Originally posted by ommadawn
1.its only wikileaks that have broken the law here?
No. The information appears to have been stolen by someone else and handed to them so far as I understand it.
They (Wikileaks) are the Publisher of apparently stolen info.
2. the govenment has never broken the law and tryed to hide it?
I did not say that.
3. calls of asasination are against the human rights and hauge court rulings but ok for journalists?
Who is calling for that?
4. if evedence of a crime is discovered it must be reported or it is a crime but what happens if the govenment is the perpre trator of this crime?
Appears to be two issues in that question. So far as I know, a crime has been reported, and a named individual associated with that. Innocent until proven guilty of course. But the crime appears to exist and by all accounts the 'stolen data'. Evidence of that by inspection of the Public Domain record.
5. do you really beleive the govenment is above the law?
My beliefs a very personal and not for public discussion, such is my freedom of choice.
You are very much on point here. There is quite a list of who may be guilty of a crime here.
Whoever procured the documents has responsibility.
Whoever handled the documents has responsibilty.
Whoever publishes the documents has responsibilty.
As do federal employees who do not meet the security clearance.
Someone above me put it very clearly in a more everyday situation and I will repeat it here:
A thief takes all of your personal information from your laptop, including your SSN, name, birthdate, mothers maiden name, address, pictures of your children, your internet history, credit card numbers etc etc...
He then delivers them to me, and I proceed to publish the information to the world.
Am I innocent here? The thief is obviously guilty, but what becomes of me? And what becomes of the websites and news companies that then publish the information after me?