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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 12:28 PM

7. Struggle, I was expecting you. As usual,

you supply a mountain of partially inaccurate info that still manages to leave out the big picture. E.g., just because Manning's prosecutors declined to "categorize" aiding the enemy as a capital offense doesn't mean that whoever prosecutes Assange couldn't seek capital punishment against Assange under the Espionage Act; and they have every incentive to hide their intentions at this point.

But far more importantly (again, the big picture), those who wish to neutralize Assange would do better to simply incarcerate him for as long as possible (rather than making him a martyr), out of public scrutiny which they certainly have the power to do while the media they largely control ignore him; meanwhile perhaps while doing whatever they feel they can get away with doing to Assange to psychologically break him, as they have already done to Manning, which must certainly take a toll. Or maybe they just let Assange get assassinated or suicided.

The bottom line is, those who wish to neutralize him have already shown they will spare no cost or effort to do so, and they have the means, and Assange would be a fool to allow himself to fall into their hands.

I could point out other inaccuracies and omissions in your account, but I don't believe that would help anyone. I'll simply say that I think I've followed this story as closely as you, and Assange may not be perfect, but his actions have done a great deal of good in the world, and he is being unjustly persecuted. I hope others who read this thread will not be deterred by mountains you post, which it appears to me are mainly intended to obscure the view.

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