Pilger tells it like it is. Senior international lawyers of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded with good reason that Assange was being illegally detained – and further rejected the appeal by the UK – because there is no real case and no real investigation in progress against Assange. The UK gov (or the entire West’s governments for that matter) didn’t like the United Nations Human Rights Council’s verdict, just puts that aside as if we, the people, are all idiots and didn’t catch that corruption of justice. It’s truly pathetic, and *all* our governments (and media) have handled this like enormous assholes. They all can’t handle the truth, claiming “why doesn’t he step outside?”. Some people apparently missed what happened to Manning, and since Julian founded WikiLeaks, his fate would be way worse. Or did they forget Hillary Clinton publicly proposed to “just drone the guy”?
In hindsight, the Aaron Hillel Swartz case is all just a big fight against the stupidity of the moral majority’s ruling class.
It’s smart vs stupid. Once again smart lost (as a result of being a minority), dooming the human species to extinction and ruin, essentially.
Coincidentally, what former marine Matt Howard says might be more true than we would like to believe:
A year ago I attended a festival for and by hackers, called Hacking At Random. Among many of the interesting peoplecamping there were the WikiLeaks team. They were involved in some inspiring talks there, of which you can still download the videos. During my stay at HAR I even had a short conversation about gevulde koeken and some other superficial things related to the festival with mister Assange. I think of myself as being a pretty good judge of character, and this is certainly not the type of man that goes around treating women like shit, which becomes even more clear when you see this character analysis of Julian.
Meanwhile, WikiLeaks recently leaked:
A clip from their website: The material shows that cover-ups start on the ground. When reporting their own activities US Units are inclined to classify civilian kills as insurgent kills, downplay the number of people killed or otherwise make excuses for themselves. The reports, when made about other US Military units are more likely to be truthful, but still down play criticism. Conversely, when reporting on the actions of non-US ISAF forces the reports tend to be frank or critical and when reporting on the Taliban or other rebel groups, bad behavior is described in comprehensive detail. The behavior of the Afghan Army and Afghan authorities are also frequently described.
Another video of great value, showing what cowards Robert Gates and admiral Mullen are. Blaming others for causing problems? How about apologizing first?
Another good bunch of arguments from Jeremy Scahill:
Will Obama be a huge disappointment after all? Thanking Bush:
Is the world ready to waste money, energy, resources, human life and time for another corporate war (induced by the 20% of the planet that uses 80% of the earth’s resources)? What I don’t understand is that nobody in government seems to have learned a thing the last few years. Apparently they did not see any of these videos either, which is ridiculous. And they have to plan it now? How stupid can you be?
Why have these wars even started? Is it really muslim extremism, or islam? If so, then this is surely not the way to fight the ideology called islam. I know some videos that do a better job in that department: