Morning girls and guys! There’s plenty happening out there. Both sides of politics continue on the faux-election hustings debating the carbon tax, it’s still ridiculously cold (at least it is here) and Julian Assange is back in court. Yup, check it out:
London’s Royal Court of Justice was back in session with the extradition case of Julian Assange, expected to last two days. Assange angered the United States of America when his WikiLeaks organisaiton began releasing hundreds of thousands of classified documents relating mostly to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But it’s sexual assault charges he’s fighting in Sweden, and for which he may be extradited. His supporters say they’re either trump charges or the prosecution over there is being politically manipulated … so that he may eventually be sent to the United States. Who knows? A judge in the current case says he was ‘misled’ and that ut appeared the sex acts of which Assange has been accused were consensual and ‘not violent and forceful’ as had been alleged. In the meantime, Assange is working from a wealthy support’s mansion outside of London and has to report to police on bail.
It wasn’t meant to happen. The United States Government trumpeted the fact it’s highly graded (but not undercover) intelligence agent who led the hunt against Osama bin Laden was just out of frame of that famous photo that showed President Obama and Hillary Clinton bent over in nervous anticipation. The only problem was they didn’t crop out part of the man’s tie and a blogger then sifted through other photos on the White House’s Flickr feed to find an image of the unreasonably tall, yellow tie wearing official. Oops.