reply to post by pause4thought
However its not a secret that I don't much care for Mr. Assange or his actions.
Everything he has done has been for his own benefiet and no one else. What do I base that on?
* - Stated he does what he does to stop the war in Iraq / Afghanistan. Yet he has failed to provide any documents that would do that.
* - Stated he would release files that show government corruption and wrong doing that would lead to charges / people rsigning because of the info.
Yet instead of releasing the specific documents, he does a mass release and buries the sharp needle in a mountain of dull needles.
* - Demands transparency from governments and group, yet refuses to to hold himself ot the same standard, including where his sources of funding come
* - Says he does this for common good, and then threatens to sue a British newspaper, who had all files leaked to them from a source inside wikileaks,
because he "owns" the information and would suffer financial hardship if they releaased it.
* - Has manipulated the relase of ducements to coincide with his dimming star, which is to say when wiki falls out of the news and he runs out of
money, he comes back with a new baseless claim to get donations, and he then goes silent again.
* - Made grand claims and has not followed through with them.
* - Has lied to the media in an effort to sway public opinion that his troubles in sweden are linked to the US. Again for a person who demands people
answer acusations, he certainly does not practice what he preaches. He and his lawyer also blatantly lied when they stated he could be charged with
treason in the US, face execution and be placed in Gitmo, knowing full well that can NEVER happen.
* - He not a Us citizen, and cant be charged with treason.
* - Its federal jurisdiction, not military, so he wont see gitmo except from the files he dumps.
* - The charges (you can pick any number that would qualify) dont allow for the death penalty.
You get the idea.....
So yeah - No agenda.. I just dont care for him or his practices. I think he has placed people in danger, even mroe so now by releasing the entire
cache wihtout names redacted.