On Monday, I reported on the fact that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton engaged in the sale of arms to Qatar, which ultimately ended up in the hands of Islamic jihadists in Syria and Iraq that later became the Islamic State. Now, Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange is claiming that there are “1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s collection” which prove that she did just this.
While not supporting Democracy Now, nor democracy in general, I do think this interview with Julian Assange by Democracy Now is important information.
Interviewer Juan Gonzalez set up a question for Assange.
“In March, you launched a searchable archive for over 30,000 emails and email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of state,” Gonzalez began. “The 50,547 pages of documents span the time from June 2010 to August 2014; 7,500 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton herself. The emails were made available in the form of thousands of PDFs by the U.S. State Department as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request.”
“Why did you do this, and what’s the importance, from your perspective, of being able to create a searchable base?” he asked of Assange.
“Well, WikiLeaks has become the rebel library of Alexandria,” Assange answered. “It is the single most significant collection of information that doesn’t exist elsewhere, in a searchable, accessible, citable form, about how modern institutions actually behave. And it’s gone on to set people free from prison, where documents have been used in their court cases; hold the CIA accountable for renditions programs; feed into election cycles, which have resulted in the termination of, in some case—or contributed to the termination of governments, in some cases, taken the heads of intelligence agencies, ministers of defense and so on. So, you know, our civilizations can only be as good as our knowledge of what our civilization is. We can’t possibly hope to reform that which we do not understand.”
“So, those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates,” he continued. “So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails. There’s more than 1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s collection that we have released, just about Libya alone.”
Understand, this is not just about Hillary Clinton. It’s not just about Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah. It’s also about many in the Republican Party who endorsed the funding, training and arming of these Islamic jihadists, including former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and a Republican-led Congress, including RINOs like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.