Julian Assange, now cooling his heels in an English jail accused of committing sex crimes, tries to explain his Wikileaks activities. Assange joins the people who think Sarah Palin wants to have him killed.
According to an oped by Assange published in the Australian, Assange complains:
“Yet it is WikiLeaks, as the co-ordinator of these other groups, that has copped the most vicious attacks and accusations from the US government and its acolytes. I have been accused of treason, even though I am an Australian, not a US, citizen. There have been dozens of serious calls in the US for me to be ‘taken out’ by US special forces. Sarah Palin says I should be ‘hunted down like Osama bin Laden,’ a Republican bill sits before the US Senate seeking to have me declared a ‘transnational threat’ and disposed of accordingly. An adviser to the Canadian Prime Minister’s office has called on national television for me to be assassinated. An American blogger has called for my 20-year-old son, here in Australia, to be kidnapped and harmed for no other reason than to get at me.”
The expression “cry me a river” comes to mind. Despite the protestations of being a man only in search of the truth, Julian Assange has declared war against Western Civilization, with the intent of making it more difficult to conduct foreign policy and the War on Terror. Assange is doing this for his own amusement. And yet he acts surprised when Western Civilization decides to get annoyed with him.
Even worse, Assange has decided to take on the Mama Grizzly, which perhaps shows a death wish. Sarah Palin did not take long to tartly reply to Assange, accusing him of making things up.
Indeed, it seems that Assange has misquoted Sarah Palin slightly. What she actually said should be done about Julian Assange was, “Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?”
Alright, the terms “pursued” and “al Qaeda and Taliban leaders” are just a little different than “hunted down” and “Osama bin Laden,” Palin has a point. Assange is such a chest-beater about getting the truth out and about being a journalist he ought to at least quote his numerous enemies accurately.
My advice to Julian Assange, whose end, whether in a prison cell or otherwise, is likely very near, is for him to take his coming martyrdom like a man. One thing that can be said about the Islamic terrorists that cannot be said about Assange is they expect to die for their depravations. They, in fact, welcome it.
Julian Assange, on the other hand, thinks he can take on the world’s major powers and still live the life of a celebrity fugitive, with all the benefits that fame brings with it, including unprotected sex with Scandinavian women.
Meanwhile, Assange should make the best deal possible with the current regime. At worse, he will do jail time. At best, he might even get a new job as a security specialist, teaching others to ward off people like him. It worked for Frank Abagnale, after all, who was in it for the money and not the head rush and the fame.
One thing is for certain: Assange is right to be afraid of Sarah Palin. If she becomes president and Assange is still at liberty, all bets are off.
Sources: The truth will always win’ – Julian Assange writes, Julian Assange, The Australian, December 7th, 2010
Sarah Palin Admonishes Barack Obama on Wikileaks, Mark R. Whittington, Associated Content, November 29th, 2010