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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Please elaborate. You'll find that the Wikileaks have shown our UK politicians pretending to the UK public that they wouldnn't kowtow to US interests and then going and doing just that for the Iraq inquiry or trying to play up the "Special Relationship."

    One thing Assange has done well is expose British leaders as liars and more interested in protecting US interests when there is any conflict with UK interests.
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    What special relationship? No such thing.
    We should thank Julian for exposing this unfairly balanced give-take disgrace of a alliance with the United States where it takes and does nothing for UK apart from putting our soldiers on the front line for US interest.
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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    He is an enemy of the state, when he claimed that he was going to hyperfocus on the US and leak crap that would get our troops killed, he became as bad as a terrorist in my eyes.
    No offense intended here, but the leak of the footage from the helicopter in 2007 is something that the U.S. government should/could have dealt with years ago...and didn't.

    I love our military as much as anyone, but we should not be covering up wrongdoing by our armed forces. That serves no public interest.

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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    In fact, the US has done nothing improper.
    This claim is a bit of a reach. When we posture that we're going to prosecute this man under the 1917 espionage act, and put pressure on our allies to arrest him, that's improper, in my book, at least. When conservatives rage publicly that the man should be killed for embarrassing us, that makes us look like complete morons. When he's labeled a "terrorist" for releasing this information, good grief, we've lost our goddamn minds.

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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Please elaborate. You'll find that the Wikileaks have shown our UK politicians pretending to the UK public that they wouldnn't kowtow to US interests and then going and doing just that for the Iraq inquiry or trying to play up the "Special Relationship."

    One thing Assange has done well is expose British leaders as liars and more interested in protecting US interests when there is any conflict with UK interests.
    From an "historical" perspective uk and us interests have been "essentially" the same thu most of the 20th century. Perhaps you were unaware. I suggest reading a history book or two.
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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    This claim is a bit of a reach. When we posture that we're going to prosecute this man under the 1917 espionage act, and put pressure on our allies to arrest him, that's improper, in my book, at least. When conservatives rage publicly that the man should be killed for embarrassing us, that makes us look like complete morons. When he's labeled a "terrorist" for releasing this information, good grief, we've lost our goddamn minds.


    For embarrasing us? How about for giving information to the enemy that puts our troops in greater danger.
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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    No offense intended here, but the leak of the footage from the helicopter in 2007 is something that the U.S. government should/could have dealt with years ago...and didn't.
    You mean the "Civillians" who were running for guns and what not, that were correctly lit up?


    I love our military as much as anyone, but we should not be covering up wrongdoing by our armed forces. That serves no public interest.

    We don't.
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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    For embarrasing us? How about for giving information to the enemy that puts our troops in greater danger.
    .....not to mention the afghani collaborators and their families who al qaeda is currently hunting down as we speak.
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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    You mean the "Civillians" who were running for guns and what not, that were correctly lit up?

    Got proof that they were running for guns and what not? And what about the news crew that got killed?


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    We don't.
    It's been done before.

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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    For embarrasing us? How about for giving information to the enemy that puts our troops in greater danger.
    I keep hearing this phrase. How, precisely, were our troops endangered? Give me some specifics, Rev.

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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I keep hearing this phrase. How, precisely, were our troops endangered? Give me some specifics, Rev.
    Is this really that hard to comprehend for you? source
    U.S.: WikiLeaks release a hit list for al-QaidaBy Sharon Theimer - The Associated Press
    Posted : Tuesday Dec 7, 2010 11:25:36 EST

    WASHINGTON — In a disclosure of some of the most sensitive information yet revealed by WikiLeaks, the website has put out a secret cable listing sites worldwide that the U.S. considers critical to its national security. U.S. officials said the leak amounts to giving a hit list to terrorists.
    Among the locations cited in the diplomatic cable from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton are undersea communications lines, mines, antivenin factories and suppliers of food and manufacturing materials.
    The Pentagon declined to comment Monday on the details of what it called “stolen” documents containing classified information. But a spokesman, Col. David Lapan, called the disclosure “damaging” and said it gives valuable information to adversaries.

    The State Department echoed the Pentagon’s statement. “Releasing such information amounts to giving a targeting list to groups like al-Qaida,” agency spokesman P.J. Crowley said. British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the disclosure, telling the BBC it was a “reprehensible” act committed “without regard to wider concerns of security, the security of millions of people.”

    WikiLeaks released the 2009 Clinton cable on Sunday.

    In the message, marked “secret,” Clinton asked U.S. diplomatic posts to help update a list of sites around the world “which, if destroyed, disrupted or exploited, would likely have an immediate and deleterious effect on the United States.”The list was considered so confidential that the contributors were advised to come up with the information on their own: Posts are “not being asked to consult with host governments in respect to this request,” Clinton wrote...................
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