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Later in the summer 2011, the US “sent a planeload of FBI agents to Iceland seeking our cooperation in what I understood as an operation set up to frame Julian Assange and WikiLeaks,” Jonasson said.
So the US were told to leave, and moreover, the politician made things quite clear for them.
“If I had to take sides with either WikiLeaks or the FBI or CIA, I would have no difficulty in choosing: I would be on the side of WikiLeaks,” he said.
originally posted by: Zcustosmorum
a reply to: 727Sky
And what makes Iceland even cooler:
The Pirate Party:
Iceland's Pirate party invited to form government
Iceland’s president has invited the anti-establishment Pirate party to form a government, after the right- and leftwing parties failed in their bids.
Guðni Jóhannesson made the announcement on Friday after meeting with the head of the Pirate’s parliamentary group, Birgitta Jónsdóttir.
“I met with the leaders of all parties and asked their opinion on who should lead those talks. After that I summoned Birgitta Jónsdóttir and handed her the mandate,” he said.
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: 727Sky
I didn't know the details of this either. Good thread. The original interview at Katoikos is a lot better and more in depth.
Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
Since they had not been authorised by the Icelandic authorities to carry out police work in Iceland and since a crack-down on WikiLeaks was not on my agenda, to say the least, I ordered that all cooperation with them be promptly terminated and I also made it clear that they should cease all activities in Iceland immediately.
If I had to take sides with either WikiLeaks or the FBI or CIA, I would have no difficulty in choosing: I would be on the side of WikiLeaks.
It was also made clear to them that they were to leave the country. They were unable to get permission to operate in Iceland as police agents, but I believe they went to other countries, at least to Denmark. I also made it clear at the time that if I had to take sides with either WikiLeaks or the FBI or CIA, I would have no difficulty in choosing: I would be on the side of WikiLeaks.
Do you think that whistleblowers should be protected?
Yes, I think that it is very important. The role played by whistleblowers could be seen as public service. We owe a lot to Chelsea Manning. We owe a lot to Edward Snowden. We owe a lot to Assange. We owe a lot to WikiLeaks. It’s not only about the Iraqi war and other illegal military aggression and immoral power-political manoeuvres, but also the recent international trade agreements TISA, TTIP and CETA.
By granting Snowden asylum we would be paying tribute to democracy, to openness and to all the whistleblowers of the world.
originally posted by: Anonopolis
a reply to: paraphi
He said it was old news.
There is hardly any connection to Russia.
Every year a hacktivist group called Anonymous, the main gate to Julian Assange(a hacker), stand in every country and show their numbers. Conspiracy Theorists like us all. That's Wikileaks, that's Julian Assange, that is Anonymous.
Defeating censorship, exposing shadow government and rigged elections, racism, pedophilia, and tyrannical government since 2000.
Anyone know why Wikileak/Wikipedia is able to receive donations? OpPayback. Shut down Visa/MasterCard servers until they allowed Wiki right to accept money.
Government can't stop them so now it's Russians fault.
Also, "Clintons Email" wasn't "hacked", someone sent Podesta an email containing maleware and he clicked it giving to a non Russian source (as claimed by Wikileaks information gatherers). There was no encryption or coding needed. My 8 year old nephew can malware you and do same thing. It's literally as simple as that.
Go to hack program site, download it, send it, control. Literally takes 5 minutes now with high speed internet. Back in AOHell days took around 20.
originally posted by: jaymp
I would think twice before I trusted something published by Russia Today. Although, I think it's obvious he's being set up. Still, be wary of your sources, my friend.