Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Today's News NJ Breaking News: Meet Wikileaks Founder's Alleged Sex Victim

Meet Wikileaks Founder's Alleged Sex Victim

Wikileaks leader Julian Assange implied that the rape and molestation charges against him in Sweden were part of a global conspiracy. But a fringe-left accuser identified in the Swedish media hardly seems like a CIA plant.

Meet Anna Ardin, the political secretary and press officer of the Swedish "Brotherhood Movement," a group of Christians from the Social Democratic Party controversial for inviting anti-Semitic speakers to the country. Another of their invited speakers: Assange, who lectured on the group's behalf in Stockholm this month right before he was hit with sex charges from two different women, charges ultimately dismissed by Swedish police and derided by Assange as "dirty tricks." Ardin appears to have helped coordinate Assange's travel around the country; in addition to arranging the Stockholm event, she reportedly tried to arrange places for Assange to stay through her Twitter account (she has apparently since deleted the tweets and has locked her WordPress blog).

The Swedish business news site Newzglobe today identified Ardin and quoted a Brotherhood official saying she was on sick leave from the organization. Ardin's name has also been tossed around in the Swedish blogosphere with increasing hostility: one writer wondered if the "radical feminist" was "the world's most hated woman right now." The backlash against the former university research assistant is fueled not only by the police backing down from the charges against Assange but also by a seven step guide Ardin published in January to "legal revenge" that involves, in one example, sabotaging a victim's sexual relationships.

Then there was the quote from an unnamed accuser in the tabloid Aftonbladet, clearing Assange of forcing himself on anyone: "It is quite wrong that we were afraid of him. He is not violent and I do not feel threatened by him.... The responsibility for what happened to me and the other girl lies with a man who had attitude problems with women." The issue may have had to do with Assange's willingness (or lack thereof) to use condoms, according to the Guardian.

None of this is to say Ardin's charges against Assange are unfounded; rape is one thing, molestation something else. If anything, Ardin's outing tends to undercut Assange's conspiracy theory that one of his accusers is a major figure on Sweden's left fringe, freewheelingly indiscreet on her personal blog and, until her charges, an enthusiastic promoter of Assange's visit to the country. Of course, to the famously anxious Assange, seeming like an unlikely CIA plant may just make Ardin all the more perfect to be one in the first place.
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Glenn Beck: Who Do You Trust?

Hackers have waged war on banks that target WikiLeaks

Yesterday we reported that the Swiss bank PostFinance froze WikiLeaks account which held 31,000 euros for Julian Assange's defense fund.
A few hours later the bank's website crashed as a result of an attack by hackers that go by the name of Anon_Operation on Twitter.

They have been running "Operation: Payback" which they say is an ongoing campaign by [them] against major anti-piracy groups.

The cyber war is now definitely on as PostFinance is back up an running but the hackers' site The is currently down due to heavy DDoS attacks.
The hackers are also targeting MasterCard and PayPal - both companies have severed their ties with WikiLeaks and frozen their assets.

Below is a video uploaded by the hacker collective on their YouTube channel.

Operation Payback - Anonymous Message About ACTA Laws, Internet Censorship and Copyright

[video script]

Operation Payback (is a bitch), this is the Internet, we run this. An open message from Anonymous to the governments of the world and their legal leeches regarding the motivation of the cyber protests.

Corrupt governments of the world, we are anonymous. For some time now, voices have been crying out in unison against the new ACTA laws. The gross inadequacies of the new laws being passed internationally have been pointed out repeatedly. Our chief complaint is that such measures would restrict people's access to the internet.

In these modern times access to the internet is fast becoming a basic human right. Just like any other basic human right, we believe that it is wrong to infringe upon it. To threaten to cut people off from the global consciousness as you have is criminal and abhorrent. To move to censor content on the internet based on your own prejudice is at best laughably impossible, at worst, morally reprehensible.

The unjust restrictions you impose on us will meet with disaster and only strengthen our resolve to disobey and rebel against your tyranny. Such actions taken against you, and those you out source your malignant litigation too, are inevitable, unavoidable and unstoppable.

We Are Anonymous,

We Are Legion And Divided By Zero.

We Do Not Forgive Internet Censorship

And We Do Not Forget Free Speech.

We Are Over 9000,

Expect Us!

BACK FROM BOLIVIA: Mike Tyson Gets Boxing Hall Of Fame Nod

@miketyson #halloffame
Say what you want about Mike Tyson, the man was one of the most feared boxers in the sport’s history PERIOD.  His fights were must see events and almost single-handedly created the institution of “pay-per-view”  It was for his legendary work in the ring that Tyson was selected Tuesday for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum.

Tyson now 44, finished his career with a record of  50-6-0-2, 44 of those wins by way of knockout. He was youngest boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles at the same time and the only heavyweight to unify those titles individually.  He of course did all this before infamously losing those titles to Buster Douglas the 1990 upset, still considered the greatest in all of sports.  He would never regain the respect or form that personified his metoric rise.

Redskins Suspend Albert Haynesworth for the Season Without Pay

Albert Haynesworth, a two-time All-Pro defensive lineman, was suspended by the Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan without pay for the rest of the season.

“Despite the club’s numerous attempts to persuade Albert Haynesworth to abide by the terms of his contract, he has repeatedly refused to cooperate with our coaching staff in a variety of ways over an extended period of time,” Shanahan said in statement released by the team. “Among other things, he has consistently indicated to our defensive coaches that he refuses to play in our base defense or on first-down or second-down nickel situations. He has also refused to follow the instructions of our coaches both during weekly practices and during actual games as well.”

The suspension will cost Haynesworth about $847,000 in salary, a fraction of the $41 million guaranteed in the seven-year contract he signed with the Redskins as a free agent last year.

Hypocrites Of The Day

We all know that the majority of suicide bombers, those beheading captives and honor killing women are Muslim. We all know the majority of illegal aliens in America are Latino. But we can’t racially profile because that’s a bad thing.
“Profile your passengers, it’s very important,” Fernando Mateo, president of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, said yesterday. “I don’t care about racial profiling. You know sometimes it‘s good that we are racially profiled because the God’s-honest truth is that 99 percent of the people that are robbing, stealing, killing these drivers are blacks and Hispanics. So if you see suspicious activity, you know what, don’t pick the person up.”
Isn’t it strange how some people don’t care much about the God’s-honest truth when it comes to racial profiling until bad things happen to them? Then, they do.

D.C. Judge Nixes Suit Against U.S. Which Put Cleric on Kill or Capture List

Judge John Bates
By Allan Lengel
The U.S. scored a little victory in the battle against terrorism.
The Washington Post reports that a federal judge in Washington tossed out a lawsuit by the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights challenging the administration’s legal right to place  Yemen cleric Nasser al-Aulaqi, who is also a U.S. citizen, on the kill-or-capture list.

U.S. District Judge John Bates acknowledged the important issue, but said the court lacked the jurisdiction to address the matter, the Post reported.

“The serious issues regarding the merits of the alleged authorization of the targeted killing of a U.S. citizen overseas must await another day or another (non-judicial) forum,” Bates wrote, according to the Post.

To read more click here.

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liam fox wikileaks Wikileaks: Idiotic Liam Fox And Malcolm Rifkind Attack The Capitalist Julian AssangeJULIAN Assange’s bank account at the Swiss post office’s bank, PostFinance, has been cut off. His 31,000 euros are frozen. Wikileaks continues to operate. But Assange is now so entwined with the site’s fortunes that a blow for him is a blow to it.

This news follows PayPal’s decision to stop processing Wikileaks’s funds.

The reason for this latest freeze is not that the Swiss are disapproving of his means or have discovered that in this world you need to take sides and not just stick with an agenda of fierce civic pride and assisted suicide, rather that:
“(Mr) Assange entered Geneva as his domicile. Upon inspection, this information was found to be incorrect.
“(Mr) Assange cannot provide proof of residence in Switzerland and thus does not meet the criteria for a customer relationship with PostFinance. For this reason, PostFinance is entitled to close his account.”
Wikileaks responds by releasing a list of places the US describes as vital to its national security, like Wyoming, pipelines, the UK, small parts of Germany, smaller parts of France, and pretty much every other place any enemy of the US with half a brain could have compiled for themselves.

Wikileaks is not only a news source for lazy journalists – does the Guardian check the facts printed in the cables it, allegedly, singed a confidentiality agreement to obtain? Have these cables been adulterated for added impact? – it is a resource for lazy terrorists.

It all sounds like a lot of nothing. But former UK Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind said Wikileaks’s leaks are verging on the criminal“.

Verging on the criminal is not criminal. They are either criminal or they are not. Make your mind up.
UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox chimes in:
I think you have to ask about the motives for those who are behind some of the WikiLeaks material. Do they see themselves as some sort of force of anarchy?”
No. They do not. Mr Fox should check Wikileaks’s website for news of their self-declared mission. And Assange has declared himself to be a capitalist. Do either Fox or Rifkind conduct any research before they speak? Or would they like someone with an agenda to do it for them..?

Racist Sharks

Apparently they exist. And Israel has gathered them all and then released them to carry out their Arab-eating ways off the coast of Egypt. It would seem that the Mossad is even craftier than we ever imagined...garnering the help of sea creatures to eat Muslim vacationers!

"Egyptian authorities have reopened some Red Sea beaches that had been closed to swimmers after an unusual series of shark attacks over the past week.

Swimmers were being allowed back into the water of several bays at Sharm el-Sheikh, a resort at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula that is a renowned reef diving spot. Diving remained restricted to professionals.

Shark attacks at Egypt's Red Sea resorts are rare, and three shark experts from the U.S. are trying to determine what is behind them. Besides the death, four other swimmers and snorkelers were badly injured.

"What is being said about the Mossad throwing the deadly shark (in the sea) to hit tourism in Egypt is not out of the question, but it needs time to confirm," South Sinai Gov. Muhammad Abdel Fadil Shousha told (SOURCE)

19 cowardly China-appeasing nations to boycott Nobel Peace Prize

Nineteen governments have said their ambassadors will not attend a ceremony this week awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, the Norwegian prize committee said Tuesday, more than tripling the number of rejections and reflecting the strong pressure exerted by Beijing to boycott the event.
In a statement on its Web site, the peace prize committee said that as of Monday, 44 embassies in Oslo, the Norwegian capital, had signaled their intention to send a representative to the ceremony on Friday. But the number who “for various reasons declined our invitations” rose to 19, from six three weeks ago, the statement said.
Those countries are China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Serbia, Iraq, Iran, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Venezuela, the Philippines, Egypt, Sudan, Ukraine, Cuba and Morocco.





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Lieberman suggests media outlets could be prosecuted over WikiLeaks stories

Sen. Joe Lieberman has said that the federal government has the right to shut down the whistleblowing website that released thousands of secret US documents and now the Connecticut senator has indicated that media outlets like The New York Times may be in danger too.

Following the release of thousands of documents by government watchdog WikiLeaks, Lieberman told the Times that he wanted to use "all legal means" against the website.

On Tuesday, the independent senator told Fox News' Jenna Lee that the First Amendment may not even protect mainstream media outlets that publish documents obtained by WikiLeaks.

"Julian Assange has written an editorial that points out or characterizes his organization as an underdog in the media world," Lee noted. "He's saying he's a journalist, and he's just providing information out there for the world citizens to see. He mentions that organizations like The New York Times have published his information which you're classifying as state secret. So, are other media outlets that have posted what WikiLeaks has put out there also culpable in this and could be charged with something?"

"I have said that I believe the question you're raising is a serious legal question that has to be answered," Lieberman replied.

"In other words, this is very sensitive stuff because it gets into the America's First Amendment. But if you go from the initial crime, Private Manning charged with the crime of stealing these classified documents, he gives them to WikiLeaks, I certainly believe that that's a -- WikiLeaks has violated the espionage act," he said.

"But then what about the news organizations, including the Times, that accepted it and distributed it? I know they say they deleted some of it, but I'm not here to make a final judgment on that," Lieberman continued.
"But to me New York Times has committed at least an act of bad citizenship. And whether they've committed a crime, I think that bears very intensive inquiry by the Justice Department," he added.

Lieberman's position seems to be a slight change from last week, when he said the Times should not be prosecuted.

"I don't know if you can prosecute the Times under existing Supreme Court decisions," he told Fox Business News' Don Imus.

"But I'll tell you this, I wish the Times, just as an act of citizenship had said, 'No, we're not going to publish this stuff because it's going to do the country damage,'" he said

"You know, The New York Times, afterall, is The New York Times with all its stature and I wish this stuff had appeared somewhere else. I wouldn't be for prosecuting the Times, but I would say I wish they had shown better citizenship."