British poodles, masquerading as jurists, continue to take direction from the U.S. Department of Justice and do U.S. bidding — demeaning themselves and despoiling what is left of the Magna Carta and British jurisprudence..
The stakes are extraordinarily high — not only for journalists’ freedom of speech, but also for the scandalous example set in applying bareknuckled, kick-him-while-he’s-down torture techniques to those with the courage to publish documents disclosing government crimes.
MintPress writer Alan MacLeod recently called attention to the crassly political nature of the persecution of Julian. MacLeod cited former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s inadvertently candid admission:
“All you can do is hope you can ultimately take action against those that were involved in revealing that information so you can send a message to others not to do the same thing.”
The U.S.-UK extradition treaty states that “extradition shall not be granted if the offense for which extradition is requested constitutes a political offense”.
Besides, for God’s sake, Julian Assange is a human being! What comes to mind are the desperate words of Willy Loman’s wife Linda in “Death of a Salesman”:
“He’s a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He’s not to be allowed to fall in his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person.”
Please, someone tell the U.S. media.
I discussed this and related issues in an interview with “The Critical Hour”.
Sept. 28, 2020 (14 minutes)