Julian Assange Gets The Bog Standard Smear Technique 1895


The Russians call it Kompromat – the use by the state of sexual accusations to destroy a public figure. When I was attacked in this way by the government I worked for, Uzbek dissidents smiled at me, shook their heads and said “Kompromat“. They were used to it from the Soviet and Uzbek governments. They found it rather amusing to find that Western governments did it too.

Well, Julian Assange has been getting the bog standard Kompromat. I had imagined he would get something rather more spectacular, like being framed for murder and found hanging with an orange in his mouth. He deserves a better class of kompromat. If I am a whistleblower, then Julian is a veritable mighty pipe organ. Yet we just have the normal sex stuff, and very weak.

Bizarrely the offence for which Julian is wanted for questioning in Sweden was dropped from rape to sexual harassment, and then from sexual harassment to just harassment. The precise law in Swedish, as translated for me and other Sam Adams alumni by our colleague Major Frank Grevil, reads:

“He who lays hands on or by means of shooting from a firearm, throwing of stones, noise or in any other way harasses another person will be sentenced for harassment to fines or imprisonment for up to one year.”

So from rape to non-sexual something. Actually I rather like that law – if we had it here, I could have had Jack Straw locked up for a year.

Julian tells us that the first woman accuser and prime mover had worked in the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC and had been expelled from Cuba for anti-Cuban government activity, as well as the rather different persona of being a feminist lesbian who owns lesbian night clubs.

Scott Ritter and I are well known whistleblowers subsequently accused of sexual offences. A less well known whistleblower is James Cameron, another FCO employee. Almost simultaneous with my case, a number of the sexual allegations the FCO made against Cameron were identical even in wording to those the FCO initially threw at me.

Another fascinating point about kompromat is that being cleared of the allegations – as happens in virtually every case – doesn’t help, as the blackening of reputation has taken effect. In my own case I was formerly cleared of all allegations of both misconduct and gross misconduct, except for the Kafkaesque charge of having told defence witnesses of the existence of the allegations. The allegations were officially a state secret, even though it was the government who leaked them to the tabloids.

Yet, even to this day, the FCO has refused to acknowledge in public that I was in fact cleared of all charges. This is even true of the new government. A letter I wrote for my MP to pass to William Hague, complaining that the FCO was obscuring the fact that I was cleared on all charges, received a reply from a junior Conservative minister stating that the allegations were serious and had needed to be properly investigated – but still failing to acknowledge the result of the process. Nor has there been any official revelation of who originated these “serious allegations”.

Governments operate in the blackest of ways, especially when it comes to big war money and big oil money. I can see what they are doing to Julian Assange, I know what they did to me and others (another recent example – Brigadier Janis Karpinski was framed for shoplifting). In a very real sense, it makes little difference if they murdered David Kelly or terrified him into doing it himself. Telling the truth is hazardous in today’s Western political system.


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  • Clark

    Re: John McNeil,

    it’s not that Human nature is changing, it’s that Human ability is growing. The ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ are both being enabled by the coalescence of the sciences and technology.

    I think that ‘good’ will triumph, because the survivalist motivations of greed and the search for power are being made obsolete by the ability to produce abundance. But it is looking like a closely run race, and many will suffer before some kind of ‘New Order’ is established.

  • Clark

    Cid,

    I think that killing Assange would not serve their purposes – Wikileaks is an organisation, and there are others, such as Cryptome. And Wikileaks has published its operational methods – killing Assange would not destroy the knowledge of how to do what Wikileaks does.

    Plus there is that encrypted ‘insurance’ file. If it were me, I’d post an encrypted file of information that the Powers That Be would absolutely NOT want released. And I’d set up some web servers that would publish the decryption key automatically if they failed to receive my secret ‘reset’ code say, once every 24 hours. The Powers That Be would then have a very strong incentive to keep me alive, free, and with unrestricted access to the Internet.

  • Qark

    The truth is that 9/11 was a brilliant terror op. run by Osama bin Laden from a cave in Afghanistan (when he was not undergoing life-saving dialysis treatment at a Pak military hospital in Rawalpindi or at the American Hospital in Dubai — a location he found convenient for negotiations with the CIA).

    The operation was carried out by 19 Muslims who gladly gave up their self-indulgent life of drugs, alcohol and American strippers to provide the United States the justification it sought for waging war on Afghanistan, Iraq and now Pakistan.

    The 19 highjackers undertook the operation — which involved flying airliners in aerobatic maneuvers at close to the speed of sound — despite their bare competence to fly a two-seat Piper Cub.

    To conceal this crime, Osama bin Laden, now directing the war against the United States in Afghanistan, cleverly created the 9/11 Truth movement and, by payment of extravagant bribes, persuaded important scientists, scholars, and military figures to endorse the ridiculous “inside job” account of 9/11.

    A good example of the lies of these vicious traitors is provided by Major General Albert Stubblebine, formerly responsible for all U.S. Army strategic intelligence — signals, photo, counter, and human — for the entire world?

    Here’s what Major General Albert Stubblebine (Retd.) has to say:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daNr_TrBw6E

    Julian Assange, with Craig Murray is among the few with the courage to fight Major General Stubblebine (U.S. Army, Ret’d.) and the rest of Osama’s army of lying 9/11 Truthers.

  • Tomi Ellis

    John NcNeil, I too love what you’re saying and I’ve been thinking the same thing too. Right on! 🙂

  • Clark

    Come to think of it, this could be what happened to that rape charge. Some underling thought “I can fix that Assange good – I’ll get him charged with rape”! More knowledgeable spooks knew what would happen if Assange were locked up for too long, and promptly got the charges withdrawn.

  • Jaded.

    This is just in general response to some of the previous comments. I also agree that a snowball has started rolling down a big hill. We all need to keeping speaking out online and continue to help it gather momentum. Raise these issues with your friends, neighbours and at work. We need to be in a situation where those elected to government have no personal economic interests whatsoever; where many more people actively engage in the political process; and where secret societies and spooks don’t call the shots. The senior spooks really piss me off because they are there to ‘advise’, not ‘dictate’. The only way we are going to get anywhere is by taking power peacefully through high calibre, independent candidates. When the awareness is widespread enough people will realise this is the only way real change will happen. It has to be root and branch. Once decent, honest people are in government we can figure out the best way forward. It doesn’t matter how bad things are or how long it will take. Of course, before then all the truth must come out. However horrid…

    To be clear, I know politics isn’t easy and hard choices have to be made. However, when the corruption really takes hold those in command become drunk on their power. They start to see themselves as the state, become unable to make decent decisions, develop a curious ability to self-justify (Tony Bliar) and everything just gets steadily worse.

    They will ‘desperately’ try to stop change happening as their illusion crumbles. I guess the most immediate danger is the internet becoming censored. That will be no easy task for them. :-0

  • Major General Stubblebine

    Qark,

    Thank you kindly for introducing me into this thread! Just in case you’re not aware – Richard Dawkins often features me in his speeches. Starting at 6:00:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba3tlR5tPRI

    A character based on me was also featured in the movie The Men Who Stare at Goats.

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq

    It was of course Major General Albert Stubblebine III who taught George W Bush how to harness his powers and become a Jedi warrior after his father had said he was the chosen one. Predictably he was of course overcome by the liquidity of the dark side brought on by the mental anguish of constant whispers at night that spoke of confusion and death.

    His seduction complete Bush would go on to command the Empire’s most powerful weapons that could be guided by the force of the dark side. Such weapons would completely demolish tall buildings and bring about great changes to benefit the Empire.

    Bush would use torture to discover the hidden fortress containing the world’s most powerful weapons of mass destruction. Much later, in a complex game of strategy against a scheming criminal mastermind, Bush realised he had been lied to and commenced decimating large areas, wiping out a generation under the spell and eventually executing the mastermind in front of his foes.

    The Rebels fought back until Bush was forced down the sacrificial well. Other Rebels would join the fight, attempting to reverse the evil deeds of the falling Bush only to realise the evil had precipitated and nothing dare penetrate the dark layer hiding the clear fluids of truth below.

    Nothing until now…

  • Suhayl Saadi

    Eddie, this really is a straw man argument. I would say that the USA-and-NATO has “put at risk the lives of many Afghans” already over the past 8 years; if we go back 30 years, we might say that the USA, USSR and others collectively have “put at risk the lives of many Afghans”.

    In fact, the USA, NATO, the USSR and their various ‘pals’ have actually ended the lives of many Afghans, not to mention the lives of millions of Vietnamese, Cambodians, Chileans, [insert name of country]…

    I would say that those who strive for transparency of information and an end to the corporate war economy are aiming, primarily, to put an end to policies which constantly and repeatedly have been proven to “put at risk the lives of many Afghans”.

  • angrysoba

    “The Rebels fought back until Bush was forced down the sacrificial well. Other Rebels would join the fight, attempting to reverse the evil deeds of the falling Bush only to realise the evil had precipitated and nothing dare penetrate the dark layer hiding the clear fluids of truth below. ”

    Yeah! This is brilliant! George Bush was forced out of office by Twoofers!

    Nothing to do with the fact that he was constitutionally ineligible from running for a third term!

  • Jaded.

    stupiddrunk – ‘Yeah! This is brilliant! George Bush was forced out of office by Twoofers!

    Nothing to do with the fact that he was constitutionally ineligible from running for a third term!’

    He was constitutionally ineligible the moment he lied through his teeth while taking his oath for office. This may sound a bit hackneyed, but I think the guy’s bullshit would actually break a polygraph. He swore to uphold the constitution and not rip it up right? Ha ha ha.

    Oh soba, what are we going to do with you? You’ll get traced in time when the murderers are rounded up. Off to the Scrubs for you, which you’ll enjoy probably. You can pretend to be important to lots of dumb inmates and try to influence the prison gossip.

  • angrysoba

    “Oh soba, what are we going to do with you? You’ll get traced in time when the murderers are rounded up. Off to the Scrubs for you, which you’ll enjoy probably. You can pretend to be important to lots of dumb inmates and try to influence the prison gossip.”

    Nice projection.

    Good thing these impotent wannabe authoritarians will never get their grubby mits on the levers of power.

    It would be the Khmer Rouge all over again.

  • angrysoba

    “He was constitutionally ineligible the moment he lied through his teeth while taking his oath for office. This may sound a bit hackneyed, but I think the guy’s bullshit would actually break a polygraph. He swore to uphold the constitution and not rip it up right? Ha ha ha.”

    I don’t like George Bush at all but what actually made him “constitutionally ineligible the moment he took his oath”?

    Is this just more bullshit you’re making up because no one you know would ever bother telling you it’s garbage?

  • Jaded.

    Well, strange as it may seem, it might have something to with having no intention of upholding the constituion. As he said his oath with a straight face you were happy eh soba? 🙂 You will be traced you little stoat and you will go down. Get used to that idea…

  • Anonymous

    “It would be the Khmer Rouge all over again.”

    Everybody expects the Spanish Inquisition !

  • Kieron Golding - Student

    angrysober,

    Not a ‘red herring’ it was an ‘Ignoratio elenchi’ understood by my generation to be a valid argument against the illogical fallacy of an ‘official’ explanation.

    Wise-up!

  • angrysoba

    “You will be traced you little stoat and you will go down. Get used to that idea…”

    I’m not going anywhere.

    And when you say I’ll be traced and I will go down. What does that mean? It sounds like the kind of thing some silly little teenager who has been watching too much Lethal Weapon would say.

    😀

  • angrysoba

    “angrysober,

    Not a ‘red herring’ it was an ‘Ignoratio elenchi’ understood by my generation to be a valid argument against the illogical fallacy of an ‘official’ explanation.

    Wise-up!”

    Hi Keiron!

    You use the same idiosyncratic spelling of my name as your father does.

    Say hi to him for me.

    Cheers!

  • Anonymous

    “Well, strange as it may seem, it might have something to with having no intention of upholding the constituion. … You will be traced you little stoat and you will go down”

    Ever hear of the idea of free speech ? Freedom of belief ? etc.

    To hell with witchhunts. If you’re going to attack Bush for not upholding “the constitution” (of the US, I presume ?) shouldn’t you show some intention of respecting it yourself ? Or is it just that you’d prefer to be tearing it up yourself ?

    Not that the US constitution seems like the central issue, outside the US.

  • Jaded.

    You are knowingly on the payroll of mass murderers soba and will get your comeuppance. Take that as a given. You are going somewhere and that somewhere is jail via a court. I trust all is clear for you now…

  • angrysoba

    “You are knowingly on the payroll of mass murderers soba and will get your comeuppance. Take that as a given. You are going somewhere and that somewhere is jail via a court. I trust all is clear for you now…”

    Whatever you say, you little Moonbat.

    😉

    And what, may I ask, will the charge be against me?

    And who, may I ask, is paying you?

  • Jaded.

    No one is paying is me soba. The charge against you will be taking money to cynically spread propaganda for mass murderers. We will let you take a polygraph test next to George though. I’m sure you will pass the test with flying colours, not. Now go and slither back into your pit.

  • angrysoba

    “No one is paying is me soba. The charge against you will be taking money to cynically spread propaganda for mass murderers. We will let you take a polygraph test next to George though. I’m sure you will pass the test with flying colours, not. Now go and slither back into your pit.”

    Behold the paranoid mind! One that feverishly rehearses the time they will POLYGRAPH George Bush!

    It’s cruel to laugh but you’d have to have a heart of stone not to.

  • Jaded.

    Behold the evil mind! And you do have a heart of stone. Now go slither back into your pit.

  • Kieron Golding - Student

    Angrysober,

    A mere student and researcher has revealed you and the whole ‘debunker’ movement as a sham. Attacking and trying to destroy your opponents cred in an obvious ‘modus operandi’ of belittling.

    I have witnessed these attempts by you and others on great minds like Lee Hamilton, Kevin Ryan and Craig Murray.

    The ‘debunkers’ are a dying breed, increasingly irrelevant and ignored by my generation. You guys are leaving your corruption for us kids to unravel – we will have to deal with the shame and loss of integrity because you are too blind to see a cover-up, too deaf to listen to wisdom and too daft to interpret greed.

  • Larry from St. Louis

    Heh Craig Murray – have you yet noticed that 85% of the folks who follow your blog and believe in your “cause” are pathetic nutjobs?

  • Larry from St. Louis

    Kieron, Lee Hamilton doesn’t believe a word of 911 truthy-truth, Kevin Ryan is a water-tester and Craig Murray thinks that, among other things, (i) the University of Michigan is full of religious students and (ii) I’m a secret agent man.

  • Richard Robinson

    “Attacking and trying to destroy your opponents cred in an obvious ‘modus operandi’ of belittling.”

    “Remember, when you point the finger at someone else, you have three pointing back at yourself”.

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