Sunday, January 06, 2013

Kiriakou vs. Kam

Remember the arguments over whether Anat Kam should be indicted?


stole IDF documents to expose West Bank war crimes

The recent news:
Court cuts Anat Kam's prison sentence

Supreme Court grants appeal of young woman convicted of leaking classified IDF documents to journalist, reduces her 4.5-year sentence by one year

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to reduce the sentence of a former IDF soldier who brought about the army's biggest leak scandal.

The court granted an appeal filed by Anat Kam over the severity of her punishment, cutting her four-and-a-half-year sentence by one year.

Kam was convicted of possessing and leaking confidential IDF documents during her army service and has been serving her sentence since November 2011. She is now expected to go free by February 2014...Justices Hanan Melcer and Edna Arbel voted in favor of reducing the penalty, while Noam Solberg voted against it.

I noted this last July and two years ago, this, and now,  meet John C. Kiriakou.

a former CIA officer who expressed public doubts over the use of waterboarding as an interrogation technique, [and] was indicted Thursday on charges he leaked classified secrets to journalists.

...retired from the CIA in 2004, became one of the first government officials to publicly acknowledge the use of waterboarding during interrogations, describing how Zubaydah was subjected to the technique widely viewed as torture. 

The five-count indictment includes three charges under the Espionage Act on the basis Kiriakou revealed national defense information to individuals not authorized to receive it...If convicted, Kiriakou faces a maximum of 45 years in prison.

Ameica is a democracy that respects human rights.

Nevertheless, Israel's elitist liberals think they are better.

Which is worse for us. 


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