Wikileaks publishes a CIA analysis claiming that the United States could be perceived as an "exporter of terrorism".
Sources: Washington Post
Sources: Washington Post
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says "13 terrorists", including two U.S. citizens working for Jordan Goudreau's private security company Silvercorp USA, have been detained after foiling a plot to assassinate him, accusing them of "playing Rambo". State television broadcasts footage of captured mercenaries in Aragua.
Wikileaks releases U.S. Central Intelligence Agency director John O. Brennan's personal information after the top spy's personal email account was allegedly hacked by a 13-year-old and information sent to Wikileaks. All of the documents predate Brennan's time in the Obama administration and reveal no classified data. Among the information released are Social Security numbers, an incomplete questionnaire for security clearance, and addresses of his family and associates.
London police end their three-year long, round-the-clock guard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy waiting to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Officers have been stationed at this embassy since June 2012. Police said the operation cost 11.1 million pounds (17.6 million dollars) through April 2015. Assange is wanted for jumping bail in England and sexual assault allegations in Sweden. Assange denies the Swedish charges and suspects the real reason is to bring him to the U.S.
The Federal Government of Australia is helping the United States investigate Australians involved with the WikiLeaks website according to Julian Assange, who requests that Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Attorney-General Robert McClelland reveal every detail of assistance to foreign governments.
"The Daily Telegraph" publishes WikiLeaks cables stating that the United States provided Russia with the United Kingdom's serial numbers of every Trident missile, which are manufactured and maintained in the U.S. and supplied to Britain, in return for the Russians signing the "New START" treaty.
It is revealed that the United States has subpoenaed Twitter for personal information regarding people connected to Wikileaks, including founder Julian Assange, suspected source of leaks Bradley Manning, and supporter Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a member of Iceland's Althing.
WikiLeaks spokesperson Julian Assange is moved to the segregation unit of London's Wandsworth Prison "for his own safety, presumably", says his lawyer. [http:--www.theage.com.au-world-assange-moved-to-isolation-20101211-18t8z.html (AFP via "The Age")]A lawyer in Melbourne who formerly bossed Prime Minister Julia Gillard criticises her and Attorney-General Robert McClelland for their comments that the WikiLeaks website and arrested spokesperson Julian Assange have broken the law. Having known both as "good lawyers and decent people", Peter Gordon of Slater and Gordon says such comments are a reminder of "the seductive and compulsive draw of power". [http:--www.smh.com.au-national-legal-fury-at-war-on-free-speech-20101210-18sv3.html ("The Sydney Morning Herald")]Assange's lawyer says any espionage-related prosecution of the WikiLeaks website in the United States would be "unconstitutional and call into question First Amendment protections for all media organisations". [http:--www.theage.com.au-world-assange-indictment-unconstitutional-lawyer-20101211-18t7q.html (AFP via "The Age")]Protests calling for Assange's release occur across Spain. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-europe-11977406 (BBC)] [http:--www.nzherald.co.nz-world-news-article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10693788&ref=rss ("The New Zealand Herald")]date=August 2019 Protests calling for Assange's release occur across Spain. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-europe-11977406 (BBC)] [http:--www.nzherald.co.nz-world-news-article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10693788&ref=rss ("The New Zealand Herald")]date=August 2019