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Julian Assange and the Relativity of a Criminal Act

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It is a crime to shoot and kill a man. However, if this is done protecting a room of school children it is not a crime because the behavior served a higher cause. I suggest the 'crime' Julian Assuange is accused of is just that and helped expose crimes against humanity committed by the US machine gunning innocent people to death from a helicopter in Iraq. Of course the US wants Assange punished for exposing real criminal behavior.

I want to speak to the proportionality of criminal acts here. The government being exposed here by Julian Assange's criminal act is the US government, which murdered three million innocent people in Vietnam within their own borders. Daniel Ellsberg engaged in a similar criminal act as Assange, also manifesting a higher cause to expose some of the crimes against humanity by the US government in Vietnam. The US further engaged in heinous crimes in Iraq including the gratuitous use (experimentation, really) of depleted uranium munitions and many Iraqi women subsequently gave birth to dead babies and babies with exposed internal organs. This speaks to the proportionality of criminal behavior--we need whistle blowers!

Finally, regarding this need I recommend all Americans view the video of building seven being demolished to the ground on 9/11. Building seven was a piece of the 9/11 event which, if investigated, would clearly, clearly expose the most egregious of crimes against the American people--treason. It has not been investigated so we need many whistle blowers to help us with this.

To elaborate, I note that building seven was obviously professionally demolished. Also, the personnel using that building as a work site included elements of the secret service, CIA, and other US government intel-agency persons and they were all directed to leave the building just before the signal to initiate the demolition. All this could have easily been investigated: who planned this, who installed the explosives and where did they come from, who assured that none of the employees revealed any of this to the press? This is why we need whistle blowers.

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FYI, Robert Mueller was appointed to be FBI director seven days before 9/11. The FBI is tasked with investigating crimes against the American people. Mueller was chosen to make damn sure this did not happen. Again, this is why we need whistle blowers. There were a lot of people told to leave the building at the appointed time and any one of them 'could' be a whistle blower. We must raise our voices in support of Julian Assange.

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Perhaps you're not really making the outright statement, but I feel the need to say, there's no indication that Assange actually committed ANY criminal act. He only did what investigative journalists are supposed to do. That point should always remain clear.

The governments of 5 countries, however, did actually conspire to violate a number of international laws, obviously with the goal of apprehending him. The extraterritoriality of U.S. law and authority is a criminal concept that only exists in the imaginations of its arrogant imperialists.

I've got no problem with the rest of what you're saying, and I'm glad you include the need to recognize the 9/11 farce. As long as that one "gets away", much of the truth behind everything else going on will continue to stay out of everyone's radar.

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What ticked me off sufficient to write the piece was Thom Hartmann suggesting that if Julian was guilty as charged by the US Government then he is in fact meaningfully guilty of --hell, you tell me..... Hartman also said anonymous whistle blowing is cowardly---he needs watching....


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I hear ya on that! I'll have to take a look at what Thom wrote, to get the full impact, but the statement is definitely ignorant, no matter what context you put it in.

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It "got away" when the CIA murdered a sitting president and took total control of the government and all foreign policy.... but to my point, no Assange did not commit any crime. I just learned from a link at Caitlin Johnstone's site that the two women who purportedly accused Assange of 'rape' , attractive blondes, - a) both worked for the Swedish Labor Party, b) set up interview appointments with him on behalf of the party in order to meet him, then like band groupies, seduced him and invited him to have sex c) are both lesbians and d ) are each other's lovers. the ultimate honey trap

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You got it! The fall of JFK was, indeed, the "beginning of the end".

No surprise about the "groupies". (Personally, I'd rather one intelligent brunette than multiple blonde bimbos.) It's amazing how much of this kind of "trivia" comes out in these "completely random" events. ;)

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The Liar-in-Chief roams free and continues the illegal, aggressive wars (a CRIME) while a truth-teller faces jail time. Welcome to the United States of Hypocrisy and Greed on its quest for a One World Government. I do not believe this will bode well for our future. Sad. Once upon a time, I thought we were pretty good. That's long gone.

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It is interesting how the "law" is used by the ruling class to control and chill our behavior. I recall Sessions smirking during his confirmation that he intended to uphold the rule of law.

I say f*ck their law and off with their god damn heads. That's my law for the mofos. Sedition? You god damn right and the more seditious we all become the better for saving this planet.

We should be working on deleting them and their tools and taking back everything they have stolen from us, otherwise they will keep lying, stealing and murdering everyone they can to get their hands on other peoples stuff.

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Shad, I guess it is ok to holler FIRE in the theater when there is a FIRE! The emotion is a deserved response in my opinion. There must be times when the Serenity Prayer is appropriate as well as times when it is irrelevant for survival.

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Rather than reply to the comments individually there is so much to the revelations and what they mean and why it is suppressed. There is a long list of not only spying but spreading malware to be called on in the future for various attacks on the government and infrastructures of nations "friendly" as well as declared enemies (by manufactured consent). The attack on the Venezuela power infrastructure (a war crime) is one example of things to come. There is no limit to/in the international crimes being committed against friend or foe unfettered.

We must recognize that what goes around comes back around and the only question is will it be placed into the light to be addressed and connected before all is lost?

Just one example if you have been following this for any period of time in the last decade in cyber war fare on all nations if not by NSA itself its spread of NSA tools to at least the five eyes nations against friend and foe alike.

One example:

Belgacom AttackBritain's GCHQ Hacked Belgian Telecoms Firm
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A cyber attack on Belgacom raised considerable attention last week. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden and seen by SPIEGEL indicate that Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency was responsible for the attack.

Documents from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden indicate that Britain's GCHQ intelligence service was behind a cyber attack against Belgacom, a partly state-owned Belgian telecoms company. A "top secret" Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) presentation seen by SPIEGEL indicate that the goal of project, conducted under the codename "Operation Socialist," was "to enable better exploitation of Belgacom" and to improve understanding of the provider's infrastructure.

The presentation is undated, but another document indicates that access has been possible since 2010. The document shows that the Belgacom subsidiary Bics, a joint venture between Swisscom and South Africa's MTN, was on the radar of the British spies.

Belgacom, whose major customers include institutions like the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament, ordered an internal investigation following the recent revelations about spying by the United States' National Security Agency (NSA) and determined it had been the subject of an attack. The company then referred the incident to Belgian prosecutors. Last week, Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo spoke of a "violation of the public firm's integrity."

When news first emerged of the cyber attack, suspicions in Belgium were initially directed at the NSA. But the presentation suggests that it was Belgium's own European Union partner Britain that is behind "Operation Socialist," even though the presentation indicates that the British used spying technology for the operation that the NSA had developed.

Now the blow back to Empire is circumventing its attack on China's telecom and its 5G technologies for Empire's own monopolies for profit and other obvious reasons.


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What a tangled web....I have recently concluded that my latest best guess about who runs the planet and why is sourced to Zederia Sitchin's translations of the Sumerian text or tablets. That long story short is that we humans were manipulated into self aware status by ET 300,000 years ago for a work force to mine ('our?) planet. Their only interest here is the resources and our extractive industries. There is no moral imperative here. The human ET surrogates are rewarded as long as we stay focused on extracting and beyond that the self servers, intel agency intriguers and all other morally corrupt can play with our planet and our lives as they see fit---the details of their play you describe is mostly irrelevant even though surely harmful. They play, we suffer and try to make sense of the senseless.


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