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Bradley Manning And Adult-Onset Islam
Here is a news report on Bradley Manning, the apparent source of all the stuff about Afghanistan and Pakistan and the American military that Julian Assange has been self-righteouslly posting urbi et orbi:
This undated photo obtained by The Associated Press shows Bradley Manning, the prime suspect in the leaking of Afghan war files to the whistleblower website Wikileaks.org.
LONDON — Bradley Manning, the prime suspect in the leaking of the Afghan war files, raged against his Army employers and "society at large" on his Facebook page in the days before he allegedly downloaded thousands of secret memos, a U.K. newspaper reported Saturday.
The U.S. Army intelligence analyst, who is half British and went to school in Wales, U.K., appeared to sink into depression after a relationship break-up, the Daily Telegraph said. It quoted Manning as posting he didn't "have anything left" and was "beyond frustrated."
In an apparent swipe at the Army, Manning also wrote: "Bradley Manning is not a piece of equipment," and quoted a joke about "military intelligence" being an oxymoron, the Telegraph said.
The Facebook revelations come as The New York Times reported that Army investigators were broadening their inquiry about the recent disclosure of classified military information to include Manning's friends and associates who may have helped the alleged leaker.
Manning, 22, is on suicide watch after being transferred from Kuwait to a Washington, D.C., prison, where he is awaiting court martial.
He is suspected of leaking more than 90,000 secret military documents to the Wikileaks website in a security breach that U.S. officials claim has endangered the lives of serving soldiers and Afghan informers.
Supporters claim the war logs leak exposed Afghan civilian deaths covered up by the military.
I find it passing strange, I find it almost incredible, that Bradley Manning did not convert to Islam and then work from within the American military to help the cause of Muslims.
I can't get over it. He didn't convert to Islam, despite exhibiting all the early signs of Adult-Onset Islam.
Perhaps he was a little impatient. Perhaps he felt there simply wasn't time. Or perhaps it didn't occur to him.
But it will occur to other bradley-mannings in the future, as it has in the past.
And not all of them will be detected, and some of them will, no doubt, rise high in the army, the police, and the civilian governments of the West.
And we will figure it out too late.