darren.greer3 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 12:54:31 UTC 2010
>Moreover, sex assault charges as bogus as they may be in fact and in
principle ("My consent was not free, as I was not informed at the time of
the intercourse that he was sleeping as well with my best friend...") do not
offer the kind of martyrdom amplification that espionnage charges,
kidnapping or assassination may involve; and imply as well a welcome stigma
on the target.<
He was arrested this morning in the U.K. Even my father, not exactly a
political radical, laughed at how transparent the timing. I agree with
Stefano -- the charges are perfect in terms of stigmatizing him. Who cares
if he's a champion of free speech or freedom of information or a new
transparency? The important thing is he's a pervert, so nothing he does or
says can be taken seriously. And sexual assault charges have an
added benefit -- those with such charges against them are almost always
viewed as guilty by the majority whether proven innocent in court or not.
Michael Jackson is a good example.
2010/12/7 Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com>
> On 6 December 2010 17:37, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
>> I mighta missed it in all the noise, but I never heard he was wanted for
>> spilling secrets. Has any nation actually issued an arrest warrant for
>> that? I heard he was wanted in one of the Islamic countries (Sweden?) for
>> sexual assault, but not for leaking classified info.
> Why, I would say that the important thing to the US, both in terms of
> damage control and of deterrence of such initiatives, is to get him framed,
> if possible by a non-US law enforcement agency, wouldn't it?
> Moreover, sex assault charges as bogus as they may be in fact and in
> principle ("My consent was not free, as I was not informed at the time of
> the intercourse that he was sleeping as well with my best friend...") do not
> offer the kind of martyrdom amplification that espionnage charges,
> kidnapping or assassination may involve; and imply as well a welcome stigma
> on the target.
> Stefano Vaj
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