This WikiLeaks guy has announced that he will be releasing 15,000 more Pentagon secret documents.
photo from the NYT
Last week in the NYT, Ginger Thompson wrote what was a predictable and pathetic story on PFC BradleyManning (the “alleged” document leaker) and what a terrible life he had before he started leaking classified documents to his online pals.
He spent part of his childhood with his father in the arid plains of central Oklahoma, where classmates made fun of him for being a geek. He spent another part with his mother in a small, remote corner of southwest Wales, where classmates made fun of him for being gay.
According to Thompson, Manning was so “desperate for acceptance” that he did what is unthinkable to our men and women in uniform: he gave away secrets that he was entrusted with – secrets that could very well endanger the lives of his comrades and those who are assisting us.
“I’ve been isolated so long,” Private Manning wrote in May [to an friend online.]
Survival was something Private Manning began learning as a young child in Crescent. His father, Brian Manning, was also a soldier and spent a lot of time away from home, former neighbors recalled. His mother, Susan Manning, struggled to cope with the culture shock of having moved to the United States from her native Wales, the neighbors said.
We are supposed to feel sorry fot this guy? He got bullied as a kid. Didn’t all of us at some point in time? He came from a broken home. Haven’t many Americans also? What did he do? Join the military. How stupid is that to do as a gay man? Like he would not be more isolated or like he wouldn’t be treated as bad or worse than he was in high school. I mean seriously, if you were a gay high school student who felt isolated and bullied, would joining the military be top on your list of career choices?
So he’s getting back at everyone who abused and mistreated him and he has valid reasons to do so – according to Thompson. We just need to understand him and accept that he had a horrible life (mostly at the hands of homophobes) that inevitably led him to treason.
Hey wait! then it’s all our fault! Manning cannot be held responsible for this treason. The American people and the military are responsible for creating this creature and the circumstances that led to the release of all these dangerous documents.
Doesn’t this all sound a lot like Oliver Stone and his attempts to put “Hitler in context”? Or like Imam Rauf who said that Osama Bin Laden was “American made”? The left is hell bent on blaming the American people for the atrocities of the insane.
I accept no blame for these monsters and I won’t be accountable for their horrendous acts. I have no sympathy and no mercy for this PFC and I make no apologies for it. He needs a quick trial and a quicker hanging. He’s a traitor to his nation. I felt the same way about Timothy McVay. There can be no tolerance for this in a time when information is almost impossible to keep secret.