Wikileaks has been attempting to make good on one of President Barack Obama’s campaign promises: providing the transparency into the administration — as well as the administration who plans to succeed it — they have worked so hard to obfuscate.The organization has been releasing a steady stream of emails damaging to Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama and the Democrat party in general — revelations that might have sunk anyone else who didn’t have the force of the mainstream media working on their behalf to distract the American public and downplay the flow of damning info.
Those of us who’ve been following the Wikileaks’ revelations were alarmed, to say the least, when its Twitter account issued a series of cryptic messages yesterday. The cryptic tweets — referencing the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth office, Ecuador and US Secretary of State John Kerry — were followed by an update confirming that Julian Assange’s internet had been “intentionally severed by a state party.”
pre-commitment 3: UK FCO f33a6de5c627e3270ed3e02f62cd0c857467a780cf6123d2172d80d02a072f74— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 16, 2016
pre-commitment 1: John Kerry 4bb96075acadc3d80b5ac872874c3037a386f4f595fe99e687439aabd0219809
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 16, 2016
pre-commitment 2: Ecuador eae5c9b064ed649ba468f0800abf8b56ae5cfe355b93b1ce90a1b92a48a9ab72
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 16, 2016
Julian Assange’s internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 17, 2016
Much to many onlookers’ relief, the Wikileaks organization responded by activating “appropriate contingency plans,” which enabled it not only to post the update but also to deliver its 10th dump of #PodestaEmails.And late this afternoon, Wikileaks announced it can confirm that the government of Ecuador was behind the severing of Assange’s internet access — which happened soon after the publications of the much-anticipated Clinton Goldman Sachs speeches.
We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange’s internet access Saturday, 5pm GMT, shortly after publication of Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speechs.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 17, 2016
As The Daily Caller reports:
The organization first announced the activation of “appropriate contingency plans” in a tweet early Monday morning after Assange’s internet was reportedly cut off.
The announcement came hours after WikiLeaks published three cryptic tweets Sunday afternoon referencing Ecuador, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Each tweet was accompanied by a string of jumbled numbers and letters.
Assange is currently residing in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, England, where he has remained since seeking political asylum in June 2012.
Kerry is currently in London as well for meetings with British, French and German foreign ministers regarding peace brokering attempts in Syria.
Earlier this month, Assange claimed he was going to make a major announcement regarding Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on the balcony of the embassy, but canceled due to “security concerns.”
Over the last week and a half, WikiLeaks has steadily released thousands of emails from Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s Gmail account.
WikiLeaks previously released hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee that showed party officials colluding against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
So, is it a coincidence that SecState John Kerry is currently in London — where Assange is residing in the Ecuadorian embassy seeking political asylum — when suddenly the Ecuadorian government cuts off Assange’s internet?
Could this be an example of the Obama administration exerting international force for once? Shocking in and of itself, if true.
Unfortunately, if indeed this is the case, it would appear to be doing so to protect its own interests — protecting itself and its chosen heir from being further exposed to the American people — rather than the interests of the American people it is supposed to be serving. So very telling.
The United States government silencing its political enemies? So very chilling.
And only makes one wonder even more: what are they so hellbent on hiding from us?
[This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]