• Wikileaks' Julian Assange fears he may face US death penalty
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[QUOTE=Fatman55;27384729]This is just wrong. The government should not be allowed to jail over releasing secret documents, in fact they shouldn't have them in the first place.[/QUOTE] Actually they should.
[QUOTE=Fatman55;27384729]This is just wrong. The government should not be allowed to jail over releasing secret documents, in fact they shouldn't have them in the first place.[/QUOTE] Yep, people should just be allowed to take and publish [b]classified[/b] documents at will. People seem to forget that some shit is meant to be classified. Transparency is nice, but there is shit the government does that is supposed to be kept under wraps.
he hasnt published any classified documents
He shouldnt get in trouble for exposing corruption or war crimes.
[QUOTE=Greaterbeing;27388836]he hasnt published any classified documents[/QUOTE] wikileaks contains only facts widely regarded as common knowledge
[sluggo]'s post and avatar combination is starting to make me hate Einstein's face. Whenever people have a person's face as an avatar whenever they say stupid shit I associate it with that avatar. Like seriously the posts are so retarded I feel like punching my monitor and I'm not just talking about this thread. [editline]13th January 2011[/editline] It's not just the content but the way he structures his posts makes me rage. I don't even care if he is a troll pretending to be retarded or is actually retarded but he's making me hate Einstein's face and that's not right.
shit will go down
Most of the shit wikileaks "leaked" were already public, it's just no one picked up on the stories until wikileaks posted it
Oh good god they're not going to kill him, but he will definitely be detained. The only reason he's saying that he fears the death penalty is because it looks more dramatic to his followers.
US government kills a guy for telling the people what their "we the people" government is actually doing and how they're all a bunch of pricks giving our country a bad name and continuing to make poor decisions as a reflection of the government we "elected." Nice.
[QUOTE=DSG;27404805]US government kills a guy for telling the people what their "we the people" government is actually doing and how they're all a bunch of pricks giving our country a bad name and continuing to make poor decisions as a reflection of the government we "elected." Nice.[/QUOTE] Even after the title is changed people still can't read shit.
[QUOTE=daijitsu;27419459]Even after the title is changed people still can't read shit.[/QUOTE] Bout to say something but you beat to it. I think it's been said several times throughout this thread that Assange and his Lawyers fear he'll get the death penalty. The US has not threatened him with anything. Can we have bad reading back now?
if he dies hell be a martyr. someone else will take his place.
Is it just me or is anyone thinking this entire thing of Julian Assange would make a great plot of a modern war game? You know, Europe gets angry and them and the US duke it out.
That's what you get for jeopardizing national security.
If this goes through. I hope the other members of wikileaks. Leak everything possible.
[quote=neddy;27426553]if this goes through. I hope the other members of wikileaks. Leak everything possible.[/quote] it's not going through arhherahbahbagha
[QUOTE=SammySung;27426518]That's what you get for jeopardizing national security.[/QUOTE] Are you guys still saying that these leaks are putting us in danger? I thought that myth was refuted and destroyed ages ago. The "the leaks will kill us" BS was brought about by the U.S.G. in an attempt to counter the releases of the leaks. What, would you honestly expect the U.S. to say nothing? I'd expect most to know this.
[QUOTE=BlackDeath292;27385422]This won't look good on the US at all, government being the bottom of the food chain. Then again, I really don't like it here either... Want to move to Britian... Fuck this country.[/QUOTE] england is more-or-less the same country move to china its way better i heard
[QUOTE=Pretiacruento;27348626]Also, Sweden... please stop being the US's bitch! Remember who you are! :sweden:[/QUOTE] Yeah we're Germany's bitch
[QUOTE=Samiam22;27426467]Is it just me or is anyone thinking this entire thing of Julian Assange would make a great plot of a modern war game? You know, Europe gets angry and them and the US duke it out.[/QUOTE] We have no real interest in Assange. His agenda is the end of the US, if anything we'd want him gone too to keep America happy.
Last couple of posts [img]http://knowyourmeme.com/i/000/064/189/original/1234931504682.jpg?1281130184[/img] HOW MANY FUCKING TIMES MUST IT BE SAID!?
[QUOTE=Fatman55;27384729]This is just wrong. The government should not be allowed to jail over releasing secret documents, in fact they shouldn't have them in the first place.[/QUOTE] As long as there is terrorism in the world, and there is no World Peace, secrets must be kept.
The more I think about this, the more I realize that any kind of punishment will serve no purpose. It will not un-leak any documents. It will not stop any from being leaked in the future. It will not stop wikileaks or any other whistle-blowers, period. I really don't see how the most powerful government in the world thinks this will do anything except turn change-fearing soccer moms against Assange. Some people might disagree and say it's a deterrent, but you can't stand in between people and their convictions. At least not people with any integrity. They should just release him already.
[QUOTE=Latency;27450136]The more I think about this, the more I realize that any kind of punishment will serve no purpose. It will not un-leak any documents. It will not stop any from being leaked in the future. It will not stop wikileaks or any other whistle-blowers, period. I really don't see how the most powerful government in the world thinks this will do anything except turn change-fearing soccer moms against Assange. Some people might disagree and say it's a deterrent, but you can't stand in between people and their convictions. At least not people with any integrity. They should just release him already.[/QUOTE] And where, pray tell, does it say in that article that the US wants to give him the death penalty? :allears:
[QUOTE=Capitulazyguy;27429325]We have no real interest in Assange. His agenda is the end of the US, if anything we'd want him gone too to keep America happy.[/QUOTE] Out of curiosity why does Europe decide "Oh no america is getting all angry we should calm them down"
Alright, yeah, so if Assange dies to the US government we're all in on an embargo right?
[QUOTE=BmB;27451189]Alright, yeah, so if Assange dies to the US government we're all in on an embargo right?[/QUOTE] There's a major difference between Europe not caring about America being angry, and Europe actively pissing of america with an embargo.
I think secrets should stay secrets. I don't see a reason to leak stuff like Chopper Gunners Opening fire on civilians, because what's done is done, and all Julian and WikiLeaks is doing is causing a lot of butthurt and not actually fixing anything.
[QUOTE=RubberFruit;27451538]I think secrets should stay secrets. I don't see a reason to leak stuff like Chopper Gunners Opening fire on civilians, because what's done is done, and all Julian and WikiLeaks is doing is causing a lot of butthurt and not actually fixing anything.[/QUOTE] Just because it's in the past doesn't mean it's okay, and wikileaks isn't supposed to fix anything, they want to show the world things that are going on in the hopes it gets stopped.
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