The claims of the value of transparency would have a lot more believeability if those who did it always gave their name, home address, home phone number, and social security number to you. Those on FaceBook who make these rash claims seem to lack a profile picture of their and are not willing to expose their Faceebook information to the public.
Over 77,000 Afghans who have been helpful to their nation and ours have had their names revealed on the Net to al Qaida and the Taliban. Their information has put them in jeopardy and many of them will die for Assange's WikiTerrorism. Too bad those minimizing and justifying are not being subjected to the same dangers as they are as a learning experience. Even the Huffington Post had to look at this way:
The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International and three other groups have sent a series of e-mails to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange calling for the names of Afghan civilians to be removed from the 77,000 classified military documents published by the online whistle-blower last month.
"There was no consideration about civilian lives," Nadery said, noting a rise in assassinations of Afghan civilians seen as government collaborators.
The Pentagon told Julain Assange his actions risk the lives of U.S. soldiers and Afghan citizens and could possibly undermine military operations against extremists in Afghanistan.
Members of the Taliban were studying the documents to retaliate against any informants cooperating with the U.S. military long before Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission spokesman Nadery said, "There was no consideration about civilian lives," after noticing a rise in assassinations of Afghan civilians seen as government collaborators.
In Presidential Order 12958 it is clear Julian Assange is in violation in, Part 1. Original Classification, Sec. 1.1. Classification Standards that: (b) Classified information shall not be declassified automatically as a result of any unauthorized disclosure of identical or similar information.(c) The unauthorized disclosure of foreign government information is presumed to cause damage to the national security.
Under 18 U.S.C. § 793 : US Code - Section 793: Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information, a ten year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine are the sanctions, "(g) If two or more persons conspire to violate any of the foregoing provisions of this section, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be subject to the punishment provided for the offense which is the object of such conspiracy."
Interfering with military operations and supporting America's enemies during wartime, promoting insubordination in the military, or interfering with with military recruitment are prohibited .
In 1919, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Schenck v. United States the act did not violate the free speech rights of those convicted under its provisions. While a great deal of caselaw on free speech has evolved since then, the key feature of the US Code is those involved intend or know "... information is to be used to the injury of the United States..." That the names of Afghan individuals who have been allies of the US were revealed, injuring US military and diplomatic mission there, is a fact. In the text of the US Code, the onus is put on those who released the information to prove they did not intend that.
As it now stands, the duty of the Attorney General is to seek indict Julian Assange and seek his extradition. Like so many other failure to uphold the law by the Obama Administration, the prospect of that happening, however, is unlikely.
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