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Julian Assange, Week Two at the Ecuadorian Embassy

Kelly Vlahos reports on the WikiLeaks founder's quandary trying to escape extradition to the land of the free:

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks and simultaneously the most hated and most loved man on the planet, has entered his second week of residency at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, awaiting an answer to his surprise bid for asylum from the South American government.

Assange’s fans may be thinking right now that Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was all bluster when in an earlier interview with Assange, he intimated that he was a big supporter of WikiLeaks and that he didn’t get intimidated by neighborhood bullies like the U.S. when it comes to protecting his country’s sovereignty and independence. He’s now taking a long time to decide whether to let Assange in or leave him to the mercy of the London bobbies who will arrest the 41-year-old Australian the minute he walks out that door.


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I remember when Wikileaks first came to light

I was quite confused as to what to make of Julian Assange. I condemned his actions, but admired his daring and courage.

He spoke of conspiracies, such that I dismissed him as being like wild-minded theorists.

Then I encountered Ron Paul. I would soon learn the conspiracies Assange spoke of were not so much fanciful plots as they were the system we are fighting now. Now that I understand much more about what he was fighting against, I felt ashamed for being so easily led by the "journalists" - the people who had every opportunity to report the truth, and yet omitted certain truths to maintain their job integrity and the status quo. Misplaced nationalism, so-called "journalistic standards" and statism blinded me, but now I see better.

He is a hero to me, and is an unsung hero of my country. I hope that he achieves asylum, and finds refuge away from the system.

I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.

1. If THe US govt. gets it's

1. If THe US govt. gets it's slimy hands on Assange it will mean that basically every human being on planet earth is under US jurisdiction. The US will have become a proto-one world government. Even the old Soviet Union didn't have the arrogance to insist that every person in the world is subject to their laws.

2. Assange didn't actually break any American laws (not that it should matter since he is not American)


Great Article

I often wonder what Obama tells his daughters when he puts them to bed each night.
I wonder how they will judge their Dad when they're old enough to understand what passes for a day's work in his household.
Assange and Manning have done the world a great service - if there is true justice in the world, they will one day take a joint Nobel Peace Prize and that other usurper will be stripped of his.


Hope Assange gets asylum...he is a hero for exposing

the truth. Bradley Manning too.

Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies.
Ron Paul