National Insecurity

Forty years ago, a soldier–and I use the word lightly–like PFC Bradley Manning, accused Wikileaker, would have quickly been cashiered from the army (assuming he would have gotten in in the first place), not given a security clearance and a job as an intelligence analyst.  At that time, the granting of a National Security Agency clearance took six months of comprehensive background checks, none of which I suspect a troubled young pederast like Manning would have survived.  But that was in the halcyon pre-PC days, when serious deviations from accepted societal norms were recognized by the military and intelligence services as unacceptable qualities in persons entrusted with the handling of national secrets.  We’re a more enlightened people now.

Bradley Manning: Poster Boy for ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

“Do you have to actually wear a dress to be captured by the Army’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ dragnet?”

Domestic Enemies:

Berkeley Considers Declaring Bradley Manning a Hero

Sure.  Hang his portrait in the Berkeley Hall of Heroes with all the other Bayside icons–Che, Mao, Fidel, Ho Chi Minh, and Hanoi Jane. Well, you’ll get no argument here that people like PFC Manning shouldn’t be hung.

About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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13 Responses to National Insecurity

  1. The Berkeley Hall of Heroes is filled with weasels. It just figures that Manning would qualify for the “honors” there.

  2. Great find on that Ann Coulter article. And thanks for the info. I actually had no idea Manning was gay. Hasn’t been mentioned in most news accounts. Hmm.

    • Bob Mack says:

      New Coulter article: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Call Our Troops Homophobes

      “Today’s military features ‘victim advocates’ and sensitivity training facilitators, the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services personnel and a million other goo-goo positions. How did we ever take the shores of Normandy without a phalanx of ‘sensitivity training’ counselors?

      No one has any need to be reassured that the military’s ‘social action’ staff will enjoy working with gays. Whatever a career in ‘social action’ entails, it better be gay-friendly. Frankly, it’s appalling the Pentagon’s poll of all military personnel and their families didn’t produce better numbers for the gays.

      We’re interested in what the men who fight think. As the Pentagon study itself reports: ‘A higher percentage of service members in war-fighting units predicted negative effects.”

  3. Bob Mack says:

    Russia Suggests Nobel Peace Price For Assange: In what appears to be a calculated dig at the US, the Kremlin urged non-governmental organisations to think seriously about “nominating Assange as a Nobel Prize laureate”.

    “Public and non-governmental organisations should think of how to help him,” the source from inside president Dmitry Medvedev’s office told Russian news agencies.

    But no mention of PFC Manning…Russian homophobia? Sympathy for the devil, but not his disciple?

  4. AFVET says:

    Obama is a pushover, and the rest of the world leaders know it.
    China owns our debt, the Russians are salivating over the next two years of the Obama regime.
    I submit, that if the new congress really ratchets down on Obama, the world leaders will see his weakness, and the American People’s resolve to take this country back.
    Obama hates this country.
    No President has ever bowed to any foreign leader.
    I have never seen any foreign leader bow to our President.
    Barack Obama is a disgrace to this country, and needs to be taught a lesson.

    Security clearances are granted to people that deserve them.
    I had one while serving.
    Why are the politicians exempt from the same scrutiny ?

  5. TexasFred says:

    A few years ago and Manning would have been stood against a wall and shot… Still not out of the question, but highly unlikely under the Obama regime…

  6. Angel says:

    Obama’s marxmen would miss anyway… amen BOB!

  7. Ike Jakson says:

    I wanted to say what follows but when I opened your Post I noticed that virtually everyone else feel the same way and just used different words.

    The military is run by weakling politicians today; in your days real men were in charge.

    This would never happen in Russia or China, guys; we should take note.

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