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Rusbridger’s Lies are Sacred and Neo-Con Comment is Free

Monday’s Guardian editorial quotes directly from my speech at the Ecuadorean Embassy, in a sneering way:

their remarks concerned western Europe’s “neocon juntas”

The Guardian editorial makes the direct claim that I, and the other speakers, omitted all mention of the sexual allegations against Julian Assange in Sweden. That is a direct lie by the Guardian. In fact over half my speech – 23 sentences to be precise – were dedicated to the allegations against Assange and putting them in the context of the irrefutable evidence of the serial use of such allegations against various whistleblowers, including myself, in order to damage their reputation and brand them as criminals unconnected to whistleblowing.

Despite quoting my speech in its editorial, and mentioning it three times in its liveblog of the rally, the Guardian at no stage made any attempt to indicate the gist of what I actually said. Even the New York Times, without giving any of my explanation, at least got the point when it reported that:

a former British diplomat, Craig Murray, asserted that Mr. Assange had been “fitted up with criminal offenses” as a pretext

Of course the Guardian did not overlook what the NYT picked up. You could not overlook all 23 sentences of it. But simply the Guardian wished to run an editorial arguing that the Swedish allegations had been completely ignored. The facts did not suit Rusbridger’s comment. So Rusbridger’s comment remained free and lies were sacred.

The Guardian’s shrill and vitriolic campaign against Assange is extraordinary in its ferocity, persistence and pointless repetition.. The sad truth is that its origins lie in the frustration of the Guardian’s hopes to make a great deal of cash from involvement in Assange’s putative memoirs. That such a once great paper should fall sway to such a mean-minded little neo-con lickspittle as Rusbridger and his Blair supporting coterie is a great tragedy.

This is what, contrary to Rusbridger’s lies, I actually said:

24 Responses to Rusbridger’s Lies are Sacred and Neo-Con Comment is Free

  1. who_me August 22, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    “That is a direct lie by the Guardian.”

    sue the israeli c sucks for libel.

  2. Chester August 22, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    The alliance between feminists and the Empire has become quite scary.

    First we saw them being recruited to support the Afghan and Iraq wars as if they were being fought to liberate women.

    We are now seeing that any man who becomes a nuisance to the establishment (DSK, and now Assange) can easily be fitted up by the state, and a significant constituency (feminists and politically correct men) can be counted on to demand the man’s political emasculation.

    Even Seaumas Milne’s opinion piece from yesterday’s Guardian gives credence to the ludicrous allegations of rape.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/21/why-us-is-out-to-get-assange

    • who_me August 22, 2012 at 11:09 am #

      we’ll get the two genders fighting each other over our bs. we’ll get people of different religions fighting each other over our bs. we’ll get the genders fighting each other over our bs. we’ll get people of different ethnic backgrounds and cultures fighting each other over our bs. we’ll even get fat people fighting skinny over our bs.

      who are we?

  3. Chester August 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Craig writes, “The sad truth is that its origins lie in the frustration of the Guardian’s hopes to make a great deal of cash from involvement in Assange’s putative memoirs.”

    There is of course some truth to this but the entire mainstream media appears to be standing shoulder to shoulder against Assange.

    The media in general has a vested interest in stopping open government or anything else that threatens their role in “mediating” news and information between the state and big business on the one side and the plebs (us) on the other.

    It is affairs like this one that demonstrate that there is a closely knit elite at the top of society who know that knowledge is power and will therefore not relinquish control of that knowledge.

    Most people know this and therefore they side instinctively with Assange. That is why the state is laying a red herring to put us off the scent.

    This is a typical propagandists’ play to divide and rule and it is assisted by “personal politics” which puts personal identity (gender, race, nationality etc) before solidarity against the establishment.

  4. happeh August 22, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    Who cares what the Guardian said?

    The Guardian has become a junk newspaper that looks like it is falling apart. There is no cohesion anymore. They print anything they believe might get hits for the website.

    I stopped reading it because it is like watching a cute young girl fresh out of school turning into a prostitute or a homeless.

    All you see is ugliness and you know for a fact the only thing the future holds is more ugliness.

    • etominusipi August 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

      the Guardian rot set in a long time ago. as with many fatal diseases a process of internal pathology and corruption begins its destructive work long before there are unmistakeable visible symptoms.

      it’s ever-growing lifestyle section was an early warning sign. all that glossy consumerist tripe, designer handbags and holidays, prurient peeks at celebrities, etc. sits uneasily with any pretensions to seriousness of purpose.

      perhaps because it was the only broadsheet with any liberal-progressive pretensions, thoughtful people have been reluctant to give up on it. but that very same character, alongside its claim to an illustrious role in the history of journalism, makes its capitulation all the more unseemly, nay disgusting to those with unprotected sensibilities.

      we are not talking merely of the demise of the press. there has been a marked deterioration in all British ‘institutions’ over the last fifty years.

      however, we should not be too nostalgic. whatever have been our achievements in literature and science, ever since its foundation at the time of Henry VIII the British State itself has been a nasty, conniving, greedy, cruel, thieving, treacherous, bullying, mendacious, jingoistic, imperialistic monstrosity – indeed a suitably foul nest for the zionist chickens to hatch in.

      the Guardian has always had the capacity to irk me because it so strongly reeked of an unpleasant body odour, the stale scent of the obnoxious glandular secretions from its conviction of innate moral superiority, a kind of smug, gentile chosen-ness which the paper has regrettably served to reinforce in its overwhelmingly self-satisfied readership.

      for me, a uniquely egregious symbol of these despicable qualities is its environment correspondent, the abominably supercilious nuclear lobbyist George Monbiot.

      • Ariadna Theokopoulos August 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

        “the British State itself has been a nasty, conniving, greedy, cruel, thieving, treacherous, bullying, mendacious, jingoistic, imperialistic monstrosity – indeed a suitably foul nest for the zionist chickens to hatch in.
        the Guardian has always had the capacity to irk me because it so strongly reeked of an unpleasant body odour, the stale scent of the obnoxious glandular secretions from its conviction of innate moral superiority, a kind of smug, gentile chosen-ness which the paper has regrettably served to reinforce in its overwhelmingly self-satisfied readership.”

        I will save this for myself as an example of how NOT to write, and a concrete illustration of sitting on the fence, being opaque, talking out of both corners of one’s mouth and not being able to resolutely express and explicate one’s ideas and attitudes.
        Com’on, eto! Your ambiguity gets tiresome. What do you REALLY think about the British government and the Guardian?

        • etominusipi August 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

          sorry, been (birthday) partying. to an excess undignified in the elderly, and in consequence of which i now precariously cling on to life with the frail tendrils which are all that remains of once-vigorous fingers.

          but you sure gave me a timely giggle, Ariadna. thx ;-)

  5. who_me August 23, 2012 at 4:05 am #

    the guardian is a very explicit example of what jp wants to pretend is left-liberal.

  6. Chester August 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Yes there are some smug gits running The Guardian.

    On the other hand a good article does sneak in now and again.

    This one

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/23/women-against-rape-julian-assange

    is so good that it wound up the evil Zionists at Harrys Place.

    • who_me August 23, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

      that article is actually piss-poor. it’s just that it is not as bottom rung rubbish as most of guardian articles, so appears to be good.

      assange is a “safe” subject that doesn’t affect jp power strategy goals in a negative way. it’s one of those subjects that make a good controversy because whatever the outcome, jp wins. a couple of examples of why, and there are other benefits jp can derive from the controversy, as well.

      if assange is seized and imprisoned, it reinforces government power over people and stronger countrys’ power over weaker countries. both a benefit to jp, since they are in the seat of power now in most the stronger countries.

      and if assange does get to equador, wikileaks can continue to leak things jp gives them and continue supporting jp geopolitical strategy on the sly or inadvertently. if assange decides to stop releasing those leaks, he can always be killed.

  7. Chester August 24, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    It is a good article because these are intelligent anti-rape campaigners who understand that the Assange affair is only superficially about rape.

    They are the only two feminists I have seen (so far) who understand that their issue (violence against women) is being hijacked by the state for wholly despicable purposes.

    Assange (or more accurately, what he represents) is very much a threat to Jewish power, which operates behind closed doors by exerting an unaccountable influence on powerful elites.

    The idea of open government is therefore complete anathema to the Jewish lobby.

    • who_me August 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

      Chester

      August 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

      “It is a good article because these are intelligent anti-rape campaigners who understand that the Assange affair is only superficially about rape.

      They are the only two feminists I have seen (so far) who understand that their issue (violence against women) is being hijacked by the state for wholly despicable purposes.”

      having read literally 1000’s of examples of obfuscating jp material like this piece over the last 30+ years, it’s become something like second nature to see through what they are doing with pieces such as that guardian article.

      first, the authors accept the charges against assange as legit and does not question them. that’s typical of what one finds in the jewish guardian. these charges have long ago been shown to be bs.

      second, the article doesn’t question the legitimacy of the kind of absurd laws that could result in kangaroo courting a person on such obviously bs charges.

      the authors apparently agree with both. they didn’t mention the absurdity of the charges, but were very annoyed that the women were named, that their allegation was seen as the “honey trap” it was, and that the case was perhaps making these so-called “rape” crimes better understood for what they really are. not crimes, but another way for the state (re: corporate fascist power) to repress and keep people weak and divided. which makes sense in a piece in the jewish guardian, which serves as propaganda for jp policy. not that these 2 grrrrls would be aware of the jp stuff, they probably just see it as another man getting away with raping women.

      the sort of repressive “rape” laws that are being used to railroad assange are standard zionazi divide & conquer operating procedure. besides generating hostility between different ethnic, cultural and religious peoples, jp also does the same number with their brand of feminism. jp feminism is all about creating a divide between men and women, not a better understanding between them.

      absurd “rape” laws serve several zionazi/poligarchic capitalist purposes.

      1. as i mentioned, laws favouring either men or women create hostility and division between men and women. divided people are less able unite and fight against the real oppressor – jp and the poligarchic capitalist fascists running most of the planet.

      2. they provide more access for the state to enter into people’s personal lives and to control their lives. a tighter regulated population is a more subservient population.

      “Assange (or more accurately, what he represents) is very much a threat to Jewish power, which operates behind closed doors by exerting an unaccountable influence on powerful elites.

      The idea of open government is therefore complete anathema to the Jewish lobby.”

      what is jp is using assange as a tool, either willing or unwittingly? wikileaks has done more to promote jp policy than it has done harm. the 2 grrrrls who wrote the article are probably jewish, or sabbath goyim if not. i agree with you about jp, but i’m dountful they see assange or wikileaks as a serious threat. i think jp is both manipulating wikileaks, and the opposition to wikileaks. both aspects are being used to create changes jp wants. they see this as a win-win situation for themselves.

      • who_me August 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

        addenda:

        “not that these 2 grrrrls would be aware of the jp stuff, they probably just see it as another man getting away with raping women.”

        the 2 grrrrrls probably are only looking at this from the aspect of it being a threat to grrrrrl power. the wrangling over assange because of wikileaks threatens to indirectly undermine a bit of grrrrrrl power that has been imposed upon sweden. the grrrrls are savvy enough to recognise that.

        “what is jp is using assange as a tool”

        what if jp is using assange as a tool

      • etominusipi August 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

        very sound analysis who_me.

        chester, you may not agree, but my personal view, (an admittedly unreliable subjective assessment based merely on a rudimentary understanding of the quantum theoretical wave-function which defines international espionage), is this:

        the probability that jp sees assange as a threat is approximately 0.00000…., whatever that evaluates to in the infinite limit.

  8. Jay Knott August 27, 2012 at 3:04 am #

    From the Guardian article referred to by Chester:

    “For decades we have campaigned to get rapists caught, charged and convicted. But the pursuit of Assange is political.”

    “the allegations against him are a smokescreen”

    “governments are trying to clamp down on WikiLeaks for having audaciously revealed to the public their secret planning of wars and occupations with their attendant rape, murder and destruction.”

    “Assange is dealt with by much of the media as if he were guilty, though he has not even been charged.”

    “The authorities… manipulate rape allegations at will, usually to increase their powers, this time to facilitate Assange’s extradition or even rendition to the US”
    http://tinyurl.com/d8mmd8j

    The authors say Assange is innocent ’til proven guilty, and clearly state that the rape allegations are really about persecuting Wikileaks for its exposure of government lies.

    Not bad, for feminists. But neither they nor Assange say that Mossad was behind 9/11, so according to the school of circular reasoning, they must be tools of ‘Jewish power’.

    • who_me August 27, 2012 at 3:37 am #

      “But neither they nor Assange say that Mossad was behind 9/11, so according to the school of circular reasoning, they must be tools of ‘Jewish power’.”

      very “mathis”. :D

      • etominusipi August 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

        it is indeed so delightful i will exert myself to eschew all impulse to dissent. a masterpiece in miniature, to be treasured.

        • etominusipi August 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

          and the SCR, the School of Circular Reasoning is a lovely concept. my quasi-Godelian equations suggest if time-travel permitted the production, this august virtual institution might cinematically trace its origins to a casual after-dinner remark by Josef Stalin. subsequently it was parodied by a character modelled on Jean Cocteau in an early (and never-published, but read by certain friends) manuscript novel by Boris Vian, seen once by Franz Kafka (in a precognitive but terrifying dream), but only partially understood by him due to linguistic issues, and later reproduced in a story written by Kafka (in Old High German) only to be unfortunately devoured by Thomas Mann when, having ingested too many psylocyibes, he became temporarily overcome by the conviction that he was a racially bigoted paper shredder.

  9. etominusipi August 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    btw, i am only here to record the event.

  10. Jonathon Blakeley August 28, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    • etominusipi August 28, 2012 at 12:43 am #

      some hilarious lines – you were wearing provocative mineral resources ;-)

  11. Jay Knott August 28, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    In the Guardian, two women who are activists on the very important problem of sexual violence, are nevertheless able to step out of their ‘single issue’ politics and see the wider picture – the persecution of Wikileaks is part of the much bigger violence of the so-called ‘war on terror’. Meanwhile, on this site, people concerned about another important single issue, Jewish power, diss them because they don’t mention it.

    I don’t really know whether these ladies think Mossad did 9/11, but they seem like sane, smart people. The sort who drive ‘9/11 truth’ knuckledraggers into a frenzy of hatred.

    • who_me August 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

      “In the Guardian, two women who are activists on the very important problem of sexual violence”

      gays are in favour of “grrrrrl power”….. ;)

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