“Wiki-Gate”: How Julian Assange was Framed by His Supporters

We must understand the history: On how Assange was betrayed and misled by those who allegedly supported him.

Michel Chossudovsky

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We must act decisively in support and in solidarity with Julian Assange. In this regard, we must understand the history: On how Assange was betrayed and misled by those who allegedly supported him.

In October 2021, the U.S. government began a legal challenge to extradite Julian Assange from the U.K. “to face charges of violating the Espionage Act”. The UK Supreme Court turned down Assange’s appeal to “prevent his extradition to the United States”.

On April 20, 2022, a UK magistrates court formally approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the US “on espionage charges”.

Two days ago, Assange’s final appeal hearing began in the UK’s High Court.

Julian Assange’s Relation with the Mainstream Media

Julian Assange was initially lauded and supported by the mainstream media.

In 2008  The Economist, which is partly owned by the Rothschild family granted Assange The New Media Award.

Was this a genuine endorsement of  Assange’s commitment to “freedom of the press”? Or was it a public relations ploy?

Assange was  framed by those who supported him: The Guardian, The New York Times, The Economist, Vaughan Smith, George Soros, the Rothschilds, the Council on Foreign Relations, et al.

Assange has been accused by the same corporate media which praised his achievements. In retrospect, it was a carefully planned operation. The Wiki “Leaks” were selectively “overseen”.

Here are details regarding some of the key players:

Henry Vaughan Lockhart Smith

Henry Vaughan Lockhart Smith, a former British Grenadier Guards captain came to his rescue.  Assange was provided refuge at his house in Norfolk. They had a close friendship.

Vaughn Lockhart Smith was the founder of the London based Frontline Club (which is supported by George Soros’ Open Society Institute).

In 2010, the Frontline Club served as the de facto U.K “headquarters” for Julian Assange.

Vaughan Smith is not an “independent journalist”, he actively collaborated with NATO, as an embedded reporter and cameraman in several US-NATO war theaters including Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, and Kosovo

In 1998 –prior to the onslaught of NATO’s war on Yugoslavia– he worked as a video journalist in Kosovo in a production entitled The Valley, which consisted in “documenting” alleged Serbian atrocities against Kosovar Albanians on behalf of US-NATO which invaded Yugoslavia on March 24, 1999.

The video production was carried out with the support of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), whose leader Hashim Thaci became president of Kosovo. In 1998, Thaci was on the Interpol list. Twenty years later, Thaci was indicted by the Hague Tribunal for crimes against humanity including “murder, enforced disappearances, persecution and torture”.

David E. Sanger, New York Times

The New York Times was complicit: David E Sanger, Chief Washington correspondent of the NYT was involved in the redacting of Wikileaks in consultation with the US State Department [emphasis added]:

“[W]e went through [the cables] so carefully to try to redact material that we thought could be damaging to individuals or undercut ongoing operations. And we even took the very unusual step of showing the 100 cables or so that we were writing from to the U.S. government and asking them if they had additional redactions to suggest.”
PBS Interview; The Redacting and Selection of Wikileaks documents by the Corporate Media, PBS interview on “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross: December 8, 2010.

David  E. Sanger is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Aspen Group. The NYT also has links with  US intelligence.

It is worth noting that several American journalists, members of the Council on Foreign Relations had interviewed Wikileaks, including Time Magazine’s Richard Stengel (November 30, 2010) and The New Yorker’s Raffi Khatchadurian. (WikiLeaks and Julian Paul Assange : The New Yorker, June 11, 2007).

The Insidious Role of the U.S. State Department

The New York Times redaction of classified material was carried out in close consultation with the US State Department (See David Sanger’s statement above).

It’s a bombshell: The State Department was collaborating with the NYT in facilitating the release of classified documents. This in itself raises  legal issues.

In a February 21, 2024 report: 

“The United States’ bid to prosecute Julian Assange is “state retaliation”, the High Court has heard in his final bid to escape extradition.

The Wikileaks founder faces extradition to the US over an alleged conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defence information following the publication of hundreds of thousands of leaked documents relating to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

In a January 2021 ruling, then-district judge Vanessa Baraitser said that Assange should not be sent to the US, citing a real and “oppressive” risk of suicide, while ruling against him on all other issues.”

From a legal standpoint, it is not “State Retaliation”, quite the opposite, it’s “State Collusion”: The US State Department is on record: It provided a green light to the NYT for the release of redacted classified documents.

And now the US government is intent on extraditing Julian Assange from the UK “to face charges of violating the Espionage Act”.

Is there not a conflict of interest somewhere?

From a legal standpoint, is the U.S. State Department in violation of the Espionage Act?

The Open Letter by the NYT, Guardian, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, El Pais

The five major news media which were instrumental in the release and “redacting” of the WikiLeaks   documents issued in 2019 a somewhat contradictory joint statement (Open letter) requesting the release of Julian Assange.

They accuse Assange for releasing classified documents on corruption and US government fraud, while acknowledging their role in releasing redacted texts of classified documents. Are they not also in violation of the Espionage Act.

Below is the text of the letter.

An open letter from editors and publishers: Publishing is not a Crime

Twelve years ago, on 28 November 2010, our five international media outlets – The New York Times, the Guardian, Le Monde, El País and DER SPIEGEL – published a series of revelations in cooperation with Wikileaks that made the headlines around the globe.

“Cable gate”, a set of 251,000 confidential cables from the US State Department disclosed corruption, diplomatic scandals and spy affairs on an international scale.

In the words of The New York Times, the documents told “the unvarnished story of how the government makes its biggest decisions, the decisions that cost the country most heavily in lives and money”. Even now in 2022, journalists and historians continue to publish new revelations, using the unique trove of documents.

For Julian Assange, publisher of Wikileaks, the publication of “Cable gate” and several other related leaks had the most severe consequences. On 11 April 2019, Assange was arrested in London on a US arrest warrant, and has now been held for three and a half years in a high security British prison usually used for terrorists and members of organised crime groups. He faces extradition to the US and a sentence of up to 175 years in an American maximum security prison.

This group of editors and publishers, all of whom had worked with Assange, felt the need to publicly criticise his conduct in 2011 when unredacted copies of the cables were released, and some of us are concerned about the allegations in the indictment that he attempted to aid in computer intrusion of a classified database. But we come together now to express our grave concerns about the continued prosecution of Julian Assange for obtaining and publishing classified materials.

The Obama-Biden Administration, in office during the Wikileaks publication in 2010, refrained from indicting Assange, explaining that they would have had to indict journalists from major news outlets too. Their position placed a premium on press freedom, despite its uncomfortable consequences. Under Donald Trump however, the position changed. The DOJ relied on an old law, the Espionage Act of 1917 (designed to prosecute potential spies during World War 1), which has never been used to prosecute a publisher or broadcaster.

This indictment sets a dangerous precedent, and threatens to undermine America’s First Amendment and the freedom of the press.

Holding governments accountable is part of the core mission of a free press in a democracy.

Obtaining and disclosing sensitive information when necessary in the public interest is a core part of the daily work of journalists. If that work is criminalised, our public discourse and our democracies are made significantly weaker.

Twelve years after the publication of “Cable gate”, it is time for the U.S. government to end its prosecution of Julian Assange for publishing secrets.

Publishing is not a crime.

The editors and publishers of:

The Guardian, The New York Times, Le Monde, DER SPIEGEL, El País

Who are the criminals?

Those who leak secret  government documents which provide irrefutable evidence of extensive crimes against humanity or the politicians in high office who order the killings and atrocities?

What is unfolding is not only “the criminalization of the State”, the judicial system is also criminalized with  a view to upholding the legitimacy of the war criminals in high office.

And the corporate media through omission, half truths and outright lies upholds war as a peace-making endeavor.

When the lie becomes the truth there is no moving backwards. We stand in solidarity with Julian Assange.

Originally published via Global Research, December 3, 2022, updated February 21, 2024.
Below is the text of my article first published in April 2019:

Wiki-Gate: Julian Assange Was Framed by the People Who Supported Him

Julian Assange’s arrest (after almost seven years in the Ecuadorian Embassy) constitutes a hideous and illegal act. He is imprisoned in Britain’s Belmarsh maximum security prison, pending his extradition to the United States.

Statements by US prosecutors suggest that Assange would not be charged under the 1917 Espionage Act. What is contemplated are accusations of conspiring “to commit unlawful computer intrusion based on his alleged agreement to try to help Ms. Manning break an encoded portion of passcode that would have permitted her to log on to a classified military network under another user’s identity.” (NYT, April 11, 2019).

The charges can of course be changed and shifted around. Bolton-Pompeo will no doubt play a role. In a 2017 statement when he was CIA Director Mike Pompeo “referred to WikiLeaks as a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” which needed to be eradicated.”

Assange is relentlessly accused by the corporate media of treason, acting on behalf of the Kremlin. An indictment invoking the 1917 Espionage Act remains a distinct possibility with a view to overriding The First Amendment of the US Constitution which guarantees Freedom of Expression.

Assange constitutes a new Russia-Gate media narrative? His arrest coincides with the release of the redacted version of the Mueller report.

Prepare for Wiki-Gate: a long and drawn-out legal procedure which will be the object of extensive media coverage with a view to ultimately misleading the public.

The unspoken objective of Assange’s indictment is to  create a legal precedent which will enable Washington and its allies to arrest independent and anti-war journalists indiscriminately.

What is at stake, –revealed by Wikileaks– is that politicians in high office are the architects of war crimes. To protect them and sustain their legitimacy, they require the suppression of  freedom of expression, which in turn requires “the criminalization of justice”.

Ironically, from the very outset (over a period of more than 12 years) there has never been a concerted effort on the part of Washington (and its national security intelligence apparatus) to suppress the release of classified US government information or to close down the Wikileaks project. In fact, quite the opposite.


Because the carefully selected and redacted Wikileaks quotes by the mainstream media have been used to provide legitimacy to US “foreign policy” as well as obfuscate (through omission) many of the crimes committed by US intelligence and the Pentagon.

Wikileaks and the Mainstream Media

It is important to note that Julian Assange from the outset was supported by the mainstream media, which was involved in releasing selected and redacted versions of the leaks. And despite Assange’s arrest and imprisonment, Wikileaks continues to release compromising US diplomatic cables, the latest of which (reported by McClatchy, April 17, 2019) pertains to “evidence that US troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians” including a 5 month old infant.

At the outset of the Wikileaks project, the mainstream media including the New York Times, The Guardian and the Economist praised Julian Assange. The British elites supported him. Assange became a personality. It was a vast Public Relations campaign. It was a money-making undertaking for the corporate media.

In 2008  The Economist (which is partly owned by the Rothschild family) granted Assange The New Media Award.

About-turn?  Shift in the Mainstream Media Narrative

Today, ironically  these same corporate media which praised Assange are now accusing him (without a shred of evidence) of being involved in acts of conspiracy on behalf of  the Kremlin. According to John Pilger:

“The Guardian has since published a series of falsehoods about Assange, not least a discredited claim that a group of Russians and Trump’s man, Paul Manafort, had visited Assange in the [Ecuadorian] embassy. The meetings never happened; it was fake.”

Assange has been the object of an all out smear campaign by those who supported him.

According to Pilger:

“A plan to destroy both WikiLeaks and Assange was laid out in a top secret document dated 8 March, 2008 [by] the Cyber Counter-intelligence Assessments Branch of the US Defence Department… Their main weapon would be personal smear. Their shock troops would be enlisted in the media.” The Economist which granted Assange the New Media Award in 2008 now intimates that he is an enemy agent responsible for “information anarchy … culminating in the destabilization of American democracy”.

Others think it a long-overdue reckoning with justice for a man who had unleashed information anarchy upon the West, culminating in the destabilisation of American democracy. Is Mr Assange a heroic journalist, reckless activist or even an enemy agent? (The Economist, April 12,2019, emphasis added)

The smear operation is ongoing:

Starting in early 2017, coinciding with RussiaGate, Assange is depicted as a  “Putin Stooge” working for the Kremlin, Why?

In 2016, some of Mr. Assange’s former American sympathizers turned sharply against him after he made WikiLeaks into an enthusiastic instrument of Russia’s intervention in the American presidential election, doling out hacked Democratic emails to maximize their political effect, campaigning against Hillary Clinton on Twitter and promoting a false cover story about the source of the leaks. (NYT, April 2019, emphasis added)

And then The Guardian, (April 20) with which Assange actively collaborated goes into a high-gear smear operation and  character assassination: “cheap journalism” by the Guardian (read excerpt below):

Was Julian Assange Framed by the People Who Supported Him?

The latest from the New York Times April 15, 2019, which previously collaborated with Assange, describes him as a threat to National Security, working on behalf of the Russians.

Flashback to 2010:WikiLeaks published a series of controversial intelligence leaks including some 400,000 classified Iraq war documents, covering events from 2004 to 2009 (See Tom Burghardt, The WikiLeaks Release: U.S. Complicity and Cover-Up of Iraq Torture Exposed, Global Research, October 24, 2010).

These revelations contained in the Wikileaks Iraq War Logs provided “further evidence of the Pentagon’s role in the systematic torture of Iraqi citizens by the U.S.-installed post-Saddam regime.” (Ibid).

The Role of the Frontline Club. Assange’s Social Entourage

While Assange was committed (through the release of leaked government documents) to revealing the “unspoken truth” of corruption and war crimes, many of the people (and journalists) who “supported him” are largely “Establishment”: Upon his release from bail in December 2010 (Swedish extradition order over allegations of sexual offenses) Henry Vaughan Lockhart Smith, a friend of Assange, a former British Grenadier Guards captain and a member of the British aristocracy came to his rescue.  Assange was provided refuge at Vaughan Smith’s Ellingham Manor in Norfolk.

Vaughn Lockhart Smith is the founder of the London based Frontline Club (which is supported by George Soros’ Open Society Institute). In 2010, the Frontline Club served as the de facto U.K “headquarters” for Julian Assange.

Vaughan Smith is a journalist aligned with the mainstream media. He had collaborated with NATO, acted as an embedded reporter and cameraman in various US-NATO war theaters including Afghanistan and Kosovo. In 1998 he worked as a video journalist in Kosovo in a production entitled The Valley, which consisted in “documenting” alleged Serbian atrocities against Kosovar Albanians. The video production was carried out with the support of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).

Upon Assange’s arrest on April 10, 2019 Vaughn Smith, while acknowledging his disagreements with Assange, nonetheless expressed his unbending support and concern for Assange:

Smith said that while he didn’t agree that everything Assange released should have been released, he did think the Wikileaks founder “triggered a discussion about transparency that is incredibly important.”

“I support Julian because I think his rights as an individual reflect on us, his fellow citizens,” he told Tremonti.

“I think how we treat somebody who we may not agree with, that tells us truths that we may not wish to know … is a great comment on us.” (CBC, April 10, 2019)

The Role of the Corporate Media: The Central Role of the New York Times

The New York Times, the Guardian, Der Spiegel and El Pais (Spain) were directly involved in the editing, redacting and selection of leaked documents.

In the case of the New York Times, coordinated by Washington Bureau Chief David Sanger, the redacted versions were undertaken in consultation with the US State Department.

Even before the Wikileaks project got off the ground, the mainstream media was implicated. A role was defined and agreed upon for the corporate media not only in the release, but also in the selection and editing of the leaks. The “professional media”, to use Julian Assange’s words in an interview with The Economist, had been collaborating with the Wikileaks project from the outset.

Moreover, key journalists with links to the US foreign policy-national security intelligence establishment have worked closely with Wikileaks, in the distribution and dissemination of the leaked documents.

In a bitter irony, The New York Times, which has consistently promoted media disinformation was accused in 2010 of conspiracy. For what? For revealing the truth? Or for manipulating the truth? In the words of Senator Joseph L. Lieberman:

I certainly believe that WikiLleaks has violated the Espionage Act, but then what about the news organizations — including The Times — that accepted it and distributed it?” Mr. Lieberman said, adding: “To me, The New York Times has committed at least an act of bad citizenship, and whether they have committed a crime, I think that bears a very intensive inquiry by the Justice Department.” (WikiLeaks Prosecution Studied by Justice Department – NYTimes.com, December 7, 2010)

This “redacting” role of The New York Times was candidly acknowledged by David E Sanger, Chief Washington correspondent of the NYT:

“[W]e went through [the cables] so carefully to try to redact material that we thought could be damaging to individuals or undercut ongoing operations. And we even took the very unusual step of showing the 100 cables or so that we were writing from to the U.S. government and asking them if they had additional redactions to suggest.” (See PBS Interview; The Redacting and Selection of Wikileaks documents by the Corporate Media, PBS interview on “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross: December 8, 2010, emphasis added).

Yet Sanger also said later in the interview:

 “It is the responsibility of American journalism, back to the founding of this country, to get out and try to grapple with the hardest issues of the day and to do it independently of the government.” (ibid, emphasis added)

“Do it independently of the government” while at the same time “asking them [the US government] if they had additional redactions to suggest”?

David  E. Sanger is not a model independent journalist. He is member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Aspen Institute’s Strategy Group which regroups the likes of Madeleine K. Albright, Condoleeza Rice, former Defense Secretary William Perry, former CIA head John Deutch, among other prominent establishment figures.

It is worth noting that several American journalists, members of the Council on Foreign Relations had interviewed Wikileaks, including Time Magazine’s Richard Stengel (November 30, 2010) and The New Yorker’s Raffi Khatchadurian. (WikiLeaks and Julian Paul Assange : The New Yorker, June 11, 2007)

Historically, The New York Times has served the interests of the Rockefeller family in the context of a longstanding relationship. In turn, the Rockefellers have an important stake as shareholders of several US corporate media.

Concluding Remarks

Who are the criminals?

Those who leak secret  government documents which provide irrefutable evidence of extensive crimes against humanity or the politicians in high office who order the killings and atrocities.

What is unfolding is not only “the criminalization of the State”, the judicial system is also criminalized with  a view to upholding the legitimacy of the war criminals in high office.

And the corporate media through omission, half truths and outright lies upholds war as a peace-making endeavor.

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research. You can read more of his work vis his substack.


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Feb 29, 2024 1:13 AM

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Feb 27, 2024 8:23 AM

A first rate piece of investigative journalism.


Feb 25, 2024 11:17 AM

According to the usual suspects on this site, Wikileaks never leaked anything about Israel!


Feb 25, 2024 12:25 AM

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We are not German nor Swedish…though there is a bit of French Celtic in me

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Feb 24, 2024 9:21 PM

Assange is about as legit as the psyop he and Craig Murray participated in to get out the vote for Trump in the 2016 election.

Remember Seth Rich? Turns out he was an IDF trained agent, not really a DNC employee, and his alleged murder after supposedly contacting Wikileaks was one giant HOAX.

Chussodovsky pushes the East vs West lie and the NATO vs BRICS psyop.

Chussodovsky posted this piece of disinformation on Global Research, his own website. Chussodovsky also pushed “the virus” hoax during ConJob19.

His veracity and judgement are highly questionable.

Feb 25, 2024 8:30 AM
Reply to  Researcher

From your cited source.

“I’m a Clinical Lab Scientist, COVID-19 Is Fake, Wake Up America!”

Feb 25, 2024 2:26 PM
Reply to  Brianborou

It’s GLOBAL RESEARCH. Chossudovsky pushed that piece of disinfo! That’s the point.

There is no Derik Knauss. It’s FROM A FACEBOOK DISINFO POST.

Can you even read, Roger/Brian?

Feb 25, 2024 4:25 PM
Reply to  Researcher

I’m a Clinical Lab Scientist, COVID-19 Is Fake, Wake Up America! By Derek Knauss and Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, February 12, 2021 Prepare for Change 9 January 2021 Region: USA Theme: Intelligence, Media Disinformation, Science and Medicine print All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). *** The following statements by Dr. Derick Knauss on the identity of the virus and on the failures of the PCR test are corroborated by numerous scientific studies including the WHO. See the text by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky at the foot of Dr. Knauss’ article *** I have a PhD in virology and immunology. I’m a clinical lab scientist and have tested 1500 “supposed” positive Covid 19 samples collected here in S. California. When my lab team and I did the testing through… Read more »

Feb 25, 2024 8:25 PM
Reply to  Brianborou

There is no Derik Knauss. It was from a FACEBOOK DISINFO POST!

There is no Derek or Derik Knauss. The entity doesn’t exist. Never existed. There were no tests done. The whole post is 100% hoax disinformation.

Global Research had to take it down. WHICH IS WHY ITS ONLY ON THE ARCHIVE SITE.

All you do is repost lies and disinfo. To deliberately clog up the thread.

It’s classic COINTELPRO.

Feb 25, 2024 9:09 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Let’s see your irrefutable evidence instead of smear like a sixxt spreader !

Feb 25, 2024 9:23 PM
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From your cited source One of the senoir Editors! Tamar Kintsurashvili Tamar Kintsurashvili is the executive director of the Media Development Foundation (MDF) and the editor-in-chief of fact-checking online portal Myth Detector, third-party partner of Facebook’s fact-checking program and a verified signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) of the Poynter Institute. Tamar runs media literacy programs for youngsters and teachers. She is a member of Deutsche Welle Akademie Media and Information Literacy Experts Network (MILEN) and the UNESCO MIL Alliance nomination committee. Tamar is an author and co-author of numerous research papers and publications on Russian information warfare in Ukraine, Anti-Gender and Anti-LGBTQI Mobilization in Georgia, Infodemic, anti-Western propaganda, Kremlin Influence Index, media literacy and media self-regulation. Prior to joining MDF, she served as a deputy secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia in 2010-2013. She was responsible for civil integration policy development. Previously, Kintsurashvili was the first… Read more »

Feb 25, 2024 9:12 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Chossudovsky didn’t check the source of the fake post.

Chossudovsky didn’t check if there was any author or scientist listed in pubmed, researchgate or Google scholar, named Derik or Derek Knauss.

There is no DR. DEREK KNAUSS.

“The story started to burn out but the video continued to do the rounds until some one came along and changed the authors name, enter Dr. Derek Knauss who does not exist. Below is how this story has changed three times.”

Lynn Ertell
Lynn Ertell
Feb 25, 2024 4:19 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Spot on! It’s a monolithic media run by a unified global cabal of gangsters. Every media narrative is designed to capture the emotions of a designated demographic target. They STAGE the simulations, supply the actors, props and reasons to be outraged.
They manage all “sides” in a low-intensity conflict. https://infiniteplanesociety.substack.com/p/the-fake-news-is-real

Feb 25, 2024 8:48 PM
Reply to  Lynn Ertell

Yes, because our entire society, all the faux countries and faux governments are based on fraud and lies.

The media is a mind control tool.

Feb 25, 2024 9:15 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Q. Any concrete evidence?

A. No more smear and Mickey Mouse cited sources!


Feb 24, 2024 5:43 PM

Another great article by prof Chossudovsky to send to those duped by the “Russian aggression” propaganda (and with which I made some headway yesterday) : https://www.globalresearch.ca/bombshell-nato-says-war-started-in-2014-nato-war-against-russia-fake-pretext-to-invoke-article-5-of-atlantic-treaty/5828312

Feb 24, 2024 11:31 AM

“American democracy”  😂  😂  😂  😂  😂  Killing for money reveals a morally bankrupt nation.

Feb 24, 2024 10:10 AM

Hello OffG. You lot always find a way to pee on the parade and deconstruct deconstruction itself. Fun, I love you. Now for my first ever contribution: notice how the entire “what Julian said” business is limited basically to ONE WAR ONLY. Correct me if I’m wrong – but all I ever see 100% of the time is Manning and the “collateral murder” (if I’m lucky). Yet there’s been a whole bunch of wars since then, pretty unhampered. So allow me to draw attention to Rudolf Elmer! A man whose hand I’m proud to have shaken. But enough about me, for now.  Elmer is at least one other case that came to light through Wikileaks. Nice press conference as he handed Julian CD/s. As a result, his life was wrecked: Ruedi (Swiss nickname) was harassed on all levels. Some of the challenges were legitimate – because remember what was said re. Assange… Read more »

Feb 24, 2024 9:04 PM
Reply to  Michael

So Wikileaks is a Rat Trap, a multi-government, multi-alphabet agency psyop to trap real whistleblowers and seed disinformation for the corporations masquerading as faux governments.

Thom Crewz
Thom Crewz
Feb 25, 2024 12:58 AM
Reply to  Researcher

Has been for a long time.

Feb 25, 2024 2:28 PM
Reply to  Thom Crewz

Cass Sunstein created WIKILEAKS so since it’s inception.

This is Sunstein’s original introduction of Wikilies in the Washington Post in 2007.

Feb 25, 2024 4:49 PM
Reply to  Researcher

From your cited source.

” It is illuminating that none of Assange*s document dumps have revealed any notable scandals…Israel.”

Tarpley: Wikileaks, a ‘Cognitive Infiltration’ Operation, 1000 Percent Fake (blockbuster video) | VT Foreign Policy (veteranstoday.com)

From Wikileaks

Israeli Nuclear Armageddon http://www.armagedon.org.il official mirror – WikiLeaks

Feb 24, 2024 8:46 AM

The Hague Tribunal appears to have been put into permanent hibernation – it has singular failed to prosecute anyone for their cv19 crimes against humanity despite an absolute mountain of evidence against numerous people.

Raising the question of does Bill Gates now “subside” the Tribunal?

Feb 24, 2024 4:56 PM
Reply to  MattC

Could it be that the ill-fated tribunal was precisely the intention from the beginning?

There was always something off about Fuellmich – had a gatekeeper feel to him. And then the recent scandal. (The lad) doth protest too much, methinks.

Feb 24, 2024 6:35 AM

Excellent review of how the Wests criminal cabal operates and what is actually meant by vacuous phrases like the West’s alleged respect for – “the rule of law” and for “human rights.” That Assange offered $20,000 for any information that leads to the determining who murdered Seth Rich confirms the unspeakable truth of the fatuous “Russiagate” propaganda operation. Which is that the virtual entirety of Western institutional structures comprise one big lawless criminal cabal extorting, threatening and murdering anyone who gets in the way – across the entire planet.

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Feb 24, 2024 7:41 AM
Reply to  gbossa

So true, it makes me want to vomit when I hear people referring to “EU law” as if it has some divine status.
A criminal cabal using the power of the State to hide and protects its criminal gains.

Elongated Muskrat
Elongated Muskrat
Feb 24, 2024 5:52 AM

Give us this day our daily bread, oh Lord, and save us from the Rottenfellers…

Feb 24, 2024 5:29 AM

A good example of Soros strategy: Attack the Left from the Left. When I stopped reading the Guardian it had a representative from Rothschild on its Trust. Years later, according to OffG, the Guardian was financed by Soros.

According to posts by Researcher and others on OffG, Leaky Wicks never leaked about Israel.

“When you go to sup with the devil, take a long spoon.”

Duncan Wearing
Duncan Wearing
Feb 24, 2024 1:57 AM

Assange: Just more controlled opposition.

Feb 24, 2024 1:32 PM
Reply to  Duncan Wearing

Opposition to what, I wonder…?
They’re all hiding behind each other.

Thom Crewz
Thom Crewz
Feb 25, 2024 12:41 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Oh wardropper, wardropper where have you been?

Feb 23, 2024 11:43 PM

I became aware of Julian Assange when he went to Sweden to do a Talk TED?…and there was some gossip about him published everyday by Aftonbladet (The Swedish equivalent of the Sun)

Both of these pretty girls invited Julian Assange to their parties…and after the parties their homes and bed. It was all published at the time by the Girls themselves.

Neither of them have accused him of rape…the only accusation was a broken condom, and almost certainly at least one of them if not all were working for intelligence services. The CIA were definitely involved .

It was Sir Keir Rodney Starmer who kept the Assange atrocity show going on, when neither the Swedish or The British wanted to carry on with this nonsense.He was the Director of Public Prosecutions and seriously threatened the Swedes, I guess under the Direction of the CIA Keep it Going


Thom Crewz
Thom Crewz
Feb 23, 2024 11:04 PM

Look, it’s simple. Take the shot. Strap your underwear to your face, and STFU about our criminal activity.

Feb 24, 2024 12:07 AM
Reply to  Thom Crewz

I declined the shot, but the intense propaganda did my head in, and I still got ill, cos i couldn’t stand the masked zombies or having to put my hand up to be escorted to the toilet. I can manage it now without the zimmer frame and can now wipe my own bum again….Its not been easy for me either

Thom Crewz
Thom Crewz
Feb 25, 2024 12:45 AM
Reply to  tony_opmoc

More incoming. Masks are the norm for the 60+ shopper. A copy of the red top MSM rag along with the Vacc cough & weekly shop was sad to see. I know Mildred & Fred will be 6ft under soon if they persist in their stupidity. But what can you do to wake the sheep up?

Feb 24, 2024 9:43 AM
Reply to  Thom Crewz

Would a G-string do 😂

Feb 24, 2024 9:29 PM
Reply to  Cloverleaf

LOL…no I’ve never tried a cork either….If it’s got to come out , its going to come out. I was I just so upset at Sinéad O’Connor’s death on the Wednesday, I drank an exceedingly large amount of alcohol that night….I seemed to be OK on the Thursday..but on Friday morning as my wife was preparing to go to Yoga..she could see I was not looking too well. I was sick a bit…didn’t make a mess..and I got to the toilet – and kept shouting I am fine – get ready for Yoga…and put my shorts and T-Shirt on..and made my way downstairs… You are not well…I am going to dial 999 – I said go off to Yoga – I will be fine My wife saved my life again Still here. Never been so close to death, and it wasn’t the alcohol in my bood..I had a serious double… Read more »

Thom Crewz
Thom Crewz
Feb 25, 2024 12:39 AM
Reply to  Cloverleaf

Rishi asked me the same question, drunks as a skunk he was. I mentiond bringing back the Heroin trade, he says Uncle Sam stole that idea and sold it to Big Farma.
Bojo on the other hand is all ears, says he’ll ask his team and get back to me.

Feb 23, 2024 10:57 PM

The ruling psychos have been manufacturing enemies since the birth of language.
Assange is just another one on their long, long list of ‘threats to the nation’.

M Aurelius
M Aurelius
Feb 23, 2024 10:56 PM

Jullian Assange is being made an example of.
Expose the criminal corruption of the US government and youwill be crushed.
Like the J6 protesters trying to expose the clearly stolen 2020 election and being set up by that same corrupt covernment that stole the election.
The message is: “You will be crushed for telling the truth about us.”
This evil cannot be corrected at the ballot box anymore. Act accordingly,
America. These fascists want you dead or compiant. (enslaved)

John Goss
John Goss
Feb 23, 2024 10:53 PM

Great article Professor Chossudovsky. And greetings from England my friend.

“Who are the criminals?
Those who leak secret government documents which provide irrefutable evidence of extensive crimes against humanity or the politicians in high office who order the killings and atrocities.”


Feb 23, 2024 11:55 PM
Reply to  John Goss

Hope you are well.

Still Cycling?

We now have a Grandaughter too. We get on well.

Sepsis nearly killed me last year, but now much better

Feb 23, 2024 10:24 PM

Tall Poppy:
Noun, usage: Australian

Someone who becomes a target in an attempt to cut them down to size

for Politicians, who can only stick to a narrow range of talking points, chopping Tall Poppies down becomes an important career survival move.

Feb 23, 2024 10:23 PM

A useful analysis, but lacking, I think, in one aspect, one that the whole roadshow of supporters has continued to overlook and/or ignore, the possibility that Assange was working with these spooks in full knowledge of what the Wikileaks operation was about and intended to achieve, something that was hypothesized by analysts right back in the beginning of the Wikileaks circus, before everyone got on the Save Assange train. Assange should just confess to knowingly working with the intelligence agencies and make publc information regarding the other players. The US would have no reason to be try to silence him. Of course they would probably look for retribution, but that would be another story.

les online
les online
Feb 23, 2024 11:26 PM
Reply to  Tavvy

‘Where there’s smoke, there’s fire !’
‘Well, what if there’s no smoke ?’
‘Well, that’s suspicious too, innit !’

Feb 23, 2024 11:59 PM
Reply to  les online

Chossudovsky is always good at Guilt by Association. He seems to be including Vaughan Smith in the list of those who as he says “betrayed and misled” but provides zero evidence.

Instead, we get a description of his class origin and army service (army, aristocracy, boo, hiss!) and his NATO activities incl. support from Hashim Thaci; Soros.

I suppose Michel is insinuating that Vaughan Smith just must be up to no good in respect of Assange given these alleged facts.

If Michel has evidence that Vaughan Smith was reporting secretly at 0000h each day to MI5 on Assange’s doings that day at Ellingham Manor, he might care to furnish it.

It is indeed plausible that Vaughan Smith was an intelligence “minder” of Assange, tasked with accommodating and befriending him, if that is what our Canadian professor is implying, but where is the evidence?

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Feb 23, 2024 10:10 PM

Well, if we don’t know by now, then all is lost.

The thugs and crims are governments and their departments who have been wielding their ill-gotten power over us for the longest time, as well as the puppet masters who own and direct them. Government is the dumb-ass muscle doing the bidding of their masters. The MS media are just one of their weapons, even dumber and meaner.

Feb 23, 2024 10:08 PM

Come on guys! Assange is a psyop. Please read ‘Deconstructing Wikileaks’ by Daniel Estulin. Assange is a CIA asset. Yes, I know one shouldn’t believe there is a rat around every corner, but I’m afraid in this case there definitely is. Or even try reading Assange’s purported autobiography. ‘Julian Assange: The unauthorised biography’ Purportedly written by him but then declined for publication, but published nonetheless purportedly against his will. All frothy bunkum. No mention of 9/11 (which he has downplayed on numerous occasions – as has Snowden – another similar psyop) We have to be so alert. Why do you suppose the mainstream media consistently gives Assange so much free publicity when he is supposedly such a danger to the Deep State – who own the mainstream media.

Paul Cardin
Paul Cardin
Feb 24, 2024 8:38 AM
Reply to  vermaaklikheid

He didn’t touch 9/11 and his organisation has dodged Covid and killer ‘vaccines’. Hmmm.

Feb 23, 2024 9:06 PM

In the words of the Wokerati, Assange has been cancelled. In reality, like Navalny, “they” would like him “properly” cancelled but The West are far too civilised to do anything as rash as Novichokology.
But beware, the Online Safety Bill could arguably allow Assangination of me, you & anyone should you dare to step out of line.
Another reason the Assange case is allowed to be so high-profile.

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Feb 23, 2024 9:06 PM

The days of freedom, liberty, democracy, honesty and integrity are long gone.
We are now living in an inverted world where good is evil and right is wrong…
It’s a bleak future with the corrupt authoritarian tyrants holding all the power and the sheep all fast asleep at the wheel.

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Feb 23, 2024 11:38 PM
Reply to  Paul Watson

It’s the apocalypse.

The sufficiently perspicacious are to realise that TPTB have always been the shepherds, and that the masses have always been the sheep.

More than that, they are intended to find out why this is the case – and why this is good for mankind.

The answers will bake your noodle.

Feb 24, 2024 11:45 AM

Yes, it wouldn’t do to be fast asleep (ashleep) a-shleep and
Miss The Apocalypse.
Would it?

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Feb 23, 2024 8:04 PM

This is really a tale about how a viable story — what was in the original story about the cables — was made to just ‘go away’. Assange is just collateral damage, a regrettable casualty out of the necessity to preserve Official Reality. What’s particularly damning is the way the media were not just complicit in this but active — willing — participants. The first sign of trouble was Assange’s character assassination, how he was converted into an egotistical rapist (which also came in handy for detaining him). The two prongs here were designed to destroy both his personal reputation and any public sympathy for him. The “Putin’s Stooge” business was just another thread in this attack; we actually know that the Russian involvement in the 2016 election was exactly nothing (we knew it years ago) but this sort of thing gains credibility through repetition. Frustrating, isn’t it? I still… Read more »

Feb 23, 2024 10:25 PM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Distraction, basically, the weapons of mass distraction.
Get all worked up about this bit, and your limited attention span will have less left over to possibly notice what’s really going down. And you have less energy to work with and actually do something..
So in that sense Julian is a sacrificial distraction. And they are and have been deliberately making a big fuss about nothing if so much has been yer actual set-up. ”And though she feels as if she’s in a play, she is anyway.’

underground poet
underground poet
Feb 24, 2024 1:48 AM
Reply to  ariel

It was good theater, but it didn’t last.

Feb 24, 2024 3:36 PM

Ah yes. Here is a part of the explanation given by Mike Benz to Tucker Carlson cataloguing the effect that social media (has) had on ‘The National Security State.’ Says it all, really. They could not control the news agenda after Facebook 2006. And they realised the effect it was going to have on the US military and Intelligence (sic) services. ‘This induced a massive crisis both in our military and in our State Department and intelligence services. And I give you a great example of this. In 2019, at a meeting of the German Marshall Fund, which is, you know, an institution that goes back to the US, basically, and I’m don’t want to say bribe, but the essentially the soft power economic soft power projection in Europe as part of the reconstruction of European governments after World War 2, to be able to essentially pay them, with Marshall… Read more »