Wikileaks co-founder is on his way to a screening trial of politicians desperate for votes
After several years on the run from various governments, Wikileaks editor Julian Assange now seems to be on his way to the United States, where he can expect to face a show trial during the election year built on a mountain of media-backed lies.
This week, the British Home Office announcedwith no small degree of irony, that the extradition of Assange to the United States, where he is wanted for his role in leaking thousands of sensitive government documents, would not infringe on his “right to a fair trial and … freedom of speech.”
This is fresh considering that it is precisely the issue of ‘freedom of expression’ that made the Australian-born editor and activist the world’s most wanted man in the first place. It is difficult to calculate what effect Assange’s extradition, if it were to occur, would have on press freedom around the world. The word “chilla” will come to mind.
Julian Assange’s major outbreak on the world stage occurred in 2010, when WikiLeaks published nearly 750,000 classified military and diplomatic documents from US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.
Undoubtedly the most devastating batch was The Iraqi War Logs, which represents the largest military leak in US history. The documents provided indisputable evidence that US and British officials had deceived the world when they claimed that there was no official compilation of civilian deaths in the Iraq war. In a user-friendly dashboard, Wikileaks allowed millions of people to locate 66,081 civilian deaths out of a total of 109,000 deaths between January 1, 2004 and December 1, 2009. This is the kind of openness that few military personnel appreciate.
Although the revelations about Iraqi civilian deaths were shocking, they were not necessarily surprising. After all, by this time, the American public had already been introduced to eerie places such as Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, humanitarian no-go zones where torture and ill-treatment of prisoners drew back the curtain.
a sick and twisted side of the military mind that few could have imagined. In addition, there was no way for the United States to speak out on these charges, which were there for all to see in black and white.
What, then, has really made Julian Assange the most wanted man in the United States, risking up to 175 years in prison just for playing a messenger? Let us not forget that other news outlets, including The Guardian, the New York Times and Der Spiegel, among many others, also published the condemning information, but it is Assange who is being prosecuted for espionage in the United States.
What is the real reason why Julian Assange was forced to seek protection in June 2012 at the Ecuadorian embassy in London after Sweden issued an arrest warrant for allegations of sexual abuse that have since lost? Maybe it has more to do with his revelation of illegal activity within the Democratic Party than some exaggerated deaths and atrocities on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan?
Ahead of the 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, WikiLeaks released a devastating amount of emails that were either hacked or leaked from Clinton’s email account for the campaign. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) tried to hide the damage by promoting the story that “Russian hackers” had infiltrated the organization’s computers. Meanwhile, the more “conspiratorial” explanation is that they were delivered to WikiLeaks via a DNC employee. More on that later.
One consequence of the leaking pipe system, in addition to seriously damaging Clinton’s presidential election, was that it forced DNC President Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign. Embarrassingly, the emails showed Democrats working to undermine the campaign of Bernie Sanders, a fellow Democratic nominee, in an effort to bolster Clinton.
But history, at least for Democrats, is getting worse.
Less than a week before the election, WikiLeaks released another batch of DNC emails, this time showing that interim DNC president Donna Brazile (a CNN contributor who took over for the disgraced Wasserman Schultz) had fed questions to the Clinton camp to be asked during a CNN town hall debate against Trump. As for “endangering US democracy,” the Russians had nothing to do with it. In fact, many angry voters demanded that Clinton lose the presidency to Trump before any elections were even held.
A heavy footnote to this story is how Julian Assange and WikiLeaks received DNC emails in the first place. On one side is the story that “Russian hackers” had cracked the DNC computers; on the other hand, that an internal source within the DNC sent away the material. As for the second possibility, just days before the DNC email scandal broke, a DNC chief named Seth Rich was shot down on the streets of Washington, DC. This led conspiracy theorists to speculate that the young man may have been the source of the leak. Rich was assassinated on July 10, while WikiLeaks published the first of its DNC material on July 22.
Although Assange refused to name the source of the DNC emails, it did not go unnoticed that WikiLeaks Posted a $ 20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer or killers of Mr. Rich.
Finally, it is truly the greatest coincidence that Julian Assange can be paraded in chains along Pennsylvania Avenue in the middle of a tense election year, and at a time when Democrats desperately need a good distraction from the accumulating bad news, mostly in the economic field. front.
And as everyone knows, and no one better than Donald J. Trump, no one is more enthusiastic about hosting show trials than the Democratic Party. Should Assange’s appeal process fail and he be extradited to the United States, no one should be surprised when the mainstream media, loyal to the Democratic Party, forgets that the prisoner in front of them is a fellow journalist with a duty to call out government crimes, because he sees him. as the individual who may have cost Hillary Clinton the throne in 2016 against the abominable Orange Man.
Julian Assange can not expect any justice in the United States, not even any sympathy, why London should never have agreed to extradite him to the Empire of Lies in the first place.