Of course, he doesn’t say so in so many words – he’s clever enough not to – but from the way he has penned his latest piece of propaganda he might just as well have.
Writing in National Review Online on Friday, Goldberg asks: ‘Why isn’t Julian Assange dead?’ He then runs through a gamut of what he thinks are useful scenarios from Hollywood that parody black-ops murders and, of course, mocks the notions that other well-known assassinations are actually the work of security service organisations. And, just for good measure to complete the illusion that so-called conspiracy theories are, indeed, only ‘conspiracy theories’, goes on to suggest that; “The main evidence that the U.S. government didn’t bring down the World Trade Center on 9/11 is that no one has the ability to pull off a conspiracy like that”.
Now that’s what I call ‘Chutzpahbabble’.
Goldberg completes his piece of delusional wishful thinking by saying that “Assange is essentially hiding behind his celebrity and the fact that it wouldn’t do any good to kill him, given the nature of the Web.” And that: “Even if the CIA wanted to take him out, they couldn’t without massive controversy.” Goldberg then completes his piece with a bit of ‘Nudge, nudge, wink, wink’ inference that killing Assange would be against the law, ignoring entirely that killing anyone under such circumstances is against the law – though since when has that stopped the CIA who have been busy killing people for decades.
It’s clear what Goldberg’s intention is with this piece of nonsense; he’d like to see Assange murdered by the CIA. He concedes that Assange’s notoriety and the fact that he is a citizen of Australia, an ally of the US, that assassinating Assange couldn’t be done without “massive controversy” but, again, since when has that stopped them? Once done it would be fait accompli.
The likes of Goldberg couldn’t care less about any massive controversy.