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    Assange Speaks to UN

    Michael Ratner: Assange called for release of Bradley Manning and attacked President Obama's call for free speech while suppressing whistle blowers


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    Assange speaks to UN panel and calls on US, UK and Sweden and speaks to respect free speech, and protect whistle blowers, and to free Bradly Manning. Ecuador and others try to convince the US, UK, and Sweden to allow safe passage and go back to Sweden to try to clear up these "sexual acts" allegations.


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    Re: Assange Speaks to UN

    Whistleblowing generally implies that there is specific information or a specific issue you want to alert the public to by releasing information. Assange is not a whistle blower, he got his hands upon State Department communications cables in their hundreds of thousands and dumped them without making any effort to sift through them. He had no idea if people could be hurt, conflicts started or exacerbated, etc etc, because he didn't even really have a great idea of what was on them.

    Because let's be honest, there is nothing "Whistle Blowing" about dumping half a million documents from SIPRNet and JWICS.
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    Re: Assange Speaks to UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Whistleblowing generally implies that there is specific information or a specific issue you want to alert the public to by releasing information. Assange is not a whistle blower, he got his hands upon State Department communications cables in their hundreds of thousands and dumped them without making any effort to sift through them. He had no idea if people could be hurt, conflicts started or exacerbated, etc etc, because he didn't even really have a great idea of what was on them.

    Because let's be honest, there is nothing "Whistle Blowing" about dumping half a million documents from SIPRNet and JWICS.
    Except that the federal government basically labelled all information they have on any foreign dignitaries as "Top Secret" no matter how trivial, so only an extremely small number of cables were actually hurtful.

    Assange does not deserve to be demonized for what he's been doing.
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    Re: Assange Speaks to UN

    Or idolized either, he's just an egocentrist.

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    Re: Assange Speaks to UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post

    Because let's be honest, there is nothing "Whistle Blowing" about dumping half a million documents from SIPRNet and JWICS.
    I thought they were all from SIPR. Did he dump from JWICS as well? I don't think he did.

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    Re: Assange Speaks to UN

    What samsmart said.

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    Re: Assange Speaks to UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart View Post
    Or idolized either, he's just an egocentrist.
    An egocentrist who highlighted the miserable failure of the US system that allowed a junior soldier to extract the largest set of restricted documents (250,000) that have ever leaked to the public. Ooops.

    Wikileaks confirmed what i already knew. That our purportedly open, freedom-loving democratic governments lie to us on a regular basis.

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    Re: Assange Speaks to UN

    Why the hell should they free Manning? Dude is a traitor.
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    Re: Assange Speaks to UN

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Why the hell should they free Manning? Dude is a traitor.
    It was admitted by the Pentagon that the info he allegedly released did little to no damage whatsoever.

    Edit: Added in "little to"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    An egocentrist who highlighted the miserable failure of the US system that allowed a junior soldier to extract the largest set of restricted documents (250,000) that have ever leaked to the public. Ooops.

    Wikileaks confirmed what i already knew. That our purportedly open, freedom-loving democratic governments lie to us on a regular basis.

    Viva la truth.
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