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Power Versus the Press: The Extradition Cases of #Pinochet & #Assange

consortiumnews.com/2019/06/28/pow…
This article is an updated take on a piece published last year.
"Citing the aging Pinochet’s inability to stand trial, the UK in 2000 ultimately prevented him from being extradited to Spain where he would have faced prosecution for human rights abuses."
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I think we have reached dangerous levels of noxious stupidity. Here is a test that should easily allow you to gauge where you should be on #Venezuela. If you don't know any of these names, places or the history for the below questions, then you need to STFU about Venezuela.
1. Who installed #Pinochet?
2. Who props up the Saudi regime
3. Who is currently helping the Saudi's murder hundreds of thousands in #Yemen
4. Who overthrew #Allende?
5. Who overthrew #Arbenze?
6. Who installed Saddam Hussein?
7. Who illegally funded the Contras?
8. Who implemented Operation Condor in the Southern Cone?
9. Who was behind the coups of the democratically elected leaders of Argentina, Belize, Paraguay, etc.?
10. Who installed Savimbi?
11. Who invaded Iraq?

These are just a few questions that all have the same answer...
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What the mainstream media won’t tell you about the man at the centre of the US-backed #VenezuelaCoup.
#rte #BBC #UTV #ch4 #VM1 #Tg4 #Newstalk ...
#Guaido thecanary.co/global/world-a…
An uncritical MSM with no memory is critical for US foreign policy ...
None of them remember the WMD'S anymore ...
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The plethora of crimes committed during the military dictatorship of Augusto #Pinochet in Chile between 1973 and 1990 were exactly the type of abuse of power that Julian Assange would uniquely expose through #WikiLeaks
Both Assange and Pinochet have battled against extradition from the #UK, with vastly different outcomes and contrasting positions taken by the UK govt. The UK supported Pinochet, a human-rights abuser, and persecuted #Assange, a journalist who has exposed crimes of the powerful.
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