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Not in Knightsbridge Anymore.

By Mahons On April 12th, 2019

Wikileaks hacking activist Julian Assange has been kicked out of Ecuador’s London embassy for exhausting the hopitality of the Ecuadorian nation in the words of that country’s President.

The bearded guest of the nation was immediately arrested by British authorities as he departed the Knightsbridge location, apparently headed towards an unhappy future. He never heeded the lyrics of two old British gentlemen who once sang dont play with me or you’ll play with fire. He used journalist pretense to cover crimes, crimes that put other people at risk of their lives. He endeavored to disrupt elections in a calculated way, his claims of the need for transparency transparently false.
His defenders are on the far left and the far right, the two fringes who rejoice in chaos and anti-Western views. But mainstream decent people of the right and left see him for what he is, a hack.
A house guest tends to overstay his welcome after a week, never mind years. Assange was apparently exceptionally ungrateful, resulting in Ecuadorian distaste at his failure to meet basic personal hygiene standards, control his cat and do his laundry. Seeking asylum to Ecuador and not from Ecuador is one of the ironies. He didnt count on a change in governments there any more than he changed his sheets. Perhaps he will become a martyr to the Untidy.
We shall see what develops in his tale. He will have his day in Court, perhaps several. Nothing is certain except this – don’t overstay your welcome.

31 Responses to “Not in Knightsbridge Anymore.”

  1. For what it’s worth I’d be of the opinion that he began his leaked hacks with good intentions and was quickly swallowed up and manipulated by stronger forces.

    I saw the image of him beiing arrested:

    https://images.app.goo.gl/HRNkzvDJ4gvhmJvQ7

    And thought that Padre Pio had risen from the grave.

  2. He is alleged to have done more than republish material leaked by others.

  3. For what it’s worth I’d be of the opinion that he began […]

  4. you do come up with great titles Mahons

  5. Ah, that is the neighborhood where the embassy is located’

    Yes, very good title

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embassy_of_Ecuador,_London

  6. When I saw them carrying him out and saw how he looked it looked like Santa went mad and they had to put him away.

  7. He was self-imprisoned for seven years? It appears that he was slowly losing his mind. The cops probably did him a big favor, getting back into the world.

  8. I don’t know if I would say he’s getting back into the world

  9. Well at least he will be acting with other people.

    Granted, they’ll be other jailbirds, and the justice system, not what you’d ideally like to mingle with.

    He can look forward to a extended vacation of a kind in America also, which will spice things up.

  10. By Editorial Board April 11 at 6:45 PM
    AFTER SIX-PLUS years of asylum in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was removed from that diplomatic facility Thursday by British police and jailed for up to 12 months for jumping bail back in August 2012. He may ultimately face courts in the United States or Sweden, as well. If these democracies handle it properly, Mr. Assange’s case could conclude as a victory for the rule of law, not the defeat for civil liberties of which his defenders mistakenly warn.

    Contrary to much pro-WikiLeaks propaganda, Mr. Assange had no legitimate fears for his life, either at the hands of CIA assassins or, via extradition, the U.S. death penalty, when he fled to the embassy of what was then an anti-American government. Rather, he was avoiding transfer to Sweden pursuant to a seemingly credible sexual assault charge lodged against him in that country. He then proceeded to abuse the hospitality of his South American hosts, most egregiously by presiding over what an indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert S. Mueller III described as Russian intelligence’s use of WikiLeaks as a front for its interference in the U.S. election. Democratic Party documents stolen by the Russians made their way into the public domain under the WikiLeaks label. Ecuador’s new, more pragmatic president, Lenín Moreno, cited Mr. Assange’s more recent alleged involvement in the release of confidential Vatican documents, along with threats against the government in Quito, as reasons to oust him.

    Mr. Assange is not a free-press hero. Yes, WikiLeaks acquired and published secret government documents, many of them newsworthy, as shown by their subsequent use in newspaper articles (including in The Post). Contrary to the norms of journalism, however, Mr. Assange sometimes obtained such records unethically — including, according to a separate federal indictment unsealed Thursday, by trying to help now-former U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning hack into a classified U.S. computer system.

    Also unlike real journalists, WikiLeaks dumped material into the public domain without any effort independently to verify its factuality or give named individuals an opportunity to comment. Nor, needless to say, would a real journalist have cooperated with a plot by an authoritarian regime’s intelligence service to harm one U.S. presidential candidate and benefit another.

    Washington Post

    See last paragraph. He’s no hero.

  11. I’d say it’ll be very difficult to convict him in any fair trial.

    The charges against him in Sweden are a transparent farce.

    He did very little illegal, although what he did had major consequences for some people and they will be very eager to find someone else to blame.

    Thus he will be the whipping boy for security leaks, the mess of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and of course the election of Trump – for all of which in fact Americans have no-one to blame but themselves.

    He isn’t an attractive character, a bit of an odd-ball. But there are plenty of odd-balls walking around freely and so should Assange.

  12. Democratic Party documents stolen by the Russians made their way into the public domain under the WikiLeaks label.

    That could make The Trial interesting, finding out where the DNC info (which shows corruption and malpractice) came from. As we know, there is no evidence that the Russians had anything to do with this and Assange refused to confirm that it was the murdered Seth Rich who provided it so, if Assange is visibly compos mentis during The Trial and not zoned out of harm’s way like the Colorado Orange, then we’ll get factual evidence. I’m assuming that there are Wikileaks people on the outside who shall provide the back-up.

  13. Also unlike real journalists, WikiLeaks dumped material into the public domain without any effort independently to verify its factuality or give named individuals an opportunity to comment.

    Brilliant!! Only ‘real journalists’ could write such shit, and only a dupe could cite it in his argument. Have any of the individuals named by their own communications claimed that the naming communications were fake? I’m thinking specifically of Hillary and John Podesta.

  14. Assange’s wikileaks AFAIK has never published any leaks of Russian data.

    And such leaks were given to him, only for him to decline to publish the data.

    Wonder why?

    Allan, wonder why your president mentioned wikileaks a billion times during the campaign only for him now to say that he doesn’t know who they are.

    Why is that?

  15. Phantom has the right view on Assange but, I have to point out the hypocrisy…

    Washington Post

    See last paragraph. He’s no hero.

    Nor, needless to say, would a real journalist have cooperated with a plot by an authoritarian regime’s intelligence service to harm one U.S. presidential candidate and benefit another.

    Wapo has run nothing but Lies for 3 years for the soul purpose to harm one U.S. presidential candidate and benefit another

  16. WP is no friend of Trump, nor should they be, but that statement is bogus nonsense.

  17. Assange’s wikileaks AFAIK has never published any leaks of Russian data.

    And such leaks were given to him, only for him to decline to publish the data.

    Wonder why?

    I’ve no idea, and I don’t care. Russia is not in the Anglosphere whereas the US is still its centre and that really does affect me. Nonetheless, we’ll find out if it’s true and why.

    Allan, wonder why your president mentioned wikileaks a billion times during the campaign only for him now to say that he doesn’t know who they are.

    Not my President……this guy throws his supporters under the bus – disloyal. But an accurate summary is found in the usual place:

    https://dailystormer.name/trump-i-know-nothing-about-wikileaks/

    I really thought that Trump was going to blow the lid on the whole DNC/Seth Rich thing during the campaign.

    But to even know about the Hillary Clinton ordering a hit on Seth Rich for leaking the DNC dirt to Assange as revenge for screwing over Bernie Sanders theory, Trump would have had to be capable of using the internet.

    Few people his age use the internet as a source of research or information.

    I don’t think Trump read much about the contents of the emails (so that rules out him being woke on #pizzagate) but Bannon or Miller probably did and they prodded the old man to say something about them from time to time, but that’s about the extent of Trump’s understanding of the situation, it seems.

    Either way, despite professing his admiration for WikiLeaks during the campaign and getting a huge boost from the whole debacle, Trump decided to return the favor with a betrayal.

    However, Trump has moments of usefulness……..

    https://dailystormer.name/trump-planned-to-flood-sanctuary-cities-with-migrants-democrats-outraged-at-cruel-punishment/

    This is legitimately hilarious.

    And brilliant.

    Washington Post:

    White House officials have tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release detainees onto the streets of “sanctuary cities” to retaliate against President Trump’s political adversaries, according to Department of Homeland Security officials and email messages reviewed by The Washington Post.

    Trump administration officials have proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at least twice in the past six months — once in November, as a migrant caravan approached the U.S. southern border, and again in February, amid a standoff with Democrats over funding for Trump’s border wall.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco was among those the White House wanted to target, according to DHS officials. The administration also considered releasing detainees in other Democratic strongholds.

    Pelosi’s office blasted the plan.

    “The extent of this administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” said Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne.

    DS – Okay, Nancy.

    So it is cruel to send immigrants to your district?

    Did I hear that right, Nancy?

    I thought everyone wanted immigrants?

    I thought they were a blessing to the culture and the economy?

    Wasn’t Trump doing you a favor by flooding your district with these people?

    If you want them all in America, why on earth would you not want them all in your district?

    I cannot comprehend…!

  18. If the WP has written nonstop lies about your president for three years, perhaps you’d be kind enough to quote from one or two of these lies.

  19. lmao…..

    Trump is:

    A Spy

    A Russian Agent

    A Traitor

    A COLLUDER……

    Phantom you’re actually going to sit there and tell me that you really believe the Washington Post and the New York Times have not engaged in an orchestrated campaign with the DNC and those who tried to sabotage his campaign and destroy not only his presidency but his entire family and everyone that has ever worked with him.

    If you don’t KNOW that than you really do have TDS and need to seek professional help.

  20. Please share links to articles where they’ve said that Trump is a spy, a traitor, a Russian agent

    Being that these articles are so numerous, as you read these papers closely every day you should be able to send ten links in the next few minutes.

  21. I could put up 100 headlines just like this,,,,,

    Here are 18 reasons Trump could be a Russian asset – The …
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/here-are-18-reasons-why

  22. Phantom, on April 11th, 2019 at 10:25 PM Said:

    He (Assange) has endangered the good work of US informants, allies, troops and spies, as well as human rights activists in various rough places

    OK – I seem to have missed that in the ‘wikileaks’. Can you provide either links, or pointers which I can check myself?

  23. Patrick

    The opinions section is not the news pages

    I’m still waiting

  24. seek help Phantom,

    The Wapo and the NYT both led the charge on collusion and russian lies while ignoring espionage and real collusion on the otherside.

    It really is sad that you are so consumed by your hate for Trump that you refuse to acknowledge the truth. Jesus even Ted Koppel condemned the NYT and WaPo. To use his words what is on the frontpage wouldn’t have even made it into the opinion page.

    You’re not the Bayridge Phantom, you’re the NYC Ostrich.

    The next two years are going to fun.

  25. lets see under the heading of Politics…. not opinion

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/26/us/politics/trump-collusion.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/us/politics/trump-manafort-judge-russia.html

  26. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/us/politics/indictment-collusion-cyberthief-russian-spies-yahoo.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/us/politics/rudy-giuliani-collusion-trump.html

  27. Phantom, on April 12th, 2019 at 6:57 PM Said:
    Please share links to articles where they’ve said that Trump is a spy, a traitor, a Russian agent

    Your four linked articles don’t say these things. I don’t think that they say untrue things either.

  28. The first article was about Trump constantly mentioning ” no collusion ” when speaking at his hate rallies.

    It wasn’t them saying that there was collusion.

    Please read it. You’ll see.

  29. Your right Phantom the Washington Post and the New York Times have been fair and balanced, they have used nothing but named sources, every story line has been true and based on the facts nothing but the facts, pure objectionable reporting.

    even Ted Koppel agrees

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/ted-koppel-new-york-times-washington-post-decided-as-organizations-that-trump-is-bad-for-united-states

  30. I criticize then myself

    But you have failed to produce any examples

  31. don’t have to…… we’ve all lived it for almost 3yrs now. You’re the one in denial.

    What are you going to say when comey and the rest of them start to get indicted?

    You’ve alled Trump a Liar and a crook from before he announced . Well the man just had 19 federal lawyers give him a rectal. No one plead the 5th, not one request for documents was denied. Not one finger was raised to interfere with Mueller they got all the money, resources, time, investigators, subpoena’s, witnesses anything and everything they wanted.

    And your lying crook was found to be probably one of the cleanest persons to hold the office.

    If your sanity requires you to live in denial that’s your prison dude, but me, I’m gonna just keep laughing.