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May 8, 2021

Addressing the facts

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As with any issue, addressing the facts is essential. Because of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, you can, right now, go to wikileaks.org and read authentic CIA documents in the Vault 7 leaks that detail how that agency can hack into your computer, with considerable sophistication, to spy on you.

Because of WikiLeaks we also know that while secretary of state Hilory Clinton made the largest arms deal in history to the Saudi and Qatari governments, while knowing that they were supporting ISIS, which should be considered treason.

These are just a couple of factual drops in the sea of highly illegal, unethical, and scandalous activity exposed by WikiLeaks that everyone ought to know about. The problem, however, is that power doesn’t want you to go to wikileaks.org and read about its crimes; it would prefer to operate in the dark.

This is what Assange’s recent arrest at the Ecuadorean Embassy, itself in violation of international law, is all about, but you won’t read that in the mainstream media. Instead you’ll be distracted by discussions of his cat, his personality etc.

‘First they came for the socialists, but I did not speak out…then they came for me.’ Sound familiar?

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  1. How about the fact that Wikileaks is largely responsible for Trump being in power? I can overlook the gossip about rudeness and poor hygiene….whatever….but Trumps ascent will kill us all. Rape allegations x 2 don’t exactly make Assange any more endearing either…

  2. Assange was arrested after the Ecuadoran Embassy expelled him – that is not a breach of UK or international law.

    It appears he broke US laws that are similar to those any democratic state has in place to protect its confidential material and that entrusted to it by other like minded democracies. A very large amount of confidential material was released and only a small part of it was in any public interest. Countries like Australia and many others have had to spend time and effort quietly repairing the diplomatic damage he did releasing the sort of frank and honest reporting any governemnt needs to make sound judgements. Unlike some of the corrupt countries we deal with and need to report on confidentially without fear of leaks by untrustworthy people like Manning, the US has an independent and essentially non-corrupt legal system so he should get a fair trial.

  3. Mr Hatfield, I finished reading your comment wondering if it was satire. Unfortunately for you, it was not. Thanks so much for revealing yourself. We are safe to entirely ignore you from here on.
    (Hint. It’s a really good idea to familiarise oneself with a topic before making ‘definitive’ sweeping ‘statements’ about it)

    • I am well familiar with this topic having for decades written and worked with the sort of material Manning released. Our efforts to maintain a stable, peaceful and prosperous world and region depend on diplomacy, and diplomacy has depended for centuries on maintaining confidentiality in frank communications between diplomatic missions and their home government. There is evidence Assange has broken a US criminal law that protects its own and shared confidential material, and there is a request to extradite him to face its courts. Manning leaked material far beyond that which had any public interest – in the sense used of whistle blower material – and the US courts can determine if Assange was or was not criminally involved.

      If you found anything in what I wrote wrong please state what it is.


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