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The WikiLeaks guy

Julian Assange, the malefactor in charge of Wikileaks, is acting as an agent for the enemies of the United States.  The Constitution authorizes the Congress to issue “letters of marque and reprisal.”  Back in the day, owners of private ships could be authorized by a king to attack enemy vessels at sea using a letter of marque.  It wasn’t exactly the same as the covert ops we do with, say, Blackwater, but the analogy holds.  Private contractors were authorized to go after the king’s enemies when the situation called for deadly force yet short of a formal declaration of war.

That needs to happen here to Mr. Assange.  Although he’s wanted on other charges and may get arrested by other countries, he’s damaged the United States enough for our government to go after him for espionage using something like a letter of marque.

Assange apparently had an accomplice, a homosexual private named Bradley Manning.  According to Todd Schnitt, Manning leaked the documents as a vendetta against the Obama administration for its failure to revoke the don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy.  If true, then Manning committed espionage with the intent of harming the interests of the United States.  The aggravating factor of intent to harm would make him subject to the death penalty under Article 106 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

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