Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ruling Class (and Wannabes) Calling for Assange's Assassination

What's his "crime", other than making the ruling class look like a bunch of bumbling idiots?

Oh I see, that's really a serious crime, isn't it, to reveal the emperor with no clothes?

But calling for his assassination (and not to mention Huckabee's idiotic idea of "treason" - Assange is not a US citizen) over a bunch of diplomatic cables?

Or is it because of Assange's hint that the next up will be a US bank, which everyone took to mean Bank of America? Did the Fed order UK to arrest Assange to protect one of the largest Fed member banks?

Zero Hedge's Tyler Durden says it all:

Once again, it only goes to show that if you threaten to take down a government nobody cares; do the same with a bank, and one's arrest becomes imminent.

The political left's hypocricy shines through yet again. Just imagine what they would be saying, if the leak was made during the sorry reign of Bush the Lesser.

Except, as usual, Glenn Greenwald, who had this to say in his 12/1/2010 post:
...as soon as Scott Ritter began telling the truth about Iraqi WMDs, he was publicly smeared with allegations of sexual improprieties. As soon as Eliot Spitzer began posing a real threat to Wall Street criminals, a massive and strange federal investigation was launched over nothing more than routine acts of consensual adult prostitution, ending his career (and the threat he posed to oligarchs). And now, the day after Julian Assange is responsible for one of the largest leaks in history, an arrest warrant issues that sharply curtails his movement and makes his detention highly likely.

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