Thursday, December 30, 2010

Many Arab officials have close CIA links: Assange

DOHA: Top officials in several Arab countries have close links with the CIA, and many officials keep visiting US embassies in their respective countries voluntarily to establish links with this key US intelligence agency, says Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website, WikiLeaks.

“These officials are spies for the US in their countries,” Assange told Al Jazeera Arabic channel in an interview yesterday.

The interviewer, Ahmed Mansour, said at the start of the interview which was a continuation of last week’s interface, that Assange had even shown him the files that contained the names of some top Arab officials with alleged links with the CIA.

Assange or Mansour, however, didn’t disclose the names of these officials. The WikiLeaks founder said he feared he could be killed but added that there were 2,000 websites that were ready to publish the remaining files that are in possession of WikiLeaks after “he has been done away with”.

“If I am killed or detained for a long time, there are 2,000 websites ready to publish the remaining files. We have protected these websites through very safe passwords,” said Assange.

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1 comment:

  1. This is starting to seem like a Jim Jones type situation to me.  I do know that he has made powerful enemies, but if he has evidence that there is a conspiracy to get him, he should present it at his trial-not unleash 2,000 maniacs on the world. And by the way, I don't know if Assange will go to prison for rape or anything else, but a lot of people who got caught up in this whole thing are going to be doing hard time solitary confinement in military prisons for years.

    Also, if there is information in the documents he is holding back that is in the public interest, he should release it now. If it is not something the public needs to know, then it shouldn't be released no matter what happens to Assange. The way he is using the documents as blackmail to get off the rape charges is really a disgrace.

    One more thing, did you notice how the information about Israel in this whole thing is out of date and generally public knowledge, while the information about Arab governments is current and can do real damage? Just saying.