Assange Arrested, Brexit Squashed — Just Another Day in the Empire


by Tom Luongo, Tom Luongo:

And down goes Julian Assange, right beside Brexit. If there was ever any doubt that The Powers That Be are unrelenting in their cruelty just look at the 24 hours starting on Wednesday.

First Theresa “The Snake Oil Lady” May kicks 17.4 million voters into the weeds.

And then she oversees the arrest and judging of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

The timing of this is important beyond dovetailing it with her Brexit betrayal. They had to go after Assange now, because Theresa May’s time in office is ending.

A Jeremy Corbyn-led government would not grant the U.S. it’s prize.

Corbyn, for all of his faults, would be a breath of fresh air in the unraveling of the ‘special relationship’ between the U.S. and U.K. in foreign policy for as long as he lasted in office.

Still think Theresa works for anyone other than her owners?

Still think the opposition to Corbyn predicated on his “Socialism” isn’t anything other than a coordinated psy-op? It’s no different than the narratives spinning around Trump being a Nazi or a Russian stooge, except that Corbyn actually is a socialist.

But, he is also far more independent than anyone in the British political class wants running the country, that much is certain.

Trump is running for re-election opposing “Socialism” in the U.S., Venezuela and soon, Cuba.

The Leave campaign, thanks to May, was focused for the week leading to Assange’s arrest on her sitting down, “with an avowed Socialist.”

May and Trump are captured figures, dutifully doing their owners’ bidding.

This 12 hour period may be the most brazen abuse of a Western nation by its government that I’ve seen.

But nothing surprises me about the evil of Theresa May anymore.

It seems May isn’t just content to destroy the Tories, but also the British government itself. Her goal? To ensure it is incapable of fighting for Brexit in the future.

The Indictment Setup

In my reaction to this story I wrote over at Money and Markets:

… the initial response {to Assange’s arrest}f rom the Tories has been nothing short of shameful. The same people in May’s cabinet that helped her betray the British voters are crowing about law and order and protecting government secrets, which will only undercut public support for them even further.
So an angry electorate already frustrated, angry and ashamed at how the May government and parliament have surrendered to the EU on Brexit are now coping with their government handing over Assange at the behest of the U.S.

Does anyone think this will end well?

Assange was indicted in secret by the U.S. on March 6th 2018. Read it here:

It implies that Chelsea Manning rolled over on him by the indictment characterizing their relationship as ‘an arrangement’ and an ‘agreement to assist.’ It creates the narrative that they worked together to knowingly attempt to hack secure government computers.

As Caitlin Johnstone points out, however, this is old news that even that scumbag Eric Holder wouldn’t prosecute Assange for in 2010.

The facts of the case have not changed, the information hasn’t changed, only the narrative has changed. In 2010 the United States opened a secret grand jury in Virginia to investigate whether Assange and WikiLeaks could be prosecuted for the publication of the Manning leaks, and then-Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration was conducting “an active, ongoing criminal investigation’’ into the matter. The Trump administration has not turned up any new evidence that the Obama administration was unable to find in this active, ongoing criminal investigation (US government surveillance has surely acquired some new tricks since 2010, but time travel isn’t one of them), and indeed it does not claim to have turned up any new evidence.

Just when you thought the U.S. government couldn’t get more horrific than Eric Holder and Obama, we get Mike Pompeo and John Bolton. Trump is an irrelevant figurehead at this point.

So, now that’s the story. Manning and Assange were working together as active co-conspirators. But, note, Assange isn’t being charged with espionage.

Given the history of Manning’s treatment it will not be hard to discredit her as a witness if Assange ever gets a trial, which he won’t. He’ll be thrown in a hole alongside Manning.

Publishing this indictment is fodder for the MSM to turn public opinion away from Assange with Trump’s base, the traditional, patriotic part of the MAGA crowd. They will focus on this charge that Assange worked with Manning to try and hack the computer to steal secrets.

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