Matt Taibbi nails it on Julian Assange's possible extradition, but I'm not at all worried the way Matt is.

Julian Assange Must Never Be Extradited

... the Assange indictment targets a foreigner whose “crimes” were committed on foreign soil, and the British government now bears a very heavy responsibility. If it turns Assange over to the United States and he is successfully prosecuted, we’ll now reserve the right to snatch up anyone, anywhere on the planet, who dares to even try to learn about our secret activities. Think of all the ways that precedent could be misused.

Britain is in a box. On the one hand, thanks to Brexit, it’s isolated itself and needs the United States more than ever. On the other hand, it needs to grow some stones and stand up to America for once, if it doesn’t want to see the CIA as the World’s Editor-in-Chief for a generation. This case is bigger than Assange now, and let’s hope British leaders realize it.

Trump is quickly approaching the point where he is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.

If Julian is extradited to the US and faces trial, it will be as no other before it. It will cause more disruption than the "powers that be" can imagine. The force to free him will grow and grow and grow and bring down anything in its way. The youth of America, youth that is quickly growing up of necessity, will rally behind freeing Assange for all the right reasons. The entire process will permanently and fundamentally alter US politics for the better.

Press freedom will become a huge US Presidential election issue. The press, including the MSM, will back the loudest Democratic Party voice for freedom of the press, for freedom for the publisher Julian Assange.

If Julian is not extradited, it will mean the end of US hegemony over not only Britain but the world. Nations will forever see little Britain's stand as proof the US can not bully its way through everything.

The timing of all of this couldn't be more metaphysical.

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Caitlin Johnstone's "7 Reasons to Doubt US Version of Gulf-of-Oman Incident"

7 Reasons to Doubt US Version of Gulf-of-Oman Incident is just the tip of the iceberg but an excellent article.

Kim Iversen says "Iran attack on oil tankers" is another US orchestrated false-flag attack

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Hypocritical priorities: MSM seems to love "Gay Pride" and LGBT everything but doesn't rescue trans Manning again rotting in prison for exposing US war crimes

Again: "Hypocritical priorities: MSM seems to love "Gay Pride" and LGBT everything but doesn't rescue trans Manning again rotting in prison for exposing US war crimes." Should I say it again?

It's plastered all over the Internet that it's "Pride Month," though I have no idea why anyone is proud about anything. Article after article touts LGBT this, that, and the other when anything happens around the world. The MSM is always for LGBT. Meanwhile, Chelsea (nee Bradley) Manning is locked up and heavily fined for refusing to participate in the unconstitutional Grand Jury effort against publisher Julian Assange, who published proof of US war crimes that Manning leaked to WikiLeaks. Where's that same LGBT-touting press on that? It's nowhere to be found.

What kind of priorities does the MSM have? How many LGBT people are murdered as a result of US war crimes? Isn't their right not to be thusly murdered a high enough priority?

How many LGBT people are part of the conspiracy against Manning? Plenty!

Money makes people afraid to be consistently honest.

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Whose side are the "journalists" on?

ABC raids a wake-up call to journalists who left Assange swinging

The federal police raid [Australia] on the ABC last week produced an unexpected benefit. Journalists are being forced to decide: whose side are they on. ...
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If Assange is left to swing in the breeze, it will be an open invitation for any journalist, anywhere in the world, to be extradited to the US if the administration deems that they have published material that threatens US national security.

Well, I'm press right here, right now with this blog post, and I'm with Assange in his fight against Trump, global neocon-fascists.

I'll be anti-establishment until the establishment is with me.

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Trump administration says, "Do as we say, not as we do": Outrage on Capitol Hill over 'completely unacceptable' US-funded scheme to shape Iran debate

Outrage on Capitol Hill over ‘completely unacceptable’ US-funded scheme to shape Iran debate

United States officials say they are outraged by a government-funded troll campaign that has targeted American citizens critical of the administration’s hardline Iran policy and accused critics of being loyal to the Tehran regime.

This is nothing new. I'm telling you, the so-called government of the US has been rogue for decades.

You say you want a revolution. Free Manning & Assange. Bring Snowden home a hero.

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You say you want a revolution. Free Manning & Assange. Bring Snowden home a hero.

I'm calling for a revolution in the hearts, minds, and souls of all of the American People to peacefully, democratically replace the illegal, unconstitutional thing currently masquerading as the government of, by, and for the People with a real, legal, constitutional government truly of, by, and for the People, not the anti-democratic plutocrats.

Cover-Ups and Truth Tellers

To name the operatives of the U.S. government as criminals, you often must reveal “classified” evidence. It is that revelation that instantly becomes the primary offense. What the revealed information might say about government wrongdoing recedes into the shadows, and it is the truth teller who becomes the primary criminal.

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Kim Iversen says "Iran attack on oil tankers" is another US orchestrated false-flag attack

Does Kim Iversen's presentation convince you that Iran did not attack the oil tankers?

What's my view? I've studied every false-flag attack by the US. The US has never gone into a war "clean." What I mean by that is that the US has never gone into a war that was based upon what the US was claiming it was based upon. The US government has lied its way into every single war. That doesn't mean everyone the US has ever fought was clean at the time. Many were, however, vastly cleaner than was the US.

Iran has been being mischaracterized by the US since the early 1950s. Truman wouldn't go along with the British plans concerning Iran. Eisenhower jumped in with both feet. The region has been paying for it ever since.

Iran never had a nuclear-weapons program. I don't mean they had one and then stopped it around 2003. I mean they never had one. That's why Obama did the nuclear deal with Iran. He finally had to admit that the US had no proof. I remember railing against him when he would claim Iran had an ongoing nuclear-weapons program. I called him a liar in public more times than I can remember. I did the exact same thing concerning Syria and chemical-weapons attacks. He finally cut the deal with Assad after James Clapper admitted to Obama that the US did not have proof! Trump comes along and trashes the Iran deal and attacks Syria after a false-flag attack: Idiot!

Iran does not want war with the US. Iran does not want to incinerate Israel. Iran wants for the Palestinians what the Palestinians want. If the Jewish Zionists in Israel and the Arab Muslims of Palestine were to agree to one country together based on democracy and a constitution under which everyone would enjoy the exact same rights, Iran would be totally fine with that, even though Iran is an Islamic theocracy right now.

Did the Iranian military or government actors attack the tankers? I don't think they did. I know the US government has zero proof. Without proof, it would be a clear war crime for the US to attack Iran.

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What the Hell is wrong with the EU? "Israeli Authorities Confiscate and then Attempt to Sell Palestinian Classrooms"

Ali Abunimah discusses the complicity of the EU, which donated pre-fabricated classrooms to Palestinian schoolchildren, but did not ensure that they would be used for the purpose of education, rather than as a way for the Israeli occupation forces to pillage Palestinian property for their own profit. Thanks to media outrage the sale of the classrooms is on hold.

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"Warren leapfrogs Sanders in pair of 2020 polls." What's it mean?

Warren moving up in the polls is no surprise. She's been churning out policy positions.

The sorting process among the top candidates in the polls won't begin in earnest until the first major debate. It's extremely early yet.

Warren hasn't been hammered the way she will be once the winnowing starts.

Sanders has vastly improved his foreign policy knowledge, and Tulsi Gabbard will make foreign policy and the anti-war movement much more visible once she speaks in the national debates.

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"... the New York Times’ Andes bureau chief mobilizes anonymous sources and defectors—whose testimony ranges from dubious to preposterous—to further demonize Venezuela and provide cover for Washington’s murderous regime change policy."

After debunking Washington’s lies about the burning of “humanitarian aid” trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York Times quickly reverted to form in an article by Nicholas Casey headlined “‘It is Unspeakable’: How Maduro Used Cuban Doctors to Coerce Voters” (3/17/19).

As the title not-so-subtly suggests, Casey claimed to present bombshell revelations regarding the Nicolás Maduro government’s alleged weaponization of Cuban medical personnel as a means of holding on to power. On closer inspection, however, the article is riddled with factual inaccuracies, omissions and misrepresentations.
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Another passage suggested a similar lack of familiarity with the Venezuelan electoral process:

On the day Mr. Maduro was elected to his first term, [a Cuban doctor] witnessed officials opening ballot boxes and tampering with votes, including destroying ballots that chose the opposition.

First off, there are no “ballot boxes” or “ballots,” because voting is fully automated.

Pathological Deceit: The NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela’s Cuban Doctors

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