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Originally posted by Bunken Drum
reply to post by buddhasystemOk, lets say that did happen. What are you going to do about it? You want all your stuff back. You're not going to get it. End of story. Do you accept what you can get, or is your pride more important than the stuff thats on offer?
Let's say a burglar steals a bunch of stuff from your house, that doesn't belong to him at all. Then, he magnanimously offers for you to come over and collect things of sentimental value, while still keeping the hoard.
Of course Julian Assange & WikiLeaks didn't steal anything, they were given it. The USA doesn't like what WL are doing with it? Its just tough tits...
This is the real world, as you have pointed out. What, we should accept that governments dont "play nice" & then be shocked, appalled, offended etc. when ordinary people do the same? Make up your mind. Are you arguing the morality or the practicality? If you want to do both, dont try to confuse them...
Anna Ardin, one of the two complainants in the rape and sexual assault case against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, has left Sweden, and may have ceased actively co-operating with the Swedish prosecution service and her own lawyer, sources in Sweden told Crikey today.
My ring piece , to summarise, does not interest people, does not affect thier day to day lives, and above all , is pretty damned gross to look at.
Assange and Wikileaks have done nothing that any journalist worth his salt would have done if presented with evidence that was contained in those documents.
Originally posted by Rocky Black
Julian was arrested because he released top secret and secret information.
I think what has happened is a crime. It is up to the Justice Department to figure out exactly what crime it is but it's got to be prosecuted and punished or it's going to keep happening and I hope the penalty is really severe because maybe that will deter this kind of behaviour.
The United States cannot exist in a world where we can't share information within the government with the expectation that is somehow going to end up on the front pages of newspapers. You can't do business that way. So I hope it is prosecuted and prosecuted severely.