Julian Assange in custody.


Hoid
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47891737
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Sajid Javid

@sajidjavid
Nearly 7yrs after entering the Ecuadorean Embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK. I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation & @metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law
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No one is above the law?
Well, no one who isn't in office I suppose.
I would imagine that the world has seen the last of this particular fellow, who has long been a thorn in the side of the various powers that be.
While I don't find him an especially sympathetic figure I would be very interested in hearing what he has to say about a whole bunch of subjects.
I somehow doubt he is going to be testifying publicly.

On a humorous note "rightly facing justice in the UK" is poli speak for "being extradicted to the usa"

Poor Old Blighty
 
coldstream
#2
This arrest seems an adjunct to the predatory persecution that was inflicted in the Mueller Probe by powers associated with the American Intelligence Service Establishment. These old ‘cold warriors’ with their traditional binary world of good and evil.. America and Russia.. the latter aided by a fifth column of traitors and their facilitators.. 'Chelsea' Manning, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Donald Trump. This remains their focus even as Trump has re-oriented the game to reflect the reality of burgeoning and aggressive economic empire in China. Russia is simply now (and has always been) a modest nuclear power with the GDP of Spain, and, a long tradition of insular and self protective world stance.

There is a real question as to whether Assange has committed a crime. The Swedish sexual assault charges have been dropped. He was a journalist who was given information by people who might or might not have committed a crime to obtain it. The charge that he conspired with 'Chelsea' Manning to obtain the Defense Department docs which included crimes of murder and torture by American troops is really wafer thin.

He might or might not have have provided some info as to how to circumvent a password and set up holding account on the cloud to receive the info. That is wafer thin as a conspiracy. It’s seems to me it is protected by the 1st Amendment. Something for which the brittle old cronies at the CIA and DIA have never had any respect. Assange is not an American citizen, did not commit these supposed offenses the U.S. soil., never signed the Official Secrets Act.

Trump likes Assange and he hates the Intelligence Establishment and vice versa. Both the alt-left and the alt-right have a grudging respect for Assange. All of these charges stem from the Obama Administration in 2010 who found themselves outmanoevered by WikiLeaks by exposing the sleazy underbelly of American operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. If he is convicted on these charges, I would say he would be a prime candidate for a pardon. That would be a way for Trump to stick it to these old 'spy masters' who have run a constant campaign of innuendo and slander against him.
Last edited by coldstream; Apr 11th, 2019 at 12:35 PM..
 
taxslave
#3
ANy bets on wether he has an "accident" prior to court?
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#4
Give him a bath and a haircut, for gawds sakes. He looks like Howard effin' Hughes.
 
Cliffy
#5
Assange is a hero, the US government is a war criminal:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=IfeEkkVB0D4


Kim Iversen
 
Cliffy
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taxslave
#7
Assange is a traitor and a terrorist. Should be publicly hanged.
 
Hoid
#8
Ecuador wins Douche Move of the Week,

You give someone asylum for 7 years then you don't even kick them out and give them a chance to go somewhere else? Just let the cops walk in and take him?

Apparently Julian is the house guest from hell.
 
justlooking
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

ANy bets on wether he has an "accident" prior to court?


I'll bet Julian has a pretty decent Deadman switch to stop that from happening.
 
justlooking
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

There is a real question as to whether Assange has committed a crime. The Swedish sexual assault charges have been dropped.




So he gets arrested for a bail violation for a charge that is no longer being pursued.
I'll bet a lawyer has fun with that.







Quote:

Trump likes Assange and he hates the Intelligence Establishment and vice versa. Both the alt-left and the alt-right have a grudging respect for Assange. All of these charges stem from the Obama Administration in 2010 who found themselves outmanoevered by WikiLeaks by exposing the sleazy underbelly of American operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. If he is convicted on these charges, I would say he would be a prime candidate for a pardon. That would be a way for Trump to stick it to these old 'spy masters' who have run a constant campaign of innuendo and slander against him.


Wanna watch for who is really behind this ?
Read whatever comment Hillary makes.
 
MHz
#11
Maybe the Wiki that was on the rover that crashed somehow survived and will make it back home to earth.
 
DaSleeper
+1
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Assange is a traitor and a terrorist. Should be publicly hanged.

Or get a free transgender surgery like his accomplice
 
MHz
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Assange is a traitor and a terrorist. Should be publicly hanged.

Why start with him when obvious traitors go back as far as JFK being murdered in cold blood. Today it is an act that gets you a career change at 2x the money and free hookers.
 
Kreskin
#14
Trump now pretends he wasn't a big fan of of Wiki Leaks and their criminal activity. Big surprise.
 
coldstream
#15
At the very least Assange seems to be protected by the 'Whistle Blowers' Protection Act which absolves individuals of theft and conspiracy charges when exposing information that is in the public interest.

In fact I think there's mechanism to reward whistleblowers rather than prosecute them. It indemnifies individuals who breach trespass, privacy or contract law to expose criminal activities. It would be hard to argue that what Assange released on WikiLeaks was NOT criminal or not in the public interest.. OR.. represented any kind of real threat to American Security.

His real crime was embarrassing America, and exposing the reckless attitude of the military and intelligence services to the lives of Afghanis or Iraquis who happened to get in the cross hairs of one of their heavy machine guns, missiles or canons. A crime which certain elements of the American policy establishment deem unforgivable.
 
Hoid
#16
I don't know how Assange can be guilty of treason since he isn't even an American.

Likewise I don't see how he is protected by the whistle blower thing.
 
petros
+1
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Ecuador wins Douche Move of the Week,
You give someone asylum for 7 years then you don't even kick them out and give them a chance to go somewhere else? Just let the cops walk in and take him?
Apparently Julian is the house guest from hell.

Ecuador wants restoration of US & UK aid and trade.

Enough was enough.
 
Curious Cdn
#18
I'm not sure about the mechanism by which American law is extended all over the planet, even to non-Americans. Assange is an Australian and as far as I know, he didn't do any of his alleged crimes the the US. Does that mean that I am subject to arrest in my home country and subject to extradition to the United States if the Americans decide that they don't like me and therefore demand my extradition?
 
Hoid
#19
I think so.
 
petros
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I'm not sure about the mechanism by which American law is extended all over the planet, even to non-Americans. Assange is an Australian and as far as I know, he didn't do any of his alleged crimes the the US. Does that mean that I am subject to arrest in my home country and subject to extradition to the United States if the Americans decide that they don't like me and therefore demand my extradition?

If a plane crashes on the border, where do you bury the survivors?


These day you can rob a bank while yachting across the Pacific.

E-crimes ae borderless.
 
Curious Cdn
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

If a plane crashes on the border, where do you bury the survivors?
These day you can rob a bank while yachting across the Pacific.
E-crimes ae borderless.

So, the Americans patrol the world?

By who's authority?
 
petros
#22
So, no they don't.

Where the f-ck did you get that idea?
 
Walter
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Assange is a traitor and a terrorist. Should be publicly hanged.

Who's Worse—Julian Assange or the New York Times and Washington Post?
https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/whos...shington-post/

Assange is as left and as guilty as the NYT or Wapo.
 
MHz
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Ecuador wants restoration of US & UK aid and trade.

Enough was enough.

Do you have a link to 'the good old days' they miss so much? For Iran that would be 1953-1979, for Cuba the decade before Fidel. Something similar for the country in question.
 
MHz
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Who's Worse—Julian Assange or the New York Times and Washington Post?
https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/whos...shington-post/

Assange is as left and as guilty as the NYT or Wapo.

Nobody has suggested exile to the KSA. They know how to take care of squealers, . . . I mean 'a hero' of course.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Do you have a link to 'the good old days' they miss so much? For Iran that would be 1953-1979, for Cuba the decade before Fidel. Something similar for the country in question.

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MHz
#27
Are there bids on which country gets to water-board him first??
 
MHz
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

And they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went and they went.

Of course they did Dear.

More pretty candies??
 
Curious Cdn
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Are there bids on which country gets to water-board him first??

Aquitania?
 
MHz
#30
Sounds European, . . . figures. Let me guess, a Royal is the only bidder.