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Here's an example of so many in our society. Both, of how you may fall victim to false rhetoric from MSCM that benefits the establishment, and what you can do to prevent it in the future.

What I Got Wrong About Julian Assange

I wrote a piece for Australian online publisher Crikey just before Julian Assange’s extradition hearings resumed in September 2020 in which I regurgitated a slur that has done enormous harm to his reputation.

I was wrong and lazy in repeating that slur which appeared whenever you Googled Assange’s name. That must make it true, right? Two of Assange’s well-known Australian supporters tried to correct me. To my shame, I brushed them off.

Their overtures nagging at the back of my mind, I recently did what I should have done at the time: read the submissions Assange’s legal team made at his extradition hearings and transcripts of witness testimony. I soon realized how mistaken I was.

[consortiumnews.com]

Just yesterday I attempted debating Biden's hypocritical speech from the other day with someone on facehack. The amount of lies and deceptive comments in that speech were off the charts. It's amazing how easily people fall into their the traps of exposing themselves of their indoctrination and laziness to attempt to discover facts even when you provide them the means to do so. Often contradicting their own spoken beliefs at the same time.

{Wikileaks had hundreds of thousands of documents it had gotten from Manning – the war logs and State Department cables — for a considerable period in 2010 and went to “extraordinary lengths to publish them in a responsible and redacted manner,” the submissions to a lower U.K. court said. WikiLeaks held back information while it formed media partnerships with news organizations such as The Guardian, The New York Times and DER SPIEGEL to manage the release of the material. Assange’s legal team cited named witnesses, various journalists who worked with Assange on the process. Those witnesses testified to the rigor of the redaction effort.

Un-redacted publication of the State Department cables in September 2011 was undertaken by parties unconnected to WikiLeaks, and despite WikiLeaks’ efforts to prevent it, the legal submissions state. Those who revealed un-redacted cables have never been prosecuted nor requested to remove them from the internet.}

{Further evidence Assange sought to protect individuals came at Chelsea’s court-martial in 2013. Brigadier-General Robert Carr testified that his team of 120 counter-intelligence officers couldn’t find a single person killed in Afghanistan and Iraq because of the disclosures. [Ed.: Nevertheless, U.S. prosecutors at the extradition hearing made harming U.S. informants the centerpiece of their case.]

Let’s talk about what is indisputable, who really was endangered and by whom.

The United States of America jeopardized the lives of Iraq’s entire 25 million people with an illegal and reckless invasion based on the lies that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and had direct ties to al Qaeda.

It’s indisputable that hundreds of thousands of Iraqi combatants and civilians were killed in the eight-year war because of violence and war-related causes.

It’s reasonable to say millions of Iraqis were wounded by violence or suffered illness from war-related causes. It’s fair to say millions of Iraqis will struggle with trauma and mental illness for life, that a countless number have already killed themselves.

American families suffered too: 4,431 U.S. soldiers were killed in the war and 31,994 wounded. Hundreds of thousands of American veterans have PTSD or moral injury, affecting millions of loved ones and friends. Same goes for any other foreigner who spent time in Iraq – soldier, security contractor, truck driver, cook, journalist.

And in case people think the Iraq War is over, Islamic State rose from its ashes. Yet no American government or military leader has ever been held to account for the lies and misrepresentations over Iraq. Meanwhile, the United States brazenly misrepresents the facts in its case against Assange with the blessing of successive Australian governments.}

And the vast majority of our citizenship still willingly vote in the same people of these establishment parties that continue the same world, and national, shattering policies.

William_Mary 8 Jan 8
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I like how Biden called Putin a "killer". Soon after was the debacle at Afghanistan's airport where a suicide bomber took 3 American lives and Biden vowed revenge. Sure enough, a drone strike ensured with Biden bragging the cell was taken out.
Then it comes out it was an aid worker and children carrying water bottles. Pentagon had an investigation and surprise surprise, no-one at fault.
Biden should not throw stones whilst living in a glass house, murderer.
Australia needs to grow some balls and I think quite easy to get Assange back. All we have to do is call upon the UK and US and say "How important is this AUKUS defence deal to you? If important, Assange back on Australian soil yesterday. If not, marines in Darwin can start packing their bags".

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