Assange's father calls on Australia to bring him home
John Shipton has said he was aware of a meeting involving Department of Foreign Affairs about extraditing Julian Assange to Australia.
"I saw him, the way they dragged him down the steps, the coppers (police), he didn't look good. I'm 74 and I look better than him and he's 47. It's such a shock," he said.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/16/2019|
She tweeted "a mother's plea to police, prison officers, court staff re my son Julian."
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/14/2019|
He’s a criminal. What do you expect?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/14/2019|
He exposed the US wrongdoings. That’s something.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/14/2019|
He’s a journalist publishing information he received. Won’t bode well for free journalism and journalists in general
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/14/2019|
"I'm 74 and I look better than him and he's 47". Oh my goodness, his father's a Data Lounger! I never would have guessed!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/14/2019|
He helped Manning hack the Pentagon, r4. He's a much a journalist as my Google drive.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/14/2019|
For the sake of truth and freedom of information. And exposing lies.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/14/2019|
R6 It won’t work. Manning won’t cooperate.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/14/2019|
There’s more at stake than Crooked Hillary trolls wanting revenge.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/14/2019|
He doesn't have to. They have texts between Manning and Assange.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/14/2019|
He appears to be an insane megalomaniac more concerned about notoriety than the pursuit of truth. That being said, I have often wondered about the rape accusations, they just seemed so... timely.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/14/2019|
R6 Manning hacked the Pentagon on his own. Assange printed the documents that Manning stole. Publication of documents is not illegal.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/14/2019|
I’ll support him as long as he provides truth and exposes those who try to hide the truth. His personality is really irrelevant
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/14/2019|
The father does look better than the crank son.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/14/2019|
R5, he’s not wrong, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/14/2019|
He's a cunt but he has done the world a service.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/14/2019|
R13 That’s why they only try to get him on the lesser charge
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/14/2019|
[quote]There’s more at stake than Crooked Hillary trolls wanting revenge.
You forgot to shout LOCK HER UP and Benghazi.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/14/2019|
The ends justify the means
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/14/2019|
R13 they have real time discussions between the two about trying to get around Manning's password problem. A real journalist wouldn't help his source hack.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/14/2019|
[quote] He's a cunt but he has done the world a service.
How so? That may have been the case at the beginning, but Wiki has become a political tool for Russia and the like.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/14/2019|
Dark moment for press freedom
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/14/2019|
I’m so torn on these three - Assange, Manning and Snowden. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to love them or hate them. I think they’re all horrible men (and woman), but maybe they did the world a favor.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/14/2019|
R24 Assange denied Russian involvement. No evidence
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/14/2019|
Truth trumps everything else
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/14/2019|
Wikileaks keep a check on the world superpowers and hold them to account. Who doesn’t want that?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/14/2019|
Keep the bastards honest!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/14/2019|
Glad to see the ratio here.
All the rest of the threads are infected with people too stupid to understand the dangerous precedent his conviction would set.
Chilling of press freedom is just the beginning.
Stupid fucking totalitarian CUNTS!
Exposure of government corruption should always be protected and celebrated!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/14/2019|
"You Can't Handle The Truth" - A Few Good Men
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/14/2019|
[quote]"I saw him, the way they dragged him down the steps, the coppers (police), he didn't look good. I'm 74 and I look better than him and he's 47. It's such a shock," he said.
I thought the same thing. He looked like some deranged crazy shut-in who had been neglecting basic personal care and hygiene.
I know we say this a lot on DL, but he really looked like he smelled bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/14/2019|
The question is: “Is he a journalist or is he just a whistle blower?”.
He once was quite a successful journalist in Australia. Now? The jury’s still out.
But he definitely does look like Carey Mulligan.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/14/2019|
Nothing a good scrub and wash won’t fix r34
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/14/2019|
R32 Even if we dislike Assange, we have to admire and champion the cause.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/14/2019|
He exposed the truth and some people can't handle the truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/14/2019|
Now we know why they have different last names. There's going to be a yuge effort on the part of the Russiapublicans to make sure he never testifies. I look for him to be "suicided":
Mother: Christine Assange Father: John Shipton (per court documents, Assange has never met his father) Wife: (m. 1989, div., one son) Son: Daniel (b. circa 1987) Daughter: (b. 2006)
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/14/2019|
Seems more like he has an axe to grind.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/14/2019|
I hate his guts and I hope he dies.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/14/2019|
R44 Sore Hillary supporters as usual
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/14/2019|
Assange skateboarding in embassy.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/14/2019|
Oh blimey this gets complicated.
So he'll serve time here. During that he'll have to face US extradition proceedings. They could either succeed or fail. The Swedes may or may not raise a European Arrest Warrant for him too. If all of those fail, then once he finishes his UK sentence then he could be deported to Ecuador or Australia. If the UK don't extradite him, and deport him, then the US could request his extradition from either of those two countries.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/16/2019|
I’ll bill him as hero when he does what R42 suggests
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/16/2019|
^US has more dirt to hide
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/16/2019|
Plus US is the land of the free
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/16/2019|
Yeah, R51, the Chinese & kremlin are lacking dirt that needs exposing for the good of the globe
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/16/2019|
WikiLeaks isn't a journalistic site. It just posts the PDF files of documents written by third parties. A public Google Drive could do the same.
Journalists use WikiLeaks, but that doesn't make what they do journalism. Journalists use libraries, but libraries aren't engaging in journalism either.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/16/2019|
1. An agreement between two or more people to commit a crime
2. Intent to enter into that agreement
3. Intent to commit the target crime or pursue the unlawful objective
4. An overt act in furtherance of the crime
The text messages suffice for the first three elements. All that's needed is the tiniest act in furtherance of breaking into the computer, like trying to submit a password.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/16/2019|
R54 Journalism is publishing information received
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/16/2019|
I don't have much sympathy for people who jump into the fire and then cry about how hot it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/16/2019|
Why didn't he trim his beard or shave when he was inside?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/16/2019|
"....and I am old and will be gone. Bring him peace, bring him joy. He is young. He is only a boy."
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/16/2019|
R60 Only a boy? Living in a time warp much?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/16/2019|
R60 Lol, I got it. R61 It was a Les Mis reference.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/16/2019|
Let his creepy ass rote in prison.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/16/2019|
His fucked up son is a result of his shitty parenting.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/16/2019|
He was raised by his single mom, R64. His dad was absent.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/16/2019|
the pos dad excuses a treasonous son who has helped Putin unleash violence and death, pleading his 47 year old baby needs huggies, kisses, and cookies.
Perhaps, if he hadn't fled Sweden to avoid a rape trial, he wouldn't have ended up in the Equadorian embassy in the first place.
Goddamn with these parents excusing their middle aged children's shit behavior.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/16/2019|
didn't he purposely expose some agents that were undercover?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/16/2019|
There is journalism but he crossed a line. He exposed the identities of our undercover agents, put our national security at risk; he outed gays in Muslim countries. And if he exposed the US, why not Russia? Or China? Fair play for everyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/16/2019|