And wow Ctrl-F "verb nazi" in that thread is right out. Not even remotely cool.
That thread's had some of the site's mouthiest, most argumentative people participating. People allowed to be that way... are gonna be that way.
No what was ridiculous about the thread was "the people professing skepticism of Assange's guilt" jumped straight to conspiracy theories involving CIA black ops units influencing a famously neutral country before all the facts came out.
Just saw the title of this post. "Dirty tricks" is apparently the default for male computer nerds on the internet. Disgusting and utterly misogynic. Like famous men on power trips are totally unheard of. No, the sluts are in CIA's pocket amirite?
Too bad you have a thread casually throwing around terms like "rape", "sluts", and "fucking a slave". Pretty nasty.
but the molestation charge stands.
I was pointing out how disgusting it is to imply a conspiracy, and thus automatically mistrust the accusers, in the thread title. Which I didn't misunderstand, btw.
So enlighten me, Mr Not-an-ass, who are supposed to be behind the dirty tricks? The scientologists? Space lizards?
Mistrusting alleged rape or molestation victims, as a default, may wind up some people who don't like that kind of thing. They may even use sarcasm to express their anger.
mr.marx does have a point in that there are real accusers, and enough details seem to have leaked out about them to suggest that someone close to the situation would be able to identify at least one of them as a real person with a real relationship to the accused.
All suggestions that this is a "dirty trick" or anything of the sort (I'm pretty sure there was an early-thread reference to the C.I.A. hiring hookers, forgive me if I'm wrong)
Wikipedia: The Afghan War Diary.
Der Spiegel: Explosive Leaks Provide Image of War from Those Fighting It.
New York Times: Piecing Together the Reports, and Deciding What to Publish.
The Guardian: Afghan War Logs: What Did We Learn?
AP: WikiLeaks To Publish New Documents.
Wired: WikiLeaks Posts Mysterious ‘Insurance’ File".