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Assange: the Cost of Breaking the Hacker code of Anonymity
by Kismo Thursday, Feb 24 2011, 7:25pm
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Julian Assange has been “caged,” to use his own expression, since his initial arrest in London on an EU warrant alleging sexual misconduct in Sweden and remains caged today with bail conditions still applying while his inept team of glamour boy barristers and drunken solicitors determine how much more they can milk from his case. A gifted person with Assange’s social awareness should have known that (ALL) lawyers are the parasites of the modern age and should be avoided at all costs. Are you regretting now the personal and other REAL costs associated with your narcissistic (conditioned) need for notoriety, Julian? Silly boy!

Assange loses
Assange loses

Assange, a self-confessed hacker, was fully cognisant of the hackers most powerful weapon outside his/her digital skills – A-N-O-N-Y-M-I-T-Y! He chose to break that code for the most trivial reason – all the material on WikiLeaks could have been revealed without anyone breaking the secrecy code, but Assange wanted to be a ‘Paris Hilton’ and was blinded by his now very apparent personality failings. Furthermore, he began to use the WikiLeaks material for personal attacks on his perceived enemies in a way identical to blackmail – so, it’s come to this!

It is clearly time to separate the concept and purpose of WikiLeaks from the dysfunctional personality of Assange, he clearly was not personally ‘up to the task’ though his/the concept of WikiLeaks was indeed a very valuable contribution to society. He is not the first flawed personality to create something revolutionary but now WikiLeaks must, to maintain its INTEGRITY, dissociate itself from its founder and continue to do its valuable job for society.

It’s over, Julian, you not only breached an inviolable hacker code but broke a critical rule of guerrilla warfare by allowing a stronger, slower opponent to apprehend you, stupid beyond belief!

Let the Assange case be a cogent lesson for all digital warriors and other fighters for Truth, Freedom and Liberty.

The Watergate material was all delivered anonymously and the real identity of the leaker was not revealed until his death.

WE are Many – we are One -- we are ANONYMOUS. [You cannot stop what you cannot see!]

Good luck Julian, you deeply flawed mamma's boy.

When is this 'gifted' mamma's boy going to wake up to the FACT that he is opposing organised crime? "Justice" exists only in your deluded dreams, Julian. As for us, we ARE the ANONYMOUS underground, a FORMIDABLE, amorphous force. When you fight criminals you do NOT surrender yourself as an open target and then hope to prevail in THEIR domain-- you've lost it, dreamboat!


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Corporatists and Bank of America target WikiLeaks supporters
by dart Friday, Feb 25 2011, 7:39am

Interview segment with Glenn Greenwald on WikiLeaks -- offensive measures taken by Bankers and Corporatists to smear and character assassinate WikiLeaks and supporters.

Colbert hams it up

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Assange's Infantile Outbursts Becoming Tedious
by David Leigh via stan - The Guardian UK Sunday, Feb 27 2011, 7:26pm

The WikiLeaks founder should keep quiet about his private life and let his hugely important work speak for itself.

Julian Assange, the beleaguered inventor of WikiLeaks, stood on the Belmarsh courtroom steps and delivered what has become a familiar harangue against those trying to extradite him to Sweden, where he is accused of sexual misconduct. The climax of almost a quarter of an hour of oration came when he complained of "this ridiculous time I have to spend on this nonsense!". Such was his dismissive reaction to a reasoned 28-page ruling by the district judge, Howard Riddle, who no doubt burned some midnight oil composing findings he knows will be scrutinised carefully by an appeal court.

It might have been more diplomatic of Assange to have kept quieter, following a devastating finding in the judgment that one of Assange's fleet of lawyers, the Swedish advocate Björn Hurtig, made "a deliberate attempt to mislead the court". It was a striking reminder of the dangers over-enthusiastic solicitors face when they cross the line and engage in media grandstanding.

The issue could not have been more crucial: the Assange team had attempted to give the impression that the Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny had behaved in an "astonishing" and improper manner, by making no attempt to interview Assange while he was in Sweden, and then unscrupulously chasing after him in England to have him arrested. This false allegation was bolstered with unsubstantiated claims that Ny, the senior sex crimes specialist prosecutor, was a "malicious radical feminist".

Apparently undaunted by the wholesale rejection of his case, Assange shifted tack to mount a lengthy attack against the entire European arrest warrant system, which, as he said, was devised after the 2001 terrorist atrocities of 9/11 to make it easier to bring Islamist suspects to justice in European courts.

He may well have a point about the subsequent overuse and abuse of the warrants. State power frequently needs watching and curbing. But he is scarcely well placed to be a disinterested advocate of British legal reform, while he is himself frantically trying to avoid facing the music in Sweden. Nor do his pious remarks about "our system of justice" make much sense when they come from a peripatetic Australian citizen who has made a virtue out of a nomadic, virtually stateless, existence that circumvented traditional systems of justice.

Assange has now been mired in what he calls this "nonsense" for a considerable time – since six months ago, when two Swedish women went to the Stockholm police complaining about Assange's sexual behaviour.

This might seem like "nonsense" in Assange's eyes. He has previously said the women got into a "tizzy" and were "bamboozled" by police. He has sought in this way to wage a high-profile information war about what ought to have remained his private life, through hearing after hearing, interview after interview, and has repeatedly tried to blur the boundary between the sex allegations and the attacks on him by US politicians because he masterminded the WikiLeaks free speech exposures . He was at it again on Thursday, talking about "the pressure the US brings to bear on the UK, on Sweden and on the media".

Meanwhile, the night before the Belmarsh verdict, the editors of the five international publications involved in the leaks gathered in Madrid. The Guardian, the New York Times, El País, Der Spiegel and Le Monde debated before an audience, but with much less fanfare, the real issues thrown up by the pioneering work of WikiLeaks. Has the exposure of the US diplomatic cables made it harder for governments to lie in the age of the internet? How far did WikiLeaks contribute to the online dissent currently sweeping the Arab world? Can Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of the actual leaking, expect civilised treatment in his military jail? These are the real issues that should be at the front of civil libertarians' minds, not Assange's legal problems.

© 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited

Assange's current behaviour is not culturally characteristic of Oz, it is universally pathological. It's time to step down and allow WikiLeaks to fulfil its purpose. Take credit for creating it only, Julian; your childish rants and inflated opinion of your own importance are really becoming tiresome. You are losing support and will continue to do so if you do not cease with the infantile outbursts and tirades.

You have placed yourself in a 'cage,' electronic bracelet included, so take responsibility for YOUR ACTIONS and use the time constructively for self-reflection, meditation and developing strategies to re-gain your Freedom. And NEVER forget, Julian -- ANONYMITY is POWER!

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