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“Free Screeech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

Australia

#1 Aug 16, 2012
Now it's time for the Julian Assange escape committee to convene.
Peter

UK

#2 Aug 16, 2012
Neville Thompson wrote:
Now it's time for the Julian Assange escape committee to convene.
Yes, you could be right. What on earth is the British Government thinking about though, when it talks about possibly entering the Ecuador Embassy, based on an old Act of Parliament. That would be suicide for all our small embassies around the world. Can you imagine if we did that. Countries like Iran, Zimbabwe, Syria etc, would be in our embassy within hours. We really dont think things through, before making such stupid statements.
I am a patriot through & through, but Britain can not play fast & lose with International Law, just to appease the US.
God forbid, one day someone will seek asylum in a British Embassy, & if we mess this up now, we are effectively saying to these rogue states, dont worry, just come in & get them. ITS MADNESS. Its time for good old fashioned British diplomacy & tact, not temper tantrums coming from the Foreign Office & the Coalition Government.

“Free Screeech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

Australia

#3 Aug 16, 2012
Peter wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, you could be right. What on earth is the British Government thinking about though, when it talks about possibly entering the Ecuador Embassy, based on an old Act of Parliament. That would be suicide for all our small embassies around the world. Can you imagine if we did that. Countries like Iran, Zimbabwe, Syria etc, would be in our embassy within hours. We really dont think things through, before making such stupid statements.
I am a patriot through & through, but Britain can not play fast & lose with International Law, just to appease the US.
God forbid, one day someone will seek asylum in a British Embassy, & if we mess this up now, we are effectively saying to these rogue states, dont worry, just come in & get them. ITS MADNESS. Its time for good old fashioned British diplomacy & tact, not temper tantrums coming from the Foreign Office & the Coalition Government.
This is enough to bring down the government

Since: Aug 10

#4 Aug 16, 2012
fantastic news.. no one should be hounded for the truth...
Peter
#5 Aug 17, 2012
Neville Thompson wrote:
<quoted text>
This is enough to bring down the government
If we use an act of Parliament that was NEVER designed for this situation, then there will be serious, & i mean very serious repercussions around the world. This act was designed for terrorist situations, & whether you believe in Mr Assange or not, this is NOT a terrorist situation.
Our embassys around the world have been respected by countries that even hate us, & god help us if we ever lose these diplomatic havens.
I can not believe that a British Foreign Secretary could contemplate saying such ludicrous things, & god help us, worse still, he actually believes it.!!
An embassy in the United Kingdom, must be attributed the same security & immunity that we would expect for OUR embassy abroad, unless it is proven that the embassy in question is either harming or being used to harm British citizens.
I dont know whether Julian Assange is innocent or not, & its not for me to judge.
But what i do care about, is that at the moment ANY British Embassy around the world, even in some of the worst places on the planet, all have the respect & security of that nation, & you know that if you walk into a British Embassy whether it be in Iran or Syria, you WILL be safe.
God help us if this or any other government destroy that trust that took 2 World Wars to build. The world is watching.
Good Aussies
#6 Aug 17, 2012
Peter wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, you could be right. What on earth is the British Government thinking about though, when it talks about possibly entering the Ecuador Embassy, based on an old Act of Parliament. That would be suicide for all our small embassies around the world. Can you imagine if we did that. Countries like Iran, Zimbabwe, Syria etc, would be in our embassy within hours. We really dont think things through, before making such stupid statements.
I am a patriot through & through, but Britain can not play fast & lose with International Law, just to appease the US.
God forbid, one day someone will seek asylum in a British Embassy, & if we mess this up now, we are effectively saying to these rogue states, dont worry, just come in & get them. ITS MADNESS. Its time for good old fashioned British diplomacy & tact, not temper tantrums coming from the Foreign Office & the Coalition Government.
The governments are the terrorists.

“Free Screeech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

Australia

#7 Aug 17, 2012
Peter wrote:
<quoted text> If we use an act of Parliament that was NEVER designed for this situation, then there will be serious, & i mean very serious repercussions around the world. This act was designed for terrorist situations, & whether you believe in Mr Assange or not, this is NOT a terrorist situation.
Our embassys around the world have been respected by countries that even hate us, & god help us if we ever lose these diplomatic havens.
I can not believe that a British Foreign Secretary could contemplate saying such ludicrous things, & god help us, worse still, he actually believes it.!!
An embassy in the United Kingdom, must be attributed the same security & immunity that we would expect for OUR embassy abroad, unless it is proven that the embassy in question is either harming or being used to harm British citizens.
I dont know whether Julian Assange is innocent or not, & its not for me to judge.
But what i do care about, is that at the moment ANY British Embassy around the world, even in some of the worst places on the planet, all have the respect & security of that nation, & you know that if you walk into a British Embassy whether it be in Iran or Syria, you WILL be safe.
God help us if this or any other government destroy that trust that took 2 World Wars to build. The world is watching.
Wars have been started for less.

“Free Screeech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

Australia

#8 Aug 17, 2012
Peter wrote:
<quoted text> If we use an act of Parliament that was NEVER designed for this situation, then there will be serious, & i mean very serious repercussions around the world. This act was designed for terrorist situations, & whether you believe in Mr Assange or not, this is NOT a terrorist situation.
Our embassys around the world have been respected by countries that even hate us, & god help us if we ever lose these diplomatic havens.
I can not believe that a British Foreign Secretary could contemplate saying such ludicrous things, & god help us, worse still, he actually believes it.!!
An embassy in the United Kingdom, must be attributed the same security & immunity that we would expect for OUR embassy abroad, unless it is proven that the embassy in question is either harming or being used to harm British citizens.
I dont know whether Julian Assange is innocent or not, & its not for me to judge.
But what i do care about, is that at the moment ANY British Embassy around the world, even in some of the worst places on the planet, all have the respect & security of that nation, & you know that if you walk into a British Embassy whether it be in Iran or Syria, you WILL be safe.
God help us if this or any other government destroy that trust that took 2 World Wars to build. The world is watching.
This is enough to take the world into a cold war
plp
#9 Aug 17, 2012
Peter wrote:
<quoted text> If we use an act of Parliament that was NEVER designed for this situation, then there will be serious, & i mean very serious repercussions around the world. This act was designed for terrorist situations, & whether you believe in Mr Assange or not, this is NOT a terrorist situation.
Our embassys around the world have been respected by countries that even hate us, & god help us if we ever lose these diplomatic havens.
I can not believe that a British Foreign Secretary could contemplate saying such ludicrous things, & god help us, worse still, he actually believes it.!!
An embassy in the United Kingdom, must be attributed the same security & immunity that we would expect for OUR embassy abroad, unless it is proven that the embassy in question is either harming or being used to harm British citizens.
I dont know whether Julian Assange is innocent or not, & its not for me to judge.
But what i do care about, is that at the moment ANY British Embassy around the world, even in some of the worst places on the planet, all have the respect & security of that nation, & you know that if you walk into a British Embassy whether it be in Iran or Syria, you WILL be safe.
God help us if this or any other government destroy that trust that took 2 World Wars to build. The world is watching.
The pomms are well known to be the stupidest people on earth; but not even this idiots are that stupid to walk in the sovereign embassy of a country; ha! I want to see them do that ( stupid retards).
Great news that Julian has been granted asylum. Is obvious that the usual partners want to bring him to a kangaroo court because he had the courage to expose their rotten dirty little secrets.
Also incredible that being Assange Australian; it was Ecuador to grant him asylum; Australia would have turned him to daddy yanks, and mummy poms.
As Australians we should all be out in the street protesting for this vulture animals to let Assange alone. Nobody seems to care this outrageous abuse of individuals that dare expose the filthy pom and yank ways. I am going to put a huge sign in my ute demanding justice for Assange; after all he is not only a fellow Aussie, but also a great humanitarian and fighter for the truth.
Peter
#10 Aug 17, 2012
Neville Thompson wrote:
<quoted text>
This is enough to take the world into a cold war
I sincerely hope not, but we have all seen far less serious issues develop into situations that can not then be rescued from the brink. You are right though. We saw the " Tit for Tat " diplomacy during the cold war era. You close their embassy, they close yours, & so it goes on until you get a Bay of Pigs scenario that came within hours of destroying the world.
My surprise in all this, is the Prime Minister's silence, in what is already a very serious diplomatic situation, & one that could spiral out of control very quickly.
Its like i said yesterday though, i suspect that both Ecuador & British governments threw temper tantrums yesterday, & like a married couple, are today regreting some of the things they said to each other.
In my opinion, Ecuador needs to question its involvement in all this. The British Government need to stop behaving like children throwing tantrums, & the American Government need to come clean as to their intentions regarding Mr Assange, & stop hiding behind their friends & allies & sh't stirring, which is something they are good at, leaving us to clear up the mess as usual.
The Fixers
#11 Aug 17, 2012
You are all once again exposed as the a REAL AGITATORs, TROUBLEMAKERs, IMPOSTOsR AND TOPIX PAID TROLLs.

DESIST ALL FURTHER SINGH CHUT POSTINGS
Peter

UK

#12 Aug 17, 2012
plp wrote:
<quoted text>
The pomms are well known to be the stupidest people on earth; but not even this idiots are that stupid to walk in the sovereign embassy of a country; ha! I want to see them do that ( stupid retards).
Great news that Julian has been granted asylum. Is obvious that the usual partners want to bring him to a kangaroo court because he had the courage to expose their rotten dirty little secrets.
Also incredible that being Assange Australian; it was Ecuador to grant him asylum; Australia would have turned him to daddy yanks, and mummy poms.
As Australians we should all be out in the street protesting for this vulture animals to let Assange alone. Nobody seems to care this outrageous abuse of individuals that dare expose the filthy pom and yank ways. I am going to put a huge sign in my ute demanding justice for Assange; after all he is not only a fellow Aussie, but also a great humanitarian and fighter for the truth.
I will take your remarks on the chin about poms, because we say the same about you kangaroo shagging aussies, lol, but just remember, there are many many of us poms, that were outraged & disgusted yesterday when we heard we were even contemplating entering the Ecuador embassy. As for your sign, you can add my name to it my friend.
plp

Perth, Australia

#13 Aug 17, 2012
Peter wrote:
<quoted text> I will take your remarks on the chin about poms, because we say the same about you kangaroo shagging aussies, lol, but just remember, there are many many of us poms, that were outraged & disgusted yesterday when we heard we were even contemplating entering the Ecuador embassy. As for your sign, you can add my name to it my friend.
YES! you're right! sometimes I get carried away; the truth is that sometimes I am very critical of the poms and the yanks for the human rights abuses that they seem to get away with; but this is not about the good average people. I feel exactly the same for the Australian government.LOL!
And thanks; I will ad your name to the sign. you know we are sometimes too comfortable to complain about this issues, but we don't seem to realize that it can be any one of us whose rights may be violated, by the vultures of power; and then we will wish that someone says something; is time for all of us regardless of where we are from to stand for what is right.
Peter

UK

#14 Aug 17, 2012
plp wrote:
<quoted text>
YES! you're right! sometimes I get carried away; the truth is that sometimes I am very critical of the poms and the yanks for the human rights abuses that they seem to get away with; but this is not about the good average people. I feel exactly the same for the Australian government.LOL!
And thanks; I will ad your name to the sign. you know we are sometimes too comfortable to complain about this issues, but we don't seem to realize that it can be any one of us whose rights may be violated, by the vultures of power; and then we will wish that someone says something; is time for all of us regardless of where we are from to stand for what is right.
Absolutely no arguments from me there. ALL governments around the world need to look at themselves & realise that times have changed. People want honesty, transparency , fairness, & to realise that these people are elected to serve the people, & to enforce the will of the people of that nation.
I cant speak for Australia, but here in the UK, we have seen worrying trends when it comes to Freedom of Speech & Human Rights, a fact highlighted now, by this perverse thinking that we have a right to enter an embassy.
Over the years i have disagreed with some things the Government have done, but what happened yesterday crossed the line. I work in a pub, & without exception, last night everyone was gobsmacked at the arrogance of the Foreign Office that they believed they had the right to enter the Ecuador embassy, & i suspect this could lead to be a fatal wound for the Government of the day. We will just have to see how this plays out, but in my opinion, the Government have mis-read the mood of the public, & there is a LOT of support for Julian Assange.

“Free Screeech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

Australia

#15 Aug 17, 2012
Peter wrote:
<quoted text> Absolutely no arguments from me there. ALL governments around the world need to look at themselves & realise that times have changed. People want honesty, transparency , fairness, & to realise that these people are elected to serve the people, & to enforce the will of the people of that nation.
I cant speak for Australia, but here in the UK, we have seen worrying trends when it comes to Freedom of Speech & Human Rights, a fact highlighted now, by this perverse thinking that we have a right to enter an embassy.
Over the years i have disagreed with some things the Government have done, but what happened yesterday crossed the line. I work in a pub, & without exception, last night everyone was gobsmacked at the arrogance of the Foreign Office that they believed they had the right to enter the Ecuador embassy, & i suspect this could lead to be a fatal wound for the Government of the day. We will just have to see how this plays out, but in my opinion, the Government have mis-read the mood of the public, & there is a LOT of support for Julian Assange.
The British government may witness it's own "Spring" on itself as in the Middle East.

“Free Screeech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

Australia

#16 Aug 17, 2012
There is one easy way to solve this,Julian goes to Sweden and if there is any hanky panky on behalf of the US the world of Julian Assange supporters declare a buying embargo on anything Swedish like their automobile industry and other companies throughout the world and their subsidiaries.
The Fixers
#17 Aug 17, 2012
Neville Thompson wrote:
<quoted text>
The British government may witness it's own "Spring" on itself as in the Middle East.
Hey what?
Good Aussies
#19 Aug 17, 2012
Julian Assange great White Hero

Great man!

God Bless you Assange and protect you from these evil tyrants!
plp

Perth, Australia

#20 Aug 17, 2012
Good Aussies wrote:
Julian Assange great White Hero
Great man!
God Bless you Assange and protect you from these evil tyrants!
YES! MATE; GOOD!.
HOW CAN WE ALLOW THESE RATS TO GET AWAY WITH TRYING TO DESTROY SUCH A GREAT MAN.
WE HAVE TO PROTEST!! I KNOW I WILL IF THEY DARE ARREST HIM.
Even if I have to go out in the streets by myself with a banner.
If they can do this to such an international personality; imagine what can they do (and they do) to the average man like you and me; this could be anyone of us ANYONE!.
UpyoursConvict

Brisbane, Australia

#21 Aug 17, 2012
Peter wrote:
<quoted text> I sincerely hope not, but we have all seen far less serious issues develop into situations that can not then be rescued from the brink. You are right though. We saw the " Tit for Tat " diplomacy during the cold war era. You close their embassy, they close yours, & so it goes on until you get a Bay of Pigs scenario that came within hours of destroying the world.
My surprise in all this, is the Prime Minister's silence, in what is already a very serious diplomatic situation, & one that could spiral out of control very quickly.
Its like i said yesterday though, i suspect that both Ecuador & British governments threw temper tantrums yesterday, & like a married couple, are today regreting some of the things they said to each other.
In my opinion, Ecuador needs to question its involvement in all this. The British Government need to stop behaving like children throwing tantrums, & the American Government need to come clean as to their intentions regarding Mr Assange, & stop hiding behind their friends & allies & sh't stirring, which is something they are good at, leaving us to clear up the mess as usual.
Thanks god there are still people having a non biased,- non extremist view on life and the world.
Even the Warsaw pact countries didn't have the nerve to do what the Anglo idea is of diplomatic solution regarding Assange.
Remember everyone what actually set of the breakdown of the Estern Block. It was East Germans seeking refuge in the West German Embassy in Prag in 1989.

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