Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is on the CIA Wanted List

Julian Assange and his website, Wikileaks has become a phenomenon on the Internet. He has released numerous documents and videos over the last four years, the scale of which is unmatched with all other leaks combined.

He refuses to call himself a journalist though; his investigative journalism has made him a saga. All this heroism has however, got him in trouble with the US and he is on the top wanted list of CIA. They want to question him for posting a video of an American helicopter shooting and killing several  Iraqi  civilians and two Reuter’s journalists.

He has limited his movements out of Sweden and remains secretive about it. He has however, developed a likeness for Iceland where journalism is libel-free.

A report at  belfasttelegraph says,

What if publishing a document would threaten national security? “This phrase is so abused. Dick Cheney justified torture with it. Give me an example.” What about the movement of US troops? Would he publish a document that jeopardised their safety? “We’d have to think about it.” So that’s a yes? “It’s not a yes. If that fit into our editorial criteria which it might, if it was an extremely good movement then we’d have to look at whether that needed a harm minimisation procedure. We’d be totally happy to consider jeopardising the initiation of a war, or the action of war. Absolutely.”

Currently, Assange stays at a safe house. When being asked about his safety, he said,

Is it in the CIA’s interest to assassinate me? Maybe. But who would do it? Isn’t he brave to appear in public? Courage is an intellectual mastery of fear. It’s not that you don’t have fear, you just manage your risks intelligently.

Never heared of Wikileaks earlier? Have the taste of a Wikileaks controversy here.

Update: Here is a surprise interview of Assange by Chris Anderson:

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  • Anon

    Assange is clearly CIA/CoIntelpro resource

    Its ridiculous to believe the damning leak he has been threatening which we now see only contains intelligence suggesting we should attack Iran and that Ossama Bin Laden is in Pakistan. Wow I bet the Pentagon hates leaks like these, since if they keep up they will have to invade Iran and we know NO ONE in our Zionist controlled Gov wants to do that.

    Sad that they could corrupt and divide Americans so easily and that they have us on the brink of destroying the USA and yet more of you Prolls know Sports Stats or who’s on “American Idol” than know that elements inside our own USA Gov ran the 9/11 attacks most likely with israeli co-operation.

  • passing

    Inocent man is tonight behind bars whilst our MP’s sit at home and and claiming hotel costs.

    The UK justice system is the joke of the world and need need to take our freedom back.