Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Why Aren't Treason Charges Being Filed Against The New York Times & WikiLeaks Owner?

What good are our laws if no one enforces them?

Treason is one of those, but I guess that's only a word that gets thrown around against opponents of the current Regime in Washington.

I'm talking about WikiLeaks leaking of thousands of documents about the Afghanistan War to New York Slimes, alQueda's favorite newspapers, as well as Der Splegel.

Now, thanks to these leakers, not only are the lives of our military members in more danger, but so are the lives of Afghans who are aiding us in the fight against alQueda and the Taliban.
The classified military documents released by the group could not only threaten the lives of U.S. troops, but the Afghan civilians with whom they work, a top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said today.

Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of U.S. and international forces in Regional Command-East and Combined Joint Task Force 101 as well as the 101st Airborne Division, addressed the issue during a video news conference with Pentagon reporters from his Afghanistan headquarters.

...“Anytime there’s any sort of leak of classified material, it has the potential to harm the military folks that are working out here every day to preserve that,” Campbell said. The documents, reportedly given to several U.S. and international media weeks ago, are said to detail field reports from Afghanistan, as well as alleged Pakistani partnership with the Taliban. The more than 70,000 documents cover the period from January 2004 through December 2009, according to Pentagon officials.

Pentagon spokesman Marine Corps Col. Dave Lapan said today that U.S. troops in Afghanistan are hearing discontent from Afghan partners, whose names were revealed in the documents leak. Some Afghan nationals work with coalition forces to provide information and whereabouts of militants and insurgent activities.

“There’s been displeasure from folks whose names appeared there,” Lapan said. “Anyone whose name appears in those documents is at risk. It could be a threat to their lives, or to their future conduct” in support of coalition forces.
Notice that the Obama Regime didn't do a damn thing to try and stop these leaks from being reported. That's because there's a political element involved. Let's face it. The liberal Democrats really don't want to fight this war. Remember how their mantra during the Bush Years was that Iraq was the wrong war and Afghanistan was the "good war," because it was all about getting one guy--Obama bin Laden. We can see from their vote on the war funding bill, and the way the Regime dithered in sending more troops last year that all their support for Afghanistan was a bullshit political ploy to get elected.

There is a price that needs to be pay, because right now, the world is watching. Who would help us or our allies if they know their names might be leaked by these activist liberal "journalists?" Similarly, what nation would want to be our ally if we have such a wishy washy foreign policy and are only willing to fight wars when the going is good?

To paraphrase my friend Melanie Morgan from a few years ago, of which I'm in full agreement, NY Slimes Editor Bill Keller should be tried for treason and, if found guilty, should receive the maximum penalty for that crime, including the death penalty. But I would also add the names of "Pinchy" Sulzberger and the slime who are behind WikiLeaks.

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