27. September 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Arabellion, Wikileaks und Obama · Kategorien: Tunesien · Tags:

„WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused President Barack Obama today of seeking to exploit the Arab uprisings for personal political gain, as he addressed a sideline meeting of the UN General Assembly via videolink from his hideout at a London embassy. […]

„It must come as a surprise to Tunisians for Barack Obama to say the US supported the forces of change in Tunisia,“ Assange said, speaking from Ecuador’s tiny apartment-sized London mission. He claimed that uprisings across the Arab world had been inspired, in part, by his organization’s disclosures about despotic rulers, including Tunisia’s deposed President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Assange claimed that Obama whose administration he accuses of building a criminal case against WikiLeaks and of harassing its staff was seeking to exploit the reforms of the Arab Spring during his reelection campaign. „Mohamed Bouazizi did not set himself on fire so that Barack Obama could get reelected,“ Assange told the meeting, referring to the 2011 self-immolation by a Tunisian fruit vendor which sparked the uprising that toppled Ben Ali.“


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