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Declassified Documents Reveal US Military Designated Assange ‘Enemy of State’

This is the same designation held by al-Qaeda, and it means that Assange could be killed or detained without trial

by John Glaser, September 26, 2012

Newly declassified documents have revealed that the US military designated WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange an enemy of the state, who can be killed or detained without trial.

The documents were released under a Freedom of Information Act request for an investigation into a US Air Force cyber analyst who allegedly expressed support for WikiLeaks and attended pro-Assange demonstrations.

The investigation, the documents reveal, was meant to determine whether this analyst, who had a top-secret security clearance, had given classified information to WikiLeaks supporters, who the documents describe as an “anti-US and/or anti-military group.”

The documents allege this suspect may have been “communicating with the enemy, 104-D,” an article in the US Uniform Code of Military Justice that prohibits military personnel from “communicating, corresponding or holding intercourse with the enemy,” the same designation held by al-Qaeda.

Assange’s US attorney, Michael Ratner, claims this designation has very dangerous implications and could be interpreted as a green light to kill or detain Assange without charge or trial.

“It appears that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are the ‘enemy.’ An enemy is dealt with under the laws of war, which could include killing, capturing, detaining without trial, etc.,” Ratner warned.

WikiLeaks is nothing more than a publishing platform and Julian Assange is properly understood as a journalist. For the US military to designate him in the same class as al-Qaeda militants is the greatest affront to first amendment press freedoms in a very long time.

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The Rank Hypocrisy of Barack Obama

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Politifake.org

By State of the Nation 2012

US State-Sponsored Terrorism Provokes Islamic Extremism

On the very same day Barack Obama lectured the community of nations via the United Nations General Assembly bully pulpit about “Extremism” our illustrious leader was being lambasted by the British media for being guilty of the very same thing.

Here’s a headline that captured Obama’s sermon to the world: Obama summons world leaders to reject extremism

Now here are the headlines on the very same day which point out the violent terrorism Obama has both inflicted on and incited in those nations which have become the object of his personally directed drone campaign.

‘US drone attacks are counter-productive and terrorise civilians’
– The Telegraph

Drones in Pakistan traumatise civilians, US report says
– BBC

Pakistan Drone Study Finds ‘Damaging And Counterproductive’ Consequences From U.S. Policy
– The Huffington Post

Study:…

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