For up-date from Assange via telephone Bitcoin link as of 26.10.16 see: https://www.facebook.com/649094361809956/videos/1275971425788910/ and 'Comments' bottom of page.
Recently fears have been expressed in some quarters as to the welfare of Julian Assange, the well-known activist and principal of the 'Wiki Leaks' organisation. (1) This has been prompted by an absence of reliable confirmation from the organisation, suspicious misleading communications, pressure by the USA on Ecuador that resulted in internet links being cut, and standing threats by that country in addition to Britain and Sweden. (2) This is all in the context of announcements by Assange that he intended to release information that had the potential to influence the American Presidential election, specifically Hillary Clinton's prospects of filling that role.
"Confinement is ageing!"
Most people are aware of the Julian Assange, CEO of the Wiki Leaks organisation, and what has happened to him. To summarise, he has been 'holed up' in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for the past four years, hiding from the British Met. Police, intent on arresting him and extraditing him to Sweden, where he faces an allegation of sexual misconduct. (3)
He has done so because he fears it is a thinly veiled attempt by the American authorities to have him removed to that country to face serious charges of publishing secret state documents. Sweden has refused to give any undertaking that it would not do so, which rather supports his fears. (4)
His apprehensions are also justified by the way in which Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning was treated before and after his Court Martial from 2010 onwards, for making public Classified Materials. This resulted in a sentence of 35 years imprisonment, though in theory he could be eligible for parole in eight years. The fact that some of the leaked information revealed criminal acts by the United States itself, was considered irrelevant. She has recently made an attempt on her own life. (5)
It is also worthy of note that an original serious charge of "aiding the enemy" was based on giving the information to Wikileaks. In other words Assange is regarded as the enemy by the United States, and after Iraq and Guantanamo, we know how it treats the enemy - an assumption reinforced by remarks by leading political figures including Hillary Clinton herself.
She has been quoted as saying, "Can't we just drone this guy?" It is aid laughter in the room subsided when the participants realised she was not joking. (6)
Recent Clinton-related Suspicious Deaths
The Clintons have become infamous for the number of close associates that have met premature deaths of one sort and another. An Anonymous web site lists FIVE recent incidents in which individuals closely linked to the Clintons, have died under suspicious circumstances. (7) They are:
- June 27th John Ashe (61) Former president of the United Nations General Assembly in 2013 and 2014 and due to give evidence about alleged illegal Chinese money laundering to DNC two weeks later. Died from "heart attack or wind pipe crushed" from barbell whilst weight training? (8)
- July 19th Seth Conrad Rich (27) Operations Director for Voter Expansion at the DNC. Murdered on the street on way home date @ 4.10 am (9)
- heart attack on July 25, the day the DNC started. (10) Joe Montano, (47) who was a former DNC Chairman and top aide to Sen. Tim Kaine
- Aug 1st. Victor Thorn, (54)who was a prolific author who concentrated on the Clinton's misdeed. Gunshot wound on mountain top near his home. (11)
- Aug. 2nd. the lead attorney who was in Florida, and famously served court papers on its officials, in his home on bathroom floor. (12)Shawn Lucas, (38)
To this we might add the rather suspicious circumstances of the 'suicide' of Assange Barrister John Jones (13 ) and now the demise of Assange close confident and Wiki Leaks Chairman Gavin MacFadyen (76) in a London hospital from lung cancer on the 22.10.16. (14) The title on the screen in the following may be a tad misleading if he was in hospital and under close medical supervision at the time!
Dead or Alive?
So we certainly have reason to be concerned if Assange ceases to communicate. We know attempts were made to arrest him in the Embassy itself contrary to international law. We know that the USA has an animus against him and is capable of 'extraordinary rendition' - effectively international kidnapping. We know that it executes people around the world by drone and bomber without any due process to ensure they are guilty of any criminal act. We know it lies and falsifies stories to justify intervention. We know it is capable of creating false flags and sacrificing its own citizens in staged so-called terrorist events. Why should not Assange - or we - harbour quite rational fears for his safety.
However about a week ago, Craig Murray, the noted ex British Ambassador and activist reported in an article that he had been to see see Assange and that he was OK. (15) He writes:
"I left Julian after midnight. He is fit, well, sharp and in good spirits. WikiLeaks never reveals or comments upon its sources, but as I published before a fortnight ago, I can tell you with 100% certainty that it is not any Russian state actor or proxy that gave the Democratic National Committee and Podesta material to WikiLeaks. The claim is nonsense."
Four years ago at the start of the siege, he was filmed outside the embassy to clarify the legal situation in international law regarding the inviolability of the Embassy itself and that anyone entering it without permission would be committing a criminal act. (16) This You Tube video is well worth watching.
However there are some rather 'spooky' contra-indications. For example this video on You Tube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_bVVAVwfSQ) is titled to suggest it is current ("Published on 21 Oct 2016 New Breaking News Julian ASSANGE speech at the Ecuadorian Embassy!") when in fact it shows the events at the beginning of the siege referred to above and in (16) below. This must be intentional misrepresentation to give the impression that Assange is fit and well presumably. Or is it merely to give an old video and events new lease of life? If so shouldn't it make this clear from the start?
Then there is a Michael Moore video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8mtuBGjV2k) that clearly states, "Michael Moore visits Julian Assange in 4 year Ecuadorian Refuge Office "Captivation" Published on 20 Oct 2016 #FreeAssange #RideTheJohnson) similarly suggesting it is recent, when in fact it was posted four months previously on June 9th 2016!
Again, why the clear misinformation implicit in the title? Both these examples give cause for concern and a suspicion that maybe the public is being duped into thinking all is well with Assange when it isn't. Efforts to get him to confirm he is alive and well and still in the building (by for example a photograph with the day's newspaper) have got no reaction. For some reason or other Assange has gone incommunicado. In this context we must hope that Murray's report is indeed as recent as the date suggests and not just reissued from an earlier one!
Further background material
"At 4:19 a.m., police patrolling nearby responded to the sound of gunfire in Bloomingdale and found Seth Rich lying mortally wounded at a dark intersection a block and a half from a red-brick row house he shared with friends. He had multiple gunshot wounds in his back. About an hour and 40 minutes later, he died at a local hospital. Police have declined to say whether he was able to describe his assailants."
"Earlier today, WikiLeaks tweeted a photo of an investigative journalist, Gavin MacFadyen, with no explanation or accompanying caption, and the tweet immediately began fuelling Internet conspiracy theories. The tweet just featured a picture of the investigative journalist with no caption and no explanation. WikiLeaks later pinned the tweet. Why did WikiLeaks tweet this photo? It was later revealed that MacFadyen had passed away."
"MacFadyen has a long history as a journalist who’s friendly to WikiLeaks. He was the director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London, an adviser to The Whistler, and focused much of his work on discussing and protecting whistle blowing activities. He even created the Julian Assange Defence Committee to raise funds to help pay for Assange’s legal expenses."
This, rather suggestive image has been published as a header to a 28.10.2016 New York Times article announcing MacFayen's death on the 22nd October, 2016 here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/business/media/gavin-macfadyen-dies-wikileaks.html?_r=0 Was it intended to be subtly defamatory? It seems a strange and inappropriate choice for an obituary.
"Gavin MacFadyen, an American investigative journalist who became an early mentor and defender of the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, died on Saturday in London, where he lived and spent much of his professional life. He was 76.
The cause was lung cancer, his wife, Susan Benn, said.
Since the 1970s, Mr. MacFadyen produced and directed scores of television documentaries on a wide range of subjects, including neo-Nazi violence, child labor, nuclear proliferation and industrial accidents. Sometimes he worked in disguise.
He also co-founded the nonprofit Center for Investigative Journalism in London in 2003, a training program in skeptical reporting, and WhistleblowersUK, a support group for tipsters. He was a director of WikiLeaks and, with his wife and another journalist, John Pilger, formed the Julian Assange Legal Defense Committee.
Immediately after Mr. MacFadyen’s death, WikiLeaks issued this Twitter post: “Gavin Macfadyen, beloved director of WikiLeaks, now takes his fists and his fight to battle God. Sock it to him, forever, Gavin.” It was signed “JA.”"
I assume we are being led to believe "JA" stands for Julian Assange. Is it likely in such a personal matter he would sign himself thus?
1. AMTV video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMxVkeHIOaU
6. From: https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/782906224937410562
10. Joe Montano http://www.anonews.co/clinton-body-count/
11. Victor Thorn https://americanfreepress.net/prominent-afp-clinton-researcher-found-dead/
12. Shawn Lucas http://wallstreetonparade.com/2016/08/shawn-lucas-cause-of-death-still-unknown-as-clintons-campaign-lawyer-tries-to-move-dnc-lawsuit-into-the-weeds/
13. john jones http://www.dcclothesline.com/2016/08/19/arkancide-lawyer-of-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-dead/; http://veaterecosan.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/assange-barrister-jumps-in-front-of_12.html