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The Shameful Attacks on Julian Assange

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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:32 AM
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The Shameful Attacks on Julian Assange


www.theatlantic.com

Julian Assange and Pfc Bradley Manning have done a huge public service by making hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents available on Wikileaks -- and, predictably, no one is grateful. Manning, a former army intelligence analyst in Iraq, faces up to 52 years in prison. He is currently being held in solitary confinement at a military base in Quantico, Virginia, where he is not allowed to see his parents or other outside visitors.
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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:32 AM
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It looks like Wikleaks is begining to get some good press. As the truth comes out the level of lies and corruption seen in the western world through its reaction to Assange and Wikleaks will have a postive effect on WL image. No one likes lying politicans...
However there is still a strong movement of governmental bodys that want to deep fry this man alive...
'Published reports suggest that a joint Justice Department-Pentagon team of investigators is exploring the possibility of charging Assange under the Espionage Act, which could lead to decades in jail.'
Well her is a newflash for america. The rest of the world is not covered by your laws....
WL is stands for speaking the turth and has done a better job of this than the rest of the worlds media combined...
' Assange and his co-workers have put together - a powerful tool that can help reporters circumvent the legal barriers that are making it hard for them to do their job.'
This is not a crime it is a helpful tool for exposing truth without it for example WL would not have been able to get Amnesty International's award for exposing police killings in Kenya.

WL is not a threat to democracy it is it...


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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:40 AM
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i saw on sky news this morning they were talking about the paper work being done to arrest him in the uk.

the foreign affairs correspondant whos usually on the ball said he thinks it wont be long. This would be deportation to sweden for the sex charges. He said from there usa could request he be deported to them. But didnt go into details

i dont agree with these cable leaks but i dont think he should be charged. He's a journalist publishing info leaked to him he didnt steal the info.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:56 AM
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If the American Govt and big corporations has done nothing wrong to harm it's citizens or those of other nations then they have nothing to worry about. Right?

As for Wikileaks, Julian Assange should not and must not name names of soldiers & their informers, intelligence operatives & their informers nor pass on information that could identify them. I want all our soldiers (American and Coalition) and informants, including all their families, to be protected at all times BEFORE Wikileaks releases in any information. Our military (& their families) including Intelligence operatives and informants (& their families) are innocent bystanders.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:57 AM
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THIS is what Wikileaks is fighting against.

A Real Jaw Dropper:
vaticproject.blogspot.com...

PLEASE watch this video, it contains vital information.
edit on 6-12-2010 by wcitizen because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 08:00 AM
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Wl offered to go through and remove any senstive names with USA government before the release...
Guess what.. They turned him down....



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 08:01 AM
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Nothin to worry about here i just heard 'Sarah Palin says Julian should be hunted down like Osama bin Laden--so he should be safe for at least a decade.'



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 08:02 AM
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Purplemer, the unfortunate thing about Julian Assanges case, is that he will undoubtedly become a bone of contention between those who support blindly the war on terror, and those who support absolute freedom of speech, and absolute, publicaly vetted transparancy.
You and I both know, that as long as the politicians and generals controling a stituation, have control over what information is released from that situation, then transparancy will never come to pass. However, because Mr Assange has the gumption and connections to force the people to listen to the truth, the governments of the US and the UK , and probably others as well, will attempt to accuse him of all sorts of things, including terrorism, espionage, spying, treason even (even though the chap is neither British nor American). Trumped up charges for all sorts of things are likely to come up over the next few months, fraud, tax evasion, drugs charges, and similar charges.
There will be smear after smear, after accusation after accusation. This is how the machine grinds against its targets, the ones it doesnt simply riddle with bullets, gas, or detonate in plausibly deniable circumstances. Julian knows this, he has planned for it. Much as it is shameful the way he is treated by the media and by the governments whos data he releases, do not feel to bad for him. He has insurance against anything really devastating happening to him, and is prepared for the public humiliation, character assasination , and all the rest. He cannot have started this ball rolling without understanding the risks !



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 08:03 AM
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Originally posted by bluemirage5
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As for Wikileaks, Julian Assange should not and must not name names of soldiers & their informers, intelligence operatives & their informers nor pass on information that could identify them. I want all our soldiers (American and Coalition) and informants, including all their families, to be protected at all times BEFORE Wikileaks releases in any information. Our military (& their families) including Intelligence operatives and informants (& their families) are innocent bystanders.


wikileaks wants the same thing. In fact prior to them releasing the Afghanistan files, they requested that US government to help them in their risk minimisation process, in order to filter out any names of soldiers or informants. The white house didn't even reply.

like you said, if you don't have anything to hide...



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by wcitizen
THIS is what Wikileaks is fighting against.

A Real Jaw Dropper:
vaticproject.blogspot.com...


Great to see someone in the govt that still has his balls hanging in the right place.
It's not a real big surprise all that is said in the video, but the figures he is talking about
really dropped my jaw.

Star for you



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 10:05 AM
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How many threads do we have to have on this moron?
He is not the hero you think he is.
edit on 6-12-2010 by starchild10 because: (no reason given)



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