Obama's Chelsea Manning 'Pardon' Proves The "Russian Election Hack" Story Was One Big Lie

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Submitted by Alex Christoforou via The Duran.com,

Russian "election hack" narrative falls apart in light of Chelsea Manning clemency.

We applaud Obama for commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning from 35 years to 7 years.

Army soldier, Chelsea Manning was convicted in 2013 of leaking hundreds of thousands (some counts have the number at 750,000) classified documents about US national security activities to WikiLeaks.

Those documents included diplomatic cables, military intelligence in Iraq and Afghanistan, and video files showing US strikes against “terrorists”, and in one instance showing strikes that killed two Reuters journalists.

By granting Manning clemency, Obama admits that the massive leak of classified intelligence information (arguably the most damning US intelligence leak ever) was damaging, but not so damaging as to warrant a 35 year prison sentence.

Certainly Manning’s intelligence leak is magnitudes worse a leak (in relation to US national security) than the John Podesta emails, that have the entire US establishment up in arms and pleading for a heavy retaliation.

Keep in mind that Chelsea Manning has pleaded guilty and admitted to the intelligence breach. No evidence has ever been provided to the public that proves the Russian state was behind the Podesta or DNC document leak.

Which brings us to this argument.

The Democrat Party, and their outgoing President Barack Obama, are gravely concerned about “Russian election hacking”, concerned enough to impose sanctions on Russia, expel Russian diplomats, and even call for a “war-like” response towards Russia, with no evidence.

How does Obama, and his party, explain the sudden about face on Manning, and their forgiveness for Manning’s intelligence “betrayal”, that jeopardized the “fabric of US democracy” and “endangered US national security”?


Are we to believe that John Podesta’s emails as worthy enough for conflict with Russia, but Manning’s classified document release, that exposed the highest level of US military intelligence information, is now considered forgivable?

Or can we simply conclude that Obama’s “red scare” is simply a political ploy to damage President-elect Trump, and excuse Hillary Clinton (and the Democrat Party) from running the most pathetic election in history…because the false narrative that John Podesta’s email leak threatens to destroy “US democracy”, has know fallen completely apart.

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nuubee's picture

Nonsense, Obama just wanted to be nice to a white woman more attractive than his wife.

Looney's picture


0bama looks gay more than Manning.   ;-)


Ledlak's picture

Probably so desperate to get Assange they are willing to release Bradley Manning in hopes Assange will fullfil his dare.

bobbbny's picture

Protecting pizza, one slice at a time.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) bobbbny Jan 18, 2017 12:00 PM

Now that they reprogrammed him, and convinced him to even change his gender, it was time to set him lose.

Wonder who's the target? Trump team definitely.

For  being anti "diversity"


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Fathead Slim (not verified) xythras Jan 18, 2017 12:07 PM

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CuttingEdge's picture

48 hours left for Obama to pardon Hillary...

Mind you, if he does, the credibility of the libfucktards calling a Trump presidency illegitimate dies like a wet fart (not that they had any to start with).

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xythras (not verified) CuttingEdge Jan 18, 2017 12:24 PM

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FYI, the suspicious ads were taken out.

HockeyFool's picture

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I won't click your spam link again and I'd advise others to avoid it too.

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xythras (not verified) HockeyFool Jan 18, 2017 12:28 PM

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I took off the ads that were causing problems.

Pickleton's picture

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xythras (not verified) Pickleton Jan 18, 2017 3:08 PM

Use an ad block as all normal people you dumb simpleton.

Pickleton's picture

mmmm, "dumb simpleton".


awww, ya got me.  Oh wait, I've never clicked on your bullshit site because I'm already much smarter than that, and I do use ad blockers shit head.  LOL, it's funny when someone calls me dumb, but he's RUNNNING THE FUCKING SITE that allowed the attack ads. Now back to your little bullshit site with you, retard.


jeff montanye's picture

well i'm glad you put it up; i didn't know roger stone had been poisoned.  thanks.

also a number of commenters seem to think manning has been freed.  no, sentenced to seven not thirty-five years in federal prison.  trump should free him, snowden and assange.  trump's greatest ally is transparency vs. the deep state unless he is a fraud (seeming less likely but we shall see).

bush and obama were the dead worst u.s. presidents ever.  clinton and wilson were no prizes either.  got to be up from here.

cheka's picture

obombaskype lived up to its end of the deal.  promote fag agenda, get out early

BLOTTO's picture

Guess what?
Are whole fucking Life is one giant LIE.

WordSmith2013's picture

THis is why Obama pardoned BM---to promote the LGBT agenda!




Would Bradley Manning have been pardoned by Obama if he never transgendered?
Dormouse's picture

You forgot the "Q"! It's LGBTQ, don't forget about the QUEERS.

espirit's picture

Obammy, comparing apples and oranges to - bananas.

Justin Case's picture

Obammy likes Michael's bananie in the brown eye.

SoDamnMad's picture

Bowie Bergdahl is next because he is a fellow Muslim. 

Muddy1's picture

Obama is pandering to the LGBTQ etc. and etc. crowd with this pardon.  Nothing more.

Never One Roach's picture

"Pack yo' bags and get out!" North Korea tells Soweeto.

Kim Jong Un tells the kenyan where to go.


lie_to_me's picture

Wow. Never thought I would agree with Gangnam dance boy on anything.

sgt_doom's picture

Either that, or he's trying to appear slightly to the left of Trump --- an impossibility, if you ask me?

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GGuy (not verified) xythras Jan 18, 2017 2:02 PM

Obama is too bust sucking dicks, and licking his own feces from other men's penises to have time for such matters....plus there's his golf game.

Oldwood's picture

Does ANYONE believe he/she would be released if not for the transvestite issue?

Everything is politics and NOTHING is about true justice. Obama has NOTHING but an agenda.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) Oldwood Jan 18, 2017 12:47 PM

Most of the protest comes from LGBT, most of the violence, most boycott.

Obama owes them his Presidency and he knows it.

Justin Case's picture

He/she is the likes of Michael, obamy's wifey.

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xythras (not verified) Ledlak Jan 18, 2017 12:01 PM

That's a strange pizza let me tell you

greenskeeper carl's picture

"Or can we simply conclude that Obama’s “red scare” is simply a political ploy to damage President-elect Trump, and excuse Hillary Clinton (and the Democrat Party) from running the most pathetic election in history"


If you didn't know that from the beginning, you haven't been paying attention.

TemporarySecurity's picture

Either that or the deep state thinking now is the time to go against Russia. Obama's war are just a continuation of Bush's.  Not a lot of difference between the Dem and the Repubs when it comes to never ending wars.  Here is hoping Trump is different.

nuubee's picture

I'm actually convinced that Assange will get a trial, and likely will beat any charges thrown at him.
I don't think he'll spend 1 day as a federal prison inmate

FlowerofLife's picture

Obama never said that offering clemency to Manning was conditional on Julian turning himself in. It would have been announced at the time, I should think.

I see no reason for Julian to do that and don't expect him to. 

nuubee's picture

Assange, whether you agree with him or not, is a man who acts on principle. He's an idealist. I expect he will turn himself in as promised.

Kayman's picture

In is an incredulous leap to think that Obama pardoned Manning on a dare from Assange.


MANvsMACHINE's picture

Assange is not obligated to turn himself in because of Obama's pardoning of Manning.  There's no proof that Obama pardoned Manning because of Assange's promise.  It might have happened regardless.  Now, if Obama had said that he will carry through and fulfill Assange's wishes and he expects Assange to turn himself in in response, then he should feel obligated to do so.  Has anyone asked Obama if he expects Assange to turn himself in now?

Dr.Vannostrand's picture

There is the possibility Assange is no longer at the embassy. 10/17/16 activity there, cyberattacks in the US (disrupt the deadman switch), hasn't released messages with his PGP key/signature, doesn't go to the window. 

Just sharing info I've looked into, not sure myself. My gut is telling me something is up, with Manning as well. 

SoDamnMad's picture

They will whack Julian the way they did Putin's driver.  Very freaky but just listen to the likes of Michael Morell.

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@ Ledlak

Exactly.  That, and the left are willing to look the other way if you are a shemale, otherwise there would be a pardon for snowden along with it.

lucitanian's picture

I'm sorry but I just don't understand this "getting Assange" business. He alone is not Wikileaks. It is safe to assume that if he is otherwise engaged with US (so called) justice, someone equally amply qualified will continue his marvelous journalistic work.

And even if Wikileaks were taken down tomorrow, the formula would reappear the next day in a new virtual incarnation. This whole personality thing is ridiculous. The fact that Assange has managed affairs from the confines of his Embassy jail for the last couple of years only shows that his job can be done anywhere, even by someone completely anonymous. Another person could act as a public spokesperson, or even an avatar for that matter.

The critical and essential factor in the system is that whistle blowers can have total confidence that their identities are kept secret and that their data is properly handled and disclosed. It's not the personality of Assange that guarantees that but the entire organization he founded.

Blue Vervain's picture

Sad to say it but I think your assessment is spot on.

When I hear US security agents quoted or speaking what strikes me is how similar they sound to bitchy, vindictive teenage girls, completely tribal, and nursing all sorts of grievances. They are willing to misuse whatever means they have to hurt whoever they believe has crossed them.

I shudder to think what plans they have for Assange but I suspect before long he will welcome death.

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xythras (not verified) Looney Jan 18, 2017 12:00 PM

He wanted to try a TT tranny thresome

BandGap's picture

Is your Gay-dar up and running?

I have no idea what "gay" looks like and was unaware there was a scale (1 - 10?) for gayness.

Thank you for your insight.


restelle's picture

Picture Richard Simmons and then you'll know what gay looks like.

RiverRoad's picture

What does Manning still have on Obama?

drendebe10's picture

The illegal Indonesian kenyan alien muslim fudgepacker imbecile is a bumbling chicken legged traitorous arrogant turd who has repeatedly violated its oath of office.