Tag Archives: WikiLeaks

Vengeful in defeat: Hillary Clinton fantasizes about WikiLeaks

Source: CounterPunch
by Binoy Kampmark

"The Hillary Clinton mope tour, which should have reached a high water mark, has gone global. It entails drumming up her credentials (immaculate, we are told, but unnoticed), and pouring upon the man who beat her to the White house (a danger to the world). The latter is the fundamental point: Donald Trump would not have won, not because of Clinton’s flaws but because of what others did. One of those big others remains WikiLeaks. The other, supposedly, is its Russian ally — no, employer, sponsor, even, there one say it peering into that dark mind of hers, director-in-chief. Forget Assange, claims Clinton — the Kremlin is running the operation. … No evidence is offered. For Clinton, nothing needs to be tested, her defeat obviously the result, not of an appalling election team (remember that slave to the algorithm, Robby Mook?) and her own woes as a candidate, but to the role played by information marshalled against her." (10/19/17)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/10/19/vengeful-in-defeat-hillary-clinton-fantasizes-about-wikileaks/

Bitter loser Hillary Clinton tries again to put over "Assange colluded with Russia" whopper

Source: ABC News [Australia]

"Julian Assange has launched a personal attack on Hillary Clinton, accusing her of lying and displaying a 'cold creepiness' after the former US presidential candidate told the ABC the WikiLeaks founder is a 'tool of Russian intelligence.' In an exclusive interview with Four Corners, Mrs Clinton alleged Mr Assange colluded with a Russian intelligence operation to disrupt the 2016 US election and damage her candidacy for president. 'Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator,' she said. 'WikiLeaks is unfortunately now practically a fully owned subsidiary of Russian intelligence.'" [editor's note: She's had it in for Assange and WikiLeaks ever since they exposed her illegal orders to wiretap UN diplomatic offices and other crimes as US Secretary of State, presaging the train wreck her second presidential campaign was going to be – TLK] (10/16/17)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-16/hillary-clinton-says-julian-assange-helped-donald-trump-win/9047944

Assange thanks US government, senators, for forced Bitcoin investment

Source: The Coin Telegraph

"Sometimes you have a comeback so good you have to wait until the perfect time to use it. Apparently, for Julian Assange, that time was when Bitcoin hit $5,746.51. The Wikileaks founder posted his comment on Twitter, after a stunning week of price jumps in the cryptocurrency’s value. The tweet was accompanied by a chart of the value of Bitcoin. 'My deepest thanks to the US government, Senator McCain and Senator Lieberman for pushing Visa, MasterCard, Payal, AmEx, Mooneybookers, et al, into erecting an illegal banking blockade against @WikiLeaks starting in 2010. It caused us to invest in Bitcoin — with > 50000% return.'"

https://www.cointelegraph.com/news/julian-assange-thanks-us-government-senators-for-forced-bitcoin-investment

"Enslaved to US politics": Assange seeks encrypted Twitter alternative

Source: Russia Today [Russian state media]

"Julian Assange hit out at Twitter for marking pictures he posts as 'sensitive media,' with the WikiLeaks editor threatening to quit the site because it's 'enslaved to its US jurisdiction and politics.' Assange told his 439,000 Twitter followers on Friday that he is looking for a 'decentralized/cryptographic alternative' to the social media giant. … 'Twitter's freedom of expression has been on an inexorable decline. It's enslaved to its US jurisdiction and politics. Although it is substantially better than Facebook that is a very low standard indeed,' Assange said online." (10/06/17)

https://www.rt.com/news/405878-assange-twitter-censorship-row/

Rohrabacher versus the machine

Source: CounterPunch
by Mike Whitney

"Does Dana Rohrabacher really think he’s tough enough to take on the combined power of the US Intelligence Community, the Washington political establishment and the mainstream media? Good luck with that. The California Congressman stepped into the limelight last week when he called White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to request a meeting with President Donald Trump. Rohrabacher, it seems, has some important information to pass along to the president, mainly that he has come across some hard evidence that the Russia hacking story is, to put it mildly, a crock. … Naturally, the Intelligence honchos are not going to sit quietly and twiddle their thumbs while Rohrabacher blows holes in their fake narrative about Russia espionage and presidential collusion. Oh, no. They’re going to act preemptively and do whatever it takes to discredit Rohrabacher, even if it means making him out to be a Putin puppet or a Kremlin stooge." (09/19/17)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/19/rohrabacher-vs-the-machine/

Taking aim at WikiLeaks

Source: CounterPunch
by Binoy Kampmark

"Various scribbles have started to pepper the conversation started by the adventurous Mike Pompeo after he branded WikiLeaks a hostile intelligence agency before the Center for Strategic and International Studies. (This would have generated a wry smile of content from Julian Assange.) The words of the Central Intelligence Agency chief are worth retelling in their mind distorting wonder: 'It’s time to call out WikiLeaks for what it is, a non-state hostile intelligence service, often abetted by state actors like Russia.'" (09/11/17)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/11/taking-aim-at-wikileaks/

Vault 7: WikiLeaks exposes CIA "missile control system"

Source: Fossbytes [India]

"We have been seeing Wikileaks dropping CIA-related secret projects almost every weekend. But, this is for the first time that a leak hasn’t exposed any malware used to exploit bugs or perform surveillance. Project Protego is the part of the latest set of secret documents released by Wikileaks. The website says Protego is actually a missile control system installed on a Pratt & Whitney aircraft (PWA). It can be used to command the on-board missile launch system and perform air-to-air and air-to-ground operations." (09/07/17)

https://fossbytes.com/protego-cia-missile-control-system-wikileaks-vault-7/

"Ourmine" group uses DNS cache poisoning to pretend it hacked WikiLeaks

Source: Gizmodo

"If you tried visiting WikiLeaks late Wednesday evening, you might’ve gotten the impression that the website was hacked. For now at least, that doesn’t appear to be the case. For some users, wikileaks.org appeared to be defaced. The phrase 'OURMINE' was just suddenly there, splashed across a blackground in red and white letters. Above it read, 'Hacked by OurMine,' while below the self-described hackers left a message mocking both Julian Assange and Anonymous. But it doesn’t appear that WikiLeaks itself was actually hacked at all — neither the website nor Assange’s servers containing an endless trove of classified US government documents seem to be compromised. … The illusion was accomplished through what’s called DNS hijacking, an attack on the domain name server used to translates a user friendly URL like 'wikileaks.org' into its corresponding IP address." (08/31/17)

http://gizmodo.com/hackers-deface-wikileaks-homepage-but-thats-about-it-1798655867

Will Congress and Trump declare war on WikiLeaks?

Source: Antiwar.com
by Ron Paul

"By labeling WikiLeaks a 'hostile intelligence service' and thus legitimizing government action against the organization, the Senate Intelligence Authorization Act threatens the ability of whistleblowers to inform the public about government misdeeds. It also sets a precedent that could be used to limit other types of free speech. President Trump should make it clear he will veto any bill giving government new powers to silence organizations like WikiLeaks." (08/29/17)

http://original.antiwar.com/paul/2017/08/28/will-congress-trump-declare-war-wikileaks/

WikiLeaks: Hostile is as hostile does

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

"'It is the sense of Congress,' according to the annual Intelligence Authorization Act now working its way through the US Senate, 'that WikiLeaks and the senior leadership of WikiLeaks resemble a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors and should be treated as such a service by the United States.' US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) was the lone dissenting vote on the bill, which was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee in late August. Wyden is on board with Congress’s general anti-Russia/anti-WikiLeaks hatefest, but worries that the bill’s 'novel' phraseology might be 'applied to journalists inquiring about secrets.' That’s a valid concern as far as it goes, but it doesn’t go nearly far enough. Simply put the US government’s problem with WikiLeaks — the basis for its claim of hostility — is that WikiLeaks tells the truth about the US government." (08/26/17)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/11326