Assange: U.S. Spying on WikiLeaks Led to Downing of Morales Plane in Snowden Hunt

Democracynow.org – We end today’s show with another story about Evo Morales. In 2013, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange played a pivotal role in helping National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden leave Hong Kong for Russia. Once Snowden made it to Russia, Assange explored ways to help him reach Latin America. During the U.S. hunt for Snowden, Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane was forced to land in Austria for 14 hours because of rumors Snowden was on board. Last week, Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept interviewed Assange via video stream for the launch of the book “The WikiLeaks Files.” Assange talked about WikiLeaks’ efforts to help Snowden gain asylum.

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  • Aditya Kulshreshtha
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    Inability to oust Assad, being royally played by their enemies in this example, Bill Clinton saying on The Daily Show, we can't win in Afghanistan and the CIA former head (on Vice News) saying that if there's something they've learnt about their situation in Western Asia, it's that they can't kill their way out of it. They can keep a lid on things when they're there but it'll rise right when they leave and again, they can't kill their way out of this. To add to this, the BRICS countries are rising fast and they've formed the Asian Development Bank, an alternative to the World Bank n the IMF order. They'll soon be dealing in currencies other than the dollar. Given that one of the reasons of the Dollar's strength is that it is the base currency, meaning most of the world trades in dollars and it's ending soon, the US empire is evidently crumbling right before our eyes. China is actually bigger than USA in terms of its economy in one of the two ways you measure an economy's size, by Purchasing Power Parity. Interesting times ahead as the story of the planet and it's peoples unfolds. Somewhere each one of us is shaping the world in our own way.

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