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    Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Should the wiki-leaker, the moron in the military that leaked the docs to wiki-leaks, be executed for treason?

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    Last edited by zimmer; 10-25-10 at 09:37 AM.
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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    I think he's Austrailian, so he hasn't committed treason in the U.S.
    Last edited by Dezaad; 10-25-10 at 10:35 AM.
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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    not a citizen; so he's not treasonous.

    he's a foriegn national, which makes him instead a spy.

    execute him for that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Should the wiki-leaker, the moron in the military that leaked the docs to wiki-leaks, be executed for treason?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    not a citizen; so he's not treasonous.

    he's a foriegn national, which makes him instead a spy.

    execute him for that.
    Good luck in proving he is a spy. For one he was not in the US when the material was stolen by a US citizen. In fact I doubt he has been in the US for a very long time if at all, since he is rather paranoid type person and only visits countries where he cant be arrested and sued for the leaks his site has published.

    So how can he be a spy if he was not in the US when the material was given to him?
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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    I think he's Austrailian, so he hasn't committed treason in the U.S.
    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Should the wiki-leaker, the moron in the military that leaked the docs to wiki-leaks, be executed for treason?

    Yes?
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    Ah... guys... I'm talking about the military individual that leaked to wiki-leaks.
    Though it was clear in the initial post... guess not.

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    5 votes in the No column as of this post... should be scrubbed from the totals.

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    Last edited by zimmer; 10-25-10 at 11:25 AM.
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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    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.
    couldn't tell you about how that matters at all; except that military justice offers him much less of an ability to skip off scott free than civilian justice does. frankly, i hope he is killed as well.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Good luck in proving he is a spy. For one he was not in the US when the material was stolen by a US citizen
    that's immaterial. especially in a cyber-age.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Should the wiki-leaker, the moron in the military that leaked the docs to wiki-leaks, be executed for treason?

    Yes?
    No?
    Treason was specifically defined in the United States Constitution, the only crime so defined. Article III Section 3 delineates treason as follows:

    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

    The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

    However, Congress has, at times, passed statutes creating related offenses that undermine the government or the national security, such as sedition in the 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts, or espionage and sedition in the 1917 Espionage Act, which do not require the testimony of two witnesses and have a much broader definition than Article Three treason. For example, some well-known spies have been convicted of espionage rather than treason.”
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    Seems more probable he'll be convicted of espionage. Execution? I seriously doubt it. We aren't even formally at war.
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    Re: Should the wiki-leaker be excuted for treason?

    Last time I checked, Australia is not a state in the United States of America, but it's amusing that a lot of people like to think that U.S. law = world law.

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