The Case of Julian Assange

I’ve been following the Julian Assange story of late and cannot BE-LIEVE the media backlash against anyone who voices support for Mr. Assange or who voices skepticism that this case is really about allegations of sexual assault.

If you have any questions about this history or series of events that has led up to Julian Assange seeking diplomatic immunity in the Ecuadorian embassy, then I highly recommend that you listen to the Majority Report podcast on the Wikileaks scandal. It’s fascinating and very troubling.

The Obama administration’s persecution against whistleblowers is extraordianary. From The Guardian:
“This is how the GAP’s Jesselyn Raddack – herself a former whistleblower at the DoJ – put it: “While the Bush administration treated whistleblowers unmercifully, the Obama administration has been far worse. It is actually prosecuting them,” she wrote recently.”

So far, six whistleblowers have been charged under the Espionage Act, a draconian law that was put in place during WWI but was rarely enacted.

I swear to God I think the United States Government — and Mr. Obama himself — is preparing us all for the coming police state where we will be pulverized for dissent.

9 thoughts on “The Case of Julian Assange

  1. Dead right! If people and governments did not have dirty secrets in the first place…
    Ecuador says he can be sent to Sweden PROVIDED there is no third country extradition from Sweden.
    And as for the “sexual assault” charges. Those women had not said anything until the **!!!@@*&^#!! yanks wanted him. Do I smell a dirty deal?

    slinks away quietly to pour another glass of wine before thje boiler bursts…

  2. I think his biggest ‘crime’ is that he embarrassed people. My greatest sympathy goes to the US soldier, Bradley Manning, who has been put in solitary confinement for supposedly supplying Assange with info.

      1. I can’t imagine Bradley Manning ever being able to resume normal life, even if the US govt/military is shamed into letting him go. He’ll have post-traumatic syndrome and then some … they seriously tortured him. Never embarrass a govt or a military eh wot.

  3. Loved this. Had to facebook it. Will have to bite the bullet and let this comment be posted via my facebook. I don’t have wordpress and don’t usually use twitter or facebook to comment. That’s why I haven’t been leaving comments, as I read all you write 🙂 Hmmm, waiting waiting … it’s not doing it.

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