The US government has engaged in economic warfare in its latest attempt to silence whistleblowing group, Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange.
Among others, Apple, Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, Moneybookers, Amazon.com, and offshore Swiss banks have severed ties with Wikileaks, citing various technical reasons. Now the list could grow even longer with the addition of the US House Committee in response to Homeland Security’s call to place Wikileaks on the US “enemies list” alongside the names of suspected terrorists and dictators. Political and media pundits have boldly called for Assange to be assassinated or “illegally shot” while the UK is doing its part to help get Assange extradited to Sweden for ambiguous sexual assault charges.
Most recently, a subpoena has called Twitter to join the war against Wikileaks. It’s no longer possible to tell if there will be an end to this tale of treachery against civil liberties.