Pilger interview with Assange

RT has video and a transcript of the John Pilger interview with Julian Assange.

  • ‘Clinton made FBI look weak, now there is anger’

“The FBI is always trying to demonstrate that no-one can resist us.  But Hillary Clinton very conspicuously resisted the FBI’s investigation, so there’s anger within the FBI because it made the FBI look weak. ”

  • ‘Russian government not the source of Clinton leaks’

“Hilary Clinton stated multiple times, falsely, that seventeen U.S. intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That is false; we can say that the Russian government is not the source. ”

  • ‘Saudi Arabia & Qatar funding ISIS and Clinton’

“There’s an early 2014 email from Hillary Clinton, not so long after she left the State Department, to her campaign manager John Podesta that states ISIL is funded by the governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  Now this is the most significant email in the whole collection, and perhaps because Saudi and Qatari money is spread all over the Clinton Foundation.”

  • ‘Clinton has been eaten alive by her ambition’

“I see someone who is eaten alive by their ambitions,  tormented literally to the point where they become sick; they faint as a result of [the reaction] to their ambitions.”

That’s an odd claim.

“She’s a centralising cog. You’ve got a lot of different gears in operation from the big banks like Goldman Sachs and major elements of Wall Street, and Intelligence and people in the State Department and the Saudis.”

  • ‘Libya is Hillary Clinton’s war’

“Who was the person championing it?  Hillary Clinton.  That’s documented throughout her emails.She perceived the removal of Gaddafi and the overthrow of the Libyan state — something that she would use in her run-up to the general election for President.”

  • ‘Trump won’t be permitted to win’

“Why do I say that?  Because he’s had every establishment off side; Trump doesn’t have one establishment, maybe with the exception of the Evangelicals, if you can call them an establishment, but banks, intelligence [agencies], arms companies… big foreign money … are all united behind Hillary Clinton, and the media as well, media owners and even journalists themselves.”

But he is in the race in a closely contested election. It’s not about permission of ‘the establishment, it’s about permission of a majority of voters (via electoral college votes).

  • Do you yourself take a view of the U.S. election?  Do you have a preference for Clinton or Trump?

” …he so clearly — through his words and actions and the type of people that turn up at his rallies — represents people who are not the middle, not the upper middle educated class, there is a fear of seeming to be associated in any way with them, a social fear that lowers the class status of anyone who can be accused of somehow assisting Trump in any way, including any criticism of Hillary Clinton. If you look at how the middle class gains its economic and social power, that makes absolute sense.”

An indirect answer that appears to be anti ‘the middle class’.

  • ‘US attempting to squeeze WikiLeaks through my refugee status’

“Now there’s undercover police and there are robot surveillance cameras of various kinds — so that there has been quite a serious conflict right here in the heart of London between Ecuador, a country of sixteen million people, and the United Kingdom, and the Americans who have been helping on the side.”

“[It means] that [they] are trying to get at a publishing organisation; [they] try and prevent it from publishing true information that is of intense interest to the American people and others about an election.”

  • ‘I am innocent and in arbitrary detention’

“[So it’s] me and the U.N. verses Sweden and the U.K.  Who’s right?  The U.N. made a conclusion that I am being arbitrarily detained illegally, deprived of my freedom and that what has occurred has not occurred within the laws that the United Kingdom and Sweden, and that [those countries] must obey. It is an illegal abuse. ”

“Here we have a case, the Swedish case, where I have never been charged with a crime, where I have already been cleared [by the Stockholm prosecutor] and found to be innocent, where the woman herself said that the police made it up, where the United Nations formally said the whole thing is illegal, where the State of Ecuador also investigated and found that I should be given asylum.”

RT: Assange: Clinton is a cog for Goldman Sachs & the Saudis (JOHN PILGER EXCLUSIVE VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT)


  1. “Clinton is being eaten alive by her ambition” .
    Probably true; but so is Assange.

    Trump as the anti-establishment hero? A role Assange has always wanted as well.

    Misogynist and sexual predator; a description of both.

    Oh look they’re twins.

    • Blazer

       /  6th November 2016

      A very shallow and totally inaccurate comparison with no substance.Come to expect that from you.

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  6th November 2016

    Funny how the fat cats and celebs are voting Democrat and the poor people and unknowns are voting Republican this year.

    • Blazer

       /  6th November 2016

      how do you know how the unknowns are voting ..Al?

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  6th November 2016

        The unknowns don’t have newspaper columns or photographers following them around but somehow there are enough of them to make a tight race.

        • Blazer

           /  6th November 2016

          There is no logic to that answer Al.Just admit you are guessing .

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  6th November 2016

            No more than the MSM who.can’t figure out where Trump’s votes are coming from when all the real people they know are voting Clinton and hating Trump.

  3. Corky

     /  6th November 2016

    ”But he is in the race in a closely contested election. It’s not about permission of ‘the establishment, it’s about permission of a majority of voters (via electoral college votes).”

    That’s about the only thing I disagree with. The establishment will decide who’s president. But the establishment will have to wait post election to assassinate poor old Trumpy should he win. Conspiracy theory? Well look at the lament under the heading ”I am innocent and in arbitrary detention.’’ Long term the house always wins.

    • Blazer

       /  6th November 2016

      so U.S elections are just a sham then,a magic show where both major parties are bought and paid for!usually)

      • Corky

         /  6th November 2016

        No, its not a sham. They are genuine. Its just in the long run they account for little.

  4. In 2014 Hillary Clinton knew that Saudi Arabia and Qatar governments were financing and providing logistical support – but kept silent and did nothing. Aiding and abetting terrorism is a crime under U.S. law; the scandal is far-reaching at the highest levels of power, of global proportion, and unprecedented in its magnitude.

    • Gezza

       /  6th November 2016

      But all US adminstrations have aided and abetted terrorism for decades?

    • Blazer

       /  7th November 2016

      well they slung her a few mil to help her campaign!

  5. Pilger is a product of Marxist-Leninist socialism, steeped in middle class English pretensions and imitating a high class background. I have serious doubts as to his balance, and ability to consider both sides of any argument. In short, a condescending prick of the first order. I will stop here lest I am tempted to become intemperate, which I am sorely tempted to be!

    • Blazer

       /  6th November 2016

      You are too harsh on Pilger.He has travelled all around the world and seen war,destruction,poverty and political expediency first hand.He has devoted his life to campaigning for a better life for the exploited.Infatuation with capitalism and a distaste for socialism is imprinted in the West from an early age these days.Capitalism has failed just as communism did.We can do better.