"Pentagon investigators" (no doubt a euphemism for a "Special Ops" team) are, according to an article in the Daily Beast, Pentagon Manhunt, are "desperately" looking for Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. Written by Philip Shenon, a former investigative reporter at The New York Times, and author of The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, the article quotes one "U.S. Official" as saying "We’d like to know where he is; we’d like his cooperation in this."
Yeah, right. Wikikeaks is, if the backstory is true, preparing to publish as many as 260,000 U.S. State Department diplomatic cables, which it is claimed "could do serious damage to national security". Although earlier stories expressed concern on State's part that "foreign officials" might actually discover what Ambassadors and embassy staff really think of them, I have little doubt that the "national security" concerns revolve around documentation of renditions and "black site" prisons where torture (and YES IT IS) and other war crimes were committed.
"His cooperation" is likely to be a euphemism for "terminate -- with extreme prejudice" which, of course, is itself a euphemism for "Kill that M#$%^&*". Daniel Ellsberg, famed for his courage in leaking "The Pentagon Papers", which he discovered when he worked for the Rand Corporation (the Vietnam Era's "Halliburton"), knows that Assange is in danger, remarking "you have to understand these guys never use the word ‘kill.’”
Ellsberg should know, having himself "been the target of a White House hit squad" in 1972, when "a dozen CIA assets from the Bay of Pigs, Cuban émigrés" were brought up from Miami with orders to “incapacitate [him] totally”, observed "Obama is now proclaiming rights of life and death, being judge, jury, and executioner of Americans without due process. No president has ever claimed that and possibly no one since John the First."
For my part, thanks, Julian.
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