Eric Zuesse – The Extraordinarily Deceived US and UK Publics about Julian Assange

The Extraordinarily Deceived US and UK Publics about Julian Assange

The Only International Poll that Sampled Many Countries Simultaneously about Assange or his WikiLeaks so as to Be Able to Compare the Opinions Internationally was by Reuters, Headlining on 26 April 2011 WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is Not A Criminal, Global Poll, and It showed that By Far the Most Hostile Public in Opposing WikiLeaks was in America, the Only Public that was More Anti WikiLeaks than Pro. 61% of Americans Opposed WikiLeaks, and the Second Worst was in UK, 38% Opposed. Third Worst was Canada, 33%. Fourth Worst Poland at 32%. The Four Most Favorable to Wikileaks were South Africa 12%, and then India, Russia, and Spain Tied at 15%.

Subsequently, on 19 September 2022, Morning Consult Headlined Many in the West Support Assange’s Leaks, and Few Want Him Extradited to US and Reported their Pollings in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and US Lowest Approval of Assange was in Both UK and US, So Again Those were the Two Worst. Their Report said,

On the Question of Extraditing Assange, There is A Lack of Support across Europe’s Five Largest Economies and Australia. Only 21% in Australia Back Extradition, Compared with 46% Who Oppose It, but It’s Germans Who are Most against the iIdea. Just 18% Want to See Assange’s Extradition Go Ahead, Compared with 52% Who said It should Not. Opposition Outweighs Support by 12 Percentage Points in France, 13 Points in Spain and 27 Points in Italy.

Only Americans are Far More Likely to Back Extradition than Not, Support is at 40%, Almost Double the 21% of Adults Who are Opposed. In the United Kingdom, Support for Extradition also Outweighs Opposition, but the Gap is Much Narrower, 30% of UK Adults support Assange’s Extradition, Compared with 26% Who Oppose It. But Many in Both Countries said They have No Opinion, 39% in the United States and 44% in the United Kingdom.

In Fact, across Each Country Surveyed, Sizable Portions said They have Little Knowledge or No Opinion

Inside the US, There were Other Pollings.

On 17 April 2019, I headlined By 3 to 1, Americans Want Assange Prosecuted and Reported Two YouGov Polls, 2019 and 2018, Both of Which Showed High American Hostility toward Assange Personally.

Then, There were These Polls in America.

The Hill – Poll, Democrats More Likely to View Assange as Having Committed Espionage

35% of Democratic Registered Voters in the July 20 – 21 Survey said Assange Committed Espionage. ()
24 % of Republican Voters said Assange Committed Espionage.
Females were Far More Anti Assange than were Males.

The Hill, 28 July 2021

YouGov – Do You Have A Favorable or an Unfavorable Opinion of Julian Assange?

YouGov Surveyed 4814 US Adults


Very Favorable 10%
Somewhat Favorable 18% That’s 28% Favorable
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 12% That’s 27% Unfavorable
Not Sure 46%


13, 24 Versus 17, 13, Only 32 Unsure That’s 37% | 30%


7, 12, Versus 13, 10, .With 59 Unsure  That’s 19% | 23%

So, Males were More Favorable toward Assange than Females were.

YouGov, 26 June 2024

Rasmussen Report – Just 12% View Julian Assange as Hero

Americans Voters have Decidedly Mixed Views on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s recent release from custody.

The latest Rasmussen Reports National Telephone and Online Survey Finds that Only 12% of Likely US Voters Consider Assange A Hero, while 31% View him as A Villain, 45% say he’s Somewhere in Between and 12% are Not Sure.

Rasmussen Report, 3 July 2024

And here is A Video Which Shows What the Entire Matter has Actually Been About

DW Documentary – Julian Assange and the Dark Secrets of War

Published 5 jul 2024

On June 25, 2024, WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange was Able to Walk Free Following A Deal with the US Government. Does this Surprising End to the Publisher’s Many Years of Criminal Prosecution and Imprisonment signal A Positive Outcome for Press Freedom?

Turkish Journalist Can Dündar, Who was Also Imprisoned on Similar Charges in Turkey and Now Lives In Exile in Germany, Followed the Assange Case for the Last Six Months before his Release. Dündar Sees It as the Most Important Trial for Press Freedom in this Century. In this Documentary, Dündar decides Not to Focus on the Controversial Figure of Assange, but Instead on his Most Controversial PublicationCollateral Murder”, A Video which shows Possible War Crimes Committed by US Soldiers in 2007 in an Attack in Baghdad during the Iraq War. The Recording shows Journalists and Iraqi Civilians being Gunned Down by US Soldiers in an Apache Helicopter. Dündar’s Investigations Take him from Iceland to the US and Iraq, As he Follows the Story of the Infamous Video. He Tracks Down One of the Only Two Iraqi Survivors of the Attack, A Boy Who was 10 Years Old at the Time, and A US Soldier Who was Directly Involved in the Incident. Dündar Invited the tTwo to Meet for the First Time 17 Years Later. The Encounter makes the Disturbing Long Term Consequences of War and the Lasting Pain on Both Sides Vividly Apparent. Following the Publication of the Video, the US Military Conducted an Internal Investigation, After Which None of the Soldiers were Brought to Trial. For Julian Assange, However, it was A Different Story, It was the First Time in American History that Publishing Information the Government Considered Secret was Successfully Treated as A Crime. Dündar was Able to Accompany Julian Assange’s Wife, Stella, and Their Two Children on One of Their Last Visits to Belmarsh Maximum Security Prison and to the Hearings at Britain’s High Court. Although Assange is Now Free, Dündar Asks What the Ruling Means for Journalism. What will Happen if Journalists around the World Stop Reporting on War Crimes, Corruption or Government Wrongdoing for Fear of Conviction under an Espionage Law? The Long Term Implications of the Assange Case are Only Just Beginning to Emerge. The Film Tells A Gripping and Highly Topical Story about the Fight for Fruth.

In 2010 Assange Receives Video Which he Knows That for him to Present Publicly Might Create Enormous Retaliation against him from the US Government. It shows the US Government Authorizing Its Iraq Snipers to Machine Gun to Death 9 Civilians Who are Conversing Together on the Street, and the Instruction to them is “Light ‘em All Up” then Making Unambiguously Clear the Instruction, “Come On, Fire!Immediately Rollowed by the Rat A Tat Tat and All of the Targets Collapsing to the Street, but One Running Away As the Firing Continues and Then he Too Falls to the Ground Dead. It is Clearly an International War Crime, and is So Graphic that Forever After, the US Government Aimed Only to Destroy Assange, Just Like he Feared would Happen from his Publishing that Evidence.

The US Government has Consistently Lied about Why They Destroyed him, and So It Got this Lie from him that he had CommittedEspionage”, and Got his Promise Never Again to Offend Them, but this Video was the Actual Reason Why They did It, and As is Clear Ever since 20 March 2003, All Who Trust the US Government Believe Its Lies Again and Again and Again without Limit, and Never Learn but are Permanent Fools for the US Government.

So, That is What this Matter has Really Been All About. The US Government Prohibits the Clear Evidence of a US International Crime to Become Published, and Demands that Any Violator will Suffer Intensely, So As to Terrify any Other Journalist Who might Consider Violating this Demand. That’s It. Everything Else is Propaganda.

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Deutsche Welle, 5 July 2024

Investigative Historian Eric Zuesse’s Latest Book, AMERICA’S EMPIRE OF EVIL, Hitler’s Posthumous Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to Change, is About How America Took Over the World after World War II in Order to Enslave It to US and Allied Billionaires. Their Cartels Extract the World’s Wealth by Control of Not Only their ‘NewsMedia but the Social ‘Sciences’, duping the Public.
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