posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 11:00 PM
How about we turn this around and ask when there will be justice for acts of treason and disclosure of secret information involving the Valerie Plame
case? Just thinking out loud here.
Anyhow Julian or Wikileaks didn't do any of the espionage themselves, the most they ever did was act as a public service for dissemination. If
there's embarrassing information getting out, it's because people working in our government (and businesses) are sending it to Wikileaks. (Perhaps
real patriots that don't care for dishonesty and treachery committed in the name of a country that's supposed to be by and of the people.) Not that
Wikileaks is actively snooping and seeking of such information.
Now there may be laws against distribution and dissemination of secret material, IANAL but I'm fairly sure those acts are neither treason or
espionage in themselves. (Generally to commit treason, you have to be under oath or contract with the government while working on behalf of at least
one of its enemies. Espionage generally involves actively seeking out information for profit.) The thing is, Wikileaks as far as I know was never
established under the jurisdiction of the U.S. - so how would they be held accountable under U.S. law regarding government document material? Which
probably brings up some questions in other countries about soverignty, etc. (If I was European, I'd be asking my government some big questions about
As for the big reason why MSM is upset by Wikileaks? They couldn't get the scoop on such a story. Considering how "journalism" is often a person
with a communications degree reading a teleprompter, it's embarrassing for them too.