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Petty officer held in secret for 4 months
The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 4, 2006 | TIM MCGLONE

Posted on 08/04/2006 7:04:47 AM PDT by US admirer

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To: tdewey10

"Why would Israel care about our subs. Much, much more likley to be Chinese."

I agree but the Iraelis have subs too or they can sell the intelligence.


21 posted on 08/04/2006 7:34:10 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: US admirer


Just think: if this guy was a brown skinned, Muslim member of the Taliban the ACLU would be all over this....


22 posted on 08/04/2006 7:34:31 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: GOPBiker

Wow.


23 posted on 08/04/2006 7:34:34 AM PDT by tioga
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To: US admirer
Uh, if someone deserts the military routinely does NOT expend a lot of resources finding them. Usually deserters are picked up on other warrants by local police and then they are ultimately turned over to the military for prosecution of desertion. This article notes that military officials caught him in the DFW airport, which sounds to me like they were tracking him closely. I suspect there is some sort of espionage involved here.
24 posted on 08/04/2006 7:35:29 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: R. Scott

" It would not be limited to fire control. If he was submarine qualified (earned his dolphins) he is qualified for every position aboard the boat."

Ouch! The Bubbleheads are going to want this guys hide.


25 posted on 08/04/2006 7:39:47 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; US admirer

"Weinmann had been serving aboard the submarine Albuquerque until he deserted in July 2005, according to Brown. Weinmann enlisted in July 2003, he said.

The enlisted man could face a court-martial. An investigative officer who presided over the Article 32 is expected to release a report to Weinmann’s command in the coming weeks. Besides espionage and desertion, Weinmann is charged with failure to obey an order and acts prejudicial to good order and discipline, according to Brown.

Espionage is defined, in part, by the Uniform Code of Military Justice as the communication to a foreign government of any information relating to U.S. national defense. It carries a maximum punishment of death."


26 posted on 08/04/2006 7:40:27 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: dljordan

Yep. If guilty he will get no sympathy from them - or me.


27 posted on 08/04/2006 7:43:09 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: aynrandfreak

Sure. It's public record that he took home tapes with top secret nuclear weapons info. Part of his plea bargain was that he return them, but he only returned half. Wonder where the others went? Those trips to China to meet with govt. officials didn't mean a thing, either.


28 posted on 08/04/2006 7:44:58 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: tioga

Good question. Boot camp, "A" school, Nuke school and I'm sure at least one other school. What could he have known in two years?


29 posted on 08/04/2006 7:45:42 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: Al Gator

In all honesty I wish Israel had all of our military secrets, that is as long as they can keep them secret from the rest of the world


30 posted on 08/04/2006 7:45:59 AM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (What do you call 2 toddlers and some duct tape??........muslim body armor!!!!!!!)
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To: US admirer

That's what he gets for being so petty...


31 posted on 08/04/2006 7:48:14 AM PDT by LIConFem (It is by will alone I set my mind in motion...)
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To: US admirer
This is WWIII and the Navy does not owe the Pilot one word about one of their own.

I am getting a little tired of the publics right to know.
32 posted on 08/04/2006 7:48:32 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: mariabush

Ummm......

Stalin and Mao had a problem with "The public's right to know", too.

Whatever war we are in, everybody suffers when secrecy is abused. And because the abuse is secret, nobody knows that abuse has occured. Kind of a vicious cycle, Nes' Pah?

In this countr, the accused still has rights.


33 posted on 08/04/2006 8:15:53 AM PDT by Mr. Quarterpanel (I am not an actor, but I play one on TV)
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To: dljordan

Maybe thats why its being kept under wraps?


34 posted on 08/04/2006 8:24:22 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

You mean Pollard?


35 posted on 08/04/2006 8:26:33 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: US admirer
Lt. Hugh Mann
36 posted on 08/04/2006 8:30:28 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: Luigi Vasellini

So did John Pollard, buddy... but the government thinks otherwise, and rightly so.


37 posted on 08/04/2006 8:31:36 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: Mr. Quarterpanel
And the military is still entitled to secrets.

My husband is former counterintel and he says that there are a lot of things that the country as a whole just are better off not knowing.
38 posted on 08/04/2006 8:33:05 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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If it was classified, how would you see it, or even know about it... ;>)

“I’ve never seen an Article 32 classified.”

39 posted on 08/04/2006 8:34:42 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sophomore dies in kiln explosion? Oh My God! I just talked to her last week...)
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To: tioga

Basic training, 2 to 3 mos., Basic electronics school 3 months, basic enlisted sub school 2 months, Fire control (submarine) "A" shcool, 4 months, Fire control "C" shcool, 4 to 6 months; initial gold or blue crew workup 1 to 3 months. totals 16 to 20 months.Probably his first experience at sea indicating a self initiated operation and likely Israeli contact by him.

This also indicates that the USN should pay more attention to its screening process these days. Weed these morons out along the way.


40 posted on 08/04/2006 8:47:05 AM PDT by ping jockey (radical islam; the great evil of all times.)
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