Has the CBC committed treason by publicizing WikiLeaks documents that put Canadian soldiers and Afghan allies in harm's way? And is Canada's Prime Minister complicit in this travesty by virtue of his thunderous silence? The co-author of the Celestial Junk website focusing on the international military intervention in Afghanistan thinks so.
Allow me to enunciate, in the starkest of terms, why I would call my leader a coward.
An American criminal soldier stole state secrets and passed them onto Wikileak, which in turn published the material. Among those American state secrets were Canadian state secrets, written by Canadian soldiers in the combat theatre.
Those who prepared the Canadian documents operate under strict security. Only they and the immediate members of their team ever share the material before it is passed on to higher authorities. If those who prepare the documents were, for instance, to speak about these materials in the Kandahar gym or in one of the mess halls, they would find themselves in deep guano. Most soldiers serving in Afghanistan never see these documents.
The secrecy is designed to...More >>