Julian Assange is a marked man next document dump on US Banks
WikiLeaks Julian Assange is a marked man next document dump on US Banks
The latest round of leaks from WikiLeaks, covers about 250,000 US State Department diplomatic communications that have made the United States government look and sound foolish.
These communications with caricature tidbits and gossip on various world leaders, along with some very candid talk about mutual enemies like Iran and North Korea, could put lives in danger, and were never meant for public view.
Sect. of State Hillary Clinton, US Ambassadors and State department officials around the world are scrambling to repair the diplomatic damages caused by the latest round of leaks.
The leaked documents originated from the Pentagon data base which contains the State Department communications and they were accessed by Army SPC Bradley Manning while he was serving in Iraq. Manning has been in custody for several months with the first leaks by WikiLeaks happening earlier this year. Those leaks centered around US military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan detailing strategies, tactics, the local population and confidant sources.
And the Pentagon has not been clear on whether others besides Manning were involved in giving sensitive information to WikiLeaks.
But it is only now that our government is trying to put an end to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who is Australian, from causing anymore damage with further leaks. When WikiLeaks leaked information earlier in the year about Iraq and Afghanistan there was no rush to contain further damage. Now that Assange has gone public with his planned dump of sensitive banking information, the whole world wants to shut him up.
US Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters Monday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Defense (DOD) are conducting a criminal investigation of WikiLeaks over its release of confidential government communications. Holder condemned WikiLeaks' recent release of government cables, saying that it threatens US national security, specifically by risking the safety of those serving the country and straining important diplomatic relationships. The DoJ is looking into whether they can charge Assange under the Espionage Act.
Congressman Peter King (R-NY) said that what WikiLeaks did was “worse than a Military Attack” against the United States, and he wants WikiLeaks to be declared a terrorist organization because he didn‘t like what they leaked. Nobody is happy with the data dump. But WikiLeaks is merely a hub for whistleblowers, its not a terrorist organization. They may be guilty of some crime which some court somewhere may someday rule, but the only people terrorized from WikiLeaks are people in our government, and other governments around the world.
I bet if you asked the families and friends of the 9-11 victims, they would disagree with King.
That brings us to WikiLeaks next target, US Banks.
Julian Assange gave an interview to Forbes and said his next data dump will cover at least one US Bank, the Bank of America, and possibly others. He told Forbes that he pans to make the financial data available in two or three months.
In the interview with Forbes conducted in London on November 11, Assange said that he’s still sitting on a trove of secret documents, about half of which relate to the private sector. And WikiLeaks’ next target will be a major American bank. “It will give a true and representative insight into how banks behave at the executive level in a way that will stimulate investigations and reforms, I presume,” he said, adding: “For this, there’s only one similar example. It’s like the Enron emails.”
That only leaves the United States financial institutions two or three months at the most to stop WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from doing to them, what they did to everyone else.
Assange is hiding out at an undisclosed location, he‘s gone underground, he gave an interview to Time magazine yesterday from his undisclosed location through the Skype internet phone service.
Interpol has alerted member states to arrest WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange on suspicion of rape on the basis of a Swedish arrest warrant. The charges were previously dropped and supporters of Julian Assange say that he is being set up.
"There is a public 'Red Notice' on behalf of Sweden," a spokeswoman told AFP, confirming that Interpol had posted Sweden's request for assistance in tracking down the 39-year-old Australian on its website.
The Red Notice is the equivalent of putting him on Interpol's most wanted list.
Here in the US, both the Department of Justice and the Pentagon are looking into charges of espionage, and Peter King wants WikiLeaks declared a terrorist organization
The chances of WikiLeaks leaking information on the Bank of America and other financial institutions regarding their rolls in the economic collapse that started in 2007 may not happen because of the big red target that is now painted on the back of Julian Assange..
If Julian Assange is not found and placed under arrest soon, his website WikiLeaks.org will certainly have its plug pulled or hacked and crashed just as it was a few days ago.
Financial institutions will be doing everything they can to prevent him from telling the world about their dirty little secrets. And financial institutions have deep pockets and the leverage for pulling the strings of our government and governments around the world.
Sarah Palin likes to say you don't mess with "Mama Grizzlies", well, a "Mama Grizzly" is a pussy cat compared to the Banks who hold the purse strings. Julian Assange is now a marked man, there is a sense of urgency to arrest him and to pull the plug on his whistleblower website WikiLeaks, when there was no such efforts after past leaks. When he told Forbes in the interview that US Banks were next on his hit list, he sealed his own fate.
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