View Poll Results: What do you think of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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    14 32.56%
  • Humanitarian

    3 6.98%
  • Unsure but irrelevant I believe WikiLeaks motivation is justice

    14 32.56%
  • He is a spy trying to put Americans in harms way

    6 13.95%
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    Re: Julian Assange

    Possibly there should have been more options in that Polling question.

    BTW - the little creep on active duty who supplied most of this stuff to him is due for Court Martial in the near future.

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    Re: Julian Assange

    More's the pity.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Julian Assange

    None of those options fit my opinion. He is not a spy or war criminal, but what he is doing with Wikileaks go far beyond what I find acceptable. I think I would describe him as an asshole and waste of valuable oxygen who I wish we could go after legally, but don't think we can.
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    Re: Julian Assange

    He's an egotistical media hound who is doing everything he can to undermine the US.
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    Re: Julian Assange

    Assange himself is a arrogant twat. On the other hand, wikileaks performs a vital service. Even though I don't agree with some of the documents they have released, they are willing to expose the nasty secrets powerful entities keep hidden. Governments and Corporations have way too much control over information nowadays, and it is important to have a counter-balance. I wish wikileaks was run by someone who was more responsible and less of a jackass, but sometimes you have to take what you can get.

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    Re: Julian Assange

    I think what most people calling him an asshole haven't realized is that Assange's work has brought attention to issues which the world wouldn't care about. He's revealed the killings carried out by the U.S. funded governments. Most people on the left didn't complain when he released information on the cult of scientology and the names of members in the NBP. Most right wing people on this forum didn't really complain when he released those e-mails between the climatologists or the nuclear accident in Iran. Are we all supposed to complain because he's released something some people may disagree with? This man should be held up as a patriot in the fight against global censorship.
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    Re: Julian Assange

    Forget it, Hatuey. He violated the



    invisible line on the ground.

    He betrayed the abstract concept.

    He somehow increased the risk of death to people who . . . are in the middle of a war zone and could die at any time with or without his help.

    He may as well be the devil.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Julian Assange

    I have no opinion on the man himself. Nor do I care one little bit about his personality.

    As for Wikileaks, I think they just want the whole truth to be available to all. Obviously those who end up looking bad as a result are not gonna like it when the whole picture is exposed. We're conditioned to believe that we don't have the right to know the whole truth when it might endanger our soldiers. I think that's hogwash and goes against everything our soldiers are supposed to be fighting for. It's not Wikileaks' responsibility to protect the lives of soldiers and I think it's important that there is at least ONE organisation that can't be silenced be the usual suspects.
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    Re: Julian Assange

    I think you're falling into a trap if you make this a question of Assange's character rather than about what wikileaks itself is doing. And that's precisely, as he says, his function in Wikileaks, to be the lightning rod to take heat of the actual website.

    The real question should be, do you approve of what wikileaks is doing or not. I couldn't care less about Assange, but leaking classified military information is simply unacceptable.

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    Re: Julian Assange

    I really think you have to be careful about sweeping all "classified" information into the same bucket. The government classifies all sorts of stuff that isn't particularly mission-critical but could prove to be embarrassing.

    If Wikileaks was reporting troop movements, or counts, or plans for upcoming attacks, target lists and the like, I'd be angry and want it shut the hell down.

    If Wikileaks is publishing stuff that embarrasses the military and could piss people off who would otherwise be helpful, too ****ing bad. The truth will out, and if you don't want the truth to embarrass you at the wrong moment then don't do something embarrassing.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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