Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hypocrisy Thy Name is Government

This humble blogster has noted that Julian Assange, of Wikileaks notoriety has been granted political asylum by Ecuador and is currently in sanctuary at the London embassy of that nation.

Allow me to attempt to connect the dots in this political/diplomatic clusterphuk: Mr Assange (an Australian citizen) caused to be published reams of data embarrassing mostly to arrogant politicians and bureaucrats in the US. His acts have generated a hue and cry from these self same operatives and the brainwashed boobiose that he be tried and executed for "treason". Never mind the fact that his actions do not fall within the elements of the crime of treason. You cannot be guilty of the crime if you are not a citizen or legal resident of the nation claiming the violation.

Meanwhile, during a visit to Sweden (a nation this blogster has visited on occasion) two female groupies engage in sex with Mr Assange unbeknownst to each other. Semicasual sex is not unknown to occur within the borders of that country, especially within the environs of Stockholm. All parties seem to have been enjoying themselves, even to the extent of one of the groupies shopping for items to prepare breakfast for Mr Assange. Things however begin to unravel during this idyl when the two groupies discover that Mr Assange had in fact availed himself of the services of the two of them.

In the lines from the 1697 play "The Mourning Bride" by William Congreve: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." The ladies, after comparing notes seek "justice" from the Swedish authorities who initially dismiss the "complaint" for what it is: sour grapes over a date gone bad. Days later, after Mr Assange has departed the feminist governed socialist scandinavian paradise, another "prosecutor" decides to arrest Mr Assange and "question" him for the heinous "crime" of engaging in consensual sex under "false pretenses" and for this "crime" proceeds to demand his extradition from the United Kingdom. Shades of Adolf Eichman! We are admonished to ignore the official swedish policy of refusal to vigorously prosecute the violent and forcible rape of swedish women by Muslim immigrants in the province of Skåne (see graphic above).

The UK, who considers itself a "close ally" of the US, proceeds to extradite Mr Assange to Sweden for "investigation" of a 4th class misdemeanor and through legal maneuvering Mr Assange manages to obtain sanctuary and political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The government of the UK issues what amounts to an ultimatum to the government of Ecuador to surrender Mr Assange or he will be "forcibly removed" from their sovereign territory. An act of war.

In this threat of an act of war we are called upon to ignore the fact that cardinal Minzente, beginning in the 1950s remained in the US embassy in Budapest for 15 years avoiding arrest by the communist government of Hungary for the felony of opposing communism. We are also called upon to ignore the protestations of the US government against the Iranian government for allowing the forcible entry of activists into the US embassy in Tehran in 1979.

Any sentient human being with two functioning brain cells can discern the fingerprints of the US government all over this ongoing clusterphuk.

Meanwhile, high ranking members of the Obama administration continue to leak sensitive national security classified information if it is believed to aid the re-election chances of the "TelePrompTer jesus".

I would have to ask: what is wrong with this picture?

cross posted at: Fighting in the Shade

7 comments:

  1. It sounds as though you look favorably on what Assange has done (releasing the documents not his dalliance with two women) or perhaps think it wasn't worthy of prosecution. My feeling is that he has indeed committed a crime and if some other questionable action by Assange can be used as a pretext to capture him then that is good. Whatever it takes to bring him to justice.

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  2. Anon,

    "Whatever it takes to bring him to justice"

    Including an act of war? And would you include the White House operatives leaking sensitive security data to the press in order to glorify our dear leader?

    "Justice" would appear to be rather flexibly subjective to some. Why not simply add Mr Assange to the presidential kill list?

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  3. Anon,
    Aussange did NOT engage in espionage. He merely published emails that caused embarrassment to government apparatchiks as has the New York Times, the Boston Globe etc. Ever hear of the Pentagon Papers affair?

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  6. Pogo, you need to go back and re-read what he actually did, which wasn't just embarrass governments, but also included things like leaking the names of informants, opening them up to retaliation.

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  7. Rick,
    You are quite right regarding the possible exposure of informants to retaliation. To that I can attest as having in a former life dealt with them extensively. The motivations propelling informants are quite varied and well worth being addressed in a separate essay.

    Regarding this particular instance, perhaps you can supply particulars to illustrate your point. That I am as yet unaware of such an instance does not foreclose the possibility of its/their existence.

    "No question that Assange is annoyingly arrogant and a relentless publicity-seeker. But Assange’s real crime is "lese majeste," a French offense of annoying or embarrassing the monarch."

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