Did We Just See an Assassination Attempt on Julian Assange…?

Julian Assange

So just days after 48 year-old John Jones – a man closely associated with Julian Assange – is horribly killed in the London Underground, a man has been caught scaling the wall and window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder is being kept.

An online statement from WikiLeaks, early Monday morning, said; ‘… At 2:47am an unknown man scaled the side wall [and the] window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London; fled after being caught by security.’

This incident follows not only the death of John Jones, but a spate of other deaths relating to corruption at the DNC and actual, overt threats of assassination recently made against Mr Assange on account of WikiLeaks activity. All of this – in regard to WikiLeaks, Clinton and the DNC – has already been covered in previous posts and so doesn’t need to be revisited here.

The suspect hasn’t been identified and is reported to have fled when confronted by security guards. Police are reporting to be searching for him, but have described him as a ‘cat burglar’.

That may be true, and this incident may be unrelated to the other things; however, the Ecuadorian embassy seems an odd target for a cat burglar.

What fascinates me is this: if it was a bungled assassination attempt, one wonders what the official story would’ve been had it succeeded?

Would we be told that it was a random, lone nutter? A burglary attempt that just would’ve happened to see Assange being killed? Or, more interestingly, would officials simply have come out and said “yep, we killed him” – given that open calls have already been made to assassinate the WikiLeaks founder?

It is that last option that intrigues me most: because, had this been a successful assassination, it would’ve been extremely difficult – if not impossible – to make it look like anything other than a blatant hit job.

There would’ve been no subtlety to it: so just imagine for a moment that we live in a time where an extra-judicial assassination could be carried out on Ecuadorian soil in London, but for the sake of American ‘national security’.

And with the idea of the assassination having already been carefully put out there by public figures, American security officials could just say ‘yes, we did it’.

That seems like a scary prospect; but at the same time like a mere extension of present drone-strike policy, where people all over the world can be killed at the push of a button, with no formal charges, no trial, and no burden of justification.

On the other hand, a failed attempt – regarded already by so many as an attempted assassination – could ensure the same thing isn’t attempted again any time soon, as it would be way too obvious.

While this incident does look at first like a bungled hit job – possibly even aimed at preventing further leaks that will interfere with Hillary’s presidential bid in November – it almost looks so amateur and so direct that you might almost doubt an assassination attempt would be so poor.

Then again, maybe those who want Assange dead really are that desperate: so desperate that they’re willing to be that obvious.

In February, a UN panel ruled that Mr Assange was being “arbitrarily detained” in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, calling upon the UK and Sweden to end Assange’s deprivation of liberty.

Both UK and Sweden rejected the ruling.

The Ecuadorian embassy has criticized the police for taking two hours to respond to the situation, implying that the police and security services aren’t taking Assange’s protection seriously; and has said the British authorities had failed in uphold the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

S. Awan

Independent journalist. Pariah. Believer in human rights, human dignity and liberty. Musician. Substandard Jedi. All-round failure. And future ghost.


  1. Thanks for the detailed update… It seems we really need to cherish modern day heroes the likes of Assange and Snowden while they are still among us. Few have risked so much of their own liberties to expose those who trample on the liberties of the people. The new Jason Bourne movie seems like a call to arms for hackers but at the same time plants the seed of Patriotism quell those who could otherwise spill the facts.

    That London law enforcement was slow to respond to a diplomatic mission security breach demonstrates complicity. Very likely there were instruments planted in the embassy to facilitate whacking Assange. Or easier yet, a privately operated drone could have delivered a lethal payload to the rooftop.

  2. Is it possible that wikileaks have staged a false flag event of their own to protect assange?

    As you have reported we have had public calls by various players for him to be silenced – permanently. He is clearly feared by the puppets, as well as the puppet masters, as he has the capacity to expose them, and their plan involving sweden to capture him has so far failed.

    Now imagine you are wikileaks/assange, you know they are coming for you, you just don’t know when or how. But the dogs are barking all around you. So why not play them at their own game in order to protect yourself?

    You say in the article that a failed attempt would ensure the same thing isn’t attempted again any time soon. Would the powers that be who want him stopped really try to carry out their threats if wikileaks/assange have beat them to it? What better way to prevent the inevitable than to expose their modus operandi and start a public outcry?

    There is also another possibillity of course – they deliberately bungled the assassination in order to drive him out of the embassay. He’s not coming out anytime soon, even after the UN decision on his arbitrary detention. So maybe they thought they could scare him into fleeing the safety of the embassy allowing them to finally get their hands on him or to silence him permanently without anyone ever knowing what happened.

    • Those are two very interesting ideas. It never occurred to me they might’ve staged it themselves; but I guess it would have some tactical merit.
      The second idea did occur to me and would actually be pretty clever.

  3. Reblogged this on sand49 and commented:
    This just isn’t good enough. If Julian Assange is being kept in Ecuadorian Embassy someone should do a better job of looking after him. The world needs people like JA right now is expose the crimes and corruption of people in high places. The cost to humanity is too high when so many people we are supposed to be able to trust are damaging so many lives.

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