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  •  Wow (0+ / 0-)

    Quoted above from the report:

    ...Before the transfer of Pfc Manning to Fort Leavenworth, the Special Rapporteur requested an opportunity to interview him in order to ascertain the precise conditions of his detention.
    (my emphasis)
    The rest of the paragraph is clearly related to what transpired before Manning was moved to Fort Leavenworth.

    But it seems that it is not the truth you are looking for; ...instead decided to prefer to believe whatever would best facilitate Manning's continued martyrdom.

    That gives away your true colors - I guess the rule of law is a quaint notion...

    Paranoia strikes deep. Into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid. You step out of line, the man come and take you away. - S. Stills

    by ask on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 01:27:08 PM PDT

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    •  So against the direct quote that (0+ / 0-)

      his solitary confinement was terminated upon his transfer, you bring up the fact that before his transfer, the precise conditions of his detentions could not be determined. Um, what?

      Why would the report say that his solitary confinement terminated upon his transfer if, as you apparently infer (with no justification at all) that whether he is in solitary confinement is one of the "precise conditions of his detention" that couldn not be ascertained?

      Fail.

      •  By the way, there's also something called Google. (0+ / 0-)

        http://www.guardian.co.uk/...

        His new life of detention is also considerably less lonely. There are five other pretrial prisoners and Manning spends much of the day in their company. His cell is connected to a common area used by four of the detainees with a television and exercise machine, table and shower area.
        How does that fit in with your elaborately constructed worldview pieced together from out-of-context quotes and your own erroneous assumptions? Wait, don't tell me: The Guardian is in on the conspiracy, right?
      •  Willfully obtuse (0+ / 0-)

        The report says none of what you claim.

        On the other hand, it states this:

        The Special Rapporteur thanks the Government of the United States of America for its response to the communication dated 13 May 2011 requesting a private unmonitored meeting with Private Bradley Manning. Regrettably, to date the Government continues to refuse to allow the Special Rapporteur to conduct private, unmonitored, and privileged communications with Private Manning, in accordance with the working methods of his mandate (E/CN.4/2006/6 paras. 20-27).
        The UN's Special Rapporteur can still not get private access to Manning. Ask why not?

        Paranoia strikes deep. Into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid. You step out of line, the man come and take you away. - S. Stills

        by ask on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 02:10:42 PM PDT

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        •  I'm sorry, I am directly quoting the report. (0+ / 0-)

          I am not responsible for educating you in Reading Comprehension 101.

          See also the Guardian article. Good day, sir.

          •  Good day to you as well (0+ / 0-)

            Nowhere have you quoted from the report, except once in order to derail the discussion.

            This is not a post on Manning's solitary confinement, it is a post noting the report of the UN Special Rapporteur and its findings. A report pretty much ignored by US media, but getting a bit of attention here in Europe.

            My reading comprehension is doing well.

            Instead of trolling this diary you should write your own on how Manning is being overly coddled while in detention and why the rule of law should not apply to him.

            Paranoia strikes deep. Into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid. You step out of line, the man come and take you away. - S. Stills

            by ask on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 01:58:44 AM PDT

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            •  Haha, ok, you wore me down.... (0+ / 0-)

              READING COMPREHENSION 101

              PROBLEM ONE

              A commentator at Daily Kos states that Manning's solitary confinement ended a year ago when he was transferred. The commentator:

              A) Means exactly what he says, that Manning's solitary confinement ended a year ago when he was transferred.

              B) Is actually commenting on and approving of all other conditions of Manning's confinement, such as his access to UN Inspectors.

              Since this is your first exposure to the principles of reading comprehension, I will give you three guesses. But since you are such a clever lad, I suspect you will only need two.

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