Sarah Palin apologised for calling Assange an ‘anti-American operative with blood on his hands’
Sarah Palin has apologised to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whom she previously said should be hunted down as a terrorist.
The former Vice Presidential nominee previously accused Assange of being an ‘anti-American operative with blood on his hands’ over Wikileaks’ publication classified documents relating to the war in Afghanistan.
She condemned Assange in 2010 shortly after the website released a cache of her own emails.
She said the Wikileaks founder should be "pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders."
But in a post on her Facebook page published last night, she showered Assange with praise for releasing the emails of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton ‘s campaign director.
US intelligence services believe Podesta’s correspondence was stolen by hackers acting on the instruction of the Russian government, in a deliberate bid to interfere with the US election.
President Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the US in response to the allegations.
But last night, in an interview with Fox News, Assange told Trump-supporting news anchor Sean Hannity the Russian government were not his source for the emails.
Palin has spoken favourably about Russian president Vladimir Putin in the past, saying "You have to hand it to the man. Nobody has to guess what side he is on."
Last night, she told Facebook followers: "Exposing the truth re: the Left having been oh-so-guilty of atrocious actions and attitudes of which they’ve falsely accused others.
"The media collusion that hid what many on the Left have been supporting is shocking."
She did not elaborate on what specifically was ‘shocking’ about what ‘many on the Left have been supporting.’
The emails highlighted details of paid speeches made by Hillary Clinton to Wall Street figures that staffers believed could have been problematic to her campaign.
They also appeared to reveal CNN anchor Donna Brazile had shared a question from the second Presidential TV debate with the clinton campaign ahead of time, which Brazile repeatedly denied.
Edgar Maddison Welch
Conspiracy theorists seized upon discussions of a Washington DC Pizza restaurant – Comet Ping Pong, a regular haunt of DC insiders – which they falsely claimed was evidence Clinton staffers were speaking in code and were involved in a child sex abuse ring based in the restaurant’s basement.
The bizarre theory – which became known as ‘pizza-gate’ climaxed when a man turned up to Comet Ping Pong with an automatic rifle, saying he was ‘self-investigating’ the conspiracy.
Edgar Maddison Welch stormed into the restaurant with an AR-15 rifle, terrorising customers, shooting into the floor and demanding to see the basement.
He eventually surrendered to police after being informed the restaurant had no basement.
Palin added: "This important information that finally opened people’s eyes to Democrat candidates and operatives would not have been exposed were it not for Julian Assange.
"I apologize for condemning Assange when he published my infamous (and proven noncontroversial, relatively boring) emails years ago.
"As I said at the time of being targeted and my subsequent condemnation, though, the line must be drawn before our troops or innocent lives deserving protection would be put at risk as a result of published emails."
In a 2010 Facebook post, Palin wrote: "Assange is not a ‘journalist,’ any more than the “editor” of al Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a ‘journalist.’
“He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.
“His past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban.
“Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?"
"What if any diplomatic pressure was brought to bear on NATO, EU, and other allies to disrupt Wikileaks’ technical infrastructure?
“Did we use all the cyber tools at our disposal to permanently dismantle Wikileaks? Were individuals working for Wikileaks on these document leaks investigated? “Shouldn’t they at least have had their financial assets frozen just as we do to individuals who provide material support for terrorist organizations?"
This article was sourced from http://coolcountryfanmagazine.com