Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Liberal" Diane Feinstein Says "Prosecute Assange"

When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange released his latest document trove—more than 250,000 secret State Department cables—he intentionally harmed the U.S. government. The release of these documents damages our national interests and puts innocent lives at risk. He should be vigorously prosecuted for espionage.

The law Mr. Assange continues to violate is the Espionage Act of 1917. That law makes it a felony for an unauthorized person to possess or transmit "information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation."

The Espionage Act also makes it a felony to fail to return such materials to the U.S. government. Importantly, the courts have held that "information relating to the national defense" applies to both classified and unclassified material. Each violation is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.-Diane Feinstein: Prosecute Assange Under the Espionage Act

Feinstein, like her fellow Senate Nazi LIEberman, wants to silence the truth, because the truth threatens them and the rest of the ruling elite. In the current rise of fascism in the United States, the invoking of the Espionage Act of 1917 is very telling. It was passed in the hysteria surrounding the entry of the U.S. into that useless, murderous war called World War I. The act "prohibited any attempt to interfere with military operations, to support America's enemies during wartime, to promote insubordination in the military, or to interfere with military recruitment". In 1919, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Schenck v. United States that the act did not violate the free speech rights of those convicted under its provisions. (source)

Yeah, the Supreme Black-Robed Tyrants of 1919 were no different than the current Supreme Court Criminals. It was also under the provisions of that act that Eugene V. Debs, the Socialist Party presidential candidate, was prosecuted and convicted for simply making a speech that "obstructed recruiting". He was sentenced to ten years in prison. An indication of what Diane Feinstein really wants for today's American citizens who speak out against U.S. crimes? Well, she did bring up that 1917 act, so she must like its broader implications for further fascist policies.

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