Calling Assange a Narcissist Misses the Point

Cockburn, Patrick
http://www.counterpunch.org/2019/04/15/calling-assange-a-narcissist-misses-the-point/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  15/04/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23625

Personal attacks on Assange are used to discredit his work publicizing war crimes and the truth behind pro-war propaganda.

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Jeremy Corbyn is correct to say that the affair is all about "the extradition of Julian Assange to the US for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan." But, within hours of Assange’s detention, it was clear that nobody much cared about innocent people dying in the streets of Baghdad or in the villages of Afghanistan and Assange has already become a political weapon in the poisonous political confrontation over Brexit with Corbyn’s support for Assange enabling Conservatives to claim that he is a security risk.

Lost in this dog-fight is what Assange and WikiLeaks really achieved and why it was of great importance in establishing the truth about wars being fought on our behalf in which hundreds of thousands of people have been killed....

These are the sort of facts that the US and UK governments try to conceal and which Assange and WikiLeaks have repeatedly revealed. Readers should keep this in mind when they are told that Assange has narcissistic personality or was not treating his cat properly. If his personal vices were a hundred times more serious than alleged, would they really counterbalance – and perhaps even discredit – the monstrosities he sought to unmask?
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