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No charges dismissed for soldier in Wikileaks case
bostonherald.com ^ | April 26 2012 | AP

Posted on 04/26/2012 5:24:46 PM PDT by NoLibZone

FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge refused on Thursday to dismiss the most serious charge against an Army private accused in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history.

Col. Denise Lind rejected a defense motion to throw out the charge of "aiding the enemy" during a pretrial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. It was one of several motions seeking to dismiss some or all of the charges, but Lind left all 22 counts against Manning in place.

In seeking dismissal of the most serious offense, defense attorney David Coombs had argued that the charge didn’t properly allege that Manning intended to help al-Qaida when he allegedly sent hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war reports and State Department diplomatic cables to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News
KEYWORDS: bradleymanning; dontaskdonttell; homosexualagenda; traitor; treason; wikileaks

1 posted on 04/26/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Good for Col. Lind!


2 posted on 04/26/2012 5:28:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: NoLibZone
Col. Denise Lind rejected a defense motion to throw out the charge of "aiding the enemy" during a pretrial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning.

What the... ?

I wonder if the Defense will argue that the United States doesn't actually have any enemies in the world today. Maybe they'll expand their theory of the case and argue that the United States is the actual enemy here.

It'd be interesting to see how that would go over in a court martial proceeding.

3 posted on 04/26/2012 5:31:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: jazusamo

I miss the old days when treason got you a firing squad.


4 posted on 04/26/2012 5:31:33 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander
I hear you and this little wimp Manning definitely committed treason, hopefully his panel will find him guilty and give him life.

I don't really understand why he's not eligible for execution, it was in time of war.

5 posted on 04/26/2012 5:36:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: NoLibZone

Good. Absolutly no slack for treasonous bastards. (that includes the MSM in my book) ... A treason conviction should automatically earn the maximum sentence. Should be shot, wartime or not.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: NoLibZone

Good. Where do I volunteer for the firing squad?


7 posted on 04/26/2012 7:37:23 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: NoLibZone

Maobama will probably give him a presidential pardon.


8 posted on 04/27/2012 8:18:14 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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