US Will Prosecute Wikileaks OwnerAdded: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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The American government is willing to arrest Julian Assange and has drawn up a secret charge sheet, hoping that they manage to extradite Wikileak’s owner to face one of its finest kangaroo courts.
The message proving this was found in a confidential internal email leaked from private American intelligence company, Stratfor. Wikileaks has recently started publishing 5 million of Stratfor leaked emails. In the message in question, the Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence was discussing a media report about American investigations that targeted Wikileaks, saying “we have a sealed indictment on Assange”.
The author of the email is an expert on security and counter-terrorism having close ties to American intelligence and law enforcement agencies, an ex-chief of counter terrorism in the country’s State Department diplomatic security service.
Assange’s service is currently releasing over 5 million leaked Stratfor emails claimed to reveal how a private intelligence agency operates, and how they target people for their corporate and government clients.
The leaked message reveals that the American prosecutors drew up a secret indictment against Julian Assange over a year ago. Now Assange is awaiting a ruling of British Supreme Court on his appeal against extradition to Sweden to be questioned related to sexual assault allegations.
Julian Assange insists that extradition to Stockholm will open the way for his extradition to the United States on espionage or conspiracy charges. In fact, many experts agree that getting him discredited by having him banged up on a sex charge in Sweden would be much easier to organize than a more politically damaging trial in the United States.
Meanwhile, the US army private Bradley Manning was recently committed to face court martial for two dozen of alleged offenses, including “aiding the enemy” by leaking classified country’s documents to infamous service WikiLeaks. Within that hearing, the investigators had reportedly found a link between Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.
What it looks like is a secret grand jury had been gathered in the State of Virginia. If he’s charged under the American law, it would most likely be the 1917 Espionage Act.
March 13th,2012Posted by:
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
|posted by (2012-03-13 17:33:48)|
|Yup, the USA is no longer the land of the free. Sad, but true.|
|posted by (2012-03-13 18:04:01)|
|D4T4, that's complete BS. He broke the law by leaking government papers. He deserves whatever punishment he gets.|
|posted by (2012-03-13 19:15:31)|
|@ soxfan hand on heart are you really a free man in your own country? I think not. And yes he broke the law, but do you believe for one second he'll get a fair trial in America? Will they put those government employees on trial that broke the law and were outed by wikileaks? I think not.|
|posted by (2012-03-13 19:31:15)|
|soxfan bush broke the law several time, let's prosecute|
|posted by (2012-03-13 20:12:01)|
open your eyes and your mind then ONLY THEN you will see the truth
|posted by (2012-03-14 05:16:27)|
|america is in a really really bad place right now. they're more corrupt than ever. more arrogant than ever. and spiraling down fast. government is the worst in the world and their little sheepish citizens get herded along like powerless fools. so sad.|
|Shockingly enough, hacking IS illegal. Why is this being reported as news? Are there people here who really didn't think it was illegal to access confidential communications of the United States government without authorization?|
|posted by (2012-03-14 07:49:13)|
|So brewes1988, can you give us your name and address so we can report you and your friend soxfan93 to the proper authorities for downloading stuff off torrents? you, know, since you're all for law and order and everything. moron.|
|IF I went public with it like Assange did, I sure as heck wouldn't be shocked when I got indicted or sued by the RIAA. I'm completely aware that torrenting is illegal and wrong, I'm simply gambling that this is small potatos enough that I'm not at real risk.|
You'd have to be crazy to think that publishing classified government documents under your real name wouldn't bring the heat onto you.
|posted by (2012-03-14 10:25:53)|
|Are you all serious - Julian Assange is not a citizen of America, so how and why should he be tried under they're law. nor was he in they're country when he posted documents that he received, I am fairly certain he did not hack the information himself -|
from what is documented he owned/ran the wikilieaks website which made public alot of documents
from the website
"WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists (our electronic drop box). "
why would they not be given the same freedoms as the big media giants - wikileaks seem to get information from whistle-blowers within a regime and then verify and then post it - same as every good newspaper reporter.
The fact that America is embarrassed about their behaviour and cover ups of some sensitive international material they are trying to serve some sort of justice on a non American
More so I am disappointed with the Australian government for not defending its citizens - might you readers also note that Assange has used his skills to aid police investigations with the child exploitation unit to convict criminals???
brewers1988, Journalists/reporters should not have to hide their identity when bringing information to the people - wasn't America promoting itself as the land of the free - the greatest world power and freedoms - I am sure they also think that freedom of speech was theirs as well - but obviously only if you are selling what the Man is.
|posted by (2012-03-14 11:18:20)|
|great points, MEthinks. What's the difference between Assange and a newspaper publishing the material? nothing. oh, except one is a corporation intertwined with the government and the other is an actual reporter.|
|@ #1 , your telling me it ever was? lols|
|tottaly agree with fellaway no ones free anymore and yes downloading is illegal aswell|
|methinks have got a point why should he be tryed under american laws|
|This is going to be hypernova for the U.S!|
|posted by (2012-03-15 00:59:56)|
|methinks,this canuck thinks that you have made many a good point in this argument...|
|posted by (2012-03-15 16:39:29)|
|What Julian was doing is Reporting. the people of this world have the right to know whats going on. i am an American i love my country and will defend it with my life! for the past few years i do not like what has been going on with my government.The only way to stop this is by doing what ever we can to elect Ron Paul.He will end this corruption in congress.Most American feel if they have a sh!t job and social security and medicaid still functioning they remain silent.When the checks stop rolling in and they will, that's when they will see the light.||
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