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Monday, 06 December 2010 13:14

Wikileaks boss blackmails world

Written by Nick Farell
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Arrest me and the information goes out unfiltered
Wikileaks boss Julian Assange has threatened the world that if his rape case goes forward he will release a lot of government cables uncensored. The outfit managed to get support from people because it went through each file and deleted the names and addresses of people who might have their lives threatened by the publication of the information.

Assange, who claims that the US is out to get him, has threatened that if he is arrested he will release all that information without those protections in place. Bluntly he is holding the lives of American informers in Afghanistan hostage to make sure that he is not arrested for rape in Sweden.

The 1.3-gigabyte file, distributed through file-sharing services this summer and protected with an unbreakable 256-bit encryption key, contains full versions of all the U.S. documents received by WikiLeaks to date – including those that have been withheld from publication or have had names and details removed in order to protect the lives of spies, sources and soldiers.

Assange’s lawyer Mark Stephens warned that if Mr. Assange were to be brought to trial on rape accusations he faces in Sweden, or for treason charges that have been suggested by US politicians, he would release the encryption key.

He claims he is justified because WikiLeaks “been subject to cyberattacks and censorship around the world and they need to protect themselves ... This is what they believe to be a thermonuclear device in the information age.”

US politician Newt Gingrich, has called for the prosecution of Assange claiming that Assange is engaged in terrorism and should be treated as an enemy combatant. Of course Gingrich can say what he likes. Assange is not a US citizen and, because he did not steal the documents himself is protected under the U.S. Constitution’s free-speech provisions.

But the Swedish sex case is not like that. Neither would he have much luck if the spying charge was bought in his native Australia. But perhaps what is more alarming is that Assange is prepared to use Wikileaks in a bid to stop his arrest on something which is a private matter, in effect making him above any laws.

Nick Farell

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+19 #1 Freakazo_ 2010-12-06 13:57
If the rape case is infact true, I would dare call it collateral damage. Wikileaks is waging the first major war for Freedom since WW2.
He can be trailed for war crimes such as the rape charges after the war, but right now, he has a war to fight.

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"
 
 
+50 #2 Wolfdale 2010-12-06 14:14
its just a bit weird that every gov is suddenly at red alert and suddenly everyone seems to work together to stop this guy from sharing more info...

i think that these few fact should say enough allready,
this guy is onto something big and the govs know it, and they are gonna pull a lot out of the closet to get this guy to shut up,

wouldnt be surprised to see that "he tragically died in a traffic incident" in the next month,
or that "the stress got to him and he commited suicide"

i think its good that he filtered out names etc, at least hes showing respect to those people, cant say they show him the same
 
 
-40 #3 loadwick 2010-12-06 14:26
Quoting Wolfdale:
its just a bit weird that every gov is suddenly at red alert and suddenly everyone seems to work together to stop this guy from sharing more info...

i think that these few fact should say enough allready,
this guy is onto something big and the govs know it, and they are gonna pull a lot out of the closet to get this guy to shut up




ALIENS!!!

On a serious note though, there is a girl down my street i like, not sure if she is interested so are you saying all i need is some sensative cables and i am ok to rape her?
 
 
0 #4 Wolfdale 2010-12-06 14:30
Quoting loadwick:
On a serious note though, there is a girl down my street i like, not sure if she is interested so are you saying all i need is some sensative cables and i am ok to rape her?


i never said it justifies what he had done in his past, but if he was never sued or trialed for this, .. right now.. its not an issue at hand.. and thats what i ment with digging from the gov, they will do every possible thing to nail this guy, and well unfortunatly for him, he did have some "[censored]ups" in his past..

but at the end, like i said.. if this wasnt an issue before he was leaking info.. why do you think it suddenly is now..
 
 
+34 #5 Naterm 2010-12-06 14:37
It's not 'rape'. I think Assange is a douche but it's definitely not rape. A woman accused him of not wearing a rubber when he nailed here. Where I'm from, that's called Tuesday.
 
 
+9 #6 loadwick 2010-12-06 14:42
i totally agree, i was just being silly. The comment was more aimed at Freakazo_ too.

It is very 'convenient' how these sudden rape charges have just come to light isn't it. But i think he has the government over a barrel, if something does happen to him then things could get worse than they are now!

I am fully behind him though, there are some things that shouldn't come to light but very very few. The rest of the stuff should be for all to see and then maybe government officials would start and act a bit more professionally.

America is meant to be 'land of the free' and 'free speech' but you are one of the most censored and controlled countries around!
 
 
+17 #7 loadwick 2010-12-06 14:43
Quoting Naterm:
It's not 'rape'. I think Assange is a douche but it's definitely not rape. A woman accused him of not wearing a rubber when he nailed here. Where I'm from, that's called Tuesday.



Rape is such a strong word. I prefer 'Suprise Sex'.
 
 
+17 #8 DaRAGE 2010-12-06 14:44
That's even if the rape claim is true. IF it is he should be tried, HOWEVER, its just very fishy...

If the woman has accused him of not wearing a rubber, then thats half her problem too. She should have made sure there was one in use.

Seriously though. Wikileaks has only leaked 1,100 documents of the 250,000 documents to be released. And look what that's brought us.

Let me just say that he is fighting for his life. Governments have said he should be killed. There's an insurance file that will become public if they do.

Good on him i think.
 
 
+4 #9 loadwick 2010-12-06 14:49
I think America has lost its way. Two terms with G.W. Bush will do that but wasn't all down to him, its been happening for a long time. Clinton, who i thought was a great president, but he thought he was above the law. Almost anyone in power in America thinks they are above the law and should have immunity from everything!

A typical example of how America have got it so wrong is their obsessive disorder towards terrorism. 9/11 was a terrible day in American history (and i haven't ruled out some kind of US Government involvement) but, and please understand where i am coming from, 'only' 2000 people died. In the war on terror following so many more American's have died.

There was a guy in congress the other day....
 
 
+10 #10 loadwick 2010-12-06 14:55
with all the stats about the number of deaths in the last 10 years ie since 9/11, terrorism had X amount of deaths but the wars the US fort after there were 10 times that many. The deaths on the roads were a massive amount more. The deaths from gun crime was crazy compared to 9/11.

The only (i say 'only' but it was tragic loss of innocent lives and wouldn't wish it on anyone but relative to above...) reason you make such a massive deal about 9/11 is to get the public worked up so they can spend insane amounts of TAX money on the military. there are much better ways to spend that money if you just want to save lives!
 

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