The transparency radical organization WikiLeaks accused the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of pressuring Ecuador to sabotage its leader Julian Assange´s internet, in order to stop him from publishing further leaked files from Hillary Clinton´s campaign chairman John Podesta. Apparently, the private meeting between the Perry and Ecuador officials was conducted on 26 September in Colombia.
BREAKING: Multiple US sources tell us John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing Clinton docs during FARC peace negotiations.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) 18 de octubre de 2016
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) 18 de octubre de 2016
State Department Denies John Kerry´s Involvement
This situation could represent one of the biggest political scandals in U.S. history, since it would show the government´s diplomatic actions benefitting a presidential candidate, to the point where it even asked the sabotage of a political asylee´s privacy. However, the state department denied any involvement, as reported by the Daily Mail.
'While our concerns about Wikileaks are longstanding, any suggestion that Secretary Kerry or the State Department were involved in shutting down Wikileaks is false. Reports that Secretary Kerry had conversations with Ecuadorian officials about this are simply untrue. Period," U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in an email.
The Mystery Behind Ecuador's Cooperation
Although the U.S. interest in this action might be very clear, it is a mystery what´s behind Ecuador's intentions to cooperate with the U.S., considering the fact that these two nations have been political rivals since President Rafael Correa came to power. In fact, Correa has always supported Julian Assange, giving him asylum while many nations, including the U.S., asked for his extradition.
The most enigmatic detail about this situation is that Correa has expressed his support for Hillary Clinton, but also explained that it would be extremely beneficial for leftist countries as Ecuador that Donald Trump could be the new U.S. president. Although he is one of the main allies of Vladimir Putin, who also wants Trump as president, he actually made a great contribution for Hillary Clinton´s interest with Assange´s internet sabotage.
Julian Assange And WikiLeaks Trapped In Geopolitical Change
The only scenario that could make sense of this picture is that Ecuador wants to reestablish its relations with the U.S., considering that many of South America's leftist countries are changing their political stances, and the Ecuadorean government would like to keep its status in the new world order. If this is what´s taking place right now, Julian Assange will be inside a place where those who protected him are now cooperating with is enemies.
Could he complete his mission of publishing all the Clinton´s files before November 8? Could this be the beginning of his freedom´s end? Will he start to publish Ecuador´s delicate documents to threat the embassy?
There are only two facts in this history: Julian Assange is now trapped in a geopolitical change, and the U.S. presidential elections have become a lot more compelling.