Headline October 24, 2016/ ''' WIKILEAKS & *WICKETS* '''


JULIAN ASSANGE  -the editor of   WikiLeaks,   -rose to unbelievable global fame in 2010 for releasing huge caches of highly classified-

American government communication that exposed the  underbelly of its work in Afghanistan and Iraq and its sometimes cynical  diplomatic maneuvering around the entire world.

But in a televised interview last September, it was clear that Mr. Assange  still had plenty to say about.
''The world according to US Empire,'' the subtitle of his latest book,   ''The WikiLeaks Files.''

From the cramped confines of the  Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he was granted asylum four years ago amid a legal imbroglio, Mr. Assange proffered advise of America as superbully: a nation that has achieved imperial power by proclaiming allegiance to principles of human rights-

While deploying its  military intelligence  apparatus in  *pincer formation*   to ''push''  countries into doing its bidding, and punishing people like him who dare to speak the truth.

Notably absent from Mr. Assange's analysis, however, was criticism of another world power, Russia, or its president, Vladmir V. Putin, who has hardly lived up to  WikiLeaks ideal of transparency.

Mr. Putin's government has cracked down hard  on dissent  =spying on, jailing, and, critics charge, sometimes assassinating opponents while consolidating control over the news media and Internet.

If Mr. Assange appreciated the irony of the moment  -denouncing censorship in an interview on Russia Today, the Kremlin controlled English language propaganda channel   -it was not readily apparent.

Now, Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks are back in the spotlight, roiling the geopolitical landscape, with new disclosures and a bright promise of more to come.

In July, the organization released nearly  20,000  democratic National Committee Emails  suggesting that the party had conspired with Hillary Clinton's campaign to undermine her primary opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders.

Mr. Assange who has been openly critical of Mrs, Clinton  -has promised further disclosures that could upend her campaign against republican nominee Donald J. Trump. 

Separately,  WikiLeaks announced at the time that it would soon release some of the jewels of American intelligence: a 'pristine'  set of cyberspying codes.

United States officials say they believe with a high degree of confidence that the  Democratic Party material  was  hacked  by the Russian government, and they suspect that the codes may have been stolen by the Russians as well. That raises a question: 

Has WikiLeaks become a laundering machine for compromising material gathered by Russian spies? And more broadly, what precisely is that relationship between Mr. Assange and Mr. Putin's Kremlin?

Those questions are  made all the more pointed by Russia's prominent place in the American Presidential Election campaign  

Mr. Putin, who clashed repeatedly with Mrs. Clinton when she was the secretary of state, has publicly praised Mr. .Trump, who has returned this compliment, calling for closer ties to Russia and speaking favorably of Mr. Putin's annexation of Crimea.

From the outset of WikiLeaks, Mr. Assange said he was motivated by a desire to use   ''cryptography to protect human rights''    and would focus on authoritarian governments like Russia's.

But a  New York Times examination of WikiLeaks activities during Mr. Assange's years in exile found a different pattern: Whether by conviction, convenience or coincidence, WikiLeaks document releases, along with many of Mr. Assange's statements, have often benefited Russia, at the expense of West.

Among United States officials, the emerging consensus is that Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks probably have no direct ties with Russian Intelligence services. 

But they say that, at least in the case of Democrats' emails, Moscow knew it had a sympathetic outlet in WikiLeaks, whose intermediaries could drop pilfered documents in the group's anonymized digital inbox.

Later, in an interview with The Times, Mr. Assange said Mrs. Clinton and the Democrats were  ''whipping up a neo-McCarthyist hysteria about Russia.'' There is ''no concrete evidence''   that what  WikiLeaks  publishes comes from Intelligence Agencies, he said, even as he indicated that he would happily accept such material.

WikiLeaks neither targets nor spares any particular nation, he added, but rather works to verify whatever material it is given in service of the public, which ''loves it when they get a glimpse into the corrupt machinery that is attempting to rule them.''

The Honour and Serving of the latest  ''Operational Research' on *The Ways of the World* continues. Thank Ya all for reading and sharing forward. And see you on the following one.

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