Julian Assange Arrest By British Police Delayed By Technicality

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Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:17 | 773188 bugs_
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You know this paperwork is all wrong!  No such thing as a RoboArrest!

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:44 | 773315 joemayo
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insurance.aes256 ?

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:01 | 773382 Xedus129
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Downloading now...

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:08 | 773413 nope-1004
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Assange wants to go to prison for safety reasons, before the information is released.  He's no idiot.  If he releases it "on the run", he's dead.  Inside a Swedish prison, he'd be hailed as a hero for crippling the US financial fraud system.


Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:35 | 773519 DaveyJones
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was toying the same thought

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 19:16 | 773649 WaterWings
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Your clients' money is probably well spent for that reason. I was gonna say, "It takes a criminal...".

Always know a good defense attorney!

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 21:03 | 773862 crazyjsmith
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Yeah, he seems to be rolling over too easy.  It seems the bigger the fugitive, the easier it is to hide, just ask our pal Osama.  If he wanted to hide out, I think that could have easily been arranged.  Probably realized also that the charges are total crap, and it will be a rather easy battle for him to win.  That will only bring him more credibility when the charges get dropped, which I predict they will.   

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 21:50 | 773929 crazyjsmith
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Yeah, he seems to be rolling over too easy.  It seems the bigger the fugitive, the easier it is to hide, just ask our pal Osama.  If he wanted to hide out, I think that could have easily been arranged.  Probably realized also that the charges are total crap, and it will be a rather easy battle for him to win.  That will only bring him more credibility when the charges get dropped, which I predict they will.   

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 20:01 | 773744 Windemup
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But, but, but, he's a CIA asset? How can that be?

Perhaps they'll stuff his underpants with plastic explosive.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 20:46 | 773824 OldTrooper
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I wouldn't worry.  The CIA knows how to 'take care of' its own.

But, I wonder which bank really feels safer?  Do they really think he, and only he, can upload stuff?

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 04:16 | 774588 Ratscam
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 21:21 | 773895 CB
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"prosecutors making it up as they go along"


Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:18 | 773190 Dumb Money
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Assange is helping britain to decouple from the american titanic.  Of course he can stay there without getting arrested

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:09 | 773417 MarketTruth
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Yet, like the Titanic, the plane/boat/car they will be delivering Julian Assange in will have an 'accident' and all people aboard will be killed, oops, i mean found dead.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:16 | 773444 Robslob
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Bankers 1
U.S. Military 0
Free people of the world - 1 quadrillion

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:19 | 773198 unwashedmass
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One can only hope he has passed the BAC info on to others, and that it will see the light of day.

the theft of taxpayer money by these guys grows more vomititious by the day......how much did Bennie give the primary dealers for the 100 Dow points today? what was it? 8B? Our kids will spend a year or two paying that off.

go with god, Julian.....

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:08 | 773416 cougar_w
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Can only hope? On to others?

There was always more than one Julian. Always. There are as many Julian Assange as there are Tyler Durdens. And each Julian has a score of their respective Marla Singers. And so on, until we hit the comments section at ZH.

Down the rabbit hole, the limits of a man or woman vanish.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:41 | 773539 DaveyJones
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go ask Alice. It is fascinating. The internet and this point in history. Too many entry and exit points for information. Too many angry people. Problems for the handlers  

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:17 | 773451 jbc77
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Thats what I was thinking. Lets hope, shit, lets pray he put the BofA data in someone elses hands. He strikes me as an intellignet guy. He had to know he was either going to be killed or arrested. Besides, was Wiki a one man show? The guy had to have a couple people close to him runnig the website? No?

Was really funny to watch one man scare the hell out of BofA execs. Could you imagine these execs, trying to replay in their mind what kind of incriminating emails Assange had in his possesion. BofA execs had been doubling up on Depends adult diapers the last few days..


Run Julian, run......

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 04:21 | 774514 Julia
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Of course the data is stored in many places. I should know, since he is my lover. And between you, me, and the wall, it fits so easily on a flash drive that I can name two places I have stored it. You are such how can I say nicely silly people....5 gigs of data. It's backed up everywhere It's on the web now. Zipped on all those free Megaupload sites, as well as all those bad business model sites like Ring around the Mosy--like yes, we consumers will mosy along and not pay you a dime for your silly service since we have flash drives.

Sorry, Julian is calling from the other room-- yeah honey, trying to type with spellcheck, baby. He says we personally have it saved in 3 places between us and have fun plugging and playing. We don't even have to that funny Windows noise to safely remove hardware.

It is  (what's that honey--the other place--are you sure you want me to tell them?--ok, my love)...Julian is not a small man. His is no Vickrim Panda. He wants you to know we have 4 flash drives right here (I forgot about the one in my beautiful Colombian breasts).

Now multiply that by 1,000. Julian thinks in rational numbers unlike that guy that wants to throw money from that loud that thing sounds like a loud clanky whoosh whoosh whoosh--I think is called helichopper Ben. Raised by my drug cartel papa,  I am good at math. 4000 flash drives, zipped files and Mosy's accounts.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 20:23 | 773779 ZackAttack
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You have to imagine the he and his people are clever enough to have some kind of scheduled job/deadman switch running on dozens of mirrors that'll torrent his BAC data and the rest of the cables unless he kills it.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:19 | 773199 Dagny Taggart
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Don't you think Assange has a Plan B for the release of the bank data? It isn't as if his arrest was unforeseeable.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:22 | 773210 midtowng
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Assange is just the founder. Not the whole organization. The bank data will be released.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:28 | 773250 nonclaim
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Seems logical the data should be released after his arrest so he can claim "I didn't do it". I would wait comfortably at home too.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:37 | 773290 scatterbrains
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maybe that's the real reason whey they've delayed moving in on him.. fear that it will trigger the release ?

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:10 | 773421 cougar_w
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Unlikely. Because they are cops and have simply no fucking idea what they are up against here.

No they really did just screw it up.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 20:50 | 773834 OldTrooper
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Stick with the simplest explanation - it's usually right.  Good call, cougar.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:52 | 773582 Screwloose
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Probably more likely it's because the whole of South-East England is paralysed by a foot of snow.

There are no trains south of London and the roads and airports are closed.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:13 | 773434 cougar_w
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He's actually safer in a jail, for now. And if the next release is really toxic then he can claim he didn't do it, being in jail.

The board is set and the pieces are in motion. No stopping it now.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:38 | 773529 MachoMan
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I'm guessing if that's the case, conspiracy charges (the ever vague target to defend against) will be soon to follow...


Fri, 12/03/2010 - 03:26 | 774546 Moonrajah
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Dunno about that. He could always have an unfortunate meeting with a shank-wielding inmate c/o BofA in the prison-yard. Or his food could be tampered with. Or he could Eastwood his way out of Alcatrazz and get shot in the process. Or he could try to have unprotected sex with the warden and get tazed beyond resuscitation. Or... well, there are endless possibilities once the man is stuck in a certain place.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:10 | 775273 Marla And Me
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You should ask Martin Armstrong if jail is safe.  He's one that firmly believes that TPTB are dumb (at least the politicians) and that no one is truly in control.  He does have a point there, but he changed his tune a bit after the jail beating... Nothing like losing all your teeth and getting your ribcage stomped on while a guard watches on to make you think that maybe, just maybe, someone wants you dead...

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:25 | 773232 downrodeo
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He would pretty much have to be the dumbest hacker ever to let himself get arrested without releasing what he was threatening to release. Like the article says though, likely nothing new will be learned.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:33 | 773271 Let them all fail
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Maybe, but there is an important difference between everyone knowing something and having evidence of such.  Plus there are many people out there who don't know whats going on who could be exposed to this news if the docs were released.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:06 | 773402 BobPaulson
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I expect the fraction of people previously in denial whose denial will be reversed by this will be small. 

The reaction to this has been primarily a combination of denial and "shoot the messenger". Everybody who expected this stuff just nodded their head and mutter "no surprise there". The main value of this IMHO is to divide the reality people (red pill) and the peter pan types more concerned with winning Lindens to buy new costumes for their avatars (blue pill).

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:49 | 773569 downrodeo
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Well said my friend.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:37 | 773287 Al Gorerhythm
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Another US inspired "preemptive strike". 

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:33 | 773270 neophyte
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Video on Alex Jones show last night with 2 people from Wikileaks stating categorically that the bank docs will be released. However, they say early next year...... unless they plan to drop a bombshell when no one expects it. Go to Denningers site.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:35 | 773282 Common_Cents22
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The two wikileaks guys were on Judge Napalitanos show yesterday too and also said the info would be relased on an American bank after the new year.


They got some good leverage to keep Assange out of major trouble I'd say.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:12 | 773430 neophyte
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Sorry, I got it wrong. It was Judge's show that I was referring to.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:33 | 773274 barkingbill
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i also believe the bank data will be released. they can arrest him, but can they arrest the data dump?

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:40 | 773303 gmrpeabody
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Maybe the BAC leek is really barter, to stay out of jail. Or even alive.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:31 | 773505 sgt_doom
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Dudes, quite a few low-information commenters today.

Wikileaked docs come from the W-crew, which is made up of thousands of hackers around the planet.

And for your viewing enjoyment:

[Swedish Prosecution Authority on Wikileaks’ warrant: Weird]


[Chris Hedges]


[Russ Baker v. George Bush: Family of Secrets]


[The Federal Reserve]


[Media and Propaganda]


Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:44 | 773555 Atomizer
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My exact thoughts. The group seems widely organised.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 01:16 | 774338 grunk
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His name is Robert Paulson.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:46 | 773563 optimator
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Julian has no plan B.  Mossad has only one plan and we're suffering it.  Julian is their key actor in this production.  There will be no release on BOA, just as surely as there will be an attack on Iran.  I hope on hope that I'm wrong, time will tell.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 03:54 | 774567 Julia
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Anda que te coja un burro, pongalo en su boca, puta!

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:19 | 773202 Rotwang
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Unless he is renditioned into the gulag, he should be extradited to Sweden, and unless they do their lame-ass usual and release him to the CIA, he could stand trial, and the woman might have to prove she changed her mind in the 'middle'.

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:35 | 773522 sgt_doom
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This is surely "Attack of the Low-information Commenters" today.

Geez, Louise, guys, pay attention:


(Assange Case: Ny Knows the Girls Made it Up but Doesn't Care)
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 17:19 | 773203 MaxVernon
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I can see the headlines now: "Assange arrested and flown accidently to USA instead of Sweden".

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