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View Poll Results: Is the Wikileaks Army Private a HERO
yes 3 20.00%
no 8 53.33%
no. He should be given death 4 26.67%
other 0 0%
not sure 0 0%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-10-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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Berkeley City Council wants to declare the Army private suspected of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks a hero
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101208/...leaks_berkeley
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The key word here is "suspected".

They have no proof. I hope he's not the sacrificial lamb.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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Only if you consider espionage on your own country a heroic act.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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The key word here is "suspected".

They have no proof. I hope he's not the sacrificial lamb.

If he is guilty, he should be given death.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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The key word here is "suspected".

They have no proof. I hope he's not the sacrificial lamb.
Of course he is falling on someone's sword. These leaks came from the top and were meant to cause the chaos they are causing. Did you read the article in Time about the Assange interview? He said he's not doing this to bring more transparency, he's doing it to bring justice and cause chaos for good. He went on to say if this does anything it will destabilize America, which is his main goal.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Upstate
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The key word here is "suspected".

They have no proof. I hope he's not the sacrificial lamb.
You're probably right about the sacrificial lamb part. I do not believe that this guy gave up all of that information. Some possibly.

It's sad they want to make a hero out of this guy, but don't give a hoot about the real hero's fighting in harms way as you read this post.

But that's Berkley, California for ya.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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If he can prove that people in our government helped him, I'd take his death off the table.
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Look..this pattern is becoming obvious.

Was Madoff the sacrificial lamb for Wall Street corruption ? Jail him and GS/JPM/BofA/Lehman/Bear execs walk free ?

There was another one where one lowly trader..a worker bee got blamed for another big Wall Street fiasco and they all said he did it of his own.

There's no way these worker folks on the bottom rung can be given this much power and authority to free wheel as they see fit. Do people not see this ?

The real culprits are high up.
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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Any ideas of whom the higher ups are and what are their motives?
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Any ideas of whom the higher ups are and what are their motives?
Can you say "political appointee"???
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