Poor Pvt Manning and His "Abusive" Treatmet by the US Marines

#1
Since this article:The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention - WikiLeaks - Salon.com is making the rounds on behalf of the stalwart Pvt. Manning, I wanted to at least add what I think is a fair observation to balance the usual "slant" of Salon and in particular that of this article.

I have much personal experience with the USMC brig at our base at Quantico, Virginia (not as a resident I might add) and assuming that the staff there are as professional as I found them to be in the past, I can say with little equivocation that, notwithstanding the "rigor" of the facility, the stalwart Pvt. Manning is safer and better cared for there than he would be in any other federal facility.

Given the nature of the charges and their notoriety (in US prisons at least, it is well documented that the regular inmate populations take great glee in bringing "famous" inmates down from their pedestals in various sordid and violent ways), his proudly displayed "proclivities" and his "boyishly innocent" appearance, I feel even more confident in my assumption.

IMO, he should hope that the Salon article does not result in his being transferred from the safety and tender care of his present accommodations.
 
#2
"boyishly innocent appearance"?? all i see is an odious treacherous little prick with a face ud never tire of punching
 
#3
"boyishly innocent appearance"?? all i see is an odious treacherous little prick with a face ud never tire of punching
Are you a "resident" of one of our prisons perchance? ;-)
 
#4
im too pretty to be incarcerated in a US prison. my arrse wouldn't stay virginal long!
 
#5
The writer of that article seems to have the same misconception about prisons or brigs as quite a lot of our media/politicians and public have, namely that they now believe that incarceration in itself is a fitting punishment to nearly every crime.

The fact of the matter is, that prisons were originally places where people were sent to be punished, not as a punishment in themselves!

I for one think that the Marine Corps still has the right idea, even if he is only being punished to stop him from being brought down a peg by less salubrious souls in a supermax pen.
 
#6
im too pretty to be incarcerated in a US prison. my arrse wouldn't stay virginal long!
What? You have an arrse like an early spinet with the strings parallel to the keyboard, popular in 16th- and 17th-century houses. What would happen to it? Streched into a curch organ.
 
#7
The writer of that article seems to have the same misconception about prisons or brigs as quite a lot of our media/politicians and public have, namely that they now believe that incarceration in itself is a fitting punishment to nearly every crime.

The fact of the matter is, that prisons were originally places where people were sent to be punished, not as a punishment in themselves!

I for one think that the Marine Corps still has the right idea, even if he is only being punished to stop him from being brought down WITH a "peg" by less salubrious souls in a supermax pen.
What you said with but a few minor edits. ;-)
 
#8
I'll accept your edits as they are more amusing than my original sentiments! :-D

And obviously more in tune with the USMC / Americana way if doing things!
 
#9
I'll accept your edits as they are more amusing than my original sentiments! :-D

And obviously more in tune with the USMC / Americana way if doing things!

USMC??? At least not for now but it does look like this "enlightened" aspect of "Americana" will be forced on the USMC along with our apparently more compliant sister services by our current Masters.
 

the_boy_syrup

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#10
Perhaps the USMC should allow him some access to newspapers
They could pop lots of press stories about how a load of no mark "celebs" helped his mate Julian get bail and how he's now residing in a large country manor
That should cheer him up for Christmas
 
#11
Perhaps the USMC should allow him some access to newspapers
They could pop lots of press stories about how a load of no mark "celebs" helped his mate Julian get bail and how he's now residing in a large country manor
That should cheer him up for Christmas
I am sure that given the higher principles (that we are told by Messrs. Manning and Assange et al. are the only reasons they have done what they have done) involved in all this that Pvt. Manning will be comforted in the sure knowledge that he is yet another poor martyr in the "cause."
 
#12
So he's jailed in shite conditions - Diddums! Sell your country out and receive a shitty life, unfuckinlucky! Good deterrent me thinks.
 
#13
USMC??? At least not for now but it does look like this "enlightened" aspect of "Americana" will be forced on the USMC along with our apparently more compliant sister services by our current Masters.
My fault, I didn't mean that the USMC would introduce Manning to a "peg" given the chance, just that you as an American and a Marine would have a better idea of the MC and America wider ways of doing things. Decidedly different, as I am sure they are.

All we get in blighty are shows like "America's most notorious prisons" and "Prison Break" to base our knowledge on...

T_B_S - I like your idea it has a certain festive class to it.
 
#15
My fault, I didn't mean that the USMC would introduce Manning to a "peg" given the chance, just that you as an American and a Marine would have a better idea of the MC and America wider ways of doing things. Decidedly different, as I am sure they are.

All we get in blighty are shows like "America's most notorious prisons" and "Prison Break" to base our knowledge on...

T_B_S - I like your idea it has a certain festive class to it.
;-)..........
 
#16
Shit beret as well, a crime that should be punishable by death.
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
Shit beret as well, a crime that should be punishable by death.
It'll make the film more realistic
Wonder which Brit actor they'll choose?
 
#19
You might also be pleased to know that Julian Assange has been 'enraged' by the leaking of some of the files on his alleged sexual assault in Sweden including the quote 'Not only had it been the world's worst screw, it had also been violent.' (Sunday Times).
Hoist by his own petard indeed.
 
#20
Fcuk him and the leaky horse he rode in on. That bloke is going to get one of the best book deals ever written. I wish someone would bang me up for a few months for a 'crime of conscience' in Kuwait. He'll make a mint touring the university circuit, expounding his wisdom and get paid handsomely for it. I would say "and all the student fanny he could wish for" but this group havent had the best of luck so far in that respect.
 

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