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Old 11-30-2010, 03:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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quite independently of Ah-my-dinner-jacket's statement, the thought of a 'false leak' also crossed my mind.

instead of any truly outrageous gossip, this leak basically specifies an american resilence to requests for it to be even more aggressive than it already is, whilst other foreign states become embroiled with back room antics and outright corruption.

the only things suggesting that american diplomacy has been in anyway naughty, merely refer to matters that are so publicly well known, that they hardly merit mentioning.

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I always wondered why they didn't just 'buy off' Julian Assange instead of threatening or soliciting him. Maybe they did and the leaks serve the purpose PaoloSmythe pointed out
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I always wondered why they didn't just 'buy off' Julian Assange instead of threatening or soliciting him. Maybe they did and the leaks serve the purpose PaoloSmythe pointed out
you guys underestimate the incompetence in all levels of our government lol.
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I always wondered why they didn't just 'buy off' Julian Assange instead of threatening or soliciting him. Maybe they did and the leaks serve the purpose PaoloSmythe pointed out
Some people can't be bought. I'd like to think that, if I were in the position to reveal crimes perpetrated by "our" government, that there is no amount of money anyone could offer me in order to keep me silent. They'd have to kill me.
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Richard Clarke; arguably one of the top brains when it comes to terrorism, has said that many of these documents name names and put people in danger. Dirty laundry always tends to have consequences and America has a giant pile of really stinky laundry for the world to see after 8 years of Bush and a new president continuing many of the same horrendous policies.
In fairness, our pile of dirty laundry has been stacking up for a lot longer than the last 8-10 years
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Conspiracy?

1) Two days after the release of US Cables, Ecuador officially invited Assange to work and seek residency in Ecuador, then Ecuador suddenly backed off the idea because Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa accused the whistleblower website of breaking the law by releasing U.S. documents. Everyone was aware of this when the offer was initially made, why the sudden change of heart?

2) Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ for Arrest of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange for Sex Crime Accusations. I can't find the bloody article, but there was mention that a lot of what was happening with regards to the request, and specifically the request to hold Assange once arrested without council and extradited was unprecedented. I mean really, Assange, through his lawyer, has cooperated with the Swedish government, and even had their permission to leave the country and still says he will sit down and answer any question the Swedes may have regarding the case, and all the sudden they release an Interpol 'Red Notice' for his arrest? Somethings not right... not only do I think the accusations are a ploy to damage his image (IMO) but I believe Interpol's involvement has to do with the Cables release, and not sexual harassment charges as indicated.
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This ones still going. Because of contstant cyber attack no one will host his website now. Seems funny how Roman Polansky can evade raping a 13 year old but this guys case is getting to the stage where they won't bother with a trial.

http://www.theage.com.au/world/attac...203-18jqt.html
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You know I don't understand them attacking the site, given that major news organizations around the world already have the entire edition of the leaked cables. What are they going to, take down the Guardian or the Times?

I follow wikileaks twitter, its most insightful.

WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ousted. Free speech the land of the free--fine our $ are now spent to employ people in Europe.

If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books.

US first amendment end times: Library of Congress blocks WikiLeaks

WIKILEAKS: Free speech has a number: http://88.80.13.160


…last time I buy from Amazon… well, bookdepository.co.uk has always been cheaper anyways, AND free shipping.
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