Admin Error Sends Bradley Manning to Death Row, Nidal Hasan to Gender Reassignment Surgery. FT LEAVENWORTH, KS — An administrative error has been blamed for a mix-up in sentencing involving the cases of convicted Fort Hood shooter Maj.
Nidal Hasan and Bradley Manning, the Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to the website WikiLeaks. After sentencing concluded last Wednesday in Fort Hood, Texas, it was reported Hasan would undergo gender reassignment surgery and change his name from Nidal to Nahid Hasan. Nahid is an Arabic name meaning “one with full, round breasts.” Not long after it was revealed, the traitor formerly known as Chelsea had been transferred to death row where he awaits execution by lethal injection.
Leavenworth officials announced that both gender reassignment and execution have been approved by fiscal offices. Sequestration and work furloughs were also cited as possible contributors to the errors, which are now fiscally and administratively impossible to correct. Bradley Manning Was Offered Plea Deal In Exchange For Testimony. FORT MEADE, Md. -- Speaking to reporters just hours after his client was sentenced to 35 years in prison, Bradley Manning's lawyer revealed on Wednesday that military prosecutors offered his client a plea deal in exchange for his testimony.
But that deal involved a longer sentence than the 35 years Manning ultimately received, said defense attorney David Coombs, and "part of that would be to cooperate in testifying, so obviously we didn't do that. " Plea negotiations were confidential, and Coombs did not say explicitly that prosecutors had been seeking testimony against WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. However, there is little else Manning would have had to offer. And Coombs has previously stated that the government was trying to force his client to act as a witness against Assange in a plea deal, but had not revealed the terms of that offer. A request for comment from the prosecutors' office was not immediately returned. Also on HuffPost: What Bradley Manning Revealed. “In no case shall information be classified… in order to: conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error; prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency… or prevent or delay the release of information that does not require protection in the interest of the national security.”
—Executive Order 13526, Sec. 1.7. Classification Prohibitions and Limitations“Is this embarrassing? Yes. Is this awkward? Yes. Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In WikiLeaks Case : The Two-Way. Hide captionU.S.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, Md., on Tuesday. Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images U.S. Army Pfc. Update at 10:18 a.m. Army Pfc. Understaffed Army Unit Kept Bradley Manning as Intelligence Analyst Despite Deteriorating Mental Health. MSGT Adkins on the stand.
Pic by C. Stoeckley. Military Judge Announces Rationale Behind Verdict in Bradley Manning’s Trial. Judge Lind released her ‘Special Findings’ report in the Manning trial today.
Pic by C. Stoeckley. Sentencing Phase of Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 8 (Live Updates) The prosecution calls its final two witnesses during the sentencing phase of the Bradley Manning trial.
Pic by Stoeckley. 3:39 PM EST Just over 11 hours of testimony on classified evidence has been given by government witnesses in closed sessions. It has all been evidence related to alleged damage or harm caused by Manning. What's Bradley Manning Sorry For? Secrecy Surrounds Evidence Of Harm From WikiLeaks Disclosures. WASHINGTON -- His words were straightforward: "I am sorry.
I am sorry that my actions hurt people. Bradley Manning Proposed for Nobel Peace Prize. PFC Bradley Manning: Is PFC Bradley Manning a hero, or is he a villain? Why. Manning verdict: What you need to know. “I believed that if the general public, especially the American public, had access to the information contained within [the military’s own databases], it could spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and our foreign policy in general as it related to Iraq and Afghanistan.”
That is — according to a statement Bradley Manning made before to the judge in his court martial, Colonel Denise Lind, on February 28 — what first led Manning to begin to leak large volumes of information to WikiLeaks: a desire to make Americans aware of the potential blowback of our counterinsurgency and counterterrorism policies. Kevin Gosztola: Behind the Scenes of the Bradley Manning Trial Ignored by Corporate Media. This is a rush transcript.
Copy may not be in its final form. Lost in the Bradley Manning Narrative: What He Actually Leaked. Do you know that Egyptian torturers received FBI training in Virginia? Were you aware of the fact that American officials were instructed to hide evidence of child abuse by contractors in Afghanistan? Do you know the State Department fought against Haiti raising its minimum wage? Yesterday, Bradley Manning’s trial finally kicked off and with it a conversation about what the people have the right to know. These debates frequently frame discussion within the context of a philosophical question about transparency. These issues are crucially important because the Manning trial stands as something of a referendum on press freedom. The prosecution’s “aiding the enemy” charge hinges on whether or not WikiLeaks material was found at Osama bin laden’s compound.
However, the issues of the leaks themselves, and their importance, are frequently obscured. Many of Manning’s critics, and even some of his supporters, have referred to him as “naïve. " Did the Mainstream Media Fail Bradley Manning? Bradley Manning trial: 10 revelations from Wikileaks documents on Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Europe. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, center, is escorted as he leaves a military court at Fort Meade, Md., on Monday. As Bradley Manning Trial Begins, Press Predictably Misses the Point. Taibbi: Press Predictably Misses The Point In Manning Trial.
It's a long piece, and I suggest you read it all, but here's the heart of Matt Taibbi's latest Rolling Stone piece on the Bradley Manning trial: This whole thing, this trial, it all comes down to one simple equation. If you can be punished for making public a crime, then the government doing the punishing is itself criminal. Manning, by whatever means, stumbled into a massive archive of evidence of state-sponsored murder and torture, and for whatever reason, he released it. The debate we should be having is over whether as a people we approve of the acts he uncovered that were being done in our names.
Bradley Manning Is Guilty of “Aiding the Enemy” – If the Enemy Is Democracy. Of all the charges against Bradley Manning, the most pernicious — and revealing — is “aiding the enemy.” A blogger at The New Yorker , Amy Davidson, raised a pair of big questions that now loom over the courtroom at Fort Meade and over the entire country: * “Would it aid the enemy, for example, to expose war crimes committed by American forces or lies told by the American government?” * “In that case, who is aiding the enemy — the whistleblower or the perpetrators themselves?” When the deceptive operation of the warfare state can’t stand the light of day, truth-tellers are a constant hazard.
And culpability must stay turned on its head. That’s why accountability was upside-down when the U.S. If so, those fellow soldiers have all been notably lucky; the Pentagon has admitted that none died as a result of Manning’s leaks in 2010. In the real world, as Glenn Greenwald has pointed out , prosecution for leaks is extremely slanted. Reddit stumbleupon. Journalists file suit against Manning trial secrecy. A group of journalists including Glenn Greenwald, Julian Assange, Amy Goodman and Kevin Gosztola — all of whom have closely followed the Bradley Manning pretrial proceedings — are filing suit to see the veil of fierce military secrecy lifted from the accused whistleblower’s court martial.
The military judge presiding over the case can currently close a courtroom to the press and public for “security” reasons — citing sensitive classified information. Judge Allows Prosecution To Call Bin Laden Team Member In WikiLeaks Case. FORT MEADE, Md. -- A military judge cleared the way Wednesday for a member of the team that raided Osama bin Laden's compound to testify at the trial of an Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets to the WikiLeaks website. Col. Denise Lind ruled for the prosecution during a court-martial pretrial hearing for Pfc. Evidence al-Qaida “received” WikiLeaks information permitted in Manning trial.
Did the Mainstream Media Fail Bradley Manning? Freedom of the Press Foundation Publishes Leaked Audio of Bradley Manning’s Statement. Glenn Greenwald on Bradley Manning: Prosecutor Overreach Could Turn All Whistleblowing into Treason. This is a rush transcript. WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning Says He Wanted to Show the Public the "True Costs of War"
This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: For the first time, 25-year-old U.S. Manning to Face More Serious Charges in Leak. Private Manning admitted in court on Thursday that he had provided about 700,000 government documents to , the antisecrecy group, in the most extensive leak of confidential and classified material in American history. The Dangerous Logic of the Bradley Manning Case. After 1,000 days in pretrial detention, Private Bradley Manning yesterday offered a modified guilty plea for passing classified materials to WikiLeaks. Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty To Some Charges In WikiLeaks Case. FORT MEADE, Md. — Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American military's "bloodlust" and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Trials of Bradley Manning. Pfc. Turning Their Back on Bradley Manning. Bradley Manning Pretrial Hearing Puts Military On Trial In WikiLeaks Case. Bradley Manning, the NDAA and Wikileaks. US versus Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks, and the Press, the Time Line. Archives.