posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 07:03 PM
Having paid some attention to what all is going on, and having served in the US military, there are a few things that can be stated on Private
If he had only related to what he saw, and had it been a few items, then this would have been a railroad job by the US government. But beyond that,
looking at everything there are way too many questions that are not answered, nor is the government wanting to answer them or the US military.
Dealing with any classified information, is typically a 2 person job, espeically when it comes to an NCO, there has to be a need to know and another
person present. These rules came into being after the Walker spy case where military secrets were leaked to the USSR. Some one in the chain of
command knew about his activities and chose to ignore it, and even after he was suspected of leaking information, he was left in a position to where
he could continue to take and leak more classified information to the world.
But did he go beyond what would have been considered enough, the answer is yes. He did not just limit his activities to what could be considered
breaches in the Geneva Convention, or even the rules of conduct in a miliary action, the reality is that he also is accused of leaking diplomatic
information as well, and that he should not have done. There is where he crossed the line.
The laws are very clear cut, and unfortunately, as bad as it is, he is going to pay the penalty for his actions, there is no way around it. And he is
also being used as a message to the rest of those who would do the exact same thing.