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Video: Assange on 'US Empire', Assad govt overthrow plans & new book 'The WikiLeaks Files' (EXCLUSIVE)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with the world's most wanted publisher - the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange. He has just co-authored a book - the WikiLeaks Files, and it paints a picture of systemic US torture and killing as well as the destruction of the lives and livelihoods of billions of people right around the world.

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This was posted to JohnQuiggin.com.

Those who sat through ABC's Q and A on Monday night and its circuitous and incoherent 'discussion' about current geopolitics including Syria – "the Assad 'regime' has killed seven times as many Syrians as ISIS", disproven allegations that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons presented as fact, etc., etc. ad nauseum – will be pleasantly surprised to hear heroic Australian Julian Assange speak about his new book 'the WikiLeaks Files' – I have bought the last copy from my local bookstore – and his insight into geopolitical issues including Syria, in which perhaps as many as 250,000 Syrians have died as a result of the terrorist invasion since March 2011.

The Australian government, previously complicit in the invasion of Libya and a direct participant in past illegal wars against Iraq and Afghanistan, has also colluded in the terrorist war against Syria. On Tuesday 29 May 2013, Foreign Minister Bob Carr expelled the Syrian ambassador and increased sanctions against Syria. Bob Carr's pretext was the claim that the Syrian government had murdered 108 of its own citizens at Houla on 25 May 2014. Bob Carr never asked the Syrian Ambassador for his own government's account of the massacre. Evidence has since emerged that those killed lived in a region that was a stronghold of government supporters. The Houla massacre, like almost countless other massacres of civilians was perpetrated, before and since, by the terrorist opposition to the Syrian Government.

Video: Assange on 'US Empire', Assad govt overthrow plans and new book 'The WikiLeaks Files' (EXCLUSIVE)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground ... (see above)

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