- Nov 25, 2008
- Reaction score
- British Turk
- Political Leaning
The founder of the Wikileaks website, Julian Assange, has been denied residency in Sweden, the country's migration board officials say.
They declined to give the reason, saying it was confidential.
This appears very suspicious to me. My opinions on Assange:
- Has every right to practice his journalism freely
- Allegations of rape against him are fishy
- Sweden should admit he was denied on the bases of his controversy and for no other reason. It's rather shady the Swedish government should not name a reason, i rather they where honest.
- Although i strongly believe Assange should be protected as a journalist, the fact that he intends to release documents providing names of locals who have helped coalition forces strikes me as rather pointless and distasteful, as though it is a deliberate attempt of sabotage against us and our soldiers. Who's side is he on?
It serves no civilian purpose and no public service by releasing these leaks, and instead comes across as nothing but an attempt to endanger the lives of those precious locals who seek to help us, not to mention our soldiers. If the purpose of Wikileaks is to make us more aware of things as civilians we deserve to know, this leak in particular [names of locals and future coalition strategies] is something best kept within the doors of government.
Something needs to be done about Assange, and it needs to be done now.