Three “formers” — Bill Binney (NSA), Coleen Rowley (FBI), and Ray (CIA) spent an hour on Brian Becker’s Loud and Clearlive radio program on June 19. It was the 5th anniversary of the day Julian Assange ducked into the Ecuadorian embassy in London to escape attempts by “distinguished” benders-of-the-law to imprison him for some 35 years for spreading some truth around about things like war crimes.
To its credit, little Ecuador gave him a safe place to live – and work. The UN has ruled twice that holding Assange amounts to “arbitrary detention.” But even if it crossed the mind of UK Prime Minister Theresa May that she may not required to ape Tony Blair in keeping the UK in international-law pariah status, and even if she may wish to give Assange safe passage out of the Ecuadorian embassy, May may be simply unable to summon the courage to ask President Trump “May I?”
It is entirely conceivable that a Corbyn government, in contrast, may pay less homage to Washington and more to the UN and international law. That government may come sooner than anyone may think.
The radio discussion focused less on Assange than on the many abuses WikiLeaks has successfully exposed to what Dr. King described as “the natural medicines of air and light … the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion” from which Justice comes.