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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:37 AM

"Is Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange A Foreign Spy Or A News Publisher? Probably Both."

Interesting piece

https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/11/is-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-a-foreign-spy-or-a-news-publisher/

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Reply "Is Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange A Foreign Spy Or A News Publisher? Probably Both." (Original post)
Independent.mind Apr 12 OP
quad489 Apr 12 #1
Independent.mind Apr 12 #5
Badsamm Apr 12 #7
Independent.mind Apr 15 #8
Aquila Apr 15 #9
Valishin Apr 12 #2
Independent.mind Apr 12 #4
Carl Apr 12 #3
Independent.mind Apr 12 #6

Response to Independent.mind (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:19 PM

1. And....what is he?

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Response to quad489 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:50 PM

5. My opinion he is as much a spy as a journalist

He worked to assist in obtaining the info.

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:28 PM

7. Obtaining info does not make one a spy

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Response to Badsamm (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:03 AM

8. "Julian Assange used the embassy as center for spying, Ecuadorian president says"

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:19 AM

9. Everyone should believe Lenin Moreno

but no one should believe Maduro

ROFL

Lenin- Righty's new hero

Can the circus get any better?

Following a June 2018 visit by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who agreed with President Moreno to improve the US-Ecuador relations which were strained under the presidency of Rafael Correa, Ecuador launched a security effort with the United States, including buying weapons, radar sets, six helicopters and other equipment, as well as cooperation with the U.S. will include training and intelligence sharing. Pence and Moreno also spoke about Julian Assange.

In August 2018, Ecuador withdrew from ALBA, a regional bloc led by Venezuela, in a bid to further distance itself from that country’s government and because Ecuador wants to be “independent” of organizations that are trying to impose “specific views” on Latin America’s social and political issues. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenín_Moreno#Allegations_of_corruption


Would you buy a used car from Lenin?

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Response to Independent.mind (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:23 PM

2. He would be a publisher

the individual(s) who obtained the info would be the spy.

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Response to Valishin (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:50 PM

4. DOJ says he conspired to assist in obtaining the info:

"According to the indictment (and there’s a chance of additional charges), Assange actively attempted to participate in espionage. He didn’t merely get his hands on information or solicit it. The Australian is charged with a computer hacking conspiracy, because he conspired to assist then-Bradley Manning, a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst, with cracking codes that allowed the two to break into classified files."

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Response to Independent.mind (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:25 PM

3. Maybe he is doing surveillance.

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Response to Carl (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:51 PM

6. Good one.

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