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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Don't feel bad, Redress. You're not alone.

    Julia Gillard can't name what law WikiLeaks has broken


    Prime Minister Julia Gillard has again been unable to name any Australian laws broken by the controversial WikiLeaks website or its founder Julian Assange.

    Western governments are increasingly calling for Mr Assange to be stopped as WikiLeaks continues to publish more than 250,000 confidential documents from the United States State Department.

    But asked directly what Australian laws had been broken by either WikiLeaks or Mr Assange, Ms Gillard said the Australian Federal Police were investigating.

    "The foundation stone of it is an illegal act," Ms Gillard told reporters today.

    But the "foundation stone" was the leaking of the documents to the website, not the publishing of the cables.

    "It would not happen, information would not be on WikiLeaks, if there had not been an illegal act undertaken," Ms Gillard said.

    It is widely assumed the man responsible for the leaks is a US soldier who is already in prison for previous leaks.

    Opposition legal affairs spokesman George Brandis accused Ms Gillard of being "clumsy" with her language on the issue of illegality.

    "As far as I can see, he [Mr Assange] hasn't broken any Australian law," he told Sky News.

    "Nor does it appear he has broken any American laws."

    Senator Brandis, a Queen's Counsel, called for any debate about the publishing of the cables to have a well-defined understanding of the difference between something which appeared to be morally wrong and an act that was illegal.
    Julia Gillard can't name what law WikiLeaks has broken

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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    My statement was factually correct. He denied believing 9/11 was an inside job. Let me quote him on how he appeared on the petition:



    Van Jones Explains 9/11 Petition In One Of His First Post-White House Interviews (VIDEO)

    Still waiting for your proof that the left believes 9/11 is an inside job.
    Why since his signature doesn't matter but his apology years later does? Interesting list of truthers which of course aren't part of the left. Apparently they are members of the right that just lost their way.

    9/11 Truth movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    And I have given you a reasonable answer to the question repeatedly. If you chose not to read my words, I can't help you.
    What specific law did he break, Redress? If you've answered this question, please direct me to the post.

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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Good on Julian. He willingly handed himself over to the British Police, hardly detained and "arrested" in the usual manner.
    Europe will not hand him over to US if it even dreams of using the death penalty and finally. Interpol? ... REALLY?
    What International law did Julian break exactly? US law, contrary to many Americans belief is limited to US borders. Those who should be jailed is the Americans employed who uploaded it. Julian Assange has done nothing wrong imo to justify the witch hunt US is performing.

    If anyone is partially responsible for this leak. It should be Americans
    They clambered in the aftermath of 9/11 and had a leave of common sense and actually allowed the US Government to pool all of their data in one place and then allow millions to get access to it. Real clever, I see no security flaws there at all.
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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I think it is important to do everything we can to stop it, within the law, to show that we will not allow assholes with a beef against us to attack us and harm us. He is actively working to harm the US and US interests, and we do have to respond as best we can within the framework of the law.
    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Depends on details we do not know as of yet. Did he in any way encourage the stealing or passing on to him of the documents? We he one of the people to help Manning with technical information(remember, Assange's history is as a hacker)? I used the phrase "withing the framework of the law" for a reason. It's not a complicated phrase.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is under investigation. If he is chargeable under the law, I hope he is charged, and I think we should go to every length to look into whether we can find something to charge him with. It does have to be done within the framework of the law however.
    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    What specific law did he break, Redress? If you've answered this question, please direct me to the post.
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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    The U.S. does not have an official secrets act. Bradley Manning is being prosecuted for violating his security clearance requirements and leaking the cables/classified reports. But, Julian Assange never had security clearance, and publishing this classified data on a European server is not a crime.

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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Reading is fundamental.
    Here's the answer: Publishing those documents was not illegal. Embarrassing? Yes. Illegal? No. Immoral? Well, that's in the eye of the beholder.

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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Here's the answer: Publishing those documents was not illegal. Embarrassing? Yes. Illegal? No. Immoral? Well, that's in the eye of the beholder.
    That is not for you or I to determine. Neither of us knows all the laws involved in that. Further, that is not the only way in which he may have broken the law.
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    Re: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is not for you or I to determine.
    Bull****. We don't live in a freaking fascist regime....YET.

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