11 March 2013

PFC Bradley Manning's Statement

The Defense has been given permission to publish a redacted version of the statement PFC Manning read during his providence inquiry on 28 February 2013 where he pled guilty to certain lesser included offenses. 

PFC Manning wrote his statement over the course of several days while in pretrial confinement.  Although the confinement facility authorized PFC Manning access to a computer to type the statement, he was not permitted to save any information on the computer.  This restriction required PFC Manning to print whatever he had typed at the end of each day.  Accordingly, there are several pages where the typed information ends prior to the bottom of the page.   


  1. PTSD is a little understood illness :(

  2. Dale Kramer What are the symptoms of PTSD?
    PTSD can cause many symptoms. These symptoms can be grouped into three categories:
    1. Re-experiencing symptoms:
    Flashbacks—reliving the trauma over and over, including physical symptoms like a racing heart or sweating
    Bad dreams
    Frightening thoughts.
    Re-experiencing symptoms may cause problems in a person’s everyday routine. They can start from the person’s own thoughts and feelings. Words, objects, or situations that are reminders of the event can also trigger re-experiencing.
    2. Avoidance symptoms:
    Staying away from places, events, or objects that are reminders of the experience
    Feeling emotionally numb
    Feeling strong guilt, depression, or worry
    Losing interest in activities that were enjoyable in the past
    Having trouble remembering the dangerous event.
    Things that remind a person of the traumatic event can trigger avoidance symptoms. These symptoms may cause a person to change his or her personal routine. For example, after a bad car accident, a person who usually drives may avoid driving or riding in a car.
    3. Hyperarousal symptoms:
    Being easily startled
    Feeling tense or “on edge”
    Having difficulty sleeping, and/or having angry outbursts.
    Hyperarousal symptoms are usually constant, instead of being triggered by things that remind one of the traumatic event. They can make the person feel stressed and angry. These symptoms may make it hard to do daily tasks, such as sleeping, eating, or concentrating.
    It’s natural to have some of these symptoms after a dangerous event. Sometimes people have very serious symptoms that go away after a few weeks. This is called acute stress disorder, or ASD. When the symptoms last more than a few weeks and become an ongoing problem, they might be PTSD. Some people with PTSD don’t show any symptoms for weeks or months.
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  3. No se rindan por favor. Bradley Manning FREE!!!!


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