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Amen, the only threat they posed our government was the threat of discovery. Not that it matters, most in this country feel this country has the right to rule the world as they see fit. Abusing human rights is the prefered method of operation for the majority in this country. Amen.
Somehow, there's just something wrong with that picture.
Could be that current fad of twisting right into wrong and equating privacy with secrecy. And spying with civil rights.
The problem most Americans have with wikileaks seems to be that they dont ever, ever, want to hear the truth about their country, All of the civil rights abuses and the indescriminate killing of civilians by our armed forces and their approved allies is common knowledge to the rest of the world. Forcing this country to remove it's blinders and rose colored glasses once in awhile, sure does bother some folks doesn't it? People in this country are so used to the bullshit their favorite news service spreads, they cant handle anything close to the truth. 100,000's of innocent civillians have been killed by our government and all they can worry about is their tarnished opinbion of themselves and their country which can do no wrong.
Oh, I know my Country can do wrong. But we have a system of correcting those wrongs, even if it takes a while.
What gets me is that a foreigner like Assange can "expose" us to the truth supposedly and he becomes a hero in the eyes of those who supposedly want the best for our Nation, while the whole combined Nation of the USA can't seem to expose one little ol' birth certificate nor otherwise hold our leaders responsible for things that really do matter to us citizens.
Most of the Assange issue is all smoke-and-mirrors, a distraction from what we SHOULD be focusing on. I say convict him, put him in a cell and forget about him while he does his time, instead of trying to make him a hero.
Rah Rah, the exposer, the Poser, is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, what a joke, a farce, a further marginalizing of the mere significance of this prize, par for the course of the past couple years. Assange could care less what the results are or were or will be from his exposing, how is that worthy??? It is not.
It would be par for a liberal course if he actually won the prize in conjunction with being convicted of rape. Forcing yourself on a woman who is asleep, ignoring her objections once awakened, is simple rape, period. Assange is a creep, Wikileaks is a Creepy Horror Pic simply because it is designed to create distress and liberal rah rah, not to create legit change from exposing information and misinformation, context is everything, Wikileaks is an Effing Farce, bankrolled by someone left for the history books........IMO. Chow..................
And the USA is well out done in human rights violations by the very countries we have suddenly decided to wine and dine the past couple of years, and to what result...........those participating winos and dinos should be on the streets of Cairo tonight...........
//Assange could care less what the results are or were or will be from his exposing, how is that worthy??? It is not. //
Do you prefer that our government be allowed to kill any innocent civilian it chooses to? Why do people have such a problem with the truth about our country?
In response to your next post, Do you feel that since other countries kill innocents that America should be encouraged to and supportted for doing the same. Little more than the playground excuse for doing something wrong, He did it first, also, or more than I did. All of these deaths have contributed to the hatred being expressed towards America and it's people. It sure is easy to say that yes, we killed your children, but that's no reason for you to attack mine, right?
Why do so many prefer to be kept in the dark about so many things?
Do you also feel this way about the relationship between the Bush family and Saudi Arabia? The country that provided the pilots involved in the 9/11 attack regularly sends princes to dine at the Bush compound. They wine and dine the relatives of Bin Laden and this bothers you not at all. Finding pout the truth about our countries inhumane war crimes bothers you because you have no interest in any truth that you disagree with, correct? Take global warming you mention further down this hub, I assume that you know for a fact that it is all bogus crap, correct? Show me what you are basing this opinion on so I can put my blinders on and feel like a true American, ok?
Didn't you know were all knowing and all seeing as well as the moral superior to all beings.
On this subject I am in full agreement with you.
What next? Saint Julian Assange?
Hi Mighty Mom, glad we are in agreement.....and perhaps you are right, the day may come in the very near future that Assange becomes St. Julian, it is up to the people of the world to object, and clearly the events of the past week well reflect how globally connected we are now in this world........
I wish the UN was not considered the primary reflection of the united countries of this world, there should be another organization, perhaps one formed on the internet without need of donations and power to direct their voice.
I could actually care less who gets the peace prize. This is about important to me as the Oscars or the Academy awards, or all the zillions of other awards that are out there. Someone is always going to get this award, and that person will get a bunch of news bits, and then most people will forget about it in a couple months.
Here's an example of how stupid awards are. I wonder how many people remember when Clay Aiken was voted the sexiest man alive, and he received an award for it. I only remember this because I liked his music, but, sexiest man alive? Really when George Clooney is still around? That's almost a joke.
As for the Peace prize, I wonder how many people can name every single person to receive it since it was created. And, as for this guy, one can only assume that someone is writing a book, and are hoping to profit from this. To me, it's just another big publicity stunt. Like When Al Gore was in there, and now people are rushing to trash everything he said to receive a nomination.
So, I say big deal.
Maybe I am wrong on this. The liberal take on Assange and Bradley Manning is they are heroes, whistleblowers, journalists expressing their First Amendment rights and the information they posted is stuff we all need to know.
Do I want to know if the USA is violating human rights abroad? Yes. If we are doing that we are no better than the terrorists we are there to fight.
Do I want to know about the field positions and activities of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? Do I think anyone has the right to put our servicepeople's lives in jeopardy (more than it already is)? No.
The UN is a toothless tiger. I'm not even sure why we have it anymore!
The United Nations we can only hope is a toothless tiger, but I doubt it. It is the UN that is directing our environmental policy, we accept what they say as gospel, when it is bunk we do not bother to research to find legit support, and thus we have this administration trying to back door cap and trade via administrative action that empowers the EPA.
If we Americans do not put a stop to the use of Obama Admin actions of this sort, then they will accomplish pretty much what they ever could have legislatively, and we can only wish to know what a cow fart or belch smells like in the coming decades.
Me, I am quite fond of cow farts and belches, highly peferabley to human farts and belches......
No worries about the cows. Won't be long before science engineers a fart-free, belch-free specimen
Engineer all they want, but I will keep my own cattle and know well they are in no way responsible for global warming.........or the extreme cold of the past few days in the USA....totally bogus stance.......and promoted and supported by the UN because they do not wish to see the world develop a further taste for beef or pork or mutton, that is a fact for the history books.
That and Obama getting a nobel prize for something he "might do" just adds to the lessening credibility of the nobel prize.
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