chart of the verdict


LIO =Lesser Included Offenses]

Sentencing at 9:30 am ET tomorrow morning.

Judge will at some point release her findings to explain her verdict.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

Minimum Sentence

All of the major news outlets are quick to report the maximum sentence that can be levied for the charges he was found guilty of. 128 years, as reported.

BUT, what is the minimum sentencing requirements for these charges?

I also wonder if the defense is allowed to argue in regards to his solitary confinement in consideration.

I guess we'll find out tomorrow.

Interesting how in the meantime, the government news media outlets are all reporting in the same manner, and embedding 128 years as a starting point in every viewers impression.

Yeah, well, that's MSM for us.

If I read this chart right, and counted about right, there appears to be a minimum of 71 years and a max of 136.


"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

No minimum

The shorter times on that chart are reduced maximum sentences per the plea arrangement. There are no minimums, so the judge could possibly sentence to 2 or 3 years on each count, and run them concurrently- meaning he would get out on time served.

I hope that will happen, but I doubt it will, as I doubt he will have to actually serve more than 10 more years.

Will the judge have the ability

to have the time run concurrently or consecutively?

Good chance

whatever she sentences him to, the 3 years (and torture) will be considered along with probation. We'll know tomorrow morning. I wouldn't want to hazard a guess before then, but I'm optimistic.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

The Mouse's Tale

A Mouse's Tale (click here to see the poem in its PROPER form)

Fury said to a mouse, That he met in the house, "Let us both go to law: I will prosecute
YOU. --Come,
I'll take no
denial; We
must have a
trial: For
really this
morning I've
to do."
Said the
mouse to the
cur, "Such
a trial,
dear Sir,
no jury
or judge,
would be
"I'll be
judge, I'll
be jury,"
old Fury:
try the

from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

Murderous thugs presume to judge an honorable man.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

Charges of espionage and government secrets?

Search 'Chasing the dragon, Clinton's China policy', and then convince the public how it's not a matter of us (the government and its co-conspirators) vs. them ("ordinary folks"). Some of the secondary actors, then, were reprimanded, but persons wielding the power weren't considered to have engaged in anything as egregious as espionage, treason, or high crimes and misdemeanors, and remained free from prosecution.

We fast forward to the current administration, congress and the judiciary and realize nothing has changed. Persons of power are untouchable and their whistleblowers get skewered. Perhaps one item of interest is different. Whistleblowers are now "leakers" if 'higher ups' are the subject of disclosure.

It would seem that a fair assessment of Manning's disclosures are having provided testimony and proof of the illegal deeds and mischief of folks in government, and agents of government. If an impartial, citizens' investigative committee, the participants to be determined by Ron Paul, were to discover differently, so be it. Certainly, given the scope of the affair, government is least likely inclined to contrive an investigative body designed for the purpose of arriving at a Constitutional truth.




the irony of "collateral

the irony of "collateral murder" charge

and just to hit that irony

and just to hit that irony more home (4:45) and (9:50) "double tap"


does anyone know the

does anyone know the specifics of the collateral murder charge, please do not tell me its secret

Only that Manning pleaded guilty to it

as it was one of the 7 LIO's he pleaded guilty to and was found guilty of.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

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Bradley Manning Found 'Not Guilty' Of Aiding The Enemy

While Manning still faces other charges, the most serious - that of 'aiding the enemy' - is now off the table:


The 'aiding the enemy' charge would have carried a maximum life sentence in prison.

Today’s verdict follows just three days of deliberation in court martial of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning for the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history.

From the Guardian...

1m ago
What we know

Information is still filtering out of Fort Meade – we will have a full report from Ed Pilkington shortly – but for the moment, this is what we know:

• Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of aiding the enemy

• Manning has been found guilty of five espionage charges

• He has been found guilty of five theft charges

From RT...

17:08 GMT: Manning found NOT GUILTY of aiding the enemy, but guilty on 19 other counts including "wantonly cause to be published on the internet intelligence belonging to the US government." He could yet face a maximum of more than 100 years in jail.

the guy never should have

the guy never should have been imprisoned in the first place, let alone declaring his OFFICIAL imprisonment, WHICH he has already started........put it this way, the more years, the more anger.......no anger means FREEDOM .....AND....COMPENSATION FOR RIGHTS VIOLATION......

What are we going to do?

How many people have to be imprisoned?

How many people have to be assassinated?

Will it just keep getting worse and worse and worse?

Will our planet slowly die because of global warming fanatics spraying our skies?

Or, will these fanatics simply press the button to extinguish half of mankind?

When will the masses wake up? When will all our soldiers find out the truth? When will our good generals, wherever they are, take a stand? Please God, we need a little help here. We need a little help...

You beat me to it.

You beat me to it.


Sentence: 100 Years in prison

They found Wikileaks docs in OBL's house.

Wait What?

All the Seals are dead. Who found the Wikileaks docs?

America, America God Shed His Grace on Thee!

he hasn't been sentenced yet...

he could get up to 100 years

not guilty..

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Manning found not guilty of aiding the enemy

Manning has been found not guilty of the most serious charge of "aiding the enemy". However the private has been found guilty on five counts of violating the espionage act.

No Matter How The Verdict Turns Out, Bradley Manning Is A Hero

He is a brave, brave man who stood up for the principle that if America is to be free and strong there needs to be transparency, especially when our government does wrong..

My prayers are with Bradley Manning.

God bless him and the Unites States of America..