Julian Assange Taken Offline – U.S. to Blame?
By Jay Stephens
[UPDATE 19 October 2016]
Ecuador has now admitted to disconnecting Julian Assange from the internet, out of fears he is using Wikileaks to disrupt the U.S. elections. Wikileaks rumor has it that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made the order.
Speculation has ramped up that Julian Assange is facing imminent danger for his role in exposing U.S. government and media corruption following this recent Wikileaks Twitter announcement:
Julian Assange’s internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.
Further details on Assange’s internet disconnection and “contingency plans” are currently unknown. However, this comes just one day after Vice President Joe Biden hinted that the United States would be “sending a message” to Russian president Vladimir Putin, and one week after the Department of Homeland Security accused Russia of interfering with the U.S. elections. Could eliminating Assange – who has been accused by mainstream media of helping Russia – be part of that “message”?
Earlier today, WikiLeaks shared three tweets containing pre commitment names and numbers (including one for Secretary of State John Kerry), spurring speculation that Julian Assange might be preparing for the release of his dead man’s switch.
Considering that Hillary Clinton allegedly joked about killing Assange with a drone strike, anything seems possible.