Discussion in 'Wikileaks' started by Anonymous, Jun 8, 2012.
moar @ http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/25/american-states-back-ecuador-over-assange/
That's why they've got those missiles on London rooftops. It wasn't about the Olympics at all.
It's in case Assange tries to escape by balloon, dirigible or hang glider.
Those 2 images could be stitched together shooping out the arm.
do it, faggot!
Protests pledge support to Assange outside British Embassy in Ecuador | GlobalPost
Sunday morning saw around 50 protesters gather outside the British Embassy to protest against the UK in the continuing saga over Julian Assange...
More at www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120826/protests-pledge-support-assange-outside-british-e
Britain wants to restart Assange talks with Ecuador | Reuters
Britain said on Sunday it remained committed to reaching a diplomatic solution to the presence of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Ecuador's London embassy, after both countries took steps to defuse a row over his action in taking refuge there.
More at www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/26/us-wikileaks-assange-idUSBRE87P09F20120826
They will all get tired and go home eventually. Julian will still be in the embassy. Julian will eventually go to Sweden.
Who shat on this guy's cornflakes?!
I love Correa!
He might be Batshit Insane but he sure does it with pizzazz!
‘Operation Free Assange’: Anonymous take down Interpol website — RT
Hactivist group Anonymous claims to have taken down the websites of Interpol and a British police force as part of a campaign calling for the freedom of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Several Twitter accounts associated with the loose-knit Anonymous collective have announced that the website of International Criminal Police Organization was taken down. The site was unavailable as of 9:18 pm GMT on Sunday but resumed functioning soon after.
The hackers also claim to have taken down the website of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), a UK police unit responsible for operations against serious and organized crime.
More at http://rt.com/news/anonymous-interpol-free-assange-607/
The photo that proves Assange is innocent | Alternative
It seems an unremarkable image: a group of friends smiling broadly. But this is the photograph Julian Assange hopes will clear his name.
The face of the woman on the left has been obscured for legal reasons.
For although she is seen beaming, she would later tell police that 48 hours before the picture was taken, the WikiLeaks founder pinned her down in her flat and sexually assaulted her.
Smiles all around: Woman A, left, at a dinner with Julian Assange, centre, host Richard Falkvinge, Anna Troberg and Sara Sangberg.
If the case ever reaches court – Mr Assange is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London – his lawyers will argue that the photograph undermines the 33-year-old woman’s entire story. And, they claim, there is more.
In the two days after the alleged assault in Sweden, Mr Assange and Woman A, as she is known, attended a conference and two dinner parties where it is claimed they were practically inseparable.
During one party, Woman A tweeted that she was ‘with the world’s coolest, smartest people!’.
The photograph was taken on August 15, 2010, at the Glenfiddich restaurant in Stockholm, at a dinner of meatballs and schnapps hosted by Rickard Falkvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party (PP), which campaigns for greater government transparency.
Although by all accounts it was a jolly occasion, there was some serious discussion that at times became ‘passionate and intense’.
Mr Falkvinge said the purpose of the dinner, which lasted three hours, was to sign a contract between the PP and WikiLeaks so Mr Assange’s organisation could use the party’s computer servers.
Also present was the deputy leader of PP, Anna Troberg, and the party’s IT manager, Richard Olson, who brought along his then fiancee, Sara Sandberg.
Since the assault charges were brought, Mr Falkvinge and Ms Troberg have given detailed statements to the police in support of Mr Assange. Mr Falkvinge said their testimony included observations about the body language between Mr Assange and Woman A, who arrived with another woman, called Pietra, who stayed just for the starter.
Mr Falkvinge sat next to Mr Assange, with Woman A sitting diagonally opposite them.
‘Most of the night, Julian was speaking with me,’ Mr Falkvinge said. ‘This was a heads of organisation meeting and everybody had a counterpart to talk to. It was a professional dinner.’
For Mr Falkvinge, one of the things that was striking about it, in view of what he later learned, was that Woman A volunteered to become Mr Assange’s press secretary during the meal. Mr Falkvinge has refused to go into details about the way Woman A behaved with Mr Assange, because he has to give evidence in court if a trial is held.
But he made it clear that he did not think Woman A behaved like a victim or someone who had suffered a traumatic sexual experience only two days earlier.
He said: ‘You can look at objective facts and draw far-reaching conclusions: the fact that we are at the dinner and it was with very passionate people and with good food and drinks; the fact that I and Anna Troberg have left depositions as key defence witnesses in the upcoming trial – that does tell you a lot.
If Assange’s case was to go to court after extradition to Sweden upon leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy, pictured, his lawyers will use the photo in his defence
‘You can say what we saw was more consistent with the defence than the prosecution.’
Due to Woman A’s complaint to the police, as well as that of another alleged victim, Mr Assange has been fighting extradition to Sweden from Britain for the past two years.
He insists he has been set up, and fears that going to Sweden is a ruse for him to be quickly extradited to America, where he could stand trial for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified US military documents on the WikiLeaks website.
His two-year fight against extradition took a bizarre twist when Mr Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in June seeking asylum.
He was granted asylum by Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa last week, igniting a diplomatic rift between Ecuador and Britain.
The Mail on Sunday has also learned that just hours after the alleged attack, Woman A accompanied Mr Assange to a Social Democratic Party conference.
According to police reports, it was there that Mr Assange met Woman B, aged 29, who would accuse him of rape.
The two women’s lawyer, Claes Borsgtrom, said yesterday: ‘We will only discuss the dinner at the restaurant and the picture in court.’
Victim's happy snap clears Julian Assange, say lawyers | News.com.au
Australian-born anti-secrecy campaigner and accused rapist Julian Assange could be extradited from London to Sweden within weeks after a diplomatic storm between Britain and Ecuador blew over, law experts said yesterday.
The development comes amid speculation over a photograph that lawyers for Assange say could help exonerate him of sexual assault charges.
The image apparently shows one of the women he is accused of raping, smiling with him at a function two days after the alleged offence.
The government of the South American country that granted Assange political asylum said it would return to the negotiating table after the British Foreign Office reaffirmed it had no intention of invading Ecuador's embassy, where he has been holed up, and taking him into custody.
The Australian Lawyers Alliance said the talks could result in Assange's offer of asylum falling through and him sent to Sweden in a few weeks to face the charges though the body noted negotiations may stretch for much longer.
Alliance president Tony Kerin blamed Swedish authorities for the extradition deadlock.
He said Swedish police should come to Britain to interview Assange to determine if there was a case to answer against the Queensland-born activist.
"It is disappointing that option has not been explored,'' Mr Kerin said.
Assange and his supporters fear any extradition to Sweden will lead to him being shipped to the US to answer charges arising from WilkLeaks' disclosures of US diplomatic cables.
Both the Ecuadorian Government and Assange have agreed to co-operate with Swedish authorities if they pursue the option of interviewing him within the embassy's walls.
Assange has been living in the embassy since June. UK media reports say he hopes the new photo - published in the Mail on Sunday - could help him find freedom.
It was released amid reports that in the 48 hours following the alleged assault, the victim attended a conference with Assange and dined with him before tweeting she was "with the world's coolest, smartest people''.
A friend of Assange who attended the dinner where the photo was taken said it was a "jolly occasion".
More at www.news.com.au/world/victims-happy-snap-clears-julian-assange-say-lawyers/story-fndir2ev-1226459390051
Apparently Assange is enough of an egomaniac to think he can avoid extradition because he says so, not because Sweden said there is sufficient evidence to extradite him. As I understand it, Swedish law says if a man screws a woman and she thinks he is using a condom but doesn't, it is considered rape. It's gonna suck to be Assange, because the UK can tell Ecuador to take a hike and closed down its embassy. Even diplomatic bags can be searched if the UK government wants to.
While there is a certain amount of "the US is pissed at being embarrassed" going on here, the real reason Assange is on the target list is that people died as a result of his naming of confidential informants. This is why he is going to get ass raeped. While Wikileaks has been useful in the war against the cult, etc, the fact is the Assange has stepped way over the line and must answer for his behavior. If he gets off from a trial, so be it. But I don't think he will. It's illegal under US law to reveal covert operatives names, etc, etc. Hell, they could charge him with aiding and abetting terrorism. Finally, if worse comes to worst, it's drone up the ass time. Don't think the US wouldn't do it either. If they can do it on their own citizens, they sure as hell can do it with Assange.
US is sick of UK harboring terrorists that they want to kill.
Like Piers Morgan. If anyone deserved a SCUD in the face it's that little cunt.
Apparently you have your head way up in a moose's rectum, because it's already been established by precedent that it is not necessary to extradite Assange to Sweden in order to question him. Assanged OFFERED to be questioned while still in Sweden, and the prosecutor said it was unnecessary at the time.
The reason Assange doesn't want to go directly to Sweden to face questions (which both he and Pres. Correa have made clear that he intends to do), is because Sweden could accidentally him to the US, and US could accidentally his fucking freedom. See: Bradley Manning.
Funny how most people who think Assange should just go to Sweden without any assurances that his rights won't be violated are Americans.
If Assange were American, and the government he embarrassed most with the published leaks was Iran, Obama'd have invited him to the White House for the Bob Dylan Sellout Award Presidential Freedom Medal.
The US richly deserves whatever more shit it catches from all the accumulated blowback. Enjoy!
Generally speaking, I admire and support whistleblowers, and all that stand up to injustice.
It's kinda why I'm here.
Please provide a body count for Iraq and Afghanistan and name the people responsible for their death. IMHO, Assange could be considered responsible for less than 1/10'000.
TL;DR The mote and the beam.
You should go and try convincing Archer (in parallel threads about Assange).
You do know that this was an assertion but not the truth, right? Not a single case of someone dying.
I totally agree it's illegal for Americans to reveal covert operatives names.
Cheny should have been tried for treason.
Lol, 50 people protesting.
Why to what, redneck? Aintcha speak even one language?
lrn2read and then lrn2think
Why should Cheney be tried for treason? Learn to communicate.
the FBI concludes that Cheney told Libby and his press secretary, Cathie Martin, about Plame's ID about a month before the news hit the papers.
Cheney told the FBI he did not recall discussing Plame with Libby prior to her name being published in a column by Robert Novak in July 2003, and said he had no knowledge of Libby's meeting with New York Times reporter Judith Miller before Plame was identified in that paper.
Oh, and the former vice president didn't recall about two dozen other events he was involved in.
During his closing argument at Libby’s trial, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said a cloud remained over the vice president. Said Sloan: "Mr. Cheney's near total amnesia regarding his role in this monumental Washington scandal -- resulting in the conviction of his top aide -- shows why."
Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a still-highly confidential FBI report, admitted to federal investigators that he rewrote talking points for the press in July 2003 that made it much more likely that the role of then-covert CIA-officer Valerie Plame in sending her husband on a CIA-sponsored mission to Africa would come to light.
Cheney conceded during his interview with federal investigators that in drawing attention to Plame's role in arranging her husband's Africa trip reporters might also unmask her role as CIA officer.
It's all speculation on the part of the FBI. Why would you trust them on this case when they have blown so many others?
- like whistleblowers,
- dislike rapists,
- believe "innocent until proven guilty",
- support due process of law,
- dislike grandstanding.
The Assange situation therefore makes me confused.
I'm inclined to think he should face the charges and if Sweden does accidentally him to the USA (which seems relatively unlikely though certainly not entirely impossible), deal with that shit by normal legal means if and when it arises.
Not that it matters whiat I think.
I suspect Anon was referring to
You mean other than the Mossad agent in Iran who got hung? Or the Afghan informants killed by the Taliban?
It floors me that you folks think Assange should be able to break US law and kill people and that this is somehow a good thing. There will be no assurances to Ecuador or anybody else. If Assange gets extradited, tough shit. He should have thought about about it before compromising the identities of people and getting them killed.
Meh. How many people have the US forces killed in Afghanistan, Iran, and Yemen?
America is the greatest terrorist threat in history. The upside is that you're already collapsing. I LOL as I watch the US being turned into a third-world country.
You all deserve whatever you get for supporting torture and wanton murder. Please, go DIAF and save the rest of us the trouble.
A Mossad agent the most feared intelligence agency in the world who assassinate people across the world on a daily basis. As for the Afghanistan informants killing, mostly tribal disputes, has been going on for thousands of years to them it's an everyday occurrence. Your assertion that Assange killed anyone is without merit he was never in the area. Assange did not compromise anyone, he only disseminated materials about atrocities that occurred in the current war zone.
If diplomatic communications condone or are used to plan theft, insurrection, and murder, their right to privacy is null and void. Fuck 'em.
It surprises me that you would let the US government tell you what to think. These wars are unjust and people deserve to know the truth. We certainly aren't going to get it from the news organizations. I agree its not fair for people to die because of someone else whom they don't know and have never met. Just ask the Iraqi people.
Documented civilian deaths from violence
108,430 – 118,484
Deaths per day from suicide attacks and vehicle bombs
Deaths per day from gunfire / executions
Weekly graph Monthly table
This should have been posted here and not on its own thread:
The West’s “perverse” empire is leading to the collapse of human rights, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said. The whistleblower, currently holed up in the UK’s Ecuadorian embassy, expects to leave in a year if Sweden drops its case against him.
"The Swedish government could drop the case. I think this is the most likely scenario. Maybe after a thorough investigation of what happened they could drop the case,” Assange said, adding that he hopes his case will be solved through diplomacy “in between six and 12 months.”
During the interview with Venezuelan TV station teleSUR from London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, Assange condemned an “avalanche of totalitarianism” incited by the US government. He argued that democracy in Western countries is an illusion, and that the constant surveillance of citizens is leading to the creation of a “transnational totalitarian state.”
“This is an international phenomenon that isn’t just happening in the US, it’s bigger than the US and it’s taking us to a dark place,” Assange said. He alleged that human rights in the West are undergoing a severe deterioration, and that the public is being influenced by “massive press manipulation.”
Spies get killed. It's a fact of life in the industry.
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