12.07.2010

"Just look at what the U.S. Government and its friends are willing to do and capable of doing to someone who challenges or defies them -- all without any charges being filed or a shred of legal authority. They've blocked access to their assets, tried to remove them from the Internet, bullied most everyone out of doing any business with them, froze the funds marked for Assange's legal defense at exactly the time that they prepare a strange international arrest warrant to be executed, repeatedly threatened him with murder, had their Australian vassals openly threaten to revoke his passport, and declared them "Terrorists" even though -- unlike the authorities who are doing all of these things -- neither Assange nor WikiLeaks ever engaged in violence, advocated violence, or caused the slaughter of civilians."


----Glenn Greenwald

Are these the actions of a global superpower, confident in its purpose and moral standing in the world, or of an empire in decline?

5 comments:

RW said...

For a second there I thought you were talking about how the Church of Scientology deals with its critics.

Oh wait, that didn't sound too good did it...?

Gino said...

ok, now look at this...

suppose you got some dirt, or even some private info, like bank #'s, on the biggest baddest mother fucker in your neighborhood...

you tell him about it, and then tell him you will tell everybody else because they would all want to know this stuff, too... and also because you are a bit of dickhead who thinks he can get away with it...
which is the sole purpose of spreading the info: to get away with it.

he, the biggest baddest mother fucker in your 'hood, suggests that it would be best you do not do that, and pleads that you do not.

you do it any, mainly for reasons i've stated above...

now, that dude you ticked off is trying to pound your ass into the dirt... you were warned.

dont ask me to feel sorry for you cause y'aint a hero.
yer just a punk who didnt get away with it this time.

(one of those lessons i learned the hard way. if wanna tease the tiger, blame yourself for getting bit.)

RW said...

OTOH, being city bred, the principle is just because somebody is bigger than you doesn't mean he's allowed to tell you what to do.

The only mistake in your scenario, gino, is that the little twerp went and told him he was going to do it.

He's a dumbshit. Just do it & fuck the badass.

Gino said...

i allowed for that mistake in my scenario.

also city-bred, i am: just becuase you can, doesnt mean its wise.

i'm still on the fence about this. dont know where to come down, and cant decide who is rightous and who isnt.

watching the show, mostly...
and giggling some.

chris said...

He kicked the hornets nest and now they're confusing him with Roman Polanski. They're going to get someone for raping that girl, dammit!!