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Julian Asange - Hero or Villian

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gasbusters, 12 Apr 2019.

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Is Julian Asange a Hero or a Villain

  1. Hero

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  2. Villain

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  1. Ihavenojob

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    What was in those emails that made people vote for Trump ? You shouldn't write anything that will come back to bite you. I say he's a hero, just because he exposes deception & lies, both left & right wing.
     
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    your not allowed a different opinion to the lefties. its the law, judge dredd instant judgment. and can charged with racist ,islamophobia ,homophobia ,any phobia , bigotry.
     
  3. Bodd

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    Gasbuster is about as left as my right little toe...

    He's just trying to be reasonable.
     
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    Wrong again.
     
  5. ellal

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    I would suggest that regardless of the type of material released, if proved to be true then it is of great value to be in the public domain...

    Just because that material may not appeal to one faction or another is irrelevant...

    Authority in general hates openness...

    Why do you think Tony Blair believes one of his biggest mistakes was introducing FOI ?
    ( His words: "You idiot. You naive, foolish, irresponsible nincompoop. There is really no description of stupidity, no matter how vivid, that is adequate. I quake at the imbecility of it.")

    But without FOI, our elected representatives wouldn't have had their corrupt practices reigned in at all !
     
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    I was being sarcastic, off course we are allowed, but woe to those who have a different opinion, to the lefties.
     
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    can he not speak for himself.
     
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    if asange exposed corruption, then good for him, but did he also put lives at risk,no one knows the full truth,
     
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    I have to agree with most of that really.

    Julain Assange is being chased by the US because he exposed things that they wanted kept out of the public domain.

    On the other hand Assange did not redact material, like Hiliary Clintons private emails etc that should not be in the public domain.

    Assange wont get a fair hearing if he get sent to America -I dont have any faith in their justice system.
     
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    I'll ask him for you...
     
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    Our injustice system is no better...

    You only have to look at the one sided extradition 'treaty' we have with the US...
    (a harbinger of what any other deals we do with the US will look like!)
     
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    It strikes me as rather odd that folk are allowing themselves to be consumed with Julian Assange's fate but care nothing for the content of the material he "helped" to expose.
     
  13. It's a 50/50 for me.

    I think what he did is generally a good thing because there's a lot of underhanded secrets in government.

    However I do think he had a bias and used his position to influence people as he saw fit.

    However that's only presuming all the data he had data on all involved that was equally damning and didn't distribute some items depending on his own bias.

    In short, good thing but I think he was a bit of a rogue while doing it.
     
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    I cant believe he hasn't been out of the house for 7 years, then he is out and straight to the nick
     
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    The US based charges only have a maximum of 5yrs if convicted. He spent 7yrs cooped up in the Ecuadorian embassy so was not a bright move. He was probably more concerned of the Swedish rape charges, but used the anti-US card to gain sympathy.
     
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