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    Should Jullian Assange be tried for treason or something?

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    He is the lead cheerleader for the douche bag squad. I know the guy isn't American but what the hell, can't we do something? As far as I am concerned after Bin Laden this guy should be FBI's most wanted. Information is power, and right now this guy is incredibly powerful, and not only does he act like an asshole about this, but his last name even starts with ass. You can't make this **** up. Just look at the guy though:



    Don't you just want to beat him with a stick until your arm gets tired, and hand the stick over to the next guy in line?
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    Re: Should Jullian Assange be tried for treason or something?

    aww diddums, free speech backfired.

    if you're gonna charge anyone, it should be the people who leak the info to wikileaks.
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    Re: Should Jullian Assange be tried for treason or something?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Julian Assange - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    He is the lead cheerleader for the douche bag squad. I know the guy isn't American but what the hell, can't we do something? As far as I am concerned after Bin Laden this guy should be FBI's most wanted. Information is power, and right now this guy is incredibly powerful, and not only does he act like an asshole about this, but his last name even starts with ass. You can't make this **** up. Just look at the guy though:



    Don't you just want to beat him with a stick until your arm gets tired, and hand the stick over to the next guy in line?
    I do not think highly of hackers nor the people who want to beat them with a stick..
    But then secrecy and privacy can also be scary...
    This character is just another walkin'/talkin' dude who I know NOTHING about, having read some opinions of those who pretend to know something.

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    Re: Should Jullian Assange be tried for treason or something?

    Can't call it treason if he is not a US citizen. If he was a US citizen then yeah he would be a traitor for helping other traitors leak classified info,after all it takes two to tango. He is no better than someone who knowingly buys stolen goods. Hopefully that one soldier as well as any other US citizen who leaked info gets charged with treason and executed. I do not think Australia will extradite him to be tried in the US nor give us permission to send a drone to cap his ass so the next best thing is wait until he steps foot outside his country.
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    Re: Should Jullian Assange be tried for treason or something?

    Everyone knows that 99 percent of these "secrets" are classified because they're embarrassing, not because they endanger national security. Assange held back 15,000 of the documents and asked the White House to check the rest of them to see whether there was anything that would endanger anyone's life, so the government has no right to criticize him on those grounds.

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    Re: Should Jullian Assange be tried for treason or something?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Can't call it treason if he is not a US citizen. If he was a US citizen then yeah he would be a traitor for helping other traitors leak classified info,after all it takes two to tango. He is no better than someone who knowingly buys stolen goods. Hopefully that one soldier as well as any other US citizen who leaked info gets charged with treason and executed. I do not think Australia will extradite him to be tried in the US nor give us permission to send a drone to cap his ass so the next best thing is wait until he steps foot outside his country.
    It is nice to know you support killing whistleblowers who in the worse times will be one of our only defenses against a corrupt and authoritarian government, which in essence makes your position more radical than the Chinese commies you despise so much.
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    Re: Should Jullian Assange be tried for treason or something?

    @spud and Winston: The people that leaked have been found to my understanding. This guy has the power not to leak and leak more documents. When told that he would be compromising contacts with Afghanistan he said that he could care less and sacrifices had to be made.

    There are similar whistle blower groups out there that have even tried to covince him to not publish the documents because these are helping the enemy for propaganda and advancement purposes. I really can't believe anyone could say that it's ok this guy is doing this.
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    Re: Should Jullian Assange be tried for treason or something?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    @spud and Winston: The people that leaked have been found to my understanding. This guy has the power not to leak and leak more documents. When told that he would be compromising contacts with Afghanistan he said that he could care less and sacrifices had to be made.

    There are similar whistle blower groups out there that have even tried to covince him to not publish the documents because these are helping the enemy for propaganda and advancement purposes. I really can't believe anyone could say that it's ok this guy is doing this.
    I didn't see where he said he didn't care about compromising contacts. Not saying it isn't true, but I'd like to see it.

    The fact that something may be good PR for the enemy doesn't make it treason. If it were so, any war protest could be characterized as treason.
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    Re: Should Jullian Assange be tried for treason or something?

    Obviously not treason, but if there is a criminal act they can pin on the guy (I am not a prosecutor, but there must be something) then go for it. The leaking of these documents has potentially not only put the lives of soldiers at risk, but also those of Afghan civilians who have aided the effort in the country.
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    Re: Should Jullian Assange be tried for treason or something?

    Not treason, but the guy is certainly a propagandist asshole. I'll never understand why so many people are so eager to see our security undermined.


    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    Everyone knows that 99 percent of these "secrets" are classified because they're embarrassing, not because they endanger national security.
    Do you have anything to support this, or is it just an assumption?
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