This one is really egregious. It looks like our government is classifying whistleblowing as "Communicating With the Enemy" -- since (just like the rest of us) "the enemy" can access releases by whistleblowers once they've been made public. It's an offense that carries the death penalty.
Tell President Obama and Secretary Panetta to reverse this outrageous legal interpretation -- No death penalty for whistleblowers!
Here's Glenn Greenwald: "It seems clear that the U.S. military now deems any leaks of classified information to constitute the capital offense of 'aiding the enemy' or 'communicating with the enemy' even if no information is passed directly to the 'enemy' and there is no intent to aid or communicate with them. Merely informing the public about classified government activities now constitutes this capital crime because it 'indirectly' informs the enemy."
Please join our friends at Demand Progress in telling the government that whistleblowers deserve protection -- not death sentences.
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