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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested in London

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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 07:54 AM
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Palin is quoted as saying that Assange should be "hunted down like Bin Laden"


If they'd have hunted for him like Bin Laden, then Julian could have pitched up a tent on the pentagon's front lawn and they still would be looking for him.

However unlike Bin, Julian doesnt work for the company.




posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 07:56 AM
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my initial thought is his move to turn himself in is a smart move for a few reasons.

but it was found that the female that accused him of "suprise sex" has connections to CIA operatives .
www.rawstory.com...



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 07:57 AM
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Australia is the last place Assange should come to. We're basically turning into America as each day passes.

Especially with this labour government holding power...
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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 07:57 AM
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Originally posted by andy1972
Palin is quoted as saying that Assange should be "hunted down like Bin Laden"


If they'd have hunted for him like Bin Laden, then Julian could have pitched up a tent on the pentagon's front lawn and they still would be looking for him.

However unlike Bin, Julian doesnt work for the company.


Remember that the day that Bin Laden dies, it's the day there will not be an excuse to spend billion after billion in new weapons and military contracts to chase him. He is one of the biggest money cows that the weapon and military industry has ever seen.



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 07:57 AM
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''I am an Australian citizen and I miss my country a great deal,'' Mr Assange wrote in a live question-and-answer session on the website of UK newspaper The Guardian. ''However … the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and the Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, have made it clear that not only is my return impossible but they are actively working to assist the United States government in its attacks on myself and our people.''


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A quick Google search shows the error in my post. My apologies!

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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 07:59 AM
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This is a comedy. That phedophile Polanski is still free and Assange, who is just telling the truth, is arrested. NWO double standards. It's time to take them down.



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:00 AM
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The Australian government has told Assange that he can return to Australia but that he may have to face charges in relation to the cables. They have not ruled out handing him over to the US and are searching through Australian law trying to find a way to charge him.


Over the weekend Assange said he would like to return to Australia but said Mr McClelland had made it clear he could not return. But Mr McClelland says this is not the case, saying Assange is "entitled" to come home and could also obtain consular assistance overseas. "That is the fact," he said. "But equally he is aware that Australia has obligations pursuant to agreements we have signed that ensure we will provide mutual assistance to countries investigating criminal law enforcement matters. "I would again just caution people to come back and really see what's going on here. "There is every prospect that national security-sensitive information will be published that will actually prejudice the safety of individuals." The Australian Federal Police is investigating whether Assange has committed any Australian crimes, but Mr McClelland said it stands to reason he would most likely face prosecution for any alleged offences in the US.

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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:00 AM
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Originally posted by andy1972
Palin is quoted as saying that Assange should be "hunted down like Bin Laden"


If they'd have hunted for him like Bin Laden, then Julian could have pitched up a tent on the pentagon's front lawn and they still would be looking for him.

However unlike Bin, Julian doesnt work for the company.


and going by how the Sky talking faced worded their commentary today UK and Sweden would be legally obligated to NOT extradite Assange to the US should they bring charges that might include [or fears that it might include] the death penalty (threats like the one you mention)

It certainly is interesting the way this is shaping out.. I guess we are in for a very interesting ride ahead.



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:01 AM
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Remember that the day that Bin Laden dies, it's the day there will not be an excuse to spend billion after billion in new weapons and military contracts to chase him. He is one of the biggest money cows that the weapon and military industry has ever seen.


Bin Laden died a few years ago...Anyone remember Indhira Ghandi saying it in a public speech before she died. I think there's a thread here on ATS.

But while they're chasing a ghost the money keeps on rolling in (and out) and in (and out).



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:01 AM
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Two people who tweet from the courtroom @lizrenzetti et @newsbrooke



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:03 AM
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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by ricolarico
Two people who tweet from the courtroom @lizrenzetti et @newsbrooke


According to @newsbrooke:




We've been instructed to switch phones off so no twets for awhile. That's open justice in UK folks. No recording or new media. #wikileaks





posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:05 AM
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# And what's right across the river from Westminster Magistrate's Court? The shiny headquarters of Britain's intelligence services! Il y a 32 minutes via ÜberTwitter

# Assange brought into court about 20 minutes ago in the back of a black Ford Il y a environ 1 heure via ÜberTwitter

# Assange's lawyer says he is in "good spirits' Il y a environ 1 heure via ÜberTwitter # Assange's lawyer Mark Stephens arrived at court Il y a environ 1 heure via ÜberTwitter

# No wiki supporters outside the courtroom yet ... Or if they are they're diisguised as cold, smoking journos Il y a environ 2 heures via ÜberTwitter

# Outside the Westminster Magistrate's Court Il y a environ 2 heures via ÜberTwitter

# World's media is outside Westminster Magistrate's court expecting Julian Assange appearance around 2 pm GMT Il y a environ 2 heures via ÜberTwitter

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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:06 AM
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Another little something to take the worlds eye from London, at the cost of a few Indians.
2nd line.

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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:06 AM
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sources reporting judge is there to rubber stamp the european arrest warrant, Assange can appeal and if successfull may be granted bail. Could be a big sum £100k-£200k
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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:11 AM
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Interesting live blog from the Guardian on current events for those that are interested

www.guardian.co.uk...


2.10pm: The socialite Jemima Khan has appeared in the court with Julian Assange, according to Sky News.

2.08pm: US defence secretary Robert Gates has welcomed the arrest of Assange. Speaking to reporters on a visit to US troops in Afghanistan, Gates smirked on hearing the news.

"I hadn't heard that, but that sounds like good news to me," he said.

2.07pm: More financial problems for WikiLeaks: Visa says it has suspended all payments to WikiLeaks "pending further investigation".

Earlier MasterCard said: "MasterCard is taking action to ensure that WikiLeaks can no longer accept MasterCard-branded products."

2.03pm: Hamid Karzai has been teasing the Americans and David Cameron about WikiLeaks, according to my colleague Polly Curtis, who accompanied Cameron to Kabul. (left).


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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:11 AM
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It was a frigging Labour government, allegedly left wing and socialist, that agreed to a European wide arrest warrant. The current coalition government opposed to its creation.

If we had Cameron as Prime Minister, this time last year, this would not be taking place.



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:15 AM
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48 people in court about 30 in public gallery. Many standing.

Video Live www.aftonbladet.se...



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:18 AM
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Yeah! that is kind of worrying!

That is one of the things which could perhaps be an indication of some political interference in this legal case?

I really don't understand the prosecutors attitude regarding this? due to the special circumstances she could/should be more helpful about that request for a hearing interview abroad unless there are some other sinister motives of getting him back to Sweden?

Something's fishy and a dog is buried here me thinks!



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:32 AM
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Originally posted by SonicInfinity
Right at this moment in time is when we should really be paying attention. What happens to Assange will shape people's opinions of Wikileaks and its releases immensely. For those who call the site a government-run psy-ops program, what happens in the next few days will give major credence to either or, depending on what happens to him.


i'll agree, however, it could be that they are just being used by the Gov and are unknowingly peddling disinfo.

I tend to think this, that they are just pawns.

IF the so called insurance file starts to leak something huge, then that is a different matter. Also, Assange and his claims are always over the top, and he never delivers so I won't hold my breath for what they are about to release. Probably more gossip.

Isn't something huge supposed to be released now that he is arrested? Last I looked, I still don't see anything of note

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