Skip to comments.Wikileaks Julian Assange: Afghans Aiding U.S. Are Traitors (Media Ignores)
Posted on 08/13/2010 9:59:12 AM PDT by kristinn
Wikileaks mastermind Julian Assange let slip his terrorist sympathies during an Internet conference held Thursday where he announced plans to release 15,000 more classified Pentagon documents on the war in Afghanistan, following on the group's previous release of 76,000 Pentagon computer files on the war.
The Australian Assange, speaking via Skype from an undisclosed location to a gathering at the Frontline Club in London, called Afghans helping the United States fight al Qaeda and the Taliban traitors who should be outed. Wikileaks has come under criticism from Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders for releasing the classified Pentagon documents without redacting the names of Afghans who have given information or worked with the U.S. in support of the war.
Assange's calling anti-al Qaeda and Taliban Afghans traitors comes after the Taliban publicly threatened those named in the Wikileaks files with 'punishment.'
Speaking by telephone from an undisclosed location, Zabihullah Mujahid told Channel 4 News that the insurgent group will investigate the named individuals before deciding on their fate.
"We are studying the report," he said, confirming that the insurgent group already has access to the 92,000 intelligence documents and field reports.
"We knew about the spies and people who collaborate with US forces. We will investigate through our own secret service whether the people mentioned are really spies working for the US. If they are US spies, then we know how to punish them."
...The Taliban regularly executes those accused of collaborating. Methods of execution include public hangings, beheadings, shootings and in one recent incident, strapping two alleged traitors to explosives before detonating them in public.
The Wall Street Journal was the only outlet to report on Assange's pro-terrorist remarks:
He expressed some ambivalence about the need to protect Afghans who have helped the U.S. military. "We are not obligated to protect other people's sources," including sources of "spy organizations or militaries," unless it is from "unjust retribution," he said, adding that the Afghan public "should know about" people who have engaged in "genuinely traitorous" acts.
Also yesterday, the Australian government revealed the Obama administration has not asked it to arrest or restrict Assange's travels abroad:
On Thursday (AEST), Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said the US administration had not asked him to consider pressing criminal charges against Assange.
"I have not had representations made to me about the matters you refer to," Mr Smith said in answer to a question at the National Press Club in Canberra.
Nor had the US asked Australia to restrict Assange's passport, he said.
The Journal also reported that Assange fears being arrested by the U.S. and appears to have taken steps to disguise himself:
Mr. Assange said he still fears that the U.S. is trying to have him arrested for publishing the classified documents. He was meant to appear in person at the panel discussion about the media at London's Frontline Club, but dialed in by Skype instead. Asked by an audience member for his current location, he said "no comment." He appeared to have dyed his trademark white hair brown, and to have cut it in a close crop.
However, Assange recently said that he has sources inside the Obama administration feeding him information to keep him safe:
"In terms of returning to the United States I don't know. Our sources advise from inside the US government that there were thoughts of whether I could be charged as a co-conspirator to espionage, which is serious.
"That doesn't seem to be the thinking within the United States any more however there is the other possibility of being detained as a material witness and being kept either in confinement or not being allowed to leave the country until the Manning case is concluded."
Thanks for the kristinn.
He truly needs to be carbombed
OOPS! = Thanks for the info kristinn.
CIA SOG/SAG needs to be en route to this asswipe RFN.
CIA SOG/SAG needs to be en route to this asswipe RFN.
Surely someone in our DOD can take this pipsqueak out. We have killed better men for less in the past.
Don’t be surprised if this clown expires during an auto-erotic suffocation incident.
How long will it take before Oz deals with their own?
Even though the Obama administration isn’t interested in doing what is necessary, Afghan tribes whose members are harmed by Wikileaks may mete out justice to Assange by long distance.
Huh. Now that he’s officially, publicly allied himself with a political/military faction, and has undertaken espionage operations to aid that faction and do harm to his enemy ... can we declare him a combatant? The Geneva Conventions may permit this. Even if they do not, perhaps there is customary law enabling retaliation?
He should be declared a terrorist and his name put on the list for targeted strike. A bounty on his head might also make him sleep a little better at night also. And where the hell is the pentagon’s cyberwarfare unit on this. Can’t they just take his website down or even the ISP that allows it to be running.
Doctor D1’s diagnosis:
Nothing wrong with this guy a little tap, from a thousand yards by a national security representative, couldn’t cure.
He just needs a little TLC.
How about tracing his Skype call from yesterday?
He will do it anyway. How many can he afford to put up?
This country has too many freedoms.
Collusion at the highest levels of gubamint?
He says he has a duty to release this info.
Apparently some in the WH agree..
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