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    'The proper war is just commencing': Jubilant Julian Assange punches the air on

    ‘The proper war is just commencing’: Jubilant Julian Assange punches the air on balcony of Ecuadorian embassy after Sweden drops rape probe against him and threatens to fight Britain over arrest warning

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London today just hours after Sweden dropped a rape probe against him, declaring it an ‘important victory’ which saw him ‘vindicated’.

    The 45-year-old, who has spent five years holed up in the embassy, was cheered by crowds as he attacked the UK and America and said threats against Wikileaks ‘will not be tolerated’.

    He criticised the system which allowed extradition without charge and kept him under house arrest while his children grew up.

    He said: ‘While today was an important victory and important vindication the road is far from over.

    ‘The war is just commencing. The UK has said it will arrest me regardless. The US has said I and other Wikileaks staff have no rights and our arrest is a priority.’






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  • libodem (1032 posts)
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    1. Love this guy!


    • Enthusiast (12609 posts)
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      2. Me too.

      "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson
    • Jan Boehmermann (4893 posts)
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      9. I like him…. and his kitty too!

      • libodem (1032 posts)
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        19. Love the kitty, too

        I follow kitty on twitter.

  • elias39 (5273 posts)
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    3. True integrity. That's Assange.

    I wonder when/if he’ll be able to see his family?

    “Name, no, nothing is nameable, tell, no, nothing can be told, what then, I don't know, I shouldn't have begun.” ― Samuel Beckett, Stories and Texts for Nothing
  • HIP56948 (3754 posts)
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    4. There's only a handful of American politicians that have enough integrity…

    …to even shake that man’s hand.

    Most of our politicians wouldn’t stay in custody for a week, even if it meant a better life for the entire US population.

  • Peace Patriot (3589 posts)
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    5. What a great day!

    I remember when this started, thinking, ‘What an obvious “honey trap”!’  But, of course, the victim of this kind of dirty trick by the CIA (or others) is absolutely trapped by a covert op like that one – how perverse that it involved women’s issues, to add to the discredit brought upon the feminist movement by the likes of Hillary Clinton and Gloria Steinem.  The victim becomes a hunted animal, is either impoverished by having to hire lawyers or cannot afford a proper defense and, in this case, is associated with the false charges (“wanted for allegations of sexual assault”) is every Corporate ‘news’ outlet on earth, time and time and time again.  The slander alone would simply break some people – career over, life in ruins – except a rare man like Assange with a spine not of steel but rather of willow (virtually unbreakable in a hurricane) and with great intelligence to understand exactly what was happening and to know, for one thing, when to seek asylum.

    I am so glad this dirty trick finally broke down!

    And if we needed any further evidence that we have a “Deep State” – an uber-government that has nothing to do with “We, the People” – this is it.  We are supposed to be a free society.  Our government is supposed to have humane and democratic guiding principles AND LAWS that are a reflection of  “We, the People” and that protect us from surveillance, from detention without trial and from all forms of “police state” abuse.  Our country was founded on these principles.  And clearly, neither our principles nor our laws apply any longer to the targets of the “Deep State” at home or abroad, or to any of us.

    • roguevalley (2497 posts)
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      7. Gloria Steinem is a dick to me. What did she ever suffer to make things

      right for women at a local level? Achievements were made by women persevering through shit, bringing lawsuits and all the rest. She wrote a magazine, lived in a bubble and never got her hands dirty. It was easy for her to make sexist remarks about Bernie women going with Bernie because they liked dick because she’s as corrupted as the rest. People like me made gains for women in the workforce by suing the shit out of corrupt bosses and businesses. Frag her. Truly.

      EDIT: I reread this to edit it. I changed fuck to frag. Everything else stands.

      Be love. Be light. Fear is the only darkness. Love is the only light.
  • roguevalley (2497 posts)
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    6. when the book is written, he gets a chapter. one person CAN change the world

    Be love. Be light. Fear is the only darkness. Love is the only light.
  • Spanish Devil (369 posts)
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    8. Credit: RT Video. No need to quote the UK's execrable Daily Fascist.



    Far an taine ‘n abhainn, ‘s ann as mò a fuaim.

    Where the stream is shallowest, it is noisiest.

    • Yanath (1107 posts)
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      15. Daily Mail can't even speak the truth when there is video to expose their lies:

      he attacked the UK and and America”

  • cui bono (1707 posts)
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    10. Yep. With the investigation dropped there is no longer any pretense

    for extradition. We all know why the US wants him extradited. But why should he be now? What are the they going to go after him for? It will become crystal clear that it is all just to silence him and punish, seek revenge on him.

    The DNC can try to squash us but we'll just come back stronger.   
    • sorechasm (168 posts)
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      11. In one week, Comey is fired…Assange expects more FBI leaks…Chelsea Manning

      is released…and Swiss charges are dropped against Julian Assange to the degree that he sees sunlight after 5 years in darkness

      • Iwillnevergiveup (823 posts)
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        13. And we can add to that

        Roger Ailles is no longer with us.

        We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.     Native American Proverb
      • Peace Patriot (3589 posts)
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        16. Sweden not Switzerland. And welcome to JPR!

        It’s important to keep straight who is scum and who isn’t.  Well, the Swiss may be scum on some other matters, but as far as I know, they weren’t on this one.

        I was very shocked by Sweden’s behavior – or rather the behavior of its political leaders and prosecutors.  They acted dishonorably and on a matter of the utmost importance to human rights and to western democracy.  And it was another instance of the CIA humping the feminist movement like a dog in heat – actually, now that I think about it, like a rapist – the charge they tried to arrange to slander Julian Assange endlessly and to try to get him into their custody.  I should have recognized that CIA signature, which I used to apply to the Bush junta:

        Whatever they say, the opposite is true; and whatever they accuse others of doing, they are doing or planning to the do.

        I have have long admired Sweden’s socialist government which gives the lie to all the fucking predatory capitalists over here and their bullshit “trickle down” propaganda:  Sweden shares the wealth in a big way, with very high taxation on the wealthy, and cradle to grave service by the government to the People, and yet maintains one of the most prosperous economies in the world, with the highest employment rate AND with a large immigrant population!

        Socialism works!

        They really are exemplars of what we should be.  So, to see some of their leaders stoop so low as to promote a CIA “honey trap” is dismaying.  I have to wonder how much money changed hands.  Scandinavian countries are not immune to the ills of the rest of the world (such as corrupt politicians) but they have been immune to Ayn Randism (Reaganism) taking any kind of hold there.  Though the weather is very cold in winter, they are the best countries in the world to live in from a social perspective.   I had the privilege of a long visit to Scandinavia at one time, and I felt that I had “come home” – to the society that I had always wanted to live in, a peaceful society devoted to a decent life for all, the society of my youthful ideals.  Whatever the matter, from furniture to health care, the Scandinavians seems to always make the right choice, or almost always and often enough to be very, very noticeable when you are there.

        I truly hope that there will be consequences for the Swedish politicians and prosecutors who participated in this disgraceful effort to destroy Julian Assange.  That’s the other thing about Scandinavian countries – they have real democracies.

        • sorechasm (168 posts)
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          17. Swedes not Swiss. My apologies. Two entirely different forms of governing.

          I still wonder if these events were triggered by Comey’s firing and the subsequent expectations for more FBI leaks. Did the Deep State lose some control this week? Julian Assange was either very brave or had some insider data that allowed him to stand on his public balcony for so long.

          Thanks for your insight on the ideals of socialism in Sweden. I agree. I was there for a week during college (long, long, time ago), and loved it.  A participatory government with 85% voter turnout sure would be nice in this country. Just think what we could become.

          • The Crone (3157 posts)
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            18. Remember, you didn't hear this from me –

            But apparently it was important to dethrone Comey while he was in Vegas so he couldn’t erase or delete anything on any FBI computer systems. And it might now be possible to finally have a public look at the Nine Eleven situation. As well as other files of a “sensitive nature.”

            DO you remember how there were financial forensic analysts who were also FBI who had looked into various aspects of the Clinton Foundation? And for whatever reason, the Clintons had chosen New York State to be the state where that foundation of theirs was chartered. NY State has some seriously strict  regulations regarding the type of paperwork that has to be kept; the type of disclosures that must be made concerning amounts of money and the identity of donors. The guys doing the investigation into the Clinton Foundation had a lot to run with, none of it good for Hill or Bill. But then Comey intervened and stated, “Hey send everything here to DC. It can’t be handled there in NY!” So everything pertinent to the Foundation’s situation got transferred to DC. And promptly was forgotten.

            Maybe  now some of that will see light of day…

            "Let us not seek the Republican answer nor the Democratic answer but the right answer." John F. Kennedy   America is the only country that has real   lemons in its furniture polish, and artificial lemon flavoring  in its lemonade!
    • zeemike (1239 posts)
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      12. I think they no longer care if it is crystal clear.

      They can be right in your face with it and they know you can’t do shit about it. Who will support you in it the MSM?

      I can only think of a George Orwell quote

      “In times of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act”…and it is clear that Assange is the chief revolutionary leader.

      You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”
  • Marym625 (29647 posts)
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    14. This is so sad, so unconscionable, so wrong

    I really hate what we’ve become. The U.S. going after Assange and Wikileaks is nothing but vengeance.

    The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted, when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure. ~

    Thomas Jefferson

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