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    Question So what do you think should happen to Julian Assange?

    If he did anything he is accused of in the sexual issues then he should pay. But I don't believe he should be at all punished for Wikileaks. If anything he should be haled as a hero. We talk and talk about more transparent government but who picks and chooses what the government hides.

    It is funny how so many don't trust the government to help its own people but fully trust anything they do in regards to other nations. Its like saying I don't care of my husband rapes and beats other women in the neighborhood as long as he keeps his hand off of me. It just doesn't make sense to me.

    As for it being a matter of national security I just don't buy it. If it was that serious then why is it so easy to get?


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    It seems like you are right. I can't figure out what he did that could be punished, with regards to wikileaks. He did what newspapers have always done. Published leaks and secrets.

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    It is funny how so many don't trust the government to help its own people but fully trust anything they do in regards to other nations. Its like saying I don't care of my husband rapes and beats other women in the neighborhood as long as he keeps his hand off of me. It just doesn't make sense to me.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feetie View Post
    ... But I don't believe he should be at all punished for Wikileaks. If anything he should be haled as a hero.
    Absolutely, he IS a hero. I've been prowling a mirror Wikileaks for a while now, and let's just say it's quite enlightening.

    Especially the bit on Australia's (proposed) and Thailand's censorship of the internet.

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    It exposes the government and those in power.

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    Personally I think he should be ignored.

    The website is the story... the meglomaniac is not the story.

    The people who risked their careers and lives getting the info to wikileaks are the heros (Jury's out on that American guy). There's probably already a few dead Chinese over those leaks... and they made that decision knowing the consequences. And the sleazy Aussie is the one getting man of the year allocades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Gently View Post
    Personally I think he should be ignored.

    The website is the story... the meglomaniac is not the story.

    The people who risked their careers and lives getting the info to wikileaks are the heros (Jury's out on that American guy). There's probably already a few dead Chinese over those leaks... and they made that decision knowing the consequences. And the sleazy Aussie is the one getting man of the year allocades.
    Very true which is why there are more sites cropping up doing the same thing. Yet not making the news like Julian. So I guess my thread should be more directed to the site rather than the man. Good point.

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    If he is acquitted of these questionable accusations of sexual misconduct, then I'd hope he could get back on board with Wikileaks and go back to work. The US has been after him, and I know Austria was considering offering him diplomatic asylum. He is a warrior for truth, and should be protected in that light.

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    I'm worried about what people like Assange can do if nothing is able to check their ability to reveal secrets, but the man is not a criminal, at least not over anything to do with Wikileaks (the sexual stuff in Sweden of all places sounds like trumped up bullshit but I can't definitively say that it is). I believe secrets are necessary but the U.S. government takes their authority to classify without justification too far. As much as possible, the government must be open to the view of the public, and people like Assange help ensure that.

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