I just felt the need to share my thoughts on some things regarding Julian Assange. First of all, I will talk about the recent offer for immunity for him to testify in a closed door meeting with the Senate Intel Committee and then a few other points going on.
I don’t trust the Senate Intel Committee to share the truth with us or to not use this against Assange. Let me explain why. In 2017, under the Intel Act of 2018 seen here , the SIC voted nearly unanimously that this be included in the Bill to go before Senate:
SEC. 623. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON WIKILEAKS.
It is the sense of Congress that WikiLeaks and the senior leadership of WikiLeaks resemble a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors and should be treated as such a service by the United States.
Basically, this is a repeat on words from Mike Pompeo when he spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC quoted from NBC News.
“CIA Director Mike Pompeo blistered WikiLeaks in a speech Thursday, calling WikiLeaks a “hostile intelligence service” aided by Russia and accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of making “common cause with dictators.”
Mike Pompeo’s blistering statement in fact replicated what the SIC would later add to the Intel Bill.
On top of that, we all know that Feinstein has been an Assange hater from the beginning and she is on that committee. What good could come from him testifying behind a closed door to this committee? I fear for his safety on this issue/
Rand Paul is asking for complete immunity from all charges for Julian to testify before the Senate and Congress. I believe this is a good idea as long as Assange does not have to actually appear there but in a random place outside the United States. I would fear for his life and that someone would assassinate him.
My feelings on the matter is he should be granted immunity from charges without having to testify. He has done enough for justice and government transparency. In fact, he works harder in a day then our entire legislative branch does in a year’s time. He is a modern day hero and does not deserve the torture and human rights violations he is being put through. They are slowly martyring an innocent man.
I am also tired of hearing people say “Trust the Plan” or that Trump will free him when the time is right. The time was right the day Trump took office. Julian’s health is deteriorating at an alarming rate and he has been in solitary confinement for almost 5 months. The time to free him was YESTERDAY. By not speaking on this issue, Trump is as guilty as the administration who saw to it he was detained on fake allegations. Here are a few quotes making my point:
Passivity is the same as defending injustice. ~Deepak Chopra
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. ~Desmond Tutu
In the case of Assange, the US and UK governments are the elephants and Julian is the mouse. Only this elephant intends on squashing the mouse for exposing their evil.
Also in recent days, we have seen that the silencing of Assange is setting a precedent to silence other journalists. This will continue because people are passive and refuse to fight against injustice. There are a few thousand supporters around the world who are truly fighting for justice for Julian but there is not enough people raising their voice in his defense. Please don’t be passive. Don’t have his blood on your hands. Stand up and raise hell in his defense.
I will finish this with a quote from Assange.
“Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.”