The Ecuadorian Embassy in London has cut off the Internet of Julian Assange, an individual, who has been living there for over four years. It happened shortly after WikiLeaks released new documents suggesting that Hillary Clinton was paid for giving private speeches for Goldman Sacks. But why did Ecuador cut off Assange’s Internet Access ?
Let’s analyze all events from the beginning.
Analysis of the situation:
Last Sunday, Wikileaks posted on Twitter three mysterious encrypted pre-commitments:
pre-commitment 1: John Kerry 4bb96075acadc3d80b5ac872874c3037a386f4f595fe99e687439aabd0219809
pre-commitment 2: Ecuador eae5c9b064ed649ba468f0800abf8b56ae5cfe355b93b1ce90a1b92a48a9ab72
pre-commitment 3: UK FCO f33a6de5c627e3270ed3e02f62cd0c857467a780cf6123d2172d80d02a072f74
Shortly after, Everyone on the Internet started to speculate about the meaning of these messages, and some IT people suggested that they were a “Death Man’s Switch”.It is based on encrypted messages that contain relevant information that if ever released, it might be the political end of someone. According to the three tweets, they are related to John Kerry, Ecuador and FCO (United Kingdom, Foreign and Commonwealth Office). If Julian is ever assassinated, or extradited to the USA, the passwords to decrypt these enigmatic messages would be spread on the Internet, and everyone would have access to its content.
How can I decrypt these messages ?
These messages can only be decrypted by having a key code, which will be given in the event of an Assange’s death. No one can decrypt its content due to the complexity.
Can I modify encrypted messages ?
No one can modify an encrypted message. Therefore Everyone knows that the content is original.
After a few hours from the three commitments, Wikileaks published on Twitter:
Julian Assange’s internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.
At this point, everyone suspected that something else was happening and that Julian may be dead.
After a short while, Wikileaks Tweeted:
We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange’s internet access Saturday, 5pm GMT, shortly after publication of Clinton’s speeches at Goldman Sachs.
This publication depicts that Ecuador cut off his Internet, but why Ecuador, which had given an asylum to Julian would do it?
Journalists around the world have suggested that Ecuador had ceded to the USA pressures in order to in communicate Julian Assange. People then speculated that the USA had threatened Ecuador with implementing Financial sanctions against them.
Today, Tuesday the 18th Wikileaks has published two new tweets:
1-BREAKING: Multiple US sources tell us John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop him.
Today, Tuesday 18th, Wikileaks has published two new tweets:
2-The John Kerry private meeting with Ecuador was made on the sidelines of the negotiations which took place principally on Sep 26 in Colombia.
It confirms that the USA has been pressing Ecuador to stop Julian Assange from disclosing new documents related to Hillary Clinton.
Why has Ecuador accepted to censor Julian Assange?
Here, there are three theories:
1- The USA has threatened Ecuador with implementing sanctions against them, which may affect the Ecuadorian economy still weak from the big earthquake, This fact could make Ecuador Go into a recession.
2- Goldman Sacks has invested millions of dollars in Ecuador, and the recent revelations suggesting a connection to Hillary Clinton could damage its reputation, so the company has threatened to remove their investments in Ecuador if they government does not censure Julian.
3- The USA may have also threatened Ecuador with a military intervention, though it seems unrealistic. We all know that the CIA has done this many times against governments that are submissive to the US.
Ecuador has declared that they will not extradite Julian Assange to the USA. However, they will not allow Julian to interfere in other countries political issues. It seems that they are not going to succeed because Wikileaks has continued publishing new documents on a daily basis even though the Ecuadorian government blocked Julian’s internet connection.
Everything indicates that Wikileaks will not cede to any external pressure coming from the USA and Ecuador. Julian and other Journalists, who work on Wikileaks have suggested that they will continue releasing new secrets until the last consequences.
So far, Julian Assange is still alive, but his determination to do his work until the end does not guarantee that he will not be extradited to the USA . Hopefully, the US government will not achieve its goal to censor him.
Long live Wikileaks!