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  •  I only have my questions, and my fears. (0+ / 0-)

    How to deal with this mess seems to be beyond my pay grade. My answer is simple and direct: leave him the hell alone, if they can't demonstrate some actual damage he's done. Which to date they have decidedly not done. There are a lot of claims and wild-eyed fantasies of the collapse of civilization, when what we know is that a lot of "very important people" are serious embarrassed by their lies and double dealing. If we're supposed to live in a duplicitous world, we should know it and have a voice in choosing it. Perhaps he has done some damage; if this is so, it's done, show it.

    The whole fantasy of Assange the rapist is silly at best. We already have those facts. The question of the alliances and secrets of the accuser(s) remains unanswered, but I'm pretty sure in the sleaze of the things we already know, it will eventually come out. It won't be pretty, but none of it seems to argue for putting Assange away for seducing (apparently willing) women. And please do not attack this as "sexist"... it's just an appraisal of facts already reported.

    I kinda like the one of making him a UN representative of Ecuador, which puts the whole issue out of reach in any universe where the rules matter. If even that is not enough to protect him from an inquisition, we have even a worse problem than any of us can imagine.

    The furnace of Affliction produces Refinement, in States as well as Individuals. John Adams, 1776.

    by semiAdult on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 01:19:24 AM PDT

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    •  semiAdult - there is no chance that the UK or (0+ / 0-)

      the US will leave him alone. That's just not going to happen. I don't think Ecuador would embarrass itself in front of the entire UN for Julian Assange.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 01:45:56 AM PDT

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