Following paragraph is taken from The New York Times article, ‘Sweden Issues Warrant for Wikileaks Founder’:
‘According to accounts the women gave to the police and friends, they each had consensual sexual encounters with Mr. Assange that became nonconsensual. One woman said that Mr. Assange had ignored her appeals to stop after a condom broke. The other woman said that she and Mr. Assange had begun a sexual encounter using a condom, but that Mr. Assange did not comply with her appeals to stop when it was no longer in use. Mr. Assange has questioned the veracity of those accounts.Â ’Â
Another para said:
‘Ms. Ny (director of the Stockholm prosecutorâ€™s office) said in a telephone interview that the court had approved two arrest warrants, one applicable within the European Union and the other an international warrant that would be issued through Interpol. She said she had acted because â€œthere is a risk of him fleeing.â€
I just didn’t have any words for it. I was dumbfounded. This isn’t India, or worse still Kolkata. And then recalled Howard Zinn:
‘How have they gotten away with it?…The question is, you know, how did they get away with that?’.
I don’t know what to say…to whom to say. I just felt what probably Howard Zinn felt. I was a bitÂ skeptical of him when he said all these about the U.S., because then I would not have known what he could have said for India (or worse still, for Kolkata).
‘Very often thatâ€™s a feeling I get when I wake up in the morning. I think, “Iâ€™m living in an occupied country. A small group of aliens have taken over the country and are trying to do with it what they will, you know, and really are.” I mean, they are alien to me.’
For Wikileaks and Julian Assange – one needs to replaceÂ ‘country’Â withÂ ‘world ‘ while reading the above para.
I understand that global diplomacy is quite a complicated area, asÂ is geopolitics or the war against terror. Here I quote from another source (I want the earth + 5%), with minor changes in the version that Fabian, the banker had told to the people from the main streets against their question on sustainability of fractional reserve banking.
The extremely minor modifications in what Fabian said are necessaryÂ to lip synch it exactly withÂ whatÂ Hillary Clinton et al. nowÂ have beenÂ stating on issues like Wikileaks:
“(Global diplomacy, geopolitics, war against terror are)Â deep subjects, my boy, it takes years of study. Let me worry about these matters, and you look after yours. You must become more efficient, increase your production, cut down on your expenses, (abide by your national laws),Â and become a better (citizen). I am always willing to help in these matters.”
Can we put them together to get any clarity? I still would love to believe life is beautiful, we collectively represent a sense of humanity. And I would loveÂ not to believe in the conspiracy theories.
These indeed are testing times for humanity.
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