Oppressive states such as Ecuador crush the web’s power

Oppressive states such as Ecuador crush the web’s power

Nick Cohen
Knowledge alone is next to useless in countries whose rulers enforce self-censorship


Ecuador’s ‘bombastic’ president Rafael Correa. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/ReutersSunday 6 September 2015 00.05 BSTLast modified on Sunday 6 September 201500.06 BST

Julian Assange’s captivity in the Ecuadorian embassy is full of ironies – none of them funny – which tell us much about the state of freedom of speech, little of it good.

Older readers will remember that the stardust of celebrity fell on Assange in the last decade when his WikiLeaks site published thousands of secret US government cables. He rapidly became infamous, to everyone except his groupies, when one Swedish woman alleged that Assange had raped her and another that he had sexually assaulted her. Assange did not have the courage to face his accusers. He insisted that the Swedish authorities were plotting to deport him to America. Lawyers gently pointed out that America could easily have extradited Assange from Britain, if it had wanted him.

Assange didn’t listen to doubters. In June 2012, he sought asylum at 3B Hans Crescent, London SW1, and there he has remained, a prisoner of his own conspiracy theories. The embassy may have a grand address just round the corner from Harrods, but like so many London properties it’s a pokey flat. If you or I were trapped inside for years with the Metropolitan police’s finest waiting to arrest us the moment we stepped outdoors, we’d probably go mad.

According to confidential documents leaked by Ecuadorian journalist Fernando Villavicencio to BuzzFeed last week, Assange appears to be doing just that. He has fought with a security guard. He drinks too much and needs “psychological support”. His “evident anger” and “feelings of superiority” could cause stress to those around him, “especially the personnel who work in the embassy, mainly women”.

For the first time in my life, I feel sorry for Assange. But if you look beyond his degeneration and forget about the allegedly abused Swedish women many of his charming supporters have vilified, this bleak story carries a cheering moral.

WikiLeaks revealed American secrets and there was nothing Americans could do about it. Leftwing Ecuador defended a champion of freedom of information and gave him asylum. But in the age of transparency, its diplomatic cables are as open to inspection as America’s and it too has found its secrets online. However messy the web is, however many criminals and crackpots flourish online, our wired, anarchic world is surely more democratic than what came before. Old sources of power in states, churches and corporations can no longer control what we read and that is progress worth having.

Little about this comforting picture is true. If I can keep you in the cramped quarters of the Ecuadorian embassy for a moment longer, I will attempt to explain why. WikiLeaks did not just shed sunlight on dark corners of US foreign policy. Most of its journalists walked out when they learned that Assange was willing to abase himself before dictators, most notably the president of Belarus, who wanted access to US confidential information about dissident movements that threatened his rule.

Ecuador’s rulers are not offering asylum to Assange because they believe in the right to hold power to account, but because Assange is as anti-American as they are. When its own citizens try to tell truth to power, Ecuador’s love of liberty vanishes.

It is a petro-socialist authoritarian state. Not a dictatorship, I should add: there are still elections. But the regime hounds those who tell its citizens news it does not want them to hear. So relentless is its determination to control information it has even silenced the scientists at Ecuador’s Geophysics Institute, for fear that their warnings of possible eruptions from the Cotopaxi volcano will cause panic .
Legal penalties for insulting, or as we might call it “criticising”, the rulers enforce self-censorship. Traditional and new media do not want to go against Ecuador’s bombastic president, Rafael Correa. The case of the embassy leaker, Fernando Villavicencio, makes my point. He complained about police brutality. His punishment was a libel action from the president, a prison sentence and a court order to apologise to the affronted leader.

I am not attempting an ideological assault on Latin American socialism, although I will note in passing that Venezuela’s Chavista state is just as bad as Ecuador’s failing state. The conservative governments of Orbán’s Hungary, Putin’s Russia and Erdogan’s Turkey all have democratic elements, but they all use the same straitjackets as Ecuador to confine democratic argument.

While a catatonic world was finally waking up to the Syrian refugee crisis, I was speaking to the great Turkish dissident Yavuz Baydar. A columnist on the Turkish daily Hürriyet had used the death of Aylan Kurdi to damn Erdogan’s treatment of the Turkish and Syrian Kurds, he told me. The state prosecutor immediately announced he would investigate the “scandalous remarks and gross insults targeting Erdogan”. Every other writer on new and old media got the message.

You will not understand how the hopes for the web have failed so miserably unless you grasp how Francis Bacon was wrong. Knowledge isn’t power. Power comes from the freedom to use knowledge. Even if citizens in Ecuador or Turkeycan find information online the state does not want them to see, what good is it if they cannot use it in political campaigns without being arrested? They live in a state of informed impotence, in which they cannot pass on what they know. Without rights protected by an independent judiciary, their knowledge is close to useless.

Anyone who has worked in a hierarchical workplace, the closest thing to an authoritarian society most westerners experience, should understand their predicament. You know your manager is a disaster, a sex pest or a bully, but there is nothing you and your colleagues can do with that information if you fear that speaking out will wreck your careers.

What applies in the workplace applies with a vengeance in public life. Modern communications technologies create a comforting illusion. Because there are hundreds of billions of posts and tweets every year, you can gain the impression that stopping the torrent of information reaching an audience is as impossible as stopping the waves reaching the shore. But someone still needs to do the hard work. Someone still needs to be brave enough to break the story or blow the whistle before the tweeting and the posting can begin.
Regimes from Belarus to Ecuador, from Venezuela to Turkey, know that, if they can frighten that someone, and deter others from thinking they should imitate that someone, the torrent will vanish like water down a sinkhole.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/06/internet-gift-world-oppressed-informed-impotence

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Assange Sent Pedophile Assistent “Siggi” to sell Leaks for cash to Honduras Media “El Heraldo”

Sigurdur Thordarson’s Trip to Honduras was arranged by WikiLeaks in WikiLeaks related News

Sigurdur ( Siggi ) wasn’t just a volunteer who “For a period of some months he did manage several minor tasks for the Organisation” as claimed by WikiLeaks ( http://wikileaks.org/Eight-FBI-agents-conduct.html ) in their Editorial from 07 February 2013.

The following information underlines Siggis role within the organization.

The Initial request was made by a Journalist from the El HERALDO

Quote

From: xxxxx @elheraldo.hn
Subject: Need for information

Message Body:
Hello! I´m a journalist from Honduras that believe in the information as a key to the freedom and development.
In this context, I’m looking for your help to get all the diplomatic cables sent by US Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras o related with my country and be able to make them public in El Heraldo, a independient and influential newspaper in Honduras.

I’ll wait for your answer.

Regards,

xxxx xxxxx
Journalist
El Heraldo, Honduras

The request was processed by WikiLeaks and a Response was sent:

Quote

I thank you and your journalist for contacting me,

i admit that your journalist contacted the organization by rather unusual way, she contacted me via my work email witch is not publicly known, but i guess that is just a sign of how good your journalists are, as i told xxx xxxx, that i have authorization to provide you with the Honduras,Venezuela,Guatemala,Cuban and the Israel cables, you probably wonder why Israel, but appearantly Israel has been in good connection with the embassy in guatemala and Cuba, so i include the Israel ones in your request as well,

i am waiting for authorization regarding the other cables you requested,as i told xxxx xxxxx, by trip to your country and meeting you and your staff, does not indicate 100% that El Heraldo will get the cables requested, i will explain why, the reason for that is we cannot authorize something like this in the blind, but a Memorandum of Understanding as our lawyers call it will be signed that is 100%, that means that El Heraldo and WikiLeaks have a co-operation agreement, that means that if WikiLeaks gets files that we think might interest honduras or south america, El Heraldo will be contacted, or if El Heraldo is searching for some specific material a request can be filed, we will search our archives and get back to you on that request, If you want to interview our spokespersons, Julian Assange and/or Kristinn Hrafnsson, those requests go through me, since i will be your media contact, instead of waiting for weeks and going the official way to request material or interviews,

WikiLeaks is far from Finished and is scheduling future releases in the near future, but that i will not speak about through email, and will tell you about when we meet, regarding my visit, I have planned that i will leave Iceland for Honduras on Wedensday, and arrive back Iceland on sunday or Monday, i got the info from xxxxx xxxx that a personal bodyguard will be assigned for my protection and we deeply appriciate that, WikiLeaks is very thankful for that El Heraldo is paying for the trip, air tickets, food, hotel, transportation, and security, , let me tell you about the Cable Agreement,

it is aprox. 6 pages, and requires someone authorized to sign on behalf of El Heraldo, in the agreement before you (if you get the cables) release them, you will have the oppurtunity to interview Julian Assange if you want, i will try everything i can to make all of the agreements available in English, and Spanish, if you request, if there is anything i can do, dont hesitate to ask

El HERALDO confirmed WikiLeaks contact as follows:

Quote

To begin with, thank you very much for the thoughtfulness you have had with our journalist Claudia Gomez who has had teh luck and privilege to find you. We are very interested at “The Herald” in obtaining the WikiLeaks cables relating to Honduras, the region in Central America and some of the countries in Latin America that I understand our reporter had asked you about. We are a written communication organization, the most important in the country, at a high level in Honduras and Central America with a level of credibility obtained thanks to the efforts of our editorials. I write because we are indeed interested in you coming to our country and we can obtain a confidentiallty agreement to find more of the solicited information. I dont know if it makes sense to you to come Thursday of next week. If so, please let us know so we can coordinate the air transportation, your security here, room, and board

.

Siggi flew to Honduras via Mexico City on 08.02.2011 and resided in Real Intercontinental Hotel in Honduras

He was contacted by the El HERALDO again

Quote

“Sifurdur,as i said, for your security, you will stay in Hotel Hilton Mexico City, inside the airport. (Check the email… the second one).
InHonduras, you will stay in Real Intercontinental Hotel, 15 minutes from airport.Also, foryour security, you will be protected for 4 bodyguards, 2 in your car (armored) and two in a second car (escort).
You`llcheck with a different name in introduced to our team as a journalism student
.”

All in all, not bad for a volunteer who “For a period of some months he did manage several minor tasks for the Organisation”

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Assange deep relationship to sex abuser Sigudur Thordarson highlighted in this chat log

This is a chatlog between Julian Assange and a Seniow member of Wikileaks staff. The log was forwarded to us by another members of Assange’s staffers who has since left Wikileaks.

The chat underlines Assange willingness to abuse Wikileaks staff members and shows how deep Sigurdur Thordarson was invloved in Wikileaks operations. The conversation also highlights Assange’s greed as far as selling merchandise to the public.

Julian Assange is [email protected]
(01:17:34 AM) [email protected]: have you got that .is bank account going yet?
(01:17:37 AM) joy b: i think it is critical to do something like that right now – leaks
(01:17:37 AM) [email protected]: the trust?
(01:17:41 AM) [email protected]: organization registration?
(01:17:44 AM) [email protected]: company registration?
(01:18:01 AM) [email protected]: recruited these technical people?
(01:18:26 AM) [email protected]: no. and the two things are the two things I instructed you and kristinn to do
(01:18:38 AM) [email protected]: and you have not done them
(01:18:55 AM) [email protected]: set up credit processing systems?
(01:18:59 AM) joy b: i have not – i have not had time and i dont understand the purpose of it and have not got enough iformation from you about what sort of bank accounts they need to be despite asking for it time and time again
(01:19:18 AM) [email protected]: Do I have to do it myself?
(01:19:19 AM) joy b: and i decided to wait until after the core meting
(01:19:30 AM) [email protected]: The same as any other small business
(01:19:49 AM) [email protected]: that sells a lot of stuff on the itnernet
(01:19:53 AM) [email protected]: via credit card payments etc
(01:19:55 AM) joy b: because that is the sort of stuff that needs to be done in similar fashion with similar transparency all over
(01:20:21 AM) [email protected]: either materialize free labor resources for me
(01:20:28 AM) [email protected]: or create the support structures that help get them
(01:20:28 AM) joy b: i have never been asked to recruit techical people
(01:20:53 AM) joy b: i think it is best to have the core meeting first
(01:21:01 AM) [email protected]: do you.
(01:21:05 AM) joy b: for many different reasons
(01:21:09 AM) joy b: yes
(01:21:12 AM) [email protected]: then quit whining about everything else
(01:21:30 AM) joy b: do you speak to other volunteers liek this
(01:21:36 AM) [email protected]: yes
(01:21:54 AM) joy b: well for me i refuse to be spoken to like this
(01:22:04 AM) [email protected]: i am simply not going to respond to anyone’s complaints
(01:22:10 AM) [email protected]: its wasting my time
(01:22:17 AM) [email protected]: do or do not
(01:22:18 AM) joy b: how can you see this as complaint
(01:22:31 AM) [email protected]: but complaining just waste my time and yours
(01:22:32 AM) joy b: i am not doing anything unless i understand its purpose
(01:22:44 AM) [email protected]: i’m not explaining again
(01:22:48 AM) joy b: i do not follow leaders blindly
(01:22:51 AM) [email protected]: I’ll get siggi to do it
(01:22:55 AM) joy b: haha
(01:23:00 AM) joy b: yes do that
(01:23:16 AM) [email protected]: yes. as insane as he is, he is actually more helpful in that domain
(01:23:33 AM) joy b: wow
(01:24:09 AM) joy b: well thank you for listening to advice
(01:24:29 AM) [email protected]: has found lawyers, the appropriate forms etc, and keeps pestering me to tell him what more I need in that area.
(01:24:30 AM) joy b: and the level of respect you show to people who spend the little time they have to help
(01:25:07 AM) [email protected]: do you have a PO box for us yet?
(01:26:01 AM) joy b: i asked someone else to do it – i will see if it is done
(01:26:33 AM) joy b: you seem to have forgotten how much workload i am under
(01:26:46 AM) joy b: and how much effort i have put into immi
(01:26:48 AM) joy b: and wl
(01:27:10 AM) joy b: but go ahead – use siggi
(01:27:24 AM) joy b: i am sure he will be a great volunteer for you
(01:28:01 AM) joy b: but i have to say that your style of inspiring people to do things is not working for me

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Siggigate: Personal assistant to Assange jailed for sexual abuse on children accepted “Kissenger docs” on behalf ofWikileaks

As we all know now, #Assange lied about his role with WikiLeaks explaining his role as follows ” For a period of some months he did manage several minor tasks for the organisation ”

Source: http://wikileaks.org/Eight-FBI-agents-conduct.html

Friday, January 28, 2011 – [email protected]
––––––––––––––––––
5:15:23 PM Singi201: hey
Encrypted OTR chat initiated. [email protected]’s identity not verified. (5:51:17 PM)
5:51:40 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: hmmm
5:51:45 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: key re-gen
5:51:49 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: that’s suspicious
5:51:51 PM Singi201: Yes, im on a new computer
5:52:01 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: ah fair enough
5:52:17 PM Singi201: Or on the laptop, never used Jabber there before so
5:52:18 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: new macbook i see
5:52:26 PM Singi201: Yeah
5:52:41 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: police never returned your old one i take it
5:52:47 PM Singi201: HAHAHA
5:52:50 PM Singi201: No.
5:52:57 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: lmao
5:52:58 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: figures
5:53:00 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: fuckers
5:53:14 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: i got a new laptop too
5:53:21 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: 3 or 4 days ago
5:53:38 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: just getting around to installing linux and crypto today
6:01:04 PM Singi201:
6:01:19 PM Singi201: So you have any more dirty little project you wish to share with us ?
6:02:00 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: in time I will
6:02:09 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: i recently took the tea party nation
6:02:29 PM Singi201: I was asked if you can provide us with some of the NARA data today? just so
we can look at it, compare to the cables we already have etc.
6:02:42 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: yeah, no problem
6:03:08 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: got somewhere i can upload it?
6:03:27 PM Singi201: Hang on
6:04:52 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: ill give you 155,278
6:05:09 PM Singi201: Awesome ness
6:05:14 PM Singi201: Im prepearing a server
6:06:56 PM Singi201: In what format are the files?
6:07:05 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: .txt
6:07:09 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: for each cable
6:07:22 PM Singi201: Timeframe of the cables?
6:07:48 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: 1972-1973
6:07:49 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: this set
6:07:59 PM Singi201: The Cold war intersting
6:08:08 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: and vietnam
6:08:40 PM Singi201: Yeah
6:09:59 PM Singi201: Any specific countries?
6:10:10 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: all of them i think
6:11:40 PM Singi201: Size?
6:13:33 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: 850M
6:13:34 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: probably
6:14:09 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: yeah 850M
6:18:28 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: i might have to relocate to upload this thing
6:18:45 PM Singi201: ok – let me get you the details first
6:18:54 PM Singi201: sftp good?
6:20:40 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: yeah
6:21:17 PM Singi201: Username: smurfs
6:21:23 PM Singi201: password: ilikeflyingelephants
6:21:41 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: many of these have been completely redacted away, but i got their message data anyway just not the content
6:21:56 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: like all the tags, subject line, participants etc…
6:26:16 PM Singi201: 5minutes
6:28:41 PM Singi201: Ready?
6:29:31 PM Singi201: server: aes256.org
protocol: sftp only
username: smurfs
password: ilikeflyingelephants
6:29:50 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: cool
6:29:59 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: lemme write a script to upload
6:32:22 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: is this sftp only?
6:32:23 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: no shell?
6:32:29 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: i need to upload a key so i can automate this
6:34:17 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: who ever runs that machine tell them to enable public key authentication
6:34:19 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: then ill start to upload
6:37:25 PM Singi201: Should be ok now
6:38:21 PM Singi201: got this from him: You can do that via SFTP
6:37 cd .ssh
6:37 put authorized_keys
6:38 Upload an authorized_keys file with the key inside
6:39:16 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: yeah i know
6:44:03 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: this is setup for sftp only isn’t it
6:44:05 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: i need scp
6:44:54 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: there’s too much data to do one single upload im gonna have to do multiple smaller uploads of each individual cable
6:45:05 PM Singi201: enably scp
6:45:09 PM Singi201: enableing
6:45:12 PM Singi201: enabling
6:45:15 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: sweet
6:45:51 PM Singi201: done
6:46:16 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: excellent
6:47:23 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: ok cables.list im uploading now, it’s the full index of this set
6:48:51 PM Singi201: etA?
6:49:03 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: 40 seconds
6:49:07 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: it’s uploading at 43kbps
6:49:19 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: this is gonna take a really long time to get through 850M of cables
6:49:45 PM Singi201: Yes, cable.list is what?
6:49:59 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: ok cable list is done
6:50:23 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: the index of the ID number, the download number, and the subject line
6:51:29 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: ok
6:51:34 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: cables are goin
6:52:02 PM Singi201: ok thanks
6:53:51 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: fuck lady gaga, i leak cables to bassnectar
6:53:58 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: hahahahahaha
6:54:17 PM Singi201: hahaha
6:57:03 PM Singi201: the stuff you are uploading now, is that in the public domain already?
6:57:12 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: some of it
6:57:20 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: well most of it
6:57:28 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: this is the begging of the tree
6:57:49 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: you’ll notice that there’s cables that are unavilable
6:58:05 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: but there’s still data in the DB on them
6:58:24 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: that’s why i gotta pop the internals
7:05:41 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: i honestly don’t know how much of this is public
7:05:48 PM Singi201: Ok no problem
7:06:09 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: because i wrote a script to just interface with their
download system and suck everything i could from a certain integer to another
7:06:09 PM Singi201: But im going through this list, and almost every cable we don´t have
7:06:12 PM Singi201: and that´s REALLY odd
7:06:32 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: yeah, it is
7:08:05 PM Singi201: Do you have a larger cables list?
7:08:32 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: there’s the other sets but they’re not done downloading
7:08:47 PM Singi201: But do you have cables list of it? maby not the cables it self, just the list?
7:08:54 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: nah
7:08:58 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: i build the list as i download them
7:09:01 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: no other way to do it
7:09:04 PM Singi201: Ah ok
7:09:32 PM Singi201: How many cables do you think are in there?
7:09:40 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: i found the original cable from pakistan when the
afghans had their coup in the 70s
7:09:52 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: dude i have no idea, minimal 1,600,000
7:09:54 PM Singi201: Can you copy/paste that one here?
7:10:44 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: LIMITED OFFICIAL USE
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ACTION NEA-12
INFO OCT-01 ADP-00 SS-15 INR-10 NEAE-00 RSC-01 RSR-01 /040 W
——————— 118494
P R 181400Z JUL 73
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO AMEMBASSY DACCA PRIORITY
INFO SECSTATE WASHDC 4238
LIMITED OFFICIAL USE KABUL 5254
E.O. 11652: EXEMPT
TAGS: PINT, AF
SUBJECT: AFGHAN COUP
1. PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLA DESK CHARGE’ KARIM REQUESTS
EMBASSY PASS FOLLOWING MESSAGE TO BANGLADESH FONOFF:
BEGIN QTE: PARARASHTRA, DACCA, BANGLADESH. FOREIGN MINISTER
FROM CHARGE D’AFFAIRES STOP ALL HEADS OF MISSIONS IN KABUL
WERE SUMMONED TO THE FOREIGN OFFICE AT 1630 HOURS ON 17TH
JULY FOR BRIEFING BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR. WAHID KARIM DIRECTOR
GENERAL FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS STOP HE INFORMED THE HEADS OF
MISSIONS THAT AT 7:15 AM, SARDAR MOHAMMAD DAUD PROCLAIMED
OVER RADIO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AFGHAN REPUBLIC STOP HE SAID
QUOTE THE CHANGE IN REGIME IS AN INTERNAL MATTER OF AFGHANISTAN
AND WAS ACCOMPLISHED ENTIRELY WITHOUT BLOODSHED STOP PEACE
AND QUIET PREVAILED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY UNQUOTE STOP HE
ALSO WISHES TO INFORM THE HEADS OF MISSIONS QUOTE AFGHANISTAN’S
FOREIGN POLICY SHALL BE BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE OF NONALIGNMENT COMMA NONPARTICIPATION
IN ANY MILITARY PACTS AND
ON FREE AND INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT OF THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN
UNQUOTE STOP QUOTE THE CORNERSTONE OF AFGHANISTAN’S FOREIGN
POLICY SHALL BE OUR SINCERE DESIRE FOR PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP
AMONG ALL NATIONS AND PEOPLES OF THE WORLD UNQUOTE STOP QUOTE
IN FURTHER PURSUIT AND CONSILIATION OF THIS POLICY EFFORT
SHALL BE MADE TO BRING ABOUT AND SEEK INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
AND UNDERSTANDING UNQUOTE STOP QUOTE WITH REGARD TO OUR
RELATIONS WITH PAKISTAN COMMA IT IS THE ONLY COUNTRY WITH WHICH
LIMITED OFFICIAL USE
LIMITED OFFICIAL USE
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WE HAVE APOLITICAL DISAGREEMENT COMMA A DISAGREEMENT OVER THE
QUESTION OF PASHTOONISTAN WHICH YET REMAINS UNSOLVED AND
FOR THE SOLUTION OF WHICH WE SHALL SPARE NO EFFORT UNQUOTE STOP
HE ALSO SAID QUOTE IT IS THE EARNEST HOPE OF THE REPUBLIC OF
AFGHANISTAN THAT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE GVERNMENTS WILL
RECOGNIZE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THE NEW REGIME WHICH CORRESPONDS
TO THE ASPRIATION OF OUR PEOPLE UNQUOTE STOP
REPLYING TO A QUESTION DR. KARIM DESIGNATED SARDAR MOHAMMAD
DAUD AS QUOTE THE HEAD OF THE REGIME UNQUOTE STOP NAMES OF
NO OTHER MEMBER OF THE GOVERNMENT WAS MENTIONED STOP
AS DEAN OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR INFORMED
DR. KARIM THAT THE PRESENCE OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN KABUL
SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED TO MEAN RECOGNITION OR NONRECOGNITION STOP HE
ALSO MENTIONED THAT PRIVELEGE TO CORRESPOND
IN CODE WAS GUARANTEED TO DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS UNDER INTERNATIONAL
LAW AND DIPLOMATIC CONVENTION STOP
THE EMBASSY AND ITS MEMBERS ARE SAFE STOP
THIS MESSAGE IS BEING SENT THROUGH THE COURTESY OF THE
AMERICAN EMBASSY. BANGLADOOT. KARIM. END QUOTE
NEUMANN
LIMITED OFFICIAL USE
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7:13:24 PM Singi201: You trying to get me fired or something:P? if i go to julian say that we missed at
least 155K cables then he´ll fire the messanger:P
7:13:30 PM Singi201: so i have to find someone else to tell him
7:13:37 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: hahahahahaha
7:14:04 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: tell him you missed the cables, but gained a friend
7:14:10 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]:
7:14:33 PM Singi201: haha
7:14:59 PM Singi201: Do you know what the newest cable is dated’
7:15:06 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: no idea
7:15:10 PM Singi201: Ok
7:15:13 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: they’re still coming
7:15:40 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: I’ve got plans to get the rest of them
7:15:51 PM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: like ALL of them ever written ever
You have disconnected (7:30:42 PM)
(00:57:27) soul assassin: who is WETWORK ?
(00:57:31) [email protected]: ––––––––––––––––––
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 – [email protected]
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12:21:54 AM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: [resent] yo
12:22:07 AM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: i found that BP data
12:22:23 AM WetWork [Wikileaks.org / jabber]: how much of that shit do we have
You have disconnected (12:42:25 AM)

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List of Media Articles Referring to Ecuadors Attempts to Illegally Smuggle Assange out of the Embassy

BUZZFEED
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamesball/mr-white-and-mr-blue

THE TELEGRAPH
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11836843/Julian-Assange-Fancy-dress-plan-to-escape-embassy.html

9NEWS
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2015/09/02/21/07/assange-escape-plots-outlined-in-documents

HUFFINGTON POST
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11836843/Julian-Assange-Fancy-dress-plan-to-escape-embassy.html&hl=en&geo=US

RT
https://www.rt.com/uk/314014-assange-ecuadorian-embassy-escape/

INDEPENDANT
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/julian-assange-leaked-documents-reveal-ecuadorian-embassys-disguise-escape-plan-10481420.html

NEWSER
http://www.newser.com/story/212244/assanges-embassy-escape-plans-revealed.html

THE GUARDIAN
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/sep/01/julian-assange-documents-show-fancy-dress-escape-plan

DAILY MAIL
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3218595/Ecuadorian-embassy-s-plans-help-Julian-Assange-flee-fancy-dress.html

FORTUNE
http://fortune.com/2015/09/01/julian-assange-ecuadorian-embassy/

WIRED
http://www.wired.com/2015/09/ecuador-considered-smuggling-julian-assange-freedom-bag/

THE ECONOMIC TIMES INDIA
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/julian-assanges-secret-escape-plan-made-public/articleshow/48777337.cms

DAILY NEWS NEW YORK
nydailynews.com/news/world/wikileaks-julian-assange-issues-hideout-leaked-memos-article-1.2345414

THE AUSTRALIAN
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/julian-assanges-plot-to-escape-embassy-in-diplomatic-bag/story-fnb64oi6-1227509921688?sv=7a3922e75f5b47a9000c0412fa3c89b3

WHO
https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/who/latest-news/a/29416166/julian-assanges-escape-plans/

THE WEEK UK
http://www.theweek.co.uk/59077/julian-assange-plans-to-sneak-him-out-in-fancy-dress

SUFFIELD TIMES
http://www.suffieldtimes.com/technology/julian-assange-fancy-dress-plan-to-escape-embassy/76864/

BREITBART
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/09/02/smuggle-him-out-in-fancy-dress-the-bizarre-escape-plan-for-julian-assange-leaked/

THE DAILY MIRROR
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bizarre-plan-wikileaks-founder-julian-6365052

DIGITAL TRENDS
http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/assanges-life-inside-ecuadors-embassy-revealed-in-secret-papers/

CITY OF CONSPIRACY
http://www.cityofconspiracy.com/julian-assange-leaked-documents-reveal-ecuadorian-embassys-disguise-escape-plan/

GEELONG ADVERTISER
http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/assange-escape-plan-outlined-in-docs/story-fnjbnts5-1227509979393

DNA
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-s-secret-escape-plan-made-public-2121276

THE MERCURY AUSTRALIA
http://www.themercury.com.au/assange-escape-plan-outlined-in-docs/story-fnj3twbb-1227509979393

THE TIMES (UK)
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4544982.ece

THE NZ HERALD
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11506841

LIFESTYLE AUSTRALIA
https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/who/a/29416166/julian-assanges-escape-plans/

FLORIDA NEWSTIME
http://www.floridanewstime.com/regional/121654-ecuadorian-embassy-s-plans-to-help-julian-assange-flee-in-fancy-dress.html

NATIONAL POST
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/ecuadorian-embassy-considered-sneaking-julian-assange-out-dressed-in-a-fancy-dress

ITV NEWS
http://www.itv.com/news/2015-09-01/ecuador-planned-fancy-dress-escape-for-julian-assange/

HUFFINGTON POST UK
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/09/01/julian-assange-embassy-fancy-dress_n_8070196.html

SPUTNIK
http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150901/1026453423/Assange-WikiLeaks-embassy-escape.html

YAHOO NEWS
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/diplomats-suggested-julian-assange-wear-142418725.html#ayTrGt2

RT UK
http://www.rt.com/uk/314014-assange-ecuadorian-embassy-escape/

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Assange Assistent Siggi ‘The Hacker’ Confesses to Child Abuse

Assange Employee Siggi ‘The Hacker’ Confesses to Child Abuse
By Emilía S. Ólafsdóttir Kaaber

Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson, or ‘Siggi the Hacker’ with Julian Assange of WikiLeaks in 2011. Photo: Allen Clark.

Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson—better known as Siggi ‘the Hacker’—this morning confessed in court to charges of sexual abuse brought against him by nine teenage boys, RÚV reports.

His sentence will be announced in the coming weeks. Siggi is currently imprisoned for financial crimes committed while working for WikiLeaks in 2011, and is expected to serve the sentences consecutively rather than concurrently.

Siggi gained notoriety through his work with WikiLeaks in 2011 and his consequent interactions with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He is no stranger to the criminal justice system, and despite his young age—he will turn twenty-three in October—he has already been convicted of a slew of offenses, including prior instances of sexual misconduct with minors.

In October 2013, he was convicted of seduction, for deceiving a seventeen year old boy into performing sexual acts, promising him—among other things—large sums of money, and that he would be able to prevent the boy from losing his driver’s license after the boy was arrested for driving under the influence.

For this Siggi was sentenced to eight months in prison, a sentence he completed on November 2 last year. However, he was at that point under investigation for other crimes and was detained as a flight risk.

His work with WikiLeaks had ended on a sour note, and late last December he was convicted of embezzlement and fraud in the Reykjavík District Court and sentenced to two years in prison as well as ordered to repay WikiLeaks ISK 7 million (USD 56,000; EUR 45,000) and to cover all legal costs for both parties.

Earlier this summer he was then charged with rape, sexual misconduct involving deception and soliciting prostitution—with all instances involving minors. Eleven cases were initially under investigation, but charges were only levied in nine. All of them occurred between 2010 and 2013.

The boys were all teenagers when the crimes took place, and some were younger than fifteen—the Icelandic age of consent.

The fact that some of the crimes were committed after Siggi was charged in the previously mentioned case involving the seventeen year old, impacted his sentencing, as investigators believed it showed him to be unrepentant, Vísir reports.

A psychiatrist who evaluated Siggi declared him fit to stand trial for his actions, but in all likelihood a sociopath.

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‘Smuggle Assange out in fancy dress’ among plans hatched by Ecuadorian embassy staff

‘Smuggle Assange out in fancy dress’ among plans hatched by Ecuadorian embassy staff — RT UK

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange © Anthony Devlin / Pool
Under the nose of the British authorities, Ecuadorian officials considered smuggling WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange out of their London embassy in fancy dress, according to newly revealed internal memos.

The documents, accessed by BuzzFeed, reveal notes from meetings at which Assange’s case was discussed.

 

The WikiLeaks founder has been besieged by police in the embassy for three years, at a cost of £11 million to the British taxpayer. He has so far evaded an extradition order in relation to alleged sex offences made against him in Sweden.

One plan involved providing Mr Assange with a “discreet exit.

Assange could leave in fancy dress,” it was suggested, “or try to escape across the rooftops towards a nearby helipad, or get lost among the people in Harrods.

Another option was to put him in a diplomatic bag and smuggle him out that way. Diplomatic bags are considered inviolable, but only if used for normal purposes. The meeting also noted police may have high tech equipment for detecting body heat, making the plan very risky.

Referring to Assange as ‘Mr Guest,’ the notes also suggest making the fugitive Ecuador’s UN representative, potentially enabling him to simply walk out under a guarantee of diplomatic immunity.

On Thursday, it was announced Sweden would hold talks with Ecuador over the 2010 allegations, all but one of which has now exceeded the statute of limitations.

The two countries had previously been unable to come to an agreement, with Sweden rejecting a request by Ecuador to engage on the issue and maintaining the Assange case was a purely judicial matter in which government could not interfere.

We have agreed to what the Ecuadorians asked for,” Cecilia Riddselius, a Swedish justice ministry official, told the Telegraph. “It was a political decision to have this discussion.

http://www.rt.com/uk/314014-assange-ecuadorian-embassy-escape/

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Secret Memos Reveal Julian Assange’s Escape Plans From Ecuador’s Embassy

Leaked internal documents reveal discussions of secret escape plans, clashes between the WikiLeaks founder and embassy staff, and fears over his health.

Staff and security guards at the Ecuadorian embassy are keeping minute-by-minute records and filing daily official reports on the activities of their long-term guest Julian Assange. The documents, marked “secret”, reveal the occasionally fraught relationship between the WikiLeaks chief and his hosts, laying out details of clashes with embassy staff, concerns over Assange’s psychological health, and potential escape plans.

The details are contained in a series of internal documents of the Ecuadorian government seen by BuzzFeed News and initially reported on by the journalist Fernando Villavicencio.

BuzzFeed News has independently corroborated several details from within the documents and has asked Ecuador and Assange for comments on the apparent leak. Neither WikiLeaks nor Ecuador’s UK embassy responded to requests for comment on the material.

Assange has been apparently unable to leave the embassy, a small flat in Kensington, since seeking asylum there in June 2012. The WikiLeaks editor-in-chief faced extradition to Sweden for questioning over allegations of rape and sexual assault, although he cited potential U.S. prosecution over the publication of leaked documents from Chelsea Manning as his reason for flight.

The documents seen by BuzzFeed News detail two particular flare-ups in the embassy’s tight confines. The first took place in September 2012, just three months after Assange first took up residency.

A security guard was on duty at around 8:30pm on 6 September, when Assange was in the embassy with two associates. Around this time, the guard discovered that Assange had made his way into the embassy’s secure control room – a room strictly off-limits to him – and started tampering with the security equipment. This led to a scuffle between Assange and the guard that caused damage to the embassy’s equipment.

Source: Ecuadorean government report

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