— The Espionage Act 1917 —

by Patrick O'Brien

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“The best Jihad is to speak a word of truth to a tyrant ruler.”

~  Prophet Muhammad  ~

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Under the Espionage Act 1917  it is an offence . . .

To convey information with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the armed forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies — punishable by death or by imprisonment for not more than 30 years or both.

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To convey false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies when the United States is at war, to cause or attempt to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or to wilfully obstruct the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States — punishable by a maximum fine of $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 20 years or both.

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I have come to hold the view that the US Government is the enemy of all humanity and so, henceforth, I feel duty bound . . .

To convey information with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the armed forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies.

And . . .

To interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies when the United States is at war, to cause or attempt to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or to wilfully obstruct the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States.

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So help me, God.

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