His claim that it was all a stitch up just didn't seem plausible to me. And the USA couldn't possibly be that dodgy, could it? I laughed out loud when he voiced fears that he'd be offed "Jack Ruby-style" if he wound up in an American jail.
But now I'm not so sure. (I feel a bit bad about writing this post, TBH.)
I think he may have had a point then. And even if he was over-egging it at that stage, it looks very much like his life is in danger now.
The picture that his DNC leaks painted of Hillary and her party was truly alarming. Then there was the murder of Seth Rich, the bloke Assange himself has repeatedly hinted was a WikiLeaks source.
Sure, Assange may be bullshitting. And if not, it might just have been a freak coincidence that the bloke was shot in the back in the wee hours. Still, you don't have to be some tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy nut to think the whole thing seemed very suss. Then there was the "cat-burglar" incident.
And lately he's been talking about some dynamite dirt on Hillary that he's gonna release soon.16 mins ago at 2:47am a "cat burgler" scaled the side wall+window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London; fled after being caught by security.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 22, 2016
His take on the way the MSM have been covering these issues is also spot on:
Assange accused Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, of "whipping up a neo-McCarthyist hysteria about Russia."
"What kind of press environment is this going to lead to post-election?" Assange asked.
He continued: "The American liberal press, in falling over themselves to defend Hillary Clinton, are erecting a demon that is going to put nooses around everyone's necks as soon as she wins the election, which is almost certainly what she's going to do."
This is all getting very ominous. Hillary is a truly sinister control freak, and she's got every major news outlet in the US singing her praises and verballing Trump at every opportunity.
If Julian Assange has a mysterious accident or sudden heart attack that kills him in coming months I don't think there'll be any doubt about who's behind it, do you?