Julian Assange arrested while attempting to enjoy a meal, a succulent Chinese meal –
Julian Assange is an asshole as a person, but whistleblowing is worthwhile when we are committing war crimes. When countries fail morally we should give a shit. There are probably thousands of moral failings that we don’t even know about. We shouldn’t cheer when the people that expose the crimes are put into solitary confinement, and those that committed the crimes aren’t prosecuted. When we don’t prosecute the illegal activity that is contained in the leaks and only prosecute the leaker, shits just a tad bit fucked. Most that was leaked had very valid reasons to be leaked, there were crimes and immoral activities contained. But because the press is so compliant with the U S intelligence services the story is that “the secret got out.”
There will be more leaks until the government starts behaving in a legal and moral manner.
Let me bastardise a Kennedy quote: Those that make peaceful whistle blowing impossible make asset exposure inevitable.