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No shit bombing Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK is a criminal violation of human rights laws. It's also an act of war, thank god people besides Clinton had enough sense to not start WW3




Targeting or “taking out” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange via military drone strike would be a criminal violation of international human rights laws, a United Nations envoy said Monday.

“A State could theoretically seek to justify the use of drones by invoking the right to anticipatory self-defence against a non-state actor and by arguing that it had no means to capture their targets or cause another state to capture the target,” said Dr. Agnes Callamard, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions during an interview with True Pundit. “To do so, the State would have to demonstrate an ‘instant, overwhelming, leaving no choice of means and no moment of deliberation’ necessity. This is not only a very high threshold to meet; it is also impossible to see how this could be used or justified in the case of Mr. Julian Assange.”

Dr. Callamard’s statements come on the heels of a scathing published account by True Pundit detailing that in 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly asked top aides if it was possible to use a drone strike against Assange. While Dr. Callamard said she had no knowledge of the assertions contained in the True Pundit story, she did speak to the alarming generalities of using a drone strike to silence someone of Assange’s global stature. Dr. Callamard stated “the use of drones for targeted killing outside the context of armed conflict, is almost never likely to be legal and to meet human rights law limitations on the use of lethal force.”

Dr. Callamard, an expert on human rights and humanitarian work globally, in civil society organizations, the United Nations and in academia. Prior to her post at the UN, Dr. Callamard spent nine years as the Executive Director of ARTICLE 19, the international human rights organization promoting freedom of expression globally. Dr. Callamard also serves as director of Columbia University’s Global Freedom of Expression initiative.


Clinton’s State Department was getting pressure from President Obama and his White House inner circle, as well as heads of state internationally, to try and cutoff Assange’s delivery of the cables and if that effort failed, then to forge a strategy to minimize the administration’s public embarrassment over the contents of the cables. Hence, Clinton’s early morning November meeting of State’s top brass who floated various proposals to stop, slow or spin the Wikileaks contamination. That is when a frustrated Clinton, sources said, at some point blurted out a controversial query.

“Can’t we just drone this guy?” Clinton openly inquired, offering a simple remedy to silence Assange and smother Wikileaks via a planned military drone strike, according to State Department sources. The statement drew laughter from the room which quickly died off when the Secretary kept talking in a terse manner, sources said. Clinton said Assange, after all, was a relatively soft target, “walking around” freely and thumbing his nose without any fear of reprisals from the United States. Clinton was upset about Assange’s previous 2010 records releases, divulging secret U.S. documents about the war in Afghanistan in July and the war in Iraq just a month earlier in October, sources said. At that time in 2010, Assange was relatively free and not living cloistered in in the embassy of Ecuador in London. Prior to 2010, Assange focused Wikileaks’ efforts on countries outside the United States but now under Clinton and Obama, Assange was hammering America with an unparalleled third sweeping Wikileaks document dump in five months. Clinton was fuming, sources said, as each State Department cable dispatched during the Obama administration was signed by her.


http://truepundit.com/united-nations-targeting-wikileaks-founder-with-drone-strike-criminal-human-rights-violation/
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Who knows if it is true or not, curious if Assange's October surprise dirt on Clinton is anything interesting. He doesn't have much time left to dump it if he wants to affect the results of the election.
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I thought this was about something that actually happened at first...
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sundin13 wrote:

I thought this was about something that actually happened at first...


Thank god it didn't. Some people in our government have a sense of what is acceptable and what would cause WW3.
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First u got to declare him a terrorist group, then u can drone the guy.
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Trump would drone strike him just for insulting him on twitter. I don't see the point.
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An anonymous source posted something they may have overheard from a conversation made in jest. Beyond that, Assange is desperate to drum up drama for his Wikileaks and it’s extremely likely that his super big October announcement is going to be lackluster at best. I guess we will know by tomorrow.
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Thank god it didn't. Some people in our government have a sense of what is acceptable and what would cause WW3.



We are fighting a proxy war against Russia right now due to nothing but greed and failed foreign policies.
WW3 has been going on for some time now anyway.
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If violating human rights was grounds for WW3, Syria is already deep into it.

Glancing through the article and the one it refers to, is there any actual proof Clinton made that statement, besides vague 'sources'?
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Something tells me a major war will breakout no matter who is elected.
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One thing we can be sure of, regardless, is that that war will be caused by the UN and the EU.
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It must be true, I read it on the internet.
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While I was inclined at first to think this was just fake, Hillary's statement, at the same time the fact the UN made a remark about it makes me think it may hold more weight? Dunno.

If you also believe the whole "Hillary body count" thing, it holds more weight. If you don't believe in that sort of thing, it is more likely, at worst, her making a snide sarcastic remark. Like "Man the North Korean government is annoying can we nuke them or something?" but not actually literally mean that. Course it is worse when you are in a position in the government and make such a remark.

All in all, just be happy nothing ever came of it.
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It's been more than 24 hours since this story came out. Has Hillary denied it yet? If she's been keeping quiet about this rather than immediately claiming it's fake, that's quite alarming... It shows she's either hoping people forget about it in a few days or she's taking her time to try to come up with an excuse.
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After having it read to her Hilary probably hasn't stopped coughing long enough to formulate a response.

Not that I disbelieve the idea was suggested in a causal fashion. I credit the US military with enough sense not to launch an unprovoked drone strike on a EU citizen in an EU country though.
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