Supporters of Julian Assange hacked into the computers of MasterCard and Visa and caused disruptions as an act of revenge for the actions taken against WikiLeaks and its founder. Apparently PayPal had been attacked a couple of days ago, though the first report I saw of it was yesterday.
Some are saying that this is the start of the first information war, which does not seem that unrealistic as some officials in our government are calling for the assassination of Julian Assange.
It was reported yesterday that the charges against Mr. Assange more than likely cannot support a conviction and that in fact the allegations are being used as a ploy to keep Mr. Assange held in custody while the United States builds a case for an espionage charge against him.
During George W. Bush’s administration, after the invasion of Iraq, CIA analyst, Joe Wilson, gave information to the press that showed President Bush knew that Iraq had not purchased yellow cake uranium from Africa which was part of the justification for the invasion.
This is when Vice President Cheney’s adviser Scooter Libby, arranged to have it leaked to the press that Joe Wilson’s wife Valerie Plame was a CIA agent. A deliberate attempt to get her killed in order to punish her husband for revealing that Bush’s invasion of Iraq was based on a lie.
Libby was not charged under the espionage act but was convicted on four of five counts of deliberately lying to investigators. Of course George Bush commuted the sentence and he never served a day.
Novak, of the Washington Post, who published the leaked information, sure as hell was not charged under the Espionage Act. When you are a member of the U. S. government and you leak the identity of a CIA agent in an effort to get her killed, you get your sentence commuted. When you are a journalist and publish information leaked to you through a government source that the U. S. government does not want to get out you are charged under the Espionage Act.
Julian Assange will not be prosecuted under the law as he has broken no laws. So instead he is to be persecuted through a manipulation of the law by U. S. officials. They have total disregard for the United States Constitution and international law, which is the cause for the existence of the information which they want to condemn Julian Assange and WikiLeaks for publishing.