Julian Assange To Release Files On Guantanamo And BP If Arrested

SWITZERLAND-US-MILITARY-INTERNET-WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE130033--300x450With half the world chasing after him, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange tries to save himself by threatening to unlock an encrypted “doomsday file” of documents if detained. As reported by the New York Post (with readership seeming to favor Assange’s assassination):

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has circulated across the internet an encrypted “poison pill” cache of uncensored documents suspected to include files on BP and Guantanamo Bay. One of the files identified this weekend by The (London) Sunday Times — called the “insurance” file — has been downloaded from the WikiLeaks website by tens of thousands of supporters, from America to Australia.

Assange warns that any government that tries to curtail his activities risks triggering a new deluge of state and commercial secrets.

The military papers on Guantanamo Bay, yet to be published, believed to have been supplied by Bradley Manning, who was arrested in May. Other documents that Assange is confirmed to possess include an aerial video of a US airstrike in Afghanistan that killed civilians, BP files and Bank of America documents.

One of the key files available for download — named insurance.aes256 — appears to be encrypted with a 256-digit key. Experts said last week it was virtually unbreakable.

Assange has warned he can divulge the classified documents in the insurance file and similar backups if he is detained or the WikiLeaks website is permanently removed from the internet. He has suggested the contents are unredacted, posing a possible security risk for coalition partners around the world.

Assange warned: “We have over a long period of time distributed encrypted backups of material we have yet to release. All we have to do is release the password to that material, and it is instantly available.”

The “doomsday files” are part of a contingency plan drawn up by Assange and his supporters as they face a legal threat. He is wanted in Sweden over sexual assault allegations, and the US is reviewing the possibility of legal action after the release of 250,000 diplomatic cables.

Ben Laurie, a London-based computer security expert who has advised WikiLeaks, said: “Julian’s a smart guy and this is an interesting tactic. He will hope it deters anyone from acting against him.”

Nigel Smart, professor of cryptology at Bristol University, said even powerful military computers would be unable to crack the encryption. He said: “This isn’t something that can be broken with a modern computer. You need the key to open it.”

The file is 1.4 gigabytes in size, which would be big enough for a compressed version of all the files released this year and additional data.

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  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    Much as governments and media are trying to paint him as a supervillain, I am pretty sure “don’t mess with me or I will tell people how badly you are raping them” puts him as worst as the cocky anti-hero.

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    Much as governments and media are trying to paint him as a supervillain, I am pretty sure “don’t mess with me or I will tell people how badly you are raping them” puts him as worst as the cocky anti-hero.

  • Tchoutoye

    He is wanted in Sweden over sexual assault allegations

    You mean having sex without a condom and refusing to be tested for STDs afterwards. According to the Swedish prosecutors both women involved claimed sex with Asssange was consensual.

  • Anonymous

    He is wanted in Sweden over sexual assault allegations

    You mean having sex without a condom and refusing to be tested for STDs afterwards. According to the Swedish prosecutors both women involved claimed sex with Asssange was consensual.

  • Hadrian999

    I’m not sure how I feel about this, I like someone giving a big F YOU to the government but if he has info that is so damaging that it would work as an insurance policy by not releasing it isn’t he in collusion with the government by allowing them to keep it secret?

    • Maxine

      Kinda get your point there, if he´s so determined to uncover all the fuck ups of world goverments, why holding the really big shit back?! as a insurance, yeah, and so that he could provide us with info in the future, but seriously, i don´t see a point in uttering somenthing like ” i have the ultimate ace up my sleeve, just try to fuck me and you´ll see!” first it gets people interested in what it is and it basically says ” i know more, but this i WON`T share” yeah, kinda makes you feel ambivalent about the whole thing

      • Haystack

        Or he’s thinking that that not knowing will lead the go’vt to fear the worst.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Point well taken. However, he feels the need to cover his own ass -which is understandable, all things considered. It should be interesting to see what happens…

  • Hadrian999

    I’m not sure how I feel about this, I like someone giving a big F YOU to the government but if he has info that is so damaging that it would work as an insurance policy by not releasing it isn’t he in collusion with the government by allowing them to keep it secret?

  • Maxine

    Kinda get your point there, if he´s so determined to uncover all the fuck ups of world goverments, why holding the really big shit back?! as a insurance, yeah, and so that he could provide us with info in the future, but seriously, i don´t see a point in uttering somenthing like ” i have the ultimate ace up my sleeve, just try to fuck me and you´ll see!” first it gets people interested in what it is and it basically says ” i know more, but this i WON`T share” yeah, kinda makes you feel ambivalent about the whole thing

  • Haystack

    Or he’s thinking that that not knowing will lead the go’vt to fear the worst.

  • Anonymous

    Point well taken. However, he feels the need to cover his own ass -which is understandable, all things considered. It should be interesting to see what happens…

  • Anonymous

    Point well taken. However, he feels the need to cover his own ass -which is understandable, all things considered. It should be interesting to see what happens…

  • Tuna Ghost

    Other documents that Assange is confirmed to possess include an aerial video of a US airstrike in Afghanistan that killed civilians…

    Christ I hope he’s got something stronger than this. I can’t see this having a terribly big impact on anyone, or this keeping the US off his ass.

    • Oneloveinus

      I guess we’re about to find out……

  • Tuna Ghost

    Other documents that Assange is confirmed to possess include an aerial video of a US airstrike in Afghanistan that killed civilians…

    Christ I hope he’s got something stronger than this. I can’t see this having a terribly big impact on anyone, or this keeping the US off his ass.

  • Oneloveinus

    I understand this guy saying “I got your secrets leave me alone” etc….but everything I’ve heard about being released so far has come over time….people need time to absorb the information..I have no doubt he would release all the info he’s got, eventually…they are trying to trump him by trying to silence him and he’s blocking…..but ultimately, if he’s got more info, he’s holding all the cards and it’s up to him how he plays his hand…..you can’t just shit the bed all at once…you dribble a little in your pants…..you shit the bed and if your lucky….you’ll make it to the toilet with the worst of it……

  • Oneloveinus

    I understand this guy saying “I got your secrets leave me alone” etc….but everything I’ve heard about being released so far has come over time….people need time to absorb the information..I have no doubt he would release all the info he’s got, eventually…they are trying to trump him by trying to silence him and he’s blocking…..but ultimately, if he’s got more info, he’s holding all the cards and it’s up to him how he plays his hand…..you can’t just shit the bed all at once…you dribble a little in your pants…..you shit the bed and if your lucky….you’ll make it to the toilet with the worst of it……

  • rainer

    Julian Assange
    J U L I A N A S S A N G E
    N A I L J U E G N A S S A

    Jesus
    Nail
    Anga (greek Name meaning Pure -or- Holy)

    Aside from this ^ he fits every single description of Jesus and the second coming, and so do world events…

    • rainer

      I should add that I have never been involved in religious establishments or considered myself a christian, jew, muslim, ect….Just an observer.

  • rainer

    Julian Assange
    J U L I A N A S S A N G E
    N A I L J U E G N A S S A

    Jesus
    Nail
    Anga (greek Name meaning Pure -or- Holy)

    Aside from this ^ he fits every single description of Jesus and the second coming, and so do world events…

  • rainer

    I should add that I have never been involved in religious establishments or considered myself a christian, jew, muslim, ect….Just an observer.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I dearly hope the egos involved in various governments (like Hillary…who would burn the planet to a cinder to get even over a cocktail hour snub) will push Assange into that corner. I would love to see the last of the cards he’s holding suddenly aired around the world. Most of their revelations so far have been nothing more than confirmations for those of us who are literate and well versed in world politics. There have been a few really juicy tidbits but nothing world shattering. Call me perverse…but a little world shattering is good for the soul.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I dearly hope the egos involved in various governments (like Hillary…who would burn the planet to a cinder to get even over a cocktail hour snub) will push Assange into that corner. I would love to see the last of the cards he’s holding suddenly aired around the world. Most of their revelations so far have been nothing more than confirmations for those of us who are literate and well versed in world politics. There have been a few really juicy tidbits but nothing world shattering. Call me perverse…but a little world shattering is good for the soul.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I dearly hope the egos involved in various governments (like Hillary…who would burn the planet to a cinder to get even over a cocktail hour snub) will push Assange into that corner. I would love to see the last of the cards he’s holding suddenly aired around the world. Most of their revelations so far have been nothing more than confirmations for those of us who are literate and well versed in world politics. There have been a few really juicy tidbits but nothing world shattering. Call me perverse…but a little world shattering is good for the soul.

  • Hypnos1

    I can’t find a quote of him actually saying this anywhere, specifically the part about his arrest. Does anyone have a source? It seems like the NY Post has a more accurate headline than disinfo, and that would be a shame.

    He talked about the files on DemocracyNow, but didn’t issue any ultimatum about his being detained or arrested. I’d wager this insurance is meant to protect against attacks on wikileaks and its ability to function, not him personally. Wikileaks is much bigger than just Julian Assange.

  • Hypnos1

    I can’t find a quote of him actually saying this anywhere, specifically the part about his arrest. Does anyone have a source? It seems like the NY Post has a more accurate headline than disinfo, and that would be a shame.

    He talked about the files on DemocracyNow, but didn’t issue any ultimatum about his being detained or arrested. I’d wager this insurance is meant to protect against attacks on wikileaks and its ability to function, not him personally. Wikileaks is much bigger than just Julian Assange.

  • Thetimeiscoming

    The information is going to be released no matter what happens, julian just wants to do it incrementally because people will understand it better than if they were to be overwhelmed by a massive heap of files. I mean how many people read liability agreements these days? Most people just skim through it or don’t read it at all…. I think Julian is a good person for shedding light on the corruption so many citizens fail to see. If there is transparency among the public, there should be transparency within the government. Only corrupt individuals are afraid of the light.

  • Thetimeiscoming

    The information is going to be released no matter what happens, julian just wants to do it incrementally because people will understand it better than if they were to be overwhelmed by a massive heap of files. I mean how many people read liability agreements these days? Most people just skim through it or don’t read it at all…. I think Julian is a good person for shedding light on the corruption so many citizens fail to see. If there is transparency among the public, there should be transparency within the government. Only corrupt individuals are afraid of the light.

  • Jj

    Split to Ecuador, Julian!

  • Jj

    Split to Ecuador, Julian!

  • Oneloveinus

    I guess we’re about to find out……

  • Anonymous

    The information is not his to with hold, let the cards fall where they may, the information belongs where the public can review and act upon it.

  • rtb61

    The information is not his to with hold, let the cards fall where they may, the information belongs where the public can review and act upon it.

  • thisisates

    WikiLeaks should be a wake up call to the patriarchy that if you want to rule, if you want to do business in the modern age, you better be above board and transparent, or your ass will be handed to you. This is the power of information and now the power is in the peoples hands. Viva la Revolution!

  • thisisates

    WikiLeaks should be a wake up call to the patriarchy that if you want to rule, if you want to do business in the modern age, you better be above board and transparent, or your ass will be handed to you. This is the power of information and now the power is in the peoples hands. Viva la Revolution!

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