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Bradley Manning: A Whistle Blower's Court Martial

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Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:54:34 AM

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13611 Posts
Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:53:57 AM
If it were a war for oil Canada would have been a way more valid target.

P.S. Syria has now used nerver gas....wonder where they could have ever gotten such a thing....

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13611 Posts
Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:51:09 AM
@paperduck

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tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3391 Posts
Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:54:31 AM
I see they removed my previous comment. Was it that offensive?

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15132 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 9:29:36 PM
If this were all he did, I might have some sympathy for him.

djwajda
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 851 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 9:21:29 PM
@theguysmiley

Who said it bothered me? I said it was getting old and boring, nothing more. And you're right, it is a free world, that's about the only thing you've said in this thread that has any merit. So by all means continue the same old and tired crap if that is how you get your jollies.


g3n3r1k
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 250 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:30:57 PM
@carmium: you dont deserve the slightest rebuttal. enjoy your cynical fantasy world. lol

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:21:38 PM
djwajda: thanks for letting me know how it affects ya, but it's a free world. If it really bothers you though, do your duty.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:39:51 PM
The more technology turns war into a video game, the more we're going to see guys with little joy sticks in their hands, sitting in an air-conditioned trailer and sipping Cokes a hundred miles from the action, blowing away non-combatants like they're so many insects.

djwajda
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 851 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:46:20 PM
War is hell. Are there bad things done? Yes. But I get so sick and tired of all soldiers being labeled as 'baby killers' or what have you by people that usually have no military experience whatsoever and are simply following the crowd.

@theguysmiley:

Seriously come up with some new trolling tactics. Your drivel is really stale and lacks originality.

paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1709 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:02:25 PM

ROFL!! Now show me how much oil we get from Iraq.

C'mon it's obvious the US is profiting from oil sales now. How many US oil/gas/services/construction companies are over there now? Also, before wars oil was under $30/ barrel, now with all the hands in that pie it's $100/barrel. Yeah right there is no connection.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:43:17 PM

normalfreak2,
"Here's a question that I don't know the answer to. When was the last time an American was convicted of a "War Crime""

Bush & Chaney were convicted of War Crimes in December 2011 in a tribunal held in Malaysia. Tried in absentia, both are still free and at large. Bush is still wanted in several European countries.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3746 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:07:55 PM
@TheGuySmiley - The first group of people they engaged in that clip were insurgents. Then a van pull up and people exit the vehicle to help the insurgents. Not a smart move on their part, in doing that they turned themselves from non-combatants into targets.

While I was over there our rules of engagement were very strict. As grunts on the ground we were only cleared to shoot if we saw one of them with a weapon or if they shot first. A few times I saw with my own eyes a haji who had just shot at us, ran down an alley into a building, ditched his AK and walked out onto the street. We all saw him, we all knew it was him, but there wasn't a damn thing we could do about it because he was "unarmed."

About the children, what the gunner said is true. They purposely put children in positions where they can be injured/killed because they know that kind of sh*t makes the headlines.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13611 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:45:11 PM
@TheGuySmiley

You should take the reporters place and interview kockmed the misunderstood haji!

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:38:36 PM
People around the world are chanting "DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!!!!!..." And this video holds a good clue (to the clueless) as to why they are doing that.

It's sad that nation houses the world's number one terrorist regime, but to sit around and do nothing about it is even worse. Worse still, is the low level the terrorist organization stoops to when its commanders want to cover up it's actions such as this, and continue to trump 'freedom & justice'. It's hypocritical, but most of the world is aware of it's ways.

Too bad this guy is facing such harsh penalties, because he was bold and heroic to release this video to let other people know what he saw. No doubt there are other such videos.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3746 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:34:19 PM
@McGovern1981 - I hated having reporters around period because someone was always stuck having to f*cking babysit them. I'm sure I speak for all combat vets when I say that the last thing I want to do is get my a$$ shot off, or lose one of my Marines, because some reporter got himself in a situation he couldn't handle and we had to go save his dumba$$!

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3746 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:28:52 PM
@pladius - Ah, ok thanks, that clears it up for me. I guess it has something to do with manpower because we always had to do more with less. When I was selected as a fire team leader, which is an NCO Billet on the books, I was a Lcpl. There were usually 1 or 2 per platoon because someone has to fill the position, the rest were almost always Corporals. It would be nice if the rank/promotion systems were more universal between all the branches. That would definitely clear up a lot of confusion, especially since we all work side by side when deployed.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13611 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:26:04 PM
stupid oil war


ROFL!! Now show me how much oil we get from Iraq.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13611 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:25:10 PM
Wow so you mean if you hang out with armed Hajis you might get shot the f**k up who'd of thunk it!!!! Oh look that area just exploded lets drive the kids over there to pick up the weapons and corpses what's the worst that could happen fun for the whole haji bunch family....

pladius
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 27 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:06:20 PM
@whodat6484 - E-4 is automatic because the grade is shared by Specialist and Corporal. It depends on position. Think of it like Master Sergeant and First Sergeant. While corporals are technically nco's, you aren't really considered an nco until E-5 in the Army.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3746 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:55:49 PM
Wow, I kind of had an idea that the Army's promotion system was quicker than the Marine Corps but I didn't know it was that fast!

In the Marine Corps E-2 & E-3 are decentralized. You need at least 6 months TIS & TIG to make E-2, 9 months TIS and 8 months TIG as an E-2 to be promoted to E-3.

Then the "composite score" comes into play when you're looking at making Corporal (E-4) and Sergeant (E-5).

Depending on your MOS you can expect to be a Lcpl (E-3) for a long time. I know some guys who never made it past Lcpl by the time they finished their 4 years, we called them a "Terminal Lance."

normalfreak2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2044 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:51:58 PM
Here's a question that I don't know the answer to. When was the last time an American was convicted of a "War Crime"?

pladius
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 27 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:39:15 PM
Promotions to E-4 are decentralized, meaning, they are basically automatic and at governed at the company level.
To be promoted to E-3 you have to have at least 4 months as an E-2 and have been in the Army for at least 1 year.
Military intelligence soldiers can spend up to a year in training, before they ever reach their first duty station, hence the 'Fresh out of Bootcamp'.
@Andrew155 - The 17-year-old was probably involved in JROTC in high school. There are a few branches of service that will promote enlisted members up to E-3 for 3-4 years of JROTC, the Air Force is one of them.

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:13:39 PM
In the Airforce, you will usually be an E-3 by the time you end up being stationed anywhere. You have regular boot camp, but then they usually send you to a tech school or some other specialty training and by the time you're done with that you're almost always an E-3. That's why on many bases that don't have those training facilities, E-2's are rare and E-1's are nonexistent.

I can't speak to what the army does exactly though. Although I did know somebody who was a PFC when he was 17 in high school. Promotions happened faster during the Iraq war, I think.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3746 Posts
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:48:56 AM
@Gerry1of1 - Not trivia, just clearing up that the rank of E-3 doesn't mean you just made it out of boot camp. It's actually a common misconception by people who have never served in the military.

I guess that's the only part of my comment you actually read since you're being so defensive. If you read the rest, you'll see that I'm on the same side of the argument as you are. He knew that the information was classified, he knew that he had no authorization to release any of the info and he knew what the consequences would be if he got caught.

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