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      04-11-2019, 11:17 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by 340ix17 View Post
Unfortunate the people who know the least about Assange are the loudest and have the most contempt for the man.

1.) Sweden dropped the rape case back in 2017, it would be helpful if people actually did the minimum research needed to show this. Clearly, in order for him to represent himself the way the case would have required would have also forced him into a jeopardy of facing separate larger legal battles and extradition.

2.) He was not the one who put US forces in harms way through his releases. Repeatedly he sought to alert the State Department (then headed by none other than Hillary Clinton), in addition to the US Embassy in London, that access to unredacted government cables had been compromised through a source at the Guardian. To this day, DOS admits Julian contacted and spoke with them for more than 75 minutes, but yet this has does nothing to dispel the cloud over him

3.) Assange is a journalist, he publishes information which is provided to him through a variety of sources. He has been used as a pawn in a much larger global struggle for power. Those of you who are cheering his arrest may not like how this all ends... (think about what he knows, what it involves, and what type of 'discovery' must now be made public through the court proceedings.
So, publishing highly classified material that had the potential to cost thousands of lives makes him your hero?
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