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Secret Grand Jury Empaneled in Wikileaks Case.

Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own money to help bail Mr. Assange out of jail.

Furthermore, I am publicly offering the assistance of my website, my servers, my domain names and anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving as it continues its work to expose the crimes that were concocted in secret and carried out in our name and with our tax dollars.

We were taken to war in Iraq on a lie. Hundreds of thousands are now dead. Just imagine if the men who planned this war crime back in 2002 had had a WikiLeaks to deal with. They might not have been able to pull it off. The only reason they thought they could get away with it was because they had a guaranteed cloak of secrecy. That guarantee has now been ripped from them, and I hope they are never able to operate in secret again.

So why is WikiLeaks, after performing such an important public service, under such vicious attack? Because they have outed and embarrassed those who have covered up the truth. The assault on them has been over the top:

**Sen. Joe Lieberman says WikiLeaks “has violated the Espionage Act.”

**The New Yorker’s George Packer calls Assange “super-secretive, thin-skinned, [and] megalomaniacal.”

**Sarah Palin claims he’s “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands” whom we should pursue “with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders.”

**Democrat Bob Beckel (Walter Mondale’s 1984 campaign manager) said about Assange on Fox: “A dead man can’t leak stuff … there’s only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch.”

**Republican Mary Matalin says “he’s a psychopath, a sociopath … He’s a terrorist.”

**Rep. Peter A. King calls WikiLeaks a “terrorist organization.”

And indeed they are! They exist to terrorize the liars and warmongers who have brought ruin to our nation and to others. Perhaps the next war won’t be so easy because the tables have been turned — and now it’s Big Brother who’s being watched … by us!

WikiLeaks deserves our thanks for shining a huge spotlight on all this. But some in the corporate-owned press have dismissed the importance of WikiLeaks (“they’ve released little that’s new!”) or have painted them as simple anarchists (“WikiLeaks just releases everything without any editorial control!”). WikiLeaks exists, in part, because the mainstream media has failed to live up to its responsibility. The corporate owners have decimated newsrooms, making it impossible for good journalists to do their job. There’s no time or money anymore for investigative journalism. Simply put, investors don’t want those stories exposed. They like their secrets kept … as secrets.

I ask you to imagine how much different our world would be if WikiLeaks had existed 10 years ago. Take a look at this photo. That’s Mr. Bush about to be handed a “secret” document on August 6th, 2001. Its heading read: “Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US.” And on those pages it said the FBI had discovered “patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings.” Mr. Bush decided to ignore it and went fishing for the next four weeks.

But if that document had been leaked, how would you or I have reacted? What would Congress or the FAA have done? Was there not a greater chance that someone, somewhere would have done something if all of us knew about bin Laden’s impending attack using hijacked planes?

But back then only a few people had access to that document. Because the secret was kept, a flight school instructor in San Diego who noticed that two Saudi students took no interest in takeoffs or landings, did nothing. Had he read about the bin Laden threat in the paper, might he have called the FBI? (Please read this essay by former FBI Agent Coleen Rowley, Time’s 2002 co-Person of the Year, about her belief that had WikiLeaks been around in 2001, 9/11 might have been prevented.)

Or what if the public in 2003 had been able to read “secret” memos from Dick Cheney as he pressured the CIA to give him the “facts” he wanted in order to build his false case for war? If a WikiLeaks had revealed at that time that there were, in fact, no weapons of mass destruction, do you think that the war would have been launched — or rather, wouldn’t there have been calls for Cheney’s arrest?

Openness, transparency — these are among the few weapons the citizenry has to protect itself from the powerful and the corrupt. What if within days of August 4th, 1964 — after the Pentagon had made up the lie that our ship was attacked by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin — there had been a WikiLeaks to tell the American people that the whole thing was made up? I guess 58,000 of our soldiers (and 2 million Vietnamese) might be alive today.

Instead, secrets killed them.

For those of you who think it’s wrong to support Julian Assange because of the sexual assault allegations he’s being held for, all I ask is that you not be naive about how the government works when it decides to go after its prey. Please — never, ever believe the “official story.” And regardless of Assange’s guilt or innocence (see the strange nature of the allegations here), this man has the right to have bail posted and to defend himself. I have joined with filmmakers Ken Loach and John Pilger and writer Jemima Khan in putting up the bail money — and we hope the judge will accept this and grant his release today.

Might WikiLeaks cause some unintended harm to diplomatic negotiations and U.S. interests around the world? Perhaps. But that’s the price you pay when you and your government take us into a war based on a lie. Your punishment for misbehaving is that someone has to turn on all the lights in the room so that we can see what you’re up to. You simply can’t be trusted. So every cable, every email you write is now fair game. Sorry, but you brought this upon yourself. No one can hide from the truth now. No one can plot the next Big Lie if they know that they might be exposed.

And that is the best thing that WikiLeaks has done. WikiLeaks, God bless them, will save lives as a result of their actions. And any of you who join me in supporting them are committing a true act of patriotism. Period.

I stand today in absentia with Julian Assange in London and I ask the judge to grant him his release. I am willing to guarantee his return to court with the bail money I have wired to said court. I will not allow this injustice to continue unchallenged.

P.S. You can read the statement I filed today in the London court here.

P.P.S. If you’re reading this in London, please go support Julian Assange and WikiLeaks at a demonstration at 1 PM today, Tuesday the 14th, in front of the Westminster court.

Time

I figure it’ll be a collectors item someday especially after our country goes commie.

My friends, our country is in trouble. In the last three weeks I have seen a remarkable amount of police state type of changes occurring that are evocative of a George Orwell novel. The very foundations of our forefather’s vision for a Republic seem to be disappearing at an alarming rate all in the name of safety. The more safety measures are implemented, the less safe I feel. The reason for this is because I see people who are not breaking laws getting punished and people who are acting above the law are being ignored.

In these past three weeks I have heard quite a bit through the mainstream and alternative press websites and radio shows. The big one right now is Wikileaks. This is a good example of an arrest as well as technological warfare when no law has been broken. In New York Times v. United States (1971) The Times published “Pentagon Papers” (secret government documents revealing that officials had deceived the public about aspects of Vietnam War). The documents had been obtained illegally by anti war activists. The Supreme Court said any attempt by the government to prevent expression carries a heavy presumption against constitutionality. Why then is this happening today? It almost feels like a psychological attack on the country with the lesson of stepping out of line leads to consequences. Walling off the power of technology in the general public mortifies me. It smells like Tyranny. When mainstream news leaked pictures of war prisoners being tortured the government didn’t arrest people for it. As long as it’s not libel, slander or child pornography then the press has the freedom to alert the public of these stories. The Government then goes and puts pressure on the companies like Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and Amazon who all turned their backs on Wikileaks making it very difficult to have the site hosted and receive money. That type of shadow bullying doesn’t sit well with a truth seeker. Why did Julian Assange get arrested? What law has he broken besides the bogus sexual assault story that just happened to come up at the same time? Why hasn’t Dick Cheney been arrested yet for his Halliburton crimes in Nigeria? This whole Wikileaks incident is a Facebook note in itself but I’d like to continue with my list as part of a larger issue.

How about the real criminal activity that is going by unnoticed, far more damaging, allowed, and glossed over by the press? I’m talking about the Federal Reserve secretly tossing around our money and when they were finally forced to tell congress where it went we find out that 12.3 TRILLION dollars was printed out of thin air and given to corporations like McDonald’s and offshore banks. The value of our dollar is dropping on a global scale and we the people will not see any benefit of it rather, quite the opposite. Why in the middle of an economic crisis where people are losing their homes and unemployment is rising would all that money be made and given to banks outside the country and corporations who are not losing money and not hiring? Why does the very group who cause this mess go unpunished and get more money? Why is there no transparency for congress? Maybe they should stop treating American citizens like you and I as criminals and go after the real criminals. This brings us to the next point.

You and I are groped by the TSA because we are all potential criminals. This clearly violates the fourth amendment. Authorities cannot issue a search and seizure nor can they act without probable cause. In violating the fourth amendment they are acting like the criminal by rising above the law. Our children are being raised to think it’s ok for a stranger to grab at them and to obey minimum wage thug authorities in a police state. Our forefathers are rolling over in their graves. Homeland security is now working on implementing the technology to x-ray our cars through surveillance vans. They’ve already made a deal with Walmart to install monitors at all the registers telling us to spy on each other further inducing staged paranoia. The video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czoww2l1xdw&feature=related . Sometimes people joke with me and act like I’m a paranoid conspiracy theorist. What I’m talking about aren’t theories. This is all documented and in mainstream news. The paranoia insinuation is ironic because I’m not falling for staged terror black flag ops like the FBI setting up a fake terrorist teenager in Portland. This is entrapment, which is also illegal. Who’s watching the watchmen? Nobody because they are too busy watching you and I and Julian Assange. Our country is being forced into an idea of us needing Big Brother keeping us safe and those of us who aren’t so easily hypnotized aren’t falling for it. The government pumps false paranoia into us as we’ve seen time and time again throughout history. It was Hitlers blueprint. It’s even easier now with the media and the fact that we walk around with tunnel vision focused on our boyfriend/girlfriend troubles, designer clothes, celebrity fascination, and lack of education.

We need to accept the fact that corruption is a part of human nature. We tend to think that Government and Church have our best interest when time after time throughout history this has been disproven. As a friend I strongly advise you to take a second look at the “safety” propaganda. Things that make us safe usually hurt us and someone else makes a lot of money off of our ignorance. Lets take a look at the most common.

Formula: problem to be safe from – solution to it – money to be made

-A mass-produced vaccine to protect us from a flu outbreak. A vaccine loaded with poisons like Squalene, and Mercury.

-Drinking water loaded with fluorine and other deadly metals like Lead to “protect our teeth” when Fluoride is actually a neurotoxin.

-Sugar free soft drinks are better for our health when Aspartame has a long list of documented awful effects.

-GMO’s by Monsanto who invented Agent Orange and Roundup are poisoning us on almost every single farm grown food at the grocery store. And now a bill is being passed making it illegal to grow your own food to avoid this. What is it called? The Food Safety Act…

-CIA created terrorists are out to get us. Give up your individual rights and ignore everything our terrorist founding fathers did for this country so we can keep you safe via tyrannical enslavement. These machines will make millions and keep you safer by pumping radiation into you.

My friends giving up our liberties for protection is dangerous. Connect dots and see a bigger picture. U.S.A. is changing into something that defies what it was designed for. Wake up and help others do the same.