Oh, if Assange only got incriminating emails from the Republican Party!
All indications are that Assange will be extradited to the US to face a rigged grand jury trial meant to ensure he sees out his days in a maximum-security prison, serving a sentence of up to 175 years.
None of this happened in some Third-World, tinpot dictatorship. It happened right under our noses, in a major western capital, and in a state that claims to protect the rights of a free press. It happened not in the blink of an eye but in slow motion – day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year.
And once we strip out a sophisticated campaign of character assassination against Assange by western governments and a compliant media, the sole justification for this relentless attack on press freedom is that a 49-year-old man published documents exposing US war crimes. That is the reason – and the only reason – that the US is seeking his extradition and why he has been languishing in what amounts to solitary confinement in Belmarsh high-security prison during the Covid-19 pandemic. His lawyers’ appeals for bail have been refused.
There were two goals the US and UK set out to achieve through the visible persecution, confinement and torture of Assange.
First, he and Wikileaks, the transparency organisation he co-founded, needed to be disabled.
And second, Assange had to be made to suffer horribly and in public – to be made an example of – to deter other journalists from ever following in his footsteps. He is the modern equivalent of a severed head on a pike displayed at the city gates.
The very obvious fact – confirmed by the media coverage of his case – is that this strategy, advanced chiefly by the US and UK (with Sweden playing a lesser role), has been wildly successful. Most corporate media journalists are still enthusiastically colluding in the vilification of Assange – mainly at this stage by ignoring his awful plight.For Years, Journalists Cheered Assange’s Abuse by Jonathan Cook
Christian, don’t expect the mainstream media lackeys to notice any abuse done to you – even if you are excluded from an increasing list of professions, strictly because of your refusal to kneel to the Official State Ideology.
They won’t even protect their own before the face of Power.
Incidentally, Jonathan Cook is a British Middle East reporter based in Nazareth, the capital of the Palestine State. His blog is https://www.jonathan-cook.net/
Someone – probably not me, at least not at this time – should set up a master list of all the interesting, first-hand non-mainstream blogs interested in information that is mysteriously never recorded in the official news aggregators.
Even a list of the better Libertarian, Conservative, or even “just non-Progressive / UnApproved / Non-Establishment” blogs and news sites, could be quite useful.
For example, take one single article from his blog, the use of environmentalism to assist in ethnic cleansing.
A truly Progressive move, I would say: ” high-minded, pure-heated image, intellectually fashionable posture… and, when you boil it down, it all about my tribe, my class, and my power networks, to grind my heel into your face.”
That Mosaic principle about “equality before the law” and “do not move the ancient landmarks”?
Nothing but mystical babble! It has no place in today’s strictly secular age!
But God sees, and God will judge.
And He could not care less about the religion of the wicked.
“Make the desert bloom.”