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    In fact, it goes against the spirit of the asylum provision for peope like Assange to be allowed to abuse it in order to escape criminal prosecution.  
    Do you really think if all Assange was facing was possible rape prosecution that he would have asked for asylum?

    On the below, perhaps a bit of research is in order if you feel that is all you learned.

    In fact, the one thing we have learned from Wikileaks is just how little information the US government classifies.  

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

    by allenjo on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 09:44:38 AM PDT

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      I know exactly what's in those cables.  Believe me.  Probably better than anyone on this site.  And I'd like you to show me something that came from them that was "earth shaking."  The press waited with baited breath for the release and is all we learned is what we know - the US government plays hardball on the international political stage and its employees talk frankly in their correspondence when they believe no one will read it.

      I suggest you take your own advice and do some research as well.  

      No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow

      by CrazyHorse on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 10:29:32 AM PDT

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      •  How "little" info the US classifies....... (1+ / 0-)
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        in 2010 the government augmented the volume of classified documents by a whopping 40 per cent over the previous year and that number is expected to have increased since. The level of non-transparency under the Obama administration has led former head of the US classification process, J William Leonard, to call the system "dysfunctional".
        We have had more classified documents, not less.

        "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

        by allenjo on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 12:05:57 PM PDT

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