Spying Charges Soon To Be Conjured Up Against Julian Assange

Protests commenced today in Sydney, Australia in defense of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. With claims of sexual assault charges looming, protesters deem the timing of such accusations as a violation of freedom of expression.

While the country of ‘Freedom of Speech’ has its own politicians demonizing Assange, few are at his defense.

Ron Paul has staunchly defended the once elusive Mr. Assange, but now even Russian Prime Minister Putin was asked what he thought of a US diplomatic cable that called him the “alpha-dog” ruler of Russia.

Putin replied:

“Do you think the American diplomatic service is a crystal clean source of information? Do you really think so? If it is a full democracy, then why have they hidden Mr Assange in prison? That’s what, democracy?”

Using a Russian equivalent of the expression “the pot calling the kettle black” he added “maybe other people’s cows can moo, but not yours.”

Assange has also been defended by the president of Brazil. Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva said the arrest was “an attack on the freedom of expression,” and criticized other governments for staying silent.

Assange, at the present time is behind bars in a London prison, and is expected to be charged with spying by US prosecutors. His legal team says the US decision to charge him with spying for his publication of secret documents is ‘imminent’.

The said documents involve both America and other countries’ diplomatic services which a US military man obtained, then handed them to WikiLeaks. The justice department had no comment:

The controversial move appears to circumvent legal opinion that Mr Assange has committed no crime in the US, but Washington is under enormous pressure to hold him responsible for the world-wide embarrassment caused by diplomatic comments in the documents. US Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed recently a criminal investigation had begun, claiming the leaks put the US at risk.

With America in an uproar over the release of the cables, US politicians are trying to conjure up charges against Julian Assange. Even Vladimir Putin isn’t shaken up, and they have more secrets in Russia than most.

As for the charges of a sexual nature, it’s not a rape charge but more of a draconian law — Mr. Assange is charged with having sex without a condom which brings a minimum of two years in prison in Sweden.

Assange is in solitary confinement without use of a computer.


Espionage or spying involves an individual obtaining information that is considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information. Espionage is inherently clandestine, lest the legitimate holder of the information change plans or take other countermeasures once it is known that the information is in unauthorized hands.

Espionage is usually part of an institutional effort by a government or corporation, and the term is most readily associated with state spying on potential or actual enemies, primarily for military purposes.

Who is the spy, Mr. Assange or our government? By this definition, it’s not Julian Assange.

In 2006, he pleaded guilty to 24 charges of hacking and was fined $2,100 in Australia, then was released on bond.

Assange’s mission is to facilitate the free flow of information and free use of computer tools and open the gateway to transparency worldwide.

For Fox fans:

“In 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide’s The News, wrote: “In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win.”

On the same network Murdoch owns, Newt Gingrich called Mr. Assange an “enemy combatant” and called for WikiLeaks to be shut down by the NSA. Ironic isn’t it that Rupert Murdoch’s father fought censorship when the British tried to shut him up and Gingrich uses Fox to embrace it.

  • kill him

    ***** the loser now.

    (Moderated by admin. No calls for violence here please.)

  • Bob

    This entire situation is blowing out of control, by design.

    They want to get Assange for treason, but he isn’t even an US citizen.

    Even if he were a US citizen, there are clear laws in place that prevent the government from doing anything to Assange.

    Whether you agree or disagree with what Assange did, you have to recognize that he had a right to do it, and violated no laws.

    They government “feels pressured”, so that makes it right to put him jail, perhaps give him the death penalty? Since when do “feelings” of people dictate justice? Assange has done NOTHING wrong.

    The truth is Americans, if you persecute Assange for this, you are just setting a precedent for your own government to do the same thing to you. What if in the future you want to speak out and expose other dirty laundry about your own government? Is it okay for them to detail and prosecute you too? Of course not!

    Free speech, and the ability to tell truth are on trial here… and frankly… if the US government gets away with charging Assange for some kind of wrong-doing, the US government will eventually go for an immense power grab where they are going to do the same things to each and every single one of you.

    I mean, is this really hard hard to believe? The TSA is just a huge power grab from the introduction of Homeland Security. The Patriot Act was a huge power grab as a result of 9/11. There are countless other examples of where the US government is betraying you! They are criminals! Wake up America!

    If you believe that Assange should be persecuted for what he did, than you deserve the removal of your freedoms. The founding fathers are rolling in their graves.

    • Eyes open


      Spying and espionage is against law not only in America but throughout the world. If you truly think this guy has done nothing wrong then you are blind to the real world.

      • Bob

        @Eyes open,

        He is a member of the press. It has already been ruled by the supreme court that if the press should use information given to it that was obtained criminally, they are NOT to be punished.

        What is the press supposed to do – sit on the information and NOT publish it?

        The truth is, the current spying and espionage laws were NOT violated. The government wants to actually CHANGE the laws to convict him. Tell me – is that really justice?

        NO IT ISN’T. This is just criminals changing the laws to suit their own purposes.

        Why are you protecting the government’s sins and corruption for? Frankly, they are supposed to work for US. Remember? We are supposed to have a government of the people, by the people, for the people. If they can make everything secret and do all kinds of immoral crap behind our back, it SHOULD be exposed.

        • Brian


          1) The supreme court doesn’t set laws it sets precedences. In this case, Assange and WikiLeaks should be prosecuted for a blatant misuse of government property, which violates a definitive law. It is up to the judge of this case to make the final decision on whether the press should be allowed to use illegally obtained documents. Let’s just hope the judge is conservative.

          2) I advocate free speech, but I also believe in safety. While there will never be a general consensus on this issue, I believe that illegally obtained documents should not knowingly be used by the press. If there is a reason to use government documents which may be of aid in criminal allegations, then go to court and get a judge to subpoena them. There are enough conservative and liberal judges for this to easily be done.

          3) If you really believe in freedom of speech, defend US companies for being arbitrarily attacked by “Anonymous”. These companies don’t believe in WikiLeaks (they are US organizations with rights too), and that is their opinion or right to freedom of speech.

          4) “Freedom of speech” has become synonymous with reckless law breaking. If you want to defend the right to free speech, protect it when it is an opinion. Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have released no such opinion, besides the the implied idea that they have the right to disseminate confidential documents.

          – US Citizen

  • Fang Wu

    I think Assange, or Ass as I like to call him, is only trying to make a name for him self by releasing all this information, not actually improve the world. Why not go after China, Russia or Iran or other horrible countries in the world. He know that the US is the only country in the world that would retaliate through legal means against him and he would get a chance to defend himself. If he released information about the Iran nuclear bomb program or how they are supplying arms to Hezbollah to kill Israeli civilians or anything else about China or Russia he would be dead within a week.

    He is just a coward who wants his 15 minutes of fame.

    • Bob

      @Fang Wu,

      Whether you agree with the information or not… or whether you think he just wants fame… or wheither you think the information wasn’t a service to the country is irrelevant.

      Everyone should have the right to free speech – even when you disagree with it… even when it’s repulsive… and even if what they say is not true.

      If you value freedom, you will expose the government and their cronies for what they are – criminals who want to take you natural human rights away.

  • http://themutantmousechronicles.com Fishfire

    There are some of us in the United Sates who are defending his rights and we posting almost daily on our blogs for our government to follow the constitution of our country. We are tired of our government lying to us and attacking the wrong people and invading countries based upon lies and deception.

    Osama Bin Laden is our enemy, not Julian Assange.

    • Bob


      The sad fact is that even Osama Bin Laden isn’t our enemy – the real enemy is the government itself. Even if you believe Osama carried out the attacks, the government has done exponentially more evil than Osama ever could.

      Pharmaceuticals are the #2 killer in the US. Why aren’t we declaring a war on drug industry? But we can’t do that, because that would actually attack the people behind the government.

      What about the fact that we die more from bee stings (not even include wasps) than by terrorists? It’s true. Why isn’t the government putting on a war against bees?

      More people are dying along the border between US and Mexico than by terrorists. So why does the government leave them completely wide open for?

      I think by now, most of the free thinkers understand that the war on terror is a complete hoax… and all the new powers, departments, laws, etc. that came as a result are all a hoax too – to control us and enslave us.

      That fact that 9/11 was at best, allowed to happen, and at worst, engineered by the US government makes everything more damning. All this crap about TSA, banning free speech, etc. is a huge hoax… and the American people are just going along for the right.

      Really, America needs to wake up. The facts are sitting in plain view, but most people just choose not to analyze and think about them.

    • koch

      @Fishfire, Osama is a CIA asset codename Tim Osman. He trained in Sherman Oaks, California.

  • Genghis Khaan

    Criminals tend to get pissy when you expose them, like with the Pentagon Papers. Problem is that the public doesn’t have the guts to do anything about it.

    • Susanne

      Americans can not handle the truth.

  • Servo42

    Wikileaks only leaked what they had. If they have no leaked info on China, how do you think they can get it. It seems the shit-storm has only just begun. Wait for the next leaks from the bank of America, and see how it all blows up the. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Remember, it’s the banks that run the world, and they pay for keeps.

    • http://FreakOutNation.com Anomaly100

      @Servo42, I’m looking forward to the Bank of America leaks. That should be good.

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  • Infidel

    @Bob you are right on. The whole “war” on xyz is just propaganda speech served up by the government to support its land-grab of power and of our money. As if it didn’t have enough to begin with. “War on drugs” “war on terror” and next, no doubt, “war on the Press”. War war war, war seems to be all the U.S. gov’t has been about for the past 30 years. If we’re always “in time of war” then the gov’t always gets to do what it wants, no questions asked. And all the fussing about the deficit — never a mention of U.S. Offense Spending which something like 1/4 – 1/3 of GDP if I recall. Noooo, Offense Spending is a third rail, especially “in time of war”.

    And yes, you are quite right, if we should be waging “war” on anything, spending hundreds of billions of $ per year in order to “protect and save American lives”, then we should prioritize. What causes the most loss of American lives every year? Bee stings? Lightning strikes? Slips in the bathroom? Drunk driving (!!!). Why don’t we focus on these very real dangers first and foremost?

    Oh, wait, General Dynamics, Boeing, Raytheon, SAIC … they don’t specialize in bathroom slip prevention. But they do make very expensive weaponry and support equipment. And they make contributions, very large contributions, to political candidates.

    “The System” in this country is corrupt to the bone.

  • http://www.varioustopics.com/ Mark

    Killing the messenger….Instead of transparency or accountability – denial and projection….killing the messenger and we just allow it to continue?

    • http://www.hghreviews.org/ Andrew

      Charging him with spying when he did not spy is obviously the government trying to fabricate any charge they can to shut him up. Reminds me of some people around here actually….(they’re a lower life form though)

      Just sayin’, shoot the messenger doesn’t make crap go away. It’s still there.

    • Brian


      Is the messenger immune to all laws? (Illegal distribution of confidential documents)

  • http://www.penisgodzilla.com/ Eric

    I would like to thank the gov’t for making me aware of Assange. Two weeks ago,I had heard of Wikileaks but thought little about it. It seemed too cumbersone to wade through. I had never heard of Assange. Now I am a fan. They don’t get that he is like the Hydra. Cut off its head and it grows back two.

  • http://www.porntested.com/ Keven

    No matter what side of the arguement you are on, Julian Assange knew the risks he was taking by releasing the cables and will now have to face the music from the most powerful entities in the world. Whatever happens I do not forsee him ever being able to live a normal life again as he has more than the USA who is looking to prosecute him.

    • Bob


      If he were a US citizen, he would be a real patriot for taking those risks that he did in order to help wake up the general population to the crimes of their own government.

      Sadly, most of the stuff that was leaked was already common knowledge to the well-informed people. At least it got some people to wake up.

      I can only hope that 5-10% of the population wakes up and we all take action to throw the bums out… because that’s honestly what’s going to take to get rid of the private, foreign bankers.

  • http://noway kar3less

    BTW .. just a correction to the article.. Assange was not convicted of hacking in 2006 (thats when he launched wikileaks.org) he was convicted of hacking in 1991.. just saying..

  • http://twitter.com/jefharris/status/14205434697093120 Jef Harris

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  • http://www.beermatsadvertising.com Beermatman

    I heard a rumour he is going to accused of the JFK assasination next; and if that doesn’t get him he’s up for the Lincon killing.
    Everything is possible in the “land of the FREE”

  • david

    the guy is a criminal. governments should have the right to privacy just a private citizens of any nation should. freedom of press was never intended as a blanket freedom. when information is potentially risking lives or worldwide stability it is not protected by the freedom of press or any other law. what this man has done amounts to anarchy. anarchy, despite what the sex pistols may have said, is not a viable form of government. as for the sex charges, let justice take its course. i highly doubt that any single person commenting here, including the author, has access to all of the pertinent information on the case. making conclusions based on assumptions is fallacy.

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  • Haters Gonna Hate

    You zombies are ridiculous, most of you hate him from what you’ve heard on places like CNN or Fox News, you think he’s stealing your credit card information and single handily killing US solders. What would you do if the New York Times or USA Today was the recipient of and printed this information? Would you call for the monitoring of free press and hanging of the CEO? Most likely not, and the corporations would have bought the votes of the people you elected, and had your fear quickly moved onto another issue like North Korea.

  • Sloan

    The saddest part of this is that this is exactly what George Bush’s administration would do, except Barack is running things now.

    Why is Barack so silent, why is nobody challenging him on this issue and putting his morals to the test?

    The US is playing one big cover-up game, using the news (CNN and every other big media outlet I’ve read have all called Anonymous demeaning names, btw), using pressure on foreign governments, and now it seems the US is taking another end-run around its own laws, like it has done with Gitmo, and actions it has taken in Iraq.

    Frankly, that nobody has challenged Barack and only keeps quoting sub-level dis-information people in the Government is disappointing.

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  • mike

    this guy should been in jail eating jail food , awaiting a military trial and thats FINAL , the sweds let Hiter just come right in .And how many of their JEWs died because of it.weki leaks your days are numbered too .

    • http://FreakOutNation.com Anomaly100

      @mike, He is free. He’s been bailed out and will be staying in a fully staffed manor in England. I just thought I’d rub it in a bit. 😉

  • Alec

    Blatant hypocrisy at it’s worse. Not only is a man’s life at stake, but freedom of speech as well.

  • Teng Teets

    Nice, that actually makes a lot of sense dude.

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