Question Time with Adrian Lamo (Part 27)

The latest of a series of encounters that sees Adrian Lamo tackling his detractors head-on. Topics of interest : 1) The duration of Bradley Manning's Pre-trial detention Read More
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Naomi Colvin @auerfeld
Bradley Manning has been in custody for 15 months; with no court date in sight. It took the US Gvt 4 years to bring Thomas Drake to trial.
Adrián Lamo @6
@auerfeld it's in sight, but by all means keep calling for one to be held before both sides are ready. I'm sure #Manning would love that.
Naomi Colvin @auerfeld
.@6 the earliest possible date for #BradleyManning's court martial is now very close to the second anniversary of his arrest.
Naomi Colvin @auerfeld
.@6 Spending years in detention awaiting trial is problematic, as recognised by those who drew up the US Constitution. #bradleymanning
(((Grace Lidia Suárez))) @gracels
.@auerfeld Manning trial delays are by defense request, right?
Naomi Colvin @auerfeld
.@gracels current delay iis pending "information from the administration", so I don't think so.
Adrián Lamo @6
@auerfeld @Aporcelina Both sides recognize the complexity of the case and are taking the time they need to gather evidence and witnesses.
Adrián Lamo @6
@auerfeld Those who enlist in the .mil waive certain constitutional rights, knowingly and willingly. It's an entirely different system.
Naomi Colvin @auerfeld
.@6 That's just incorrect. Members of the US military have a right to due process - do you need me to look up the reference?
Adrián Lamo @6
@auerfeld Mr. Manning is receiving due process. He will have his Article 32 hearing sometime this year, & unless he pleas, a court martial.
Naomi Colvin @auerfeld
.@6 The judge who sentenced Thomas Drake was v critical of the time it took *his* case to come to trial, worth a read: http://t.co/1A9yCSe
Jezabel Diablo @Jezabeldiablo
So according to @6 due process includes torture and a violation of rights (re: Pfc. Bradley Manning). #wrong
Adrián Lamo @6
@Jezabeldiablo @auerfeld Manning's treatment at Quantico was unpleasant but wasn't torture. Twist my words and I'll have to end this convo.
Jezabel Diablo @Jezabeldiablo
@6 If u disagree/question my qualifications, there is ample research unequivocally stating this type of treatment is torture. @auerfeld
Adrián Lamo @6
@Jezabeldiablo @auerfeld The bitch of it is, there's ample research supporting just about any position one would want to take.
Naomi Colvin @auerfeld
@6 We can leave that one aside pending Juan Mendez' report. "Cruel and inhuman treatment" is still prohibited btw. @Jezabeldiablo
Naomi Colvin @auerfeld
@6 @Jezabeldiablo "cruel and degrading" is the term - excuse me.
Adrián Lamo @6
@UKFriendsofBM I understand what you're pushing for, and how you think it'd help Brad, but an unprepared court martial would only harm him.
Bradley Manning UK @UKFriendsofBM
@6 I appreciate your concern for my motivations, but you're not the person to be making that assessment.
Adrián Lamo @6
@UKFriendsofBM With no offense intended, I'm at this point better-informed on the progress of the case and the state of the defendant.
Naomi Colvin @auerfeld
.@6 The former may possibly be the case, but I doubt very much the latter. What are you basing that on, as a matter of interest?
Naomi Colvin @auerfeld
@6 You're at liberty to end the convo at any point you wish, but I think you shd clarify yr ability to talk on "the state of the defendant."
Adrián Lamo @6
@auerfeld I'd like to, & I'm sure you'll ridicule my response, but I'm not able to name my source. They /explicitly/ asked to be protected.
Susanne Maier @gerge42
@6 @UKFriendsofBM So being TOLD about Manning`s condition makes u an expert of how it really IS?
Adrián Lamo @6
@gerge42 I said "informed". I didn't say we hooked up and had pillow talk.
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