Aiding and Abetting 135


I continue to do all I can to help Julian Assange in his struggle against the mire of false allegations with which governments are attempting to bring down Wikileaks and get him eventually to perpetual solitary confinement in the USA. I was with Julian again in the Embassy last week, and shall be visiting him there again shortly.

Which begs this question. If, as the government falsely claims, this is purely a case of genuine criminal investigation, with no political overtones, and if Julian Assange really is nothing more than an alleged criminal who has jumped bail, then why am I, and others helping him, not under arrest for aiding and abetting or conspiracy? Plainly the government need to get their narrative straight.

For MI5 and the police, if it makes it any easier, I shall be going on Thursday afternoon, (though I have no doubt you already knew that). You can arrest me then.


135 thoughts on “Aiding and Abetting

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  • anders7777

    He’s an egotistical fool on the level of Judith Butler. And whereas Butler’s mostly just vain and stupid, Greenwald is truly a very nasty piece of work.

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    CE you describe your pompous idiotic up your own fundament self admirably. 🙂

    Carry on.

  • Mary

    Julian Assange was speaking to the UN last night and carried by RT. The time given was 11.30 pm and was obviously GMT, not BST. He did appear at 12.30am but I could not stay up. I expect there will be You Tubes etc.

  • Shisei

    CE 26 Sep, 2012 – 1:50 pm

    “Fleeing Sweden” is off, why bring it up again and again? He left Sweden weeks after Ny started her investigation and had the permission to do so. This is also part of the “agreed facts” – agreed with the Swedish prosecution. He left end of September because he had a long planned meeting with Spiegel journalists and Stefania Maurizi from Italian magazine Espresso who wrote repeatedly about it.
    It can be argued and speculated why he didn’t go back to Sweden if you want.

  • John Goss

    Arbed, at the foot of the link (26 Sep 11.04p.m.) is a poll as to whether you agree that Julian Assange and Wikileaks should be labelled an “Enemy of the State”. I clicked No, of course, and the Nos clearly have it with an 89% majority against and 7% in favour. I guess most on here would click No.

    The US military senior personnel and those who support them should be on trial for crimes against humanity.

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq Association

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called on the United States to move from words to actions, and put an end to its persecution of WikiLeaks, its people and its sources. He made the statement during an address to a panel of UN delegates.
    Addressing the representatives of the United Nations’ member countries, the WikiLeaks founder spoke of the difference between words and actions, praising US President Barack Obama for his words.

    “We commend and agree with the words that peace can be achieved… But the time for words has run out. It is time for the US to cease its persecution of WikiLeaks, our people and our sources.”

    http://rt.com/news/assange-addresses-un-human-rights-069/

  • Villager

    I’m very concerned for Assange. I first read his speech and thought it was interesting. Then saw it on RT. His presentation was very inconfident and lacked projection. And what had he done to his tie? Did he forget to knot it?

    His sequestration is taking an obvious toll on him. Not good.

    This waiting game favours the Big Governments involved. The dice seems very loaded.

  • Arbed

    And the UK’s posture that “there is nothing in UK law which recognises diplomatic asylum” / “we are under a legal obligation to extradite Assange” [to face QUESTIONING in a case where there is forensic evidence that one complainant has faked evidence to back her allegations] collapses:

    http://rt.com/news/ecuador-uk-talks-assange-162/

    No wonder the BBC and other UK mainstream outlets are flooded with the ‘story’ of Amnesty calls for Sweden to provide [basically worthless] guarantees against onward extradition.

    Diversionary tactic? Whoops, our hogwash has been exposed – Quick! Get that spin mojo rolling…

  • Arbed

    Ooh, look…

    Following on from that open letter to Anders Perklev regarding investigation of Marianne Ny’s abuse of prosecutorial guidelines in the Assange investigation, here’s chapter and verse of Swedish law under which she could be sentenced to six years for it:

    http://proassange.blogspot.se/2012/09/swedish-prosecutor-should-be-convicted.html

    As the Flashback commenter quoted at the bottom of this article states, it’s interesting that this is longer than the maximum term Assange could receive for ‘rape’. Quite right too.

  • John Goss

    My Wikileaks tapes Thing2Thing (T2T)arrived yesterday. From what I’ve seen up to now worth every penny with John Pilger, Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Christine Assange(40 participants in all) and of course footage of the dreadful war-crimes the United States and NATO countries have inflicted on the poor people of the Middle East.

    http://thing2thing.com/?p=2693

    The other thing is your small contribution is helping to fund one of the few firewalls against US and Israeli-funded expansionism. You know what you should do.

  • Mary

    A sympathetic piece in yesterday’s the D Mail whose Sarah Oliver interviewed him at the embassy.

    ‘It’s like living in a space station’: Julian Assange speaks out about living in a one-room embassy refuge with a mattress on the floor and a blue lamp to mimic daylight

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210522/Its-like-living-space-station-Julian-Assange-speaks-living-room-embassy-refuge-mattress-floor-blue-lamp-mimic-daylight.html

    Good that Harrods have banned the police from using their facilities.

  • Oliver Crow

    Come on, if laws were enforced consistently W Hague, D Cameron, L Fox and P Hammond would be either awaiting trial for glorifying terrorism or already in orange jumpsuits on their way to Guantanamo for giving millions of quid to Al Qaeda.

  • Snap

    In case readers simply dismissed the reference to Stieg Larsson thinking he was merely an author of detective novels, think again!

    That was what he did for relaxation.

    He worked since the late 1970s to protect equal rights and fight for democracy and freedom of speech.
    He founded the Swedish Expo Foundation, similar to the British Searchlight Foundation, to fight racism and right-wing extremism, and lived under constant threat, taking many precautions.
    Stieg was an expert in the area, and wrote a book of instructions on how journalists should respond to threats for the Swedish Union of Journalists.

    It sounds just like the sort of manual Wikileaks could do with — if only it was translated.

    “ÖVERLEVA DEADLINE – handbok för hotade journalister”
    “Survive the Deadline” (no, that does not refer to the editor 🙂 )

    Full biography here:
    http://librarykvpattom.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/stieg-larsson/

  • Snap

    Have there been any new laws been passed in Sweden in the past two years concerning the revealing of state secrets, undermining democracy, information/internet “war”, or some such matter which could now silently await Julian Assange should he get there?

  • Snap

    Well looking so far, a few plans for new laws in 2010 such as this one turn up in English:

    2010-03-31 Russian Reveals Swedish Diplomat “Spy”
    http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=4020&artikel=3598851

    ….

    The revelation also displays a surprising development in Swedish espionage history and legislation.

    Swedish intelligence has asked the Swedish government to sharpen the anti-espionage laws here – claiming that the Swedish diplomat could not be prosecuted since he did not give any information threatening the military security of this Nordic nation.

    They want the Swedish laws to be similar to those in NATO-neighbor Denmark or other countries – where the revelation of any secret information would be a violation – even if this was only political discussions between other diplomats.

    But for the last three years, the Swedish government has only been thinking about making any changes – so apparently the Swedish diplomat is not yet an enemy of the state.

  • Snap

    Glenn Greenwald may be still waiting for a response from the paper to his article that: “The New Statesman must correct its error over Assange and extradition”. However, in the interests of objectivity, might not his article deserve a mention and link on Wikipedia to balance two links there to D.A. Green’s Legal Myths as well as another guardian reference?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assange_v_Swedish_Prosecution_Authority

  • Snap

    The visit of Vaughan Smith and five others to Assange prior to the sureties hearing was given some reasonable coverage in The Standard (in comparison to other lifestyle-pages articles smearing the women who support him). They also get the in-joke of the “Lada Gaga” label on the CD that was allegedly used to leak all the diplomatic cables etc. 🙂

    Caroline Michel, Tracy Worcester, Tracy Somerset, Sarah Harrison and John Pilger are also mentioned or quoted.

    The court of King Julian: Assange’s loyal supporters
    2012-10-10 Joshi Herrmann
    http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/the-court-of-king-julian-assanges-loyal-supporters-8205161.html

  • Snap

    I found the text of Vaughan Smith’s address but the post with URL keeps being blocked. Why?

  • Jon

    Hi Snap. Do you mean blocked here? Shouldn’t be, although the workings of the anti-spam thing here are a mystery to us! Try again? (If you still have trouble, pop it up at pastie.org, and I’ll post it for you).

  • Snap

    Hello Jon,

    has anything been tweaked recently? It was just the post above (1:19 am), so I’m ok now. I kept choping it down and getting blocked until I reduced it to the line at 8:07 pm, so I knew it wasn’t blocking me totally. Maybe reloading the page helped? Perhaps we should post the text here too?

    I have been happily posting still here and in other threads on-topic from my backlog of reference material and new info, so I appreciate the opportunity to do so keeping them open. Sadly, once the topics fall off the front page links, the well informed posters are no longer here contributing to the discussion and interesting lines of enquiry I raise remain unanswered. Any ideas? I’m not one for provoking argument to get a response.

  • Arbed

    Hi Snap,

    My approach would be to just follow the discussion forward as the current thread becomes ‘old’ and keep posting your treasures and queries into new threads, provided that they can be seen as ‘on topic-enough’. Many of Craig’s posts fit the bill, I think.

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