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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little John wrote:
UndercoverElephant wrote:
Little John wrote:
We should all be under no illusions, by now, the the "legal processes" we have hitherto come to rely upon as setting a limit on state actions, to the extent they ever really existed, are gone now.

The gloves are off, the veil has been lifted and no outcome is discountable.


Very hard to predict, but there's definitely a risk for his tormentors that the more badly they treat him, the worse will be the outcome for them too. He's not an enemy combatant, and he's not even a US citizen who has broken a US law. For the US to illegally detain and punish a person recognised by the UN as a political prisoner would go well beyond anything the US has previously done. Similarly, if he suffered some unusual "accident" the same would apply - too many people would be waiting for it to happen. I think the political price the US would pay would be too high even for them.

It seems more likely that they'll try to find some way to shut him up that doesn't involve incarcerating him, if that is possible. Their best bet is to try to minimise the future damage he can do, perhaps by offering to leave him alone if he agrees to shut up.
The British ruling class has been holding him as a political prisoner for years on behalf of its Yank master. That same British ruling class is currently engaged in a false flag with two Russians, one of which is a Russian citizen. - effectively holding them hostage - denied access to consular services and, in the case of the daughter, denied access to even extended family members who wish to visit her. Meanwhile, the Yanks are currently digging in with bases in Syria in direct contravention of the wishes of the Syrian state and in direct contravention of any international rules. and, in the last few days, a blatent false flag in the form of yet another "chemical attack by the Syrian state" is being perpetrated by the Yanks and their cover on the ground the "white helmets". Simultaneously, the Israelis have used this as a pretext to shell Syrian government positions......

(allegedly)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://thoughtleader.co.za/bertolivier/2018/04/09/julian-assange-and-injustice/
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UndercoverElephant wrote:
http://thoughtleader.co.za/bertolivier/2018/04/09/julian-assange-and-injustice/


Excellent, thanks UE.

This Slavoj Žižek mentioned there seems like a good guy, despite writing for The Guardian occasionally. Laughing

Does anyone know the best source for his articles?
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of interesting posts at Automatic Earth:

I am Julian Assange

Have we all been silenced?
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Assange travesty is coming to a head, I suspect.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emordnilap wrote:
The Assange travesty is coming to a head, I suspect.

In the sense that he will leave the Embassy, be arrested for breach of bail conditions probably go to jail for a couple of years and then be released.

I did deal with some people who escaped from the UK to Zimbabwe who were living in the Zimbabwean embassy. The courts were quite surprised because they were subject to port alerts.
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