Wikileaks Provides An Update On The Assange Internet Outage

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It seems that the Obama administration's efforts to save the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton is finally starting to yield tangible results as WikiLeaks just provided the following update that Julian Assange was cut off from using the Internet at the Ecuadorian embassy in London effective Saturday evening.

 

Clearly the lack of internet for Assange hasn't slowed the release of Hillary's emails as Part 9 of the Podesta emails were released yesterday and Part 10 was just released a few hours ago. 

Of course, this comes just a few days after the Obama administration announced overt plans to escalate a cyber war with Russia over allegations they were behind the hacking of Hillary's private email server. 

Certainly, one has to wonder what this means for the future of Assange as clearly the Obama administration has applied sufficient pressure on the Ecuadorian government such that they have started to cave on their support of him.  Perhaps we should be checking flight logs for mysterious planes landing in Quito with billions of Swiss Francs on board.

Or perhaps, the Ecuadorian goverment prefers to "swap gold" with Hillary's other political ally, Goldman Sachs, as Bloomberg noted they did back in 2014.  Just another of the many ways that Hillary's wall street relationships have paid dividends...quid pro quo, Goldman.  

Ecuador, one of only eight countries to adopt the U.S. dollar as its official currency, swapped gold with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for liquid assets in a sign the nation is short on cash, according to Loomis Sayles & Co.

 

“It does raise a red flag,” Bianca Taylor, a sovereign analyst who helps oversee $210 billion at Loomis Sayles, said yesterday in a phone interview from Boston. “Whenever a country needs to sell or monetize its gold reserves, it’s definitely a signal that the sovereign is strapped for cash.”

 

President Rafael Correa is stepping up his search for financing at home and abroad after borrowing more than $11 billion from China since defaulting on $3.2 billion of foreign debt five years ago. Ecuador’s use of the dollar means it can’t finance deficits by printing money like other countries. Correa, a self-described revolutionary socialist, is now planning to raise about $700 million in an overseas bond sale this year and agreed to allow the International Monetary Fund to perform an economic review for the first time since 2008.

 

Ecuador’s central bank, stripped of its autonomy in a constitutional referendum a year after Correa took power in 2007, says it “invested” the gold with Goldman Sachs in return for assets that can be liquidated within seven days. The country will get the same quantity of gold back three years from now and expects to earn a profit of $16 million to $20 million from the deal, it said.

Below is what we recently wrote regarding the Obama administration's stepped up efforts targeting Russia and Assange.

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In what is looking more and more like a season finale of the HBO series "House of Cards" with each passing day, the Obama administration is now literally threatening a cyber war with Russia over allegations it was behind the hacking of Clinton's emails.  According to an exclusive NBC report, the Obama administration "is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action" (though it's unclear how exactly it's covert if Biden is announcing it to the world via an interview with Chuck Todd)  against Russia, in "retaliation for alleged" interference in the American presidential election, and has asked the CIA to draft plans for a "wide-ranging "clandestine" cyber operation designed to harass and "embarrass" the Kremlin leadership."

So now the Obama administration is overtly leveraging the full power of the United States to intimidate foreign governments, and most likely Julian Assange, in order to maintain control of the Executive Branch of the government.  Does anyone within the mainstream media see any problems with this?  Certainly Chuck Todd and NBC do not.  And notice that even the NBC article refers to "alleged" Russian interference because not a shred of evidence has been presented to prove that senior Russian officials were actually behind the hacking of Hillary's emails...but who needs facts when you have a complicit media eager to advance whatever propaganda is necessary to maintain power?   

The Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.

 

Current and former officials with direct knowledge of the situation say the CIA has been asked to deliver options to the White House for a wide-ranging "clandestine" cyber operation designed to harass and "embarrass" the Kremlin leadership.

 

The sources did not elaborate on the exact measures the CIA was considering, but said the agency had already begun opening cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation. Former intelligence officers told NBC News that the agency had gathered reams of documents that could expose unsavory tactics by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

Vice President Joe Biden told "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd on Friday that "we're sending a message" to Putin and that "it will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact."

 

When asked if the American public will know a message was sent, the vice president replied, "Hope not."

Former CIA officers interviewed by NBC said that there is a long history of the White House plotting potential cyber attacks against Russia.  That said, none of them were ultimately carried out because "none of the options were particularly good, nor did we think that any of them would be particularly effective."

Two former CIA officers who worked on Russia told NBC News that there is a long history of the White House asking the CIA to come up with options for covert action against Russia, including cyber options — only to abandon the idea.

 

A second former officer, who helped run intelligence operations against Russia, said he was asked several times in recent years to work on covert action plans, but "none of the options were particularly good, nor did we think that any of them would be particularly effective," he said.

Putin Obama

 

Others warned that the White House has always caved on plans to follow through with cyber attacks because anything the U.S. can do against Russia, they can also do in response.  As one of the former CIA officers said, "if you are looking to mess with their networks, we can do that, but then the issue becomes, they can do worse things to us in other places."

"We've always hesitated to use a lot of stuff we've had, but that's a political decision," one former officer said. "If someone has decided, `We've had enough of the Russians,' there is a lot we can do. Step one is to remind them that two can play at this game and we have a lot of stuff. Step two, if you are looking to mess with their networks, we can do that, but then the issue becomes, they can do worse things to us in other places."

 

Putin is almost beyond embarrassing, he said, and anything the U.S. can do against, for example, Russian bank accounts, the Russian can do in response.

 

"Do you want to have Barack Obama bouncing checks?" he asked.

 

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell expressed skepticism that the U.S. would go so far as to attack Russian networks.

 

"Physical attacks on networks is not something the U.S. wants to do because we don't want to set a precedent for other countries to do it as well, including against us," he said. "My own view is that our response shouldn't be covert -- it should overt, for everybody to see."

Here is a brief clip of Biden discussing the "covert" planning with NBC's Chuck Todd.

 

If the Obama administration is willing to go to such great lengths, literally escalating tensions with another superpower, to protect their candidate from whatever it is that she's hiding then we suspect whatever WikiLeaks has yet to release could be really good.

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Belrev's picture
Undercover investigation Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuJGHuIkzY

 

ZEROHEDGE when are you going to report this bombshell???

Jim Sampson's picture

They're going to kill him on a live feed and Hillary will win by double digits.

 

Just get this shit show over with.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

This proves the "pre-commitment" were threats directed at the Foreign Office in the UK; John Kerry and Ecuador.  

Things are going to get interesting. 

Occident Mortal's picture

.gov is pissed off that this election is interfering with their war plans and their frustrations are beginning to show.

BennyBoy's picture

 

RT and Assange problems on the same day. USSA orchestrated.

USSA fears transparency and openess.

NoDebt's picture

Why do I have the feeling we're about a week out from the following headline:

"Ecuador says Asange no longer welcome to stay in embassy, puts him out on street where his is killed minutes later in a botched robbery attempt."

 

centerline's picture

I think it might be Assange found dead from apparent suicide having shot himself in the head several times and then running himself over with a car, which must of have been stolen since it is not to be found.  Oh, and then he spontaneously combusted.  Ugly scene.  Happens all the time unfortunately.

NidStyles's picture

I can't wait for this Chimp in Chief to be gone...

 

Cue up the dead grandma and geriatic pussy grabber jokes.

centerline's picture

Sounds like ripe material.  Silver lining.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Julien "Buried at Sea" Assange.

And then another team of Navy SEALs mysteriously die in a 'helicopter crash' (whether they were all in fact dead before boarding the helicopter will not be asked).

Whoa Dammit's picture

I dunno. I looks like the some of the top Clinton insiders who know where the bodies are buried are skimming the Clinton scams. And they all hate each other, except for Chelsea seemingly liking her "Dad".  They can't fire the top people because they know too much. But they might all turn on each other in a mass nail gun suicide event. If we are lucky.

beemasters's picture

Clearly, the Ecuador embassy isn't able to sustain the blow back keeping Assange.

Hundreds of Assange supporters should wear Guy Fawkes masks and robes, walk into the embassy and walk out together, split up, run 2 miles to the Russian embassy ground or similar alternatives. I'm not sure how much safer it'd be in the Russian embassy compound however, considering the looming war.

PrayingMantis's picture

 

 

... "... Or perhaps, the Ecuadorian goverment prefers to "swap gold" with Hillary's other political ally, Goldman Sachs, ..."

 

    ... looks like ... squid pro quo ... ;)

The Alarmist's picture

The Brits have spent something like GBP 15m to keep Assange bottled up over the past several years ... I would imagine they are also ready for a break.  My two cents is that he should melt into the British countryside like any other "migrant."  It will take years to find him.  The Guy Fawkes crowd thingy sounds like a good way to pull it off.  Hell, he might even grow a beard and move to Brussels, where no one will even try to find him.

Loftie's picture

"the Obama administration announced overt plans to escalate a cyber war with Russia"

The truth about the conflict with Russia NO ONE dares to reveal. https://goo.gl/nKJndT

philipat's picture

Hey Loftie, previously known as mofio then santafe then Aristotle of Greece then Gargoyle then bleu then oops then most recently lance-a-lot.

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

PS. You might have noticed that my attempt to expose you for what you are is always the same. That’s because your Spam is always the same (Using fake links to your BS site which has no connection to your comments, which are deliberately dramatic to encourage people to click on the fake link) so it seems only fair that my exposure of your crap should also always be the same. An eye for an eye.

 

tuetenueggel's picture

Do you mean Obimbo administration or what ?

Pls express yourself a bit  more accurat.

fleur de lis's picture

 

Assange is upsetting the WH and Clinton to the extent that they can make an offer the Equadorians can't refuse.

That means they want him gone.

When they want you gone you're gone.

Assange should release everything he has left while he is still breathing.

Because our "leaders" want the rest of the wikileaks, too.

In addition to whacking Assange, of course.

Then we will never know what the rest hold.

Assange should know by now that he is playing with serial killers.

 

 

 

gonetogalt's picture

 

So MAD (Mutually assured destruction) (for the millenials among us) Doctrine doesn't apply to nuclear war now, but it applies to cyberwar...??? WTF???!!!???

I mean, read this shit!!!

That's what these cocksuckers think of us, launch WW III in Syria, or Yemen, Or Ukraine, but protect their dirty underware at all costs...

Trump or bust!!!!


"if you are looking to mess with their networks, we can do that, but then the issue becomes, they can do worse things to us in other places."

 

Putin is almost beyond embarrassing, he said, and anything the U.S. can do against, for example, Russian bank accounts, the Russian can do in response.

 

"Do you want to have Barack Obama bouncing checks?" he asked.

 

 

"Physical attacks on networks is not something the U.S. wants to do because we don't want to set a precedent for other countries to do it as well, including against us," he said. "My own view is that our response shouldn't be covert -- it should overt, for everybody to see."

Chris Dakota's picture

Isn't Goldman Sachs one of the owners of the Federal Reserve?

johngaltfla's picture

Shareholder rank plus last share estimates (I had) in 2014:

1. JP Morgan Chase 19%

2. Goldman Sachs 15%

3. Wells Fargo 9%

4. BoA/Merrill 9%

5. Citigroup (old Knickerbocker for you history buffs) 6%

Etc....

fleur de lis's picture

Assange is on the DC hit parade.

Our overpaid psychopaths at CIA, FBI, NSA, DHS, SS, and assorted wet workers are at the drawing board right now.

He needs to release what's left of Wikileaks while he can.

If they could destroy JFK in front of the whole planet on committ the 911 mass murders on live TV,  then one hit on a media villification target will be easy for them.

 

 

 

Chris Dakota's picture

As my husband said "He is playing the big boy game, he knew what he was getting into from the beginning."

Hell they killed a Supreme Court Justice this year and go away with it.

Nobody is off limits.

Muddy1's picture

OR, maybe they didn't die they were just given new identities.

Mr. Universe's picture

The Project Veritas Action is so big it is the FIRE behind the smoke. Sending in paid trolls to disrupt rallies? Hilldebeast can't back off this one. The DNC  complaisant with the whole anointing Hillary as the second coming. As we had suspected all along, no, we knew in our hearts that these vermin were rotten to the core corrupt beyond all belief. Now just about all the cards have been played at the final table. Only the river and the showdown left. Winner takes all, and if  Butch Hillary and the Chelsea kid take control, we are all fucked. It will bring to fruition the Elite State Boot stamping on a human face- forever.

fleur de lis's picture

Hillary can't back off this one?

She can and she will.

She defied the FBI and Congress on live TV and got away with it. 

She made treasonous speeches at banks and got away with it.

She doesn't even have to think anymore, the media is doing all the sleaze work for her.

All she has to do is keep taking her meds by the fistful and pretend that she is in good health.

Somebody hand that skank an Oscar.

Her FSA is working overtime.

For what -- who knows?

Their lives will only get worse but they are so stupid they think she's one of them.

She's not even loyal to America, what does she care about them with all their heaps of no money.

But she is ill so that might put a crimp in her style.

And other world leaders will not take her crap.

 

 

 

 

 

Allen_H's picture

You got a good handle on reality, go grab that pussy.

TheObsoleteMan's picture

The "leaders" come and go, but the system remains, so what is the difference?

Agent P's picture

Don't forget "body buried at sea" in accordance with Australian Albino religious customs.

The Saint's picture

"....we suspect whatever WikiLeaks has yet to release could be really good."

I certainly hope so. A Hillary email confessing to the murder of Vince Foster would be perfect. 


Max Cynical's picture

Proof the DNC had Seth Rich wet worked?

sumo's picture

LOL. Logged in just to upvote.

OregonGrown's picture

Hopefully there isnt a sale on nail guns this weekend!

 

Poundsand's picture

Not a botched robery attack, a malfunctioning nail gun. 

Nexus789's picture

You forgot the nailgun after he shot himself 

Maghreb's picture

Nah.They can't touch him inside the embassy it's diplomatic holy ground. Since he's not part of the mission he can't be declared person-non grata by the U.K. In the end it's all down to the ambassador. If they want to kick him out they can twist the Ecuadorians arms and re call the ambassador and have the new one throw their "guest" out. The Metropolitan Police as well as others are outside watching 24/7 at the tax payers expense and would probably pick him up straight awat. He's probably screwed under espionage acts now but in theory he could have waited out the trumpped up rape charges they had him on.

If the U.K goes in and gets him it makes all the dissidents who use British Embassies or Consulates as safe houses fair game for the Chinese and Russians. It would also scare other people out of London and piss of the very wealthy people who own houses around Knightsbridge.Between the Hound of Hounslow and the Autistic Nasa hackers the U.K has shown they'll hand pretty much any undesriable over to U.S authorities.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Wanna know another diplomatic holy ground?

Evo Morales' jet.

DanDaley's picture

They could always stuff him in a diplomatic pouch and fly him to Moscow.

Chris Dakota's picture

Sounds funky to me, NSA would be doing this work not CIA.

t0mmyBerg's picture

Definitely one of the spook agencies, same ones ginning up the Trump sex abuse stories at the behest of the clintins I suppose

Nekoti's picture

My thoughts as well.

Lumberjack's picture

Russia will have ships in the english chanel shortly. MAybe they can do the right thing and get his ass out ASAP.

Berspankme's picture

Ecuador could save a little face if they allowed Russia to get him out safely

MANvsMACHINE's picture

I've said this before and I'll say it again here.  Wikileaks should recruit several hundred Assange lookalikes who should visit the Ecuadorian embassy at the same time.  Then, all at once, they  run from the embassy and scatter throughout the streets of London, some getting in cars, some going to the tube, and some getting on buses.

Assange, who has dyed his hair brown and grown a beard, dons a pair of shades as well as a fedora and sashays out the back door.

Billy the Poet's picture

The fedora is what makes it work.