Key witness in Assange case admits to lies in indictment - Stundin

David Barrett dbarrett at
Wed Jun 30 07:46:16 PDT 2021

On Wed, Jun 30, 2021, 2:09 AM Karl <gmkarl at> wrote:

> One man cannot fight a multinational prosecution with the flick of his
> finger.  Hiding is the appropriate behavior here.
> What would you do if multiple governments -- especially the most corrupt
> governments and the most corrupt parts of governments -- thought you were
> their worst nightmare?

What does this have to do with justice?  Are you suggesting that if you are
an enemy of the state, you should not have to go through the Justice
system? I'm not sure exactly what you're proposing.

I'm saying something pretty basic. I'm saying you can't blame the courts
for treating you badly, if you refuse to show up.

All of his complaints against the US government are hypothetical based upon
actions it might take in the future, but actually hasn't.  Same goes for

Chelsea Manning is the only one who actually went through the Justice
process for her leaking government cables, and she served 7 years in
prison, and then was a free woman. We can debate whether or not seven was
the right number, and whether she was treated appropriately during those
seven, but it wasn't exactly multiple life sentences or execution or
rotting in prison, or any of that.

It's entirely possible that Snowden and Assange might be free to go by now
had they actually shown up to court, and instead have been hiding out over
nothing. None of the time Assange is spending in self-isolation will count
towards a prison sentence when he eventually goes to jail, because hiding
from the law isn't part of the justice system.

I'm not sure how someone can celebrate their behavior and simultaneously
support the rule of law.


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