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Our Perception of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks & US Foreign Policy: Are They Connected Misperceptions?

Our perceptions of Julian Assange’s character, the importance of WikiLeaks and the character of US foreign policy initiatives by our US government revelations are arguably all misperceptions. Tonight, our BLID show shares the evidence for this suggestion.

Our guest is Ray McGovern, a CIA analyst for 27 years during the administrations of JFK to that of George H.W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he briefed one-on-one to President Reagan’s five most senior national security advisers from 1981 to 1985.

The narrative that our government has promoted and that our MSM has enabled and that has created the majority perception of the US public is that Assange may be guilty of sexually assaulting two women in Sweden and that he has put our national security at risk through irresponsibly publishing state secrets. But are these facts or fictions? There is a different interpretation of both the character of Julian Assange and his actions as a publisher that suggest he is a victim of slander and that he is being persecuted rather than prosecuted based on quality evidence.

Our investigation suggests we have a MSM that has enabled egregious foreign policy crimes by our government that has allowed higher crimes to consistently be committed by our US foreign policy outside of the awareness of the US public. That because of the revelations of the Pentagon Papers and the Afghan Papers and of WikiLeaks/Assange what has been revealed is a consistent pattern of lying to the US public by our government as well as the real impact of our foreign policy as one that is antithetical to democracy and the public good. Could this be the real motive to go after Assange by slandering his character with unsupported charges of sexual violence?

Should governments that have a pattern committing war crimes or have a pattern of promoting unjust wars and conflicts that result consistently in undermining the quality of life in the countries that we intervene in, should such a pattern of behavior be allowed to be hidden from public scrutiny & accountability? Who should we really be prosecuting? Is Assange on trial for telling the truth in the interest of revealing said war crimes, which makes his work consistent and indispensable to the public interest to know what our government policy is doing as it is executed in foreign lands?

Please join us tonight and judge this show’s content, as our guest Ray McGovern leads us in this inquiry. We feature a five-minute audio clip by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture specific to the sex crime allegations made against Julian Assange

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If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. Malcolm X