In a declassified military document, journalist Julian Assange of Wikileaks was designated as an enemy of the state. This is the exact same classification given to hard line terrorists such as al Qaeda members. This classification is ridiculous, and is an affront to freedom, but more importantly, it sets a dangerous precedent that would stifle any who choose to speak or write the truth by exposing corruption of the government and military.
There can be only one reason for this designation, and that should be enough to cause all of us to be very concerned. By giving Assange the designation of enemy of the state, he now becomes a prime target for the state. He can “legally” be detained indefinitely, tortured, renditioned, or assassinated. That designation gives legal cover for the military and any government agency to do as they wish; all without any rule of law or due process.
What about those of us to speak out every single day against this evil government? Are we all next in line to be classified as “enemies of the state?” In my opinion, that is a distinct possibility in the future.
“It appears that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are the ‘enemy.’ An enemy is dealt with under the laws of war, which could include killing, capturing, detaining without trial, etc.,” Ratner warned.
We now live in a country that is hell bent on war and imperialism. We now live in a country that has become a police state. We now live in a country where any American, without charge or trial, can be detained indefinitely. We now live in a country where any citizen can be renditioned or tortured. We now live in a country where one man, the president, can “legally” assassinate (murder) anyone he chooses to, including Americans.
We live in a fascist oligarchy, where the powerful few among us have taken almost total control of our very lives. Julian Assange is a true hero who has done absolutely nothing but report facts about this and other governments. He exposed the massive corruption and criminal behavior of these powerful few by simply reporting the truth. For that, he has been labeled as an enemy of the state.
If Julian Assange can be killed or disappeared for telling the truth, so can we all. This witch hunt by the political scum in this country, and its complicit murdering military, should serve as a wake-up call to any who value freedom. The wish of the state would be to silence all of us, and by whatever means necessary. By targeting Assange, they are targeting any who have the guts to speak out against tyranny. By targeting Assange, they are sending the message that no truth teller is safe. By targeting Assange, the state is attempting to hide its vehement criminal secrets.
The state should not be allowed any secrets, and should never be allowed to hide. Those like Julian Assange and others who are unafraid to expose the state for its crimes against man, are the salvation of people everywhere. We must protect this brave man at all costs!