Last week one of the US Deep State’s favorite fake news platforms, New York Times announced that the US Department of Justice had secretly filed criminal charges against Julian Assange, founder of the world-famous media organization Wikileaks.
For the last 6 years, Assange, an Australian citizen, has been locked up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London after he was granted political asylum by Ecuador in 2012.
His reason for requesting asylum was to evade extradition to the United States via Sweden, which had attempted to do so based on trumped-up accusations of “rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion”, accusations that were eventually downgraded to “consensual sex without a condom” before being dropped completely by the Swedish government.
Assange had become a political target of the United States government after Wikileaks published, in April and July 2010, a tranche of documents detailing US war crimes in both Iraq and Afghanistan, exposing the US empire’s psychopathic ‘foreign policy’ of expansionist war in pursuit of global hegemony.
The ‘Swedish affair‘ reached a climax in the decision by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in February 2016, which concluded in their report on the case that Assange had been subject to arbitrary detention by the UK and Swedish governments since 7 December 2010, and that he was “entitled to his freedom of movement and to compensation.”
The UK government pointedly ignored the ruling and, later that year, the explosive saga of the DNC leaks and the US 2016 Presidential elections began, with Assange and Wikileaks playing a critical role in unmasking Hillary Clinton’s pathology and providing the American people with vital information that may well have helped to deliver Trump the Presidency.
In March 2017, the Ecuadorian government, irritated by Assange’s vocal support of the Catalonian secession movement the previous year and under pressure from the US government, imposed harsh restrictions on his living conditions, suspending his Internet access and limiting his visitation rights to only his legal team.
Since then, close supporters have reported that the Ecuadorian government have repeatedly denied visitor access to Assange, or delayed visitors with bureaucratic technicalities.
Since the change of government in Ecuador in 2017, the US government has been making diplomatic overtures in an effort to bring the small nation more fully back into the sphere of the empire’s influence, after relations became increasingly tense during the Presidency of Rafael Correra.
This is a good example of the kind of noxious arrogance for which the US empire is well known; the laws of the USA supposedly supersede international law, apply everywhere, and woe betide every man or woman in the rest of the world that flouts them.
Throughout the course of Wikileaks’ existence, Australian political leaders have actively colluded in a conspiracy to sacrifice one of their own citizens on the altar of subservience to the empire of chaos.
Even as Ecuador has effectively silenced Assange from speaking out, his presence in the embassy is still teaching the world a valuable lesson, showing us all that the Western mainstream media are nothing but government appendages and that, for them, serving the interests of exceptionalism will always come before the interests of the ordinary people of this world.
The current government of Ecuador underestimates Assange’s moral fortitude and spiritual power. This is a man who took on Killary Clinton – one of the most evil creatures on this planet, while under conditions of virtual gaol-like confinement – and won.
One thing is certain, any journalist who does not stand up for him at this point can be considered a craven sycophant unworthy of their calling.
Sott Network / ABC Flash Point Censorship News 2018.