Bradley Manning, America’s most famous gay soldier, and beloved of the anarcho-left for his exposure of secret documents, is now facing the death penalty for Aiding the Enemy.
From the LATimes here:
Reporting from Washington The Army has charged Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier suspected of leaking thousands of documents published by WikiLeaks, with aiding and giving intelligence to the enemy, a significant escalation of the government’s prosecution of the junior intelligence analyst.
As part of 22 additional counts filed against Manning, Army prosecutors said he “wrongfully and wantonly” caused intelligence to be published on the Internet, with the knowledge that it would be “accessible to the enemy.”
Aiding the enemy is a capital offense, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Manning is never going to see the blue skies of freedom again. Whether he actually has to go to the gallows depends on how bad his lawyers are. Thanks to JawaReport for the story.