Despite still being stuck in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the whistleblower website has a “very big year” ahead.
Addressing people via videostream at an event held in New York City to mark the fourth anniversary of his detention, Assange said there will be more revelations expected to rattle US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
Press TV reports:
“It’s going to be a very big year for WikiLeaks,” Assange said, calling on the audience to “get ready to gather around” in order “to protect our ability to be publishing.”
“It will be very necessary in the coming months,” the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief added.
He said that many of the upcoming revelations would concern presumptive US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. He warned that if Clinton manages to get into the White House, she will bring an “endless war.”
“We are in fact already, under [US President Barack] Obama, in endless war, but I think it will significantly ramp up under Hillary Clinton,” Assange warned.
“I’ve come to know Hillary quite well,” he said. “She is an extremely ambitious liberal interventionist hawk.”
Clinton is known to have strong connections with corporations, Wall Street and the US military–industrial complex. Some analysts say if Clinton gets elected president, she will launch several wars in order to boost US military spending.
Assange also stressed that he has been effectively detained by the United Kingdom, even though he has never been charged with a crime.
Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian diplomatic mission in London since June 2012. He secured political asylum from Quito after he lost a legal battle against extradition to Sweden.