The conscience of Bradley ManningSubmitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 12:45
Alcoholic mother, abusive father, bullied at school, kicked out of home for being gay, sent to illegal war, tortured by U.S. government, indefinitely detained in solitary... The conscience of Bradley Manning
Daily Mail, UK
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:28 CDT
He was a 'mess of a child' who was tormented for being gay, kicked out of home at 18 by his father and once threatened to stab his step mother with a knife.
His own mother drank too much, he could not hold down a job and once literally crawled up a wall because he felt his family were ignoring him.
Perhaps it was no surprise then, that Bradley Manning was angry at the world - angry enough to hit back at any figure of authority that was within his grasp.