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August 17, 2012

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Thank u

Thanks for being brave enough to write this

madkate more than 2 years ago

Good Brecht joke

I thought the Brecht joke was very good.

Andrew Smith more than 2 years ago

Konrad Werner

Konrad Werner might be a rapist. There, I said it.

Maurice Frank more than 2 years ago

Konrad

Hi everyone,

Thanks for all the feedback. All that I was saying is that there's a chance, even if it's just a one percent chance, that Assange is a rapist. I think his lawyers' statements make it look pretty bad, and I think there is at least some room for doubt one way or another.

The other quote from Assange's OWN lawyer was this:
"He described Assange as penetrating one woman while she slept without a condom, in defiance of her previously expressed wishes, before arguing that because she subsequently “consented to … continuation” of the act of intercourse, the incident as a whole must be taken as consensual."

I don't know if that constitutes rape or not. Some people say that's basically a confession. Having sex with someone while they're asleep is a crime in most countries, I believe. I think that account of events sounds really bad, and I think there should be a trial in Sweden.

Given that, I went on to say that all the protesters should maybe pick their heroes a bit better, and in the case of Occupy, I think picking heroes at all weakens the movement. I think that was quite a mild point and not very controversial. For people to start going on about "disgusting content" just for bringing up the possibility that Assange is a rapist seems a bit over the top. But I did get upset on Thursday when I saw all those Occupy people shouting their support for Assange, so I felt I had to make the point again. I mean what if it turns out he did rape those women? What if there's proof? Won't they feel a bit sheepish? A bit? I just think the possibility should give us pause.

Also, I've never really got why the US doesn't just try and extradite Assange. Why bother setting up a fake trial in Sweden? The UK is usually more than happy to do whatever the US wants. Isn't the UK even now extraditing that poor guy from Sheffield for creating a file-sharing network?

On Ecuador: you're right, I've never been there or know really what's going on there. I was basing what I said about freedom of speech on the Human Rights Watch report, which I linked to in the article, which I think is a good source, and which I believe also benefitted from Wikileaks revelations.

And you're all right – I could have written a blog about Obama's drone wars, or the UK granting asylum to questionable Russian oligarchs, or the mistrial of Daniel Ellsberg, all of which I think are really bad. I've written articles about drone killings elsewhere. But I wrote this one about Julian Assange. If my auntie had a dick she'd be my uncle.

If Assange is thrown into a dungeon with Bradley Manning that'd be a scandal. Manning's treatment already is one. But Julian Assange still might be a rapist.

Benjamin Knight more than 2 years ago

Rape or not is not the point

Yeah right, let´s fry the motherfucker for fucking a girl without condom. Any thoughts on Obama, the drone war and killing hundreds of civilists? Oh sorry, I forgot: he´s the good guy. right. Any thoughts on Iraq and weapons of mass destruction, then? Look, rape is a bad thing. And yes: the guy deserves a fair trial. But: chances are where this guy is at right now, he´s not gonna get a fair trail. Why not? Point 1: Because the laws on sexual misconduct in Sweden are a fucking joke - if your on trial for that shit in Sweden you might just as well just cut of your dick and burry urself. Point two: the Yanks are way to f... hot to lay their hands on that mf. (+ Their have been some clues that suggest this whole rapist thing was staged by hmm u name it). Yeah right, sorry again: I´m just a weirdo with aluminum foil on my head that breeds conspiracy theories all day long. Right. What it it boils down to is this: Assange pissed of god´s own nation and they want him dead for that - or at least rotting in a cell for the rest of his life. See Mannings. I mean: don´t you get it? The guy goes to trial in Sweden for rape and as soon as he enters the country he is handed over to the CIA for what? F...ing the president´s daughter? Rape? No, for Wikileaks. If there was any intention other than that, they could put him on trial for rape in wherever, hell even ecuador, couldn´t they?

Struwwwelpeter more than 2 years ago

Why?

Why the sudden negative expose on Julian Assange? Could you post something negative about Daniel Ellsberg too? Ellsberg is still a terrorist and deserves to be given unfair trial in my opinion. Maybe he's a racist too. Can you look up some evidence about Daniel Ellsberg possibly being a racist too? We would like to see that expose I think.

But seriously, I used to like reading Exberliner. Disgusting content like this is what keeps readers away from your service.




Mitt Romney more than 2 years ago

Yaaawn

Gääääääääähn

Null Substanz, viel Meinung.

Keine Sau interessiert es, ob Sie Assange mögen oder nicht und ob Sie ihn für eingebildet halten. Schreiben Sie was zur Sache oder verschonen Sie die Welt mit ihren kindischen "Julian-ist-ein-Angeber"-Gewäsch.

Alex more than 2 years ago

Proper legal process is what's missing!

Assange should go to trial for rape in Sweden. The problem is that he is likely to be then sent to the US to face treason charges and potentially the death penalty. He should be protected from this.

It is a shame that the two crimes for which he has been accused are not seen in isolation (by his supporters or his condemners).

James more than 2 years ago

about a government that likes to deny its own people freedom of speech

Ich wurde gerne darüber was sagen und zwar: Ich bin ekuadorianerin und weiss was in meinem Land abgeht. Es ist so, dass ein größen Teil der ekuadorianischen Medien (ganze Sender und Zeitungen) in den Händen von Leuten aus der konservativen rechten katholischen Schicht waren und noch sind. Diesen Leuten haben immer die selben Kandidaten unterstützt und stammen aus derselbne Schicht und sind einfach skrupellos sowie die Leute, die sie unterstützen. Ich weiss nicht ob du eine Ahnung hast, was da abgeht ich schätze mal nicht. Präsident Correa ist nach Roldos (im Jahr 1978 gewählt worden) der erste Machthaber aus der mittlere Schicht und das ist gut so. Bis jetzt hat er vieles gutes für das Land gemacht und finde super, daß Ecuador Assange Asyl gibt und auf jeden Fall gerecht. Wenn Pinochet und die russische Oligarchen ohne Probleme und Skandal in England Asyl bekamen, sollte auch Assange diese Unterstützung bekommen.

ecuatoriana more than 2 years ago

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