This sorry saga, this tale of woe, all began when our Julian ruffled the feathers of the bald eagle.
He was a teenage hacker, living in a squat in Melbourne. This is where his larrikin streak first shows up. Him and his mates hacked the C.I.A. and came across the daily targets for bombing the shit out of Iraq in the first Iraq war, led by George Bush senior, way back in 1990. One particular target was a hospital. They obliterated it, then said it was a mistake, but the hackers showed that it was planned the day before. See the film Underground, for the full story. From that day on our Julian was a marked man. The white hand of death was printed on his door. But his fate was not sealed until 20 years later.
2010 – Wikileaks publishes irrefutable documentation of U.S. and British war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, including cock-pit footage and dialogue of U.S. helicopters gunning down a group of innocent people, including journalists – ironically. The trigger-happy soldiers can be heard laughing as they kill. Yes, just like in a computer game.
Watch it yourself;
This evidence and proof of many other abominable atrocities was provided by Private Chelsea Manning, who is also being relentlessly persecuted for exposing the truth.
Later that year, surprize, surprize, Swedish authorities issue our Julian with an international arrest warrant for sexual misconduct.
(Apparently Julian didn’t wear a condom after saying he would)
2012 – Julian, who by now regrets letting his penis dictate his fate, assumes the charge is a pretext for extradition to the U.S. and bread and gruel for the rest of his days on earth. So naturally he jumps bail and holes up in the Ecuadorian embassy till it all blows over. Who wouldn’t? He perfects his indoor skate boarding and learns a little Spanish. He has a couple of babies for want of anything better to do.
“Now where did I put those condoms?”
For the next seven years, Julian remains in that embassy — which is really a tiny apartment in central London — with no outdoor space other than a tiny balcony, which he fears using due to the very real possibility of assassination.
2013 – After spending years trying to concoct charges against Julian that would stick. The Obama D.O.J. concludes that prosecuting him would pose too great a threat to press freedom.
But that was Obama, other presidents would not be so lenient.
2016 – During the 2016 U.S. election campaign, at a crucial moment, WikiLeaks publishes damning confidential emails, showing that Hilary and the Party machine conspired to deny Bernie Sanders the Democratic nomination.
Yes, that’s right, they cheated!
Those revelations lead to the resignation of the top 5 Democratic Party officials, and a slump in the polls from which poor Hilary never recovers.
This a text book lesson in how to make enemies of some of the most powerful and vindictive people in the world. Our Julian has it down to a fine art. Just for good measure he called Hilary a psychopathic war mongerer. Ouch! The truth hurts, doesn’t it?
That larrikin streak is starting to shape our hero’s destiny.
So the world is forced to endure the erratic but highly entertaining reign of Orange Man –
a criminally insane, narcisistic, mysoginist megolomanic.
All the credentials one needs to rule these days
But we all learn a valuable lesson: to never, ever try that again.
The moment those emails are published, Julian’s horrible fate is sealed!
His life will be very short or extremely uncomfortable for a very long time.
After helping Orange Man win the election, Julian could have expected at least a small favor in return, like cancelling his extradition for instance, but Orange Man forgot about him and left him to languish in Belmarsh Prison. Surprise, surprise!
2017 – Swedish investigation closed.
2019 Julian’s asylum is revoked by the Ecuadorian government, after a change of leadership and a change of heart. God knows what the C.I.A. said to that president of that tiny and vulnerable country, but it did the trick.
British Police are then invited in to the Ecuadorian embassy to arrest Julian for skipping bail on a charge that had already been withdrawn.
Julian is given the maximum sentence for that crime – 1 year in prison.
Before the year is out, the C.I.A. – his nemesis in this endless vendetta, cook up a charge of espionage, based on his exposé of U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan that were meant to remain a secret.
Espionage is considered a very serious crime in the U.S. You can get ‘The Death Penalty’….or worse!
Based on that baseless accusation, the U.S. applies for extradition.
The screws tightens!
Jan 21 – Judge Vanessa Baraitser denies extradition on the grounds that Julian’s punishment in the notorious U.S. prison system would be so harsh it would surely kill him.
Sotto voce in American accent – “That is the whole idea, lady”
The U.S. appeals that ruling.
10 Dec 21 – US wins their appeal. Julian is refused bail.
His relentless persecution continues unabated.
Julian remains in Belmarsh Prison (Britain’s Guantanamo Bay) where his mental state is deteriorating daily, as you would expect considering his prospects.
The next phase of the brutalization of Julian Assange:
When Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused extradition on mental health grounds, she also rejected all the many other defense arguments – mainly that the charges against Julian are politically motivated and contravene all national and international guarantees of freedom of the press, including the first amendment of the US of A-rseholes.
So the rejection of those arguments will be appealed, and appealed again and again, until all avenues of appeal are exhausted. Julian will be exhausted too!
In the end;
1 . Julian will die in prison of a broken heart
2. Juilian will be sent to the U.S., where he will left to rot, or be assassinated by some nut-job paid in crack by the C.I.A., who are on record stating their fervent desire to do just that.
3. Julian will be transferred to an Ozy prison, where this loyal and subservient vassal
state will meet out whatever revenge our lords and masters deem appropriate.
4. Our Julian will be freed to come home and live out a bucolic life in the countryside
with his devoted wife and children…. and Santa and the Tooth Fairy and a Bunyip.
Tragically, our Julian will most likely die in Belmarsh Prison. The British government have made it clear that if his extradition to the US is not forthcoming they are happy to keep him in solitary confinement until he dies of loneliness. This relentless legal torture is meted out to an award winning journalist, a peace activist who has not been convicted of any crime, while the entire liberal progressive intelligentsia looks on with passive amusement or actively supports the Liberal Establishment in their witch hunt. Yes, even dear old ‘Auntie’ is getting in on the act; stacks-on-the-mill-more-on-still!
This is the New World Order. Get used to it! The so called ‘Left’ or more aptly, the slightly left of the far right, are in the ascendancy in the U.S., and they want revenge! They are methodically and ruthlessly pursuing their detractors, using exactly the same methods they so fiercely decried just a few short months ago. Julian Assange embarrassed Hilary Clinton on the world stage by exposing her as a war criminal. For this he must die! That is the law of the land. It was ever thus.
All of us on The Slightly Left are encouraged to join in this collective punishment with enthusiasm.
It will cleanse our troubled souls of doubt. Ignite the faggots! Let the auto-da-fe begin!
Stay tuned for the next exciting episode of ‘How to Destroy a Human-being.’
Ben Boyang 10/12/21
Julian Assange – Hero or Villian?– John Menadu
In Michael Brissenden’s 2019 4 Corners episode “Julian Assange: Hero or Villain,“ Brissenden was puzzled by the idea of citizen journalism, represented by Assange, that combined journalism and activism. He asked WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson: “This question about whether he’s an activist or a journalist comes up all the time. Where do you sit?”
Hrafsson replied: “It’s a ridiculous question, but, as I said earlier, journalism has gone astray. When you practise real journalism, it’s called activism, it’s called politics. And it is activism today. Telling the truth is a revolutionary act, they say these days. That’s true. But the question of whether he’s a journalist is a very serious one for a very obvious reason because those who say that he isn’t a journalist are those who are in power who want to decide who is a journalist, and thereby, basically, what is news and what is the truth.”
Despite his denial, Brissenden, like Neighbour and Ferguson, was an activist too in Clinton’s campaign to smear Assange. Unlike Assange, an independent who published actual government documents and factual information, the Four Corners trio were convinced they were the true journalists because they broadcast the fantasies of a powerful politician. When they were behaving more like stenographers.
Some fun movies to watch –
A look at the early career of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.
– Directed by the inimitable Bob Connolly – Ozy icon
A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange’s controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.
Director – Alex Gibney
Starring – Julian Assange, acclaimed international activist journalist
Risk (2016) – Very controversial documentary that the film maker and the participants have been fighting about since it was made. To get even the most basic idea of what the fracas is all about, you could start at Wikipedia
(No relation to Wikileaks as far as I know)
The Fifth Estate– Hollywood blockbuster and anti Wickileaks propaganda
(Not recomended – Ed)