Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ezra Levant Also Wants Julian Assange Dead

Ezra Levant reminds me of the Energizer Bunny ... on crack.

I swear if there was ever a better poster child for ADD, I'd hate to meet them. But this purveyor of nonsense is at it again.

According to Eric Mang: Ezra Levant wondering why Assange not dead
The Ottawa Sun published a bilious, vile piece by Ezra Levant. Levant is known for saying provocative, lacking-in-fact statements. Contrarians challenge the status quo, knock down prevailing opinions and the brilliant ones do so with erudition and an examination of evidence. Levant is no contrarian.

The opening line of his op-ed screed asks, rather airily: "Why isn't Julian Assange dead yet?" He goes on to paint Assange, founder of Wikileaks, as being on the "other side" and declares that Assange is "anti-American". Levant, like many others of his ilk, seek to silence dissent by careful application of "anti". Levant spends the remainder of his venomous column issuing pointless "facts" about Assange's childhood.
This after Harper mentor Tom Flanagan, was suggesting that the man be assassinated. (Assange not Levant) Be sure to views the video below with Assange speaking of how the world needs these WikiLeaks. I couldn't agree more.

A few related stories:

US envoy hopes WikiLeaks leaks won't hit Pakistan ties
WikiLeaks has claimed that the US and Britain had deep concerns about Pakistan's nuclear capability falling into wrong hands and the country had refused requests for inspection visits from the US and Britain.
Noam Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal "Profound Hatred for Democracy on the Part of Our Political Leadership"
In 1971, Chomsky helped government whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg release the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret internal U.S. account of the Vietnam War. Commenting on the revelations that several Arab leaders are urging the United States to attack Iran, Chomsky says, "latest polls show] Arab opinion holds that the major threat in the region is Israel, that’s 80 percent; the second threat is the United States, that’s 77 percent. Iran is listed as a threat by 10 percent," Chomsky says. "This may not be reported in the newspapers, but it’s certainly familiar to the Israeli and U.S. governments and the ambassadors. What this reveals is the profound hatred for democracy on the part of our political leadership."
"We Have Not Seen Anything Yet": Guardian Editor Says Most Startling WikiLeaks Cables Still To Be Released
"In the coming days, we are going to see some quite startling disclosures about Russia, the nature of the Russian state, and about bribery and corruption in other countries, particularly in Central Asia," says Investigations Executive Editor David Leigh at the Guardian, one of the three newspapers given advanced access to the secret U.S. embassy cables by the whistleblower website, WikiLeaks.
Harper’s ‘political trouble’ prompted last-minute D-Day invitation: WikiLeaks
It's no secret French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to keep last year's D-Day commemoration a Franco-American event, leaving out countries that sent thousands of soldiers to fight the Nazis on the beaches of Normandy. Now, leaked U.S. diplomatic cables suggest political crises in Canada and Britain, not their sacrifices during the war, were behind the last-minute invitations for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Britain's then-prime minister Gordon Brown.
WikiLeaks: India declines comment, defends U.S. ties

India on Tuesday said it has a multi-faceted and forward-looking strategic partnership with the U.S. and there was a regular, open and candid dialogue between the two countries. While reacting to release of diplomatic cables by whistle-blower Website WikiLeaks, the Ministry of External Affairs said, “We would prefer not to comment on the issue of Wikileaks, which purportedly are an account of privileged internal U.S. government assessments and correspondence.

Leaked files: North Korea over by 2018
South Korean top government officials have told the United States that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was unlikely to live beyond 2015, and predicted that the reclusive regime will collapse within three years after his death, according to the Web site WikiLeaks. In an official U.S. telegram disclosed by WikiLeaks on Monday, South Korea's Unification Minister Hyun In Taek told U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell on July 20 last year that although Kim Jong Il remained firmly in control of the regime for now, he was unlikely to live beyond 2015.
WikiLeaks: Demystifying “Diplomacy”
Compared to the kind of secret cables that WikiLeaks has just shared with the world, everyday public statements from government officials are exercises in make-believe. In a democracy, people have a right to know what their government is actually doing. In a pseudo-democracy, a bunch of fairy tales from high places will do the trick.
Don't you love this?