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Monday, January 10, 2011

Julian Assange is in bed with the CIA (!?)

Oh, Julian Assange - you DO get around don't you??

There are many theories about Julian's involvement with the CIA. This is but one example.

Basically, the theories about Assange's relationship with the CIA center on the US government's supposed desire to tighten internet security and increase its own powers to invade the privacy of its citizens by allowing it to legally access information about those citizens' online activity. After the release of the "Collateral Murder" video, the USG decided to recruit Assange to assist with this end goal.

Enter Karl Rove, who had been
advising Sweden's Moderate Party , which is the center of the political alliance currently in control of the Swedish parliament.Rove suggests to the Swedes that Assange be invited to move at least part of his operations to Sweden, where Assange and his organization will benefit from protections offered to journalists and journalistic enterprises.

Assange is then provided with the (relatively benign) diplomatic cables now being slowly released. Spurred on by the USG - The media makes much of the cables and the threat that their release purportedly poses to national security. Without researching the fine detail, the citizenry whips itself into a frenzy over the release of government secrets, and the USG has justification for an internet kill switch, the indiscriminate seizure of individual's laptops, the long-term detainment of people suspected to be involved, and so on.

My comments: Jesus Christ. The more I read these conspiracy theories, the more synapses I lose. which explains why they all start to sound plausible to me after a while. The problem with all of them is that they all hinge on Assange being massively compensated for this act of betrayal to his avowed ideals, and/or secretly being an American sympathizer. In addition, he would also have to be an Oscar-calibre actor who is willing to risk his life for the cause. I guess time will tell if all this is true. If it is, Assange will suddenly, magically be released from custody, move to LA, start dating Paris Hilton, and sign up for the next season of Dancing with the Stars. I hope this happens - I love that show!!! Oh - I hope he gets partnered with Cheryl Burke. She's really good, and she knows how to dance with tall dudes.

Save a horse, ride a hacktivist cowboy.

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