I’ve been saying for a long while now that Julian Assange isn’t all that different than a member of Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda may use different weapons, but it is an enemy of the United States and should be treated as such.
Make no mistake about it: If we knew an Iranian spy had acquired the same information that Wikileaks has and he intended to hand it over to the Iranian government, the CIA wouldn’t hesitate to kill that spy if it was the only way to stop him. While we might prefer to arrest him , few Americans would protest if a CIA sniper killed that spy and retrieved the data before he could cross into Iranian territory.
Assange has one-upped that spy. He’s not just giving sensitive information to one unfriendly regime. He’s giving sensitive classified information to every hostile government in the world. Julian Assange may not be in Osama Bin Laden’s league, nor is he using the same methods, but he has the same goal: To do as much damage to the United States as humanly possible. Assange is an enemy of the American people and our country will be safer when he’s dead.
This sentiment was controversial. So much so, that an Australian TV station actually tried to work out a time for them to fly here and interview me about it (We couldn’t get the timing down and it didn’t work out).
Well, guess what? The US Military now agrees with my position on Julian Assange.
US calls Assange ‘enemy of state’
THE US military has designated Julian Assange and WikiLeaks as enemies of the United States – the same legal category as the al-Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban insurgency.
Declassified US Air Force counter-intelligence documents, released under US freedom-of-information laws, reveal that military personnel who contact WikiLeaks or WikiLeaks supporters may be at risk of being charged with “communicating with the enemy”, a military crime that carries a maximum sentence of death.
…”It appears that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are the ‘enemy’. An enemy is dealt with under the laws of war, which could include killing, capturing, detaining without trial, etc.”
I wouldn’t have any more qualms about a drone putting a hellfire missile into a car Assange was driving than I would about a member of Al-Qaeda dying the same way. Julian Assange has been making war on the United States and if anything, we’ve been far too slow to return the favor.