For the record, anyone who potentially supports Wikileaks or Julian Assange, media or otherwise has become a possible target by the US government and the Deep State. Whether you are a journalist like Caitlin Johnstone, a Republican member of the House like Dana Rohrabacher who visited Julian or a radio host like Randy Credico, you find yourself in the predicament of being a person of interest. Another person who became a bull’s eye in the Deep State’s sight is Trevor Fitzgibbon, but why?
The United States Department of Justice continues to neither deny or admit to wanting to extradite Julian Assange on charges of espionage and theft of government property. In fact, several times they have denied the allegation of seeking charges against him. (However, this is not true.) So why go after supporters and friends of Wikileaks? Why has the Senate Intel Committee included Section 623 of the Intel Act of 2018 to declare Wikileaks and its founder a hostile intelligence agency when all they really are is a publisher? Are they afraid that Wikileaks will expose more of their corruption and criminal activity? We must assume so.
Obviously, they see supporters and friends alike as a serious threat to the establishment. Words like racist and Russian spy have been applied to supporters and friends alike. Caitlin Johnstone was targeted shortly after Wikileaks and Mr. Assange tweeted several of her articles. Randy Credico was subpoenaed to appear in front of the Senate Intel Committee after interviewing Julian. (He claimed the 5th amendment shortly thereafter).
Trevor Fitzgibbon’s life and PR business were destroyed after being accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault which were later dropped by the court systems. Trevor continues to struggle currently. He had represented Assange, Wikileaks, and Manning as a PR consultant and was then targeted.
Don’t forget Jacob Applebaum who was also accused of sexual misconduct who worked with Wikileaks and developed Tor. However, Mr. Applebaum was never charged with any crime. They succeeded however in assassinating his character.
Then there is the attacks on supporters on Twitter. I, myself, have been a victim of this. Whether they are just trolls looking to be offensive or actual government supported bots, many Wikileaks supporters have found themselves being assailed for their backing of the organization. Sometimes, receiving threats, as well as character assassination and even doxxing. How many of us have questioned these onslaughts to be directly from the US government to attempt to scare us away from our vigils and support?
The even bigger question raised is how long before our government’s agency come after us as criminals for abetting the enemy? Section 623 definitely opens the door to this possibility. We are not outlaws in society. We simply see the drastic inhumanity in what they are doing to Assange through his detainment and want real justice for a man who did nothing but tell the truth.
In other words, as US citizens and friends of Assange, we are all viewed as possible advocates for an organization they view as a terrorist agency simply because they publish documents exposing corruption in governments. This is simply an atrocity and a violation of our Rights as citizens of the United States and is a terrible example to the rest of the world.