Bradley Manning now tweeting; Judges order military to refer to him as her

Good Monday morning and I pray everyone enjoyed a very blessed Passover and Easter — Happy Resurrection Day. On Saturday night I had the pleasure and honor of attending my very first Passover Seder at the home of our dear friends, Beverly and David Strauss of Boca Raton. We enjoyed a traditional Passover Seder with the complete readings. The final words are very poignant for these times, “Next year in Jerusalem” — we pray so.

So now it’s back to business and the story I am about to share with you is just disconcerting to say the least.

As reported by the UK Telegraph, “Chelsea Manning (I am sorry, former Army PFC Bradley Manning), the U.S. soldier serving a 35-year prison sentence for passing a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks, started posting on Twitter on Friday, with help from supporters.”

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“Within minutes of her first tweets, Ms Manning had recruited more than 5,000 followers under the handle @xychelsea. In her initial tweets, Ms Manning acknowledged she had no Internet access behind bars and that she was dictating comments to a communications company by telephone. Ms Manning already writes occasional commentaries for The Guardian newspaper’s American edition, offering her take on U.S. foreign policy.”

“The former army intelligence analyst was convicted in August 2013 of espionage and other offenses after admitting to handing over more than 700,000 classified documents, including military intelligence reports and State Department cables, to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.”

First of all, it is rather disturbing to read this article referring to Manning as “Ms.” but the article explained why. “On Ms Manning’s request, judges have ordered the military to address her in gender-neutral or feminine terms in court documents as she completes her transition to life as a woman.”

And just recently the U.S. Army has approved hormone therapy for Manning’s gender “reassignment.”

Now, let me figure this one out, we have our young men and women — and their families — struggling to make ends meet and the Army is about to expend taxpayer dollars for hormone treatments for a Soldier convicted of espionage?

Our Army is nearing its lowest levels of personnel since 1939 and we’re taking orders from a judge as to how its soldiers are to be addressed?

I suppose what concerns me the most is whether Army 1LT Clint Lorance is being allowed to dictate tweets from behind the bars of Ft. Leavenworth. Yes, does anyone remember LT Lorance from Texas who is serving a 20-year sentence for killing the enemy in Afghanistan?

Or how about the case of U.S. Army Special Forces Major Matthew Golsteyn, about whom we reported here, who was stripped of his Special Forces tab and his Silver Star with Valor award revoked and his recommendation for the Distinguished Service Cross trashed by the Secretary of the Army, John McHugh?

I can only ask a simple question: what is happening in the U.S. Army?

I’m glad to know official charges were FINALLY brought forth against Bowe Bergdahl — but how long will it be before the Article 32 hearing and Courts-martial are begun? I can tell you simply, it should not take more than one month to get this rolling — and remember, Bergdahl isn’t being subjected to pre-trial confinement. Of course there’s the blather coming from the Bergdahl leftist progressive excusers saying he has suffered enough – but that was the consequence of his own decision. And consider the suffering of those six soldiers who lost their lives searching for a deserter.

Has our U.S. military now become nothing more than a playground for the antics of social egalitarians and counter-culture lobbying? It’s not the mission of the U.S. Military to support personal lifestyle choices.

As a matter of fact, the military should not succumb to the whims of the individual because it is in the business of molding the individual into being an integral part of a cohesive unit.

When we allow the special interest influences of groups embarking upon what they term the “social good” or “social justice” you end up having a military less focused on readiness and more focused “gender reassignment.” I can hear those detractors trying to equate this to the integration of blacks — sorry, I am as God made me, and would never ask the Army to have given me a “racial reassignment” treatment.

From Crispus Attucks to the 54th Massachusetts to the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments to the 369th Infantry “Hell Fighters of Harlem” to the Tuskegee Airmen to the Montford Point Marines to the 555th “Triple Nickel” Airborne Regiment — these men set the conditions for men and women such as myself to serve with honor and distinction — sorry Susan Rice. They did not ask for special treatments or consideration. They just asked to serve and prove their steadfast loyalty to fight for liberty and freedom that they hoped one day would be theirs. How have we devolved into this belief that the individual is more important that the unit?

This case of Army soldier Bradley Manning — no judge is going to make me refer to him any differently — serves as another sad reminder of where the priorities are for the Obama administration when it comes to our U.S. military.

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14RB
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Riddle me this: What happens when some kooky lawyer approaches some kooky judge with the theory that Chelsea should not be in prison for crimes committed by a guy called Bradley?

pete
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Well Frank Gorshin,
Depending on which circuit court heard it, it’d get tossed out or go through a series of hearings. Many people have changed their sexual “identity” and names, but that does not exonerate them from past criminal actions any further than finding Jesus allows them to have their sentence commuted.

You do pose an interesting question, but I don’t believe (not yet anyways) that the legal system has reached a convoluted state to release someone for that reason.

Michael Taylor
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Possibly the scariest comment I have ever heard. It would not surprise me a bit if/when this happens.

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LydiasDad
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The army isn’t what it once was. Can you imagine what Patton would say?

pete
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It’d be colorful.

grace4given
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This is not my father’s military. My father was a Navy psychiatrist during WWII and one of his main jobs was to weed out homosexuals because they were a security threat. Well…we can see that part hasn’t changed.

Paul Sheridan
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Two words:
Alan. Turing.

CheetoBuster
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We are talking United States not British policy! What happened to Turing was sad, and he in no way flaunted his gayness so there is no comparison here.

Paul Sheridan
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So gays are only a security risk when they’re not British? Or only when they flaunt their gayness?

LydiasDad
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Two words: Not military.

Paul Sheridan
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So gays aren’t a security threat as long as they’re not technically serving in uniform? He wasn’t in the military per se but he was deeply involved in military intelligence activities. WWII would have gone on a lot longer if some psychiatrist had weeded him out of Bletchley Park.

Chris
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So how is Bradley doing? is HE doing okay? Because I want to make sure HE is doing just fine now. I know how prison could affect people like HIM. After all, HE could be in a lot of danger.

Spicy Ray Swinehart-Patrick
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Spicy Ray Swinehart-Patrick

He’s obviously not ok. He thinks he’s a girl.

Rafael X
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Just what we need on Monday morning. Conservative musings on Private Manning’s privates. Happy Easter.

mfh
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Some of us don’t like our taxes going to this type of crap. But you wouldn’t understand that if you don’t have a job.

Rafael X
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If you want to manage tax money run for office. Some of you need to realize you are not the only one that pay taxes in this country.

cweat
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We do realize this Rafael and are entitled to speak our minds about it just as you are. Typical crap. You scream the loudest for insane bs but don’t think anyone should be able to speak against it.

Paul Franklin
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Remember when spies were summarily executed so expeditiously ????

Paul Sheridan
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When was that?

Paul Franklin
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The Rosenburgs come to mind .

Paul Sheridan
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They had a trial though, so it wasn’t a summary execution.

Paul Franklin
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You are correct I miss read the dates it was two years from conviction to execution rather than mere months.

plumberskid
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A long, long time ago…(WWI and WWII)

Kevin Stall
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Not that long ago, it was still the rule in the 60’s and into the 70’s. Though the Russians in Afghanistan did continue it in the 80’s.

akatom3565
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My question out of this is how many other behind bars have access to this type of thing and just imagine all the ways this could be misused. Lastly who the hell follows this POS. The NSA whould be following these people everywhere.

K-Bob
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Here’s an idea: from now on, we’ll drop the his and her, and just refer to the GBLT-soup folks by the chromosomes they bear.

Manning’s an XY. Always will be.

El Gato
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He might be an XYY, or XXY. but he was born with male equipment.

DenverKitty
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Brad, you need to end your “suffering”.

Papaiii
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These judges are very left leaning liberals, probably appointed by Obama. Recent, I read where a convicted murder on death row was going to have a sex change. The procedure was ordered by a judge and yes the tax payers will pay for it.

FRANCES LOUISE
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Real simple – the problem isn’t what is between his legs but what is between his ears! I don’t even know anymore what the profession of psychiatry/psychology is for – they capitulated long ago when the gaystapo got them to redefine what had been from the beginning of the science of psychology a pathological condition – homosexuality – redefined it to just an “alternate lifestyle” from there the flood gates opened to defining anything and everything as acceptable except trying to live a moral, decent, clean life in line with biblical principles in a corrupt, vulgar and profane and godless… Read more »
CheetoBuster
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Why the [email protected] do prisoners get to use computers to post online??

Capt_Morgan
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Is he in a women’s prison?

Conan_the_Contrarian
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Changing the faucet doesn’t fundamentally change the house. Put this traitor in gen-pop, if he wants to be a girl, they’ll make him one pretty quickly….