It prohibited any attempt to interfere with military operations, to support America's enemies during wartime, to promote insubordination in the military, or to interfere with military recruitment. In 1919, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Schenck v. United States that the act did not violate the free speech rights of those convicted under its provisions.
“Twenty-two year-old army intelligence specialist Bradley Manning was arrested May 26th for allegedly leaking the notorious Iraq Apache attack helicopter video and more than a quarter million classified State Department documents to secret-sharing website Wikileaks. He was turned in by his confidant, ex-hacker Adrian Lamo. Lamo then gave logs of his chats with Manning to Wired's Kevin Poulsen, who broke the story of Manning's arrest. It's been speculated that alleged Army leaker, PFC Bradley Manning, is transgendered. We've found evidence that strongly suggests Manning has some sort of LGBT identity, and that the man who snitched on him exploited this to win his trust.” Read more about this mess here.
Ultimately Bradley violated the Espionage Act and thus being tried. Some (Berkeley hippies) believe he is a hero for turning over a video of civilians being targeted and thus feel he should be exonerated. Hmmm lets see turning over a video that may or may not be what they say should let him off the hook for all of the other thousands of files he turned over as well and jeopardizing American warriors in the fight. Oh ya is Bradley deployed ? Nope his happy dappy ass is sitting in la la land trying to figure himself out while he gives away secret information for most likely monetary gain…GRAND!
There have been 513 Coalition fatalities (per below)in Afg since May (when Bradley was arrested). Could you contribute any of those to his leaks? I would argue yes and you would be hard pressed to defend him.
The fact that some consider him a “hero” makes me vomit. How scrambled do you have to be to believe he is a hero? If he actually found something in error or that violated any ROEs then he could have used plenty of resources within the DOD to bring attention to it vis releasing it ot some "leak" organization. They didnt mention if he got paid for it did they? Interesting. However, our little friend wasn’t even near the Apache incident in Iraq or involved in it so to say he was liberating some sort of earth shattering news to the world is horse shit and some transparent views of his defense…gag.
Time for a Cgar for those warriors actually defending this country, past & present!
California Town Mulls Resolution to Honor Army Private Accused of Passing Secret Info to WikiLeaks
Read more here as well: http://gawker.com/5571388/was-wikileaker-bradley-manning-betrayed-by-his-queer-identity
Casualty facts here: http://icasualties.org/OEF/index.aspx