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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange calls on Obama to end 'witch hunt'
Newsday ^ | 08/19/12

Posted on 08/19/2012 1:46:33 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange calls on Obama to end 'witch hunt'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged President Barack Obama to end a so-called "witch hunt" against his secret-spilling website, appearing in public Sunday for the first time since he took refuge two months ago inside Ecuador's Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex crimes allegations.

The 41-year-old Australian, who has fought for two years against efforts to send him to Sweden for questioning over alleged sexual misconduct against two women, addressed several hundred supporters and reporters as he spoke from the small balcony of Ecuador's mission, watched by dozens of British police.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assange; ecuador; obama; wikileaks

1 posted on 08/19/2012 1:46:45 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

...so spilling military and intelligence secrets is okay in Assange’s world?

You notice that Wikileaks never discusses Assange’s personal details....


2 posted on 08/19/2012 1:52:30 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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Remember the Pentagon Papers? The NEW YORK TIMES successfully pleaded First Amendment after publishing them. I think they were right. Except for things dealing with nuclear weapons, we don't have anything like the British Official Secrets Act in this country. The guy who turned the Papers over to the TIMES was the one who should have been punished, but the Administration botched the prosecution.

In the case of Wikileaks, I think First Amendment also applies. The guy who should be punished is that twerp Manning, to violated his oath of office by giving the messages to Asange. He should be executed.

3 posted on 08/19/2012 2:01:43 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Both POSs should be killed by drone strikes.


4 posted on 08/19/2012 2:11:44 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Rapist Assange is a cowardly little douchebag. I hope the Brits storm the embassy and haul his sniveling ass out so he can stand trial in Sweden. Posing as a warrior for free speech is a smokescreen.


5 posted on 08/19/2012 3:08:43 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Extradition for rape is the real issue and is between Sweden and the UK. Assange’s paranoia over America’s “secret courts” is his own delusion.


6 posted on 08/19/2012 4:14:32 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: JoeFromSidney

Ur right. Same thing for insider trading.


7 posted on 08/19/2012 4:17:40 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange calls on Obama to end 'witch hunt'

Pretending that Obama and Assange are not in league together is the definition of naivete.

8 posted on 08/19/2012 5:15:32 PM PDT by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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9 posted on 08/19/2012 5:26:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: pfflier

I think the Swedes would be surprised to hear that they are US lackeys.


10 posted on 08/19/2012 6:22:27 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I am rather surprised that Assange (wherever he is) hasn’t started a personal Cu-coated Pb “collection” by now...


11 posted on 08/19/2012 6:50:05 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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