posted on May, 16 2013 @ 12:50 PM
Originally posted by Flatfish
You might also make note of the fact that all this could have been avoided if the reporter had just revealed the source. While I respect their right
to protect their sources, everything has it's limits and when someone is putting our service men & women's lives in danger, illegally and needlessly,
it's time to draw the line.
Also to be noted...DOJ didn't supeona the AP...the sueponaed the Telecom Providers.
They aren't going after the AP they are going after the LEAK.
It is not illegal to report secret material in the USA...it is illegal for government officials to leak secret material.
As the Update on the OP article clarifies..The DOJ did not "tap" congress or "tap" anyone...they pulled the phone logs from the telecom providers of
the AP reporters.
So the only way anyone in congress might feel thier priveledged "seperation of powers" had been violated is if they were running to the cloak room
after secret-level debriefings and calling AP reporters.
If Bradley manning is sitting in jail...I have little sympathy for a Congressman demanding he is above the law for leaking secrets that might still
cost American lives...we will never know how much intelligence was lost after years of working to infiltrate Al-Qaida, or how close our agents were to
death when the story broke, but we do know the operation saved a plane load of people from exploding over a major US City...And those undercover
agents were blown in the leak. (see post on last page)
edit on 16-5-2013 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)