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Sonnabend
12-17-2010, 04:16 AM
http://www.news.com.au/features/wikileaks/wikileaks-cleared-of-breaking-australian-law/story-fn79cf6x-1225972733947

THE WikiLeaks project has been officially cleared of breaking Australian law. The Australian Federal Police today said an investigation which began November 30 had detected no offences. This finding is an embarrassment to Prime Minister Julia Gillard who initially said the leaking of confidential cables to Washington from the US Embassy in Canberra was illegal.

Ms Gillard later modified her position by saying the leaks had been based on an illegality - the original downloading of the diplomatic messages by a junior American soldier. Attorney General Rob McClelland directed the AFP to examine "the matter relating to the publishing of United States (US) embassy cables containing classified information on the WikiLeaks website".

Odysseus
12-17-2010, 10:59 AM
http://www.news.com.au/features/wikileaks/wikileaks-cleared-of-breaking-australian-law/story-fn79cf6x-1225972733947

THE WikiLeaks project has been officially cleared of breaking Australian law. The Australian Federal Police today said an investigation which began November 30 had detected no offences. This finding is an embarrassment to Prime Minister Julia Gillard who initially said the leaking of confidential cables to Washington from the US Embassy in Canberra was illegal.

Ms Gillard later modified her position by saying the leaks had been based on an illegality - the original downloading of the diplomatic messages by a junior American soldier. Attorney General Rob McClelland directed the AFP to examine "the matter relating to the publishing of United States (US) embassy cables containing classified information on the WikiLeaks website".

One would think that espionage against an ally would be illegal, but no matter. We can indict him for espionage in the US and request extradition. A competent AG would have already done this. We can only hope that the idea occurs to Holder between lawsuits against Arizona and attempts to try military prisoners in civilian courts. He's a busy man, after all... :rolleyes: