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Julian Assange is an Australian citizen and award-winning journalist. The US government intends to prosecute Julian under US espionage laws for his award-winning journalism. The Australian government has abandoned Assange to appease Washington, which seeks to apply US laws against anyone anywhere in the world. This exercise in extraterritorial jurisdiction just reeks of imperial hubris. 

This attitude on the part of US rulers is emblematic of their ‘rulers-based order’, in which they see themselves as rulers of the whole world. They make the rules, they don’t need to heed them. Hence they routinely violate international law with impunity, disregard multilateral conventions and exhibit contempt for the rights of others. Their foreign policy is best described as belligerent exceptionalism. 

The US regime aspires to full spectrum dominance, but its real weakness is exposed by the vicious, vindictive methods it uses to silence critics. If the US felt secure on the world stage, it wouldn’t fear a free press, or kidnap and torture a journalist in an attempt to prove its might and conceal its crimes.

A nation’s hard power is its ability to prevail militarily and win wars, soft power is its ability to prevail morally and win approval. The Taliban broke America’s hard power and Assange has demolished its soft power.

John Scrivener, Main Arm 

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  1. Well Julian was spreading misinformation and disinformation and white supremacy and all the other terms for thing the rulers don’t want you to hear. In fact they are creating a Ministry of Truth right now so that Julian will have lots of new friends joining him.

    The US managers are doing this because the international ‘rules-based order’ tells them to, while telling the Australian managers to do nothing about it. Just like all the countries ‘chose’ to do the exact same covid measures at the exact same time in the exact same way and seemed to already know how to do them in perfect lockstep.

    I’m sure there is no unannounced global government, just a lot of cohencidences. I seem to have worn out my 9 and 0.

  2. The Julian, exposed war crimes, he is a hero.

    Instead of throwing his weight around with his bullying of Solomons Island PM Sogavare, President ScamMO should grow a real spine and tell the yanks that we want the Julian free to come home.


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