hi all. yes we all know that Julian Assange is probably one of the most paranoid people on the planet right now and that he has good reason to be. news is that he's turned against Guardian reporters that he previously worked with to release secrets because they were involved in leaking a confidential Swedish police report details. he says hes angry that they "selectively leaked" details. wow, what a weird world. the mind reels. [if they had done it indiscriminately, assange-style, would that have been better?]
in fact it would seem we almost need a new verb in our language...
assange [v.] -- to indiscriminately leak confidential information with the air of moral superiority but vehemently reject leaking by others.
but, as quoted below in an interview referenced below, he says "People affiliated with our organization have already been assassinated." of course this is a wild, near-unbelievable claim to say the least. so far he hasnt elaborated on this although I hope that someone questions him about it in more detail. he's unlikely to reveal much I would guess.
assange has said that the Australian secret service has warned him that the CIA would try to pull "dirty tricks" against him and his organization. he also feels that the rape charges may be instigated by shadowy forces.
now of course if you've read me on here, you know Im one of the biggest conspiracy theorists on here, and have personally "researched"/"investigated" many *real* conspiracies [not in the sense of a reporter, but in the sense of personally poring over books & historical accounts that I have come across]. however, even I find his claims outlandish. nevertheless, I do not automatically reject them either.
so, we will have to wait and see where this story turns. in any case, julian assange has done more for blowing the lid off internet conspiracy theory in a few months than maybe tens of thousands or even millions of internet conspiracy theorists have done in years.
and yeah, all that stuff we've been talking about and studying for years is suddenly a lot more credible and even the guy on the street wouldnt be surprised if the CIA managed a way to give assange a heart attack. and media facetiousness aside, thats no laughing mattter.
assange free on ~$400K bail
julian assange within *inches* of espionage act indictment
wikileaks update.. anna ardin skips sweden to west bank!?
julian assange.. arrested/GUILTY.. of blatant nonmonogamy!
wikileaks/assange... seriously playing with FIRE
wikileaks/julian assange--information freedom fighter
best writing open salon/elsewhere, wikileaks slaughter video
WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange's week in Sweden grows ever sleazier | Mail Online
WikiLeaks boss Assange fathered a son with a girl of 17 - as he learned the dark arts of computer hacking in a rundown cottage | Mail Online
WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange turns on everyone | News.com.au
Senior Guardian hacks turn on Assange • The Register
10 days in Sweden: the full allegations against Julian Assange | Media | The Guardian
Assange lawyers fume over leaked rape case docs • The Register
Apple Bans Lame WikiLeaks App | Threat Level | Wired.com
Why Apple Removed a WikiLeaks App From Its Store - NYTimes.com
‘People affiliated with our organization have already been assassinated,’ Assange claims | Raw Story
Julian Assange, WikiLeaks' Founder, Remains a Sex Symbol - The Daily Beast
WTF? OMG, LOL! CIA gives WikiLeaks taskforce naughty name | World news | The Guardian
How Wikileaks killed Spain's anti-P2P law
As U.N. Probes Whether His Confinement is Torture, Bradley Manning Speaks | AlterNet
Assange calls for criminal charges against ‘shock jock’ Fox hosts | Raw Story
‘High-Tech House Arrest’ Fails to Deter WikiLeaks Founder - NYTimes.com
The Blast Shack by Bruce Sterling
WikiLeaks Founder on the Run, Chased by Turmoil - NYTimes.com
The Hazards of Nerd Supremacy: The Case of WikiLeaks - Jaron Lanier - Technology - The Atlantic
Wikileaks Exposes Internet's Dissent Tax, not Nerd Supremacy - Zeynep Tufekci - Technology - The Atlantic
UN to investigate treatment of jailed leaks suspect Bradley Manning | World news | The Guardian
UN looking into WikiLeaks suspect's treatment
Bradley Manning's health deteriorating in jail, supporters say | World news | The Guardian
Assange begins mansion arrest, but his 'source' feels the heat - Home News, UK - The Independent