Monday, November 19, 2018

We stand with Julian

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    Trump officials want to put Assange behind bars because he revealed U.S. war crimes. Democrats want to put him behind bars because he revealed corruption at the highest levels of the DNC, writes .

Julian Assange, publisher of WIKILEAKS, has committed no crime.  He remains in England, unable to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy.  If he leaves the embassy?  He will be arrested.

For what crime?

Bail jumping.  We kid you not.

At one point, there were charges against Julian Assange.  He was on trial.  The charges are now dropped.  He is no longer confused of a crime; however, because he saw sanctuary from Ecuador, the UK authorities to this day will arrest him if he leaves the Embassy.

For what crime?

Bail jumping from a trial for charges that he's no longer charged with.

Repeat that over and over, it will never make any more sense.  That's because it does not make sense.

Remember on REVENGE when Emily was on trial and broke out of jail so that she could prove she was innocent?  After the charges were dropped, she was then arrested for breaking out of jail.

But TV apparently is a little more grounded in reality than life.

Especially when it's time to attack a truth teller.

That's Julian's real crime: Exposing truths that politicians want buried.

These are serious issues, real issues, and not everyone's up to the task of participating in the public dialogue.  Ann noted one example of that in "There's crazy in the air" -- an idiot American who had Tweeted Julian was guilty of treason.  As Ann explained, Julian Assange is a citizen of Australia, not America.  He has not committed treason by exposing the American government.

Pamela Anderson actually understands the issues, unlike some.  In an open letter to the Prime Minister of Australia at THE DAILY BEAST, she writes:

You trivialized and laughed about the suffering of an Australian and his family. You followed it with smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion.
We all deserve better from our leaders, especially in the current environment. 
Following the show, 60 Minutes canvassed the views of Australians online. People responded in the thousands, overwhelmingly—92% of more than 7000—in favour of bringing Julian home. 
Rather than making lewd suggestions about me, perhaps you should instead think about what you are going to say to millions of Australians when one of their own is marched in an orange jumpsuit to Guantanamo Bay—for publishing the truth. You can prevent this.

He could.  The Prime Minister of Australia could be someone on the world stage and please Australians by standing up.  But he'll probably just continue to be a weak sister, an uninspiring little nobody who refuses to stand up and instead prefers to be a lapdog of the United States government.

Who is he?

We're not repeating his name because, right now, he's a little nobody.  If he stands up, we'll note him here.

There are huge issues at play here.

Assange lawyer: US government extraditing a publisher in the UK for publishing in the UK is going to see China, Russia, Saudi use the precedent to extradite everyone

It is amazing that there was non-stop whining for a week over Jim Acosta's 'plight' but no one wants to spend hours talking about the very real issues in Julian Assange's case.

We stand with Julian.

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