Why does the US want to silence Julian Assange?
Julian Assange is the founder and spokesperson for the now infamous website Wikilieaks. This man and his website has become synonymous with government blunders. Being under house arrest for more than 500 days and still no conviction...SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH OUR SYSTEM OF FREEDOM of SPEECH!
I didn't know he was under house arrest in the U.S. Regardless, he is making public what was meant to be known in private; having stollen the private correspondence. There are laws against that. However, I don't think the entire U.S. is wanting to silence him, but rather the U.S. government because, they say, it jeopardizes its foreign policy and national security. The 'transparency' these leaks provide are at least somewhat refreshing, after all the information that is kept hidden or lied about by the current administration (one that campaigned on openess and transparency).
It is a sad back for freedom of speech because US want to silence Julian Assange to keep the public in dark.
I believe that freedom of speech should come together with responsibility. Important and private information should be handled with extreme care and responsibility. Leaking large amount of information without control can even endanger people's life. Some truth are better kept untold, or maybe kept until the right time comes.
by Singular Investor 8 years ago
I thought it would be a neat idea to award Julian Assange the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 - if he's still alive of course - but it seems I was not the only one to have the same thought - the Russian government has suggested it already - 2 Peace Prize Winners imprisoned - 1 in the USA (he ain't there...
by Ralph Deeds 7 years ago
Newt Gingrich said Assange should be treated as an enemy combatant.Max Frankel said "The threat of massive leaks will exist so long as there are massive secrets." Secretary of Defense Robert Gates: Is it embarrassing? Yes. Is it awkward? Yes. Consequences for US foreign policy" I...
by earnestshub 7 years ago
I haven't seen a word written about him in weeks!
by TrahnTheMan 6 years ago
Was the Ecuadorean granting of asylum to Julian Assange an abuse of process?Arguably Assange was simply abusing his political background in order to avoid facing rape charges; or are his concerns about extradition to the USA from Sweden real? Apparently it is easier for the US to extradite Assange...
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 18 months ago
NYT article: posted by Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter on July 11, 2017To everyone, in order to be totally transparent, I am releasing the entire email chain of my emails with Rob Goldstone about the meeting on June 9, 2016. The first email on June 3, 2016 was from Rob, who was relating a request from...
by alexandriaruthk 6 years ago
Should Julian Assange be extradited to the US?Now that Julian Assange application for asylum was granted by Ecuador government, what should be done about his case in Sweden. Is it possible he can be extradited in the US?
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