posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:17 AM
This guy is a hero, until someone dies as a result of the intel he released. Will you feel the same then? Military operations have very specific
guidelines. When we give all of those to the enemy, they now know how we operate. It becomes much easier to counter what they are doing.
Does anyone even KNOW why he released this info? You are assuming he is some sort of super patriot, who is trying to do our country right. The
reality is that he had been punished previous (and more than once) for misuse of his clearance. He released a barrage of info - he was not
discriminate about what he gave up. He just grabbed all he could and said "Here you go!" He did not even ponder if it would put his fellow
soldiers in danger. If I were a soldier stationed there, I would be pissed-off at this guy.
And then he bragged about it, which got him caught in the first place. Which leads me to believe that he did it only because he was showing off his
clearance to his buddies. Lookat what I can do! He is young and low ranking. You honestly think he made some hard moral choices to release critical
info to inform America?
You are all over his bandwagon because what he did in your opinion, was the "right" thing to do for America. While that may or may not be the case
(I feel a very VERY few tidbits of info was actually useful - most of the stuff is mundane, and did not need to be released), I don't think he had
any grand design to do the patriotic thing for his country. I think he is a simply a dolt who was showing off his clearance, and put his fellow
soldiers at risk to do so. And he is a hero? I think not.
I don't know if he deserves execution, but if ANYONE dies (which will be impossible to determine probably) as a result of his actions, then why would
he be immune to the death penalty? What if an entire squad dies because the enemy was waiting for them? Just toss a medal on him and call it good
I know when I was serving, I'd have liked to punch this guy in this mouth for what he did. Right or wrong for his country, he is a SOLDIER first.
It's his duty to protect his fellow soldiers. Not put them at risk.