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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:06 PM
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Daniel Ellsberg on Wikileaks and Julian Assange on Countdown with Keith Olbermann
 
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:29 PM
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1. K&R n/t
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Truth2Pwer Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:38 PM
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2. K&R...what kind of country are we becoming?
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axollot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 03:03 PM
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10. Wrong Tense - not becoming - but have become n/t
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:41 PM
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3. 'Woodward would face prosecution for his latest book'
if Assange were convicted of espionage. It is so obvious, it's is incredible that this has even crossed the minds of anyone other than the rabid rightwing fringes. To see a Democratic DOJ even thinking of this, is simply stunning.

'We would have an official secrests act' Elsberg says. I hope people start calming and start reading the documents and learning how this government functions and why they are so scared.

There ARE crimes to be investigated, which the documents make clear. And one of them is the State Dept. being used as a Spy agency in violation of International Law.

Great comments from Ron Paul in that clip also. On foreign policy there is no one better, and on the police state that was created after 9/11. I hope people understand the enormous threat to our rights and especially freedom of speech these outrageous threats from this government are.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:47 PM
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4. Why do they keep calling it "Obama's" Justice deprt. Supposed to be non-political
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 05:05 PM
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11. Because the President appoints the Attorney General...
... and the department of justice falls under the executive branch.
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green917 Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:16 AM
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5. So, the Obama DOJ wants to give torture, rendition and crimes against humanity a pass...
but, prosecuting heroic whistle blowers who ensure that the people of the World know of the lies that we've told and the atrocities we've been party to over the last dozen years is a okay?

Not a single individual who was party to entering us into 2 wars illegally and implementing a systemic torture program in effect destroying our moral standing in the World has been so much as investigated by this administration and, yet, they have attempted to prosecute 5 whistle blowers so far...Tell me why I voted for this guy again?
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TatonkaJames Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:47 PM
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6. This is no more than the beginning...
of the end of free speech. The arguments for prosecution are feeble and the DOJ is making
the rules as they go along now that the agenda is clear, when Paul makes the point that
they're not interested in how the government allowed the leak or the person who took the hard-drives
with the documents. And Woodward is just one example all Assange needs for his defense.

I remember as a child being told how the Soviet Union was so secretive and kept their people uninformed
and that we were fighting the Cold War for their freedom of speech. Like Truth2Pwer said;
"what kind of country are we becoming?"
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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:48 PM
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7. Time to see the betrayal of our people, our troops, and our tax dollars and how they are used to
genocide people of many countries to steal their resources....
We do that.  
We are the perpetrators and they want to scapegoat the
messenger, Julian Assange.

This is corruption acting out right in our faces.  
How does this get corrected? 
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TatonkaJames Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 02:01 PM
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8. Full blown revolution
Edited on Sun Dec-12-10 02:02 PM by TatonkaJames
If we haven't become mad enough over the past 10 years then I feel
we have been beaten down so much we have no desire to fight back except for
constant posts on the web which do nothing unless it's majestic like
Wikileaks. Even when polls show our representatives we want no tax breaks for
the wealthy they ignore it like we have no say, which is evident in the
legislation they're trying to pass.
And we lack opposition leaders like we had in the 60's. I would like
nothing more than to take the leadership role and form and organize
rallies and demonstrations but no one would show up for fear of being
arrested or beaten or losing their jobs which they need more than anything today.
But that's how we got the Civil Rights Act and helped stop the war in Vietnam.

Of course today they would find that leader dead of suicide - eh-hem ....
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 02:30 PM
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9. Seems to be popular - marking for later watch
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 09:36 PM
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12. Kicking This Up. Ron Paul Tells Truth Also on the Lies About Iraq.
Hope this gets seen by more.
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