WikiLeaks Latest: Nobel Peace Prize For Assange? Social Networks Go Hostile

Wikileaks_logoThe single biggest story everywhere is the incredible saga surrounding WikiLeaks and larger than life leader Julian Assange, now languishing in a British jail. Among today’s headlines:

I want you to know, I am not defending Assange. I think he is a dirt bag. I think he is a dirt bag. He obviously has no problem using his 15 minutes of fame to sleep with anyone who is crawling.

But I have to tell you something, if you look at the people who are all lining up in defense of Julian Assange, and you see that these two are uber-leftists as well and you know the case that we have laid out over especially the last six months of bottom-up, top-down and inside-out, something is wrong.

I want you to know the government is lying to you. I have made a living out of the last two years telling you the government is lying. Julian Assange is not saying anything new. But why?

I go back to the beginning. Why is he being held up by the uber-left? And the same uber-left demonizes me. Well, maybe because I don’t want revolution. I just want honesty and integrity.
This guy believes in global chaos and bringing down the system. This man is different. And that — that is the problem. He is a dangerous man…

There’s lots more of course, to keep us entertained or, um, distracted from the major domestic issues of the day, like the Bush tax cuts for the rich being extended

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  • Cerebralcaustic

    In his now-deleted blog, Julian Assange claimed that Wikileaks was responsible for mass violence in Kenya: “1,300 people were eventually killed, and 350,000 were displaced. That was a result of our leak,”

    But, being a narcissist, he takes no responsibility for his actions…

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/aug/01/julian-assange-wikileaks-afghanistan

  • Andrew

    Yes, it’s remarkable how people who take no responsibility for the harm their policies do so often lecture others about taking responsibility for the harm their policies do, isn’t it?

  • Andrew

    Of course if that many people had been killed and displaced due to, say, the CIA revealing the hypothetical corruption of a hypothetical leftist Kenyan candidate, then the death would not be the fault of the CIA but the fault of the Kenyans who actually did the killing.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    That would definitely restore my faith in the institution. Information freedom and transparency for government and NGO alike are the fights of the 21st century…and love him or hate him…there’s one guy at the forefront of the fight.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    That would definitely restore my faith in the institution. Information freedom and transparency for government and NGO alike are the fights of the 21st century…and love him or hate him…there’s one guy at the forefront of the fight.

    • damg

      Did anyone read this? http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,602442,00.html
      now don’t be looking out your windows for the four horsemen once i say this but…
      i’m actually with Beck on this one in many ways. I am incredibly surprised to hear a story that seems to be low on the bias factor (in some places) on Faux News. After reading the story of Assange’s accusors in regards to the sex “crimes” it actually sounds ridiculous that the man is even being held for this. Although i do think just maybe he likes “the tail” a bit too much…I digress,
      Beck, however, is fully right when he says that for bad or good – Assange may be the man of the millennium in terms of social change. I say bring it.

      • that1guy

        Totally agree. but his analysis of Assange and accuser’s motives and the contextualization of those people’s acts as part of some anti-establishment insurrectionist conspiracy is what seem far-fetched to me. Can’t expect too much I guess.

  • that1guy

    For anyone who didn’t read or see Beck’s rant, seems like he is less defending Assange’s rights than calling the charges against him a false-flag op by the radical left(social democrats and anarchists) to add credibility to their claim that governments are entirely corrupt and need to be overthrown. And then he scrambles to separate his own views from that straw-man argument.
    Long story short more of the same from him…convoluted analysis based on fear and un-warrented speculation. Not outright condemnation, but not a vote of confidence in the least.

  • that1guy

    For anyone who didn’t read or see Beck’s rant, seems like he is less defending Assange’s rights than calling the charges against him a false-flag op by the radical left(social democrats and anarchists) to add credibility to their claim that governments are entirely corrupt and need to be overthrown. And then he scrambles to separate his own views from that straw-man argument.
    Long story short more of the same from him…convoluted analysis based on fear and un-warrented speculation. Not outright condemnation, but not a vote of confidence in the least.

    • dumbsaint

      Seems to me he just wants to keep his retard ‘champion of the truth’ act alive in the wake of seeing what one really looks like.

  • that1guy2

    IMHO the media spectacle around Assange’s alleged sex-crimes, from when he walked out on Shubert until now, is nothing new, except that maybe Assange and his team are playing the situation correctly, by refusing to acknowledge the validity of the alleged offense and forcing authorities to make the first move. This tactic can be used in a number of situations involving law enforcement. Refuse to help them as much as legally possible, and out of frustration or ignorance, they will probably make some mistakes(perhaps egregious) in the course of executing the law. Especially if you’re as big of a lightning rod as Assange.
    It’s easier for media, especially TV, to discuss what people are already familiar with, and right now, personality flaws, emotive arguments about security concerns, and speculations of conspiracy(establishment or otherwise) are a lot easier to discuss than the possible validity of Wikileak’s motives and actions. Forcing international enforcement to come and get him over something relatively absurd (there’s nothing funny about assault, even minor gray area cases, when it really happens) was a brilliant preemptive counter against the kinds of character damage a sex crime conviction(even a non-serious one) could have done.

  • that1guy2

    IMHO the media spectacle around Assange’s alleged sex-crimes, from when he walked out on Shubert until now, is nothing new, except that maybe Assange and his team are playing the situation correctly, by refusing to acknowledge the validity of the alleged offense and forcing authorities to make the first move. This tactic can be used in a number of situations involving law enforcement. Refuse to help them as much as legally possible, and out of frustration or ignorance, they will probably make some mistakes(perhaps egregious) in the course of executing the law. Especially if you’re as big of a lightning rod as Assange.
    It’s easier for media, especially TV, to discuss what people are already familiar with, and right now, personality flaws, emotive arguments about security concerns, and speculations of conspiracy(establishment or otherwise) are a lot easier to discuss than the possible validity of Wikileak’s motives and actions. Forcing international enforcement to come and get him over something relatively absurd (there’s nothing funny about assault, even minor gray area cases, when it really happens) was a brilliant preemptive counter against the kinds of character damage a sex crime conviction(even a non-serious one) could have done.

  • damg

    Did anyone read this? http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,602442,00.html
    now don’t be looking out your windows for the four horsemen once i say this but…
    i’m actually with Beck on this one in many ways. I am incredibly surprised to hear a story that seems to be low on the bias factor (in some places) on Faux News. After reading the story of Assange’s accusors in regards to the sex “crimes” it actually sounds ridiculous that the man is even being held for this. Although i do think just maybe he likes “the tail” a bit too much…I digress,
    Beck, however, is fully right when he says that for bad or good – Assange may be the man of the millennium in terms of social change. I say bring it.

  • that1guy

    Totally agree. but his analysis of Assange and accuser’s motives and the contextualization of those people’s acts as part of some anti-establishment insurrectionist conspiracy is what seem far-fetched to me. Can’t expect too much I guess.

  • Gay Man

    Arrested for having sex without a condom…

  • Gay Man

    Arrested for having sex without a condom…

  • Anonymous

    In April Beck adored Ron Paul, then he rejected him, and he douche-bagged the environmentalists, now he’s pro.
    He’s afraid of chaos.. in heavens name what more chaos can there be? The environment for suspicions lies within the authoritarian, hierarchical and patriarchical corporations and organisations which grows the seeds of convergent milieu of conspiracies..look at America, watch youtube, this is the age of linear communications and openness, of course people who’s overloaded with secrets fear that “chaos”.

    Eschatonists like Beck have nurtured their doomsday, along with the toxic evangelists for years, like Chip Berlet has investegated through his books, whenever the power seems to reach everyman, and Beck’s and likes losing their power-tools and sponsors, it’s “chaos”?

  • gondolfin

    In April Beck adored Ron Paul, then he rejected him, and he douche-bagged the environmentalists, now he’s pro.
    He’s afraid of chaos.. in heavens name what more chaos can there be? The environment for suspicions lies within the authoritarian, hierarchical and patriarchical corporations and organisations which grows the seeds of convergent milieu of conspiracies..look at America, watch youtube, this is the age of linear communications and openness, of course people who’s overloaded with secrets fear that “chaos”.

    Eschatonists like Beck have nurtured their doomsday, along with the toxic evangelists for years, like Chip Berlet has investegated through his books, whenever the power seems to reach everyman, and Beck’s and likes losing their power-tools and sponsors, it’s “chaos”?

  • Anonymous

    Seems to me he just wants to keep his retard ‘champion of the truth’ act alive in the wake of seeing what one really looks like.

  • dumbsaint

    If the Kremlin feels that way then why not offer the guy asylum?

  • Anonymous

    If the Kremlin feels that way then why not offer the guy asylum?

  • Anonymous

    If not for the leaks, more people would have died and be displaced. The leaks saved a lot more lives.

  • Anonymous

    If Wikileaks was active as it is now, the invasion of Afganistan and Iraq could have been avoided and much lives could have been spared on both sides.

  • 11Nov2011

    If Wikileaks was active as it is now, the invasion of Afganistan and Iraq could have been avoided and much lives could have been spared on both sides.

  • Andrew

    Yes, it’s remarkable how people who take no responsibility for the harm their policies do so often lecture others about taking responsibility for the harm their policies do, isn’t it?

  • Andrew

    Of course if that many people had been killed and displaced due to, say, the CIA revealing the hypothetical corruption of a hypothetical leftist Kenyan candidate, then the death would not be the fault of the CIA but the fault of the Kenyans who actually did the killing.

  • 11Nov2011

    If not for the leaks, more people would have died and be displaced. The leaks saved a lot more lives.

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