US spies on Assange in UK Ecuador EmbassySubmitted by Ed Thinking on Wed, 01/02/2013 - 17:30
The United States has wiretapped the phone and email traffic of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
It is understood that using almost limitless surveillance power, the US has spied on Australian born Julian Assange’s intentions in relation to any extradition to Sweden to answer sexual misconduct allegations and has also been monitoring his rumoured deteriorating psychological and physical health.
Longstanding and reliable sources have confirmed to me that personnel within both the UK and Australian governments and intelligence services, are now aware of this outrageous incursion and are trying to avoid a diplomatic incident and public disclosure.
Australia’s servant/master relationship with the US is well known but Britain has at least occasionally shirtfronted the US ( as with its citizens incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay ) and has concerns about the European Community’s take on Britain’s perceived too cosy relationship with the US.
It appears that the Ecuadorian Embassy is unaware of the taps, although I have been told that embassy staff are understandably suspicious and do ’ not trust the British ’ and ’ trust America even less .’