Julian Assange of WikiLeaks fame, claims to hate secrecy and corruption wherever it may be found.
However his WikiLeaks revelations have mainly worked against the interests of Washington and in favor of Moscow.
Is this deliberate?
My new report “Julian Assange: Whistleblower or Spy for Moscow?” attempts to shed light on this question.
Yevgeny Bazhanov, vice chancellor of research and international relations at the Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy in Moscow. He has written openly and favorably about Assange in Moscow Times:Now, in the 21st century, we have WikiLeaks founded by anarchist and anti-imperialist Julian Assange who is driven by a hatred for capitalism and the United States. In the modern age of the Internet, Kalashnikovs and dynamite are no longer necessary to try to overthrow the enemy. Modern technology and outstanding hacking skills allow anarchists to help weaken the United States, the citadel of capitalism…
Undoubtedly, WikiLeaks delivered a heavy blow to the United States.
First, it showed the world that U.S. diplomats might smile to your face while they sharpen their knives behind your back. Second, WikiLeaks exposed the vulnerability of the world’s most powerful country. Seasoned spies used to hunt for years for a single page of classified information, but WikiLeaks and its alleged main leaker, U.S. Private Bradley Manning, in one fell swoop scored more than 500,000 classified and secret U.S. military and diplomatic documents. Third, the leaks will surely discourage the world from dealing candidly with the United States.
For the full 34 page report, go here.
5 thoughts on ““Julian Assange: Whistleblower or Spy for Moscow?””
Neither. Assange is an agitator for Putin, not a spy in the traditional sense. Assange and WikiLeaks are, whether they know it or not, tools of the Russian state who is using them to agitate via the passing around of data. I think the leaks were probably more like bait in order to get the people to think that Assange is simply against corrupt states. Once the bait is taken then Assange has lots of people who will follow him and not question him, from their Putin can effectively not just control the minds of individuals but entire movements of people and use them against his enemies. It’s very effective, it means that the Russians don’t have to get their hands dirty, there is less risk to them and it’s very cheap. Anyone who supports WikiLeaks and Assange is effectively working for the Russian state.
He is the I.F. Stone of his generation.
I could tell from the start that this man was an agent for Russia. If you notice when he came out with the leaks, he made sure to make critical comments about Russia to throw off the scent, while spending most of his time undermining America and its intelligence agencies.
You have this one nailed Trevor.