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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Classified information has its purpose, but it all to often used for cover-ups rather than protecting the nation. While I agree with the man's choice, he is not above the law. I'd convict him, but give him a light sentence given the circumstances.
    I'd charge him with being a traitor and execute him. Seeing as his actions gave "aide and comfort" to the enemy.
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Seriously, **** this guy.

    Even if you're someone who wants to justify the leaking of these videos as some sort of plan for the greater good, there is absolutely no excuse for leaking (or attempting to leak) 260,000 classified diplomatic cables. That is absolutely mindblowing, and would do serious damage to our diplomatic relationships around the world. It would probably be the most damaging leak in the nation's history.
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    I'd like to know when our government is torturing prisoners, or drugging people, or sending covert soliders into areas we should not be in, or intervening in other nation's affairs,.... I could go on, but I hope you get my point.

    If we knew about these things, I doubt they would have happened in the first place. Now that these things are out in the public after the fact, our reputation has been tainted.
    Just because you *want* to know doesn't mean you *should* know. Our enemies *want* to know these things, as well, so they can use them against us which is EXACTLY why it's classified!

    So - risk my husband's life to satisfy your curiosity. Nope, sorry, your curiosity defintely doesn't mean crap to me in contrast.
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'd charge him with being a traitor and execute him. Seeing as his actions gave "aide and comfort" to the enemy.
    I agree with charging him as a traitor, but I'm not in favor of his execution.

    Life in prison would be enough, to me.
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Just because you *want* to know doesn't mean you *should* know. Our enemies *want* to know these things, as well, so they can use them against us which is EXACTLY why it's classified!

    So - risk my husband's life to satisfy your curiosity. Nope, sorry, your curiosity defintely doesn't mean crap to me in contrast.
    If we had a truely transparent government, this crap I listed wouldn't happen in the first place. Just because we don't hear about it doesn't make it right.

    And I'm not talking about secret military technology or even this tape of the killings this guy released (he should not have leaked that video)... I'm talking about intentional immoral actions done by our government in our name.

    I'm getting off the main topic here though...

    This guy should be put on trial and if convicted, put in prison. The video does nothing but give propaganda to our enemies.

    As for the diplomatic cables leaked, I'd have to read them before making a comment on it. If there is evidence of misconduct in these messages, I would say I'm glad he leaked them. However if the information is sensitive and contains no wrong doings, I'd absolutely be again his leaking the information.

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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    If we had a truely transparent government, this crap I listed wouldn't happen in the first place. Just because we don't hear about it doesn't make it right.

    And I'm not talking about secret military technology or even this tape of the killings this guy released (he should not have leaked that video)... I'm talking about intentional immoral actions done by our government in our name.

    I'm getting off the main topic here though...

    This guy should be put on trial and if convicted, put in prison. The video does nothing but give propaganda to our enemies.

    As for the diplomatic cables leaked, I'd have to read them before making a comment on it. If there is evidence of misconduct in these messages, I would say I'm glad he leaked them. However if the information is sensitive and contains no wrong doings, I'd absolutely be again his leaking the information.
    Well - who's to be the judge, then?

    They're called whistleblowers.

    When something happens in govenrment and it's suppose to be kept hush-hush but it's *wrong* as in it violates the constitution, goes against current law or is immoral then the person who calls attention to it, leaks it or otherwise blows the whistle on it is actually protected after doing so under the whistleblower act of 1989. . . and other various acts and attempts to protect those who try to keep Washington balanced.

    True, there should be less wrong-doing going on. But, it seems that 8 or 16 years isn't very long in politics - and often a secret wrong is found and then rooted out by opposition down the road. No matter how 'transparent' a government is suppose to be there will always be someone doing something that they shouldn't be doing.
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I agree with charging him as a traitor, but I'm not in favor of his execution.

    Life in prison would be enough, to me.
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    The Specialist needs to be punished, not because of what he leaked but because of the fact that he leaked something marked classified. Its not up to him to decide what should be and shouldn't be classified or what deserves to be and what doesn't deserve to be classified. If you let him off the hook because you think what he leaked should have been public or didnt deserve to be classified, you'd be encouraging potential leakers, who may leak something important, and redefining the role of soldiers in that position.

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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Life is precious, he no longer deserves his.
    I'm not sure simply releasing classified information should be a capital offense. I'd be more inclined to agree with it being so if the information released led to the deaths of soldiers, but it doesn't seem that this was the case here.
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    It's sad that there are government that do disclose. . .
    But it's bad when we delay on the path to disclosure?

    Remember the scene from MIB where Kay explains to Edwards that "A person is smart. People are dumb."

    If, by all means, you feel you are a smart person and somehow privy to this information - then that's your opinion.
    But when speaking of the mass number of people that will know - along with you knowing - it's better that you just don't know certain things. You're thinking of yourself when you should be thinking of you AND everyone else in the entire world.
    Good thing I have proven myself worth of keeping secrets. But really after reading the article and learning what the thread was all about. I do believe he should be punished but I think on a more serious note about transparency is that if a weapon is more then 30 years old it should probably be disclosed regardless if it worked or not. That doesn't mean I am in favor of disclosing things that help others realize what our strategy is. But I'd like to know more on black projects that are old and decisions that were made by Allen Dulles and James Angleton. You know that James Angleton got a word named after him because he was practically paranoid?

    Also what does your husband do for the government?

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