US Military Personnel Who Contact Julian Assange, WikiLeaks are Subject to Death Penalty

The US military has designated Julian Assange and WikiLeaks as enemies of the United States – the same legal category as the al-Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban insurgency.

Declassified US Air Force counter-intelligence documents, released under US freedom-of-information laws, reveal that military personnel who contact WikiLeaks or WikiLeaks supporters may be at risk of being charged with “communicating with the enemy”, a military crime that carries a maximum sentence of death.

The documents, some originally classified “Secret/NoForn” – not releasable to non-US nationals – record a probe by the air force’s Office of Special Investigations into a cyber systems analyst based in Britain who allegedly expressed support for WikiLeaks and attended pro-Assange demonstrations in London.

The counter-intelligence investigation focused on whether the analyst, who had a top-secret security clearance and access to the US military’s Secret Internet Protocol Router network, had disclosed classified or sensitive information to WikiLeaks supporters, described as an “anti-US and/or anti-military group”.

The suspected offence was “communicating with the enemy, 104-D”, an article in the US Uniform Code of Military Justice that prohibits military personnel from “communicating, corresponding or holding intercourse with the enemy”.

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  • marineh2ominer

    Based on that criteria every service member who contacts a progressive should also be executed for communicating with the enemy of the United States AND the United States constitution .

  • Archie Angel

    I really like the vast majority of articles that appear on Joe Miller’s site, but this one is just plain stupid. Most Americans aren’t familiar with the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), its proscriptions or its penalties. Yes, communicating with the enemy, espionage and sabotage can all be referred capital offenses through a lengthy procedural process, but extremely rarely does that occur. When was the last time that happened? WWII? Korea? Can Philip Dorling even point to the last time this actually happened? Perhaps the next hysterical exaggeration from Mr. Dorling will be about some poor accused sailor who is “subject to death” for “Sleeping on Post,” which is also a potentially capital offense under the UCMJ. But then again, I can say with near absolute certainty that he won’t. Moron.

  • How about JANE FONDA AND JOHN KERRY, WAS IN UNIFORM WHEN HE MADE THE SPEECH, in DC about the VIET NAM VETS and Jane Fonda wan in HANOI telling our troops to lay down their arms and go home, JOHN KERRY was in DC. talking about the raping of women, young girls, and some even more disgusting things it made me litteraly sick. I heard him say these hings in uniform while my brothers both of them were in Nam. He didn’t get even a reprimand he got elected to the SENATE, So ell me are we being fair or are they choosing the oes to pu the screws to?Like PRESIDENT, like MILITARY. My husband is a VET FROM VIET NAM wounded 3 times Purple Heat CLUSTER. that I am very PROUD OF.

  • Please pardon the typos but I get carried away by such items like this. Yes the Young Man should have some kind if punishment but not to the exten of his life.