By Dawn Luger
WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, will not quit releasing pertinent information, even after Sweden announced it’s dropping the rape allegations against him. Assange, the biggest enemy of the state, issued a defiant statement after Sweden dropped the charges. He won’t be kowtowing to the political elites, though; in fact, just the opposite.
Julian Assange had previously expressed concern that he could end up being extradited and face the death penalty in the United States because he continues to reveal government “secrets” through his website, WikiLeaks. On Friday afternoon, Assange appeared on a balcony at the Ecuadorian embassy and described the dropped charges as “an important victory.” But he’s not going to stop releasing the information about the government’s wrongdoings, and that has become a thorn in the side of the political elites.
“Today is an important victory for me and the UN human rights system, but by no means erases seven years of detention without charge…while my children grew up. That is not something I can forgive or forget,” Assange told journalists from a balcony at the Ecuadorian embassy where he has lived for the last five years. Marianne Ny, Sweden’s director of public prosecutions, earlier said the investigation was dropped because Sweden had “exhausted the possibilities” for investigating the allegations against Assange. –Newsweek
It is also becoming more clear as to why the Trump administration now loathes Assange as much as the political left does. No one, Assange included, is supposed to release information showing that the government is not the benevolent magical unicorn partisan politics pretends that it is. Adding fuel to the fire of truth in his statement Friday, Assange said he would continue to release even more of US government’s classified information, regardless of the reports last month that said U.S. officials were preparing charges for Assange’s arrest.
The UK has said it will arrest me regardless. Now the U.S. CIA director [Mike] Pompeo and the U.S. attorney general [Jeff Sessions] have said that I and other WikiLeaks staff have no rights and that my arrest and the arrest of other staff is a priority. That is not acceptable … Our publications are proceeding at speed and that speed in relation to [recent high-profile leaks about the CIA] is accelerating.
Basically, Assange is saying that he has no intentions of stopping the flow of information to his website. Instead, he’s going to speed up the rate he releases the damaging information because of governments’ insistence on continuing to threaten him for the crime of publishing their hard-to-swallow truths.
In the meantime, Ecuador is offering Assange asylum. Guillaume Long, Ecuador’s foreign minister, pledged to help Assange Friday. “Given that the European arrest warrant no longer holds, Ecuador will now be intensifying its diplomatic efforts with the UK so Julian Assange gains safe passage [to] Ecuador,” said Long.
Julian Assange, and other whistleblowers, such as Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, are the only chance we have at regaining a little bit of the truth the governments of the world insist on hiding from us. Some of the information is hard to hear, but wouldn’t you rather know the truth about the government, or do you prefer to be coddled with the lies the political elite think you’re too stupid to understand?
The insistence that Assange is bad and Manning is a traitor resonate only in the minds of those so entrenched in their worship of the government that there is nothing the ruling elites could do to them to warrant a change of heart. The fact remains, that Assange is releasing relevant information proving that the government is the largest corporate gang of criminal masterminds on Earth. And, unfortunately, that truth is just too hard to hear for most voters.
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Contributed by Dawn Luger of The Daily Sheeple.