Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 10 years ago

Does the Assange case remind anyone of the Scott Ritter case?

Scott Ritter, chief UN weapons inspector during the mid-90s, argued during the run up to the US invasion of Iraq that Iraq did not in fact have Weapons of Mass Destruction as the Bush administration claimed. He then found a sealed record of previously dismissed charges of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor leaked to the press in order to discredit him and has sense been targeted by further stings by law enforcement.

Do accusations of such crimes, the outrage they rightly inspire, and the tendency of the public to presume guilt in such cases make them ideal weapons for those in power to use against political critics and whistle blowers?

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  • Emma
    Lv 5
    10 years ago
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    Julian Assange's alleged private misconduct toward women should

    be considered independently of his public work for Wikileaks.

    (Tiger Woods's performance as a golfer has been considered

    independently of his previously private relations with women.)

    The US government seems highly motivated to frame Julian Assange

    on any criminal charge at hand. But I know of no evidence yet

    that the CIA is paying two Swedish women to accuse him of rape.

    What happened between Julian Assange and these women remains

    a matter of dispute. Regardless of how all that could fit into the

    definition of rape under Swedish law, these women may sincerely

    feel that they were intimately violated by Julian Assange.

    Given that Julian Assange says that he believes that the

    US government is out to get him by any means necessary,

    he should become more careful about choosing his female

    admirers to take to his bed. An American woman should

    expect that Julian Assange, suspecting a 'honey trap',

    might be less likely to be interested in sleeping with her.

    Would that be an advantage or not for an American woman?

    Why do American politicians seem more angry at

    Bradley Manning than they were at Jonathan Pollard?

    Who remembers Alex Odeh?

  • Lee
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    Do you put Internet hacking ( if the charge that Assange provided the software is proved ) in the same league as trying to stop a war from happening? Men will find a way to seek revenge again other men for supposed injustices. It is in their nature. Ideal weapon? Who knows. Boys usually do not fight fair.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Aren't police states great?

    The feminazis pushed for such an oppressive milieu-- I hope they are the first ones sent to the Gulags...

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    If they can't shut you up, they will "suicide" you.

    Think of it this way:

    There is a LOT (and I mean a lot) of power and money at stake.

    All bets are off, when it comes to ruling the world. There are no "ethics and morality" in the game of world conquest --these guys play hardball.

    Ritter told them the OPPOSITE of what they DESPERATELY wanted to hear. He paid/is paying for his sins.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    lol, so many people are hesitant to blackmail anyone in these days in politics, why do you ask, because everyone has something in their closet...

    Source(s): Assange is an exception. Because everyone wants a little piece of the pie.
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