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political dissident still held captive in London

Discussion in 'off topic' started by vuk, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    UK prosecutors admit destroying key emails in Julian Assange case

    "The Crown Prosecution Service is facing embarrassment after admitting it destroyed key emails relating to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy fighting extradition."

    Email exchanges between the CPS and its Swedish counterparts over the high-profile case were deleted after the lawyer at the UK end retired in 2014."

    this should be an embarrassment to the entire nation.
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  2. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    why is the font so big? not sure what the hell i did. sorry!
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    No matter the size of the font Assange remains a shifty two-faced propagandist of a highly partisan nature.

    I thought the rape charges had been lifted a good while back, so he is free to leave whenever he wants, but being an attention-seeker he’s staying put!
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  4. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    wikileaks has a 100% track record for accuracy. what you seem to object to are some of the "editorial" decisions in terms of control of what is made public. do you hold all other journalists to this same standard?

    in his interview, he actually addresses your concerns:
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  5. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    I thought Assange's weasel words in response to the #metoo campaign were most revealing.

    "Women, I will let you in on a male secret. Men know that constantly self-proclaiming male 'feminists' are often predatory sleaze bags.
    They are intensely disliked by other men because of their manipulative qualities and not, in general, because they are viewed to be sex traitors."

    Julian Assange
  6. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    i certainly don't approve of how he worded that or share the sentiment (i'm not even sure i fully understand what he's on about exactly), but it hardly excuses his treatment. that whole twitter world is a load of b****cks that i have no interest in.
    Still likes this.
  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Yes, 100% accuracy in revealing just one side in any argument. There is little doubt Assange won the election for Trump by placing damaging information on just one candidate into the public domain. It is also almost certain that information was hacked and passed to Assange by Russian sources, i.e. he was played like a chump by political forces looking to destabilise America. As such I just view him as a cheap propagandist who helped set back climate science, civil rights, equitable healthcare etc etc and made the world a far more dangerous place. If he meant well he was a blithering idiot, if not he is something far, far worse.
  8. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    in that interview, he comments on / responds to most of this. have you watched it?
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  9. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I’ll watch it later.
  10. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    I think Wikileaks has provided a genuine public interest service in blowing the whistle on shitheaded activities e.g. helicopter gun crews blithely slaughtering people.
    Assange certainly had good reason to fear being extraordinarily renditioned by the owner/operator of that very helicopter gunship.
    But he appears to have a significantly fcuked up attitude to women.

    Twitter is a tool, and like so many can be very useful once you get the hang of it.
    claire.fox taught me, so maybe she can help you.
  11. maxflinn

    maxflinn This Week I Am Max Kofi Annan!

    It's no surprise to hear the British regime did this. When the elites running the US regime shout jump they say how high.

    If Assange left the embassy he'd be arrested and shipped to the US where he'd remain incarcerated until his death, and he knows this only too well.
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  12. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    Surely he'd be feted as a hero for his role in helping Trump to defeat Hillary?
  13. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    Considering the documents were the responsibility of the CPS that's somewhat of an understatement.
  14. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    @ VUK: Assange is not being held captive in London. He chooses to live in the Ecuador Embassy and is free to leave whenever he wishes...
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  15. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    yes, of course. sorry to have mis-represented the situation. maybe you can get the authorities to edit what i posted.
  16. Andrew Hughes

    Andrew Hughes Member

    Minor point, but shouldn't the title be 'Ego monkey continues to hide out in embassy'? While the deletion of the email is slightly embarrassing, does anyone know how important they actually are/were? They could just be jurisdiction discussions for all we know. Even if the rape charges are dropped, Assange is still guilty of fleeing the country, and I 'm pretty sure the American extradition claim is rubbish too.
  17. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    Father Christmas appears grumpy this season.
  18. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    hey, don't blame me for that. the website that sold me avatar said it was adam smith. i'm still waiting for the refund.

    p.s. i see you've replaced the gerald ford pic -- did you get swindled too?
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  19. Still

    Still gyldengourd

    That wasn't Gerald Ford? It appears we have both become victims.
  20. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    at least we didn't get groped.

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