Well, if you thought you had heard it all, you haven’t heard anything yet. Media talking heads, representative and even presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton are referring to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as a terrorist. Not only that, but several of these people have said he should be assassinated!
A criminal investigation has been going on for some time of Julian Assange. However, the real question is always, why? Is it because his organization has exposed the crimes of the US central government and those of some of the most powerful people in Washington, DC? Or is it because he has actually committed a crime?
Personally, I do not see exposing lawlessness in government and corruption as a crime, no matter what pretended laws are written to the contrary.
However, take a look at this montage of talking heads, representatives on both sides of the aisle, and even Vice President Joe Biden calling Assange a terrorist.
Vice President Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell labeled Assange a “high-tech terrorist.” Karl Rove described him as an “enemy combatant” who should be “hunted down.”
If that were not enough, even commentators like Rush Limbaugh said that if things were different and we were living at this time years ago, Assange would die of lead poisoning from a bullet to the brain! Yes, he said it.
Political commentator Bob Beckel even went so far as to say that we should use Special Ops Forces to take him out. However, he demonstrated just how lawless he is in what he stated next.
“This guy’s a traitor and treasonous,” Beckel began. “And he has broken every law of the united States (something that is not true). The guy ought to be, and I’m not for the death penalty, so, if I’m not for the death penalty, there’s only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch!”
“A dead man can’t leak stuff,” he added.
Wow! So, Beckel and friends are not for due process of law. In fact, one has to question how Assange is a traitor. He’s Australian for goodness sakes! On top of that, how does an Aussie break American laws when he is not here? How does that work? He is not under the authority if the US government.
What we are witnessing from people like Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Beckel, Joe Biden and others is nothing more than an attempt to be an unruly mob and murder this man without due process.
The only people who have been harmed by the document releases of Wikileaks are those who are corrupt or criminals themselves.
Just recently, Wikileaks released 20,000 emails that led to 4 top officials resigning. And we wonder why the rhetoric has escalated to the point of national figures openly calling for the assassination of one man?
Hang on to your seats folks. I think we are about to be in for a very bumpy ride!
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