Originally Posted by perseus
Did the person who leaked it get paid in any way? If he felt the army wasn't acting responsibly he did it from a sense of moral duty.
Would you consider an SS guard grassing on his mates in the Nuremburg trials a traitor? It depends exactly what the military was up to. If they weren't complying with the Geneva convention, if they were alienating the population and generating enemies, perhaps he shuld be viewed more as a hero than a villian. However, if he was grassing for private gain he is indeed a traitor in a more general sense.
Yes, morale is good but is hypocrisy twice as good?
If you reveal operational procedures which can cost people their lives, then it is treason in my eyes. If I was an SS guard I'd call him a traitor and if I was a prosecutor I would call him a useful idiot. But since we have gone back to WWII then this poster is still valid.
Thor has a hammer; Jesus was nailed to a cross, any questions?
Last edited by Micha; August 2nd, 2010 at 09:43..