Did the DNC or Clinton operatives have DNC staffer Seth Rich killed?
It sure looks that way.
Julian Assange eluded to it during an interview with the Dutch television program Nieuwsuur.
Julian Assange: Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks. As a 27 year-old, works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.
Reporter: That was just a robbery, I believe. Wasn’t it?
Julian Assange: No. There’s no finding. So… I’m suggesting that our sources take risks.
It is said Rich is responsible for DNC email tranche that found its way to WikiLeaks and shook the DNC to its core.
“You can be killed by someone in the White House, President on down, for completely arbitrary reasons,” Assange told Bill Maher in 2013.
“Indeed, if Mr Assange were rendered to the USA, without assurances that the death penalty would not be carried out, there is a real risk that he could be made subject to the death penalty. It is well known that prominent figures have implied, if not stated outright, that Mr Assange should be executed,” his legal team said in 2011.
In order to gauge the attitude of establishment and its sycophants toward whistleblowers, let’s take a look at what certain members of the political class have said about Julian Assange, who is holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London for fear he will be extradited and face espionage charges in the United States.
Back in 2010 when Bradley now Chelsea Manning was imprisoned for passing information to WikiLeaks, former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and ex-Pentagon official KT McFarland said the pair should be executed.
Neocon William Kristol suggested a COINTELPROesque operation “to harass, snatch or neutralize Julian Assange and his collaborators, wherever they are? Why can’t we disrupt and destroy WikiLeaks in both cyberspace and physical space, to the extent possible? Why can’t we warn others of repercussions from assisting this criminal enterprise hostile to the United States?”
Sarah Palin asked why Assange, an “anti-American operative with blood on his hands,” is not hunted down like al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders. She said he is not a journalist “any more than the ‘editor’ of al-Qaida’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a ‘journalist.'”
Tom Flanagan, a former aide to the Canadian prime minister, called for Assange’s assassination.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said the whistleblowers who released the documents are “traitors in America” and “should be executed.”
Washington Times columnist Jeffrey Kuhner went so far as to claim Assange is “an anti-American radical who wants to see the United States defeated by its Islamic fascist enemies.”
According to former House speaker and News contributor Newt Gingrich “Julian Assange is engaged in warfare. Information terrorism, which leads to people getting killed is terrorism. And Julian Assange is engaged in terrorism… He should be treated as an enemy combatant and WikiLeaks should be closed down permanently and decisively.”
“A dead man can’t leak stuff. This guy’s a traitor, a treasonist [sic], and he has broken every law of the United States. And I’m not for the death penalty, so…there’s only one way to do it: Illegally shoot the son of a bitch,” said Fox News commentator Bob Beckel, a deputy assistant secretary of state in the Carter administration and Walter Mondale’s 1984 presidential campaign manager. He dreamed of a U.S. Special Ops team killing Assange.
“Assange is a non-U.S. citizen operating outside the territory of the United States. This means the government has a wide range of options for dealing with him. It can employ not only law enforcement but also intelligence and military assets to bring Assange to justice and put his criminal syndicate out of business,” said the neocon Marc Thiessen.
John Hawkins of Right Wing News also picked up on the assassination thread. “Can we do anything legally about someone from another country leaking this information? Maybe not. Can we have a CIA agent with a sniper rifle rattle a bullet around his skull the next time he appears in public as a warning? You bet we can – and we should. If that’s too garish for people, then the CIA can kill him and make it look like an accident,” Hawkins said.
The murder of Seth Rich was made to look like a robbery, although nothing was stolen. The above quotes reveal a distinct prejudice against whistleblowers and murder as the appropriate response.
That’s how they do things in third world dictatorships.