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Julian Assange’s Detention Is Just A New Episode Of The Modern Cold War

Luis Orozco

Posted on April 14, 2019 12:10

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Eliminating Assange is the same as eliminating a political operator controlled by the Kremlin.

Politically speaking, the detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a clever decision. In fact, it’s a really powerful move since it represents a serious hit against the Kremlin, in a geopolitical context that resembles the worst episodes of the Cold War, a period in history when the worst conflicts in the world were nothing more than proxy wars between the U.S. and Russia. New political battles and major crises are also taking place in the Western Hemisphere with the Venezuelan situation, just as they did with Cuba in the 60's.

What the Trump administration is doing with Assange is nothing more than an action that corresponds to the modus operandi that, unfortunately or not, the U.S. will have to take in order to win this new Cold War against Russia and now China.

During the Bush administration, WikiLeaks was praised and romanticized by the left as a radical transparency organization that only wanted to let the people know the truth. Naturally, this narrative slowly changed during the Obama era and eventually changed completely during the 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. After all, it’s an undeniable fact that WikiLeaks played a major role in the outcome of this political event by releasing the controversial emails of John Podesta.

Ironically, now that Trump decided to take down Assange, the mainstream media is once again on the side of WikiLeaks. But at this point, expecting any sort of coherence from the news institutions that control the public discourse in America is a waste of time.

In any case, the fact that Assange and his organization are nothing more than mere puppets (or direct agents) of Vladimir Putin and the dark kleptocracy that rules Russia was pointed out by the U.S. intelligence agencies during the time the controversial Steele dossier was revealed.

While the media didn’t give too much coverage to this bombshell information, the truth is that it wasn’t a surprise.  After all, every major operation that WikiLeaks did always harmed the U.S. and its allies and never affected Russia. In fact, it even harmed the enemies of Russia’s allies in the Middle East, Europe, and especially Latin America during Hugo Chavez’s era.

With this move, Trump is destroying one of Putin’s most effective weapons, a political asset that only and exclusively affected the western governments, parties, and politicians that play against the Kremlin’s interests. An organization that always counted on the support of the most powerful media institutions of the countries it managed to destabilize by revealing harmful information about certain political figures.

Getting to this point, it is a fact that hitting Assange is also a brutal blow against one of the most important allies that the press has had over the last few years. However, since we’re talking about the political aspect of his detention, it’s undeniable that this action makes perfect sense.

Actually, it would have been counterproductive if it wasn’t taken.

Luis Orozco

Posted on April 14, 2019 12:10

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Source: NBC Miami

In this file photo, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the Ecuadorian Embassy on December 20, 2012 in London, England....

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