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 October 23, 2019  Posted by at 12:31 pm Finance, Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,


Salvador Dali Self portrait 1921

 

On October 21 2019, Brexit became an entirely irrelevant issue. Or perhaps we should say it had already become that, but on that date it was exposed for all to see that it was. The parading into a courtroom of Julian Assange in London was all the evidence one could need that the UK government breaks its own laws as well as numerous international laws, with impunity. But that is not how the media reported on it, if it did at all.

And so, the core issue behind Brexit, i.e. who makes Britain’s laws, turned to nothing. If your government breaks its own laws all the time, what does it matter where those laws are made? They are meaningless anyway. Whether they come from Brussels or London make no difference if the government and judicial system don’t abide by them. Those million men marches for a Final Say look totally ridiculous once that reality sinks in.

I can’t get the picture of Julian Assange as he looked on Monday out of my head. I’ve written so much about him, tried so hard to find support for him, and now to see him withered away and perhaps not strong enough to see the end of his own extradition hearing is heartbreaking. So let’s go through the whole thing again; it’s not like I could write about anything else right now. I was thinking again yesterday about a song I used in an earlier article about Julian, I Fought the Law.

 

 

That is how the vast majority of people will see his case, that he fought the law and the law caught up with him. But that’s not at all what’s been happening. He doesn’t fight the law, he fights the lawless posing as the law. The only person who’s abided by the law the entire time this epic tragedy has now lasted has been Julian Assange (and his lawyers, and others who work with him, and former Ecuador president Correa). All the other players, the people who’ve been chasing, torturing and now murdering him have all broken the law consistently, one after the other, and in coordinated fashion. But they have the media on their side, and that’s how the story got turned upside down. Propaganda wins.

In 2010, Swedish police invented a rape allegation out of thin air and against the expressed wishes of the alleged victim. There’s the Swedish prosecutor who overruled his own peer who had ruled that the rape allegation was annulled and Assange was free to go the UK. Then the British prosecutor who released Assange on bail citing that fake Swedish allegation and then called him in without either country wanting to guarantee extradition to the US was off, subsequently keeping him locked in the Ecuador embassy for 7 years because of that same fake allegation without allowing him to travel to the country he’d been granted asylum in.

This was followed (after 7 years!) by the new Ecuador government that violated any and all international law by rescinding Julian’s asylum, but only after hiring a Spanish “security” company that recorded all of his -and all of his visitors’ – talks and phones etc., including client-lawyer and doctor-patient conversations that we all know are confidential -and for good reason- and up to and including Julian’s talks with his psychologist and swipes of everyone’s DNA, including his children. They even (live-) streamed all this confidential information to the CIA.

Next, the UK police arrested him inside another country’s embassy. And now he’s in a super high security prison for no apparent reason at all, after a judge (where do they find these judges in the UK, so eager to break their own laws?) said he was a risk to “abscond”. Even if that were true, how is that a reason for worse treatment than an A-level crazy terrorist, inflicted upon someone who’s never harmed a fly? And then Monday in court, a British court, it was a bunch of Americans who openly decided what should happen, as per Craig Murray who was there, and both the prosecutor and the judge complied.

 

What Assange practiced when he published “US war files” is called journalism. Which thank god is perfectly legal. Much of what those files reveal is not. What he did when he allegedly “skipped bail” in the UK is called requesting asylum. Also perfectly legal, a basic human right. He never broke a law. And that of course is why the Espionage Act was dusted off and applied to his case in a proverbial round peg/square hole fashion: they couldn’t find anything else to charge him with. And after so many laws have already been broken, what difference does one more make?

If you live in Britain and you think Brexit is a more important issue than Assange, you’re delusional. Nothing is more important to anyone in a society than a government torturing a man to death in broad daylight, a man who moreover has not broken a single law. We don’t even torture mass murderers, terrorists or child rapists to death anymore, at least not at home. But Julian Assange IS treated that way. And whether the UK will be a part of Europe or not, that is the country it has become. A lawless medieval banana republic.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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    Salvador Dali Self portrait 1921   On October 21 2019, Brexit became an entirely irrelevant issue. Or perhaps we should say it had already become
    [See the full post at: Assange Is The Only One To Abide By The Law]

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    zerosum
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    ” He doesn’t fight the law, he fights the lawless posing as the law.”

    Journalism is the production and distribution of reports on recent events. The word journalism applies to the occupation, as well as citizen journalists using methods of gathering information and using literary techniques. Journalistic media include print, television, radio, Internet, and, in the past, newsreels.

    The last thing that those in power want is to have the internet filled with journalist who are whistleblowers.
    Therefore, Assange is being used as an example to dissuade others.
    Other journalist have already picked up the baton.
    For example, TAE has been picking up the info from many journalist and passing it on.

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    Pelosi’s Son And Ukraine Fraud: How Deep Is This Rabbit Hole? A: Deeper Than MSM Says
    by Court Anderson October 4, 2019

    Its easy to find ways of self dealing when you have set up dummy organization to receive the money that you authorize as a highly placed gov. official.
    eg.: “transaction fees”, “administration costs”, “consulting fees”
    Talk to any accountant or any lawyer to learn how to set up any legal scam.

    Its all legal stealing. Its lawless posing as the law
    Remember what Biden said.
    There is no proof of wrong doing.

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    zerosum
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    Another example of carrying the torch.

    Its all legal stealing. Its lawless posing as the law
    Remember what Biden said.
    There is no proof of wrong doing.

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    Hundreds of American soldiers are remaining in Syria to occupy its oil reserves and block the Syrian government from revenue needed for reconstruction. Trump said openly, “We want to keep the oil.”
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    Dr. D
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    I guess we know who’s dangerous and who’s telling the truth. Not The Guardian, BBC, NYT, or CNN.

    If Assange was telling lies, there would be nothing whatsoever to fear: they would simply expose the truth. The only reason he could be treated in this manner is if everything he says is perfectly true. That being the case, the only reason reporters in CNN, BBC, NBC, NYT are free, celebrated, unpersecuted and get six figures is because everything they say is perfectly false. QED.

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    Dr. D
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    Of course no one believes that until it’s them. No one helps their neighbor until they fear for themselves. But what was it the all the Australian news companies said after abandoning him to death for 15 years?

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/22/medi-o22.html
    “Australian media companies protest government attacks on press freedom”

    Huh. Ain’t life funny. Fight now while you still have a chance. Tyranny doesn’t sleep, neither should you.

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    Diogenes Shrugged
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    I don’t suppose Assange’s lawyers could smuggle in a tiny microphone?

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