Thursday, March 29, 2018
Is Trump Behind This: Assange Loses Internet Access
Ecuador on Wednesday said it has stopped Julian Assange's ability to communicate to the outside world from its London embassy, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up since 2012, reports AFP.
According to Ecuador, The decision was taken because Assange had broken a 2017 promise to not interfere in other countries' affairs while in the mission.
The move to cut off Assange came after he used Twitter on Monday to challenge Britain's accusation that Russia was responsible for the March 4 nerve agent poisoning of a Russian former double agent in the English city of Salisbury.
Assange also questioned the decision by Britain and more than 20 countries to retaliate against the poisoning by expelling Russian diplomats deemed spies.
The comments prompted a British Foreign Office minister, Alan Duncan, to brand Assange a "miserable little worm" who should leave the embassy to turn himself over to British authorities.
Of course, it is the United States that is the major player behind the scenes. Without US pressure, Assange would have been able to walk out of the embassy years ago without fear of arrest.
It is ultimately President Trump's call on how the Assange manner is being handled and under the Trump administration and things seem to be getting worse for Assange.
BTW, David Stockman has an important piece coming out on the poisoning of the Russians.
at 5:50 AM