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Offline atomicbullet

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the Tomas Drake case
« on: May 31, 2011, 23:40:40 PM »
 On April 14, 2010, former NSA official Thomas A. Drake was indicted on charges of unlawful retention of classified information, obstruction of justice and making false statements. A jury trial is scheduled to begin on June 13, 2011.

i Think this case is very  interesting,anda  good point to start a  debate, but sadly this shows once again the  US-  gov abusive over-reaction   by indicate him with  the "espionage act " -- here is  the story at CBS "60 minutes "

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7366912n&tag=cbsnewsMainColumnArea.7

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this one is(in my opinion) the crucial point, that can go as welll 4 wikileaks..... u can't put wisterblowers and spies at the same level... or apply  the same law---- especially if this law was created  at times that were only   spies  and   not wisterblowers.  

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7366918n&tag=segementExtraScroller;housing
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Offline jasonBourne

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Re: the Tomas Drake case
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 06:15:51 AM »
...like he says at the end of the interview, it's about 'sending a message'.  You know, like the mafia would do.

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Re: the Tomas Drake case
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 01:08:05 AM »
Update (bad )  >:(
 

http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/0511/Judge_plans_to_shield_unclassified_info_in_NSA_leak_case.html?showall

 federal judge assigned to the case plans to keep unclassified information secret from jurors and the public. The defense lawyers contend that proposed substitutions would lead jurors to conclude that all the documents that Drake allegedly mishandled were legitimate national secrets. The defense added that keeping both classified and unclassified material off limits would confuse the jurors since only the classified information is pertinent to the charges. The trial is scheduled to begin on June 13.

judce bennett formal ruling here :
http://www.politico.com/static/PPM153_drake.html   :P
secrecy once acepted , becomes an addiction--Edward Teller