OK, this is the last bloody straw for His Imperial Majesty (h/t Ace):

As homosexual Army soldier Bradley Manning’s treason trial continues at Fort Meade, Maryland, the support he has received from Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been curiously ignored by the major media, now touting Paul as someone who could win the January 3 Iowa Republican Caucuses. Paul has called Manning, a crossdresser with acknowledged mental problems, a “hero” and “patriot” for stealing government secrets and providing them to WikiLeaks.

We really couldn’t care less if that treasonous piss-bag Manning likes to dress up like Tootsie and prefers his vice versa, as in up the Khyber Pass, but did Luap Nor just call a traitor who has endangered the lives of our friends and allies and already caused the death of several of them a “hero” and a “patriot???”

Did we get that right?

Manning, who served as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, is charged with one of the most spectacular and damaging leaks of classified information in this country’s history. The death penalty has been strangely ruled out in his case,

Nothing strange about it, as this nation lost its balls along with its will to enforce its own laws several decades ago. Witness Johnny Taliban and his ludicrous mockery of justice “sentence.”

but he could still face life in prison.

Which is where we’d normally console ourselves with the knowledge that the spineless, traitor pussy would end up as the petukh of a 6’5″ linebacker with the wedding tackle of a thoroughbred Arab stallion. Unfortunately, widdle Bradley would actually enjoy that.

However, speaking at a campaign rally, Paul said that while Manning may have “technically” broken the law against releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, he did so for the purpose of exposing the “horrible things” being carried out by the U.S. Government.

Referring to Manning’s detention before trial, Paul said, “Should he be locked up and imprisoned?” Manning should be seen as a “political hero” and “true patriot who reveals what’s going on,” Paul said.

Damn, Paul, why don’t we erect a statue of him and put him on the Mall? Criminy, why stop there? Let’s declare his birthday a national holiday on which we’re all required to dress up as our mothers and watch Brokeback Mountain on endless repeats. Perhaps we could make the theme music the national anthem?

After all, he did “expose horrible things” being carried out by the U.S. Government, whatever those “horrible things” might be and hey, so what if people in the shit who’ve been putting their lives on the line to provide us with intel get murdered along with their families in the process? Eggs. Omelet. Some breakage required. The Greater Good and all that. Which apparently doesn’t include using intelligence assets to hunt down and destroy our enemies in Dr. Dork’s world.

Assuming, for the sake of argument, because we remain unconvinced, that anything “horrible” was done that posilutely HAD to be leaked by Bradley “Patriot” Manning who was nothing but a misfit sissy pissed off that he couldn’t have pudding as dessert every day, we can only logically conclude that Ron Paul believes that it would have been the duty of an English “patriot” to “blow the whistle” on the British ability to read Enigma.

(UPDATE: Upon further research prompted by LC Xystus, we have learned that some controversy exists regarding the following, and it is only fair to point it out. After the initial claim of Ultra foreknowledge was made by an Ultra man, Group Captain Winterbotham, other Ultra people disputed it, claiming that either no foreknowledge existed at all or that they knew of three possible targets, just not which one of the three would be hit. Who is telling the truth and who’s not is obviously hard to determine, but keep in mind that the raid ultimately cost about 600 lives and caused untold destruction. It’s not hard to see how one might not be interested in being associated with having known in advance of that, no matter what the justification might have been. We report, you decide. Regardless, the point remains: No matter how much or how little Ultra knew in advance, using Luap Nor’s “logic” it would have been “heroic” for somebody to shout it from the rooftops no matter how much damage that would have done to the war effort, and we know now that it would have been immense as the Germans remained ignorant of the breach until the end of the war).

Why is that? Well, as you may or may not know, Ultra (British SIGINT during WWII) had found a way to decode Enigma and the Germans weren’t aware of that. In 1940, Ultra learned, through that, that the Germans were about to bomb the city of Coventry back to the Pleistocene, yet Churchill decided to not take massive measures to protect the city, as it would likely alert the Germans to the fact that the Brits were reading their email.

You can think of that what you will, His Imperial Majesty is conflicted on the issue. On the one hand, the brutal math of war and the situation that the world was in in 1940 dictates that Churchill’s decision was the prudent one. The following years vindicated that, as the Germans continued to be blissfully unaware which played a huge role in the outcome of the U-Boat War for the Atlantic, among many other things. On the other, His Majesty didn’t live in Coventry in 1940, nor does he have any relatives who did, so it’s easy for us to be objective about it.

What can’t be denied is that allowing Coventry to become bombed to a degree where it became a verb to the Germans for “obliterating a city through aerial bombardment” was a truly horrible thing, albeit not quite as horrible as the alternative, which would have been to let the Germans know that their “impenetrable code” had been penetrated, thus depriving the Allies of vital, war-altering intel for the next five years.

So, by The Only Man Who Can Save America’s “logic”, some unnamed Brit at Bletchley Park would have been a “political hero” and a “true patriot” if he had chosen to “blow the whistle” on Ultra’s foreknowledge of the attack and the “horrible thing” they’d done by not acting on it.

Never mind that unknown thousands, tens of thousands, who knows?, millions of people would have died as a result.

Can “Dr” Luap Nor come up with something in the Manning leaks that even approaches the level of horror in letting Coventry be bombed? If not, then our argument stands.

That fucking, doddering, drooling cretin of a self-obsessed truther crank would have been perfectly fine, even praising a traitor who would have given the Nazis the biggest tip-off in the history of World War II.

That’s it.

You’re dead to us, you fuckwit, dead.


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