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A response to Michael C Zala

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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Dec 23, 2010 at 22:25

Mr. Michael Zala ,

Thanks for your explaination. Now let me tell you my reasons for why Assange is a hero . When you say that information coming out of Wikileaks may endanger lives then I must say that Wikileaks has worked as a messenger and a messenger should not be considered "a criminal".

Any terrorist attack that comes upon the Americans is a direct result of AMerican foreign policy in West Asia. Suppose you are a Pakistani teen-ager at the age of 15-16. Now you are celebrating the wedding of your relatives in your village along with your family members. Now an American drone comes in the sky and just kills all your family members within a matter of seconds. Now if you consider yourself a resonable,decent enough human being (which from your post I belive you do) what would be your response ? Obviously you would take up arms to avenge those who have done such great harms to you.

Now Wikileaks is a messenger which is giving us all these information like these. I can only praise Assange for that. I believe you American people are responsible for blindly loving your country too much without analyzing how much wrong your nation is perpetrating upon this World. So if you want to be safe and secure do change your foreign policy. Do you get it ?

Another point if west can celebrate a lunatic , Western lackey like Liu Xiaobo ( whose main credit is to complain that why China was not colonized for about 300 years by any Western nation) then why the rest of the World can not celebrate someone like Julian Assange who at least have shown the courage to fight the imperialism in our age and time. ( For details on why Liu Xiaobo does not deserve any serious notice read this article http://www.counterpunch.org/tariq12132010.html)

As per as Indian nation is concerned , unlike you I am not irrational. If Wikileaks exposes wrong deeds by my own countrymen I would condemn them and if it leads to wrong conclusions for my country so be it. Truth must always prevail come what may. Do you get it or not ?


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