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Postby Elwher » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:07 pm

Gormwood wrote:
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Or the intelligence assets he compromised.

But he thumbed Uncle Sam's eye one time so he's forevermore a hero unjustly persecuted.


How is charging an incompetent hacker with hacking unjust persecution?
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Postby Gormwood » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:29 pm

Elwher wrote:
Gormwood wrote:But he thumbed Uncle Sam's eye one time so he's forevermore a hero unjustly persecuted.


How is charging an incompetent hacker with hacking unjust persecution?

That was sarcasm.
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Postby The Alma Mater » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:18 am

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ad hominem. Truth is truth

No bigger truth than the publicized names of gay Saudis.


True, but that is not why the US wants to punish him. I would even go as far as to say that they could not care less about some gays; heck- there are politicians who agree with the idea that they should die.

They do care about their tapping of foreign leaders conversations for both economical and political reasons being exposed and their military being humiliated by revelations as the heli-vid.

But not about him being a narcissistic shitbag.
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Postby Minoa » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:00 am

I do not know if Julian Assange really believed or promoted the Pizzagate conspiracy theory,* but if he did then (to me) he lost all credibility.

In short, he entered the embassy as a reasonable hero, but left the embassy as … I have no idea, but definitely not a reasonable hero.

Nevertheless, I would oppose the extradition of Julian Assange to the US, since it would just play into the hands of the conspiracy theorists and peddlers of misinformation.

* I have not followed the news much due to poor mental health. Sorry.
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Postby Page » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:07 pm

Elwher wrote:
Gormwood wrote:But he thumbed Uncle Sam's eye one time so he's forevermore a hero unjustly persecuted.


How is charging an incompetent hacker with hacking unjust persecution?


Is there any evidence Assange personally hacked the information that Wikileaks published?
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Postby Vassenor » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:59 pm

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How is charging an incompetent hacker with hacking unjust persecution?


Is there any evidence Assange personally hacked the information that Wikileaks published?


The charge is specifically about the conspiracy between him and Chelsea Manning.
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Postby Elwher » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:02 am

Page wrote:
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How is charging an incompetent hacker with hacking unjust persecution?


Is there any evidence Assange personally hacked the information that Wikileaks published?


First, he was not charged with personally hacking the information but with assisting Manning in doing so. Second, that is the purpose of a trial, to determine if there is sufficient evidence to convict a person of the crime involved.
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