Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wiki Leaks, Meet Bubba!

There has been a lot of chatter on the Web these days about Wiki Leaks and the publication on its Internet site of classified US Government cables. Many in the underground counter culture, including a core group of 9,000 hackers, and many more in the “Liberty Movement” support Julian Assange and his “first amendment right” to publish classified material, so that the American people and the people of the world can have truth, transparency, and full disclosure. Right; if only that were true.

Julian Assange Wikileaks founder
Let me point out the bad news for his supporters so they don’t waste their money on his legal defense fund, which will surely emerge. First, Julian Assange is not an American citizen, but an Australian, so he doesn’t derive his rights from the United States Constitution; but once he is in US custody, that document will prevail, and he will be appointed lawyers if he cannot afford one.
I say “once he is in US custody” because make no mistake, the PTB will not allow Mr. Assange to embarrass them, and the United States of America, without consequences. The young PFC that provided Wiki Leaks with all of those documents will be punished under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for his conduct: very bad news for our young PFC. He will probably receive twenty years in a military prison, like Leavenworth, in Kansas, to contemplate the errors of his youth. To believe that the PTB will punish its own citizen (and they will) and not pursue Mr. Assange would be naive.
At the moment, Mr. Assange is a free man in Britain facing potential extradition to Sweden on possible rape charges of two women in separate incidents; whether real or imagined, I do not know. But I am pretty certain that if Mr. Assange cannot arrange for passage to Venezuela or Bolivia before the 15th of January 2011, he will probably be in US custody, shortly thereafter. He currently is under house arrest on a 600 acre estate in England with an electronic ankle bracelet, so Mr. Assange is not going anywhere.
 I have no doubt that the shrewdest and most convoluted legal minds at the US Department of Justice are working overtime this weekend, to draft a maximum, multi-count indictment against Mr. Assange. FBI Agents and/or US Marshals have probably already been selected to travel to Britain after New Year’s to witness the arrest and take custody of Mr. Assange. Mr. Assange’s lawyer will of course fight extradition to the USA, but does anyone reading this post believe that Great Britain will deny the USA its pound of flesh?
Once in custody his fate is sealed. He will be labeled a “flight risk” on his American indictment for exiting Sweden to avoid arrest and questioning on the rape charges. That will be enough for an American judge to keep Mr. Assange in a federal, maximum security, prison in Virginia or Maryland without bail: somewhere populated by lots and lots of US Government workers who would be available for jury duty for his eventual trial.

I say for his eventual trial because the Mill of the Gods grinds slowly, but it grinds exceedingly fine. Bend over and kiss your ass goodbye, Mr. Assange. In the words of a memorable American song:

             "You don't tug on Superman's cape;
                you don't spit in the wind;
                you don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger;
                and you don't mess around with Slim!"

Mr. Assange, you also don't fuck with Uncle Sam! Enjoy the holidays. It will probably be the last one you have as a free man for a very, very, very long time.
SHTF America predicts that Mr. Assange will have a new Sweetheart by Valentine’s Day  with whom he can discuss his rape charges in Sweden.

Wiki Leaks, meet Bubba!

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