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Way Too Little, Too Late

Written by Subject: Tyranny

Way Too Little, Too Late

by Stephen Lendman

The NYT and their MSM counterparts never met a US/NATO war of aggression on an invented enemy that they didn't wholeheartedly cheerlead.

They never met a war-making alliance human rights abuse and other breach of international law they didn't ignore.

On domestic and geopolitical issues mattering most, they consistently ban journalism as it should be in favor of the fabricated official narrative.

Since WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, published "The Afghan War Diaries, the Iraq War logs and similar truth-telling information a dozen years ago about how the empire of lies operates, he's been vilified by its ruling regimes and  MSM co-conspirators.

The self-styled newspaper of record, NYT, called him a traitor, wanting him extradited and held accountable for exposing US crimes of war and against humanity.

In response to the Trump regime's bogus 2019, then a 2020 18-count indictment of Assange — for the crime of journalism as it should be — the Times defied reality as follows, saying:

Charges in the indictment "are the latest twist in a career in which Assange morphed from a crusader for radical transparency to fugitive from a Swedish sexual assault investigation (sic), to tool of Russia's election interference (sic), to criminal defendant in the US."

His "organization published (Dem party) emails stolen by Russia (sic) as part of its covert efforts to help elect President Trump (sic)."

Bogus sexual assault charges against him were dropped, then reopened by Sweden following US pressure.

No evidence linked him or Chelsea Manning to Russia or any other nations.

In modern memory, no foreign nation ever interfered in US elections — what the empire of lies repeatedly does abroad, along with orchestrating coups, color revolutions and other dirty tricks to install regimes subservient to its interests.

In response to fabricated charges against Assange, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University's Jameel Jaffer said the following:

Charges against Assange "rely almost entirely on conduct that investigative journalists engage in every day."

"The indictment should be understood as a frontal attack on press freedom."

Assange's attorney, Barry Pollack, said he's charged with a crime "for encouraging sources to provide him truthful information and for publishing that information" — removing the "fig leaf" claim about nonexistent hacking.

"These unprecedented charges demonstrate the gravity of the threat the criminal prosecution of Julian Assange poses to all journalists (who aim) to inform the public about actions that have been taken by the US government."

According to earlier Times fake news, he "no hero (sic)."

"There is much to be troubled by (his) methods and motives, which remain murky (sic)." 

"He released numerous documents without removing names of confidential sources, putting their lives in jeopardy (sic)."

At the time, WikiLeaks refuted the above Big Lies, saying:

Its "goal is to bring important news and information to the public," adding: 

"We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists (our electronic drop box)." 

"One of our most important activities is to publish original source material alongside our news stories so readers and historians alike can see evidence of the truth."

Anonymous sources are protected, not revealed. 

"Like other media outlets conducting investigative journalism, we accept (but do not solicit) anonymous sources of information." 

"Unlike other outlets, we provide a high security anonymous drop box fortified by cutting-edge cryptographic information technologies (to protect) our sources."

Given political asylum in Ecuador's London embassy in 2012, the Moreno regime revoked it in cahoots with hegemon USA in April 2019.

Since forcefully dragged from its embassy by UK police and isolated under harsh conditions in London's Belmarsh prison at the behest of Trump regime hardliners, life for Assange has been a living hell.

Hegemon USA wants him extradited to face kangaroo court injustice and confinement for life under harsh supermax conditions.

His legal team appealed to the UK High Court of Justice to prevent extradition to the empire of lies for spurious reasons.

Since unjustly imprisoned three-and-a-half years ago, he suffered a stroke and neurological damage.

Harsh prison confinement is killing him slowly.

On November 28 by open letter, the NYT, London Guardian, France's Le Monde, Spain's El Pais and Germany's Der Spiegel displayed the height of hypocrisy.

Jointly calling for the Biden regime to "end its prosecution of Julian Assange" followed over a decade of supporting his crucification for the crime of investigative journalism as it should be. 

Like other MSM, the above infamous five are mouthpieces for wealth, power and privilege.

They support crimes of state by regimes for which they provide press agent services.

They scorn press freedom when diverges from the fabricated official narrative.

Since Russia launched its liberating SMO to halt years of aggression by Ukraine, the dominant 4th estate has gone all-out to support the scourge of Nazism infesting its ruling regime under US-installed puppet rule.

Having long ago lost credibility, they can't be taken seriously on any major issues.

They're mortal enemies of truth, full disclosure and journalism as it should be.

Expressing support for press freedom on behalf of Julian Assange belatedly is way too little, too late by instruments of managed news misinformation and disinformation.

Their daily fake news editions show hostility toward journalism as it should be, what's virtually banned by their management and editors.

Where were they when Assange was unjustifiably indicted in 2018 under the long ago outdated 1917 Espionage Act — followed by a superseding 18-count 2019 indictment, then an updated one in 2020, all of the above based on spurious charges with no legitimacy?

The Times, other infamous five broadsheets and MSM across the board should be indicted for proliferating fake news over the real thing in daily editions — for Big Lies and mass deception at the expense of truth and full disclosure.

The Obama/Biden, Trump and illegitimate Biden regimes should be indicted on multiple counts of flagrant international law breaches — domestically and worldwide.

On what relates to the crucification of Assange without just cause, the Trump regime bears most guilt.

His CIA director and secretary of state, Pompeo, falsely called WikiLeaks a "non-state hostile service."

He falsely said the following about Assange and Edward Snowden:

"They care nothing about the lives they put at risk or the damage they cause to national security (sic)."

He slammed First Amendment rights — without which all others are threatened — saying:

"We can no longer allow Assange and his colleagues the latitude to use free speech values against us."

He virtually called the most important of all rights "a perversion of what our Constitution stands for (sic)," adding:

"It ends now," with no further elaboration.

When holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for years, Pompeo reportedly discussed  possible ways to kidnap or kill Assange.

In London's Belmarsh prison, his life-force is being slowly extinguished.

If released from his living hell at this time, he most likely will never be the same as he once was physically, mentally and emotionally from what he endured — as ordered by the empire of lies and forever wars.