The 'Murder' Of Julian Assange

Authored by Kurt Nimmo via Another Day In The Empire blog,

It was a fool’s errand.

On the day Donald Trump was elected his supporters asked him to pardon the founder and frontman of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange. They flooded social media demanding Assange be allowed to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London without arrest and extradition to the United States.

Stone silence from Trump and his administration.

A few months before the election, WikiLeaks released a searchable archive of over 30,000 emails and attachments taken from Hillary Clinton’s not-so private email server. 

Trump held no aversion to exploiting the emails. He called them the Crooked Hillary emails and said they endangered the national security of the United States. 

Democrats called foul, said Assange had colluded with Putin and the Russians. 

In April, they filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Russian government, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks. They argue there was a widespread conspiracy to swing the 2016 election.

They have zero evidence of this. Evidence is no longer required. Accusations alone now serve to take down leaders and destroy careers. 

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are no longer of use to Donald Trump. 

He dished out pardons to ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and neocon leaker Scooter Libby. Trump mulled other pardons, including a posthumous one for Muhammad Ali to wipe out his draft dodging conviction. It was reported in June Trump insiders are pushing to pardon the junk bond king Michael Milken and reverse his conviction on securities fraud. The Milken pardon is being pushed by Goldman Sachs alumnus and current Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. 

Meanwhile, Julian Assange is left to twist in the wind. 

Both Trump’s attorney general and his former CIA director, now secretary of state Mike Pompeo want Assange extradited to the United States where he will face trial and possible execution for espionage. 

AG Jeff Sessions said the arrest and prosecution of Assange is a priority for the United States government, while Pompeo denounced him as a “hostile intelligence service,” never mind he had no problem using the Clinton emails to accuse the DNC of sabotaging the Bernie Sanders campaign. 

The US has leaned heavy on Ecuador. 

Following a meeting with General Joseph DiSalvo of the Southern Command - ostensibly to discuss “security cooperation”—Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno rolled back security at the embassy and denied Assange access to family, friends, and doctors. They also shut down his internet connection. 

This week Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Jose Valencia said his government working on an “exit” plan to remove Assange from the embassy where he has lived the past six years. Valencia told the Associated Press the plan would be “one that encourages an exit, that we do not want to be traumatic... we do not want it to be an exit that may cause dissonance with international law.”

Moreno said Assange interfered in Ecuador’s relationship with other countries by tweeting on political events. He also lamented the “nuisance” of Assange’s political asylum and said the Australian whistleblower is an “inherited problem” left over from the previous administration. 

Moreno’s government granted Assange citizenship in a hope diplomatic immunity would be granted and he would leave the embassy. Assange knows better than to fall for this. Immunity or no, he will be arrested the minute he walks out of the embassy. 

Activist and filmmaker John Pilger took the Left to task for abandoning Assange.

“There is a silence among many who call themselves left,” he said in a statement.

“The silence is Julian Assange. As every false accusation has fallen away, every bogus smear shown to be the work of political enemies, Julian stands vindicated as one who has exposed a system that threatens humanity.” 

For the establishment, it’s imperative Assange be arrested, extradited, and brought up on espionage charges in the United States. The message will be priceless, the chilling effect invaluable. 

The dirty secrets of war, political subterfuge, election fixing, and assorted other crimes and misdeeds are not for public consumption.

The release of the Collateral Damage video and the war logs of Afghanistan and Iraq should have resulted in a larger and more active antiwar movement. This didn’t happen. 

Liberal and leftist opposition to war only occurs when a Republican sits in the Oval Office. Obama effectively destroyed what remained of the Bush era antiwar movement. Eights year of Obama worked like a lobotomy on the Left. 

Democrats supported Hillary Clinton’s war on the people of Libya. They didn’t have a problem when she arranged weapons collected from the battlefields of Libya to be sent by the CIA to the “rebels” in Syria. 

Democrats call for overthrowing Bashar al-Assad in Syria. They believe Russia got Trump elected and Vladimir Putin spreads lies and false news to undermine and destroy our democracy. Large NGOs, foundations, and think tanks are pushing this nonsense. 

Due mostly to indoctrination as a result of public education and a herd mentality inculcated by leaders and media, it is a relatively easy task for the financial oligarchy and its corporate partners to brainwash the public. It now disguises war and conquest as humanitarianism. 

I’m old enough to remember when millions of Americans praised Daniel Ellsberg for releasing the Pentagon Papers. That was then, this is now. Now liberals and progressives want to string up whistleblowers, same as their conservative Republican and neocon counterparts. 

Gore Vidal said America suffers from amnesia. 

Americans are largely blind to the war and financial crimes perpetuated in their name. Part of this is the result of indoctrination through propaganda media, but to a large degree Americans are incurious and unbothered by the criminality of their leaders and institutions. 

Most don’t care Julian Assange is a dead man walking. 

They are unable to see the criminal state for what it is - a global Mafia operation that shakes down entire continents and wages wars of conquest and pillage for profit. 

Comments

lookslikecraptome JimmyJones Sat, 06/23/2018 - 08:19 Permalink

now u see why I choose my stage name for zero hedge. Because 99 % of what happens in this world, politically, monetarily, organizationally, govermentally, humanly (which there is a shrinking supply of) is actually horrendously fucked up. and it all looks like crap. smell like crap, ergo it is crap. it is never going to change and will only get worse. 

 

How about cutting the dude some slack for letting the world know what a skank the skank is and the shit pile the DNC is, For starters.   Those emails fucked their plans for the skank's presidency. It saved the United state from being run by the most foul smelling politician to ever walk the earth. 

If it was up to the FBI the skank would be president. 

And without him publishing snowden none of the hedgers would likely know about the NSA and its desire to do whatever is wants in crypto land and the world. Which it can. If u do not thinks so go look up acid wash or how the NSA monitors stuff. Acid wash was in 2008, Ask usrelves how much better the NSA has gotten in surveillance in 10 years. 

Not sure many people would know about that stuff is assange did not publish snowden. 

Assange help u all that love trump. BIG TIME.

Of course he is not pardonable until convicted. But he could be granted asylum, He is the reason That manana Session is the AG.

Trump rightly skewered the skank with those emails. It made his becoming elected much easier. 

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FBaggins Al Gophilia Sat, 06/23/2018 - 11:45 Permalink

Assange was a good guy leaking truths which exposed the abuses of the US establishment supporting the left. This helped the US establishment to elect Trump on the right for a least some improvements in domestic affairs, but unfortunately to step up US aggression in foreign affairs. Despite Assange's whistleblowing services, the US establishment still want him taken out. The problem for the people is not Assange but the US establishment. Thanks to people like Assange and Snowden, in the next war they start the people will know who their true enemies really are.     

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Suishou Dr. Acula Sat, 06/23/2018 - 18:54 Permalink

I am surprised how few people actually know this. Everytime I see an article about him most people think he's still alive. He's become some kind of state deep-fake pawn now. It is also very surprising how poorly done that initial CGI video was; it was very clearly fake. And you are right, there has been no verifiable proof of life; wasn't he using an encryption method to prove he was alive? There has been nothing but crickets on that front....

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Giant Meteor MANvsMACHINE Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:15 Permalink

"Gore Vidal said America suffers from amnesia."

Actually Vidal had it only half right. America suffers from convenient amnesia. One could also go with selective remembering, or purposeful forgetting. In the land of 24/7 op editorializing, masquerading as "news" and the "heh look, squirrel" reportage, the deal is sealed. The great dumbing down has been a success. A win largely through attrition, and of course the money system that calls the tune. Fake news? Why yes, yes of course. Fake news, fake politics, fake education, fake health care, faked markets, faked money, faked every fucking thing ..

Americans have been told in no uncertain terms, this is true, this is the case. The deep state and shadow government controls, manipulates, cherry picks it's own justice, creates the winners and losers in the big game. The nations of laws merely a nation of men, very corrupt men (and women.) Laws for the little people.

Who will bite the hand that feeds them ?

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sgt_doom Giant Meteor Sat, 06/23/2018 - 13:53 Permalink

Although distantly related to Vidal, I am no Vidal fan, and only agreed with one of his comments regarding the diabolical cleverness of Eisenhower as a corrupt politician, but that's it.

When the Fake Newsies never explain that George Gilder was David Rockefeller's adopted son in all intents and purposes; that D.J. Gribbin IV was Dick Cheney's son; that Madeleine Albright is cousin to George Soros, etc., etc., etc., then the great unwashed public has little to go on. . . .

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monad lookslikecraptome Sat, 06/23/2018 - 16:03 Permalink

And the RNC. I love it when President Trump puts a fire under the RINOs asses, and they just sit there, thinking pork roast is for supper.

Can't fix it if you don't know what's broken. You're an absolute coward if you can't even name it. You're a scumbag sociopath if you won't. My president does not pull any punches. He calls it as he sees it. The adverb genius applies to his actions. FLOTUS kicks ass too. I love the way the MSM dialed in to her jacket. That model sure knows how to use a runway.

I read once somewhere that in politics the shortest distance between 2 points is not a straight line. President Trump's brownian motion fits this hypothesis to a tee.

Vets First, domestic seniors second, brood sows 2nd to last, just before illegal aliens. No quotas. No seats reserved for foreign students with fake degrees and a suitcase of oligarch notes. Any politicians who criticize how we handle this get the whole problem dumped on their border.

Sit stupid while they kill you.

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wren JimmyJones Sat, 06/23/2018 - 08:21 Permalink

Stupid article. It's just like Flynn, he can't pardon pre-conviction.

Article should be about how he should pardon him, not about how he hasn't.

Is this article fake news or just stupid news?

Yes he should if he gets the chance, and I doubt he will, but what purpose would it serve if he says he will pardon if Julian is convicted? That would just make them slow walk a conviction after arrest. They would drag it out over 8 years.

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nmewn wren Sat, 06/23/2018 - 08:29 Permalink

The article is Stupid Fake News...an entire article based on an unsubstantiated premise...I can't find anything on Assange being formally charged with anything under US law, all I can find is a bunch of political hacks being interviewed by the Alinsky Nuuuz about charges possibly being brought. 

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nmewn Al Gophilia Sat, 06/23/2018 - 09:44 Permalink

The article would have us believe that Trump can or should pardon a foreign national who has not been charged/indicted with anything under US law. 

He is in the Ecuador embassy, in London, he is a defacto Crown subject by virtue of his nationality, if you're going to bitch and complain about what is real and what is not real please direct it at the Prime Minister of Britain, which, again, is where the Ecuador embassy is located so he can walk out. 

Trump is not the emperor of the world.

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Giant Meteor nmewn Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:37 Permalink

"Trump is not the emperor of the world."

Someone needs to inform him of this.

On the other hand the American bully pulpit used to carry weight. Righteousness is what has been largely missing. Fairly tough to claim righteousness when engaging in lies, half truths (lies) and cynical manipulations of the good citizens. Don't get me wrong. Trump did not invent the game, nor create the myriad conditions that have existed and thrived under previous figureheads and their administrations. Deep state puppets, the lot of them. America has been self destructing, in self destruct mode for some time now. Long before Trump. Trump is merely a symptom of the disease, not the disease itself. He is, as I believe, the perfect metaphor for a nation gone completely off the rails of sanity. Of course considering either another Bush or Clinton, in light of known crimes the same can be easily said. The nation is on self destruct mode at this point. The die is cast, the Rubicon crossed.

Match Trumps pre election rhetoric, to the sudden change in attitude once sworn in.

"I love Wikileaks!"

"It's all a scam folks."

"Hillary Clinton is good people."

We ain't seen nothin yet .

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Giant Meteor RumpleShitzkin Sat, 06/23/2018 - 11:12 Permalink

Look, if I want to receive cyptic instruction, I'll just order out and crack open fortune cookie, or go with magic eightball. Spit it out son,

Destruction has many utilities, stating the obvious, and nowhere do I recall mentioning sole tactics of media nor cabal. If you like, I can prepare the complete tome, but it's gonna take awhile .. In the mean time give me material I can use for Christs sake ..

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chippers nmewn Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:01 Permalink

It is a weird situation,  there are no public charges,  so there is no way to be sure he is charged with anything at all,  yet he holes himself up in a room for 6 years... Not a lawyer,  but him not being an American and being only a publisher makes you wonder what they could charge him with and have a chance of getting a court to find him quilty.   So maybe the US government would rather have things they way they are.

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nmewn chippers Sat, 06/23/2018 - 20:23 Permalink

Now that the rending of clothes, gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair is over...lol...personally, I think there are indeed a lot of western governments perfectly fine with Assange staying "in limbo" right where he is, on ice, as it were. 

I was only addressing the clumsy legality & propriety of those demanding Trump issue a pardon Assange, not that he doesn't feel like his personal safety is in question (it clearly it is) but a Trump pardon is meaningless on a lot of obvious levels. Number one being (for now) he is CnC and this is not an internal battle he needs to be waging now. 

The art of being a genuinely strong leader is picking the time, place and circumstances of your battles and NOT having others pick them for you ;-)

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Tony 12-Letters wren Sat, 06/23/2018 - 08:29 Permalink

> Is this article fake news or just stupid news?

This is all bullshit. There's a better chance this asshole lives in a van, down by the river, than he does in an embassy in London. I'm sure he has a nice flat in some out-of-the-way place - actors on his level are paid well. Don't believe a word of this shit.

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DuneCreature Tony 12-Letters Sat, 06/23/2018 - 08:51 Permalink

Oh come on, T12-L .... Are you not at least a little entertained?

 

~~~~))))) Lite Listening For The Truly Paranoid And Mildly Concerned ((((~~~~

 

Trying to figure out where all of your money goes when it leaves your jurisdiction, care and scrutiny?

It feeds the Deep State and makes it bigger, uglier and meaner =

Part One - The Deep State Awakens

Part Two - The Deep State Eats The US Government For Breakfast

Part Three - The Deep State Takes A Nap Before Foraging For Lunch

Not convinced the world is run by greedy ass-wipes because We The Chump Monkeys can't seem to get it together to stop them? ..Or at least make them go to their room without dinner, Internet and TV privileges for being,... well,...evil, lying, thieving, greedy, power-hungry ass-wipes? 

 

~!!~~))))  For The Totally Freaked-Out And Ready To Riot In The Streets ((((~~!!~

 

We Have - Deep State sloth, debauchery and fornication (on the job) =

The Deep State Makes An Art Form Of Being Incompetent, Inept And Worthless........(When it suits the Deep State agenda and furthers the Deep State's own covert goals.)

What will the Deep State ass-pirates want from us next? ... Just some mild loyalty? .. A little respect?

Do we just pledge allegiance to the Deep State or are we expected to be more 'pro-active' about it and send them our PIN #s, car titles and a thank you card?

Live Hard, The Fix Is In, The Deal Is Done, Line Up And Bend Over Because The Deep State Thinks You Have A Cute Little Cherry Pie Rumpet, Die Free

~ DC v10.01

 

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nmewn Al Gophilia Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:04 Permalink

Its not a nuance. Its an assertion in the article that Trump should pardon a foreign national, residing in a foreign embassy, who hasn't even been indicted under any US law. 

WTF is so hard to understand about that? 

Its talking about a pardon from a US President to a foreign national and I said for what?! What the hell would Trump write on the pardon?!?!?!

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1 Alabama nmewn Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:48 Permalink

He has been threatened w/arrest if he steps out of the embassy, treason and espeonash i believe. Why would a gvt show its cards b4 its time to actually make the arrest, the threat is enough, the corruption of gvt is enough to keep him inside not willing to gamble his life away to a system of fraud&arrogance.  

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nmewn 1 Alabama Sat, 06/23/2018 - 11:05 Permalink

Again, a US pardon legally, internationally, means nothing at this point when he sets his foot out onto a British sidewalk. 

What you guys are seeking is some sort of bilateral international agreement that no harm will come to him and publicly announced so those who would issue that proclamation/announcement would be held accountable for his protection by the public at large. 

He's an Australian citizen, again no matter what Australians think, a Crown subject, nothing to do with Trump or America. 

Now if he were to apply for asylum here, thats another matter with it's own set of problems for him, he would be compelled to appear in any DNC lawsuit against him, as a matter of law. 

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Giant Meteor nmewn Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:59 Permalink

A simple matter of guaranteeing safe passage, political asylum. Use of the bully pulpit concerning the revelations that were made, and which Trump had no trouble exploiting to his advantage in previous pre election rhetoric.. Obviously that is fantasy as Trump cannot, will not align himself with anything involving wikileaks nor Assange, nor Snowden. This would not be allowed ..

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nmewn Giant Meteor Sat, 06/23/2018 - 11:12 Permalink

"A simple matter of guaranteeing safe passage, political asylum."

Yes, it's really his best option I think, all things considered. If I were he I'd go with Ecuador or Brazil if he's really paranoid about what may happen to him by bad actors in the Deep State, Russia or China but...those two options are a non-starter in any negotiation for political asylum so, if he is that worried...asylum in Ecuador/Brazil...then leave to Russia or China.

I only say Brazil because of it's citizen sovereignty laws but I guess there are other options. 

It is what it is for Assange's situation.  

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PS: I love Fight Club. See you guys later ;-)

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ThirteenthFloor DuneCreature Sat, 06/23/2018 - 15:06 Permalink

Thanks for the links DC.

Deep State = Deep Politics.  The matter gets quite messed up from where we the little people sit.  Peter Dale Scott coined Deep State while investigating JFK assassination, but the players range from organized crime, corporations to politicians.  Organized crime owns the unions, unions owned the ports, organized crime eventually owns United fruit, CIA overthrows govts For United Fruit profits, CIA hires organized crime to kill Castro.

This deep state has...”amassed great resources, fiscally, financially and militarily.” For anyone like an Assange to challenge that beast, he should have “we the people’s” support and protection.

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