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Principia Discordia => Aneristic Illusions => Topic started by: Q. G. Pennyworth on January 17, 2017, 10:52:55 pm

Title: Manning/Assange thread
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on January 17, 2017, 10:52:55 pm
Manning will be released May 17th 2017, rather than serving out her full bullshit sentence. Julian Assange said earlier he'd surrender to the US if they let Manning out.

Official popcorn thread.
Title: Re: Manning/Assange thread
Post by: Faust on January 17, 2017, 11:21:03 pm
I'm glad that Manning is being released. Assange wont do anything, he said he would if Manning was pardoned, but the sentence was only commuted, the distinction is that Chelsea is still considered guilty, where as a pardon would have vindicated her.
Title: Re: Manning/Assange thread
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on January 17, 2017, 11:32:08 pm
I'm glad that Manning is being released. Assange wont do anything, he said he would if Manning was pardoned, but the sentence was only commuted, the distinction is that Chelsea is still considered guilty, where as a pardon would have vindicated her.

Does not make him less of a bitch.
Title: Re: Manning/Assange thread
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on January 17, 2017, 11:54:14 pm
Also this article says clemency: http://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-01-13/chelsea-manning-pardon-would-get-me-to-surrender-julian-assange-says

As does the wikileaks tweet: https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/819630102787059713
Title: Re: Manning/Assange thread
Post by: Faust on January 18, 2017, 12:04:29 am
I was wrong, the articles I read were either paraphrased, or I remembered it wrong. Well that's interesting, I don't think Assange will have the conviction to his words, though I wonder how he will welsh out of it.

"If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case", the US hasn't made an extradition request as the pretence of his charges was always sexual abuse, if they bring it now it justifies why he is hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy, either way he is likely to stay where he is.

I don't like the man, though I don't really want to see him in the US.
Title: Re: Manning/Assange thread
Post by: Faust on January 18, 2017, 08:55:38 am
It also occurs to me that he wouldn't make such a claim unless he knew there was little risk of him going to jail, that perhaps a pardon has already been negotiated with, with the incoming president.
Title: Re: Manning/Assange thread
Post by: Cain on January 18, 2017, 05:43:36 pm
As you say Faust, America has not officially charged him with any crimes.  Only Sweden wants him extradited, which he continues to refuse to do.