Soldier in WikiLeaks case seemed suicidal at times: sergeants

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funkybunch52 wrote:

Hmm, I don’t think being tortured by the military is exactly being suicidal. Talk about a cover up.

Dec 03, 2012 12:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
NicholaiNexus wrote:

Karma always comes full circle so Ryan Jordan and Craig Blenis should not be shocked when the tables turn.

Dec 03, 2012 12:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
JeffHB wrote:

Hard to feel sorry for this guy. Most people would have no problem with just summarily shooting him in the head, and maybe the govt believes he will eventually crack and give them what they want about Assange and his pals. Country’s at war, the guy is a traitor. Who cares.

But he is still subject to the 5th Amendment right to remain silent and it is difficult to fathom how the Constitution could permit naked confinement and denial of bail based on constitutionally protected behavior, i.e. remaining silent and seeking bail. More generally, though, I just don’t understand why we need to protect prisoners from killing themselves. Why not just be honest and say they are deliberately humiliating him to make him talk.

This country is so screwed up on this stuff. But give Obama credit for recognizing that we Americans prefer to kill our adversaries than to confine them. Dead guys don’t complain so much. And the country is broke, right? Time to make suicide a universal human right. Give the guy the peaceful pill and let him vacate the premises when he is ready.

Dec 03, 2012 1:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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