Julian Assange conceived Wikileaks as a medium for whistleblowers and leakers to make available to us information concerning decisions and actions taken by governments and corporate interests. The internal workings of these powerful organisations are the basis for policies and actions that deeply affect our lives, yet information about them is withheld from us on the grounds of "national security." The Assange case will reveal the extreme antagonism at the highest levels of the US Military-Intelligence-corporate-complex toward this man, and the illegal, abusive means they have employed in their multifaceted campaign to destroy him. That so few people seem to be aware of the case against Assange and its implications for all our lives, and even fewer seem to care, is evidence of the Intelligence establishment's success in hoodwinking enough people into believing that it is somehow protecting the public's interests...and of its ability to silence dissenters. Chris Hedges argues in What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us:
The probe by the court, the Audiencia Nacional, into the activities of UC Global, along with leaked videos, statements, documents and reports published by the Spanish newspaper El País as well as the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, offers a window into the new global security state. Here the rule of law is irrelevant. Here privacy and attorney-client privilege do not exist. Here people live under 24-hour-a-day surveillance. Here all who attempt to expose the crimes of tyrannical power will be hunted down, kidnapped, imprisoned and broken. This global security state is a terrifying melding of the corporate and the public. And what it has done to Assange it will soon do to the rest of us.
And what about the wealthy and well connected Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's "alleged" pimp and co-rapist of teenage girls? ‘She was so dangerous’: where in the world is the notorious Ghislaine Maxwell? She's apparently out and about, moving from safe house to safe house, unlike Julian Assange, who faced bogus sexual assault allegations intended to trap him in a country from which he could easily be extradited, and forcing him into ten years of involuntary confinement. Could the differential treatment have anything to do with Maxwell's statement, quoted by a former acquaintance, that, "Jeffrey and I have everyone on videotape"? Jeffrey is no more, but it's safe to assume that the videotapes are hidden away in a secure location as a kind of insurance policy.
And what about Prince Andrew, another "important person" implicated in the sex trafficking of teenage girls, and accused by Virginia Guiffre of having had sex with her when she was 17? In a statement released in November, Andrew indicated his willingness "to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required." Apparently, Andrew is far above being required to help in the investigation of the late Mr. Epstein, nor to face criminal charges relating to Virginia Giuffre's accusation. His failure to respond to the FBI's invitation to speak with them has led Gloria Allred, a US lawyer representing five of Epstein's victims, to publicise this by posting photos of Andrew on a yellow school bus (perhaps a reminder that Epstein's trafficking victims were legally children) with the message: "If you see this man, please ask him to call the FBI to answer their questions." The bus reportedly circled Buckingham palace over the weekend. I imagine the Queen was royally pissed.
In all of this, the message is clear: impunity for the elites, judicial persecution for anyone who opposes them. Please pay attention to Assange's case as it unfolds. With a basic knowledge of the facts and the issues involved, you'll be able to see into the dark heart of the US Intelligence apparatus and understand why it is so important to support Julian Assange. Dr. Lissa Johnson's five-part investigation into the detention of Julian Assange delves into the complexities.
PART 1: The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange: What’s Torture Got To Do With It?
PART 2: The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange: The Court Of Public Opinion And The Blood-Curdling Untold Story
PART 3: The Psychology of Getting Julian Assange – Wikileaks and Russiagate: Trust Us, We’re The CIA
PART 4: The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange: Why Even Some Lefties Want To See Him Hang
PART 5: The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange: War Propaganda 101
Despite the obstacles that have been erected to prevent Julian Assange from receiving a fair hearing (keeping him in isolation; limiting contact with his lawyers; video recording all of his conversations with visitors, including US Constitutionally protected communications with his lawyers, and livestreaming everything to the CIA; stealing text messages and passwords from visitors' cell phones), I am confident that Assange's legal defence team will prevail because they have the power of truth on their side, and that is something the CIA will never understand.