Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick
I still fail to see the crime here.
He outed the US government's continual assistance and participation in the violation of human rights and embarrsaed the hell out of them on the world stage. I'm sure that is in the criminal code somewhere....don't embarrass you government when they are doing terrible, unjust things.
I'll explain because I have a moment. Life isn't fair. Good with that bad, just imagine if everyone got exactly what they deserved. That might not be the best thing in the long run.
That being said, here is another one. Might makes right.
If someone can and will beat you're head in, they are the only one's left to tell the story of you and paint the picture they want to paint of you.
With that in mind, revisit the first thing I told you. That's right, you fu ck with the bull, you get the horns.
And life isn't fair. They knew there would be a reaction to it. Some governments would just snuff the guy and move onto the next target. This one wants to know who and how and has the ability to get it one way or another. That's the reality of it.
What law was broken you ask? Charged with releasing classified information to unauthorized personnel. The military takes that sort of thing personally. So here he sits all alone, pressured by the man to account for what he did and how he did it. Could be worse. Could be getting his head cut off for a press release in Iraq, or in some forgotten underground cell in Syria left to the monster.
If you are going to pull the dog's tail, know where the climbing trees are.