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The 'Julian Assange' index: another evidence that Elizabeth Warren is establishment's last resort

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We should be grateful to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks for uncovering the ruthless and ugly face of the establishment. For the exposure of the biggest war crimes by the US empire in the Iraq war. For the exposure of the dirty war by the DNC against Bernie Sanders, and many more.

But even now, being in this extremely hard situation because of the absolutely inhuman treatment by this imperialistic crypto-fascist regime, Assange remarkably becomes the cause that forces more masks to fall.

Therefore, the 'Julian Assange' index can even help us identify the real and the fake progressives.

As The Intercept reported:

The Justice Department filed 17 charges against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange on Thursday, deploying the controversial Espionage Act as a cudgel against First Amendment protections and press freedom. It’s the first time the U.S. government has used the Espionage Act to prosecute a publisher, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

[...]

Let me be clear: it is a disturbing attack on the First Amendment for the Trump administration to decide who is or is not a reporter for the purposes of a criminal prosecution,” [Bernie] Sanders wrote in a tweet Friday afternoon after The Intercept contacted his office for comment. “Donald Trump must obey the Constitution, which protects the publication of news about our government.

[Elizabeth] Warren distanced herself from Assange but condemned the Justice Department’s move to curtail press freedom. “Assange is a bad actor who has harmed U.S. national security — and he should be held accountable,” Warren said in a statement. “But Trump should not be using this case as a pretext to wage war on the First Amendment and go after the free press who hold the powerful accountable everyday.

Essentially, Warren did not just "distanced herself" from Julian Assange. She made a totally unacceptable statement on him. And it is actually quite shocking because the phrase “Assange is a bad actor who has harmed U.S. national security — and he should be held accountable,” is something we should expect to come out from a neocon/neoliberal mouth, not from the mouth of a real progressive.

What's perhaps even more disturbing, is that Warren's whole statement fits perfectly the narrative propagated by the golden mouthpieces of the liberal media. They don't consider Assange a journalist, yet they condemn Trump's war on First Amendment only because they fear that he may go after them too.

As we wrote recently, the last option - and apparently more risky for the establishment - is Elizabeth Warren, who stands somewhere inside the 'Twilight Zone' between the real progressives and the corporate Democrats. We also wrote that Elizabeth Warren is considered to be closer to the establishment positions and therefore could be 'handled' easier.

Therefore, such statements by Warren justify the above estimations.

So, here is another evidence that Elizabeth Warren is establishment's last resort, in case that Kamala Harris, or Joe Biden will fail to stop the real progressives, like Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard.

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  1. Anonymous2/6/19 13:39

    Lizzy Warren isn't much different from the cretin she endorsed in 2016; she is only good for the showmanship of going after bankers on the banking committee; it makes for good sound bytes, but you'll notice things she has proposed aren't all that effective. Endorsing HRC was the last straw. Doing a DNA test minus a documented genealogy put my opinion of Lizzy in the minus zero category; family legends minus a documented genealogy do not a family history make (I've been doing genealogy research for 55 years and have both proved and disproved family legends and I know the limits of what can be determined with a DNA test; I know what I'm talking about).

    I won't vote for Lizzy Warren.

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  2. Anonymous3/10/19 01:11

    Elizabeth Warren is a faux-gressive. She does not inhabit a "twilight zone" between real progressives and corporate democrats. She's in the tank with the Establishment and always has been. Her political activities are self-serving and her public & private positions are as disingenuous as her dear friend Hillary's. I won't be voting for her either.

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