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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:07 PM

Are Troops Talking to Assange ‘Communicating With the Enemy’?

Sep 28, 2012 3:43pm
By Jake Tapper

... Air Force counter-intelligence documents obtained by the Sydney Morning Herald suggest that military personnel who contact WikiLeaks could be charged with “communicating with the enemy.”

But George Little, a spokesman for the Pentagon, tells ABC News that the “Department of Defense does not regard Mr. Assange as a member of the ‘enemy,’ a military objective, or someone who should be dealt with by the US military.”

Little says the Pentagon “has warned Mr. Assange and Wikileaks against soliciting service members to break the law by providing classified information to them, and that it is our view that continued possession by Wikileaks of classified information belonging to the United States government represents a continuing violation of law. We regard this as a law enforcement matter.”

The documents were part of a probe of whether an analyst violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice, section 904, article 104 ...

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/are-troops-talking-to-assange-communicating-with-the-enemy/

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struggle4progress Sep 2012 OP
99th_Monkey Sep 2012 #1
struggle4progress Sep 2012 #2
99th_Monkey Sep 2012 #3
yurbud Sep 2012 #4
fasttense Sep 2012 #5

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:18 PM

1. "Dept. of Defense does not regard Mr. Assange as a member of the ‘enemy,’ a military objective,

... or someone who should be dealt with by the US military.”

Sez the Fox to the Hen.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:33 PM

2. I kinda suspect they coulda taken him out by now, if he were a military objective

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:55 PM

3. How do you think US Military troops storming a foreign embassy would play?

... .in terms of US credibility abroad ...

... and 5 weeks before the Nov 2012 General Election,
especially given what happened to the US Embassy in
Libya and all.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:24 PM

4. Tony Blair did have to tell Baby Bush that it would be impolite to bomb an ally

when he wanted to bomb the al Jazeera HQ in Qatar.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 06:09 AM

5. Is it time to send a drone to London and fire on an Embassy?

Since it's ok for the king of the US, I mean the President, to kill anyone he sees as a terrorist, than maybe he will send a drone and be done with the annoyance of journalists.

But seriously, if the Department of Defense wasn't doing anything wrong, then what are they so worried about?

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