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2021 May 9, 11:11am   24,677 views  189 comments

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https://greenwald.substack.com/p/antony-blinken-continues-to-lecture

How can you feign anger over others’ attacks on a free press when you imprison Assange as punishment for his vital revelations about U.S. officials?

Continuing his world tour doling out righteous lectures to the world, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday proclaimed — in a sermon you have to hear to believe — that few things are more sacred in a democracy than “independent journalism.” ...

That the Biden administration is such a stalwart believer in the sanctity of independent journalism and is devoted to defending it wherever it is threatened would come as a great surprise to many, many people. Among them would be Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks and the person responsible for breaking more major stories about the actions of top U.S. officials than virtually all U.S. journalists employed in the corporate press combined.

Currently, Assange is sitting in a cell in the British high-security Belmarsh prison because the Biden administration is not only trying to extradite him to stand trial on espionage charges for having published documents embarrassing to the U.S. Government and the Democratic Party but also has appealed a British judge's January ruling rejecting that extradition request. The Biden administration is doing all of this, noted The New York Times, despite the fact that “human rights and civil liberties groups had asked the [administration] to abandon the effort to prosecute Mr. Assange, arguing that the case . . . could establish a precedent posing a grave threat to press freedoms” — press freedoms, exactly the value which Blinken just righteously spent the week celebrating and vowing to uphold. ...

It is hardly new for the U.S. to dole out lectures which the rest of the world recognizes as complete farces. In 2015, then-President Obama was prancing around India giving lectures on the importance of human rights, only to cut short his trip to fly to Saudi Arabia, where he met numerous top officials of the U.S. Government to pay homage to Saudi King Abdullah, their long-time close and highly repressive ally whose totalitarian regime Obama did so much to fortify.


This is one of Trump's failings as well. He should have pardoned both Assange and Snowden.

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65   PeopleUnited   2022 Sep 13, 3:14pm  

The uniparty is real, and it hates liberty, is pro ignorance and ultimately pro death Satan worshipping baby killing reprobates.
66   NuttBoxer   2022 Sep 13, 10:07pm  

Makes sense as America was formed as a Republic.
68   richwicks   2022 Sep 28, 8:30pm  

FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden says

it weren’t liberals who wanted to lock him up. it was Bush worshiping faggots. i remember that well.

at some point parties did a switcharoo. uniparty is real.


Most people are robots. They just mindlessly repeat what their "news" media tells them to repeat.

Bush worshiping faggots are no different than Obama worshiping faggots - but it's the Bush worshiping faggots that have shown they can change, and they are willing to think. I would have NEVER thought I would say that 15 years ago. There is absolutely no question that "conservatives" have more diversity and critical thinking today than the shitlibs. Absolutely no question.

And yes, the uniparty is real, for people in "elected" positions, but there's a real divide on the voters themselves. It's 75% NPC's versus 25 human beings.
69   richwicks   2022 Sep 28, 8:37pm  

Eric Holder says


Ah, puhleeze: these "war crimes" were obviously staged. A little CGI here, a little video editing there.... Right, @richwicks?


@"Eric Holder"

What are you talking about?

Are you referring to my disbelief about our lying, neocon, mass murdering fucker's reports on what Russia is doing? Of course I do. Neocons are no different than Libshits. Nothing they say nor their lapdog media claims can be trusted.

You think I approve of George W. Bush lying us into a war just because Julian Assange showed that Hillary Clinton was a bloodthirsty Neocon?

If I had the power, I would just kill every government official and every government employee and every intelligence agent, anybody that was a general or above, and every fucking journalist, and everybody in financial services. Now, there would be a few innocent people killed (less than 1%) but just imagine the result?

Maybe the vaccines will do this. We'll see.

Remember, these are the people you still, inexplicably, listen to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x0l6rSAtrM

Fucking hilarious. A fighter pilot with a beard. So fucking funny.
70   Eric Holder   2022 Sep 29, 11:12am  

richwicks says


Eric Holder says

Ah, puhleeze: these "war crimes" were obviously staged. A little CGI here, a little video editing there.... Right, @richwicks?

@"Eric Holder"

What are you talking about?


The "staged" Bucha massacre of course. It was staged to smear innocent Mother Russia, wasn't it? Gimme the latest sceptic scoop on this one. And no tangents this time, plz.
71   NuttBoxer   2022 Sep 29, 6:33pm  

Eric Holder says

The "staged" Bucha massacre of course.


This is easy, provide a link to the story that verifies it, and is not from AP/mainstream media/propaganda networks. Or you could take a hard dose of reality and read antiwar.com. Their only agenda is peace.

https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2022/04/07/conflicts-of-interest-the-west-rushes-to-act-against-russia-over-bucha-war-crime-allegations/
72   richwicks   2022 Sep 30, 2:14am  

Eric Holder says


The "staged" Bucha massacre of course.


It was staged. Ukraine killed them.

Eric Holder says


It was staged to smear innocent Mother Russia, wasn't it?


Russia isn't innocent. Quit this stupid false dichotomy.

Eric Holder says


Gimme the latest sceptic scoop on this one. And no tangents this time, plz.


Will you think for a moment? Just think.

How does this advantage Russia in any way? Who benefits from this propaganda? I'm using propaganda in the way Edward Bernays used it. Cui Bono?

Why did the mayor of Bucha not mention this when he announced Russia had left, why did he wait days?

Why didn't citizens record it happening capturing Russian soldiers in the act? Everybody has a camera today on their phone, that's been true for over 15 years really. I'm sure acts WERE recorded, but they wouldn't be broadcast in the United States, allowed on youtube, or facebook, or twitter if, say, the Azov Battalion did this, or the Right Sector against Russian sympathizers.

Ukraine has openly shown torture of Russian soldiers several times. Has Russia? You can find that pretty easily on youtube, facebook, and twitter.

I know what sort of news media we have. Think about Ghouta's gas attack. How did this advantage Assad? It gave the US an excuse to bomb Syria, and the US warned Assad BEFORE that chemical attack that if Assad did a chemical attack, it would invite the US into the conflict. Is Assad stupid? Are his advisors stupid? If he just wanted to indiscriminately kill people, why not use conventional weapons? Again, who benefits?

The type of propaganda we're being fed about the Ukraine war is as stupid, as mindless, and as ridiculous as it is in EVERY war. Do you truly believe this nonsense?

The US media is now claiming that Russia blew up their OWN INFRASTRUCTURE - why would they do this? Why didn't they just turn off the pipeline? Cui bono? Well, the US is going to be selling a lot more LNG to Europe now...

I seriously do not believe you are this oblivious. I don't believe you actually believe the nonsense coming out of our government. I am old enough to remember when the US media would make fun of the claims made in Pravda and Izvestia. Now, there are people like Jimmy Dore that make a living making fun of our media. It's trivial to do.

This is how gullible they expect the public to be:


original link

Do you see anything ludicrous in that? Two whistleblowers from the OPCW came forward to point out that never happened. That was in Douma, or that's what CNN claims. How can you NOT suspect our government MIGHT be lying, at this point? That was in 2018. That was 5 years ago. How can you not know what our government does at this late stage? Find that weapons of mass destruction program yet? Do you not remember when Dick Cheney was claiming that binLaden worked with Hussein to do 9/11? Do you not remember that the government, and the media was claiming that Qaddafi was taking viagra pills to rape young girls, and that the US had to bomb it to prevent a humanitarian crisis? How can you not remember?

Our media and government's lies are simply embarrassing at this point. I remember when our propaganda stood the test of time, and it didn't collapse in a couple of days, like the "Bucha massacre" did.

You have never shown your ability to think, and I'm certain you can think. I just don't believe you honestly hold the opinion you claim to hold. You're named after probably our most criminal attorney general in the United States, a man that refused to prosecute anybody in the banking sector, and said it publicly, even after massive mortgage fraud. I think you must be a troll or a glowie. Every group is infiltrated, EVERY group is. Propagandists don't get paid well, and as a result, they're not very good at their job. The main purpose of propaganda isn't to fool smart people, it's designed to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all. People are told what to believe, but they are never told why they should think that. Why should anybody believe Russia did a massacre in Bucha? Ukraine has been in civil war for over 8 years now, why should we believe their military wouldn't brutalize Russian sympathizers, when they've been doing this for nearly a decade?

Is it the high credibility of the US government and it's "news" system that causes you to uncritically believe this?

Demonstrate you can think. I KNOW you can. People in the propaganda haze, they exit, but it's a mistake to think they are stupid. They aren't, they just go down the path of least resistance, even if it's morally reprehensible to do so.
73   richwicks   2022 Sep 30, 2:41am  

Eric Holder says

Sounds like legit reasons. The flood of illegals is an undesirable side effect, of course, but the rest is solid.


No, that's not an undesirable effect of bombing Libya. The US, for whatever reason, is actively trying to destroy Europe. I don't know why, but that's what every single one of their actions is leading toward.

The government always would rather appear to be incompetent rather than what they actually are, criminal.

Europe could put an end to the immigration problem by going against the United States, and point out that the US is creating the refugee crisis, which they are. Europe is run by traitors, they don't represent their population. It's the same in the United States. We are not governed by consent.
74   Patrick   2022 Oct 27, 9:33pm  


@wikileaks
Julian Assange speaking in 2011: "The goal is to use Afghanistan to wash money out of the tax bases of the US and Europe through Afghanistan and back into the hands of a transnational security elite. The goal is an endless war, not a successful war" #Afghanistan


76   stereotomy   2023 Jan 8, 7:51am  

richwicks says


Every group is infiltrated, EVERY group is. Propagandists don't get paid well, and as a result, they're not very good at their job. The main purpose of propaganda isn't to fool smart people, it's designed to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all. People are told what to believe, but they are never told why they should think that.


I'm not a glowie, nor do I play one on television, but I have to say that this is one of the most enlightening insights on the purpose of propaganda that I've come across on Patnet.I guess the propagandists really do think we're stupid ostriches whose only job is to keep our heads in the sand.
77   richwicks   2023 Jan 8, 2:48pm  

stereotomy says

richwicks says



Every group is infiltrated, EVERY group is. Propagandists don't get paid well, and as a result, they're not very good at their job. The main purpose of propaganda isn't to fool smart people, it's designed to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all. People are told what to believe, but they are never told why they should think that.


I'm not a glowie, nor do I play one on television, but I have to say that this is one of the most enlightening insights on the purpose of propaganda that I've come across on Patnet.I guess the propagandists really do think we're stupid ostriches whose only job is to keep our heads in the sand.


Just beware that nobody is immune from propaganda, neither you or me.

PLAUSIBLE stuff is said all the time, that is false. There's a false dichotomy between the "left" and "right" as well. Don't think you're immune, nobody is. Right now the "conservatives" are being told that there will be investigations into the FIB and CIA and other trash criminal organizations for suppressing the 1st amendment. I'm telling you, IF there is any hearings at all, it will be sham.

Remember the Durham Report? Whatever fucking happened to that? We're being told that Kari Lake MIGHT get her day in court - no she won't. Again, at best, it will be a sham.

These are forms of propaganda as well.

I remember when I was expecting George W. Bush to actually have to deal with impeachment when it was clear the evidence for the phantom weapons of mass destruction program was revealed. Nope.
78   FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden   2023 Jan 8, 3:06pm  

richwicks says

Just beware that nobody is immune from propaganda, neither you or me.


yep, and just a bit more. don’t hold others to impossible standard of not being victim to propaganda. it gets everyone sooner or later.

in Christ we learn to forgive, and to the best of my ability i try to do that. hope this is useful.
79   HeadSet   2023 Jan 8, 3:33pm  

FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden says

in Christ we learn to forgive, and to the best of my ability i try to do that.

Commendable, but I do not feel forgiveness to those who created or mandated the jab. I want justice.
80   NuttBoxer   2023 Jan 8, 8:14pm  

You can forgive someone and sentence them to the gallows. The two are not mutually exclusive.
82   Patrick   2023 Mar 18, 7:36pm  




This is another reason I lost faith in Trump, along with his failure to state the obvious danger and inefficacy of the toxxine.

Why didn't Trump pardon Snowdon and Assange?
83   NuttBoxer   2023 Mar 18, 8:53pm  

Same reason he didn't pardon Ross Ulbricht. They're all on the same side. From Trump, all the way back to Clinton, not a single president has done right by our patriots.
84   richwicks   2023 Mar 18, 9:22pm  

Patrick says

Why didn't Trump pardon Snowdon and Assange?


Would create too many political enemies. This was stupidity on his part, they were already enemies at the time and he wanted to be "friends". That will never happen.

He had nothing to lose by pardoning them, and he didn't realize this, is my opinion.
85   Patrick   2023 Mar 18, 10:17pm  

https://twitter.com/VigilantFox/status/1636565548782743552?ref_src=patrick.net


@VigilantFox
New Documentary Aims to Bolster Support for the Free Assange Movement

@TuckerCarlson
: "I don't understand how politicians can get up and say they support democracy and simultaneously support the imprisonment of a man for telling the population what the government is doing in its name."
86   Eman   2023 Mar 18, 10:19pm  

richwicks says

Patrick says


Why didn't Trump pardon Snowdon and Assange?


Would create too many political enemies. This was stupidity on his part, they were already enemies at the time and he wanted to be "friends". That will never happen.

He had nothing to lose by pardoning them, and he didn't realize this, is my opinion.

💯% in agreement. Trump screwed up by not pardoning them.
87   Patrick   2023 Mar 22, 9:45pm  

https://slaynews.com/news/mexicos-president-humiliates-joe-biden-sides-with-donald-trump-why-not-allow-the-people-to-decide/


Mexico’s leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has publicly humiliated Democrat President Joe Biden.

During a press conference, AMLO decried Biden over the Democrats’ efforts to indict President Donald Trump.

He said Biden can no longer lecture other countries about democracy if Trump is arrested.

“Right now, former President Trump is declaring that they are going to arrest him,” the Mexican leader said.

“If that were the case, it would be so that his name doesn’t appear on the ballot.

“I say this because I too have suffered from the fabrication of a crime when they didn’t want me to run.

“And this is completely anti-democratic.

“Why not allow the people to decide?”

He also called out Biden specifically, saying the United States cannot talk about human rights with Julian Assange detained, cartel violence with Biden bombing the Nord Stream pipeline, or democracy while arresting the leading presidential candidate Donald Trump.



88   richwicks   2023 Mar 23, 2:22am  

Eman says


💯% in agreement. Trump screwed up by not pardoning them.


I'm also in 100% agreement. He should have. Fuck the establishment assholes. He just didn't have the balls, but he has family to worry about being murdered - I can see that, but didn't he know the nest of rats he was invading?
89   RWSGFY   2023 Apr 1, 2:40pm  


Guess who is not talking about the Vulkan Files exposing Russian activities? Correct:

Wikileaks

This obscure organization which claims to support whistleblowers and even bears "leaks" in the name "suspiciously" omits the revelations which embarrass Putin-Russia. One might assume that this is exactly that kind of event which would have them all over the place, but it's not, and it is not even the first time.

In 2016 the so-called "Surkovleaks" dropped. That leak revealed that Russian paratroopers (VDV) were directly involved in the battles in Donbas back in 2014, proving that the Russian military was directly involved and dispelling any claims of any kind of rebellion there. Wikileaks didn't mention the Surkovleaks even once.

Little earlier in 2016 before the Surkovleaks the Panamapapers dropped. Wikileaks was in the beginning very giddy to report on the Panamapapers since it involved many political enemies of them (and Russia). They changed, however, the tune once Putin and his friends got into crosshairs. Wikileaks was then quick to call it an "attack by Soros" (see first screenshot). This dogwhistle Anti-Semite claim is widely used by right-wing operators around the world. It was clear that Wikileaks didn't want Russia to be involved and tried to deflect all scrutiny where Putin has accumulate wealth on foreign bank accounts.

There have been numerous cases where Wikileaks reacted with critical and deflective responses when it was about Russia. Each separate event might have been a coincidence but the sheer amount of following cases prove a system behind it which cannot be even explained with "selective bias". This went far beyond that.

I have called out Wikileaks for their practices and the result can be seen in the 2nd screenshot. Therefore, I have no problems when Assange is treated like a criminal, because he is a Russian spy.

Wikileaks is a FSB front. A fighter for democracy, transparency and truth would never selectively treat all those leaks in such a different manner or even attack leaks unfavorably for a specific party.


https://twitter.com/Tendar/status/1641779403662192640?ref_src=patrick.net
90   richwicks   2023 Apr 1, 9:38pm  

RWSGFY says

In 2016 the so-called "Surkovleaks" dropped. That leak revealed that Russian paratroopers (VDV) were directly involved in the battles in Donbas back in 2014, proving that the Russian military was directly involved and dispelling any claims of any kind of rebellion there. Wikileaks didn't mention the Surkovleaks even once.


Those would have to be online. Can you give a link to them? I have found things that summarize what was (supposedly) found, but I need to be able to see the emails to verify. For this, it is relatively easy to do, because translation on text is now trivial.

This is all I could find:

https://static.rusi.org/201907_op_surkov_leaks_web_final.pdf

But it doesn't contain any emails.

Here's a question - why do you think OUR media hasn't reported on these?

WRT to Wikileaks, they have never covered anything that wasn't in English as far as I know. They are very good at authenticating information, this may be beyond their abilities.
91   AD   2023 Apr 1, 9:41pm  

richwicks says

- why do you think OUR media hasn't reported on these?


Media is not going to report anything that may be exculpatory evidence or positive news for any of the Administrative State's / Democrat Party's political enemies.

.
92   richwicks   2023 Apr 1, 9:43pm  

ad says


richwicks says


- why do you think OUR media hasn't reported on these?


Media is not going to report anything that may be exculpatory evidence or positive news for any of the Administrative State's / Democrat Party's political enemies.


My hypothesis is our "news" media is only interested exclusively in propaganda. They never will show you what real information looks like even if it helps the current narrative. NOBODY is reporting on the Surkovleaks leaks that I know of, and I mean any media, not just corporate garbage.
93   richwicks   2023 Apr 3, 12:33am  

RWSGFY says

In 2016 the so-called "Surkovleaks" dropped. That leak revealed that Russian paratroopers (VDV) were directly involved in the battles in Donbas back in 2014, proving that the Russian military was directly involved and dispelling any claims of any kind of rebellion there. Wikileaks didn't mention the Surkovleaks even once.


@RWSGFY

Please show me where I can find the Surkovleaks leaked emails. I will read them. I have found a synopsis of the emails, but I need the emails to verify that the conclusion I'm being given is correct.

We live in a world where everybody can do the groundwork research, and in which we know our media lies, and deceives the public. The synopsis may be correct, but I cannot tell without original documentation, and neither can you. I need to know if what is said is true, or deceptive. Where are the original emails?
94   NuttBoxer   2023 Apr 3, 11:31am  

RWSGFY says

Guess who is not talking about the Vulkan Files exposing Russian activities? Correct:

Wikileaks


First, this has no connection to Assange as he is rotting in an English prison thanks to the United States. So I would think as a US citizen, your focus would be on the US. So why are you attempting to derail the thread into Russian conspiracy theories?

antiwar.com has done extensive work on the current fiasco in Ukraine, and their only angle is no war. When you post something from them supporting your claims, I'll remove theories from this reply.
95   The_Deplorable   2023 Apr 3, 7:41pm  

Patrick says

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2022/09/09/giant-mobile-billboard-campaign-for-julian-assange-goes-viral-and-will-keep-on-truckin-round-the-nations-capital/

The latest...

" Russian authorities have detained an American reporter for the Wall Street Journal and accused him of spying... Russia’s main security service, the FSB, claimed Thursday that Evan Gershkovich, a correspondent based in Moscow, had been trying to obtain state secrets... " https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/30/business/wsj-journalist-arrested-russia/index.html

To add insult to injury the UK is now talking about media freedom!



The_Deplorable
96   1337irr   2023 Apr 3, 8:43pm  

I might get a bumper sticker that says free "Julian Assange".
97   NuttBoxer   2023 Apr 4, 10:01am  

Something that says Martyr may soon be more accurate...
98   Patrick   2023 Apr 4, 11:01pm  




Trump should have pardoned Assange when he had the chance.
99   The_Deplorable   2023 Apr 9, 8:09pm  

The_Deplorable says

" UK is now talking about media freedom"

The UK announced they stand shoulder to shoulder with the US for media freedom. US Globalists are now joining the British to defend press freedom!

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican RINO - Senate Minority Leader - Mitch McConnell are condemning WSJ reporter's arrest in Russia as a "violation of press freedoms." Yes, the same press freedoms that do not exist in the US.

"Let there be no mistake: journalism is not a crime... We demand the baseless, fabricated charges against Mr. Gershkovich be dropped and he be immediately released and reiterate our condemnation of the Russian government’s continued attempts to intimidate, repress, and punish independent journalists and civil society voices."

If "journalism is not a crime" then why is Julian Assange, locked in a maximum security prison the last four years and why is the U.S. government trying to extradite him for the "crime of good journalism?"

No answer.

https://consortiumnews.com/2023/04/08/washington-says-journalism-is-not-a-crime/
101   richwicks   2023 May 5, 2:29am  

richwicks says


RWSGFY says


In 2016 the so-called "Surkovleaks" dropped. That leak revealed that Russian paratroopers (VDV) were directly involved in the battles in Donbas back in 2014, proving that the Russian military was directly involved and dispelling any claims of any kind of rebellion there. Wikileaks didn't mention the Surkovleaks even once.


RWSGFY

Please show me where I can find the Surkovleaks leaked emails. I will read them. I have found a synopsis of the emails, but I need the emails to verify that the conclusion I'm being given is correct.

We live in a world where everybody can do the groundwork research, and in which we know our media lies, and deceives the public. The synopsis may be correct, but I cannot tell without original documentation, and neither can you. I need to know if what is said is true, or deceptive. Where are the original emails?



Hey at @RWSGFY - can't help but notice you've not responded to this...

Stop trusting some fucktard to do a correct synopsis. If you don't have the original documentation, assume the "synopsis" is false. Why do these mother fuckers refuse to source original information so people can verify it's correct? It's because they're lying.

I went through several years about the Mueller Report's, supposed, findings. You know what I never saw, quotes or page number of links.
102   PeopleUnited   2023 May 5, 4:05am  

Patrick says

Trump should have pardoned Assange when he had the chance.

That would have been the right thing to do. I don’t think that Trump was part of the globalists plan. Nor is he completely anti globalist. But rather the situation is more like this: Trump is one of the greatest showmen of this generation. But while his sense of business and showmanship is excellent his sense of morality is way off. And while he is not bought and paid for by the globalists, he is influenced by them in many ways, including an unspoken fear of losing control of his image which he probably felt would have happened had he pardon what many Americans and others in the west view as a criminal. It’s sad people have that perception, and Assange is not a moral man either by the sound of it. But Wikileaks was not a crime. The Steele Dossier, used to weaponize the justice system, that was a crime.

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