posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 10:25 AM
Isn't this the rule of the game in every lawsuite?
Plead guilty, where the judges find you guilty anyway.
Show regret, so the judge sees you are a good kid now and won't do it anymore.
Also the defendng lawyer will tell the court about your difficult life and the special situaton how you could behave so badly.
And of course, the other rules of the games are:
If you are perceived as a hero by many, then the bad guys show the world, how bad or ridiculous you are.
It does not matter, if these things are based on facts or not. In Manning's case his problems with his gender and sexual orientaton became known very
early. So it is true. In Assange's case the "rape"-scenario still looks stupid, the women disappeared and there is still no law suit against him.
In many parts of the world this black & white drawing does not work anymore so easily. Does it in the USA?
edit on 15-8-2013 by Siddharta
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