(NaturalNews) Wikileaks' whistleblower Julian Assange rocked the world today, delivering a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange had recently sought political asylum from the government of Ecuador, and he was granted that asylum by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.
Shortly after being accepted into the embassy and treated with great compassion by the Ecuadorian staff, Julian was threatened by the terrorist government of the UK. That government showed its true warmongering nature by threatening an armed raid on the embassy for the purpose of kidnapping Julian Assange. This threat is, of course, an act of war against the sovereign nation of Ecuador. The UK, like any evil empire, recognizes no law except the law of force. Much like the USA, the UK will use the threat of force, armed assaults, and even kidnappings in order to silence whistleblowers that might embarrass the political elite.
In all this, Julian Assange has emerged as the moral hero, besieged by powerful, corrupt empires intent on crushing the truth and suppressing journalistic freedoms. The longer Assange stays alive and continues to speak, the more evil and morally bankrupt the USA and UK appear.
Even in the face of great evil, Assange found the strength to lay out this fundamental truth:
"The United States must pledge before the world that it will not pursue journalists for shining the light on the secret crimes of the powerful," he said today.
"There must be no more foolish talk about prosecuting any media organization, be it Wikileaks or be in the New York Times."
In pursuing Assange, the USA has shown itself to be a true evil empire - Darth Vader would be proud
In the original Star Wars, Lord Tarkin, speaking to Vader, famously said, "This bickering is pointless. Lord Vader will provide us with the location of the Rebel fortress by the time this station is operational. We will then crush the Rebellion with one swift stroke." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImzD8Th4vOU)
Tarkin also spoke of dismantling the Senate and dissolving the "Old Republic."
Tarkin: [walking in with Darth Vader] "The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away."
The US government is now walking in the very footsteps of Tarkin, Vader and the "evil empire" famously depicted in Star Wars. Any thought of protecting free speech, the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, or any part of the Bill of Rights is ancient history. The corrupt, criminal elements that currently run the country have decided to crush anyone who dares to tell the truth. All whistleblowers will be targeted for destruction.
But Assange fires back from the moral high ground, saying "The US administration's war on whistleblowers must end. ...Bradley Manning must be released."
Why Ecuador is willing to stand against the tyranny of the UK / USA
When it comes to Ecuador, very few U.S. journalists have as much first-hand experience with the country as I do. I used to live in Ecuador. I have an Ecuadorian driver's license and a resident visa. I once owned property there and speak a fair amount of Spanish, having interacted daily with the Ecuadorian people, the local bureaucrats, the local police chief and more.
Ecuador is a nation besieged by the imperialist USA and its evil intent. As NaturalNews has fully documented, the U.S. breached Ecuadorian sovereignty and dispatched a secret team there to kidnap Greg Caton for the "crime" of selling anti-cancer herbs via mail order: http://www.naturalnews.com/027750_Greg_Caton...
The U.S. also ran "drug war" chemical weapons bombing runs on Ecuadorian farms, poisoning the local villages that were growing coca plants to make coca tea. This is one of the key reasons why Ecuadorian President Correa shut down the Manta military base and kicked the USA out of the country.
Ecuador currently uses the U.S. dollar as its currency. Through its inflationary monetary policy, the USA is effectively stealing money from Ecuador, driving up prices of everyday goods while economically destabilizing the country. This has created a situation of political tension, where an attempted coup against Correa took place roughly a year ago. He was able to survive that attempt and re-establish power, but the continued price inflation of basic goods in Ecuador -- food, propane, fuel, etc. -- is pressuring the country political class to take action.
Latin America hates the USA
Latin America hates the USA. Make no mistake about that. Just live there for a month or two, talk to the locals, and you'll hear no end to it.
In fact -- and here's the big secret nobody is reporting -- Latin America has already had secret talks about forming their own reserve currency, and plans are under way to dump the U.S. dollar ahead of the coming global financial collapse. Correa is a key person in this discussion, and I've already been informed that the printing plates of the replacement currency have been completed and are ready to roll. It's only a matter of time before Latin America dumps the dollar and forms its own economic block.
In response to this, you can expect the U.S. to continue pursuing its acts of economic warfare against Latin American countries. If you aren't aware of any of this (because you've never been taught real history), watch these shocking, eye-opening video interviews with John Perkins, author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man."
For the record, NaturalNews supports free journalism, free speech and whistleblowers around the globe. Julian Assange is a hero, and it's time we stopped imprisoning the whistleblowers and started imprisoning the real criminals who run the corrupt governments.
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