Chelsea Manning Freed From Prison After Obama Clemency

Tyler Durden's picture

After spending 7 years in a military prison, Army whistleblower Chelsea (aka Bradley) Manning walked free today courtesy of clemency deal granted by President Obama.  According to NBC, Manning, 29, will remain an active-duty soldier in the U.S. Army, but won't be paid a salary and is highly unlikely to be called into active service.  That said, her "excess leave" status will legally entitle her to military medical care.

As you may recall, back in 2010 Manning leaked nearly 750,000 military files and cables to WikiLeaks at the ripe old age of 22.  Among the leaks was battlefield video of a U.S. Apache helicopter operating in Iraq in 2007 that allegedly killed Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen and his driver Saeed Chmagh.  Here is the original footage as released by WikiLeaks.


Manning said she wanted to expose what she considered to be the U.S. military's disregard of the effects of war on civilians and that she released information that she didn't believe would harm the U.S.  U.S. military courts apparently had a different take on the leaks and Manning was court-martialed and sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in prison.

Manning and her attorney released the following statements:

"For the first time, I can see a future for myself as Chelsea," she said. "I can imagine surviving and living as the person who I am and can finally be in the outside world. Freedom used to be something that I dreamed of but never allowed myself to fully imagine."


Manning's ACLU attorney and transgender advocate, Chase Strangio, told NBC News that the current focus is on "building her life" once she steps out of prison.


"She is looking forward to eating pizza, swimming, playing PlayStation and meeting the many friends who have supported her over the years but who were never allowed to visit in person," Strangio said. "Beyond that, she is waiting to experience life outside of prison before declaring any future plans. After so many years of government control over her body and gender, I know she is eager to grow her hair, express her gender and negotiate decisions on her own terms."


While in prison, Manning developed a substantial following of sympathizers who
helped raise over $140,000 to cover living expenses after
her release from prison. 

Of course, Julian Assange has been an outspoken advocate for Manning's release and even offered to hand himself over to U.S. authorities in return for an Obama pardon for Manning.

That said, not everyone agreed with Obama's decision to grant Manning clemency.

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VinceFostersGhost's picture



So now we free Assange and Snowden?

FrozenGoodz's picture

Orange ... she left it in D-block for Dawn

The Juggernaut's picture

Stay safe, Chelsea.  All the best, hero!

pods's picture

That is good news, but he never should have been tossed in there in the first place.


StackShinyStuff's picture

The only thing that got tossed was her salad

WTFRLY's picture

His mom named him Bradley, so I am gonna call him Bradley

pods's picture

He can change his name, names are arbitrary. 

Sex is not.


PleasedToMeatYou's picture

His name change to Chelsea is an attempted validation of the choice he makes with his gender identity disorder.  With all respect to your thoughtful contributions here pods, if you maintain that he is still a he, and yet cooperate with his feminine naming self deception, then you are talking out of both sides of your mouth in a self contradiction.  You thereby help enable and perpetuate his lie, and the lie that is perpetrated on the culture at large. 

Gerrilea's picture

PTMY- There are no "self deceptioins" or deceptions perpetrated on the "culture at large". You cannot decide what SHE feels.  HER decision hurts nor endangers anyone. The only lie I see in this society is the Pavlovian conditioning of the human mind into nice neat little boxes.  When and if our "science" can define what/where our conscienceness is, then we may understand ourselves AND others that don't fit into the box you so desperately need to exist. WE are not the mere sum of our parts.  IF THIS were anywhere close to the truth, then we wouldn't see rare videos of animals that are deadly enemies living/working together in peace.


FonestarReturns's picture

In the meantime until your utopia of enlightened consciousness strikes us all, us normal folks will be revolted by trannys and refuse to play along. Respect to Brad for shining light on the government's misdeed. Now quit demanding I call him Chelsea and, as the Guatemalans say, "el suck it".

Gerrilea's picture

You can continue to be the conditioned animal you are.  I said nothing about "uptopia", clearly that's what you want, a world order that fits into the nice little boxes that have been created for you.

Arnold's picture

Video, or it doesn't happen.

Twaddlefree's picture

"Her" decision affected me, a taxpayer. All "she" ever had to do was NOT join the military, NOT leak classified information, and NOT expect taxpayers to foot the bill for her gender surgery. WE have been paying "her" to exist for the last ten years. What has "she" given back?

SoDamnMad's picture

Bergdahl? Did Obama give him a secret "get out of jail " card too?

Gazooks's picture

yeah, I saw the all you could be recruiting posters..


..for joining the plastic-fantastic-destructo-machine, too..


..but just too much of a pussy to join all the wet fun.


you know, blood, .. broken, riddled bodies,


..all the mangled, civilians, ....eewwww.

pods's picture

No, calling him a her would be validating his decision to walk around as a woman and blur the lines between male and female (and the very rare XXY or hermie).

There is no contradiction in how I look at this. Names are arbitrary.  



Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Am I the only one who thinks Bradley was exposed to some military gender reassignment experiment?  Clockwork Orange style, but for gender, as opposed to 'violent tendencies (and love of Beethoven)'?

meta-trader's picture

she was a waitress in a cocktail bar now she owns a jet...

pods's picture

He went through hell, that is for sure. I could not imagine being in his shoes.  He joined up, so he had to see the military as being a force for good.

Then seeing the seedy side and bringing it out into the light of day, only to be subsequently treated like he was, that has to do something to you at a very deep level.

Talk about scrambled eggs. Every single thing he held dear has been shattered over these past years. 

I empathize with him, and have deep sympathy for what he went through.  It really has to suck like nothing I can imagine.


Offthebeach's picture

Poor thing.  Goes out in the world and doesn't find unicorns, rainbows and skittles.   

Hopefully it will have a full life of warm milk, Vienna Finger cookies and kittens.


Ms No's picture

No.  You should read this.  Its about what they learned in the 1800s about hypnosis and the subconscious. 

tmosley's picture



JFC. If he cuts his nuts off, he will regret it, just like the rest of them do. Suicide rates increase post transition. The liberal jew who invented the sex change operation should have been strangled in the crib.

Ask yourself why these abominations are always created by Jews. I wasn't actually sure if the inventor of the Sex change operation was Jewish or not. A quick peak at Wikipedia shows that it was: Tiny percentage of the population, yet ALWAYS finding a way to promote degeneracy among the goyim.

pods's picture

You really can't make this shit up. Also, a yuge amount of plastic surgeons fall into that group as well. Anything to make people feel insecure. Don't get me started about porn.


whatamaroon's picture

Remember when Hustler printed pics of cut off dicks and dick implants, that was some nasty shit.

pods's picture

Never had the misfortune of seeing that. I was speaking about how jews run the porn industry, and the industry is very degrading towards white women. When I grew up it was not really like that.  Today it is very different.  Maybe it is just the normal progression that things have to get more and more outlandish and weird, but to me it seems to be more than that. Very degrading towards white women especially.  They are abused in any and all ways.  


Booked's picture

You are describing a form of misogyny exemplified by the character of males dominating Wall St. in this historical period!

SoDamnMad's picture

Barbara Lerner Spectre and her (Israel)  multiculturism to destroy Christian Europe. .

Haus-Targaryen's picture

There are only two genders, everything else is a mental disorder. 

If you are born with a dick, you're a guy.  If you are born with a vag, you're a girl.  Its just that simple. 

E.F. Mutton's picture

The primary M.O. of the Marxist Left is to make divisions where none exist and set the divided against each other.

Chaos Uber Alles

The Juggernaut's picture

Who the fuck really cares about what you do with your privates!  This whole gender thing is just to evade your privacy and seperate you from other humans!


Arnold's picture

The Gunnys are caring people.
Drill instructors, not so much.
All privates are assholes.

Arnold's picture

It's ok.
Not very deep under the skin of every Gunny is a mother.

BLOTTO's picture

Before the 1980's it was considered in their big book of Psychiatry a mental disorder until the Rockeffelars changed tbat and said otherwise.
God doesn't make mistakes.

Gerrilea's picture

Blotto, the first delusion is that there is a "god".  The rest of your drivel devolves from there. 

The reason the DSM-5 was changed to exclude Gender Dysphoria as a mental disorder was to protect the profits of Health Insurance Companies, nothing more or less.  One trade union protected the profits of another trade union, the APA gets most of its funding from Health Insurance payments, they'd get less if Insurance Companies had to pay treating said mental disorders.  That's why it's now "elective surgery" and elective treatment, like a nose job or breast implants or Viagra.  OH wait, the boys can still get their hardons paid for by Insurance Companies...go figure.

I am Jobe's picture

Well that is true however it is being redefined by the generations to come. Sorry State of Affairs. Look around and see the butch characters tells where America is headed. 

HRClinton's picture

Sorry, Fritz, but not quite. Nature has Hermaphrodites. 'God' screwed up.

Sorry to put shades of gray into your B & W worldview. 

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Hermaphrodite is not a gender. It is a genetic disorder.  Its actually something you can test for in the second trimester of a pregnancy.  Why? Because, science.

Hate that science interferes with your social ethos and world view.  Facts can be difficult at times. 

tmosley's picture

What is the rate of hermaphrodism vs transgenderism? Teeny-tiny. The latter is an invented disease, intended to sterilize whites.

HenryHall's picture

Physical intersex, neither entirely male nor entirely female - about 1.4% of the general population. That is a lot more common than most people realize.

Transsexualism - figures keep changing over the years. It seems that many are "in the closet" and staying there. Very much like the situation with homosexuals a few generations back.

pods's picture

That is true, there are some that don't fall into either category, or more accurately, both.

But, you cannot change your sex simply with a conscious decision or operation. If he wants to change his name to Chelsea, more power to him. Dress like a woman? Sure, IDGAF.  But he is a he. So I will call Chelsea a he, because that is what he is.

It would be no different than calling myself a German Shepherd and saying I am not subject to man's laws because I feel/think I am a dog. Would that work? No, because I cannot change my species simply by thinking I am something else. Same with sex.

Sex is not arbitrary.  There are males, females, hermies and the old XXYs.  Transgenders are merely transvestites.  Which is fine, like I said, IDGAF. But I am not going to accept someone telling me that they are a he/she simply because they think so. Doesn't work that way.


Gerrilea's picture

Pods- funny...changing species vs identifying and changing one's sex are not the same thing.  You've been conditioned like Pavlov's Dogs into believing the world fits into nice little boxes. You exemplify the retrograde society the elites have in store for us.  Divided and hating each other because we are not all cookie cutter cut outs.

pods's picture

They are exactly the same thing. You cannot change your species just as you cannot change your sex.

I understand that the world doesn't always fit into nice neat categories.  
But biology is biology.  

I "exemplify the society that the elites have in store for us?"  Funny, I never saw myself as being a tool. If you have seen any of my posts throughout these last half dozen years or so I doubt you could find any serious comment that I made that condones the use of force to make anyone believe anything.  Go ahead and look.

I could care less what Chelsea wants to do with his life or how he wants to live it. My cousin is doing the exact same thing. But that doesn't change him from a male to a female. They are both males.

I undertstand that everyone is not the same.  There will be homosexuals in any society, as well as males who identify as females and vice versa. I do not want to see force used to make them behave in any way.  Just as I should not have to behave in any way.  We should be free to live our lives in whatever way we choose, up to the point where doing so would infringe on another's rights or ability to exercise them.  That is called freedom.  They should be able to go about life in whatever way that they choose. Just as I should.  But I do not have the right to force others to accept how I live my life, and neither do they.



Gerrilea's picture

Nice platitudes, I share similar ideals.  Live and let live. Do no intentional harm to others.  Make amends when necessary.  Accept responsibility for your actions, deeds and words.  It's pretty simple, freedom, that is.  Freedom is the most vile concept for the uninitiated and I see you're almost that is.

Why would you hold such contradictory beliefs?  "He can never be a "she", because I say so!!"  Why would you rationalize your own congnitive dissonance "because science says so" or  "...because genetics say so...", etc, etc, etc.???  Are we not more than the sum of our parts?  CAN we not be free to BE MORE?  Why would you deny others the freedom to change the shell they temporarily inhabit?  Why wouldn't you cheer them on and support them in their quest for freedom? 

Is freedom only dictated by your terms?  When you refer to Chelsea Manning as he, you deny HER the same rights you enjoy. 

May you move forward and understand just a little more.

Arnold's picture

"For the first time, I can see a future for myself as Chelsea,"

Can you imagine meeting up with a circle of your former platoon?

Offthebeach's picture

Maybe if he/she/it can see into the future, it can work for The Fed.  You know, tweak, tighten up planded future results for the economy.  

Or just  afternoon scissors with Yellin .  

lil dirtball's picture

It's all a psyop - and this one is over. You are under 24/7/365 surveillance. Snowden told you. Assange told you. The hangout is hanging and no one is gonna do squat about it. Letting Chelsea go is the wrap-up. Soon, Assange will be released from his fake prison (no, he's not really there, silly) and you won't hear much about this again except for the ransomware and hacking ops when necessary.