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Originally posted by groomlake9
Here is a interview with the guy.
[edit on 9-4-2010 by groomlake9]
disenchanted, he says, with how many of his fellow students were conducting research for the US defence system. ''There are key cases which are just really f---ing obnoxious,'' he says.
According to Assange, the US Defence Advance Research Project Agency was funding research which involved optimising the efficiency of a military bulldozer called the Grizzly Plough, which was used in the Iraqi desert during Operation Desert Storm during the 1991 Gulf War.
''It has a problem in that it gets damaged [from] the sand rolling up in front. The application of this bulldozer is to move at 60 kilometres an hour, sweeping barbed wire and so on before it, and get the sand and put it in the trenches where the [Iraqi] troops are, and bury them all alive and then roll over the top.
So that's what Melbourne University's applied maths department was doing - studying how to improve the efficiency of the Grizzly Plough.''
'The sense of perspective that interaction with multiple cultures gives you I find to be extremely valuable, because it allows you to see the structure of a country with greater clarity, and gives you a sense of mental independence,'' Assange replies. "You're not swept up in the trivialities of a nation. You can concentrate on the serious matters.
Australia is a bit of a political wasteland. That's OK, as long as people recognise that. As long as people recognise that Australia is a suburb of a country called Anglo-Saxon .''