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What they’re doing to Assange …

… is at least as bad as (possibly much worse than) rumors have said.

And although this is being done by Britain, we all know who it is being done for.

I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening.

Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, the first thing I must note was Julian’s condition. I was badly shocked by just how much weight my friend has lost, by the speed his hair has receded and by the appearance of premature and vastly accelerated ageing. He has a pronounced limp I have never seen before. Since his arrest he has lost over 15 kg in weight.

But his physical appearance was not as shocking as his mental deterioration. When asked to give his name and date of birth, he struggled visibly over several seconds to recall both. I will come to the important content of his statement at the end of proceedings in due course, but his difficulty in making it was very evident; it was a real struggle for him to articulate the words and focus his train of thought.

Do you hear the outrage in the U.S. media? ………

[crickets]

This is what happens to real whistleblowers, unlike the probable Deep State plant currently being touted as a hero for stirring up more dirt against Trump.

(H/T S for the heads-up on Assange)

9 Comments

  1. Fred M.
    Fred M. October 24, 2019 1:33 pm

    There are “Whistleblowers” and then there are “Whistleblowers”, and those that have the gold decide.

  2. Val E. Forge
    Val E. Forge October 24, 2019 1:34 pm

    Very sad, Claire. This is Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead stuff unfolding before our eyes.

  3. Comrade X
    Comrade X October 24, 2019 1:45 pm

    Sounds like something the Soviets would have done, it beginning to get very hard to tell a difference anymore.

  4. larryarnold
    larryarnold October 24, 2019 3:07 pm

    Meanwhile the Brit “justice” system gives real criminals, who hurt real people, a “criminal behaviour order (CBO),” sort of like a restraining order. I suspect many of the recipients regard them as trophies.

  5. david
    david October 24, 2019 6:59 pm

    Assange put the dirty laundry of some of the power brokers and some of their minions out for a public airing. Murder is doing ‘business as usual’, but revealing secrets is unforgivable. Maybe he should release EVERYTHING he has. They’re going to break or kill him, maybe both. He needs to get his licks in now, while he’s able to do it.

  6. E. Garrett Perry
    E. Garrett Perry October 25, 2019 2:41 am

    He no longer can, which is the point. Assange’s described condition is most consistent with long-term sleep deprivation, which is the only torture technique which simply -works-. Every time, on everybody, in about 6-8 days, which is (at the low end) about as long as it takes for significant cognitive and executive dysfunction to set in and become permanent. The longer the deprivation, the worse the dysfunction becomes, and while partial recovery is possible, some portion of those defects will always remain. By this point Assange is almost certainly a literal madman, which was doubtless the point all along.

    And don’t think for one minute that Mr. Trump, torture-enthusiast-in-chief as Will Grigg liked to put it, didn’t sign off on every bit of this shit.

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  8. John Wilder
    John Wilder October 27, 2019 8:21 pm

    This is bad. Assange is no saint, but the movement he started is unambiguously a force for freedom. His real crime? Embarrassing the people in power.

  9. Val E. Forge
    Val E. Forge October 28, 2019 8:02 am

    “His real crime? Embarrassing the people in power.” You got that right, Mr. Wilder.

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