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WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says US gave 'tacit approval' to embassy attacks
The Indian Express ^ | September 13, 2012

Posted on 09/13/2012 6:56:02 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks declared that the United States had effectively given groups an opening to attack its embassies by supporting the siege of its founder Julian Assange.

Assange, an Australian activist who founded WikiLeaks to fight official secrecy by distributing leaked documents, is holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he has been accused of sex crimes.

On Tuesday, the US embassy compound in Cairo was invaded by protesters angered by an online film they saw as offensive to Islam, while the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked by armed militants.

Four US officials, including the ambassador to Libya, were killed, but WikiLeaks accused US authorities of undermining the safety of all diplomatic missions by not opposing Britain's police cordon around the London embassy.

"By the US accepting the UK siege on the Ecuadoran embassy in London it gave tacit approval for attacks on embassies around the world," the group said, in a message posted on its main Twitter account yesterday.

In June, Assange took shelter in the embassy after exhausting legal appeals against extradition to Sweden.

He fears Sweden will hand him over to the United States, where he has said he could face prosecution for treason, over his website's release of a trove of secret embassy cables and war reports from Iraq and Afghanistan.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: britain; carterisobama; egypt; emptychair; espionage; julianassange; libya; obama; obamaiscarter; wikileaks

1 posted on 09/13/2012 6:56:05 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This had actually occurred to me last night. Would it be outside the realm of possibility that the Obozo campaign, through agents provocateur in the Middle East muslim community, given, not only approval, but actual planning for these 'attacks', in order to bolster his flagging campaign. After all, Americans rally 'round the flag' in times of crisis, and what better way to engender more support for Obozo than some terrorist attacks?

But the 'peaceful demonstrations' got out of hand, and 4 Americans got killed. Now THAT would not only be an impeachable offense, but a criminal and treasonous act...........

2 posted on 09/13/2012 7:07:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Red Badger

I was thinking the same thing. I had this sinking feeling wondering if it was some kind of battle cry with his speech to the Arab’s on 9/11. No one will ever convince me this man is anything but pure evil and I would put nothing past him.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 7:13:21 AM PDT by angelsonmyside (Someone please send the Loser in Chief a "President For Dummy's" book.)
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To: Red Badger

At the very least, the US position on the Ecuadoran embassy is hypocritical, at the worst, obama is behind the conflagration in the middle east. Either way, there is no leadership.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 7:20:03 AM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He fears Sweden will hand him over to the United States, where he has said he could face prosecution for treason,

He's not even a US citizen, but Australian. How could he think he would be tried for treason?

5 posted on 09/13/2012 7:23:10 AM PDT by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes...or lettuce.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The guy commits serial espionage and brags about it... how is it that no government has managed to silence him with extreme prejudice?


6 posted on 09/13/2012 7:29:28 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he was as important as he thinks he is, he would be sleeping with Bin Laden.


7 posted on 09/13/2012 7:30:40 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: BallyBill

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is a legend,.. only in his own mind !

After he manipulated international diplomacy for his own self-serving agrandizement ; he sexually manipulated two females for his own self-serving use. Subsequently , he was charged with rape .

It’s time to be accountable for his actions


8 posted on 09/13/2012 7:47:57 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Disclaimer - the opinions above merely reflect the writers restricted ability to observe reality)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ecuadoran embassy sounds like a good enough jail for now


9 posted on 09/13/2012 7:53:06 AM PDT by molson209
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Carter is Obama. Obama is Carter.

Both are Traitor Losers who hate America!

Jimmy Carter's presidency was doomed by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.

A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.

1979

2012


As Clint noted, the Empty Chair:

Thanks to RushIsMyTeddyBear and Focault's Pendulum and for finding these morphing graphic art realities!

10 posted on 09/13/2012 7:57:13 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought the same thing. First, hussein will always”stand with muslims” and then they left the embassy without protection. Come right on in and slaughter Americans. Thanks, obama for letting us know where you stand.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 7:59:25 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Red Badger

I’m wondering if the rockets they used were ones Obama gave the ‘Rebels’ for their ‘revolution’....


12 posted on 09/13/2012 8:19:30 AM PDT by lwd
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To: lwd

Wouldn’t be the first time that happened.

I was wondering if maybe some of the Libyan Forces were involved...............


13 posted on 09/13/2012 8:23:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: angelsonmyside

Go review the democrat God denial video....

look closely at the sign the female delegate holds...

I shudder to think it a possibilty, but we know the muslim brotherhood is in the White House and in our country.

At 57 seconds in....look....http://youtu.be/SYRZsL6kdz4


14 posted on 09/13/2012 8:31:11 AM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: EBH

I watched the video, I know my Husband and I were going nuts over the arab guy and girl. I made a comment about to him about the woman sitting with the sign. Apparently she was not allowed to speak per her brother, husband, boyfriend or whatever he was. She just sat there holding the arab sigh with a look of disgust during the vote to add our Creator back in.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 8:44:17 AM PDT by angelsonmyside (Someone please send the Loser in Chief a "President For Dummy's" book.)
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To: Red Badger; All

It has occurred to me. In fact, I’m going with it. Administration knew attacks were due and tweeted about video as a pretext. Amb. Stevens was used. Rats. Romney needs to keep speaking out.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 12:13:02 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The lefts poster child has spoken.

Obama raped then killed Christopher Stevens.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 4:55:50 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Every conservative knew the attacks were coming... 3.5 years ago when Obama was elected.)
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