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Politico: Ron Paul Stands Up for Julian Assange

In a free society we're supposed to know the truth,” Paul said. “In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it.”

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BRITAIN'S DOUBLE STANDARDS

I agree, Democracy depends on information and that is what Wikileaks gives us, not the lies of WMD in Irak and the half-truths peddled by The Pentagon and The State Department.

Britain's role in the Wikileaks affair is particularly abhorrent. Some of us still remember how the UK shamefully refused to extradite Argentinian commander Alfredo Astiz after the fall of Port Stanley (The Falkland Islands) to Sweden. This was despite the fact that he had killed a 17-year old Swedish girl and tortured two French nuns to death in Argentina's 'Dirty War'. Both Sweden and France wanted to bring him to book but were denied the opportunity. Now, almost thirty years later, Britain seems only too happy to hand over Assange to Sweden on a highly dubious rape charge—presumably as a preliminary to a one-way flight to Guantanamo.

as a UK national

I want to take this opportunity to voice my embarrassment and shame with the developments today wherein Mr Assange has been arrested in the UK. Not because he was arrested as per the obviously phoney US-government's politically motivated Euro warrant, but because the UK is a lap dog and I fear for his safety as it is quite clear he will be extradited to the US via Sweden.

As RP says, one day the people will have to rise up and it maybe .. hopefully sooner than we all think.

Somebody may have already

Somebody may have already said this but it has really been bugging me.

When classified information is leaked, it is by definition made public. There is nothing wrong with publishing public information. Publishing public information is exactly what Julian Assange is doing with Wikileaks, the information was once classified but has since been leaked, i.e. is now public. The information is embarrassing, but by law information can not be classified simply to hide embarrassing or illegal activity.

It seems to me that folks attempting to shutdown wikileaks are violating the law. I hope the justice department is investigating why Julian's site has been attacked by the U.S. Government. It looks like if any crimes have been or are being committed it is on the part of the U.S. Government, first by making classified information public, second by harming a person publishing public information (that is harming a person without due process), third it is possible that the information was classified only to hide embarrassing or illegal activity.

Poll: Support Assange

A Poll in my local online community "shopper" paper has 80% voting to prosecute Assange. Vote now to register your vote in favor of Assange. The poll is in the upper right hand corner of the index page of the CSI media website (CSI Community Shoppers). Be like Ron Paul

http://www.communityshoppers.com/

Michael Nystrom's picture

I did my part - 75.9%

22-5 against now. Brings it down to 75.9%

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reedr3v's picture

Me too. Out of 37 votes, 22 are for

prosecution.

key voice for peace

Wikileaks brought wars to the front of the attention of the whole world - that in itself is a true blessing for human race.

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You're right, legalize

Until people begin to sense the horror of what we are doing to other innocent people, we are doomed to bring it all on ourselves.

Recipe for a Revolution:
1) Turn off the TV
2) Ignore the MSM
3) Get out of debt and try to live sustainably without such a reliance on FRNs
4) Quit your government job
5) Boycott Big Pharma however you can.

Imagine if everyone started doing that.

I am fully with Dr. Paul on this.

In fact, Wikileaks may just SAVE some American lives when the citizens find out about what the rotted government has in mind for further military adventurisms.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Me too

Ron is far, far ahead in his wisdom.
Wikileaks save lives. Agreed.
End war.

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

Ron Paul,a principled man of

Ron Paul,a principled man of courage.

"A patient pursuit of facts, and cautious combination and comparison of them, is the drudgery to which man is subjected by his Maker, if he wishes to attain sure knowledge." --Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.VI, 1782

13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he shall hate the one, and love the other, or else he shall lean to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and riches. - Luke 16

reedr3v's picture

et tu, SNL?

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I have one question

If our government can shut down Wikileaks, then how does Al Qaeda stay online?

Nova Scotia

hahaha very good question...

hahaha very good question...

SteveMT's picture

al-Queda is funded by us. Why would we want to do that?

They must be our good buddies with a story like this.

Wikileaks: Saudis 'chief funders of al-Qaeda'
Private individuals in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states friendly to the United States are the chief source of funding for al-Qaeda, the Taliban and other terrorist groups, according to leaked US diplomatic cables.
10:31PM GMT 05 Dec 2010

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/8182847/...

Excellent question!

Excellent question!

Julian Assange is a terrorist

Julian Assange is a terrorist

```the independent```

"Most people prefer to

"Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one’s self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all." --Michael Rivero, http://whatreallyhappened.com/

The state lies in all the tongues of good and evil, and whatever it says is lies, and whatever it has, it has stolen, everything it is, is false, it bites with stolen teeth, and it bites often, it is false down to its bowels.— Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Also Sprach Zarathustra [1896]

"Truth, for the tyrants, is the most terrible and cruel of all bindings; it is like an incandescent iron falling across their chests. And it is even more agonizing than hot iron, for that only burns the flesh, while truth burns its way into the soul" — Lauro Aguirre

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Tom Rankin

LOL, that is not even a

LOL, that is not even a useful Ad Hominem.

yes - he is a "terrorist" to traitors and sheeple

x

glad to see you put some thought into that statement

must be a comfy little world you live in...

this is the same guy

this is the same guy who posted this crap:
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/150798

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Steve Cooper has Pneumonia

AND I GUESS IT HAS GONE INTO THAT NEOCON'S HEAD!

http://theconservativemonster.com/2010/12/03/leftist-ron-pau...

For The Power of The Republic!

I don't know how you can go

I don't know how you can go to that site. That man is so hate filled he doesn't even make sense.

Like he doesn't realize that his neo-con thought processes are that of a liberal conservative. But they can play as wolf in sheep's wool, pretending they are real conservatives.

Seriously I only go look at his site when people link it. But that guy called me a freaking terrorist because I didn't agree with him the last time I posted there. I mean really... a terrorist?

Heck Id prefer Hannity over him ANY DAY.

I go there...

Because I want to send info from Neo-Con Cooper to Ron Paul supporters to warn you about Cooper and his fellow neocons who actually are with the global elite and the false left-right paradigm trying to see the death of American Sovereignty. Everytime I see him attack Dr. Paul, you here at D-P need to know about it.

Like this...for example...

http://theconservativemonster.com/2010/12/06/wikileaks---pol...

I was tipped off by one of the Monster fans that some loser called Subvet on the Conservative Forum was ridiculing this site due to my posts on the Russian threat? Well Poland seems to be very worried about Russia, unlike this so called Navy Sub Vet?

I guess this Sub Vet was busy giving blow jobs on the submarine rather than paying attention to the Russian threat. This is why we are in such deep trouble. Idiots like this were in the military and he has no clue about national security or maybe he is just another traitor. We are deeply infiltrated on all levels and this is just another sign when so called Vets have no clue about the danger we are facing from Russia and China.

After reading this article you will know why the Russians want NATO disbanded and so does Ron Paul? Gee, isn't that interesting PAUL FANS?

But if you post anything pro Ron Paul...YOU GET CENSORED!

For The Power of The Republic!

Again I say: President Paul is speaking to the PRINCIPLE...

For those of you who think Dr. Paul is defending the supposed material which FEW will actually to read, the grist of the latest media disinformation the CFR is running with, I repeat:

President Paul is speaking to the PRINCIPLE...

As Ron Paul speaks to the principle, keep in mind that he is careful not to enter the discussion of the reliability of the specific data. He is taking this opportunity, as he wisely, and always does, to remind us of principle above expediency!

I have rarely if ever seen him attempt to unravel what is hidden, such as the specifics of the accuracy of the material being released, or the level to which it may be already co-opted!

He has been and continues to be, the voice of reason, the heart and soul of liberty, a wise and experienced statesman!

He stands therefore head and shoulders above all, including Napolitano, in America's need for a constitutional president!

He is beyond 'a man of the century'!

Do not be distracted by this barrage of non-information, the airing of the Payton places of foreign policy, the grist of political soap operas! For they have been designed to distract us from the for more important task immediately at hand... the precinct battles leading up to the nomination process for our next president... Dr. Ron Paul.

Precinct battles and party re-org meetins are already underway, and the evidence points directly to the fact that the party has not learned, the Tea Party has been co-opted, and the same old same old party hacks are right back to cheating and lying to protect their turf for the globalists, the CFR.

Only one thing the CFR and the DNC and the RNC fears... and that is if we all dropped the distractions, the disinformation and total garbage being run through congress for us to bow down and remonstrate before... and instead, we descend upon the precincts, the county parties, and the state parties with a renewed vigor and growth built upon the huge gains, experience, and scars of the past three years.

You can be sure the CFR, DNC, RNC, and each state organization dedicated to the nomination process, are not bogged down in distraction, but the Gingrich's, Palin's, Romy's, Huck's, Clinton's, and Barry Soetero's of this age of tyranny, are already preparing for the fight for the nomination, and an alternate plan of separating from the party for a third party split strategy, with all the media, should a Paul gain the nomination.

Are you ready for that eventuality? It is upon us NOW!

To that end we hope to bring before the DP a possible strategy designed by the combined efforts of leaders coming out of the RP movement for liberty... and this in a manner which will be reproducible, 'clonable', and doable, for any precinct, county, or state patriot.

Only by seizing the moment, with the precious time and resources at our disposal, without wasting money or time and effort chasing the ghosts of tyranny, and lies and half truths of a corrupt congress any further, will we be able to conserve the resources to prevail!

Prevail we must, and prevail we shall, as the true God of nature and Nature's God is our witness, just as He was for our forefathers!

Thank you

for writing what you wrote so eloquently about our beloved statesman Dr. Ron Paul.

He is indeed doing just that. As always. A man of Principle.

He always brings it home where it belongs.

Ron Paul is My President

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