29 Jun 2012

Mr. JULIAN ASSANGE - Paying for saying the truth

Mr. Julian Assange

Everybody knows who is Julian Assange: a courageous Australian man who spilled the beans about the dirtiness that happens behind the scenes concerning wars and political interests as a whole. Mr. Assange, funder of WikiLeaks - a site that denounces all means governments of all around the world use to get what they want, chiefly the United States - is almost 600 days detained without any legal charge in Great Britain! Yes, in England! The same country who in 2000 decided that the Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet should be freed (he was arrested in the UK at the request of Spain on murder charges).
 
So, we can see that the UK releases assassins (General Pinochet, Saajid Muhammad Badat, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, etc.) but imprisons a man who all he did is to show to the world how wars and conflicts are made - by writing on a web page!
WikiLeaks came on the spot and started a global debate over its role in the release of thousands of confidential messages about the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and the conduct of American diplomacy around the world. Almost at the same time, whilst WikiLeaks was disclosing all those secrets, Mr. Assange was accused of sexual assault in Sweden, embroiling him in a lengthy extradition battle.
By observing it, it’s easy to understand what is behind these accusations: the CIA.
I’m not into theory of conspiracy and I also not watch conspiratorial films, but by evaluating the kind of “damage” he caused to the US Government’s image is easy to understand why he was under house arrest without any charges against him. WikiLeaks brought the US up before the world by presenting facts of prejudicial interests to the American Government. Is it possible that an unknown man until a few years ago was accused of sexual assault in Sweden just after the information about Iraq and Afghanistan was leaked? Coincidence?
Such an attitude of Britain also exposes the power the US has over the UK and other “associates” like Australia. We see that the Australian Government does not do anything to - at least - try to protect its citizen. Australia looks more like a puppet of America that prefer to stay away from the case to go ahead and try to rescue Mr. Assange. It means that after being extradited to Sweden, if it is the case, for sure Mr. Assange will be bound for the US as soon as his “trial” finishes in Sweden - and he will never see the free world again.
 
It’s easy to figure out Mr. Assange being handcuffed and chained 23 hours per day with two marines on his heels, as if he was the most dangerous man in the world. Of course he would face a trial in the US, as well; a military one with no civil rights and, perhaps, in Guantanamo, a no one’s land where everything is possible.
By reading American and British newspapers such a The New York Times and The Guardian, is quite easy to see that there’s almost a common sense that Mr. Assange is a sort of “spy-terrorist-enemy” of the United States. The American press sees him as the worst man on word for disclosing thousands of secret documents on the Iraq War and Afghanistan. No one of them thanks Mr. Assange for blabbing to the world the dirtiness of interests behind the scenes that lead men to kill men.
There’s also rumours that a “secret grand jury hearing" in Alexandria - an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia - has been considering a Justice Department bid to charge Mr. Assange with espionage and other crimes... It actually sounds weird. Why a small town in the US would have interest in arresting an Australian man? By learning how the CIA works it is easy to understand how it will be handled: to receive the founder of WikiLeaks in American soil, it’s necessary to have an accusation against him so, the theatre was shaped up. It also demonstrates that as soon as Mr. Assange gets in the Swedish hands he will be passed on to American hands.
Mr. Julian Assange has denied all accusations and affirmed it is part of a conspiracy to silence him. A British court ruled in November 2011 that he could be extradited, and on 14th June 2012, the Supreme Court denied his final appeal and said that barring a last-minute intervention by the European Court of Human Rights, he would be on a plane to face his accusers by midnight on 7th July 2012.
About a week later, Mr. Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. According to statements from the embassy and officials in Quito, Mr. Assange wanted “protective asylum” from the Swedish and American governments.
Scotland Yard, the British Police, has said that Mr. Assange violated his bail conditions by seeking asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy and is subject to arrest when he leaves the embassy. In other words, he should stay quite and accept all allegations and should not use all his means to keep himself free, giving him in to the Britsh authorities (them to Sweden an so to the US).
In a statement, the British Foreign Office said Mr. Assange was “on diplomatic territory and beyond the reach of the police” as long as he remained in the embassy. If Ecuador denies his appeal for asylum, he will have to leave the embassy and will face arrest and imprisonment. On the other hand, Mr. Assange will have to make a run bound for Ecuador, evading the hands of the British police. Even so, it’s hard to believe that the United States would allow such a happening. It’s well known that the US does not respect treaties when it is of its interest and as Ecuador sees the United States as an empire avid for dominating the world, It’s possible to make an assumption that Mr. Assange would make a stop in some American airport due to “technical problems” in the airplane which would transport him to Ecuador.
 
Whilst Ecuadorean Government decides about Mr. Assange’s future, all the world just watch without any interest about what will happen to him. The only country which pictures Mr. Assange as the Evil, is the United States of America. The same country who invades countries to “impose its concept of democracy” and kill men in name of freedom.
The error of Mr. Assange? Not publish WikiLeaks before the wars; thousands of lives might be saved. However, kudos for him, after all, he exposed the truth behind the curtains of political decisions around the world.
I hope he may remain free and keep using his knowledge to reveal us what’s the real interest behind all wars.
As for Australia, Mr. Assange's motherland, keeps playing dead to please its master, the United States.
Thanks for reading.
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