Pilger’s & Jagger’s REAL Agenda on the Unaccountable Assange’s Wikileaks

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    15th December 2010

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    Tonight on PM on BBC Radio4 there was an interview with Bianca Jagger regarding ‘Celebrity Support’ for Julian Assange.

    Support: Bianca Jagger at court yesterday to hear Assange's bail application

    It’s becoming a game of  “how long before they mention Iraq/Tony Blair/illegal war” etc.

    Every one of these ‘celebrities’ in support of Assange is/was against the Iraq war. Probably too against the Afghanistan war. And against Tony Blair, et sequitur. I’m not bothered enough about any of these individuals to check out their individual ‘anti’ positions, but I understand those ‘antis’ to be the case,  Your Honour.  If I’m right, it’s worth a mention in the passing.

    In her BBC interview Ms Jagger took up most of the slot telling listeners exactly why she is so well qualified to talk in ‘celebrity support’ of Julian Assange. When she got fully into her stride on Assange’s innocence (on sex charges/other charges/whatever) , journalist Anne McElvoy retorted with the pertinent question – (paraphrased) – “Why does Mr Assange think it is all right for him NOT to be held to account for letting the public know how unaccountable our (elected) politicians are?”

    I can’t recall how Ms Jagger responded to this, or even if she did respond. You can listen here if it’s now available.

    So who are the other celebrity supporters?

    They’re a choice lot.

    Last week when Assange first came before the court and was subsequently detained for seven days, these people were there to support him:  Socialite Jemima Khan, film director Ken Loach and investigative journalist John Pilger. They had all offered £20,000 each as surety for his bail. Yesterday they found out they needed MANY £20,000s. Around a dozen. American movie-maker and George Bush-despiser Michael Moore has now thrown in his tuppenceworth – $20,000 worth rather. Has anyone told Moore he needs to throw in another $10,000 (to allow for exchange rates)?

    Australian John Pilger writes at the Guardian(!) and is very, VERY anti-Tony Blair/anti-USA/anti-Iraq war

    Let’s look at one of these luvvies:

    John Pilger, journalist, author and documentary film-maker. He said, just a matter of months ago, “Tony Blair Must Be Prosecuted”

    At that article you will notice he resorts to the juvenile use of the mock-up picture of Blair with a war-torn background. I really expect better than this kind of junk from an ‘investigative’ journalist. I don’t know why any more, but I live in hope.

    Pilger thinks it is serious investigative journalism to use this mock-up at his website

    Sweet how Pilger says this in mouth-frothing umbrage (SkyNews Australia):

    ‘It’s particularly outrageous that the prime minister of Australia should join what has become a kind of international lynch mob and make such a defamatory statement in which she said that … the release of documents was illegal.’

    Pilger knows about lynch mobs.  When it comes to pursuing Tony Blair and his neck, Pilger is at the forefront of  The Guardian’s super troupers.

    You may also have noticed that these celebrities FAIL abysmally to support the rights of the women who assert that Assange sexually molested them.  What if these women are right? What if there IS a case to answer and not “trumped-up” charges as they contest?

    In reality this is the loony-left position on ‘human rights’:

    • 1. They are only concerned about “Human Rights” when the ‘human rights violators’ in question are western.
    • 2. They care little about the rights of minorities, especially women, when the ‘just processing’ organisation is pro western.

    In short – they’re anti-west.

    It is true that they campaign against China, Iran, Saudi Arabia regarding lack of human rights.  But, in at least Pilger’s case, not as continuously, noisily and relentlessly as they campaign against the ‘evil’  USA, the equally ‘evil’ Tony Blair and the unquestionably ‘evil’ Israel. You see, in the world of the Evil Knowers, ‘it’s all OUR fault’ that other countries kill their own, whip women and hang homosexuals while inflicting strict religious-inspired totalitarian regimes on their peoples.

    They really need to be locked up in some sort of asylum. And not the sort of asylum we in the west are ALWAYS seeking in the Middle East!  In case you wonder, I am not advising a straitjacket for Middle East leaders – even where they are killers, whippers and hangers. You see, THEY can’t help it. It’s their way, their custom –

    – and on and on and on goes the loony-left argument.

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    RELATED

    Telegraph: Video, Celebrities condemn Julian Assange arrest

    Daily Mail: He has an army of liberal millionaire supporters but WikiLeaks boss is STILL trying to raise £240,000 in cash for his bail

    Guido Fawkes has this on ‘Wikileaks Hactivism’ – If you want to see what Guido looks like he has a video there arguing that Wikileaks’  “hactivists” should attack only those governments which are iffy on human rights. All very well, Guido. And common sense.

    But that’s NOT the point of Assange, or of Bianca Jagger, John Pilger, Michael Moore or Assange’s other ‘liberal freedom loving’ supporters.

    Their “activism” is AGAINST the west.

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    8 Responses to “Pilger’s & Jagger’s REAL Agenda on the Unaccountable Assange’s Wikileaks”

    1. Peter Reynolds Says:

      Big news here which I’ve scooped from Canada ahead of UK embargo.

      Peter Lilley, Tom Brake and Paul Flynn are supporting.

      Tomorrow, Bob Ainsworth MP, former Home Office drugs minister and Secretary of State for Defence, will call for the legalisation and regulation of drugs. He is to lead a Parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall, at 2.30pm on Thursday 16th December 2010.

      Great credit for this must go to the inestimable Transform Drug Policy Foundation, which has led the fight against prohibition. This is an extraordinary breakthrough. the news literally brought tears to my eyes. We have fought so long for such progress.

      Mr Ainsworth said; “I have just been reading the Coalition Government’s new Drugs Strategy. It is described by the Home Secretary as fundamentally different to what has gone before; it is not. To the extent that it is different, it is potentially harmful because it retreats from the principle of harm reduction, which has been one of the main reasons for the reduction in acquisitive crime in recent years.

      However, prohibition has failed to protect us. Leaving the drugs market in the hands of criminals causes huge and unnecessary harms to individuals, communities and entire countries, with the poor the hardest hit. We spend billions of pounds without preventing the wide availability of drugs. It is time to replace our failed war on drugs with a strict system of legal regulation, to make the world a safer, healthier place, especially for our children. We must take the trade away from organised criminals and hand it to the control of doctors and pharmacists.

      As drugs minister in the Home Office I saw how prohibition fails to reduce the harm that drugs cause in the UK, fuelling burglaries, gifting the trade to gangsters and increasing HIV infections. My experience as Defence Secretary, with specific responsibilities in Afghanistan, showed to me that the war on drugs creates the very conditions that perpetuate the illegal trade, while undermining international development and security.

      etc, etc., etc

      http://peterreynolds.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/breakthrough-in-the-drugs-debate/

    2. Peter Reynolds Says:

      And having scooped it, I’ve agreed to withdraw it until midnight. My new middle name is Julian…

    3. celia walters Says:

      Ms Jagger said today on Sky News while I was watching it about Mr Assange that one is innocent until proven guilty therefore Assange is innocent. But if that is the case with Assange why for these people isn’t it the case with Mr Blair for in his case it is guilty never mind what the case proven or otherwise . Strange people and ideas hospital right place for them

    4. Erica Says:

      Very hypocritical for you to “resorts to the juvenile use of the mock”ing RE: the “choice lot” of celebrity supporters of Julian! ”I really expect better” of your journalistic pros “than this kind of junk” above. “I don’t know why any more, but I live in hope” that journalists will not spread propaganda and slander those who promote truth and freedom of speech! Politician, media moguls and bankers’ true relationships and interests need to be exposed. I’m guessing you believe the war was all about terrorism not oil right?

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