Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy
Oh I would much much prefer that Mr. Assange be turned over to the USA for trial............and be given a nice, compact liittle cell for about 25 years, seems fair. Maybe he and Bradley could share.
If given a fair trial I am sure he would be found innocent much to the angst of the government and right wing.
Since it's the government that would charge and judge him, it would probably be difficult to have an actual fair trial. The government acting as both the prosecutor and judge.
But if other countries refuse to extradite him, and set him free, then pop him.
Pop him eh? Why bother with a trial? You don't seem to have any attachment to justice or acting in any sort of moral way. Yet you often say you're outraged when met with that position.
He displayed to all what others said once given to his organization.
He is offering aid and assistance to our enemies.
Then government diplomats should be reprimanded by the measures you offer up for him for putting saying those thing and taking those positions that you feel will aid the enemies of our countries and endanger our soldiers lives.
He is putting the lives of our soldiers and their allies at risk by releasing technical and intelligence data.
Well we'll have to see what technical and intelligence data is released. So far it's been a bunch of dirty laundry and bad mouthing by a bunch of spoiled, narcissistic bureaucrats who should learn to be more professional.
Then, he tries to forestall any arrest by threatening to release thousands of documents uncensored that clearly identify intelligence sources in other nations, information that would inevitably cause their deaths. Oh lovely, sweet, feel-good lovers of Assange, please please explain to me how that makes him any different than a scumball that takes hostages to avoid arrest, and starts shooting them when his demands are not met?
Powerful and connected people are frothing to kill the guy. He's arrested on a trumped up rape charge for what he's released so far. Just what do you feel he should use to defend himself against that? What you and others seem to refuse to even acknowledge is that they government shouldn't be doing that in the first place. The public has a right to know when they are playing dirty buggers and see them taken to task over it.
Instead, what we have here is a massive distraction of attention to hide the problems many people working for the government are creating. Plenty of it which directly translates into acts of terrorism against our countries.
Here's your answer.
It doesn't. Except that Assange doesn't have to get messy by pulling the trigger himself.
The man is scum.
He is not a activist, he is an operative for the other side in a time of war.
Rights and Freedoms mean something other than what your government uses to wage war and kill people in their own country. Freedom of the press means just that. Freedom of speech means just that. You can say anything. Used to be that people would stand up to make sure you can say anything even when they don't agree with it. Now we fight over who can be pillared for saying what. **** that and anyone who thinks that. The only defence anyone should need is that what they say is the truth. All these leaks are the truth in what they say and what they mean. If saying something to someone else will endanger soldiers then you better make damn sure you keep it to yourself or leave no physical record of having said it.
Rights and Freedoms aren't made for the least of us, but to protect us from the worst of governments, tyrants and slippery bastard lawyers that seek to steal away our freedom by usurping control of government from the people.