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A couple of questions have been puzzling me for some time:

1. How can Julian Assange be charged with breaking American law when he wasn’t in America? American law doesn’t apply here, or in Europe, or anywhere outside US territory and territorial waters.

2. Why are Russian illegal wars so much worse than American illegal wars? President Bush wasn’t vilified in the media the way President Putin has been. Nobody demanded that America be suspended from the UN Human Rights Council – not even after proof emerged that the US was torturing people. As I write, a Russian soldier is being tried for a war crime. When the International Criminal Court began investigating war crimes in Afghanistan the US threatened members of the Court. There was no mainstream media criticism of this. So my question is ‘Why is there one standard for American wars and a different, much tougher, standard for Russian wars?’.

Warren Kennedy, Mullumbimby


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3 COMMENTS

  1. If the Liberal World Order didn’t have double standards, it would have no standards at all.

    But of course the sheeple keep believing them, especially when the sheeple are made to be scared of invisible threats that only exist on their TV screens. They will fight you when you point that out to them, especially when their lying eyes agree with what you are saying.

    A very poignant letter that will be ignore by most. And I thankyou for it.

  2. I will put aside your attempt to be an apologist for the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In answer to your first question, it’s up to the US how it frames its laws and to whom they apply. There are Australian laws that apply beyond our shores, such as those relating to child sex crimes committed elsewhere. It is of the nature of cyber crime and of Julian Assange’s alleged role in spying that it could be committed from anywhere. The UK has an extradition treaty with the US and agreed that he was being legitimately accused of having broken a US law and would get a fair trial in the US .
    My understanding his indictment does not relate to the material that refers to war crimes; he is being indicted for the huge volume of material he is alleged to have helped release that had nothing to do with war crimes. including the Australian material we had legitimately shared with the US.
    I trust that will help you understand why Mr Assange should face trial in the US.

    • The Russians determined that the Ukrainians had broken their laws. It’s up to Russian how it frames its laws and to whom they apply. I trust that will help you understand why Mr Zelensky should face trial in Russia. See how your logic works.

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