Julian Assange is having a massive impact on the United States presidential election. The latest round of leaked email dumps reveals the massive depths the federal government is willing to go to in an effort to stop the truth from ever reaching the eyes and ears of voters.
Secretary of State John Kerry held private meetings with government officials in Ecuador to convince them to prevent the WikiLeaks founder from releasing leaked documents during the FARC peace negotiations, according to comments from multiple United States sources to Julian Assange.
The John Kerry private meeting with Ecuador was made on the sidelines of the negotiations which took place pricipally on Sep 26 in Colombia.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 18, 2016
The John Kerry meeting with Ecuadorian officials allegedly took place on September 26, in Colombia. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels are still waiting for a permanent signed peace treaty, but have not been engaging in combat activities for several weeks.
Did John Kerry’s action spark the internet access termination of Julian Assange? We will probably never know the answer to that question, but speculation and common sense indicate pressure by Kerry played at least a significant role in the WikiLeaks blackout.
Julian Assange, who sought asylum inside the Ecuadorian embassy several years ago, lost internet access during the early evening hours on Saturday. Loss of internet access will not silence the WikiLeaks founder.
Assange reportedly had contingency plans in place just in case something like this happened. The Hillary Clinton leaked emails will continue to flow regardless of what happens to him.
Several friends of the WikieLeaks leader have the information and passwords necessary to garner access to Assange’s files and release them to the world. More embarrassing emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, began hitting the internet as soon as the WikiLeaks founder had his connection restored.
On Sunday, after no online activity by Julian Assange had occurred for 24 hours, many feared he was dead – had been killed. Since regaining access to the world, a series of tweets featuring “dead man keys” were sent out from Assange. The series of numbers are thought to be encryption codes which can allow someone to view, and then unveil, damaging documents in the case of Assange’s death or another internet blackout occurs.
FARC, with John Kerry’s help, is trying to transition from a violent rebel group to a legitimate political entity in Colombia. They have been fighting to their own government for the past five decades.
Last month when President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño signed an agreement which promised a demobilization of the rebel force and a govern reconstruction projects in what were “conflict zones,” essentially ending the 52-year- war. On October 2, Colombian officials rejected the treat and the peace talks began again.