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The Siege of Julian Assange is a Farce

aa-Julian Assange The siege of Knightsbridge is a farce. For two years, an exaggerated, costly police presence around the Ecuadorean embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state. Their quarry is an Australian charged with no crime, a refugee from gross injustice whose only security is the room given him by a brave South American country. His true crime is to have initiated a wave of truth-telling in an era of lies, cynicism and war. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/11/17/siege-julian-assange-farce-john-pilger/


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The Fifth Estate: Well-Acted, But Between Two Genres

The Fifth Estate tells a story that needs to be told. WikiLeaks is a whistleblower website that has toppled billion-dollar corporations and banks, overturned governments and elections, and ruined careers of corrupt politicians around the world with one tool: the truth. All WikiLeaks does is publish secret documents, and protect the leakers with a promise of anonymity. Not surprisingly, the apologists of corrupt government have cried “treason” at every turn, and used every means in their possession to silence WikiLeaks and its growing number of counterparts across the Internet. Indeed, the land of the free and home of the First Amendment was the first government to censor (temporarily, through a court restraining order) the WikiLeaks website. http://thenewamerican.com/reviews/movies/item/16776-the-fifth-estate-well-acted-but-between-two-genres


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Assange: Rand Paul Libertarians ‘Only Hope’ For Future of America

During a live question and answer conference call held at Deakin University in Melbourne earlier today, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange praised Matt Drudge for breaking establishment media censorship in the United States, while heralding Rand Paul and the libertarian wing of the Republican Party as the “only hope” for the future of America. http://www.infowars.com/assange-rand-paul-libertarians-only-hope-for-future-of-america/


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Assange + Manning: Sacrifices Bearing Fruit

It may be ironic, that as one major whistleblower stands trial on espionage charges, another stands before television cameras to declare his deed to the world, most assuredly sealing his own fate as a free man for some time to come. But it should come as no surprise. Bradley Manning, and to the same extent, Julian Assange, have risked everything – their freedom of movement the gravest of sacrifices – so that other people of conscience would feel compelled to do the same, creating a “culture of conscientious whistleblowing” that has turned an underground movement of support into an emergent mainstream community that now includes major media, elected officials and a phalanx of legal minds on both sides of the political aisle. http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2013/06/10/assange-manning-sacrifices-bearing-fruit/#.UbcilTqjY28.email


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Bradley Manning is Guilty of ‘Aiding the Enemy’ – If the Enemy is Democracy

When the deceptive operation of the warfare state can’t stand the light of day, truth-tellers are a constant hazard. And culpability must stay turned on its head. That’s why accountability was upside-down when the U.S. Army prosecutor laid out the government’s case against Bradley Manning in an opening statement: “This is a case about a soldier who systematically harvested hundreds of thousands of classified documents and dumped them onto the Internet, into the hands of the enemy—material he knew, based on his training, would put the lives of fellow soldiers at risk.” If so, those fellow soldiers have all been notably lucky; the Pentagon has admitted that none died as a result of Manning’s leaks in 2010. But many of his fellow soldiers lost their limbs or their lives in U.S. warfare made possible by the kind of lies that the U.S. government is now prosecuting Bradley Manning for exposing. http://original.antiwar.com/solomon/2013/06/05/bradley-manning-is-guilty-of-aiding-the-enemy-if-the-enemy-is-democracy/#.UbHP7KXryA4.email


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The Death of Truth

Julian Assange

A tiny tip of the vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying WikiLeaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange, appears outside the red-brick building on Hans Crescent Street that houses the Ecuadorean Embassy. Assange, the world’s best-known political refugee, has been in the embassy since he was offered sanctuary there last June. British police in black Kevlar vests are perched night and day on the steps leading up to the building, and others wait in the lobby directly in front of the embassy door. An officer stands on the corner of a side street facing the iconic department store Harrods, half a block away on Brompton Road. Another officer peers out the window of a neighboring building a few feet from Assange’s bedroom at the back of the embassy. Police sit round-the-clock in a communications van topped with an array of antennas that presumably captures all electronic forms of communication from Assange’s ground-floor suite. http://www.truthdig.com/dig/item/the_death_of_truth_20130505/


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TommyHilfiger

Americans kill muslims. Its not a secret. Its the chance of a lifetime... Powerball what?

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Assange is America’s Pussy Riot

Assange is wanted for questioning by Swedish police over seemingly flimsy charges by two dubious female friends of his of “sexual misbehavior,” whatever that is. So far, Assange has not been charged with any crime. But if Assange returns to Sweden, he risks being extradited to the United States where his massive revelations of U.S. government diplomatic and military emails infuriated Washington and led to demands he be charged with treason and espionage, both of which carry the death penalty. Sending Assange to the U.S. and the risk of execution would probably violate the European Union’s laws and human rights conventions. It’s unlikely Assange would get a fair trial in the U.S. which is gripped by national security mania. At best, he would likely face a long sentence in solitary confinement in one of America’s dreaded ’supermax’ prisons under conditions human rights groups call torture. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/assange-is-americas-pussy-riot/


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Brockhurst

Demands that he be tried in the US for treason are absurd. Since he is not a US citizen and has never been one, he owes the US no loyalty.

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Assange: ‘Unite Against Oppression’

We must use this moment to articulate the choice that is before the government of the United States of America. Will it return to and reaffirm the values it was founded on? Or will it lurch off the precipice dragging us all into a dangerous and oppressive world in which journalists fall silent under the fear of prosecution and citizens must whisper in the dark? I say that it must turn back. I ask President Obama to do the right thing. http://www.countercurrents.org/assange190812.htm


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Brockhurst

I am terribly sorry, Mr. Assange, but the United States started to renounce its founding values with the Civil War and "Reconstruction", and began to work in earnest to complete the process between the New Deal and Great Society programs, followed by the 1965 Immigration Act, the War on Drugs and the War on Terror. Expecting perspective and proportion out of a United States government where elected officials are calling for your assassination - the extra-judicial murder of an undicted citizen of Australia, a friendly country - merely because you have embarrassed them - is a wildly unrealistic, and I suspect, futile exercise.

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Ecuador Stands Up to the Jackbooted British Gestapo

The once proud British government, now reduced to Washington’s servile whore, put on its Gestapo Jackboots and declared that if the Ecuadorean Embassy in London did not hand over WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, British storm troopers would invade the embassy with military force and drag Assange out. Ecuador stood its ground. “We want to be very clear, we are not a British colony,” declared Ecuador’s Foreign Minister. Far from being intimidated the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, replied to the threat by granting Assange political asylum. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2012/08/16/ecuador-president-rafael-we-are-not-a-colony-correa-stands-up-to-the-jackbooted-british-gestapo/


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Brockhurst

The craziness doesn't stop there; Canadian officials have publically called for Assange's assassination, and so has Mike Huckabee. Dianne Feinstein has called for prosecution under the 1917 Espionage Act, which can carry the death penalty, in spite of the fact that Assange did not personally steal any classified material, merely publishing it after PFC Manning provided it to him.

Brockhurst

The really crazy aspect to this is that Assange has not been indicted anywhere. The US Justice Department has investigated him, but not charged him. The Swedish want him for questioning in a rape investigation, and in fact he met with Swedish officials in London, but he hasn't been charged with anything in Sweden. What Britain is talking about when they say they will storm the Ecuadorean embassy is a clear violation of the Vienna Treaty, which Britain signed; they are willing to violate a treaty over someone who has not been charged with any crime, anywhere! They ought to be ashamed of themselves.

Nationalist Party of Canada

Supposedly Nationalist sites like ANU need to drop the use of such terms as "fascist" neo-Nazi" and "Gestapo" in a derogative sense. They deefame other racist/nationalist causes and groups and confuse the public, only to the benefit of Zionists. ANU has many racist supporters around the world-- don'y alienate them by using th enemy' lexicon.

Conrad

I love it.

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Assange’s Last Stand?

They may get him, but he’ll go down in history as a hero. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/07/05/assanges-last-stand/


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admin

I did read your comment, that's why I responded to it. We're to assume that the blonde, blue-eyed Assange, who does not have a "prominent nose" in my opinion, has not likely sacrificed his life because Washington is very aggressively trying to have him extradited to the U.S. so that he can spend the rest of his days in Gitmo-like confinement (if he isn't executed that is), but rather that he is a secret Jewish agent that Washington wants brought here so that they can throw a big party for him. And the totality of your evidence for this is that you don't like the size of his nose. Gee, what if, unbeknownst to you, Assange had undergone nose reduction surgery some years ago and was sporting a cute little button nose? Now that I think of it, Pat Buchanan has a bit of a "prominent nose." And Ron Paul's nose is as big as Assange's. Now we know who their paymasters are with no further evidence needed.

Scott Banks

Read the comment again, I think you'll find the answer to the question as to who his paymaster is, was always there all along.

admin

The U.S. government would like to lock up Assange for the rest of his life ala Bradley Manning. If you have an argument that somehow Assange was actually working for Washington then why not make it, rather than remarking on the size of his nose.

Scott Banks

I'm just pointing out that some don't believe he's a hero. Gord Duff and I are not the only ones who suspect that.

yancey ames

I have no idea whether Assange is a plant or not. I do know that the "rape" prosecution is a joke. But be careful, guys. The Swedish theory of "rape" is already in the United States in many jurisdictions. Like Washington, where she can utter not a word of protest during the act and then still call it rape the next day because she did not proclaim in bold, capital letters: "I am CONSENTING!" If you don't believe it, look it up at the Spearhead.

admin

And this has been definitely decided because someone thinks Assange has a "prominent nose." Case closed!

TheSouthernNationalist

So Mr. Assange is a waterboy for the tribe eh? Damn, I thought he was alright at one point.

Scott Banks

That's a rather prominent nose Mr. Assange has there. According to Gordon Duff, the man with the big nose was working for the chosen ones and his leaks were just carefully selected chicken feed to toss to the masses with the goal of destabilizing Pakistan, Iran and the USA.

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Press Still at Assange’s Throat

As Julian Assange evades arrest by taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge to escape extradition to Sweden, and possibly the U.S., British commentators have targeted him with shrill abuse. They almost froth with rage as they cite petty examples of his supposed gaucheness, egotism and appearance, as if these were criminal faults. These criticisms tell one more about the conventionality and herd instinct of British opinion-makers than they do about Assange. Ignored, in all this, is his achievement as founder of WikiLeaks in publishing U.S. government cables giving people across the world insight into how their governments really behave. Such public knowledge is the core of democracy because voters must be accurately informed if they are to be able to chose representatives to carry out their wishes. http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/07/02/press-still-at-assanges-throat/


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Wikileaks and Stratfor, Israel Busted Again

It’s almost like a Sherlock Holmes story. We are seeing it start now. My first sign, that a mixed intelligence, disinformation campaign or worse was in the works was last week. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/02/27/wikileaks-and-stratfor-israel-busted-again/


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The ‘Getting’ of Assange and the Smearing of a Revolution

The High Court in London will soon to decide whether Julian Assange is to be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sexual misconduct. At the appeal hearing in July, Ben Emmerson QC, counsel for the defense, described the whole saga as “crazy.” Sweden’s chief prosecutor had dismissed the original arrest warrant, saying there was no case for Assange to answer. Both the women involved said they had consented to have sex. On the facts alleged, no crime would have been committed in Britain. However, it is not the Swedish judicial system that presents a “grave danger” to Assange, say his lawyers, but a legal device known as a Temporary Surrender, under which he can be sent on from Sweden to the United States secretly and quickly. The founder and editor of WikiLeaks, who published the greatest leak of official documents in history, providing a unique insight into rapacious wars and the lies told by governments, is likely to find himself in a hell hole not dissimilar to the “torturous” dungeon that held Private Bradley Manning, the alleged whistleblower. Manning has not been tried, let alone convicted, yet on 21 April, President Barack Obama declared him guilty with a dismissive “He broke the law.” This Kafka-style justice awaits Assange whether or not Sweden decides to prosecute him. http://original.antiwar.com/pilger/2011/10/06/the-getting-of-assange-and-the-smearing-of-a-revolution/


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The Last Whistleblower

Julian Assange

Bob and Darin were on a panel together discussing banalities in generalities, as is the usual case. If either had said anything meaningful on the subject, the moderator would have cut him off. Bob didn’t know Darin. He was introduced as a former CIA official. Bob had heard back in those days when he was on the Congressional Budget Committee staff that Darin had once had a limited oversight position – budget Bob seemed to remember it was – over a black op CIA group. When the moderator closed the panel, the two looked at one another and raised their eyebrows. Bob took advantage of the eyebrow connection to suggest that they have a drink. To his surprise Darin agreed. Darin was remote and distant at first, but found the conversation to his liking as the two discussed the moderator’s skill in avoiding delicate issues. In an abrupt change of subject, Bob asked Darin if the US government would assassinate Julian Assange. http://lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts322.html


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LabMan

Not a lot is said about Sibel Edmonds these days,there may be solid information from her that will be released in the future.

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Book: Julian Assange Held Back Wikileaks About U.S., Israel

People on both sides of the argument have been quick to rush to judgment on the motivations of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange. Moral crusader or compromised egotist? In a new book about Assange written by the Guardian journalists with whom he worked closely, Assange is quoted as saying that negative cables concerning the United States and Israel were deliberately omitted from initial Wikileaks releases last year to prevent the organization being stereotyped as anti-American. http://www.infowars.com/book-julian-assange-held-back-wikileaks-about-u-s-israel/


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AmericanNationalist

General David Patreus says, inspite of the leaked information scandal, that he see's signs of success. The NSA is part of the Defense Department and should track assanges communications. They have the lawful right to do so.

AmericanNationalist

Assange engaged in traitorous action against the United States as Washington kept America in the doldrums about how politics was being run. What actally leaked into the public was that both were screwed up.

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Five WikiLeaks Hits of 2011 That Are Turning the World On Its Head

Between Collateral Murder, the Iraq War Logs, the Afghan War Diary, and Cablegate, it appeared as though 2010 would go down in history as the most shocking year in WikiLeaks revelations. Americans discovered that trigger-happy soldiers who have been trained to kill are likely to shoot innocent civilians, including journalists and children. They learned that the US military handed over detainees they knew would be tortured to the Iraqis, and as a matter of policy, failed to investigate the hundreds of reported torture and abuse by Iraqi police and military. The Afghanistan logs showed many more civilians killed than previously known, along with once-secret US assassination missions against insurgents. And Cablegate shed light on a US foreign policy that values self-interest over democracy and human rights at all costs, perpetuating anti-American sentiment in the process. http://www.alternet.org/world/151232


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How the So-Called Guardians of Free Speech are Silencing the Messenger

As the United States and Britain look for an excuse to invade another oil-rich Arab country, the hypocrisy is familiar. Colonel Gaddafi is “delusional” and “blood-drenched” while the authors of an invasion that killed a million Iraqis, who have kidnapped and tortured in our name, are entirely sane, never blood-drenched and once again the arbiters of “stability”. http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=237264


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How the Swedes Set Up Julian Assange

The British magistrate court has decided to surrender Julian Assange to the Nordic Amazons who were hunting for his head – pending appeal. Thus the long Saga of the Broken Condom, or whatever name by which it will become known to posterity, took a definite turn for the worse. The judge decided to honor the European Arrest Warrant issued by man-eating Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny. Julian has appealed to the High Court, ensuring that the saga will go on as a side divertissement to the main story, Cablegate. http://www.counterpunch.org/shamir03072011.html


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LabMan

A chilling look at how Sweden has become deeply involved in cultural marxism,with feminists becoming the hired guns for the new world order elite,it has always been said the Sweedish people are some of the finest people on the face of the earth led by strong White men,a majority of these men have been castrated by the forces of political correctness,this malady is spreading to every country in the world,and is assisted by a complicit media,as always,he who controls the media,controls the population.

Jan AXELSSON

Anna ARDIN is a viciously Jewish sect whoore, cynically CIA&MO$$AD agent, who still misuses Swedish ID-cards and joining the satanic manipulation acts completely under control of NWO-imperialists

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Manning Prosecutors: The Enemy is Us

Bradley Manning

Not that executive power grabs are anything new, mind you — the Constitution has been broken in that respect for at least 150 years. The difference here is that historically executive usurpations under cover of “war powers” resembled cyclical tides: Flowing in, then receding, over fairly short periods. The Civil War, Reconstruction, and a slow fade back to business as usual. World War One, the first Red Scare, then “return to normalcy.” World War Two, the second Red Scare, and grudging reversion to the malignant but still nominally limited managerial state inaugurated in FDR’s New Deal. This time, the tide has coursed in on us for most of a decade and shows no signs of ebbing. Not tide: Tsunami. The executive branch, led first by George W. Bush and now by Barack H. Obama, is playing for keeps. We’re long past the point where one can plausibly argue that anything short of full-on dictatorship will satisfy America’s new generation of emperors or their courtiers. The proof of that lies not only in the fact of insurrection/coup with this charge of “aiding the enemy,” but in the logical conclusions that we can — indeed, must — draw from that charge. http://original.antiwar.com/thomas-knapp/2011/03/03/manning-prosecutors-the-enemy-is-us/


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Assange Can Be Extradited; Could Face U.S. Death Penalty

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face rape charges, a British judge ruled on Thursday after throwing out defense arguments that he would face an unfair trial. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/02/24


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Brockhurst

He can't face the US death penalty because he can't be tried for treason. Since he is not a US citizen, Assange owes the permanent Emergency regieme no loyalty; thus no treason can have been committed. PCF Michael Manning may end up swinging in the wind, but not Assange; his legal status is a foreign reporter. The CIA could have some Blackwater thugs unofficially snuff him, but no US court is going to try Assange for "treason".

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Air Force Warns Everyone Is a Criminal for Reading WikiLeaks

Is it a hint at mass prosecutions to come, or simply another example of the administration’s bluster overreaching and coming off downright absurd? It is unclear, but the US Air Force is certainly capturing headlines today with a “guidance” to its service members that not only are they at risk of prosecution if they read WikiLeaks, but that their families and everyone else are as well. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/02/07/air-force-warns-everyone-is-a-criminal-for-reading-wikileaks/


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Reinhardt

The wing wipers are in good company! I'm quite sure that all of us who read Nationalist Times, and post comments, are on the list of criminals.

CASPER

Welcome to tyranny folks, hope you love it because its only going to get worse and a big thanks goes out to all the morons who were warned about the corrupt two party system and bought into it anyway....THANKS!!

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Lawyers: Manning’s Charges May Be Dismissed Over Mistreatment in Detention

Presumed WikiLeaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning may soon see the charges against him dropped, according to reports citing his lawyers as planning to file for a full dismissal of the case against him. Manning, who is facing various charges under the Uniform Military Code related to handling classified materials, has been held is detention for nine months in solitary confinement and is said to be in deteriorating health. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/02/07/lawyers-mannings-charges-may-be-dismisses-over-mistreatment-in-detention/


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Glaspie Memo Refutes Claims Leaked Docs Were Classified for ‘Security’

The most sought-after State Department document of the past several decades, the infamous Glaspie Memo, was recently released by WikiLeaks. The memo details a conversation between Ambassador April Glaspie and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on July 25, 1990, exactly one week before the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and Glaspie’s reassurances to Hussein both of enduring American friendship and America’s disinterest in the Kuwaiti border dispute. In short, it confirmed decades of suspicion that Glaspie had, in the meeting, given Saddam Hussein the impression that the United States was giving him the green light for the invasion. The revelation, which puts the hundreds of thousands of civilians killed in a decade of post-war sanctions and the even greater numbers killed in the 2003 US invasion in a new, decidedly unseemly light, and does enormous service to historians. More importantly, however, the release of a document that was still officially secret 20 plus years and three presidents later shattered the enduring myth that these documents are classified to prevent them falling into enemy hands. Rather, the classification is done to keep the American public from knowing the truth, and WikiLeaks is doing us a great service in their release. http://original.antiwar.com/jason/2011/01/19/glaspie-memo-refutes-claims-leaked-docs-were-classified-for-security/


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Wikileaks Cables on Israel’s Gaza Onslaught

The cables make clear, were any further disclosure needed, exactly where the United States stands with respect to Israel’s unprovoked attacks on Palestinians and its other Arab neighbors. Although Operation Cast Lead took place in the last days of the Bush administration, ending two days before Barack Obama was inaugurated, every Obama policy in the succeeding two years – including the administration’s repudiation of the Goldstone Report detailing Israeli atrocities and war crimes during Cast Lead – has demonstrated a striking continuity of support for Israeli actions. http://www.counterpunch.org/christison01192011.html


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The War on WikiLeaks

The attacks on WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are a response to an information revolution that threatens old power orders, in politics and journalism. The incitement to murder trumpeted by public figures in the United States, together with attempts by the Obama administration to corrupt the law and send Assange to a hell hole prison for the rest of his life, are the reactions of a rapacious system exposed as never before.


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Bradley Manning and the Rule of Law

Bradley Manning

Experience inside the U.S. military turned a young man from Oklahoma who believed in America into someone who doubted it. Manning believed in American freedom, especially economic freedom, and believed the United States played a positive role in the world. He wanted to serve his country. In doing so he became someone who questioned the leadership of the nation, its foreign policy, and its conduct of wars. He saw war crimes, violations of law, and constant deception. After much soul searching he decided that the quest for a more perfect union required him to share this information. A mature American leadership, rather than prosecuting Manning, would encourage an honest debate about U.S. foreign policy. Thomas Jefferson warned that “oppressions are many” and that for the people to govern we should “leave open all the avenues to truth.” Manning has provided an avenue to truth where we can look honestly at our government and dramatically change direction. Enlightened leadership would renounce blackmail, threats, and spying on foreign officials, as well as torture and war. http://original.antiwar.com/kevin-b-zeese/2011/01/10/bradley-manning-and-the-rule-of-law/


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WikiLeaks: Locking Up Whistleblower Bradley Manning in Solitary Confinement Puts America’s Depravity on Full Display

Bradley Manning

As Salon’s Glenn Greenwald and several other courageous journalists have documented, Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army Private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has been detained in solitary confinement for the last seven months, despite not having been convicted of any crime, having been a model detainee, and having evidenced no signs of violence or even disciplinary misdemeanors. Manning has been kept alone in a cell for 23 hours a day, barred from exercising in that cell, deprived of sleep, and denied even a pillow or sheets for his bed. As Greenwald reports, “the brig’s medical personnel now administer regular doses of anti-depressants to Manning to prevent his brain from snapping from the effects of this isolation.” A court hearing has not been set. The message of the U.S. government to its citizens in this activity is clear: blow the whistle and your brain will be mutilated before you even have a trial. But it may be that much to the shame of the U.S. government, our slumbering humanity is awakening. The solitary confinement – the torture, for we must call it that – of Bradley Manning is ironically shining a light on this brutality and tipping us off to the danger of authoritarianism. http://www.alternet.org/news/149410?page=2


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Julian Assange’s Deal With the Devil

Now you can understand the mystery of Israeli satisfaction with Wikileaks. While the US officials were furious at the disclosure, Israelis were rather smug and complacent. Haaretz has this headline: “Netanyahu: WikiLeaks revelations were good for Israel.” Simple-minded conspiracy junkies immediately concluded that Wikileaks is an Israeli device, or, in the words of a particularly single-minded man: a “Zionist poison”. The truth is less fantastic, but much more depressing. The Guardian and the New York Times, Le Monde and Spiegel are quite unable to publish a story unacceptable to Israel. They may pen a moderately embarrassing piece of fluff, or a slightly critical technical analysis in order to convince discerning readers of their objectivity. They may even let an opponent air his or her views every once in a blue moon. But they could never publish a story really damaging to Israel. This is true for all mainstream media. Furthermore, no American ambassador would ever send a cable really unacceptable to Israel – unless he intended to retire the next month. Yet even supposing this kamikaze ambassador would send the cable, the newspapers would overlook it. http://www.counterpunch.org/shamir01052011.html


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Russia, Realism, and the WikiLeaks Factor

The WikiLeaks cables continue to bear fruit, and what a golden harvest it is: the US spying on the world’s diplomats (and even collecting their bank card numbers!); the US hiding behind the rather thin skirts of the Yemeni “air force” as we bomb and strafe their citizens; the US letting the Israeli Mafia into the country without so much as a by-your-leave; the US standing passively by as their Iraqi sock puppets torture and murder detainees. And now this. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/12/30/russia-realism-and-the-wikileaks-factor/


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WikiLeaks Exposed U.S. and Hillary’s Hopelessness

Almost 30 years ago, a British diplomat asked me to lunch in Beirut. In spite of rumours to the contrary, she told me on the phone, she was not a spy but a mere attache, wanting only to chat about the future of Lebanon. These were kidnapping days in the Lebanese capital, when to be seen with the wrong luncheon companion could finish in a basement in south Beirut. I trusted this woman. I was wrong. She arrived with two armed British bodyguards who sat at the next table. Within minutes of sitting down at a fish restaurant, she started plying me with questions about Hezbollah’s armaments in southern Lebanon. I stood up and walked out. Hezbollah had two men at another neighbouring table. They called on me next morning. No problem, they said, they saw me walk out. But watch out. Ever since this woman lied to me, I have avoided Western embassies throughout the world. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27143.htm


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Luke

A friendly warning to other anunews website readers. Better remove your wristwatch before looking at this picture of the Hildebeast. I neglected to do so, and let the face of my watch catch the reflection of this face and it fried a brand new watch battery that I'd just replaced a month ago.

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Julian Assange: Man of the Decade

This week will end 2010, the capstone year on a decade of profound change and turmoil and bloodshed – of moral and political lows, of war and ever-elusive peace, of rapidly degrading individual freedoms in favor of national and global “security.” Billions if not trillions of dollars have been made in the business of war, while tens of thousands of people have perished, millions left homeless, maimed, orphaned, imprisoned. In the United States, society has become militarized and more criminalized, while police and politicians are increasingly less accountable for their own crimes and misdeeds. Citizens who long took for granted their constitutional right to privacy and protections against illegal search and seizure, line up to be humiliated by the state in new and more creative ways everyday day. Meanwhile, most Americans won’t demand the same scrutiny of their own government, allowing it to commit illegal, unconstitutional acts in their names, here and abroad. It’s an old cliché, but the 9/11 terror attacks changed everything, and to act bewildered about where Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are coming from, with their demands of government transparency and accountability and of a corporate reckoning is as absurd as it is insincere. We all know where they come from. We created them. http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2010/12/27/julian-assange-man-of-the-decade/


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Assange: ‘I Fell Into a Hornet’s Nest of Revolutionary Feminism’

Julian Assange, in the legal fight of his life after having been accused of rape by two Swedish women who discovered he was sleeping with both of them concurrently, has called Sweden “the Saudi Arabia of feminism.” Although mere weeks ago Assange might not have publicly denounced feminism, the overwhelming support feminists have given to accusers Anna Ardin and Sofia Wilen has likely served to convince him that at least that faction of the left is not going to be of any assistance in his fight against sex crime charges. http://www.the-spearhead.com/2010/12/27/assange-i-fell-into-a-hornets-nest-of-revolutionary-feminism/


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WikiLeaks, Michael Lind, and the ‘New’ Nationalism

The international debate engendered by WikiLeaks’ ongoing publication of classified US diplomatic cables has sent most American liberals into hiding. Gone AWOL when it comes to the Obama administration’s escalation of the federal government’s war on civil liberties, mainstream liberal defenders of WikiLeaks are few and far between. On the cable news circuit, Rachel Maddow, the supposed “foreign policy wonk,” devoted a brief segment to the issue, echoing the MSM’s party line that There’s Nothing New Here. (Earth to Rachel: Since only a small percentage of the cables have so far been published, isn’t it a little premature for such a pronouncement? Just asking .) Her fellow MSNBCer, Chris Matthews, confined himself to a few snarling comments about Julian Assange – “a rapist” – with only Keith Olbermann (who can hardly be called “mainstream,” in any event) openly defending the last remaining symbol of what had once been a free society. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/12/26/wikileaks-michael-lind-and-the-new-nationalism/


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Michael Lind needs to lose weight. Blubber rots the mind.

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WikiLeaks to Publish ‘Sensitive’ Israel Cables

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said his whistleblowing website plans to publish hundreds of “sensitive” U.S. diplomatic cables on Israel, Al-Jazeera television reported on Thursday. “Sensitive and classified documents” on Israel’s 2006 war on Lebanon and January’s assassination in Dubai of Hamas militant Mahmud al-Mabhuh would be released, Assange told Al-Jazeera in an interview. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=wikileaks-to-publish-sensitive-israel-cables-2010-12-23


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Is Bradley Manning Being Held as Some Sort of ‘Enemy Combatant’?

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There is, at present, no suggestion that Bradley Manning has been subjected to a wide range of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” but prolonged isolation is confirmed, and depriving him of a pillow, sheets, or any access to the outside world through the reporting of current affairs are all elements of discomfort and further isolation that were key to the program of belittling and punishing “enemy combatants,” and, crucially, “softening them up” or “breaking” them for interrogation. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/20-2


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Biden Condemns Assange as ‘High Tech Terrorist’

Echoing verbatim comments earlier this month from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY), Vice President Joe Biden today condemned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a “high tech terrorist” during an appearance on Meet the Press. During the appearance Biden also insisted that Assange had “put lives in jeopardy” and had damaged alliances the world over. This was in stark contrast to Biden’s much less publicized comments from just days ago, in which he claimed the releases had done no damage but caused some embarrassment. http://news.antiwar.com/2010/12/19/biden-condemns-assange-as-high-tech-terrorist/


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Brad Manning Has Rights!

Bradley Manning

Keeping secrets – shutting down critics and eliminating public dissent – is the lifeblood of the state, and a reliable marker of totalitarianism. The mistreatment of Brad Manning while in military custody continues. As with others before him, Manning may be permanently physically and psychologically damaged before it’s over. This calculated destruction of a real human being is no accident. It is a widely practiced technique of despotic government at any level – whether in a disturbed family, in a prison or mental hospital, or by a government ostensibly put in place through a democratic process. Despotic government is sustained by silence, by blindness, by fear. It is destroyed by shared truth, by open eyes, and by a few courageous souls to lead the way. Thus, Brad Manning is made out to be a different kind of criminal, one far more deadly to the state than international spies, profiteers, murderers and cheats. He angered the state when he exposed a few of its many crimes. Instead of thanking Brad Manning for revealing weaknesses in their secret-keeping mechanisms – the state became enraged and violent, and now demands his moral and spiritual destruction. Inseparable from Washington’s call for Brad Manning’s continued torture and deprivation of rights is Washington’s public political cheerleading for the detention and death of Australian Julian Assange. The state believes that Brad Manning’s death, though tragic, will save lives of those the state deems valuable. Washington believes that Julian Assange’s death, while unfortunate, is necessary to maintain good order and discipline among the ruled. http://www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski260.html


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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks Faces ‘Very Aggressive’ Investigation by U.S.

Assange said he was worried about the prospect of being sent to the US, adding: “There have been many calls by senior political figures in the United States, including elected ones in the Senate, for my execution, the kidnapping of my staff, the execution of the young soldier Bradley Manning … that’s a very, very serious business. “The United States has shown recently that its institutions seem to be failing to follow the rule of law. And dealing with a superpower that does not appear to be following the rule of law is a serious business.” http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/12/17-3


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WikiLeaks: The Touchstone

WikiLeaks is a touchstone. Amid all the brouhaha and legal shenanigans engaged in by various governments – the Brits, the Swedes, the Americans – the prospect of having a web site devoted to spilling the secrets of the elites has brought out everyone’s true colors. To those truly devoted to liberty, it has evoked cheers; for those with other agendas, it has provided a target for their polemical arrows. The cheers, sad to say, have been few and far between: the jeers, however, have been deafening. The legacy media, which has led the pack in denouncing WikiLeaks, is intent on keeping its gatekeeper role, no matter what price is to be paid. Our “journalists” are even ready to sacrifice the First Amendment, just as long as they’re assured the Information Police won’t be coming for them anytime soon. Aside from the few cheers, the WikiLeaks case has inspired three responses from its critics: hypocrisy, vitriol, and outright weirdness. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/12/16/wikileaks-the-touchstone/


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If Wikileaks really wants to spell the beans, than let's have someone open up the files on Martin Luther King, or Obama's Harvard school record.

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The Wrong Reaction to WikiLeaks

How can it have gotten to this point, that evidence of corruption in America’s ruling party can begin to emerge, and presidential hopefuls in the opposition feel the politically savvy thing to do is openly call for the executions of the people who made Americans aware of this fact? How can it be that a single senator can make a single threatening phone call and get a Web site removed? Americans ought to be carefully watching not just the leaks, but the responses to the leaks, as this threatens to be the last shot at large doses of uncensored truth the American public is liable to see for quite some time.  http://www.freep.com/article/20101215/OPINION05/101215020/1322/The-wrong-reaction-to-WikiLeaks


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The Case Against Wikileaks — II

Let me play devil’s advocate. All these problems with Wikileaks might have a perfectly reasonable explanation. The documents released so far might just be a preview of coming attractions; Assange might be holding back the really big stuff. The media blitz might signal marketing skill, not a sell-out. The deference to Zionist sensibilities might be a tactful acknowledgment of power, not servility to it. The philosophical contradictions could arise from complexity and growth, not deception. OK. Let’s say that’s the case. So what? Does that put Julian Assange in the clear? Unfortunately, no. Even if you accept the most benign explanation for every issue I’ve raised so far, Wikileaks still poses problems. http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/private-the-case-against-wikileaks-%e2%80%93-ii/


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Who is Behind Wikileaks?

Even before the Wikileaks project got off the ground, the mainstream media was implicated. A role was defined and agreed upon for the corporate media not only in the release, but also in the selection and editing of the leaks. In a bitter irony, the “professional media” to use Julian Assange’s words in an interview with The Economist, have been partners in the Wikileaks project from the outset. Moreover, key journalists with links to the US foreign policy-national security intelligence establishment have worked closely with Wikileaks, in the distribution and dissemination of the leaked documents. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22389


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I don't think even the PFC the feds have under arrest is the real leaker. How would an army private have access to State Department secrets?

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Constitution Will Be Victim In Zealous Effort to Go After Assange and Wikileaks

It is not the mainstream corporate media the government is targeting, but the alternative media primarily on the internet. The New York Times and the Washington Post have little to fear in the way of prosecution. The propaganda services offered by the corporate media are simply too valuable to the state and will not be seriously endangered. http://www.infowars.com/constitution-will-be-victim-in-zealous-effort-to-go-after-assange-and-wikileaks/


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Reinhardt

You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure this one out. I feel sympathy for the supporters of this action. Once mission is accomplished, their usefulness will be over. What will their fate be? Camps? Execution? Who knows? This whole thing is a false flag op to destroy the Constitution, and free speech (internet). The real armed conflict is not the Middle East, or South Asia. It is coming to America. Soon!

Luke

Its becoming increasingly obvious that this entire 'wikileaks' entity was very likely a set-up from the very beginning and one of its objectives was to try to use it as a pretext to justify allowing totalitarianism obsessed jewish monsters like Joe Lieberman, and his ethnic pals over at the ADL, to legislatively abolish the First Amendment right to free speech. The Internet is the the biggest thorn in the side of ZOG - because it is being used to expose their lies and their crimes and their criminal conspiracies, and to undermine their pathologically bloodthirsty lust to start yet another war against Iran - a war which will lead to WW3 and to the final destruction of the USA. Well, its time to roll up our sleeves, fellow white patriots - and prepare to fight tooth and nail to prevent these tyrannical monsters from silencing the Internet and the alternative media. For details, see the new Truthtellers E-alert by Harmony Daws titled: "Jewish Appointees Could End Free Internet", dated 14 December 2010.

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Naked Emperor Hails Sex by Surprise

The post-arrest Assange thriller will clarify everything one needs to know about the state of Western democracy as embodied by three of its supposed icons – Britain, Sweden and the United States. Imagine if the roller-coaster narrative so far – including a manhunt merging into a Burn the Witch! (pirate) hysterics among the establishment – was taking place in China, Russia or, ayatollahs forbid, Iran. The emperor – and his minions – can hardly wait to return to business as usual, as in an ocean of hypocrisy never contaminated by the hardcore mud-wrestling match which WikiLeaks reveals to be the real “making of diplomacy”. The moment the self-satisfied Democratic West – this happy-ever-after end of history – faces a totally new, and radical, transgression, its response is to try to turn the concept of freedom of information upside down. The emperor is disgusted: Who are these “criminals” – WikiLeaks – who dare to steal what we say we are? http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/LL09Aa01.html


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Julian Assange Should be Awarded Nobel Peace Prize, Suggests Russia

Russia has suggested that Julian Assange should be awarded the Nobel peace prize, in an unexpected show of support from Moscow for the jailed WikiLeaks founder. In what appears to be a calculated dig at the U.S., the Kremlin urged non-governmental organisations to think seriously about “nominating Assange as a Nobel Prize laureate”. “Public and non-governmental organisations should think of how to help him,” the source from inside president Dmitry Medvedev’s office told Russian news agencies. Speaking in Brussels, where Medvedev was attending a Russia-EU summit yesterday , the source went on: “Maybe, nominate him as a Nobel Prize laureate.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/09/julian-assange-nobel-peace-prize


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David K. Meller

I don't know who said the words "I would rather lose a battle in a cause that I knew would someday win, than win a war for a cause that must someday lose" or something like that, but I think that the sentiment behind those words ring true for Prime Minister Medvedev. It is a tragedy that the Nobel Peace Prize has been so degraded by politics (and politicians) over the past few decades! Imagine sharing that "honor" with the likes of Al Gore, Henry Kissinger, Barack Obama, et al. Nevertheless, even a broken clock will tell time correctly twice ever 24 hours! Thank you Mr. Medvedev, and rest assured that you are not alone, even in, maybe even ESPECIALLY in the USSA, the land of Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Janet Napolitano, Peter King, and other "Americans" who take their cues from the late NKVD of Stalin's time! PEACE AND FREEDOM!!-David K. Meller

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It’s Payback Time!

It’s “unclear” only to those whose vision is blurred by State-worship. For the rest of us, it’s all too clear who was and is responsible for the online thuggery directed at WikiLeaks and its supporters. The same people who believe they have a God-given “right” to carpet-bomb civilians and murder foreigners “terrorists” en masse are now launching virtual attacks on web sites whose owners have violated no known laws and are publishing exactly the same materials being printed by the New York Times, the Guardian, and Der Spiegel. The online version of the TSA hasn’t taken down the web sites of the legacy media, at least not yet, but make no mistake – they’re next. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/12/09/its-payback-time/


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From Jefferson To Assange

Dianne Feinstein

All you need to know about Julian Assange’s value as a crusading journalist is that The New York Times and most of the world’s other leading newspapers have led daily with important news stories based on his WikiLeaks releases. All you need to know about the collapse of traditional support for the constitutional protection of a free press is that Dianne Feinstein, the centrist Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, has called for Assange “to be vigorously prosecuted for espionage.” Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Feinstein, who strongly supported the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, has the audacity to call for the imprisonment of the man who, more than any other individual, has allowed the public to learn the truth about those disastrous imperial adventures—facts long known to Feinstein as head of the Intelligence Committee but never shared with the public she claims to represent. http://www.countercurrents.org/scheer091210.htm


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Rebuttal to Article Alleging that Wikileaks CEO ‘Made a Deal with Israel’ Over Cables

Julian Assange

This article is a rebuttal to a anonymous piece that recently appeared in Indybay that specifically analyzes how this article is not only defamatory, but fails to meet even the most minimal journalistic standards. People are advised to use caution when reading articles that are self-published because although they MAY appear to be sourced, unless you check the footnotes, that may not in fact be the case – as was the case with this scurrilous piece of character assassination. http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/12/09/18666091.php


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Wikileaks Working for Israel?

Reports have come in today, tying Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, directly to Israeli intelligence and “Israel friendly” media outlets. We are told Assange, while at a Geneva meeting, agreed to allow Israel to select or censor all Wikileak output. Despite the dramatic arrest of Julian Assange for rape, a story long hyped by the media, Assange “the martyr” now appears to be Assange “the Israeli spy.” Reports from inside Wikileaks differ greatly from the image presented by the press, an Assange tied to ultra-nationalist Israeli groups, an Assange with an extremist agenda, an Assange who sees himself as a geopolitical player, willing to censor, willing to fabricate and willing to betray. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/12/08/gordon-duff-busted-wikileaks-working-for-israel/


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A Flood of Drone Strikes

What the Wikileaks revelations tell us about how Washington runs Pakistan. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/09-6


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Leaks and Leakers

Call me Saul on the road to Damascus. I have seen the light. As a former intelligence officer, I was initially appalled at the leak of a quarter of a million classified documents by someone who had responsibility for protecting them. I was highly skeptical of the entire WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning saga but following the leaks has convinced me that there is a lot of material that deserves a public airing to demonstrate to the American people how Washington is pursuing a senseless policy almost everywhere in the world. I have been particularly mortified in reading the accounts of meetings of US Ambassadors and Undersecretaries of State with their foreign counterparts, encounters revealing an unbelievable arrogance derived from the Bush Administration dictum “you are either with us or against us.” Persian King of Kings Darius addressing his satraps could not do it any better. The WikiLeaks plus Manning story has truly revealed that the US government will do anything necessary to silence its critics, legally or illegally. The way in which it is orchestrating a highly questionable international effort against both WikiLeaks and Julian Assange is despicable. There exists a sharp divide between those who believe government secrets should always be protected at all costs and those who believe that secrecy in government exists only to conceal official misbehavior. Obviously there is a middle ground hidden somewhere between the two, but those who favor the narrative that accepts that there is a nefarious government in Washington ruthlessly manipulating a world empire have pretty much gotten it right. http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2010/12/08/leaks-and-leakers/


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Israel Appears Only in 77 Wikileaks Documents

A study of the U.S. State Department cables so far released by the WikiLeaks showed that there are merely 77 documents which mention Israel and only a handful have material pertaining to Tel Aviv. http://edition.presstv.ir/detail/154598.html


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David K. Meller

And the point is???

Scott Banks

Odd considering the "special relationship" the two nations share. Skipper and Gilligan I guess don't talk much.

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Wikileaks Fallout Sheds Light on Deeper, More Troubling Agenda

Wikileaks has become a convenient target for statists, stirring their authoritarian sentiments, while acting as an Alamo for the disenfranchised activist. For both reasons, it is dangerous. It has been well-documented and reasonably theorized how Wikileaks will be used to abrogate first Amendment rights. What is less understood is why. That’s the rub. Perhaps the answer lies not in the tidbits of leaked information, but rather in what was left out. http://caivn.org/article/2010/12/08/wikileaks-fallout-sheds-light-deeper-more-troubling-agenda


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Assange Prosecution: A Brazen Effort to Kill Alternative Media

Assange’s “actions are not those of a responsible journalist that would enjoy the protection of the Constitution,” opines Jeffrey H. Smith, a former general counsel at the CIA. Government, of course, will decided what is responsible and irresponsible journalism and the high court will enshrine this in law. The establishment – including its highest court – may eventually restrict the First Amendment and have its protection apply only to selected corporate media journalists and other propaganda functionaries of the elite. Any such ruling by the Supreme Court will send a message to investigative journalists and alternative news organizations and publications – you will be prosecuted for revealing “government secrets,” in short it may soon be illegal to report information the government wants to keep hidden from the American people. http://www.infowars.com/assange-prosecution-a-brazen-effort-to-kill-alternative-media/


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Luke

Michael C. Scott appears to be very delinquent in the homework department. Let me list a few of his incomplete homework assignments: Has not watched the video documentary "9-11 Missing Links" by Mike Delaney. Has neglected to read the book by Dr. Albert Pastore titled "Stranger Than Fiction". Has no discernible knowledge of the events of June 8th, 1967 that involve the Israeli False Flag attack and attempted sinking of the USS Liberty, nor of the Lavon Affair or the King David Hotel Bombing. Has never read the book by Michael Collins Piper titled "Final Judgment" and so believes the Arlen Spector single bullet pile of baloney and the comical idea that Lee Harvey Oswald plugged JFK. Somehow missed seeing the 4-part investigative news series by Carl Cameron on Faux News Network (Aired Dec 2001) that dealt with the 200 man Israeli Spy network that was found to be operating inside the United States on and before the events of 9-11-01 and which, according to the Cameron report, had links to 911 that were classified. Gee whiz, does anyone have a stool that we can sit in the corner of the classroom for Mr. Scott to sit on while he contemplates the importance of his completing all critical homework assignments?

Michael C. Scott

Of course, Jewhartenstein. Please prove your case or get back on your meds.

Reinhardt

Just as 911 was a false flag op, so too is Wikileaks, and the Assange controversy. This is precisly what ZOG and the New World Order needed to implement more control over the people. Wake up, or one of these mornings, you may not be allowed to wake up!

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Julian Assange in the Honey Trap

Anyone who doubts the unmitigated evil of the US government and its international enablers has only to look at the disgraceful persecution of Julian Assange to see Washington’s brazen malevolence in full flower. As the WikiLeaks web site continues to release daily examples of US incompetence, bullying, venality, and corruption, the response from the Imperial City has been a coordinated campaign of lies, smears, and what can only be described as utter filth. This outpouring of satanic bile has been disgorged onto the front pages of the world’s newspapers in retaliation for the “crime” of revealing the everyday machinations and cynical maneuverings of the US government as it rampages, loots, and murders its way across the face of the earth. In doing so, Assange and WikiLeaks have violated the first principle of the new world order, which is that they (the governments of the world) have every right to know what we’re saying in the privacy of our own homes: in our emails, our phone conversations, and anywhere else we (falsely) believe we’re free from prying eyes and ears. However, we have no right to know what they are doing, in our name – with our tax dollars – and to believe otherwise is “treason.” http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/12/07/julian-assange-in-the-honey-trap/


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Truth in Chains

WikiLeaks will doubtless try to struggle on. And Assange says he has given the entire diplomatic trove to 100,000 people. By dribs and drabs, shards of truth will get out. But the world’s journalists – and those persons of conscience working in the world’s governments – have been given a hard, harsh, unmistakable lesson in the new realities of our degraded time. Tell a truth that discomforts power, that challenges its domination over our lives, our discourse, our very thoughts, and you will be destroyed. No institution, public or private, will stand with you; the most powerful entities, public and private, will be arrayed against you, backed up by overwhelming violent force. This is where we are now. This is what we are now. http://www.counterpunch.org/floyd12072010.html


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LabMan

and 85% of our indoctrinated population will stand with the elite,against the truth tellers!

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Why Wikileaks Doesn’t Add Up

Something about this had a terrible smell. It should have taken weeks to find the Pakistan stuff but the press had it all immediately. Brzezinski is right, Wikileaks is something very wrong packaged to look very innocent. We saw the same thing in the Iraq “dump,” all about imaginary secret agents from Iran. We are seeing it again, Israel the hero, sparkling clean, a land of angels and wizards, surrounded by dirty Arabs and Paki’s and now, seemingly worst of all, the corrupt and inept Americans, exposed for what they are, OK, almost exposed except for one thing, everything Americans are accused of in Wikileaks was done in support of Israel, at the direction of their powerful AIPAC lobby. Nothing of this is mentioned nor the fact that the leaders in Washington who formulated the policies Wikileaks is trashing are, largely, Israeli citizens. Is Wikileaks planning, some day, to expose this gang, and show America to be the biggest victim of all? http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2010/12/07/why-wikileaks-doesnt-add-up/


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Gynocracy Watch: Assange Arrested for Not Wearing a Condom

The second charge alleged Assange “sexually molested” Miss A by having sex with her without a condom when it was her “express wish” one should be used. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Julian-Assange-WikiLeaks-Founder-Meets-Police-In-Britain-Over-Sexual-Assault-Claims-In-Sweden/Article/201012115849036?lpos=UK_News_Carousel_Region_1&lid=ARTICLE_15849036_Julian_Assange%3A_WikiLeaks_Founder_Meets_Police_In_Britain_Over_Sexual_Assault_Claims_In_Sweden


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Julian Assange Was Accused of Rape by Anna Ardin, a Radical Feminist Who Was Out for Revenge

Julian Assange

Anna Ardin, a notorious radical known in Sweden for her feminism views on how men achieve social dominance through sex, has been known to be bent on revenge. On January Ardin posted a blog entry on ‘7 Steps to Legal Revenge by Anna Ardin’, which included a statement, I’ve been thinking about some revenge over the last few days. It is also noted that this is not the first time Ardin has accused someone for molestation of a sexual nature in Sweden. Ardin invited Assange to Stockholm, and was briefly appointed his press secretary during his visit. The story begins the weekend of August 15. Assange wanted to attend a Swedish crayfish party, Ardin made the arrangements. http://www.the-spearhead.com/2010/12/04/julian-assange-was-accused-of-rape-by-anna-ardin-a-radical-feminist-who-was-out-for-revenge/


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Lieberman Introduces Anti-WikiLeaks Legislation

Senator Joseph Lieberman ['R'-Sociopath] and other lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would make it a federal crime for anyone to publish the name of a U.S. intelligence source, in a direct swipe at the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks. http://www.legitgov.org/Lieberman-Introduces-Anti-WikiLeaks-Legislation


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The Wiki Hoax

There is little doubt that the primary purpose of Wikileaks has always been to clear the way for an attack on Iran. If one ignores what Zbigniew Brzezniski calls “seeding” with “pointed intelligence,” what he says is proof Wikileaks is an intelligence operation, the Wikileaks saga can be appreciated for drama alone. Would anyone be surprised to see Assange on Skating with the Stars? After all, Bristol Palin had a very successful season on Dancing with the Stars and Assange may actually be a less controversial figure. Is Julian Assange going to be arrested and sentenced to counseling for sex addition? Can anyone imagine Assange making a public apology? That would be worth staying up late for. Anyone in the industry recognizes a few basic things about Assange. Everything is staged, everything is managed. Anyone who doesn’t see the handiwork of a professional publicist and agent, the “personal assistant,” the body guards and all the other trappings of Britney or Lindsay, is, well, part of the act themselves. Assange is just a shill, a “carny.” Britney deserves better than the comparison. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/12/02/gordon-duff-the-wiki-hoax/


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Senior Turkey Official Says Israel Behind WikiLeaks Release

A senior Turkish official blamed Israel for the WikiLeaks release, Turkish daily Hurriyet reported on Wednesday. Addressing reporters, Huseyin Celik, deputy leader of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP party, hinted that Israel engineered the leak of hundreds of thousands of United States diplomatic cables as a plot to pressure the Turkish government. http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/senior-turkey-official-says-israel-behind-wikileaks-release-1.328373


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Julian Assange’s Cluelessness on Israel

Julian Assange is coming across more and more as a semi-delusional personality. http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2010/12/03/assanges-delusions-on-bibi-and-mideast-peace-amazons-spinelessness/


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Michael C. Scott

This is the same fellow who is being accused of "rape". See thread above. Which way is this going to be, guys?

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Arrest Assange? Arrest the Banksters Instead

So-called “fiscal conservative” radio talk show host Todd Schnitt has posted a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of “WikiLeaks menace” Julian Assange. Schnitt, who hosts a radio show in Tampa, Florida, says Assange is a terrorist and an enemy combatant “who needs to be treated as such,” according to a wanted poster on Schnitt’s website. In other words, Schnitt believes Assange should be kidnapped, thrown in a CIA aircraft and flown to a dungeon in Eastern Europe or sent Camp Gitmo, and tortured for posting negligible government information. Meanwhile, other faux conservatives have called for murdering Assange. A few days ago Fox’s Bill O’Reilly said he’d like to see the globe-trotting WikiLeaks founder killed by a Hellfire missile fired from a CIA drone. Watergate break-in criminal G. Gordon Liddy has also called for assassinating Assange. Liddy has compared Assange to the patsy handler and Pentagon dinner guest Anwar al-Awlaki. He wants Assange placed on the same kill list as al-Awlaki. A few months ago Barry Obama and crew signed off on a plan to kill the American-born cleric. http://www.infowars.com/arrest-assange-arrest-the-banksters-instead/


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Wikileaks and the New Global Order

Underlying the gossip and analysis sent back to Washington is an awareness from many U.S. officials stationed abroad of quite how ineffective — and often counter-productive — much U.S. foreign policy is. While the most powerful nation on earth is again shown to be more than capable of throwing its weight around in bullying fashion, a cynical resignation nonetheless shines through many of the cables, an implicit recognition that even the top dog has to recognise its limits. http://www.counterpunch.org/cook11302010.html


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Hillary’s Blame Game

The “Soviet threat” during the second half of the 20th century enabled U.S. governments to create institutions that subordinated the interests of other countries to those of the U.S. government. After decades of following U.S. leadership, European “leaders” know no other way to act. Finding out that the boss badmouths and deceives them is unlikely to light a spirit of independence. At least not until America’s economic collapse becomes more noticeable. http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts12012010.html


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WikiLeaks vs. the Political Class

Listen to William Kristol, the little Lenin of the neocons, as he dispenses advice to the Obama-ites on how to deal with WikiLeaks: “From now on, a policy of no comment about anything in any of these documents should be the absolute rule. No apologies, no complaints, no explanations, no excuses. No present or former government official should deign to discuss anything in these documents. No one in the executive branch should confirm or deny the accuracy of any document. No one should hasten to reassure any foreign leader of anything, or seek to put any cable in context. No one in Congress should cite anything in these documents to make a point about any issue. The entire American government and political class should simply go about its important foreign policy business, and treat these leaks as beneath contempt, and beneath comment.” Kristol and his ilk don’t believe they’re answerable to anyone but other members of the “political class” – because, don’t you know, they’re above reproach, or criticism of any kind. Sniffy disdain is the only possible response to any attempt to question their royal prerogatives. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/11/30/wikileaks-vs-the-political-class/


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David K. Meller

Unlike neocons, velociraptors attacked their enemies only when hungry, or seeking a mate or when defending their nests! Kristol and his ilk are FAR more vicious, attacking anyone they can for any reason whenever they can get away with it! Let's not insult raptors! PEACE AND FREEDOM!! David K. Meller

Luke

For some reason, after reading this article and seeing the ugly mug shot of William Kristol, I started thinking about those Jurassic Park movies and an interesting question flashed across my mind. If one of those Velociraptors were to pounce on this evil mass murdering piece of hebrew scum and devour him with one or two nasty bites, would the Velociraptor have a serious case of gas, later on?

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The Proper Response to WikiLeaks

Beyond the debate on whether to assassinate Assange, blow up the Internet, conduct an unwarranted attack on an NPT signatory that is following the rules, or to continue to ally ourselves with the crazies in Pakistan and Israel, it is important to recognize that fascism of one kind or another is currently embraced by a majority in Congress, and by a large minority across the country. An alert and informed citizenry, valued by presidents from Washington to Eisenhower, is now deemed by D.C. to be a nascent domestic terrorism threat. As the American wholesale subsidy of banks, bullets and butter metastasizes, devouring freedom and wrecking the system, the desperation of the ruling class and those in its employ is palpable. Americans ought to gratefully smile as we review these latest Wikileaks, and we should savor the hilarity. http://www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski259.html


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Wikileaks — Legitimate Whistleblowers or CointelPro?

Wikileaks and their founder, Julian Assange have been the focus of intense media scrutiny for what has been dubbed the “New Pentagon Papers.” With all the attention focused on how they received the information and what it means, most media outlets have overlooked some very important questions. Who is Julian Assange and how has Wikileaks managed to out run both the CIA and NSA? Why has the world elite stood by and let a group fronted by a former hacker release information that is perceived to damage them? Is it possible that Wikileaks has been set up as a shill group, used to spread misinformation on a massive scale? http://theintelhub.com/2010/08/07/wikileaks-whistleblowers-cointelpro/


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here is something quite troubling about the superficiality of the material in the Wikileaks release " it looks, feels and smells like “limited hang-out” to me. The American public is getting increasingly antsy about getting lied to about the war in Afghanistan. The official narrative makes no sense whatsoever. So they give them a tiny dose of “the truth” in the hope it will calm them down again. I blog about the “real reason” for the war in Pakistan and Afghanistan at http://stuartbramhall.aegauthorblogs.com/2010/11/28/afghanistan-and-the-road-runner/. In my view it relates primarily to US competition with our economic rival, China, over Middle East oil and natural gas resources.

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Wikileaks — The Tel Aviv Connection

What is Tel Aviv to do now that it’s known Israelis and pro-Israelis ‘fixed’ the intelligence that induced the U.S. to war in Iraq? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Con me consistently for six decades and the relationship is over, as is Israel’s credibility as a legitimate nation state. Tel Aviv knows this. But what can the Zionist state do about it? Answer: Wikileaks. Why now? Misdirection. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/11/30/jeff-gates-wikileaks-%e2%80%94-the-tel-aviv-connection/


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Might be a good time to plug the book by Jeff Gates, Guilt by Association. His explanation of the Israeli 'Game Theory Warfare' tactic is absolutely brilliant and he also does an outstanding job of exposing just how sleazy and dangerous John McCain is to the patriotic, pro-white citizens of this nation. I highly recommend this book to the anunews.com community.

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The Big Dump

It will take weeks to trawl through the 250,000-plus diplomatic cables released to the world by WikiLeaks, but one thing we know now: America’s relations with the rest of the world will never be the same. They won’t be the same because the release speaks volumes about the vulnerability and sheer incompetence of a government that cannot even keep its own internal communications secure. That such an enormous cache has been made public – basically the secret history of American diplomacy for the past decade or so – mocks our inflated view of ourselves as the last superpower, or, as the French put it, the “hyper-power.” The hapless hyper-power is more like it. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/11/28/the-big-dump/


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Shouldn’t Wikileaks Be Renamed Zioleaks?

Israel is in it’s full glory today because of the latest Wikileaks ‘leaks’. As was said in a previous post, Had WikiLeaks didn’t exist, Israel would have had to invent it. It appears that in reality, it was. http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/shouldnt-wikileaks-be-renamed-zioleaks/


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The Wretched Mind of the American Authoritarian

neo-con coward Jonah Goldberg

Decadent governments often spawn a decadent citizenry. A 22-year-old Nebraska resident was arrested yesterday for waterboarding his girlfriend as she was tied to a couch, because he wanted to know if she was cheating on him with another man; I wonder where he learned that? There are less dramatic though no less nauseating examples of this dynamic. In The Chicago Tribune today, there is an Op-Ed from Jonah Goldberg — the supreme, living embodiment of a cowardly war cheerleader — headlined: “Why is Assange still alive?” It begins this way: I’d like to ask a simple question: Why isn’t Julian Assange dead? http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/10/29/goldberg/index.html


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realgeorge

Not quite accurate, the title of this article. Better would have been "The Wretched Mind of the American Zionazi." Few patriots in the American Nationlist orbit, and even the White Nationlist world, cowardly call for killings of clever opponents. But it's standard operating procedure for Zionists, rapture weenies, pro-Israel militarists, and neo-Cons in general. The Julian Assange activity is remarkable especially to show that ONE MAN can make a huge difference by openly defying the most arrogant force on Earth

Michael C. Scott

If waterboarding isn't "torture", why was this man arrested?

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Defying a Superpower

Last week the superpower-defying website WikiLeaks, in collusion with unknown U.S. military personnel, posted 391,832 field reports from Iraq – SIGACTs, in military-speak, or significant actions in the war — including the checkpoint incident above. They’re all rendered in the same style, with the sensitivity of ledger notes at a meat-processing plant. This extraordinary leak is itself a SIGACT — a direct penetration of military secrecy and public display of war in the raw, free of spin and propaganda. This is why, from the military point of view, it is such an outrage. No war-making enterprise can sustain itself without serious information control and the home-front dominance of its inviolate core message: We are good and our enemies are evil. http://original.antiwar.com/robert-koehler/2010/10/28/defying-a-superpower/


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WikiLeaks Reveals Private Security Contractors Killed Iraqis With Impunity

WikiLeaks’ release of nearly 400,000 US military documents from operations in Iraq between 2003 and 2009 brings to light new evidence that private security contractors killed civilians with impunity. http://uruknet.com/?p=m71213&hd=&size=1&l=e


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Judaized ‘Conservatives’ — Send Wikileaks Founder to Guantanamo

Julian Assange

The White House and the Pentagon have failed to confront and contain the threat to national security posed by WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange who should be arrested as an “enemy combatant”, voices on the US conservative right insisted yesterday. Frustration with the failure of President Barack Obama to combat WikiLeaks has grown since the release of almost 400,000 secret documents that exposed the extent of abuse of prisoners in Iraq by US and Iraqi personnel. One Fox commentator went so far as to call for the WikiLeaks figurehead to be treated as a prisoner of war. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/pack-assange-off-to-guantanamo-us-conservatives-tell-obama-2117399.html


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Redbeard: I am sad to say, yes - large numbers of our fellow Americans, and I'm referring specifically to white Americans, DO have this mentally sick attitude that, By God, we are Americans and we can "KILL and BOMB and TORTURE" any danged human on the planet, because that's what the arrogant jewish and neo-con controlled media has told them is A-Ok. My old white male buddy of over 35 years - recently called me a 'hater' because I shared with him the Rabbi Yosef quotes about how gentiles are put here to 'serve the jews'. Meanwhile, the very same criminal government that he supports has murdered over 1.6 million innocent people in Iraq and all those murders were based on deliberate lies about Iraq and 9-11 - and despite the fact that the lies have been exposed, this guy refuses to understand that he has been duped into supporting the murderous hate and murder of jewish neo-cons who think exactly like Rabbi Yosef. Instead, I am a 'hater' because I try to expose how, who, and why he was duped into going along with this immoral slaughter.

Red Beard

I'm astounded and saddened by so many of the user supplied comments in regards to the latest Wikileaks release. Besides the idiotic "He should be hanged for treason" rants and the such, which you can discount as simple ignorance, there are an equal number of posts calling for drone strikes or Mossad style kidnappings of Assange. Do Americans truly believe that they are above reproach? Or is it some arrogant believe that we really are the world's police. I just wonder how these same individuals would feel if the Chinese or Iranians murdered an American citizen within the United States for publishing material that would be considered harmful or embarrassing to their respective countries. The truth is our papers do that exact same thing every day. Yet we hear no outcry for extradition of those journalist for daring to divulge unpleasant truths that would otherwise be kept under the lock and key of "state secrets".

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Leaked Report, New Iraqi Alignment Reveal U.S. War Failure

A newly released WikiLeaks document on Iraq and the new political alignment between Moqtada al-Sadr and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki both provide fresh evidence that Gen. David Petraeus’s war against Shi’ite militias in 2007-2008 was a futile exercise. The WikiLeaks document is an intelligence report identifying the Shi’ite commander who Petraeus said was the Iranian-backed rogue militia leader behind the kidnapping and killing of five U.S. troops in Karbala in January 2007. In fact, according to the leaked document, it was a Mahdi Army commander. http://original.antiwar.com/porter/2010/10/25/leaked-report-new-iraqi-alignment/


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The Nixonian Henchmen of Today: At The New York Times

This weekend, WikiLeaks released over 400,000 classified documents of the Iraq War detailing genuinely horrific facts about massive civilian death, U.S. complicity in widespread Iraqi torture, systematic government deceit over body counts, and the slaughter of civilians by American forces about which Daniel Ellsberg himself said, as the New York Times put it: “many of the civilian deaths there could be counted as murder.” Predictably, just as happened with Ellsberg, there is now a major, coordinated effort underway to smear WikiLeaks’ founder, Julian Assange, and to malign his mental health — all as a means of distracting attention away from these highly disturbing revelations and to impede the ability of WikiLeaks to further expose government secrets and wrongdoing with its leaks. But now, the smear campaign is led not by Executive Branch officials, but by members of the establishment media. As the intelligence community reporter Tim Shorrock wrote today on Twitter: “When Dan Ellsberg leaked [the] Pentagon Papers, Nixon’s henchmen tried to destroy his reputation. Today w/Wikileaks & Assange, media does the job.” http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/10/24/assange/index.html


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WikiLeaks and Hacktivist Culture

According to conventional wisdom, the alleged protagonist is, of course, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and the discussion of him has ranged from Raffi Khatchadourian’s June portrait in The New Yorker, which makes Assange sound like a master spy in a John le Carré novel, to Tunku Varadarajan’s epic ad hominem bloviation in The Daily Beast: “With his bloodless, sallow face, his lank hair drained of all color, his languorous, very un-Australian limbs, and his aura of blinding pallor that appears to admit no nuance, Assange looks every inch the amoral, uber-nerd villain.” Some have called for putting Assange “out of business” (even if we must violate international law to do it), while others, ranging from Daniel Ellsberg to Assange himself, think he is (in Ellsberg’s words) “in some danger.” I don’t doubt that Assange is in danger, but even if he is put out of business by arrest, assassination or character impeachment with charges of sexual misconduct, it would not stanch the flow of secret documents into the public domain. To think otherwise is an error that reflects a colossal misunderstanding of the nature of WikiLeaks and the subculture from which it emerged. WikiLeaks is not the one-off creation of a solitary genius; it is the product of decades of collaborative work by people engaged in applying computer hacking to political causes, in particular, to the principle that information-hoarding is evil—and, as Stewart Brand said in 1984, “Information wants to be free.” Today there is a broad spectrum of people engaged in this cause, so that were Assange to be eliminated today, WikiLeaks would doubtless continue, and even if WikiLeaks were somehow to be eliminated, new sites would emerge to replace it. http://www.thenation.com/article/154780/wikileaks-and-hacktivist-culture


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WikiLeaks Releases ‘CIA Report’

Julian Assange

The whistle-blower website WikiLeaks on Wednesday posted what it said was an internal CIA report into the perception that the United States exports terrorism, but one U.S. official said it does not divulge spectacular developments. http://www.readersupportednews.org/off-site-news-section/69-69/2789-wikileaks-tweets-cia-leak-today


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WikiLeaks and War Crimes

Four months before WikiLeaks rocketed to international notoriety, the Robin Hoods of the Internet quietly published a confidential CIA document labeled “NOFORN” (for “no foreign nationals”)—meaning that it should not be shared even with US allies. That’s because the March “Red Cell Special Memorandum” was a call to arms for a propaganda war to influence public opinion in allied nations. The CIA report describes a crisis in European support for the Afghanistan war, noting that 80 percent of German and French citizens are against increasing their countries’ military involvement. The report suggests that “Afghan women could serve as ideal messengers in humanizing the [International Security Assistance Force] role in combating the Taliban because of women’s ability to speak personally and credibly about their experiences under the Taliban, their aspirations for the future, and their fears of a Taliban victory.” http://readersupportednews.org/off-site-opinion-section/123-123/2774-wikileaks-and-war-crimes


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Why WikiLeaks Must Be Protected

On 31 July, the American celebrity reporter Christiane Amanpour interviewed Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on the ABC network. She invited Gates to describe to her viewers his “anger” at WikiLeaks. She echoed the Pentagon line that “this leak has blood on its hands,” thereby cueing Gates to find WikiLeaks “guilty” of “moral culpability.” Such hypocrisy coming from a regime drenched in the blood of the people of Afghanistan and Iraq – as its own files make clear – is apparently not for journalistic enquiry. This is hardly surprising now that a new and fearless form of public accountability, which WikiLeaks represents, threatens not only the war-makers but their apologists. http://www.countercurrents.org/pilger190810.htm


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keep in mind that wikileaks could very well be a Jew Job. If wikileaks shows Pakistan isn't our friend (duh) then the leaks will get people all worked up to 'fight terrorism" Just another ZOG ploy...

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WikiLeaks and War Crimes

On July 25 WikiLeaks published its massive cache of classified documents on the war in Afghanistan. Four days later, Time magazine posted on its website its August 9 cover story, featuring a horrifying image of a beautiful young Afghan woman named Aisha with a gaping hole where her nose once was, under the headline “What Happens if We Leave Afghanistan”—echoing the strategy laid out in the Red Cell report. http://www.thenation.com/article/154000/wikileaks-and-war-crimes


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Who’s Afraid of Bradley Manning?

Bobby Gates

U.S. Secretary Robert Gates has stated that WikiLeaks has “moral culpability” for potentially deadly repercussions in Afghanistan and presumably Iraq. Gates said, “The Taliban can glean a lot about U.S. tactics and sources from the documents.” I’m delighted that Gates has brought up the topic of morality. He, son of the Midwest, an Eagle Scout, a trusted CIA operative, and … oops. I should have stopped at Boy Scout. http://www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski253.html


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Thank God for the Whistle-Blowers

What WikiLeaks did was brilliant journalism, and the bleating critics from the president on down are revealing just how low a regard they have for the truth. As with Richard Nixon’s rage against the publication of the Pentagon Papers, our leaders are troubled not by the prospect of these revelations endangering troops but rather endangering their own political careers. It is our president who unnecessarily sacrifices the lives of our soldiers and not those in the press who let the public in on the folly of the mission itself. What the documents exposed is the depth of chicanery that surrounds the Afghanistan occupation at every turn because we have stumbled into a regional quagmire of such dark and immense proportions that any attempt to connect this failed misadventure with a recognizable U.S. national security interest is doomed. http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig10/scheer2.1.1.html


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Wikileaks an Israeli Operation?

Now “Wiki-Leaks” is busy selling phony bin Laden stories, having the long dead Osama humiliating the CIA by running around villages in Afghanistan selling vacuum cleaners. What is our “leak” site really about? This is a dead news cycle. The World Cup is over, lots of people on holiday and no major stories. Only in a dead news period like this, as Oliver Stone pointed out, could the Israeli controlled media dump a pile of lame rumors mixed in with box loads of chickenfeed, passing it off as the story of the century. Even the cover story, the mysterious Assange fleeing the murderous CIA, working to save the world is lame. WikiLeaks is lame. Please, everyone, go to the site and read everything there. I have seen more confidential information on a weather report. Assange is hardly a James Bond figure. Woody Allen is masculine in comparison. Journalists all get leaks, and frankly, we don’t print most of them. Some we can’t trust. Some are just too dangerous. Some are simply illegal. Some are blatantly self serving Israeli propaganda coated with a veneer of anti-Americanism. This is “Wiki-leaks” material. What is important is what they don’t print. The only things that come out about Israel, the country most vulnerable to leaks, the country always up to the most skullduggery, is an occasional harmless story like their major leak on East Jerusalem settlements. It hit the New York Times first. When you read Mr. Assange’s output, you are looking at one of the Mossad games, nothing more. http://www.iraq-war.ru/article/230626


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Mullen: WikiLeaks’ Assange May Have Blood on His Hands

Julian Assange of Wikileaks

In comments today Admiral Michael Mullen, the highest ranking military commander in the United States, declared that Julian Assange, founder of the Sweden-based WikiLeaks whistleblower group may have blood on his hands for the leak of classified military documents. http://news.antiwar.com/2010/07/29/mullen-wikileaks-assange-has-blood-on-his-hands/


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More Wikileaks Revelations To Come

The Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, said today that the organisation is working through a “backlog” of further secret material and was expecting a “substantial increase in submissions” from whistleblowers after one of the biggest leaks in U.S. military history. Speaking in London after his website published more than 92,000 classified military logs relating to the war in Afghanistan, Assange said that he hoped for an “age of the whistleblower” in which more people would come forward with information they believed should be published. Assange said that the site, which currently operates with a small dedicated team but has a network of about 800 volunteers, had a “backlog” of more material which only “just scratched the surface.” http://www.countercurrents.org/adetunji260710.htm


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Michael C. Scott

One of the bigger non-suprises is that Stinger missiles have been used on US helicopters in Afghanistan. This is a non-suprise because when the CIA tried to buy back unused Stingers after the Russians pulled out, the Afghans just kept them. They're not stupid; when Afghanis want money, they just sell more heroin. They grow the opium poppies themselves, while they can't produce Stinger SAMs on their own. What makes the Stinger so lethal against slow helos is that the Stinger has a two-color seeker, both infrared and ultraviolet. The flashing IR strobe on a helicopter will confuse purely IR-homing missiles, but the helicopter still reflects a fixed amount of UV from ambient sunlight.

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Why The World Needs WikiLeaks

Julian Assange

WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who’s reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished — and what drives him. The interview includes graphic footage of a recent US airstrike in Baghdad. Internet activist Julian Assange serves as spokesperson for WikiLeaks, a controversial, volunteer-driven website that publishes and comments on leaked documents alleging government and corporate misconduct. http://www.countercurrents.org/assange250710.htm


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The Snitch Syndrome

The more one looks at the Bradley Manning case, the stranger the whole thing seems. SPC Manning, you’ll recall, is the 22-year-old intelligence analyst arrested for … well, there still haven’t been any charges filed, after three weeks, but what we know is this: He is the “leaker” who got his hands on the “Collateral Murder” video that showed US pilots chortling as they shot down Iraqi civilians in cold blood. He also leaked a video showing an apparently much bloodier massacre in Garani, Afghanistan, carried out by US forces. Wikileaks is said to be preparing its release soon. Furthermore, Manning also reportedly gained access to 260,000 US diplomatic cables – the history of US shenanigans abroad for at least the past few years — and handed them over to Wikileaks. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/06/17/the-snitch-syndrome/


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WikiLeaks to Release Another Video of Deadly U.S. Afghan Attack

With WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in hiding from the Pentagon, another video is set to be released. This one is said to document a U.S. airstrike on the Afghan village of Garani in May 2009. The airstrike is believed to have killed 140 civilians, many of them women and children. http://readersupportednews.org/off-site-news-section/122-122/2215-wikileaks-to-release-another-video-of-deadly-us-afghan-attack


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Pentagon ‘Hunting’ WikiLeaks Founder

Julian Assange

And that may be the real story here, above and beyond the potential damage to America’s image abroad that might be done if some particularly embarrassing diplomatic cables come to light, the question of a global free press is very much on the table, with fears that Assange could be liquidated for the protection of the administration, or simply as a warning to future whistleblowers that attempts to reveal the seedy underbelly of America’s overseas adventures is a de facto capital offense, though of course one without any legal basis. http://news.antiwar.com/2010/06/11/pentagon-hunting-wikileaks-founder-assange/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AntiwarNews+%28News+From+Antiwar.com%29


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Iraq Vet From WikiLeaks Video Unit: Video Is Shocking But Shouldn’t Be Surprising, This Is What They Are Trained to Do

Josh Stieber talks about how the disturbing video shouldn’t be seen as a few soldiers behaving badly but as a sign of a broken system where the same ‘outrages’ will continue. http://www.alternet.org/story/146411/iraq_vet_from_wikileaks_video_unit%3A_video_is_shocking_but_shouldn%27t_be_surprising%2C_this_is_what_they_are_trained_to_do


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Liberals Smear Wikileaks

Activists intent on releasing evidence of crimes committed by a powerful government are harassed and followed by police and intelligence agents: a restaurant in which they are meeting comes under surveillance, and, subsequently, one of their number is detained by the police for 21 hours. Their leader is followed on an international flight by two agents: and, in a parking lot of foreign soil, one of their number is accosted by a “James Bond character” and threatened. Computers are seized, and on the group’s Twitter account the following message appears: “If anything happens to us, you know why … and you know who is responsible.” Well, then, who is responsible? Surely it must be some totalitarian regime – say, the Chinese, or one of the Arab autocracies – but no. The culprits are the Americans, and their target is Wikileaks – the web site of record for leaked government and other official documents, which has so far done more real investigative reporting in the last few years to unnerve and expose the Powers That Be than the New York Times and the Washington Post, combined. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/04/13/liberals-smear-wikileaks/


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Michael C. Scott

Threatening a citizen on foreign soil is a great way to get your @ss beat, and your badge won't help you out one bit, outside your jurisdiction. It would be nice if some of these "James Bond" characters could be made to "disappear".

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