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Obama commutes much of Chelsea Manning's sentence

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posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:31 PM
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President Barack Obama has shortened the prison sentence of former Army private and whistleblower Chelsea Manning, She will be released on May 17, instead of remaining in military custody until 2045 as originally sentenced.
Sentenced under US Army Court Martial to 35 years' imprisonment in August 2013, Manning had leaked to WikiLeaks thousands of documents that came to be known as the Iraq War Logs and the Afghan War Diary.


Seems a little strange given Obama's stance on whistleblowers. However, I personally feel he did the right thing.

After all the terrible things he's done the past couple weeks, this is a big plus.



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posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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That's great news.


Chelsea would have died in that prison, and all for telling the truth.

Should be pardoned immediately, but this is a good step.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: Hazardous1408
That's great news.


Chelsea would have died in that prison, and all for telling the truth.

Should be pardoned immediately, but this is a good step.


6 months is better than 30 years.


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posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: Rosinitiate

That's one of the best things Obama has done in his 8 years!



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: Rosinitiate

originally posted by: Hazardous1408
That's great news.


Chelsea would have died in that prison, and all for telling the truth.

Should be pardoned immediately, but this is a good step.


6 months is better than 30 years.


Certainly.

And along with this news hopefully she holds out.
Because she probably wouldn't have lasted those 6 months without this news.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: Hazardous1408
That's great news.


Chelsea would have died in that prison,



There is still time.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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snowden up next?



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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Wasn't she a he before all this began? It's a bit confusing..



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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Does this mean Assange will be giving himself up?

That was the deal after all.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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Way to go Obama! This is great news! I hope she able to find peace and happiness somewhere out of the spot light.
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posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:39 PM
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Obama commutes much of Chelsea Manning's sentence

Hot damn!

Free sex change.

Free room and board.

Sentence commuted!

Not surprising in the least.

Back to calling Trump a traitor, and commutation of a TRAITORS SENTENCE.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:39 PM
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originally posted by: Rosinitiate
Does this mean Assange will be giving himself up?

That was the deal after all.


I think he said he would if she was pardoned.

Personally I don't see him doing that.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:40 PM
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I wonder if he did this becasue Assange said he would be willing to be extradited if Manning was released? Does it kill the deal or aid it?
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posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
Wasn't she a he before all this began? It's a bit confusing..


Yes.

Maybe by choice of maybe MK Ultra style. I'm sure they made it a point to make an example of him/her


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posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Obama commutes much of Chelsea Manning's sentence

Hot damn!

Free sex change.

Free room and board.

Sentence commuted!

Not surprising in the least.

Back to calling Trump a traitor, and commutation of a TRAITORS SENTENCE.


The traitors were the people Chelsea Manning exposed.

You're on the wrong side of history, Neo.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: Jiggly
snowden up next?


Don't count on it... the two cases are apples and oranges.

I'm confident that Snowden will be in hiding from the US gov. & other goons for the rest of his natural life.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:41 PM
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Sentenced under US Army Court Martial to 35 years' imprisonment in August 2013, Manning had leaked to WikiLeaks


That last modicum of credibility Trump critics had.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: Jiggly
snowden up next?


Snowden is a pure blooded traitor.

He went beyond exposeing domestic spying to spilling the beans to Russia and the world the NSA country to country spying which they should be doing!

And least manning had the balls ( hahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha) to stay and face the music rather than ran like snowden, that makes Manning more of a......well man hahaha



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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Fantastic news! Seems surreal to be able to say that after all the bickering and hate lately, it seemed impossible something positive could occur. 6 months is still a long time, but I'm sure as Chelsea has managed this long, the knowledge that freedom is so close will strengthen resolve and will to live.

Chelsea's health and wellbeing was certainly a valid concern, here in the U.K. there have been a few well publicised trans women Committing suicide due to being kept in male pop prisons.

Heres to hopefully more good news
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posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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I dont have a lot of nice things to say about obama, But, Credit where credits due

Well done




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