From what I have seen and read, I have put together a list of his crimes.
- He exposed the truth.
- He told the truth.
- He published the truth.
- He unleashed the truth.
- He didn’t lie.
The real crime he committed simply put is that he showed the corruption in our government and those exposed didn’t like their secrets coming up. Especially those who had a lot to hide. So the best thing for these individuals and organizations to do was “Point a finger” at Julian Assange and Wikileaks and scream, “Spy” , “Russian Operative” and “Treason”.
The problem with hollering treason is that Julian is not a US Citizen. Treason is defined in the dictionary as the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government. So, publishing leaks cannot be seen as treasonous.
Russian Operative is my favorite. That’s all we have heard about since Trump was elected President. Russia this and Russia that until they are blue in the face and throwing fits. The problem with this is that it is simply untrue. If Julian was in Russia right now, he’d probably be facing charges there for some unknown reason.
Spy. Yes Julian has the looks and the dress to be a 007. In fact, I think if he was an actor he would be a good choice for the next movie but that’s about as far as it goes. To be a spy he would have had to obtain the information from the governments himself, instead he receives it from whistleblowers and leakers.
So, the only real crime Julian is guilty of is having a heart and wanting people to know the truth about their evil governments. He wants to be free again. I guess that is a crime in these troubled times. May more people be guilty of being compassionate and caring about the underdog.