WikiLeaks Charge Punishable by Death

The Army has notified Bradley Manning, a prime suspect in the WikiLeaks case, that he faces 22 more charges in connection with allegedly downloading secret information from computers in Iraq.

Worst case scenerio? The Death Penalty!

From CNN:

The most serious new charge alleges that he aided the enemy by making this information public. That charge is punishable by death. A news release from the Army said the prosecution team “has notified the defense that the prosecution will not recommend the death penalty,” but technically it is up to the commander overseeing the case to make the final decision about the death penalty.

All told, Manning, a military intelligence analyst from Oklahoma, now faces a total of 34 charges in the case, including:

— Wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet

— Theft of public records

— Transmitting defense information

— Transferring classified data onto his personal computer

— Disclosing classified information concerning the national defense.

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5 Comments on “WikiLeaks Charge Punishable by Death”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    They should be so hard on a million other Officials who DON’T tell us the Truth and get away with it. Furthermore, as far as “aiding the Enemy”… the damn News, Interviews with Government Officials and the like, countless Documentaries and Panel Discussions, etc, etc, you-name-it, provide all KINDS of information that I personally believe they actually shouldn’t broadcast, permitting everybody who is listening— including the Enemy— know what the hell we’re doing and planning, all the TIME. JMO.

  2. Mary Beth Says:

    Manning placed everyone in America in danger by such vile acts. DP might be the best thing for him, or LWOP.

  3. I don’t think it should be punishable by death. They often recruit more lethal foreigners and promise them citizenship for joining the service. Often they train the combatants that end up killing our people. So, what Manning did was really no big deal compared to that.

    The release of diplomatic cables made it difficult for the diplomats to do that voodoo they do, but, hey, they don’t fight or win wars, now do they? Most of those cables were really no big deal. I can only imagine that most of that stuff had already been published in the newspapers and the diplomats used that information instead of developing any new information of their own.

  4. zelda Says:

    Smoke and mirrors. It’s really a scapegoat situation I would guess………he is certainly not the only one “leaking” stuff.We will never know the other bad guys now will we.
    I visualize a scurrying box of rats……..

  5. griffithinsider Says:

    Am writing a thesis on Public Trust in WikiLeaks, the Media and the Government and need to know what your opinions are. The online survey is multiple choice and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please follow the link: Would be great if you would encourage others to do the survey also.

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