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#G395* – Condi RICE of USA on WIKILEAKS

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 27/12/2010

#G395* – Condi RICE of USA on WIKILEAKS

The damage of Wikileaks & consideration of the criminality of the leaks and where responsibility of legitimate media publishing stolen documents is no longer criminal.

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Regards, Greg L-W. for all my contact details & Blogs: CLICK HERE British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years. The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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#G391* – The GUARDIAN Bullies – Deniers of Free Speech Shelter The Odious MOONBAT!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 19/12/2010

#G391* – The GUARDIAN Bullies – Deniers of Free Speech Shelter The Odious MOONBAT!


Hi,


it would be funny if it was not so sad watching someone inadequate have a cross between a temper tantrum and a nervous breakdown!


That is however almost exactly what seems to be the case with the odious Moonbat – the poor lamb clearly has to shelter behind his masters at The Guardian, who are moderating the critics of the drivel that George Monbiot so patronisingly, and increasingly implausibly, writes.


I just have to wonder if it is a part of some sort of male menopause that people of his smug stupidity go through, or more aptly perhaps ‘mental pause’. 


Is this for the politically correct liberal dweebs regurgitating what they think is clever and for which they are praised by nanny, the equivalent self doubt of the homosexuals at that very real stage of ‘no one loves a fairy over 40’.


I watch the same sort of odious patronising behaviour from those who still espouse membership of The EU and a single currency, with ‘shared’ Sovereignty (sort of like shared virginity – how long before that old cannard is just a raddled old turkey?). The President may well pardon a turkey for Thanksgiving but it was after all General Hooker in that same country who ordered up the ladies of the night as reward for his troops!

The EUrophiles & Warmists have so very much in common – they are both talking nonsense and are becoming clearly more ridiculous, as they become more desperate – just imagine the desperation of the soooo very important Moonbat making such a fool of himself in the dire columns of the Guardian as to show it for the rag it is with an ad hominem attack on an unwaged, blogger stating, though forcefully and reasoned with supporting arguments and sourced facts, data, logic and details – showing Moonbat for the pretentious self impressed fool he really is.


I noted one comment by Peter North on Moonbat’s self indulgent site, from which the moderators had to save our poor benighted Moonbat, in a truely Guardianista outburst of support of Free Speech! 

Perhaps had Peter been publishing material more clearly of help to zionism and a land grab in the Middle East, even the nuking of Iran, his posting would have survived, if in doubt he could have styled himself Julian Assange to ensure Guardian sponsorship of his views which were:

I can’t speak for the old man but I can tell you why I have ceased to self-censor. I am bored of the racism debate and the label of racism being flung around with reckless abandon in order to silence opposition. Accusing someone of racism these days is almost on a level with crying rape. Dirt sticks.

So as South Park has reclaimed the words fag and gay for other meanings, I have reclaimed “jungle bunny” to mean primitive African savages who show zero respect for the sanctity of life (a label they well deserve), similarly the word “nigger” now means, in the immortal words of The Boondocks, “ignorant motherf*cker”.

We are not going to pander to thought police any more. We have to stop being afraid of words, only their intent. Examine peoples deeds not their words.

My dad, Dr North, while serving as a key member of UKIP, was instrumental in fielding two of the first Asian candidates for UKIP and nobody worked harder for them, even in the face of death threats by local muslim cadidates standing for the other parties. Google it if you want. You might find it in the Bradford T&A archives.

Believe what you want to believe. I, and readers of Eureferendum, know the truth about him. But when it comes to tweaking the self-righteous, it’s open season and there are no walls in our minds, no barriers in our language.

Our family is from the crap end of Bradford, West Yorkshire. We know racism, we have seen it, and we have experienced the other side of it. We deplore racism in all its forms. But we also do not allow ourselves to be blinkered from realities or to be bullied into not stating that which the thought police have made people afraid to say.

And in my own experience, those who bandy the word racism around do so to hide their own insecurities about their own inner ugliness. I am a seasoned button pusher like my father and I promise you, over a long enough debate, by pressing the right buttons, I can get self defined anti-fascist activists to spew out the most rancid anti-Semitic hate speech you ever heard. It has been my experience that the hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds. It wasn’t so long ago we saw climate activists and leftists marching side by side with Islamic fundamentalists.

When I see any kind of moral and intellectual consistency from the left I may pay attention, but I will not hold my breath. Even in the last two weeks, in the wake of the Assange affair, we have seen that those who “demand to be told the truth” and allegedly “do not trust government” are the same people who seem perfectly happy to accept the governments complete glossing over the climategate leaks. Truth is only true when it is convenient to you people.

And here we have King of the Moonbats resorting to thought police tactics in the absence of a spine. So in that respect I imagine the old man is rather pleased with himself tonight. Game set and match, North.

As a footnote, you lot quoting computer models with reference to climate change, and those of you who question my fathers scientific credentials, his PhD is in epidemiological surveillance. That in itself qualifies him as a scientist.

And those of you interested enough to know who you are dealing with, take a look at what the computer models were saying about BSE (the disease that would kill tens of thousands allegedly) and FMD while you are at it. Then look for the man who was saying it’s all a bunch of horse manure. Don’t be surprised if the name Dr Richard North pops up once or twice; the source of much research the great Moonbat himself has been the beneficiary of. Dunno about you, but I make a point of listening to scientists with a track record of being right.

As his Father, Dr. Richard North, so eruditely puts it: ‘Its Gawn’!!!


Be minded Richard it was your son who pointed out ‘Dirt sticks’ and in the presence of such as Moonbat just scrape it off your shoe and move on.


As for Peter’s ‘I can’t speak for the old man‘ sorry kid, you are putting yourself in the same bracket as Moonbat, for that is NOT what I’ve heard – but if you are heading home for the Yule from your Filton fastness in the snow take care and give Mr. Grumpy a hug from me as its not been the best of years – though to be sure your Mum’s had more than her fair share of angst!


Never mind – may one and all have a good break even the odious, the arrogant, the patronising and to the rest of you follow his example and shelter behind a moderator and a claque of bessotted fools following from post to post in wrapped addulation – who says ‘no one loves a fairy over 40’ there’s always the warmists!


I was amused, in the light of Moonbat and the Guardian’s overt racism that they turn humour into cant, they may make such petty cant as they wish of the humour of lingusistic change that has seen us move from nigger being no more than black based upon the French of negre  thus nigger black, or even the link to The Niger with no redolence to the foaming Tiber! Yet the salt of the earth Northern Labour of The 8th. Army encrypted ‘nigge’r in their slang as: ‘Not British, definitely not Conservative’!


Seems that the attrition of that war was such that Liberal mealy mouths and warmist fascism strikes in denial of a right of free speech, too puffed up with their own importance to understand the difference between a humourous text and the cant of their vile class war chips and its Moonbat style jumped up insecurity. Dirt may indeed stick until scraped off but it does seem chips lie omni present on the shoulder for life for some!

I note Zemanta offers a link for Peter North and in the realisation that mud may stick but humour is much more fun, herewith:

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“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821),

Regards,
Greg L-W.
for all my contact details & Blogs: CLICK HERE

British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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#G386* – IS WIKILEAKS ALL IT SEEMS or JUST THE THIRD DEGREE

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 13/12/2010

#G386* – IS WIKILEAKS ALL IT SEEMS or JUST THE THIRD DEGREE 
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Picture of Julian Assange during a talk at 26C3Image via WikipediaHi,

one is forced to ask, in the light of the lack of substance in the material, whether Julian Assange has in fact been duped.

There would seem to be no important material amongst the Wikileaks & does it not seem strange that an International Arrest Warrant has been issued or more to the point a EUropean Arrest Warrant where no proof is investigated nor required not even evidence and a perfectly innocent individual can be hauled off to be incarcerated in an alien jail. 

Whether guilty of the murder or not can it be seen as just to have held the American girl Amanda Knox in jail for a year before her trial for the murder of the poor girl in Perugia – but that is EU law for you!

Now we see Julian Assange subject to an EAW and his crime we are told is having sex with two mature women who had befriended him but failing to use a condom!!!

Is WikiLeaks just America using a sap to empty their dustbin to avoid continuation of care and classification for this low grade prattle of its less relevant public servants and paper pushers? Alternatively could it be a smoke screen – not dissimilar to the largely jingoistic garbage put out by Jeff Rense and his Mormon Tabernacle puppets, muppets and gossip columnists or even much of the ill researched material of Alex Jones and his devotees – we know Arctic Beacon and Greg Semanski (sp?) are believed to be CIA operatives.

We are not alone and have our own Snake Oil salesmen and nutters peddling drivel to the underbelly of life and the gullible – the likes of Brian Gerrish with his risible UK Column, David Icke with his befooled and befuddled following or Jim Corr with his paranoias and quaint corn cob Irish Bog tales of being chemically sprayed and more!

Little in life is as it may seem at first glance – you may still be behind the 8Ball & think Westminster makes our laws and sets our taxes, sadly dream on!

However when you look at the news stands and study the front pages of the Newspapers arrayed before you they too have little or no news – Just an array of tittle tattle and gossip about mostly non entities.

When did you last see a NEWS story – yes I accept natural disasters DO feature but even then in a soap opera sort of way – one has to go off and track down the facts on the internet.

Following in the style of a friend of mine we now have the self serving Wimbledon lad Alex Salmond trying to point score to strengthen his Scottish Nasty Party – he is promising Free Degrees at Scottish Unis. can we be sure they will not just be massively dumbed down Polytech qualifications from embarrassingly irrelevant organisations like Stow College with its irresponsible wee puffed up failures like Matt Quinn involved in offering degrees in Meeja Studies!!!

In fact did Alex Salmond mean The Three Degrees?

Regards,
Greg_L-W.

An interesting view found subsequent to my views above!




“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821),

Regards,
Greg L-W.

for all my contact details & Blogs: CLICK HERE  

British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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#G384* – Thanks for taking action on WikiLeaks & MORE DETAILS

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 10/12/2010

#G384* – Thanks for taking action on WikiLeaks & MORE DETAILS

From: Avaaz.org [mailto:avaaz@avaaz.org]
Sent: 10 December 2010
To:
Subject: Thanks for taking action on WikiLeaks

Dear friends,
The massive campaign of intimidation against WikiLeaks is sending a chill through free press advocates everywhere.
Legal experts say WikiLeaks has likely broken no laws. Yet top US politicians have called it a terrorist group and commentators have urged assassination of its staff. The organization has come under massive government and corporate attack, but WikiLeaks is only publishing information provided by a whistleblower. And it has partnered with the world’s leading newspapers (NYT, Guardian, Spiegel etc) to carefully vet the information it publishes.
The massive extra-judicial intimidation of WikiLeaks is an attack on democracy. We urgently need a public outcry for freedom of the press and expression. Sign the petition to stop the crackdown and forward this email to everyone — let’s get to 1 million voices and take out full page ads in US newspapers this week!
WikiLeaks isn’t acting alone — it’s partnered with the top newspapers in the world (New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, etc) to carefully review 250,000 US diplomatic cables and remove any information that it is irresponsible to publish. Only 800 cables have been published so far. Past WikiLeaks publications have exposed government-backed torture, the murder of innocent civilians in Iraq and Afgha nistan, and corporate corruption.
The US government is currently pursuing all legal avenues it has to stop WikiLeaks from publishing more cables, but the laws of democracies protect freedom of the press. The US and other governments may not like the laws that protect our freedom of expression, but that’s exactly why it’s so important that we have them, and why only a democratic process can change them.
Reasonable people can disagree on whether WikiLeaks and the leading newspapers it’s partnered with are releasing more information than the public should see. Whether the releases undermine diplomatic confidentiality and whether that’s a good thing. Whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has the personal character of a hero or a villain. But none of this justifies a vicious campaign of intimidation to silence a legal media outlet by governments and corporations. Click below to join the call to stop the crackdown:
Ever wonder why the media so rarely gives the full story of what happens behind the scenes? This is why – because when they do, governments can be vicious in their response. And when that happens, it’s up to the public to stand up for our democratic rights to a free press and freedom of expression. Never has there been a more vital time for us to do so.
With hope,
Ricken, Emma, Alex, Alice, Maria Paz and the rest of the Avaaz team.
SOURCES:
Law experts say WikiLeaks in the clear (ABC)
WikiLeaks are a bunch of terrorists, says leading U.S. congressman (Mail Online)
Cyber guerrillas can help US (Financial Times)
Amazon drops WikiLeaks under political pressure (Yahoo)
“WikiLeaks avenged by hacktivists” (PC World):
US Gov shows true control over Internet with WikiLeaks containment (Tippett.org)
US embassy cables culprit should be executed, says Mike Huckabee (The Guardian)
WikiLeaks ditched by MasterCard, Visa. Who’s next? (The Christian Science Monitor)
Assange’s Interpol Warrant Is for Having Sex Without a Condom (The Slatest)
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Avaaz.org is a 6.4-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 13 countries on 4 continents and operates in 14 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821),

Regards,
Greg L-W.

for all my contact details & Blogs: CLICK HERE  

British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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#G380* – Julian ASSANGE says: ‘DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER’.

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 08/12/2010

Don’t shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths Julian Assange From: The Australian December 08, 2010 12:00AM 189

Britain WikiLeaks

Elizabeth Cook’s artist impression of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s appearance
at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, where he was denied bail
after appearing on an extradition warrant.
Source: AP

IN 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide’s The News, wrote: “In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win.”
His observation perhaps reflected his father Keith Murdoch’s expose that Australian troops were being needlessly sacrificed by incompetent British commanders on the shores of Gallipoli. The British tried to shut him up but Keith Murdoch would not be silenced and his efforts led to the termination of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.
Nearly a century later, WikiLeaks is also fearlessly publishing facts that need to be made public.
I grew up in a Queensland country town where people spoke their minds bluntly. They distrusted big government as something that could be corrupted if not watched carefully. The dark days of corruption in the Queensland government before the Fitzgerald inquiry are testimony to what happens when the politicians gag the media from reporting the truth.
These things have stayed with me. WikiLeaks was created around these core values. The idea, conceived in Australia, was to use internet technologies in new ways to report the truth.
WikiLeaks coined a new type of journalism: scientific journalism. We work with other media outlets to bring people the news, but also to prove it is true. Scientific journalism allows you to read a news story, then to click online to see the original document it is based on. That way you can judge for yourself: Is the story true? Did the journalist report it accurately?
Democratic societies need a strong media and WikiLeaks is part of that media. The media helps keep government honest. WikiLeaks has revealed some hard truths about the Iraq and Afghan wars, and broken stories about corporate corruption.
People have said I am anti-war: for the record, I am not. Sometimes nations need to go to war, and there are just wars. But there is nothing more wrong than a government lying to its people about those wars, then asking these same citizens to put their lives and their taxes on the line for those lies. If a war is justified, then tell the truth and the people will decide whether to support it.
If you have read any of the Afghan or Iraq war logs, any of the US embassy cables or any of the stories about the things WikiLeaks has reported, consider how important it is for all media to be able to report these things freely.
WikiLeaks is not the only publisher of the US embassy cables. Other media outlets, including Britain’s The Guardian, The New York Times, El Pais in Spain and Der Spiegel in Germany have published the same redacted cables.
Yet it is WikiLeaks, as the co-ordinator of these other groups, that has copped the most vicious attacks and accusations from the US government and its acolytes. I have been accused of treason, even though I am an Australian, not a US, citizen. There have been dozens of serious calls in the US for me to be “taken out” by US special forces. Sarah Palin says I should be “hunted down like Osama bin Laden”, a Republican bill sits before the US Senate seeking to have me declared a “transnational threat” and disposed of accordingly. An adviser to the Canadian Prime Minister’s office has called on national television for me to be assassinated. An American blogger has called for my 20-year-old son, here in Australia, to be kidnapped and harmed for no other reason than to get at me.
And Australians should observe with no pride the disgraceful pandering to these sentiments by Julia Gillard and her government. The powers of the Australian government appear to be fully at the disposal of the US as to whether to cancel my Australian passport, or to spy on or harass WikiLeaks supporters. The Australian Attorney-General is doing everything he can to help a US investigation clearly directed at framing Australian citizens and shipping them to the US.
Prime Minister Gillard and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have not had a word of criticism for the other media organisations. That is because The Guardian, The New York Times and Der Spiegel are old and large, while WikiLeaks is as yet young and small.
We are the underdogs. The Gillard government is trying to shoot the messenger because it doesn’t want the truth revealed, including information about its own diplomatic and political dealings.
Has there been any response from the Australian government to the numerous public threats of violence against me and other WikiLeaks personnel? One might have thought an Australian prime minister would be defending her citizens against such things, but there have only been wholly unsubstantiated claims of illegality. The Prime Minister and especially the Attorney-General are meant to carry out their duties with dignity and above the fray. Rest assured, these two mean to save their own skins. They will not.
Every time WikiLeaks publishes the truth about abuses committed by US agencies, Australian politicians chant a provably false chorus with the State Department: “You’ll risk lives! National security! You’ll endanger troops!” Then they say there is nothing of importance in what WikiLeaks publishes. It can’t be both. Which is it?
It is neither. WikiLeaks has a four-year publishing history. During that time we have changed whole governments, but not a single person, as far as anyone is aware, has been harmed. But the US, with Australian government connivance, has killed thousands in the past few months alone.
US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates admitted in a letter to the US congress that no sensitive intelligence sources or methods had been compromised by the Afghan war logs disclosure. The Pentagon stated there was no evidence the WikiLeaks reports had led to anyone being harmed in Afghanistan. NATO in Kabul told CNN it couldn’t find a single person who needed protecting. The Australian Department of Defence said the same. No Australian troops or sources have been hurt by anything we have published.
But our publications have been far from unimportant. The US diplomatic cables reveal some startling facts:
► The US asked its diplomats to steal personal human material and information from UN officials and human rights groups, including DNA, fingerprints, iris scans, credit card numbers, internet passwords and ID photos, in violation of international treaties. Presumably Australian UN diplomats may be targeted, too.
► King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia asked the US to attack Iran.
► Officials in Jordan and Bahrain want Iran’s nuclear program stopped by any means available.
► Britain’s Iraq inquiry was fixed to protect “US interests”.
► Sweden is a covert member of NATO and US intelligence sharing is kept from parliament.
► The US is playing hardball to get other countries to take freed detainees from Guantanamo Bay. Barack Obama agreed to meet the Slovenian President only if Slovenia took a prisoner. Our Pacific neighbour Kiribati was offered millions of dollars to accept detainees.
In its landmark ruling in the Pentagon Papers case, the US Supreme Court said “only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government”. The swirling storm around WikiLeaks today reinforces the need to defend the right of all media to reveal the truth.
Julian Assange is the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks.

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“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821),

Regards,
Greg L-W.
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British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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#G378* – WIKILEAKS Julian ASSAGE PROVIDES CLARITY & TELLS IT LIKE IT IS!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 06/12/2010

#G378* – WIKILEAKS Julian ASSAGE PROVIDES CLARITY & TELLS IT LIKE IT IS!
DOUG SAUNDERS
LONDON From Monday’s Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Dec. 05, 2010 8:55PM EST
Last updated Sunday, Dec. 05, 2010 9:02PM EST
At the centre of a tightening web of death threats, sex-crime accusations
and high-level demands for a treason trial, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
threatened to unleash a “thermonuclear device” of completely unexpurgated
government files if he is forced to appear before authorities.
Mr. Assange, the 39-year-old Australian Internet activist whose online
document-leaking service has embarrassed the United States and other
countries by publishing hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic and
military documents, has referred to the huge, unfiltered document as his
“insurance policy.”
The 1.3-gigabyte file, distributed through file-sharing services this summer
and protected with an unbreakable 256-bit encryption key, contains full
versions of all the U.S. documents received by WikiLeaks to date – including
those that have been withheld from publication or have had names and details
removed in order to protect the lives of spies, sources and soldiers.
Silent for the better part of a week as WikiLeaks made daily headlines
around the globe, Mr. Assange has been increasingly vocal in recent days,
defending his actions, decrying his critics and defying world leaders.
Mr. Assange’s lawyer Mark Stephens warned that if Mr. Assange were to be
brought to trial on rape accusations he faces in Sweden, or for treason
charges that have been suggested by U.S. politicians, he would release the
encryption key. The tens of thousands of people who have downloaded the file
would instantly have access to the names, addresses and details contained in
the file.
WikiLeaks, Mr. Stephens said, has “been subject to cyberattacks and
censorship around the world and they need to protect themselves … This is
what they believe to be a thermonuclear device in the information age.”
He uttered that threat as his client was believed to be in hiding in
Britain, with prominent U.S. and Saudi officials calling for Mr. Assange’s
arrest or death, justice officials attempting to shut down his websites in
many countries, and the Swedish justice system seeking him for questioning
on the sexual-crime allegations.
Mr. Assange has denied the accusation, made by two women who hosted a party
for him in Stockholm in August. He has acknowledged having had consensual
sex with the complainants. Reports say the sex became non-consensual over
disagreements about condom use.
This weekend he refused to respond to a European arrest warrant issued by
Sweden, and an Interpol alert related to the accusation. His lawyers argued
that the accusations amount to a smear campaign and suggested that U.S.
officials might be behind them.
The Swedish prosecutor took the unusual step of going before the news media
to say she has received no pressure or communication of any sort from
international or political authorities and that the charges are unrelated to
the leaks scandal.
“This investigation has proceeded perfectly normally without any political
pressure of any kind,” prosecutor Marianne Ny told the Agence France-Presse
wire service. “It is completely independent.”
A number of high-profile U.S. figures, including Republicans Sarah Palin and
Newt Gingrich, have called for the prosecution of Mr. Assange.
“Julian Assange is engaged in warfare,” Mr. Gingrich said, echoing similar
words spoken by Ms. Palin and others last week. “Information terrorism,
which leads to people getting killed, is terrorism. And Julian Assange is
engaged in terrorism. He should be treated as an enemy combatant and
WikiLeaks should be closed down permanently and decisively.”
However, U.S. charges against Mr. Assange are unlikely: He is not a U.S.
citizen and, because he did not steal the documents himself, but only
participated in their publication, he would likely be protected under the
U.S. Constitution’s free-speech provisions.
The documents were reportedly stolen from a U.S. military installation by
Bradley Manning, a former private in the U.S. Army who copied years of
secret Pentagon and State Department communiqués and passed them to Mr.
Assange, who in turn brokered deals with worldwide media outlets to publish
details from them. Those details, despite some censorship by Mr. Assange and
the publishers, have shaken relations between the United States and Gulf
countries, Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Mr. Manning is already being held in solitary confinement, and will likely
face treason and espionage charges. This has not stopped a growing chorus of
U.S. and foreign figures from pushing for punishment for Mr. Assange.
U.S. newspapers reported that a team of Justice Department and Pentagon
investigators is looking into the possibility of charges against Mr. Assange
under the Espionage Act. Attorney-General Eric Holder said “this is not
sabre-rattling” when asked by reporters about the possibility of charges.
Justice officials in Australia, where Mr. Assange was born, are reportedly
also looking into a prosecution.
That did not stop more figures from suggesting that Mr. Assange should be
harmed or killed – a circle that includes Canadian Tom Flanagan, a former
campaign manager to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who told a TV interviewer
last week that Mr. Assange should be assassinated (he later apologized for
the remark).
In an online interview with the Guardian newspaper, Mr. Assange said Mr.
Flanagan “should be charged with incitement to commit murder.”
He also told reporters Barack Obama and his Secretary of State, Hillary
Clinton, should resign if they are shown to have authorized an operation to
spy on United Nations top officials – one of the many secrets revealed in
the leaked State Department cables.
“Obama must answer what he knew about this illegal order and when. If he
refuses to answer or there is evidence he approved of these actions, he must
resign,” the WikiLeaks founder told the Spanish newspaper El Pais.
He suggested, not for the first time, that he believes his document service
has had a profound effect on world history: “I believe geopolitics will be
separated into pre- and post-Cablegate phases.”

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821),

Regards,
Greg L-W.

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British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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#G376* – WIKILEAKS ReLocates to SWITZERLAND

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 03/12/2010

#G376* – WIKILEAKS ReLocates to SWITZERLAND

The new location for WikiLeaks is at CLICK HERE
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“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821),

Regards,
Greg L-W.
for all my contact details & Blogs: CLICK HERE  

British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – GermanItalian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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