posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 05:24 PM
reply to post by okamitengu
This whole situation is getting so strange. Assange, whatever you may think of him, has galvanised such massive curiousity, and high-profile/large
scale support. Added to that, the explicit and well defined connection between his story/case and the most secretive and under-hand elements of state
control and intervention in civil liberties AND amidst such a volatile back-drop of civil unrest (at least here in Europe) due to the economical and
It strikes me that if he meets any kind of sticky or suspicious end, or even dubious extradition and further intervention in his trial/case, both the
UK and US governments will without doubt be redefining themselves and what they stand for in a massively unprecedented way - no? It could totally
redefine the relationship between governments and citizens. I don't think that would be good.
I think the wise thing would be for the governments to back off and avoid a scene...but then I don't know what they know...what IS going on? Why
allow such clear and frankly clumsy abuse of the law and human rights to occur at such a high profile?
Has anybody yet provided ANY evidence that Assange obtained/stole rather than received the Wikileaks data, if not, surley he has committed no more
crime in reporting it than any other journalist, his current Swedish/CIA operatives case should proceed as normal...this just seems so...clumsy.
You know, in the UK, over the past few years there were numerous cases where very restricted data was 'lost' by MOD and government employees (i.e.
Flash Drives, Dossiers, Laptops, left in cafes or trains...) So what if a school-kid, or niaive blogger picked up said data and published it online.
How would the state react...how would blame be ascribed, who is at fault - the organisation that failed to protect the data surely?