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WikiLeaks - itís raining, itís pouring : Comments

By Bruce Haigh, published 9/12/2010

The US should aim to protect Julian Assange. For if harm should befall him they will be blamed and the fallout from that will be greater than the leaks.

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<< The US should aim to protect Julian Assange, whether he is in Britain, Somalia or Sweden. For if harm should befall him, rightly or wrongly, they will be blamed and the fallout from that will be greater than the leaks. >>

Spot on Bruce.
Posted by Ludwig, Thursday, 9 December 2010 7:58:32 AM
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As Assange took a calculated risk to release these stolen documents, he should be prepared to bear the consequences. If he were prudent, he would have taken insurance cover, in view of the lucrative payments/donations that he stands to make from his action. The Australian taxpayer should not be expected to support his defence, under any circumstances.
Posted by Raycom, Thursday, 9 December 2010 9:40:45 AM
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Raycom,

Can you enlighten us as to which law Assange has broken in regard to Wikileaks?
Posted by Poirot, Thursday, 9 December 2010 9:54:12 AM
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Poirot, you misread my comment.

What evidence can you produce that the documents were not stolen?
Posted by Raycom, Thursday, 9 December 2010 10:14:17 AM
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Raycom,

Assange did not steal the documents.
Posted by Poirot, Thursday, 9 December 2010 10:42:17 AM
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Mr Assange has the services of Geoffrey Robertson QC and seems to believe in the quality of British justice, with its respect for due process and rights of the accused like habeas corpus.

It would be a far different situation in the U.S.

After that, he can try his luck with Swedish justice.

I hope Wikileaks has deep pockets because representing him could become quite costly, but not representing him would be far far worse.
Posted by SHRODE, Thursday, 9 December 2010 10:59:33 AM
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