Even Dirt-Bags Like Assange Have Rights

By Naomi Allen
05 May 2019

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Assange Arrest Sets Dangerous Precedent, Threatens Freedom of the Press

I really do think that Assange is a Kremlin pawn. But… I am against any US attempts to prosecute him for collaborating with Manning for the same reasons why Tulsi Gabbard does, and why Obama admin did, back in 2013.

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I took a look at the chat logs they’re using as evidence for the hacking conspiracy charge, and I don’t think it will stand at all. Manning doesn’t even say what the hash string is for.

Feds Say Assange Chat Logs Document Hacking Conspiracy As a battle over the expected extradition of Julian Assange heats up in the United Kingdom, a newly unsealed U.S. court filing details how the WikiLeaks founder tried to cover his tracks. https://www.courthousenews.com/feds-say-assange-chat-logs-document-hacking-conspiracy/


IMO, the charge is arbitrary, and when we start using the law arbitrarily like this, for political reasons… this is a break down in Rule of Law. No matter what you think of Assange, if you respect the Rule of Law, you shouldn’t be okay with this move.

Obama admin felt that if they tried to extradite Assange on such weak evidence, it would set a bad precedent, which would allow other countries to charge & extradite foreign journalists on equally weak evidence or accusations alone…

… but this doesn’t just put journalists in danger. Erdogan has been trying to extradite Gulen from the US for years. If reasons for extraditing Assange are allowed to stand, that precedent could be used to force us to deliver Gulen to Turkey.

And this really has me wondering… Trump admin must know the evidence is so weak, that the Assange case will be thrown out of court. Why extradite at all? Unless… you’ve been trying to figure out a way to serve Gulen’s head on a silver platter to Erdogan.

Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric Gulen U.S. President Donald Trump has told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington is working on extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016… https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-us-gulen-idUSKBN1OF0BM

Stop lying to us, damn it!

By Naomi Allen
01 May 2019

What does it mean when people are labelled “anti-establishment”? Sometimes it amounts to accusing people of hating or mistrusting our government. Some of our citizens actually are self-loathing Americans. But a large number of us who are targeted with this slur neither hate America, nor do we stand against our democratic institutions. What we do oppose, is the established government policy of force-feeding ‘noble’ lies down our throats.

Recently, Joe Biden revealed himself as a card carrying member of that Establishment of ‘Noble’ Lies.

His comment leads many to assume that Venezuela’s recent presidential election is illegitimate. If it were so, then it would be logical for us to, “… stand with the National Assembly & Guaidó in their efforts to restore democracy through legitimate, internationally monitored elections.”

But… it isn’t so. And… here’s the truth:

For whatever reason — probably because their country was a mess, and our country was threatening to impose harsh sanctions if they didn’t get their shit together — Maduro called for an early presidential election. Other party leaders were rightfully upset about this sudden news. So then, their political parties got together; they agreed to the special election and a date to hold it. After the vote, Guaidó, who led the second largest political party, insisted that the whole thing was illegitimate due to lack of public participation. However… that lack of participation was his own fault… because he was the one who called on the public to boycott the agreed upon election to begin with.

And here’s another reality that people should consider: The UN recognizes Maduro as the rightful president of Venezuela. By recognizing Guaidó as their interim president, the United States is behaving contrary to international law.

But don’t take just take my word for it. Do the research yourself.

Mahalo, Aloha!

P.S. Election boycotts are stupid.