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1/17/17 9:54 PM 

artfullyme2
Oklahoma City, OK

CBS/AP January 17, 2017, 4:30 PM
Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence
Last Updated Jan 17, 2017 8:06 PM EST

As one of his final acts as outgoing president, Barack Obama commuted the sentence being served by Chelsea Manning, a transgender soldier who is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the WikiLeaks website.

Manning’s attorneys released her commutation application in November, asking Mr. Obama to shorten her sentence to the time she’s already served.

The president granted commutation of sentence to 209 individuals and pardons to 64 individuals on Tuesday. Manning is expected to be freed in May 2017.

Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a picture wearing a wig and lipstick in this undated picture provided by the U.S. Army when she was known as Bradley.
Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a picture wearing a wig and lipstick in this undated picture provided by the U.S. Army when she was known as Bradley.
NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden reacted to the news on Twitter.

“In five more months, you will be free. Thank you for what you did for everyone, Chelsea. Stay strong a while longer!” he wrote.

In five more months, you will be free. Thank you for what you did for everyone, Chelsea. Stay strong a while longer! https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/17/chelsea-manning-sentence-commuted-barack-obama … majority of prison sentence commuted by Obama
The whistleblower, who has been imprisoned for six years for leaking state secrets, is now set to go free on 17 May

Manning, whose name was Bradley at the time of her arrest in 2010, worked as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. She was convicted in 2013 in military court of six violations of the Espionage Act and 14 other offenses for providing to WikiLeaks more than 700,000 secret military and State Department documents, as well as battlefield videos.

In a 2015 interview with “60 Minutes,” Manning’s supervisor in Iraq, Jihrleah Showman, said she noticed something about Manning was off.

“I said that he cannot be trusted with a security clearance. We can’t deploy him and he’s most likely a spy,” she said.

Chelsea Manning opens up in new interview
When Manning was sentenced, she was also dishonorably discharged from the Army, and reduced to the grade of “private E-1,” the lowest rank possible for an enlisted member of the Army.

She/he admitted to leaking the documents, saying it was intended to raise awareness about the toll the war had taken on innocent civilians. As part of Manning’s application for commutation, retired Air Force Col. Morris D. Davis, who was chief prosecutor for the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay for two years, said much of the information Manning leaked had little value and could be found through open sources on the internet.

In September 2016, after a lengthy lawsuit, Manning became the first transgender military inmate to be granted a request for gender transition surgery.

Manning attempted suicide multiple times citing the treatment she’s received in prison.

House Speaker Paul Ryan was not pleased about the decision Tuesday, tweeting, “Chelsea Manning’s treachery put American lives at risk and exposed some of our nation’s most sensitive secrets.”

It wasn’t immediately clear what Mr. Obama’s commutation for Manning would mean for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had earlier pledged that he would agree to U.S. extradition if Mr. Obama granted clemency to Manning.

Holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, Assange had expressed concern that if he left he would be extradited to the U.S. to face espionage charges. But the Justice Department has never publicly announced any indictment against Assange, who is also being investigated by Sweden for a possible sex crime.

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1/17/17 10:01 PM 

thekinghasrisen
Over 7,500 Posts!! (7,992)
San Diego, CA

1. No one in the military gives a damn what happens to manning. That's political spin.

2. I guess I'd be a little less jovial on the matter if our tweeter-in-chief wasn't still giving wikileaks the biggest blow job ever - lasting from the middle of his campaign against Clinton, until like 2 weeks ago.


1/17/17 10:05 PM 

longbobby
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (97,821)
Lufkin, TX


The Mediocre-Negro Obama pardons domestic bomber Oscar López Rivera of FALN

In 1976, he joined the fight for Puerto Rican independence as a member of Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional (Armed Forces of National Liberation). Between 1974 and 1983, FALN claimed responsibility for more than 70 bombings in major U.S. cities. The bombings caused extensive property damage, dozens of injuries and five deaths. The FALN’s most infamous attack took place in New York’s financial district at a crowded restaurant called Fraunces Tavern in January 1975. The bombing killed four and injured sixty. López Rivera has denied involvement in the planning and execution of the Fraunces Tavern bombing.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/17/freedom-for-oscar-l-pez-rivera-why-lin-manuel-miranda-and-puerto-ricans-are-celebrating-obama-s-pardon.html

The New York Post
August 13, 1999


CLINTON PARDONS TERRORIST

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/puertorico/sep4.htm


1/17/17 10:22 PM 

artfullyme2
Oklahoma City, OK

Quote from thekinghasrisen:
1. No one in the military gives a damn what happens to manning. That's political spin.

2. I guess I'd be a little less jovial on the matter if our tweeter-in-chief wasn't still giving wikileaks the biggest blow job ever - lasting from the middle of his campaign against Clinton, until like 2 weeks ago.



Too bad you are so butt hurt and deny the tragedy of this disgraceful exit of a failed president

Get your public assistance for therapy or just slit your wrist for a quicker relief


1/17/17 10:27 PM 

texasproud52
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (15,776)
Dallas, TX


obummer identifies with treasonist

1/17/17 10:31 PM 

trackker
Over 1,000 Posts (1,377)
Vancouver, WA

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Quote from thekinghasrisen:
1. No one in the military gives a damn what happens to manning. That's political spin.

2. I guess I'd be a little less jovial on the matter if our tweeter-in-chief wasn't still giving wikileaks the biggest blow job ever - lasting from the middle of his campaign against Clinton, until like 2 weeks ago.


You think the military doesn't care for providing to WikiLeaks more than 700,000 secret military and State Department documents, as well as battlefield videos. F**k you are stupid as shit




[Edited 1/17/2017 10:31:42 PM ]

1/17/17 11:15 PM 
Zelda88
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (11,456)
Sugar Land, TX


He's cementing his legacy as a jackass.

Manning was a traitor, not a whistleblower. Gave out Iraq and Afgh strategy, plans, names, etc.


1/17/17 11:18 PM 
Zelda88
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (11,456)
Sugar Land, TX


maybe Manning will be successful after several suicide attempts.

1/17/17 11:18 PM 

longbobby
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (97,821)
Lufkin, TX


Top US intelligence professionals from CIA, NSA, DoS, military, issue letter to Obama over 'hacking' claims (PDF)

WikiLeaks@wikileaks
Top US intelligence professionals from CIA, NSA, DoS, military, issue letter to Obama over 'hacking' claims (PDF) https://consortiumnews.com/2017/01/17/a-demand-for-russian-hacking-proof/?print=pdf …
11:23 AM - 17 Jan 2017



http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/top-us-intelligence-professionals-from-cia-nsa-dos-military-issue


1/18/17 12:18 AM 
condor_0000
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (21,502)
Tampa, FL


Looks like the Evil Empire is gunning for Assange. The Evil Empire never just steps up and does the right thing.

Behind the every move of every political operative in America, Democrat or Republican, lurks an evil agenda.


1/18/17 12:36 AM 
condor_0000
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (21,502)
Tampa, FL


Quote from trackker:
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Quote from thekinghasrisen:
1. No one in the military gives a damn what happens to manning. That's political spin.

2. I guess I'd be a little less jovial on the matter if our tweeter-in-chief wasn't still giving wikileaks the biggest blow job ever - lasting from the middle of his campaign against Clinton, until like 2 weeks ago.


You think the military doesn't care for providing to WikiLeaks more than 700,000 secret military and State Department documents, as well as battlefield videos. F**k you are stupid as shit


Soldiers want only to go out and commit the crimes demanded of them by the ruling-class. They absolutely love killing lots of innocent people (which is what the Manning release showed happening) in foreign countries at the demand of U.S. imperialism. Nothing outrages a soldier more than when someone exposes America's ruling-class as a criminal entity. Ooooooooo, that makes soldiers soooooooooo mad! Poor soldiers from working-class families and America's criminal, gangster-capitalist super-rich, ruling-class elites who demand those soldiers kill and torture on their behalf are all BFFs. They frequently dine together at exclusive clubs around the country.




[Edited 1/18/2017 12:37:21 AM ]

1/18/17 7:12 AM 

wvtravlrr
Over 4,000 Posts! (7,069)
Ravenswood, WV

Stop and think about it...for mebbe 30 seconds..

What the fook kinda life is He/She/IT manning gonna have..

His 15 seconds of fame lasted way too long..

Goodbye b*tch...literally..


1/18/17 8:01 AM 

jason_in_tx
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (25,409)
Bryan, TX


Op just go f**k yourself

1/18/17 8:21 AM 
v1300
Over 1,000 Posts (1,302)
Fort Campbell, KY

Quote from thekinghasrisen:
1. No one in the military gives a damn what happens to manning. That's political spin.

2. I guess I'd be a little less jovial on the matter if our tweeter-in-chief wasn't still giving wikileaks the biggest blow job ever - lasting from the middle of his campaign against Clinton, until like 2 weeks ago.
THEY HATE IT WHEN THAT BLACK MAN USES THEIR WHITE WRITTEN LAWS TO HELP OTHERS THAT WAS FOR SAVING THEIR BUDDYS IN WASHINGTON..


1/18/17 10:13 AM 
drwookie
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (11,179)
Reading, PA


Quote from artfullyme2:
Too bad you are so butt hurt and deny the tragedy of this disgraceful exit of a failed president

Get your public assistance for therapy or just slit your wrist for a quicker relief


How long have you had these suicidal and homicidal thoughts? Were these feelings always formed from delusional thinking or did they cause the delusional feelings?




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1/18/17 12:47 PM 

wvtravlrr
Over 4,000 Posts! (7,069)
Ravenswood, WV

In his pardon application, Manning’s lawyer said otherwise: “None of the disclosed documents caused any real damage to the United States. Instead, these documents simply embarrassed our country by revealing misconduct by the Department of Defense and unethical practices by the Department of State.”
______________

And I ask.....

Who was Secretary of State when this happened..

Oh thats riigggghhhtt

Hilldog Clinton...

Manning was an embarrassment...

Now Oblowhard has claimed that embarrassment as his own...

Nice going dummy...




[Edited 1/18/2017 12:48:08 PM ]

1/18/17 2:30 PM 
61falcon
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (44,981)
New Hope, PA
online now!


Gen.Patraeus turned his government owned computer over to his author mistress, along with his passwords and let her have at it, while he was CIA Director??He got NO JAIL TIME, a small fine, no drop in rank so he collects his pension at the highest rank he attained,basically a tap on the wrist.Compared to him Manning got a really bad deal having served 7 years.

1/18/17 3:13 PM 

artfullyme2
Oklahoma City, OK

750.000 leaks by Bradley/chelsea Manning including secret docs found on Osama Bin ladens computer...a traitor

you need serious education or mental therapy

I plan to CELEBRATE NOBAMA DAY January 21, His presidency does not grasp he is a failed sack of sh*t, nothing more than a bad memory,

Trump will have an uphill battle to un-do the last 8 yrs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1/18/17 3:48 PM 

bluecougareyes
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (27,737)
Chelan, WA
online now!


Quote from jason_in_tx:
Op just go f**k yourself

^^^^ Coming from a highly intelligent Commie / Socialist moron

Hoo Raay.. Americas has another ANGRY HATER !


1/18/17 3:55 PM 

wvtravlrr
Over 4,000 Posts! (7,069)
Ravenswood, WV

Quote from artfullyme2:
750.000 leaks by Bradley/chelsea Manning including secret docs found on Osama Bin ladens computer...a traitor

you need serious education or mental therapy

I plan to CELEBRATE NOBAMA DAY January 21, His presidency does not grasp he is a failed sack of sh*t, nothing more than a bad memory,

Trump will have an uphill battle to un-do the last 8 yrs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



People DIED because of the information he made public...

The Taliban used discriptions within these documents to root out and kill what they thought were informants..


People DIED..

He/she/it Manning owned it....

Now Obama owns it...


Its all his...


1/18/17 4:07 PM 
61falcon
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (44,981)
New Hope, PA
online now!


I suggest you take careful notes as to the value of the KING DOLLAR against other world currencies,the level of the DOW JONES AVG,THE NASDAQ & THE S&P 500, all of which are at or near record highs,the day OBAMA leaves office, as well as the present 4.6% FULL EMPLOYMENT.See where they stand 6 months then a year into the TURDS reign??Then we will have a basis for beginning a comparison.Obama compared to his predecessor the BUSHWHCKER is like night and day,Obama a complete success,the BUSHWHACKER a complete failure.

1/18/17 4:14 PM 

wvtravlrr
Over 4,000 Posts! (7,069)
Ravenswood, WV

Quote from 61falcon:
I suggest you take careful notes as to the value of the KING DOLLAR against other world currencies,the level of the DOW JONES AVG,THE NASDAQ & THE S&P 500, all of which are at or near record highs,the day OBAMA leaves office, as well as the present 4.6% FULL EMPLOYMENT.See where they stand 6 months then a year into the TURDS reign??Then we will have a basis for beginning a comparison.Obama compared to his predecessor the BUSHWHCKER is like night and day,Obama a complete success,the BUSHWHACKER a complete failure.



How did them campaign polls work out???

Still betting against the man...

Ok...we'll see were the market is monday..

You dont tug on supermans cape..
You dont spit into the wind..
And you dont mess around with trump...


1/18/17 4:17 PM 

viper1e
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (18,404)
Jeannette, PA


Quote from thekinghasrisen:
1. No one in the military gives a damn what happens to manning. That's political spin.

2. I guess I'd be a little less jovial on the matter if our tweeter-in-chief wasn't still giving wikileaks the biggest blow job ever - lasting from the middle of his campaign against Clinton, until like 2 weeks ago.


Trump will be Nuremberg 2.0


1/18/17 4:20 PM 

longbobby
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (97,821)
Lufkin, TX


Oc*nthead Is Pissed Off In His Speech Because He's Coming To Terms With Just How Fricking Hard His Entire Legacy Got Trolled By A Man He Mocked!!!



The Left is the New Right
by meg lee chin

Barack Obama started two wars. He launched strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan. He bailed out Wall Street and increased the wealth gap, He eroded civil liberties and relentlessly persecuted whistle-blowers. He fanned the flames of conflict with Russia. The US military is involved in more countries now than when Obama took office in 2009.

But Obama walks, talks and looks like a lefty. He spouts lefty rhetoric. So the left turn a blind eye to his actions which are the exact opposite of what he espouses.

Wikileaks revealed Hilary Clinton as the driving force behind the death of 40,000 Libyan people. As a young lawyer she bragged and laughed about helping a 44 year old rapist (whom she knew was guilty) get off with just 2 months. The victim was a 12 year old girl who was raped so brutally she ended up in a coma. Hilary won by portraying the little girl as a predator and a "fantasist".

But Hilary walks, talks and looks like a feminist. She spouts feminist rhetoric. So feminists turn a blind eye to her actions which are the exact opposite of what she espouses.

Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize. Hilary is held up as a symbol of feminist achievement.

By contrast Trump has said he wants to;

1. Make peace with Russia.
2. Cease foreign military interventions.
3. Bust up the media monopolies.
3. Replace bank bailouts with trillion dollar infrastructure investment in order to create stimulus. (In other words a quantitative easing for the people instead of the banks.)
5. Invest into mental health as a way of tackling violence and crime.

Trump has already successfully killed off the toxic TPP trade deals and at the time of this writing isn't even in office yet.

So Obama and Hilary start wars and kill foreigners. Hilary defends rapists. Yet Trump is the one portrayed as a racist, sexist and a warmonger by the globalist media corporations and their Hollywood mouthpieces.

This suggests that to those who look toward Hollywood and mainstream media for guidance, it is style and public image which count more than policies.

But it is said that you only really hate that which you hate in yourself. So it comes as no surprise that America's celebrity class are hating Trump. For it is in him they see themselves. Celebrities today should be the last to lecture anyone about morality, dignity and ethics...

Though Trump has no doubt said stupid things, it's the proportionality of the coverage which is obscene. The relentless replaying of clips showing Trump at his exaggerated worst is so blatantly unbalanced it has been almost gluttonous in its wanton gratification. Though I did not start off liking Trump, the saccharine sanctimoniousness of the hater movement spurred me to re-examine and take another look.

When I did peer behind the media bias I discovered that many of Trump's policies are things that I myself have been banging on about for years. Had I not bothered to look (like most people protesting him) I may have written him off as the caricature portrayed by the globalist financed media.

But the scary thing is that Trump-Hate hysteria is exploding to the point where it's perpetrators are descending beyond Trumps own vulgarity. In other words; Trump Haters are turning into Trump.

Does anyone else notice something really strange?

Yep.

THE LEFT IS BECOMING THE NEW RIGHT.

http://megleechin.com/book/left-new-right




[Edited 1/18/2017 4:21:10 PM ]

1/18/17 4:22 PM 

sillylaugher61
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (14,838)
Murrysville, PA


Quote from artfullyme2:
750.000 leaks by Bradley/chelsea Manning including secret docs found on Osama Bin ladens computer...a traitor

you need serious education or mental therapy

I plan to CELEBRATE NOBAMA DAY January 21, His presidency does not grasp he is a failed sack of sh*t, nothing more than a bad memory,

Trump will have an uphill battle to un-do the last 8 yrs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I really like that idea!!!
I am drinking some Trump champaign on Friday!
Make America Great Again!


1/18/17 4:48 PM 

longbobby
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (97,821)
Lufkin, TX


Look at all those NEGATIVE numbers...




For America's WORST President in history.


1/18/17 4:54 PM 

haslefree
Over 2,000 Posts (3,060)
Marietta, GA

OMG..f**k ODumDum and the horse he rode in on. It sure has been a lonnnnnnnnnnnng 8 years. Get em outta here!


1/18/17 4:56 PM 

mr_bad_robot
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (19,196)
Cincinnati, OH


In Obama's World:

Chelsea Manning is a hero.
Bowe Bergdahl deserves a medal.
Bin Laden was just misunderstood.


1/18/17 5:58 PM 

artfullyme2
Oklahoma City, OK

Quote from sillylaugher61:
I really like that idea!!!
I am drinking some Trump champaign on Friday!
Make America Great Again!


Amen brother! Oblamya showed his true convictions the American people!!He thinks he was right less forgetting the worst Dumocratic defeat since 1949
Totally oblivious, O blamya only mention himself 35 times in his last farewell speech.

He is a narcissistic weak azz and failed over 8 yrs
hoping the nation will improve but noting Trump has an up hill battle that can't fix 8 yrs of of bad sh*t over night


1/18/17 7:10 PM 
cinnamonnhaze
Over 4,000 Posts! (6,885)
Minneapolis, MN

Quote from wvtravlrr:
How did them campaign polls work out???

Still betting against the man...

Ok...we'll see were the market is monday..

You dont tug on supermans cape..
You dont spit into the wind..
And you dont mess around with trump...




The polls were correct until.............

Trump PAID to have voter registrations PURGED only for democrats. (Add another crime to The Donald's long long list, & he's just getting started!)

The voter purge link is on one of these threads. You can find it yourself or google it. There was also a Frontline special about it. The stats were correct. They just didn't account for someone actually being crooked enough to tamper with an election.

We all know better now.




[Edited 1/18/2017 7:11:21 PM ]

1/18/17 8:12 PM 

artfullyme2
Oklahoma City, OK

Quote from cinnamonnhaze:
The polls were correct until.............

Trump PAID to have voter registrations PURGED only for democrats. (Add another crime to The Donald's long long list, & he's just getting started!)

The voter purge link is on one of these threads. You can find it yourself or google it. There was also a Frontline special about it. The stats were correct. They just didn't account for someone actually being crooked enough to tamper with an election.

We all know better now.



Cinn.. I feel sorry for you that the government won't pay for your sex change surgery under Oblamya care

you need serious help!


1/18/17 9:51 PM 

wvtravlrr
Over 4,000 Posts! (7,069)
Ravenswood, WV

Quote from cinnamonnhaze:
The polls were correct until.............

Trump PAID to have voter registrations PURGED only for democrats. (Add another crime to The Donald's long long list, & he's just getting started!)

The voter purge link is on one of these threads. You can find it yourself or google it. There was also a Frontline special about it. The stats were correct. They just didn't account for someone actually being crooked enough to tamper with an election.

We all know better now.



Thats got to be the most idiotic conspiracy theory Ive ever read...

Jesus Jumpin Jehosephat..




[Edited 1/18/2017 9:52:13 PM ]

1/19/17 2:40 AM 
condor_0000
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (21,502)
Tampa, FL


Let's hear a few words on the subject from the father of Reaganomics, Paul Craig Roberts


"Manning did his duty and reported US war crimes by releasing the astounding video of US troops murdering innocent people and journalists walking along a street and then murdering a father and his two young children who stopped to help the wounded left on the street by the US helicopter gunship or drone or whatever the murder device was. The video reveals US troops playing video kill games with real people.

"Manning’s reward was to be held for two years in solidary confinement in torture-like conditions, which little doubt left Manning fundamentally impaired. This illegal and unconstitutional treatment was followed by a kangeroo trial in which Manning was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison for doing his duty.

"Julian Assange, also falsely accused and mistreated, must not turn himself over in exchange for the commutation of Manning’s sentence, or he will suffere the same fate. Any truth-teller who falls into the hands of the US government is doomed. The US government hates nothing worse than it hates the truth."



Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan administration. He was associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and a columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate.


1/19/17 3:18 AM 

rambo_was_real
Over 2,000 Posts (3,982)
Aurora, CO

Quote from cinnamonnhaze:
The polls were correct until.............

Trump PAID to have voter registrations PURGED only for democrats. (Add another crime to The Donald's long long list, & he's just getting started!)

The voter purge link is on one of these threads. You can find it yourself or google it. There was also a Frontline special about it. The stats were correct. They just didn't account for someone actually being crooked enough to tamper with an election.

We all know better now.



You're f**kin hilarious!