April 19th, 2011
05:33 PM ET

WikiLeaks suspect sent to Fort Leavenworth, defense official says

U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, suspected of leaking classified information to the WikiLeaks website, is being moved is being moved to the Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, a defense official told CNN.

Manning, 23, had been held at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. He is awaiting a decision on whether he will face a court martial.

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  1. Jerry


    April 19, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |

      That's what I say,Jerry. This man has no right to be in jail. That is outrageous!!!

      April 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ndree

    There is a GENOCIDE in Ivory Coast by the illegal puppet candidate installed by the French after they illegally invaded and destroyed the country OBAMA supports this.
    Obama is a crook and a fraud...even Afro Americans have seen through this egomaniac who takes their votes for granted while voting every measure on the book that can harm them. They are poorer now than ver before while he talks out of both sides of his mouth, and sticking out his big ear to test the winds.
    Right now thousands of innocent peace-loving Christians are being slaughtered in Ivory Coast, after he threw his support behind the French who have been plundering their former colonies forever. He supported the rigged elections to place a puppet President at the head of this country, and now lawless bloodthirsty Moslems from the north have invaded the streets of the capital, as well as the villages, burning, pillaging, slaughtering, terrorizing!
    Even this hypocrite Obama's African father will be turning over in his grave.

    April 19, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |

      Thank you,ndree. That was well stated.

      April 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Sticking out his big ears to test the winds...LoL most powerful leader is Dumbo the Elephant...ndree in all fairness you are complaining about duplicity. You must realize that's a joker card that trumps all truth and common sense. Obama is not the first to play this game and sadly he won't be the last...they play this game on Cnn too!

      April 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy


    April 19, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Fort Leavenworth of lore: During WW2, my uncle enlisted under the "buddy system" whereby farmboy's who hadn't "seen the world" could enlist with a friend, and they would serve together. He and his bud were sent to fight the J-pan-ease in Alaska...the Alution Islands. it was bloody. His first day in the trenches, his friend got shot in the face while next to my uncle. Ivan freaked out. He just started shaking and became catatonic. Sooo they sent him home to get medical care. On the trainride home, something sinister was afoot...(cont.)

    April 19, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ndree

    Shut up, facist pig ruffnutt.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      That wasn't very nice ndree,if you are the real ndree. RUFFNUTT is a good man who knows where it's at.

      April 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip (cont)

    ...on the train ride home, some of the other soldiers were smoking what Ivan thought were cigarettes, and one was offered to him. Already in not the best of shape mentally, not long after his first puff Ivan became irritable. An officer walked in on them and started giving the stoned soldiers the 'what for' and got in my uncle's face. Bewildered and confused, Ivan was in no shape to deal with this situation properly. the officer went down and out with one crushing blow from Ivan's giant fist...he once knocked out a horse for getting out of line. He was arrested, and rather than going home for medical atention, he was sent to Leavenworth, Kansas. Something sinister was awaiting him there as well. (cont)

    April 19, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. IKHAN

    @ ndreeThat is not entirely true.
    The ruthless dictator Gbagbo who ruled Ivory Coast for decades and is responsible for crimes against humanity lost to opposition leader Quattaro in general elections. He is now the internationally recognized president of Ivory Coast.
    However Gbagbo refuses to go & uses his forces to crush & kill supporters of Quattaro. Just in March according to UN figures 400 Quattaro supporters were killed by Gbagbo's forces and they are now retaliating.
    Its a civil war, evry one killing every one else, though there are UN Peace Keepers on the ground.
    Nothing to do with President Obama or his ancestory.
    Your post is misleading.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip (cont)

    Uncle Ivan was imprisoned, and given "medical care" aka drug-therapy for several years, but by the time he was finally released, his brain was, well...mush. My Grandmother had to sign an agreement whereby she would be responsibe for ivan the rest of his days, and Ivan got to go home to Collbran, CO. (pop 200) He never did recover. What was once an healthy young man...shoulderrs as wide as a refrigerator, the heart of a lamb, an honesty heretofore unheard of...became a man lost in another world. I love my uncle Ivan (RIP) and i HATE Leavenworth. I hope to god private Manning doesn't get any "help" @Leavenworth. (fin) Hay banasy!!! So good to see you again. 🙂

    April 19, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      I meant to read this last night but was busy talking to you on the phone. YOU are an amazing person and a extremely good story teller. Really you should think about writing.

      April 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. IKHAN

    There are more chances of Manning being sent to Gitmo than setting him free.
    So what if he has not committed any crime. And anyway there were no surprises in Wikileaks as most already knew or suspected what was revealed.
    There seems to be more to it than meets the eye. Perhaps preventing Wiki from getting to more sensitive areas like 9/11 attacks?? And stopping others who may have thought of sharing what they know with Assange.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip (cont)

    this is the first time I've spoke of this in years, so pardon me if I didn't spell 'Alution' correctly. And I inadvertantly used an lower-case "G" referring to the most wonderful personage of all time, that of the one true God. He knows I meant no disrespect and I hope you do to.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      The fact that Pfc.Bradley Manning is being held at all is quite outrageous. This man is a national hero,unlike those filthy creeps who operate those ungodly drones,hurling 500lb.bombs on defenseless people in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

      April 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Philip

      Thank you,Cesar. You hit the nail on the head!!!

      April 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • dilberth

      Johnson just told a big lie. He is well aware that pressure from all over was being applied. Bradley Manning is a hero.

      April 20, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sir Tomas

    @Ikhan: You're wrong. Ndree's stands right on the event happening in the Ivory Coast. ADO did not win. His victory came from Paris ("international recognized"), Pres. Gbagbo was recognized by the Ivorians in Cote des Ivoire! Would you diregard the Supreme Court of the United States and American Voters over the outsiders in an election here? I lived in the Ivory Coast, have friends there who knows what's happening the ground more than you and I here. It's sad that Obama would sell his own dignity so soon by going with french. It's also sad what he's doing to this brave 23yrs old young man. Oppressing to control is also what he's doing to many Arabs who are demanding their freedom. With all due respect, Pres. OBAMA has gone wild along with greedies over the poors. In so doing, he's left a bitter taste in many mouths. Once an inspiration, today a big disappointment to his base – admirers! Free Manning!!!

    April 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    Knock it off Big Joe

    April 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    "There is nothing carefully concealed that will not be fully revealed". They can drug Manning into zombieland...but there are several hundred of 'him' chomping at the bit to tell us what they know. It's just a matter of time before everyone figures out that the world's governments have been decieving the human family. Sadly, by the time our "dumbed-down" populace figures this out, it will be too late. For the world powers that be will have by that time figured out that N. Korea's way of controlling the populace works...and will copycat.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sir TOMAS

    President O must reverse to principle before these oppressive tactics spills over and hurt him and the dems for years to come!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jazzzzzzzz

    Dr. Seuss

    Pres O ...O the places he'll go. 🙂

    April 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
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