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Originally posted by DataWraith
Anyone who does ANYTHING dangerous against the establishment runs the risk of instigating anguish or harm to their families, friends and loved ones.
It's part of the territory that goes with being in the intelligence business or any other business really.
He , Assange, obviously did think about family and the possible repercussions BEFORE he even started the website, same as ANYONE who does anything remotely dubious.
People that have gone against the establishment have lost family to those they have tried to blow the whistle on, Assange is no different other than he can basically blow any story wide open into the public domain.
Some other attempted whistleblowers have been killed quietly as many on ATS are aware of, for example those that create or invent altternative power generation devices that have been killed by the power companies desperate to keep the lid on them in fear of losing their hold on the public and their profits.
And now that Assanges Mother is involved is just another heartstring for people to say , "Aww his poor mother, he shouldn't be doing that to her" , in the attempt to keep him quiet.
Collatoral damage happens people, some of the videos from the US military disclosed on WikiLeaks prove that, even when its wrong to accept it.