Michael Robbo's "LEST WE FORGET" is a Powerful Video Clip in defence of Julian Assange !
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Michael Robbo describes how much persuasion it took for the Queen to attend to a monumental disaster and that she regretted later on very much, that she didn't respond earlier.
Here is a quote:
"I am sure that deep regret and deep shame will land on us if Julian Assange dies in prison or is extradited to the US. On that sad day this government (Australia) will have to admit. "We did virtually nothing to save him." So what can I do, to turn that around, I thought, before it IS too late? Perhaps a video letter to MPs will bring them to join Andrew Wilkie who has already mustered ten other MPs in support of Assange's release but needs many more to sway the Government." (Michael Robbo)
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Dear Christians, Please share this with your Ministers as well. That sad day could possibly apply to you and me and the church in general. 6000 of us have joined an international prayer group. In our prayers we are with Assange and our Leaders in Politics and in Church. We are praying for the Queen, The Governor General, Prime Minister Morrison ... We trust that once all the true information is out many more hearts will soften. WATCH @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a9BI28GRX0
(Full Text and lighly and partially edited YouTube Machine Transcript below)
Michael Rubbo wrote:
Lest we Regret is a prediction. I am sure that deep regret and deep shame will land on us if Julian Assange dies in prison or is extradited to the US. He himself is saying that might happen, so low he is, both physically and mentally. On that sad day this government will have to admit. "We did virtually nothing to save him." So what can I do, to turn that around, I thought, before it IS too late? Perhaps a video letter to MPs will bring them to join Andrew Wilkie who has already mustered ten other MPs in support of Assange's release but needs many more to sway the Government. We know this movement is significant since the MP number is widely reported overseas even as it is also noted how Lille Australia has done for it's citizen so far.. If you agree with the Lest we Regret idea I hope you'll send this video to your own MP to start this initiative.
00:01 Dear members of parliament
I'm sure many 00:05 of you like me have been watching this 00:07 great series on Netflix called the crown 00:11 if you got to season 3 episode 2 you 00:16 would have seen the story about Alba 00:17 Fong and the Welsh village witch in 00:20 October 1966 a slag heap from the mine 00:26 tailings roared down this slope and 00:30 buried a hundred and sixteen children in 00:33 the primary school incredible tragedy 00:38 the Prime Minister Harold Wilson went 00:41 the Duke of Edinburgh went Lord Snowden 00:45 went the Prime Minister pleaded with the 00:48 Queen to go to the scene of the accident 00:51 she said no he came back from going 00:54 himself asked again 00:57 she said NO again from the Friday right 01:00 through the following week it took 8 01:03 days 8 days of her saying NO and then 01:07 finally she decided to go and arrived at 01:11 Alba farm after the 116 little coffins 01:17 the little ones were already covered 01:20 over the point of me telling you this is 01:26 that the Queen said afterwards that in all her long reign the thing she's regretted the most was not responding to that tragedy.
(...) I thought look here we have you know Julian Assange, this this man who's facing this black avalanche coming down on him for inconvenient truths told, that have infuriated the world's greatest power, an avalanche that is going to bury him and I think that both sides of our government will in the not-too-distant future realize that their greatest regret was that they didn't lift a finger to save him. Are you the politicians of this country like the Queen going to regret , deeply regret that you did nothing ? What do you think actually it would take to get our prime minister to say something like this:
Yes it's true that I've said Julian 02:34 Assange must face the music but recently 02:39 it's come to our attention that this man 02:42 in Belmarsh prison is very sick he may 02:47 have suffered psychological torture his 02:50 teeth are bad he's in virtual isolation 02:53 his condition is so problematic that 02:57 when he was in court recently he could 02:59 hardly voice his own name so we rethink 03:03 on my part has to face the music in 03:07 February extradition hearings but he 03:10 also has to be in good shape for that 03:13 the best shape possible if it would be 03:16 like he's being sent into the ring with 03:19 two hands tied behind his back so I've 03:23 decided that my government will do all 03:25 that we can to get him out with the idea 03:28 that he must prepare that he must get 03:31 his health back that he must be off to 03:33 associate with his lawyers wherever he 03:35 wants he doesn't even have access to a 03:38 computer at the month with internet 03:40 connection to be with his friends to eat 03:43 well to war to get sunlight all the 03:46 things that we as Australians would 03:48 expect in terms of getting ready for 03:51 some great ordeal because yes there is 03:54 an evidence bearing down on mr. Assange 03:57 and he could be buried so what would it take do you think to get the Prime Minister to say something like that ?
I think it needs you lot (Aussie MP's &Senators) to join the wonderful initiative of Andrew Wilkie 04:14 and ten other MPs to say we got to get 04:18 this guy out and home 04:20 and I think if you don't and if we don't 04:22 do that , there will come a time very soon 04:25 when all of us deeply deeply regret our 04:30 inaction - that we didn't lift a finger to 04:33 help him 04:33 I mean the sky is a shining light he's 04:38 released millions of documents and not a 04:40 single one has ever been proved untrue 04:45 what an achievement that is in this era 04:49 of faith news not any of that but 04:53 there's never been any proof that 04:55 anything he released has led to 04:57 somebody's harm compare that with the 05:01 track record of his accusers who was so 05:03 embarrassed by what he's exposed that 05:07 they want him dead 05:08 this man is exemplary but you don't 05:12 believe that and I think you know the 05:15 upper father story was so impressive 05:17 because the episode shows you the 05:19 children beforehand you get to empathize 05:22 with them well I think you have to 05:24 empathize with the younger Julien he's 05:27 an old man now but 10 years ago he's 05:30 almost a boy and I want you to watch him 05:33 how he handled the release of WikiLeaks 05:37 most explosive offering the Collateral 05:40 Murder video I want you to see that 05:43 because I think you'll change your 05:44 opinion about this man if you see that 05:47 just to remind you of what you see in 05:50 this video 05:51 a bunch of men walking along a Baghdad 05:53 Street in 2007 seemingly without a care 05:57 in the world 05:58 while over them a helicopter gunship 06:01 decides against the evidence of drones 06:04 eyes as they carry a weapon 06:12 the men get mowed down one of them 06:17 survives a journalist and he's crawling 06:20 along the pavement as the gun is above 06:23 debate whether or not they could and 06:26 should shoot him they don't at that 06:29 moment but soon when a van drives up and 06:32 a good Samaritans hop out to help him 06:35 everybody gets killed and two little 06:38 children visible in the front sheet are 06:42 also wounded what did you make of the 06:46 the reaction to it in the media of the 06:50 mainstream media so initially on the TV 06:55 networks there was an attempt to 06:59 immediately downplay this so for example 07:02 CNN Wolf Blitzer only showed they didn't 07:07 they took the first segment which is not 07:10 the most appalling on the first attack 07:12 and then blanked out all the shooting 07:14 then for CNN and NBC there was I think a 07:22 sort of internal revolt by journalists 07:25 who were seeing other journalists mowed 07:28 down in the streets of Baghdad so a push 07:33 back against the editorial management 07:36 management decision to treat it so 07:39 briefly and in such a biased way so the 07:42 next day saw a richer discussion 07:49 and then it flipped then enormous 07:57 editorial space both in the printed 07:59 press and in TV press opened up the 08:02 military apologists and no space opened 08:05 up for anyone else including people with 08:08 new facts including the soldiers on the 08:12 ground who were there the only 08:14 english-speaking witnesses Ethan McCord 08:17 Ethan McCord is a soldier about 30 years 08:22 old was in the ground unit and they 08:26 marched in and arrived where the bodies 08:29 were in the shooting of Brandt and Ethan 08:34 heard the child crying in the van myself 08:38 and another soldier a 20 year old 08:40 private walked up to the passenger side 08:43 band and looked inside the private that 08:46 I was with real back begin to vomit and 08:48 quickly ran away what I saw when I 08:52 looked in the van was a small girl about 08:53 four years old on the passenger side of 08:55 the bench seat she had a severe belly 08:57 wound and was covered in glass the glass 09:03 was in her hair and also in her eyes 09:06 next to her half on the floorboard with 09:09 his head rested on the seat was a boy 09:12 about seven years old he wasn't moving 09:15 and from the severe wound to the right 09:17 side of his head my first thought was 09:19 that he was dead and the driver's seat 09:22 was whoo I immediately concluded it must 09:24 have been these children's followed by 09:25 the way he was hunched over the children 09:27 in a protective manner 09:30 there was no way that the father 09:32 survived I immediately to grab the 09:35 little girl in spring for a medic 09:36 I pulled as much glass from the little 09:38 girl's eyes as I could so that she can 09:40 blink the whole time thinking talk 09:43 what the fuck these are babies see my 09:49 son was born May 31st 2007 I have yet to 09:51 see him and I had a daughter who was 09:54 barely older than this girl I looked 09:58 inside the van again that the boy just 10:00 moved 10:01 holy shit the boy just moved I grabbed 10:07 the boy from the van and held him 10:09 against my chest I was screaming at this 10:12 point the boys alive the boys alive I 10:15 started running to the Bradley in hopes 10:17 that it wasn't leaving at this point the 10:22 boy looked up at me then his eyes rolled 10:27 back my heart sunk it's okay I have you 10:32 it's going to be okay don't die don't 10:34 die my emotions were taking over the 10:41 very thing that the army taught us not 10:43 to do in a war I was doing my humanity 10:46 and love for the human race was 10:48 overcoming everything they taught me my 10:51 mind was reeling the thoughts 10:53 controlling every ounce of me it was 10:56 then I decided I needed to go see a 10:57 mental health counselor I went to a 10:59 staff sergeant who was in my line I 11:01 asked to speak with them when I told him 11:03 my feelings and how I was unable to deal 11:05 properly in the army sense with what I 11:09 had just witnessed his response was you 11:12 need to suck that shit up quit being a 11:14 pussy and get the sand out of your 11:15 vagina he's tried quite hard to draw 11:20 attention to what happened 11:22 because at the very same time that he 11:24 was trying to get his story across 11:29 editorial space was being given to 11:32 military apologists they were just you 11:35 know war is hard and so this is a kind 11:38 of tip of an awful iceberg and 11:40 as much a Ethan McCord and one of his 11:44 fellow soldiers who were in that ground 11:46 unit they say that they were surprised 11:49 it was this video that leaked because 11:52 there are many many worse incidences and 11:55 this was a sort of everyday occurrence 11:58 when you're in an Apache with a zoom 12:02 lens that can show you people's face 12:04 from one mile up in the sky and you have 12:07 a thirty millimeter cannon and you shoot 12:09 and there's no effect against you you 12:14 can't even hear the screams and when you 12:17 get back to base there's no discipline 12:19 procedures against you when this happens 12:22 every day the days you know for a year 12:25 of course it's incredibly corrupting.
So does that do it for you in terms of re-evaluating this fellow citizen of ours Julian Assange seeing what a good person he is and would you now seriously please think of joining andrew Wilkie's great initiative and for everybody else please send this to your MP so we can all feel it was worthwhile saying lest we regret !
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