Primarily the UK and the U.S. lied to their citizens and the world about the issues that led to two wars and thousands of American lives. We all know that it’s our politicians that send our children off to fight their adventures. Politicians must rely on public support and to gain that support time and time again through history they use lies and propaganda to achieve their means.
Politicians are serial liars by their very nature. We all have the liars we prefer but we never demand they tell the truth.
A nation like Switzerland need not fear disclosure of their efforts because that nation is not ever involved with policing the world with their ideals.
Unfortunately the United States is run by a bunch of politicians that always gain personal profit for their misconduct. War is always profitable for our politicians even when they can’t win.
The role of a journalist is not to protect governments, but to tell the world just what their governments are doing. Famed writer, George Orwell that I quoted above also said, “"Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations."
Julian Assange has taken great personal risk to do his job. He’s embarrassed politicians worldwide and now they want to make him pay simply because he did his job. There is an incredibly huge paradox, the nations screaming the loudest are the ones that claim they have freedom of the press.
I feel uncomfortable joining the ranks of Michael Moore, Danny Glover and assorted Left Wing radicals that have come out in support to Julian Assange. I dare to say that the founding fathers of this great nation would have supported him too.
We must demand truthfulness, transparency and accountability of our government no matter what political animal or party is in charge.
It’s a total farce that the UK has placed a ring of 40 cops around the Ecuadorean embassy 24/7 to nab Assange if he tries to leave. Ecuador has done the right thing here and I salute them in the name of freedom.