Friday, August 06, 2010

Death by Firing Squad for WikiLeaks Killer Julian Assange?

I applaud WikiLeaks for helping to prevent corporate fraud, but disclosing American military secrets crosses the line.

Last week Admiral Mullen (chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff) told Americans that the asswipe Australian (Julian Assange) who runs WikiLeaks has likely has caused the death of American soldiers and Afghanistan civilians.

Admiral Mullen

Admiral Mullen set the stage for the execution of the owner of WikiLeaks, accusing him of a capital offense:

"You can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family."

Death, or Life in Prison?

Bradley Manning (the soldier who disclosed some of the military secrets), will surely be executed by a military firing squad.

There is a 100% precedent for the death penalty, show no mercy.

Every single traitor in United States history has been shot by firing squad, over 300 traitors shot dead so far . . . .

Due to the politics, it would be tempting to reduce the penalty for Assange and Manning to life at hard labor without parole, but because he has caused the deaths of innocent Afghan civilians, I expect that the US Armed Forces to be swift and sure, sending Manning to his grave.

Manning’s faces almost certain execution

But how will America (or Australia) get justice from Julian Assange for his treacherous disregard for the lives of American soldiers and Afghan civilians?

It’s no coincidence that his name begins with ”ASS":

Death penalty for Julian Assange?

Congressman Mike Rogers has already suggested the death penalty for Assange.

"He clearly aided the enemy to what may result in the death of U.S. soldiers or those cooperating. If that is not a capital offense, I don't know what is."

American Soldiers execute a foreign war criminal

Everyone who deals with classified military information knows that the penalty for sharing it with the enemy is death.

- Even in the 20th Century, the French foreign legion would crucify wrongdoers, literally nailing them to a cross and making the entire regiment watch the fun.

- Military tribunals hand-out death sentences liberally in wartime, and George Washington once executed one of his aids on suspicion alone.

- Coward Eddie Slovik was executed by the U.S. Army in 1945 for desertion.

- There was no public outcry when America executed Julius and Ethyl Rosenberg even though they had kids.

In fact, every single case where a Court Marshall has convicted a traitor of disclosing SECRET information to the enemy during wartime, the traitor has been summarily executed by firing squad.

Classifying Julian Assange

But how do we get justice from a citizen of an allied country, like Julian Assange?

He is not an American, so it’s not treason, but what is he, exactly?

Is Assange a war criminal? An enemy combatant? A terrorist? Could you make a case that Assange is a mass murderer?

Under American law, there are several options to have him brought to justice:

1 - Detain him as an enemy combatant and have him sent to Gitmo.

2 - Arrest Assange as a war ariminal and have him executed, like they did at Nuremburg.

3 - Get an executive order to have him legally assassinated by the CIA, like Osama.

4 - Make a case for mass murder in a civilian criminal court.

This article summarized US options for bringing this killer to justice:

“WikiLeaks is not a news organization; it is a criminal enterprise . . .

Its reason for existence is to obtain classified national security information and disseminate it as widely as possible—including to the United States’ enemies.”

“Assange is a non-US citizen operating outside the territory of the United States,”

“This means the government has a wide range of options for dealing with him. It can employ not only law enforcement but also intelligence and military assets to bring Assange to justice and put his criminal syndicate out of business.”

“The United States can arrest Assange on their territory without their knowledge or approval . . We do not need permission to apprehend Assange or his co-conspirators anywhere in the world.”

Currently Assange is on the run from justice, and it would be great fun if they put out a bounty like they do for other terrorists and let some bounty hunters go get him.

To serve as a deterrent, the executions should be made public.

Here is an example of a filmed execution by firing squad, facinating footage: