The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks took to Twitter to once again address the issue of constant espionage accusations against its founder Julian Assange, saying that “worldwide establishments accuse those who expose them of being the enemy of the people.”
The website shared a video, showing a Russian political scientist, suggesting that Assange was “an agent of British secret intelligence service MI6,” and tweeted that the whistleblower is considered a foreign spy in a number of countries.
In Russia, @JulianAssange is a MI6 agent;— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) 29 мая 2018 г.
In US, a Russian agent;
In Iran, a Mossad agent;
In Saudi, an Iranian agent;
In Libya, a CIA agent.
World wide establishments accuse those who expose them of being the enemy of the people.https://t.co/pj6AhyWzHo
Social media users couldn’t remain on the sidelines when they saw the WikiLeaks’ tweet:
Reminds me of Santa Claus’ many variations: “In the Neatherlands, he’s known as ‘Sinterklaas’… “.— Samuel Clemens (@craboppotamus) 29 мая 2018 г.
The many cultures of the world. 😂🌎
He is a world's agent 😂— Droopy (@qishloqlik) 29 мая 2018 г.
@JulianAssange indeed you must be the busiest undercover agent in history! Good luck and keep up the good work, the louder the noise your detractors make, the closer to the bone you are with the truth.— Corrie de Lange (@Corrie_dL) 29 мая 2018 г.
US intelligence agencies have repeatedly accused Assange of having conspired with Russia after WikiLeaks hacked and unveiled Democratic Party emails from the private server of the Hillary Clinton campaign during the 2016 election. For instance, the newly sworn-in Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, called WikiLeaks “a hostile intelligence service,” while serving as CIA director.
In 2015, senior editor of The Veterans Today, Gordon Duff wrote an article, entitled “Exclusive: Assange-Mossad ties unveiled,” claiming that the whistleblower was an Israeli spy.
“Assange, an intelligence asset of Israel, as Zbigniew Brzezinski pointed out on December 2, 2010 on National Public Radio in an interview with Judy Woodruff, one tasked with supplying a platform for Israeli intelligence to insert carefully crafted ‘pointed intelligence’ wrapped in WikiLeaks,” he wrote.
In a 2015 interview with Byline, Assange said that “anyone who’s been involved in exposing or criticizing very powerful organizations will understand that all sorts of assaults are made on your public record. […] Sometimes it’s quite funny having been called a Mossad agent, a CIA Agent, a cat torturer. Of course, I am none of these things.”
In March, he was cut off from the outside world by the government of Ecuador “due to Assange not complying with a written promise which he made with the government in late 2017, whereby he was obliged to not send messages which entailed interference in relations with other states.”