Assassinate those you don’t like???

Some Americans have suggested that Julian Assange should be assassinated.

Americans. Not Chinese. Not North Koreans. Not Iranians. Americans.

Assasinated…as in murdered.

As in having his life snuffed out

As in being executed

As in being dead.

I for one am stunned.

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As an adit:

Sarah Palin wants Julian Assange hunted as a terrorist!

 Reference; Beckford, M., ‘Sarah Palin: hunt WikiLeaks founder like al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders’, The Telegraph, 30 November 2010.

For those who don’t know who Ms Palin is she is, according to American media, the most popular American republican. Though Julian has broken no laws some American legislators are rushing to create laws to charge him with. Or shoot him perhaps?

The land of free speech?

 

 

 

 

 

As old Steve would have said…

Crikey!!!

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7 thoughts on “Assassinate those you don’t like???

  1. I support the concept of Wikileaks. I support the work of Julian, although I know nothing of his character (and those who tried to bring his character into it were largely making ad hominem arguments).

    I’m not surprised that people are calling for his death… but only because the disappointments of the world are no longer a surprise.

    Sometimes I take a look at our planet, our countries, and our politics and think, “I wish I could have a different Earth.”

    • Thanks for your comment Iain. I sit on the fence re what Julian is doing …I just don’t know enough about it all. But neither do I really care. All storms burn out quickly.

      However I care deeply that western folk can talk about assassination as a viable option. I find this TRULY HORRIFIC

      I hear you re another earth. But I have a 14 year old son who also feels this way (as does many of his friends) and I find as his role model I must find…ummm…hope I guess…or maybe just plain determination that we earthlings must be the change we want.

  2. Iain, I agree with your assessment. The thing that bothers me most, as an American, is the idea that anyone should forfeit his or her life for any misdeed. Doesn’t that take away the possibility of redeeming oneself, even in small ways?

    Death penalty aside, I assume the people who want him dead are probably militia types, skinheads with guns. Either that or it’s everyday people you pass at the drug store whose hearts are so hardened, they would simply not MIND if a skinhead or militia type killed him.

    Amy Barlow Liberatore

  3. Apparently Amy its those American folks on the ‘right rich’ side. Now they are banding around the term terrorist so I guess it will be okay whatever happens to him. Perhaps they’ll use the skinheads to pull off the deed for I am sure they do not wish their own hands to be soiled.

    The thing that really got me was the American media reports that explained the reaction rather than condemn it.

  4. Sorry to say, I’m not surprised.

    I’ve been reading a Sci-Fi book (“Thirteen”, by Richard Morgan) set about 150 years in the future where the USA has divided into 3, including a “Jesusland”. I’m sure you can imagine what that’s like.

    People are quick to call for the death of someone who offends them. (See church history, and burning heretics.) I wonder if they’d be as quick to agree if they had to look him in the eye and do the deed themselves?

    Jonathan from Spritzophrenia 🙂

    • it seems nobody is suprised Jon and that I think disturbs me the most. You reference events of centuries past. My niave mind seems to be in a constant chant…but its 2010…WTF!!!

  5. @Spritz: Jesusland. I can just see it – my sister would move there! I would not, and we are a pastoral couple, LOL.

    Sarah Palin is a whackadoodle. A true publicity hound who should never be referred to as “Governor Palin,” because she quit during her first term to join FOX “News” and start her run for president in 2012. She is an avid hunter, and I’m sure she would take pleasure in field-dressing Julian like an animal. She is sick and dangerous… because she’s telegenic, perky, and far-Right Evangelicals think she’s just soooooo cute. Ugh.

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