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WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning moved from maximum to medium security

Bradley Manning Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, suspected of aiding WikiLeaks' hemorrhage of secret information, is being moved to a new jail. Instead of the brig at Quantico, Va., where he was held in virtual solitary confinement and kept in a cell for 23 hours a day, Manning will be housed at a new medium-security facility at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.

Officials protest -- too much -- that the move has nothing to do with Manning's treatment at Quantico. “Many will be tempted to interpret today’s action as a criticism of the pretrial facility at Quantico,” the Pentagon’s general counsel said. “That is not the case. We remain satisfied that Private Manning’s pretrial confinement at Quantico was in compliance with legal and regulatory standards in all respects.” Nevertheless, Ft. Leavenworth is the "most appropriate place for Manning."

Loath as the Army may be to admit it, media criticism of the conditions of Manning's confinement probably played a part in his transfer. Here is an editorial from The Times.

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-- Michael McGough

Photo: An undated photo of Bradley Manning obtained by the Associated Press.

 

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Tsiu Marpo

Bradley Manning, if he has done what has been alleged (and there is no way on earth anyone can trust Lamos), should hire a civil lawyer; file suit against the government and begin by attacking their classification system which appears to be an attempt to hide information owned by the people and paid for by the people. His lawyers should force the DOJ to go through the released emails one by one and demand that they prove this information did not appear in the foreign press. They should then force the military to prove the "enemies" in Iraq and Afghanistan weren't already aware of the information released about their excursions, etc. And then, just for fun, they should sue the DOJ, DOD, and military for a criminal cover-up with respect to the Collateral Murder video. They should combine that with the information that has come out of Afghanistan re. soldiers killing innocent people, keeping body parts and tokens. Then, everyone should put on their thinking caps in an attempt to figure out how to do something meaningful. Lamos should be put in an institute for the criminally insane and, if he is an FBI informant, whoever came up with that idea should have their head examined. That should resolve it - in about 300,000 years at a cost of somewhere in the vicinity of $12 trillion.

wazoo2u2

Manning will be tried, most likely convicted of releasing state secrets, and sent to prison for the rest of his life. I very much doubt he will be suing anyone. He is a traitor who transmitted massive amounts of classified data no out of patriotism, but for the bragging rights of having done so. Bradass87 will never see another computer after he is convicted and he will spend decades wishing that all the self important dilleantes who protest his imprisonment still cared or even remembered his name. But they won't Marpo, and neither will you.

wazoo2u2

sorry - diletante...

P J Evans

It's too bad that the government, from top to bottom, seems to think that the laws don't apply to them any more. Manning hasn't been tried, and yet they're treating him as if he were guilty - and not investigating those who decided to treat him as a convict. Nor are they investigating why the DoD computers have security holes big enough to drive a truck (or a Lady Gaga CD) through, even though those problems have been known for several years.
Also, Lamo's story has several versions, none of which explain how he even heard about Manning, and why anyone would trust him on anything.

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I agree with you P J Evans. If the government is really like that, then what will the officials do, they better step off from their respective offices.


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