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August 02, 2010

Short Take On WikiLeak's Leaks

Liz Cheney: Wikileaks Founder Has Blood On His Hands


Short Take On WikiLeak's Leaks

by Henry Mark Holzer

Saturday's newspaper brought an AP story headlined "White House urges halt to spilling of war secrets," the first paragraph of which says: "The Obama administration on Friday implored [my emphasis] the website WikiLeaks to stop posting secret Afghanistan war documents . . . ."


To implore means to plead.

The most powerful nation in the world is pleading with geekniks around the world to cease jeopardizing American national security and violating our criminal laws.

As to the former, there is ample justification for special operators or others to simply take out WikiLeaks installations wherever they can be found if that is feasible covertly.

As to the latter, non-citizens associated with the WikiLeaks enterprise can be charged with violating American criminal laws, including the Espionage Act, aiding and abetting, and conspiracy. American citizens can be similarly charged.

And citizens can also be charged with treason: giving "aid and comfort" to the enemies of the United States.

Or, alternatively, Obama and Gates can continue to plead, perhaps as Johnson and Nixon might have done with Americans--Fonda, Zinn, Spock, Hayden and others--who aided and comforted the Viet Cong, North Vietnamese, Chinese, Cubans and Soviets who were killing Americans in Southeast Asia.

That would have worked as well as it's going to work for our craven president.


The United States of America?!

I was about to ask rhetorically, "what have we come to?"

But, sadly, I know the answer.


Soldier accused of leaks arrives at U.S. brig

The Army says a soldier charged with leaking U.S. war secrets to the Wikileaks website would be tried at a military installation in the Washington area if a general court-martial is ordered.

A spokesman for the Military District of Washington says Pfc. Bradley Manning was being processed Friday into the brig at the Quantico Marine Corps Base in northern Virginia after arriving overnight from pretrial confinement in Kuwait.

The 22-year-old intelligence analyst is charged with leaking more than 50 diplomatic cables, plus classified helicopter cockpit video of a 2007 firefight in Baghdad that left a Reuters photographer and his driver dead.

Manning also is suspected of leaking tens of thousands of secret Afghanistan war logs that Wikileaks recently posted on the Internet.

Wild Thing's comoment.......

Obama is a traitor to our country, he could care less about these leaks, he could care less if it puts our troops in more danger.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67

Posted by Wild Thing at August 2, 2010 06:50 AM


I would love to see Liz Cheney replace Michael Steele at the RNC.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at August 2, 2010 10:23 AM

Tom it won't happen. She's too Conservative for that bunch of RINOs.

This is a serious situation. Especially when you combine it with the recently imposed ROE's that the troops have to operate under. The troops fighting in Afghanistan are now literally fighting the enemy in front of them and the one behind them, their own goverenment.

As far as this A-Hole who did the leaking,I am glad to see that he is going to be tried in a Military Court. Hopefully he will be tried for treason and sentenced to death. Anything less is unthinkable.

The Administration is imploring? Why don't they use the same powers they used to shut down the Interenet sites a couple of weeks ago? I'm quite sure they have the ability to do so.

Oh. my bad. That would be impinging on their right to free speech.

This slope we are on is getting a lot more slippery.

Posted by: Sean at August 2, 2010 10:54 AM

Death penalty should be the first thing considered. Then when, the sooner the better. Ala, the Rosenbergs would be a good start.

I heard the damage this puke caused is incalulable and it may take year to see how much damage he has done. Surely, this rates the death penalty.

Posted by: Mark at August 2, 2010 11:34 AM

Tom, she would be wonderful. I love the way she handles people in debates she has a lot of class.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 3, 2010 02:54 AM

Sean, it sure is!!!!

"This slope we are on is getting a lot more slippery."

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 3, 2010 02:56 AM

Mark, oh wow, so there is even more out there this guy did. And yes exactly, like the Rosenbergs were punished. That should be brought back for this kind of thing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 3, 2010 03:00 AM