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Breaking: Article by Julian Assange: Don't shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths

WIKILEAKS deserves protection, not threats and attacks.

IN 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide's The News, wrote: "In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win."

His observation perhaps reflected his father Keith Murdoch's expose that Australian troops were being needlessly sacrificed by incompetent British commanders on the shores of Gallipoli. The British tried to shut him up but Keith Murdoch would not be silenced and his efforts led to the termination of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.

Nearly a century later, WikiLeaks is also fearlessly publishing facts that need to be made public.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/wikileaks/dont-shoo...



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Absolutely. Don't shoot the messenger.

When truths such as Saudi Arabia is the largest funder of terrorism (which I already knew since they funded 9/11), then Americans have a right to know it.

When it is revealed that the Saudis tried to get the US to invade Iraq, I want to know it.

I'll bet there are things in there that would finally wake up the American Sheeples.

"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

I'm just holding my breath

hoping that Rand doesn't come out with some stupid neo-con slur against Julian Assange.

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

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Posted on my Facebook Wall

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Priceless...

Just used my mastercard to donate through wikileaks.ch

Seemed to go through with no issues. So far.

Now if only I could buy a book about wikileaks on amazon.

Peace

Try the Pentagon Papers

Or, you could buy a DVD of ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, a political thriller about Watergate.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Priceless...

Just used my mastercard to donate through wikileaks.ch

Seemed to go through with no issues. So far.

Now if only I could buy a book about wikileaks on amazon.

Peace

Insurance

The password for the insurance file is Gallipoli.

Hmmm...

makes sense.

Thanks for posting.

I was just reading this article.

I do stand behind RP on his TST this week - it is indeed the policy, as always - BUT I question alot who is Assange working for?

If it is true - because I have not read the cables - that Israel and it's atrocities are NOT part of it - does not that tell alot about who is behind it? I don't know. I just really wonder if something this big would get so much attention from the MSM etc if it were not carrying an agenda behind it.

I do not think Bradly Manning is a bad guy here at all BUT I do question Julian Assange and who if this is just a giant PsyOps.

Ron Paul is My President

whatever

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LOL

My apologies, Sunny, but this seems to be jstellar's standard response to the "Assange is psyop" arguments. Makes me laugh.

The medias only see personality politics and focus on intent.

Politicians are opportunists. The strive never to waste a crisis as they grasp for power.

The media focuses on the crisis and everything the politician will do for our own good.

Governments are run in secret, if politicians can get away with it.

A free press backed by a just society following the rule of law disrupts this unholy alliance.

Roam around www.antiwar.com, check out anti-war radio. You'll find Dr Ron Paul posts there. There I think you'll find they see things more clearly. That's what I've found for the last decade.

They've been digging in this dirt for a dozen years and they have yet to report any biases in wikileaks as has been suggested by some.

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Sunny, IMO, Assange and

Sunny, IMO, Assange and Bradly Manning are heroes. Assange is working for you and all the rest of us that value liberty. This country is still technically a Constitutional Republic. The US is a country of laws. As Ron Paul says, when truth becomes treason we are in serious trouble. We have reached a point of no return -- we can fight for liberty or tyranny -- choose sides, there are no bystanders.

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Assange

I have been accused of treason, even though I am an Australian, not a US, citizen. There have been dozens of serious calls in the US for me to be "taken out" by US special forces. Sarah Palin says I should be "hunted down like Osama bin Laden", a Republican bill sits before the US Senate seeking to have me declared a "transnational threat" and disposed of accordingly. An adviser to the Canadian Prime Minister's office has called on national television for me to be assassinated. An American blogger has called for my 20-year-old son, here in Australia, to be kidnapped and harmed for no other reason than to get at me.

He's the man.

So there you have it...

Ask who benefits from Assange's removal from this planet and you'll know who the threats are. Those that are trying to instill patriotism in Americans by making Assange out to be an anti-American cancerous threat aren't fooling anyone. They themselves are the real threats for fearing that a truth should be released. Is is all true? Who knows. We don't really have to know the truth. We only have to ask ourselves, "is this possible?" If we can ask this question, we are open minded. But, by the reactions of some high level US officials, we can only assume that they are hiding something and this in itself is, anyway you slice it, anti-American to the people of this great country. How much longer are we to be put on the back burner and filed as insignificant. Why must everything be on a need to know basis. For God's sake, we're funding everything. We should be the first to know where our money is going.
My $.02

He just leaked cables that were authored by others, not himself

Most of these cables serve the same purpose as a newsletter, they disseminate biased information toward diplomatic channels to sway opinion to further policy changes that benefit the US.