It appears increasingly likely Wikileaks founder and publisher
Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S.
Its hardly surprising, given that in ten years
time, Wikileaks published more classified information than all
other media combined. It exposed human rights abuses, government
spying, torture, and war crimes on an unprecedented scale.
WikiLeaks put the government, corporations and even the
Pentagon, the FBI, the CIA and other intel agencies on notice that
they could no longer count on operating in secret.
It created a trove of primary source material that serious
journalists and researchers will mine for years to come. Its
publications are accessible to readers who prefer primary sources
to mostly mediated news.
Wikileaks so infuriates the USAs most violent, corrupt, and
criminal institutions that Hillary Clinton
half-jokingly suggested drone-bombing Assange. Other U.S.
politicians called for his execution by other means.
Californias 28th District Congressman Adam Schiff, who became
the chair of the House Intelligence Committee when Democrats
reclaimed the House, said he would speak to Assange when he is in
U.S. custody, not before.
Schiff is a vociferous and supremely self-righteous leader of
the Democratic Partys Resistance, which sullies the name of the
underground movement formed in France during World War II to fight
Nazi Germanys occupying forces and the collaborationist Vichy
The Resistance tolerates only one truth and one loyalty: Russia
is the enemy, interfering in Syria, Ukraine and even U.S.
elections. Russia elected Trump with Wikileaks help, it
says. Russia dares to position missiles on its own borders, it
says, to respond to NATOs missiles on the other side. The U.S. must
build more missiles, more drones, more nuclear weapons, and every
other sort of weapon to defend the European world against Russia
and its ally China.
Moral and Racial Superiority
Moral and racial superiority entitles the U.S. to occupy the
world with military bases, ringing any nation that challenges its
hegemony with military aircraft, battleships, assault vehicles, and
military surveillance. Moral and racial superiority entitles its
spy state agencies to shut down access to information deviating
from its narratives and therefore to arrest and extradite Julian
The Republican Party shares the same supremely
intolerant nature as the Democrats, but differentiates itself
by insisting that, although Russia is the enemy, Donald Trump did
not collude with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential
The Republicans also want to silence the founder of Wikileaks
and find a way to shut the organization down. Trumps former
CIA director, and now Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, has
called Wikileaks a non-state hostile intelligence service
often abetted by state actors like Russia and vowed...