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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Baron on Chesschat
    [...Its not about the nature of the charges but how the global community accepts that USA charges against Assange..]
    There is some truth in this claim, but it is also somewhat misleading. It is true that the Assange case will be globally challenged, most probably through the United Nations via law. But it should also be remembered that Assange has sovereign rights as a citizen of Australia and Ecuador. It looks as if British Law may not be able to hold him for more then a year and then he should be released on bail. He does have individual sovereign rights and global community opinion on USA validity is somewhat irrelevant on the subject.
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    What is patently clear is that whistleblowers require far greater legal protection.

    What is so difficult to simply decide such cases - via consideration of proportionality of crime committed versus crime exposed?

    For example in this case: Password hacking vs War Crimes!

    (A similar argument could be made for the recent ATO whistleblower.)


    Where is the press/media discussing this particular central salient issue??!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom View Post
    What is patently clear is that whistleblowers require far greater legal protection.

    What is so difficult to simply decide such cases - via consideration of proportionality of crime committed versus crime exposed?

    For example in this case: Password hacking vs War Crimes!

    (A similar argument could be made for the recent ATO whistleblower.)


    Where is the press/media discussing this particular central salient issue??!
    Are you tongue in cheek setting the agenda as ...Password hacking vs War Crimes!...?

    We need a fourth estate that will reveal the War Crimes. This is a top of the tree priority.


    The password hacking issue is simply a bottom-of-the-barrel charge dredged by the U.S. to try to justify rendition to some U.S jail with as a good a reputation for safety of high profile prisoners as we saw with Carl Williams down at Geelong.

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    Roger Waters calls it like it really is.........

    Inspiring..... "....There should be a general strike in England to prevent him from being extradited.There should be millions in the street....."




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    Quote Originally Posted by CapaPhan View Post
    Are you tongue in cheek setting the agenda as ...Password hacking vs War Crimes!...?
    No. Simply saying that it is a central salient point largely absent from public discourse.

    Quote Originally Posted by CapaPhan View Post
    We need a fourth estate that will reveal the War Crimes. This is a top of the tree priority.
    Yes and first step is recognising how the current press is intent on minimising the war crimes aspect and focussing on the relatively minor crime of password hacking.

    Quote Originally Posted by CapaPhan View Post
    The password hacking issue is simply a bottom-of-the-barrel charge dredged by the U.S. to try to justify rendition to some U.S jail
    Meanwhile top-of-the-barrel war crimes rarely seems to justify rendition in the mainstream press!

    Quote Originally Posted by CapaPhan View Post
    with as a good a reputation for safety of high profile prisoners as we saw with Carl Williams down at Geelong.
    Are you tongue in cheek setting this comparison?!
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