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08.12.2010

The Julian Assange affair looks like a Smith and Jones gag

In the news: Julian Assange.
   While the prosecutor in Sweden is denying it, the lesson here seems to be: publish a Wikileak naming anti-Taliban Afghan sources and risk getting them killed, and nothing happens to you. Publish a Wikileak embarrassing the United States, and get the whole media talking, while you’re charged with rape.
   I’m not happy about the earlier leak because it shows gross irresponsibility on the part of a website that is, effectively, a media outlet. I reckon they should be held accountable for that. But this time, I’m sorry: red diplomatic and corporate faces are far less serious.
   Without undermining what the two Swedish women allegedly went through, which is either connected to the leaks through political pressure or sheer bad timing, this whole affair reminds me of one gag in the old Alas Smith and Jones sketch show.
   In it, Mel Smith, as the newsreader, briefly reads an item about a terrible tragedy in México where thousands had died, but ‘it didn’t matter because they didn’t speak English,’ and emphasizes another where an Englishman was assaulted over an argument about the cut of his suit.
   Put some Afghans’ lives at risk, ‘it doesn’t matter because they don’t speak English,’ but embarrass some diplomats and rich guys, and it’s a big deal, sexual assault charges or not.
   All because some English speakers have red faces. Oh, how we love flexing our muscles.
   I’m not much of a fan of these wiki-style sites, even if I run one, but Assange might become a bigger name than the diplomats realize, a cause célèbre for free speech. Already the first hearing in England suggests as much.
   The establishment may be closing in on him, with Visa rejecting payments, and a Swiss bank saying no to Assange opening a bank account. Anyone who has loved the “young loner on a crusade”-type stories (you can tell I watched Knight Rider) might find an unlikely hero in Assange—Jemima Khan, Ken Loach, and John Pilger (who himself is no stranger to fighting on the little guy’s behalf) have.

PS.: The credit card company was not Visa, but Mastercard.—JY

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Filed under: humour, internet, media, politics, Sweden, UK—Jack Yan @ 10.22

3 Responses to ‘The Julian Assange affair looks like a Smith and Jones gag’

  1. Jenny says:

    Great blog. Sums up how I feel about the situation. I can’t support secrets being leaked on the internet look that, especially if it compromises safety. I do not think his arrest is coincidence.

  2. Jack Yan says:

    I agree, Jenny. There’s a lot of hypocrisy in the way his case has been handled—how many other notorious people can open Swiss bank accounts or have a Visa merchant account maintained? Even if he comes across as a bit of a dick, there’s little doubt in my mind that Assange is being singled out.

  3. THE says:

    It is vital to send this document to as many people as possible, because other countries have a copy, and I waive all copyright on this article.

    There are American citizens who think that the founder of Wikileaks Public Information News Service is a traitor; others think that he is a hero; and yet others who think that he is just an ordinary person committed to a better world.

    The American Government is entirely to blame for this scenario, which is the result of Incompetence, Complacency, or Deliberate Design.

    WikiLeaks may in fact have done America a favour by preventing a new wave of potential spies against America, or stifling the work of existing spies against America.

    It is a natural but wrong human reaction to try to shift the blame away from ourselves and on to others.

    Many people are greatly distressed over this regrettable incident, because they see an innocent person who is being persecuted and slandered as a deviant because he is working for a better world.

    There is no need to guess that the Dictators of Britain, America, and the Nazis of Europe will use the instruments of the State to cover up their incompetence, their complacency, their being unfit for the job entrusted to them by the gullible American Voters, their scheming, their injustices, and their criminality.

    Their instruments are bad; and they have up till now resorted to slander, denial of internet services, and consideration of false charges.

    Motivated by malice, the American Dictators are encouraging the American public to think of the founder of WikiLeaks as a traitor to be hated and denied his legitimate Rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

    This highly illegal and treasonous action of censoring Free Speech, the Cornerstone of the American Constitution, is occurring at this time, because the American Constitution is despised by the Dictators of America.

    The consequences will be less Human Rights and the total contempt for Rule of Law, in order to set up a Military Dictatorship in America.

    This could have been prevented if the elected Representatives of the American people had respected the American Constitution.

    The American Citizen suspected by the American Government in regard to this matter has acted because of his conscience, and realizing that the Nuremburg Trials said that the excuse of taking orders from superiors is not legitimate.

    This person was indoctrinated with the thoughts of America being noble, honest, and having pure motives along with the highest form of Democracy known to Humankind.

    He found that the reality was far different, and he found the situation intolerable because of the guilty secrets he was keeping, and only found relief because of the hope, and then the eventuality of sharing these guilty secrets with Wikleaks, because he knew that Wikileaks cared.

    This prisoner of conscience leaked the files because of the constant nagging of his refined and sensitive conscience based on the Nuremberg Statement that became louder And LOUDER until he could no longer contain it.

    However, his Lawyer may advise him not to mention any of that, because the American Jury will be stacked with disguised modern day America Nazis, and the Judge will promise leniency if he admits to being a traitor.

    We cannot condone it if the prisoner of conscience lies by saying that he is a traitor; however, we should not condemn him either because once again his treacherous Government has placed him in a very difficult situation.

    He will have to think of how his family will receive employment if he decides to tell the truth of how his conscience gave him no rest until he freed himself of guilty secrets that he could no longer keep.

    We all know that the accused person has a support network, and that the City of Berkeley wants to award an Honour to the accused American Citizen, because he and the founder of Wikileaks cannot get the Nobel Peace Prize until next year.

    It is interesting that the American Government cannot pass a Constitutional Law to limit the free speech of Americans.

    If the American Government did pass a law to limit the Free Speech of Wikileaks, then it is saying in effect that non-Americans are considered by America to be second class Citizens.

    It is an old tactic by the unprincipled that if you cannot rubbish the message, then rubbish the messenger with slander and State Sponsored Terrorism by using the corrupt Judicial System of a country, and make sure it is labelled Democracy or International Community.

    The Dictators of America are biased and deliberately lying, because firstly they are Corrupt Lowlifes, and secondly they are too stupid for the jobs that the American Voters have entrusted them with.

    Wikileaks is like a Teacher that is Supervising Grade 1 Primary School Children, and we all know that if there were no supervision by the Teacher, then it would not be beneficial for the children or the society.

    The only way to ensure that the Grade 1 Primary School Children do not steal from the canteen; that they do their work, and that they obey the rules is for their to be a teacher to supervise them.

    That is what the Corrupt, Bribed, and Intimidated Mainstream Media should have been doing all along, but they would ignore and even persecute the whistleblowers because of Government orders given to them.

    As we all know, such as situation would create a demand for what can be loosely but incorrectly termed a black market to ensure liberty, freedom, democracy, and performance based accountability from the Government and from the Public Service.

    These Wikileaks Undiplomatic American Cables were available to 3 million Americans, and Wikileaks has encouraged the Buffoons and Full On Retards in the American State Department to be more careful with their material.

    We have seen certain American Politicians placing an Imperialist version of a Fatwa on an Independent Journalist who works for the Wikileaks Volunteer Funded News Service.

    The American Main Stream Media has no shame and they display their audacity by saying that the founder of Wikileaks is paranoid, because of his experiences with Britain, America, and Sweden.

    Others have said that he has Delusions of Grandeur, because it is grand to serve other people, but the Dictators of America think that being Public Servants is Delusional compared to lying and stealing from the Public.

    The Dictators of America along with their Puppet Corrupt and Bribed America Main Stream Media are accusing the founder of Wikileaks of not being a Journalist.

    We all know that the founder of Wikileaks is an advocate for Truth and Justice, and so he is adequately qualified as a Journalist to comment on material, and to publish material in the Public Interest.

    We all know that the few of the many American Dictators are publicly asking for an Imperialistic version of a Fatwa were really speaking for most American Dictators, both Republicans and Democrats.

    The America Democrats like Resident of the Whites’ House Barack Obama, and Presidents Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton have not publicly asked for an Imperialist version of a Fatwa only because of how it would look for that Nobel Peace Prize Buyer Barack Obama.

    The American Statute on Espionage is very broadly drafted and it says that it is an offence to Gather, Transmit, or Receive Defence Information, and to do this while having Reasons to Believe that that information will be used to hurt America or help foreign countries.

    The only way to have these incompetent, complacent, and stupid idiots defend the interests of American Citizens is to have all American Secrets made Public, and for them to be supervised by the Public just like a Teacher supervises Children.

    Obviously, this means that nearly anyone in this world is Innocent of any trumped up charge of Espionage against America, because most people have GOOD Reasons to Believe that that Disclosed Information will be used to HELP America.

    All American Politicians know they number of American and non-American lives were put in danger because of President George W Bush’s lies on Iraq, and how they were deprived of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, but they hypocritically keep very silent on that matter.

    We all know that the Dictators of America know all this, but they are not honest enough to admit it, and so they will go looking for Scapegoats for their incompetence, their treason against the America people, and to cover up their criminality.

    All those involved in the Wikileaks affair have made the Buffoons in the America Political and Public Service System more accountable.

    This embarrassing revelation will actually prod some of these Criminals and Buffoons to be slightly more interested in the Law and their jobs, and that may make a few of them do their jobs better.

    Do any of you remember President George W Bush and his lies concerning Iraq, and I wonder how many Americans are saying where was Wikileaks when we needed them?

    All American Politicians know they number of American and non-American lives were put in danger because of President George W Bush’s lies on Iraq, and how they were deprived of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, but they hypocritically keep very silent on that matter.

    It is the same situation now, because one set of corrupt lowlifes who are incompetent and stupid, have been replaced by the Hope and Change lowlifes who are incompetent and stupid.

    It would not surprise too many people of All Colours to think that the term Hope and Change began as that Dope is Strange, but we cannot say that, so we will say Hope and Change.

    The only way to make these corrupt lowlifes incompetent stupid idiots do their jobs is to have them supervised by Alternative Media since the American Main Stream Media have been bribed to cover up for the Dictators of America.

    All the people who are responsible for Wikileaks publications of the American Undiplomatic Cables should be given the Nobel Peace Prize.

    We have seen certain American Politicians placing an Imperialist version of a Fatwa on an Independent Journalist who works for the Wikileaks Volunteer Funded News Service.

    The American Main Stream Media has no shame and they display their audacity by saying that the founder of Wikileaks is paranoid, because of his experiences with Britain, America, and Sweden.

    Others have said that he has Delusions of Grandeur, because it is truly grand to serve other people with unselfish and pure motives.

    However, the Dictators of America think that serving others is Delusional compared to lying and stealing from the Public.

    The Dictators of America along with their Puppet Corrupt and Bribed America Main Stream Media are accusing the founder of Wikileaks of not being a Journalist.

    We all know that the founder of Wikileaks is an advocate for Truth and Justice, and so he is adequately qualified as a Journalist to comment on material, and to publish material in the Public Interest.

    We all know that the few of the many American Dictators are publicly asking for an Imperialistic version of a Fatwa were really speaking for most American Dictators, both Republicans and Democrats.

    The America Democrats like Resident of the Whites’ House Barack Obama, and Presidents Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton have not publicly asked for an Imperialist version of a Fatwa only because of how it would look for that Nobel Peace Prize Buyer Barack Obama.

    The American Statute on Espionage is very broadly drafted and it says that it is an offence to Gather, Transmit, or Receive Defence Information, and to do this while having Reasons to Believe that that information will be used to hurt America or help foreign countries.

    The only way to have these incompetent, complacent, and stupid idiots defend the interests of American Citizens is to have all American Secrets made Public, and for them to be supervised by the Public just like a Teacher supervises Children.

    Obviously, this means that nearly anyone in this world is Innocent of any trumped up charge of Espionage against America, because most people have GOOD Reasons to Believe that that Disclosed Information will be used to HELP America.

    We all know that the Dictators of America know all this, but they are not honest enough to admit it, and so they will go looking for Scapegoats for their incompetence, their treason against the America people, and to cover up their criminality.

    All those involved in the Wikileaks affair have made the Buffoons in the America Political and Public Service System more accountable.

    This embarrassing revelation will actually prod some of these Criminals and Buffoons to be slightly more interested in the Law and their jobs, and that may make a few of them do their jobs better.

    Do any of you remember President George W Bush and his lies concerning Iraq, and I wonder how many Americans are saying where was Wikileaks when we needed them?

    It is the same situation now, because one set of corrupt lowlifes who are incompetent and stupid, have been replaced by the Hope and Change lowlifes who are also incompetent and stupid.

    It would not surprise too many people of All Colours to think that the term Hope and Change began as that Dope is Strange, but we cannot say that, so we will say Hope and Change.

    The only way to make these corrupt lowlifes incompetent stupid idiots do their jobs is to have them supervised by Alternative Media since the American Main Stream Media have been bribed to cover up for the Dictators of America.

    Those who are responsible for Wikileaks publications of the American Undiplomatic Cables should be given the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Private First Class Bradley Manning may lie and say that he is a traitor to the right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness for his fellow Americans.

    This is because he is imprisoned in the Middle East where American Constitutional Law does not apply for him.

    He may be tortured into signing a false confession of treason in order to make it appear that the American Government is Honest and Pure.

    The American Government firstly placed Private First Class Bradley Manning by not teaching all School Children that America is an Evil and Lying piece of Nazi Filth that pretends to be Honest and Pure.

    Secondly, after Private First Class Bradley Manning served his country, he found a profound moral conflict of interest, because of what he saw and read on the American State Department files.

    He had this knowledge; either for better or worse, and it would remain with him for the rest of his life, as would his highly refined and sensitive conscience.

    At this stage, their does not appear to be any financial incentive for his alleged actions.

    Thirdly, they unnecessarily removed him away from American soil and placed him in a jail in a Middle Eastern country, where they know how to use torture to extract a false confession contrary to American Law and the American Constitution.

    The question remains is why was the Rendition of Private First Class Bradley Manning to the Middle East was necessary, except to torture him into lying that he is a traitor to his fellow American Citizens.

    This prisoner of conscience leaked the files because of the principles based on the Nuremberg Statement, and especially because of constant nagging of his refined and sensitive conscience and that became louder And LOUDER until he could no longer contain it.

    However, his Lawyer may advise him not to mention any of that, because the American Jury, if there is a Jury, will be stacked with disguised modern day American Nazis, and the Judge will promise leniency if he admits to being a traitor.

    The prisoner of conscience is a true American Patriot, but he may be pressured into saying that he is a traitor to America; because once again his treacherous Government has placed him in a very difficult situation.

    He will have to think of how his family will receive employment if he decides to tell the truth of how his conscience gave him no rest until he freed himself of those guilty secrets that he could no longer keep.

    We all know that the accused person has a support network, and that the City of Berkeley wants to award an Honour to the accused American Citizen, because he and the founder of Wikileaks cannot get the Nobel Peace Prize until next year.

    There are many American Citizens who think that those main players who are responsible for Wikileaks publications of the American Undiplomatic Cables should be given the Nobel Peace Prize.

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