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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    You know what I don't understand: if they WERE classified then WHY is it still "OK" for him to release the documents (yes, even after they've been altered)

    Why aren't they stepping in and halting his actions?
    They can't turn off the interwebz. Yet.
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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    He exposed lies, cover-ups, abuses, and war crimes. Far from an execution, he should get a ****in' medal. He deserves the label of "hero" far more than some of the trigger-happy grunts in our military who think war is like playing Call of Duty.

    As far as what he could be charged with, Korimyr is right about treason not being applicable. However, espionage is not a sure thing either. Under U.S. law, from what I can tell, espionage only applies when a person has intent or reason to believe the information will do injury to the United States or of benefit to a foreign nation.

    Any argument about intent will be a simple thing to disprove. His own conversations attest to the fact that he was interested in exposing criminal abuses by the government, not in doing injury to the United States. So they would have to argue that he had a "reason to believe" it would do injury to the United States, because it would be harder to argue that he felt it would be to the advantage of a foreign nation.

    Given the circumstances and the wording of the law I can see a very strong argument being made against any espionage charge.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have no use for the guy, I hope he never sees the light of day again, but executing him seems to be going a bit far to my mind.
    I find it interesting that someone proclaiming to be "very liberal" wishes that whistleblowers who expose government abuses and war crimes would rot in prison for life.
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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Hang him from the neck until dead.

    I don't care if he's legally a traitor or not. The law has never stopped our government before.

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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have no use for the guy, I hope he never sees the light of day again, but executing him seems to be going a bit far to my mind.
    we used to find propaganda videos that AQI would make of the children of local notables whom they suspected of working with us. they would tape them begging, pleading, screaming for their parents to save them, stop working for the Americans, etc and so forth, as they were taken apart piece by piece, and then scattered across the city, piece by piece.

    children.

    this guy has potentially doomed hundreds if not thousands of innocents to the same fate. being executed by a bullet is better than he deserves.

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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    we used to find propaganda videos that AQI would make of the children of local notables whom they suspected of working with us. they would tape them begging, pleading, screaming for their parents to save them, stop working for the Americans, etc and so forth, as they were taken apart piece by piece, and then scattered across the city, piece by piece.

    children.

    this guy has potentially doomed hundreds if not thousands of innocents to the same fate. being executed by a bullet is better than he deserves.
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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    we used to find propaganda videos that AQI would make of the children of local notables whom they suspected of working with us. they would tape them begging, pleading, screaming for their parents to save them, stop working for the Americans, etc and so forth, as they were taken apart piece by piece, and then scattered across the city, piece by piece.

    children.

    this guy has potentially doomed hundreds if not thousands of innocents to the same fate. being executed by a bullet is better than he deserves.
    I read one source where the Taliban said they were comparing the names to 1,800 they already have on a wanted list. Since many of these names were likely in the public domain already, or at least already known by the Taliban, chances are no one was endangered.
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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    we used to find propaganda videos that AQI would make of the children of local notables whom they suspected of working with us. they would tape them begging, pleading, screaming for their parents to save them, stop working for the Americans, etc and so forth, as they were taken apart piece by piece, and then scattered across the city, piece by piece.

    children.

    this guy has potentially doomed hundreds if not thousands of innocents to the same fate. being executed by a bullet is better than he deserves.
    We read propaganda posts here daily, some more melodramatic than others.
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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    we used to find propaganda videos that AQI would make of the children of local notables whom they suspected of working with us. they would tape them begging, pleading, screaming for their parents to save them, stop working for the Americans, etc and so forth, as they were taken apart piece by piece, and then scattered across the city, piece by piece.

    children.

    this guy has potentially doomed hundreds if not thousands of innocents to the same fate. being executed by a bullet is better than he deserves.


    I've heard of this.



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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Hmm you do know that first the wiki-leaker is Australian and hence cant be charged for treason in the US.

    Now the US citizen that gave him the material could be, but guessing that he is white and in the military, then that wont happen. Funny how all the anger has been thrown the Australian but not a peep on the US solider that gave him the information.
    Hmmm...An Australian using real information against the US government. Is it any different than the Australian who uses misinformation on a daily basis to overthrow our government?

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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Hmmm...An Australian using real information against the US government. Is it any different than the Australian who uses misinformation on a daily basis to overthrow our government?


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