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Today Chelsea Manning walked free – and she’s actually kinda hot

Today Chelsea Manning walked free, and she’s actually kinda hot.

Just kidding — that’s revolting. Manning is homely as fuck, which you have to admit even if you’re one of the bleeding hearts who thinks he was treated unfairly (which could possibly include some of our own flunkies, though we doubt it). Today the former Army intelligence private returned to civilian life after serving seven years in a military prison. His crime is considered to be the largest leak of classified and sensitive material in U.S. history.

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Manning, now identifying herself as a particularly ill-favored woman, gave a statement via the American Civil Liberties Union.

“I am looking forward to so much! Whatever is ahead of me is far more important than the past. I’m figuring things out right now — which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me.”

Manning’s attorney later said,

“Through extended periods of solitary confinement and up against the government’s insistence on denying her medical care and existence as a woman, Chelsea has emerged with grace, resilience, and an inspiring amount of love for others.”

One can only hope that “inspiring amount of love for others” is sufficient to atone for Manning’s treason.

Said Amnesty International USA of the release,

“Chelsea’s treatment is especially galling given that nobody has been held accountable for the alleged crimes that she brought to light. While we celebrate her freedom, we will continue to call for an independent investigation into the potential human rights violations she exposed, and for protections to be put in place to ensure whistleblowers like Chelsea are never again subjected to such appalling treatment.”

Manning, formerly known as Bradley Edward Manning, U.S. Army, was convicted in A July of 2013 court martial of violating the Espionage Act (one charge among a total of 22 offenses, including Article 104, Aiding the Enemy). He was found guilty of disclosing over 700k classified or sensitive documents to WikiLeaks and sentenced to 35 years in prison. That sentence was later commuted by President Barack Obama.

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The maximum sentence of Article 104 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (Aiding the Enemy) is the death penalty. Manning pled guilty to ten of the charges and was eventually convicted of seventeen others, plus amended versions of four more.

In early 2014 the District Court of Kansas granted a petition to legally change Manning’s name from Bradley to Chelsea. Later that year the DoD approved a request by “Army leadership” to provide “required medical treatment” for gender dysphoria.

Blah blah blah the USDB (United States Disciplinary Barracks, Ft. Leavenworth) approved hormone treatment, blah blah blah. The ACLU says the delay in approving Manning’s hormone treatments came at a significant cost to Manning’s health blah blah blah Amnesty International posted a letter from Manning, blah blah ACLU says the army will grant the request for gender transition therapy. Blah blah blah Cosmopolitan magazine says Manning feels painful and awkward because he/she can’t grow out his/her hair, blah blah blah five day hunger strike, blah blah blah. Fuck that guy.

So, anyway, the DoD paid for hormone therapy and agreed to provide gender transition surgery to a convicted military felon doing time at the USDB, and pursuant to the President’s instruction released that felon after serving seven years of the original sentence of 35.

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Yes, we’re aware all of this is perfectly legal. We know we have to accept what the UCMJ and the criminal justice system hands down whether we agree with it or not, or we’re hypocritical. We’re fully aware of (though find it difficult to agree with or condone, not that it matters) the reasons the Obama administration cited for reducing the sentence. It’s a little tougher to find any necessity for the gender change business though, except to avoid negative publicity or political pressure. We also have no sympathy for anyone who, in our opinion, aids and abets the enemy. It’s perfectly legal that Manning goes free.

And it’s perfectly legal for us to think Manning is a loathsome creature. We’re completely within our rights to say,”Fuck that guy, even if he does say he’s a girl, he fucking pled guilty to betraying his country,” just as other folks are completely within their rights to disagree.

You can read more about this (if you can stomach it) here on the Military Times, here on NPR, or here on Al Jazeera, or here on USA Today.

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11 Comments

  1. Do you guys really want to try and associate that photo of Ms. Valencia with Bradley Manning? Angie probably has some very dangerous friends if you make her an enemy.

  2. It all boils down to what the article said: Fuck that guy.

    Wanna get dickbent about that? Go ahead but when the plea was entered he was a he and had not yet said otherwise. So, it was a guy that plead guilty. So, again: FUCK THAT GUY.

  3. To me HIS name will always be Bradley. HE does not command enough respect to refer to be called anything else. He committed his crimes under that name, and such it will ever be in my view.

    He should should be thankful he isn’t on his way to a firing squad.

    If a man formerly named Bruce, for instance, wants to be called Caitlain and referred to as her, not my thing but I will comply out of simple courtesy due a fellow citizen.

    Bradley Manning forfeited that respect and courtesy when he committed treason.

  4. So Jackass in a ‘woman costume’ goes to prison, but Hill’ry Clinton gets a deliscious hummer from Jim Comey.

    This is not a nation of laws.

    1. Does the DoD not pony up for other inmates medical care? Who the fuck are you to deny someone treatment just because you have some bullshit moralistic hang up and/or discomfortable indifference to people who’s shit you don’t understand/believe in? Lotta assholes out there who “blah blah blah” PTSD the way you do gender issues, so should we stop providing mental health treatment to inmates with PTSD? Who gets to be the deciding authority on whose psychological issues are bullshit? They handing out medical degrees at Sand Hill now? No? Then maybe you should stick to the treason where you have a leg to stand on and not make yourself look like a gigantic fucking asshat bitching about the trans guy getting over on the government dime… from fucking PRISON.

      1. If you can’t figure out the difference between a combat vet with ptsd and a wacko who wants to chop his dick off, gtfo.

      2. Isn’t the point of prison to make the person uncomfortable as a punishment for the crimes they were convicted of? I mean, isn’t prison in and of itself supposed to be a mild form of psychological punishment? Isn’t that the WHOLE point?

        Next you’re gonna bitch that he/she/whatever was denied a 27 speed vibrating buttplug, which the taxpayer should have shelled out for because “mental health”.

        This wasn’t asking for some psyche meds or a therapist. This was asking for a hugely expensive gender reassignment surgery as a pretext for a transfer to women’s accommodations and asking for it to be free.

        Now, I don’t have a problem with the trans community, but even if this wasn’t a bullshit pretext it comes down to this: When this traitor gets “medical care” the fucking VA won’t cover for people NOT convicted of treason, well that’s bullshit. It’s not transphobia or whatever else you want to call it. It’s a traitor getting a higher level of care and attention than someone who served with honor and distinction.

      3. Sick people get treatment for diseases. Equating an individual’s want of cosmetic change is stupid. I want a new truck..I feel dysphoria because of it. Remedy me by buying a new one, please. Same thing. Spending tax money on purely elective surgery is stupid. Someone who says they are suicidal because they can’t have surgery need therapy, not surgery. Anyone who thinks different is dumb as a box of rocks. I have an old military injury that the VA has never helped with. But this jackass gets this while in prison for treason? Yeah, it’s a big damn deal. It’s my money. Not his. NOT HIS AND NOT FOR THIS.

      4. Sure. They should provide therapy and counseling. Just like they would with someone with Anorexia… not liposuction.

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