this is so wrong.

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    silenced in the military

    April 21 — Capt. James Yee's bizarre journey through the military justice system — from suspected al Qaeda spy to accused adulterer to free man with a clean record — has taken a new confounding turn. Yee has apparently been commanded to keep silent about his ordeal.
     
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    I see nothing wrong with the actual letter he received. He's not being penalized, he's being given an explanation of his duty. I don't know that anyone outside the people involved in his actual case know whether he was guilty of espionage but he was clearly guilty of something. Even while clearning him of charges and the reprimand, the authority acknowledged that given the notoriety of the case and the likely ill-will he will receive they cleared the case because no further punishment was warranted- not because he was innocent.

    I lose no sleep over him.
     
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    Whatever happened to that guy(s) who was supposedly smuggling schematics out of Gitmo?

    I sort of forget the details of the Yee case. But that guy? Man. I have no sympathy for an American soldier selling out his brothers and sisters.
     
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    you have proof of this? I would imagine that if he was guilty of something then there would have been charges. after all, the government never makes a mistake, right? :rolleyes:

    I've already blown the 'national security' issue away because this would have been a military court martial, not a civilian court.
     
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    To begin, his guilt is irrelevant. He got an order which reiterated what conduct is expected of any military person- no more, no less.

    Secondly, I don't need proof of his guilt as his record was cleared, not for being innocent, but, as I stated because the adjudicator felt sorry for him and believed he'd suffered enough. He matter of factly said he made his decision not based upon the law.
     
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    It is hardly news that someone is told not to badmouth the DoD/Army. After all, the man is still on active duty, and chaplain or not, is still expected to act like a soldier.

    And he was indeed found guilty, specifically of misuse of his government-issued computer - he had a bunch of porn on it. Quite a dubious charge for a Muslim chaplain to have, IMO. I wonder if the Chaplains Corps is looking to punish him for that.
     
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    Oh my gosh. Nothing is happening to him. REPRESSION! EVIL FASCIST REPRESSION!
     

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