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Title: Paul Craig Roberts: Washington deems TRUTH its most dangerous enemy
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Published: Jan 17, 2024
Author: Kevin Hughes
Post Date: 2024-01-17 12:05:03 by Ada
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According to former economist and government official Paul Craig Roberts, the federal government in Washington, D.C. deems the truth to be its most dangerous enemy.

He expounded on this claim in a Dec. 23 piece on his blog. Roberts cited political commentator Tucker Carlson's remarks about how both the U.S. and the U.K. have committed "an enormous crime" against whistleblower Julian Assange.

Roberts said both the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the American media worked hand-in-glove in framing Assange. He also elaborated on the whistleblower's fate, having been "held for four years in solitary confinement in the U.K.'s maximum-security prison without charges, a total violation of habeas corpus; and for seven years previously in the Ecuadoran embassy in London until Washington paid the Ecuadorian president to revoke Assange's asylum so he could be seized." (Related: Julian Assange suffering torture, abuse in prison as deep state tries to MURDER him.)

The former official was astounded with the American media's endless parroting of the CIA's false claim that Assange was "dangerous spy and a threat to U.S. national security" simply for doing a journalist's job and stating the truth. Based on this, he concluded that America no longer had a media – but a "Ministry of Propaganda." Roberts further lamented that some Americans have allowed themselves to be indoctrinated and brainwashed by the lies the so-called "presstitutes" are telling them.

"It also shows conclusively that Washington regards truth as its most dangerous enemy," he said. "A country without a media cannot be free or have an accountable government. Americans who think that they live in a free country are completely deluded; they are pathetic."

Assange has been in jail since 2019 for exposing the truth According to U.S. News and World Report, Assange's probable final legal challenge to stop his extradition from the U.K. to the U.S. – where he is wanted on criminal charges – will be held at London's High Court in February 2024.

The 52-year-old founder of WikiLeaks is wanted by U.S. authorities on 18 counts, including one under a spying act, linking to the site's release of enormous troves of secret U.S. military records and diplomatic cables – which Washington said had put lives in danger.

Campaigners said a public hearing would happen at the High Court on Feb. 20 and 21, when two judges will review a previous ruling which had refused Assange permission to appeal. WikiLeaks announced in a statement: "The two-day hearing may be the final chance for Julian Assange to prevent his extradition to the United States."

WikiLeaks initially came to prominence in 2010 when it released hundreds of thousands of confidential classified files and diplomatic cables in what was the biggest security breach of its kind in U.S. military history, which American prosecutors said endangered the lives of agents named in the leaked material.

Supporters of Assange described him as an anti-establishment hero who has been victimized because he exposed U.S. misconduct, and that his prosecution is an attack on journalism and free speech. But if Washington's extradition pushes through after exhausting all legal appeals, Assange would face trial in Alexandria, Virginia. The whistleblower could be sentenced to up to 175 years in an American maximum-security prison – essentially a life term.

The charges were initiated by the Trump administration over WikiLeaks' 2010 publication of cables leaked by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning recounting war crimes committed by the American government in the Guantánamo Bay, Cuba detention camp, Iraq and Afghanistan. The materials also exposed cases of the CIA engaging in torture and rendition.

Aside from the London High Court, Assange's lawyers have also applied to the European Court of Human Rights, which could likely order the extradition to be stopped.

"The last four and a half years have taken the most considerable toll on Julian and his family, including our two young sons. The persecution of this innocent journalist and publisher must end," said his wife Stella, whom Assange married in prison.

Follow for more news about the truth being suppressed by the federal government and mainstream media.

Watch this short snippet of Tucker Carlson's interview with Julian Assange, which Paul Craig Roberts touched on.

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