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News Updates from Citizens For Legitimate Government

News Updates from Citizens For Legitimate Government

16 Dec 2010

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Assange reflects on 'time in solitary confinement, in the bottom of a Victorian prison' --WikiLeaks chief freed on bail after supporters raise £240,000 surety Compilation by Lori Price 16 Dec 2010 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been released after being granted bail at the High Court. He spoke outside Westminster Magistrates' Court after being let out, despite an unsuccessful appeal being lodged against the decision. "It's great to smell the fresh air of London again," he said. "Thank you to all the people around the world who had faith in me and have supported my team while I have been away." He also thanked the British justice system and members of the press who had not been "taken in", adding he would "continue my work and continue to protest my innocence". [See: Video of Julian Assange's Statement After His Release on Bail.]

WikiLeaks: BP Secretive Over Earlier Blowout 16 Dec 2010 U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks say British oil company BP experienced a blow-out in oil-rich Azerbaijan 18 months before a similar disastrous incident in the Gulf of Mexico, but shielded information around the event. The classified cables reveal that shortly after the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshi field gas leak, BP was "exceptionally circumspect in disseminating information" on the problem both to the public and its ACG partners. Another cable states that BP thought a "bad cement job" was behind the leak -- similar to the problem the British company believed was partly behind the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe which left 11 dead and caused the largest offshore oil spill in history.

U.S. missile-defense test fails over Pacific --Test was a repeat of a failed exercise in January 15 Dec 2010 A test of the sole U.S. defense against long-range ballistic missiles failed on Wednesday, the second failure in a row involving the system managed by Boeing Co, the Defense Department said. "The Missile Defense Agency was unable to achieve a planned intercept of a ballistic missile target during a test over the Pacific Ocean today," Richard Lehner, an agency spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement. The miss brought the so-called ground-based midcourse defense's batting record to eight intercepts out of 15 tries, as reckoned by the Missile Defense Agency.

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