With the prosecution pushing to introduce “secret” evidence against Pfc. Bradley Manning, the presiding officer in his preliminary hearing has moved the session behind closed doors, insisting that “protecting classified information is an overriding interest that outweighs the value of an open proceeding.”
The decision removed the public and press from the courtroom, though the Army did say that certain “other government agencies” which they did not identify would be allowed to remain and follow the hearing.
Investigators claim that they found mentions of Julian Assange’s name of Manning’s personal computer, as well as a mention to the nation of Iceland, both of which seemed “out of place” and they say proves that he was the source of the massive dump of classified documents to WikiLeaks.
Army officials say that Manning used his login name as his password on the computer, and that they “got kind of lucky” in breaking into the encrypted files to find the evidence. Details of what was uncovered in the secret hearings are unknown.
9 thoughts on “Manning Hearing Moves Into ‘Secret’ Sessions”
Somehow I get the feeling that kangaroos are involved in this particular trial.
Manning will enjoy the fate of those who oppose the status quo- he will join the likes of Kennedy, Hussein, and ObL. Regardless of the consequences, they could not be allowed to speak or continue their position to 'out' the US on it's policies and teach public about the excesses of it's own government. Our government has placed all its eggs in one basket- the prosecution of Manning- and he cannot be allowed to successfully defend himself or escape punishment in any way lest The Regime(tm) loses any perceived power. I will be very surprised if Manning is even alive this time next year- you know how accidents happen in jail.
Indeed, they kept it open long enough to spout some salacious sexual smears, titillation for the voyeuristic masses. It's all America cares about.
I think it's sad that they (the Archons) no longer even try to look like there is going to be any semblance of justice. Used to be they cared what the public thought of how they handled stuff like this. Now one gets the feeling they would prefer to avoid public scrutiny but just haven't figured out how to accomplish that – yet. But they're working on it. As the Empire strives to keep the masses under more and more control, they'll eventually stop even trying to look, to use a tarnished phrase…"fair and balanced."
"Fair and Balanced" indeed. More like "Fairly Imbalanced" !
Upper half of American society love darkness more then light because their deeds are greedy, they owning 100% of the wealth you see, so they refuse to come into the light for fear their deeds will be exposed. Shame-shame on you Manning.
Now we can all understand the Soviet Union, with their trials, torture, and gulags. One of two things needs to happen at this point: Either we publically vindicate the Soviet Union or we condemn the US. I certainly hope for the sake of mankind we do the later.
Judge Roy Bean would have been proud of the Quality of the Jurisprudence in this hearing!
What men do in secret is always evil.
This trial is a farce. It is a witch hunt! Will they burn him at the stake? Anything is possible in America. Remember Salem?
The American people should free Manning from the clutches of the psychos who are holding him!
F-YEAH!!!!! (to coin a TeamAmerica phrase)…
i imagine a BRAZIL-type commando raid like the one led by Harry Tuttle that rescued Sam Lowry from the clutches of Jack Lint at the very last possible moment.
Or even a million folks wearing V FOR VENDETTA Guy Fawkes (and/or Bradley Manning) masks just walking right into Ft Meade and spiriting the young Private away to freedom, safety, security, and life…….
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