Julian Assange Released, but not out of the woods yet
From Reuters: “WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, fighting extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, walked free on bail from a British jail on Thursday protesting his innocence and pledging to continue exposing official secrets. Assange spoke to a crowd of journalists and supporters waiting in outside the High Court in London five hours after a judge said he could be released on 200,000 pounds ($312,000) bail under stringent conditions.
“It’s great to smell fresh air of London again,” Assange, illuminated by a blizzard of photographers’ flashes, said.
WikiLeaks has angered U.S. authorities by publishing hundreds of a trove of 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables, including details of overseas installations that Washington regards as vital to its security.
Julian Assange now has potentially much bigger things to worry about then the Swedish rape allegations. Federal prosecutors are currently looking for ANY evidence WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange conspired with a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking classified government documents, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. While the US Government is investigating Assange, they should be prepared to bring charges against The NY Times as well as The Guardian since they also published “classified” cables as well.
Not only does the United States risk looking foolish (and potentially like a rogue communist regime) by pursing far-fetched charges against Julian Assange, the damage to the US reputation will exceed any potential damage done by classified cables.
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