by Tyler Durden
December 10, 2016
Back in October we noted a scheme,
linked to the
Hillary Clinton campaign, to
and WikiLeaks to a pedophilia ring (see "Hillary
Clinton Linked to Mysterious Front Associated with Julian Assange
Of course, the scheme was revealed amid
daily dumps by
WikiLeaks of John Podesta's emails
leaving the Clintons, and their many "friends in high places",
scrambling for anyway possible to shut Assange down.
Therefore, it should probably come
as no surprise that the former Interior Minister of Iceland,
Ogmundur Jonasson, has now come forward to reveal details of a
2011 plot by
the Obama administration to
frame Julian Assange.
According to a report from
RT, the U.S. first contacted
Icelandic authorities in June 2011 to offer "help" in fending off
hackers that the U.S. said were looking to destroy software systems
in the country.
Jonasson was initially
"suspicious" of the U.S. offer to help, suspicions which he said
were confirmed later in the summer of 2011 when a
"planeload of FBI agents"
showed up in Iceland seeking support in an effort to "frame
Julian Assange and Wikileaks."
In June 2011,
Obama administration implied to
Iceland's authorities they had knowledge of hackers wanting to
destroy software systems in the country, and offered
help, then-Interior Minister Ogmundur Jonasson, said in an
interview with the Katoikos publication.
However, Jonasson said he
instantly became "suspicious" of the US good intentions,
"well aware that
a helping hand might easily become a manipulating hand."
Later in the summer 2011, the
"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.
Icelanders seemed like a tough nut to crack,
Jonasson ultimately refused
cooperation with U.S. efforts and sent the FBI agents home saying
that if he had to choose sides he,
be on the side of WikiLeaks.
"Since they had not been
authorized 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," the politician said.
"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,"
Jónasson went on to discuss other
whistleblowers like Edward Snowden: the Althing, the Icelandic
parliament, debated whether Snowden should have been granted
"there hasn't been political
consensus" on the matter.
"Iceland is part of NATO and such a decision
would be strongly objected to by the US,"
Of course, none of this is
particularly surprising coming from an administration that wanted to