WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on President Obama to end a so-called “witch hunt” against his secret-spilling website,
Am I reading that right? Because it looks like an Australian in England, holed up in an Ecuador embassy, is calling on the U.S. to stop trying to extradite him to Sweden.
Is that what the Administration doing? Now, I’m no fan of the whiny sanctimonious Assange, though I do appreciate whistles being blown on corruption and wrong-doing. But wasn’t the Wikileaks thing mostly just internal State Dept. bitching and moaning about annoying people and things? There were revelations (some Arab governments want the U.S. military to take out Iran’s nuke program) but no corruption.
Which makes this a waste of whistleblowing. Worse than a waste, because it’s a reminder to actual government criminals to hide their tracks better. And of course a government has to investigate leaks of any sort.
So the only way Assange could believe he was doing good is if the entire U.S. government is corrupt, not just parts of it. And he probably does believe that.
Which makes him incredibly stupid. So the corrupt U.S. government is pressuring other countries to extradite Assange to Sweden? To face the uncertainty of a courtroom trial over an unrelated matter?
Wow. There’s corruption, and then there’s lazy corruption. I thought my tax dollars were paying for highly-trained CIA assassination squads. We don’t have any? Somebody needs to blow the whistle on that.
Assange went after the most powerful organization in history. Not to take it down, you understand. Not to cut off the head of the snake. To make it stub its toe (er, the organization…not the snake). What did he think would happen next?
Also, Assange? This can’t be a “witch-hunt” because you actually did it. Few-to-none of the Salem victims were actually, you know…bedding the Devil. You did embassass the U.S. Federal Government. It is now your opponent. Which may be
trying to kill you trying to get you put on trial over Swedish accusations of sexual assault.
We can’t have that, can we? So apparently you’re now on the side of angels.