By Onan Coca
Let me begin with saying that I understand why many American conservatives don’t like Julian Assange. Assange is a political liberal with an obvious lack of respect for authority, and he doesn’t have the most likeable personality either. The work he does also grates against the natural bent of most conservatives, which is to honor country and to support our nation. However, even though all of this might be true… it doesn’t mean that Assange is our (the American people’s) enemy.
Since Assange founded Wikileaks, with its stated mission of exposing government secrecy, lies, and misbehavior, he has successfully angered some of the world’s most powerful people. He’s exposed the Russian connection to the assassination of a Ukrainian politician, he’s proved that our government was breaking our laws and spying on innocent Americans, and he’s exposed the corruption, criminality, and malfeasance of hundreds of governments and world leaders.
No matter what you think of Assange and Wikileaks, the truth is that they have done more than most law enforcement agencies to expose criminal behavior of the world’s most powerful over the last decade or so.
For this, Assange has made himself many enemies, including the Democrat candidate for President, Hillary Clinton. While it’s not surprising that an establishment crony like Clinton would be anti-Assange, it is a bit surprising to learn of the lengths that she would have gone to in an effort to silence him.
In a story at True Pundit over the weekend, the world learned that Hillary Clinton once tried to “nominate” Assange for assassination!
Clinton’s State Department was getting pressure from President Obama and his White House inner circle, as well as heads of state internationally, to try and cutoff Assange’s delivery of the cables and if that effort failed, then to forge a strategy to minimize the administration’s public embarrassment over the contents of the cables. Hence, Clinton’s early morning November meeting of State’s top brass who floated various proposals to stop, slow or spin the Wikileaks contamination. That is when a frustrated Clinton, sources said, at some point blurted out a controversial query.
“Can’t we just drone this guy?” Clinton openly inquired, offering a simple remedy to silence Assange and smother Wikileaks via a planned military drone strike, according to State Department sources. The statement drew laughter from the room which quickly died off when the Secretary kept talking in a terse manner, sources said. Clinton said Assange, after all, was a relatively soft target, “walking around” freely and thumbing his nose without any fear of reprisals from the United States.
Clinton was upset about Assange’s previous 2010 records releases, divulging secret U.S. documents about the war in Afghanistan in July and the war in Iraq just a month earlier in October, sources said. At that time in 2010, Assange was relatively free and not living cloistered in in the embassy of Ecuador in London. Prior to 2010, Assange focused Wikileaks’ efforts on countries outside the United States but now under Clinton and Obama, Assange was hammering America with an unparalleled third sweeping Wikileaks document dump in five months. Clinton was fuming, sources said, as each State Department cable dispatched during the Obama administration was signed by her.
Assange is a thorn in the side of the establishment powers that be, but his “crimes” are not the kind that call for capital punishment. In fact, his “crimes” always involve the uncovering of much larger and more serious crimes committed by the people we entrust with leadership! Clinton didn’t stop with suggesting our government assassinate Assange; in fact her aides tried their best to come up with other, alternative “legal and nonlegal” methods to use against Assange and Wikileaks.
It appears that after Clinton’s drone suggestion, the State Department considered a bounty on the capture and extradition of Assange to the United States. Unnamed sources say that the value on Assange’s head was $10 million.
A report on the incident from Russia Today (RT) also explained that after these discussions:Clinton aide Ann-Marie Slaughter emailed Clinton and aides Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin and Jake Sullivan with the subject, “RE an SP memo on possible legal and nonlegal strategies re Wikileaks.”
The case is clear, folks. Once again Hillary Clinton has proven that she cannot be trusted with the reins of leadership. She is a loose cannon who answers her “problems” with violence, even when such action is likely illegal. Clinton cannot be trusted to defend our laws because she cannot be trusted to OBEY our laws. We didn’t need this example to understand this truth, but it shows the disgusting lengths that Clinton will go to protect her grasp on power. Killing Assange wasn’t something she was willing to do to protect America. No, she was willing to do it to hide her sins and the sins of President Obama.
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