Assange is a convenient scapegoat for information that makes you feel uncomfortable. That's not anyone's problem but your own. I think the benefits to transparency and democracy far outweigh the risks of the information. The fact that freedom of speech and the press matters less to you than some vendetta against this guy is very telling.
I am not saying Assange is some angel, so don't put words in my mouth. I am saying he has the right to do what he is doing and the U.S. has no business trying to twist international law to stop him. Though it will obviously try, because it is a sovereign state actor trying to preserve its own interests.
High stakes blackmail? Care to elaborate on that one?
Blackmail: BBC News - Wikileaks' Julian Assange to fight Swedish allegations
Mr Stephens warned that the organisation held further secret material which it regarded as a "thermo-nuclear device" to be released if it needs to protect itself.
Originally Posted by donsutherland
"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke
Let's see if I get the "gist" of your argument, to wit; unless the united states allow secret and or confidential military and diplomatic papers open to the entire world (that includes al qaeda) the us will start incarcerating men who speak out against tainted milk? Is that your point? Really? I tell ya' what. I think the us is actually capable of protecting it's secrets, (well, perhaps not this regime) it's immature to simply think nations should not have them, and still allow men or even women to speak out against poisonous products. I actually think we can do both. Naturally I would think this, I'm a conservative.
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