The Assange saga reads more like the pages of a Tom Clancy book. After dumping classified U.S. documents all over the Internet, the WikiLeaks founder remains on the run from the law in the U.K. and is now threatening to drop a so-called “poison pill” of damaging secrets. What’s next — a wild chase hopping from rooftops, Harrison Ford-style?
Okay, maybe a bit dramatic. But, the noose finally appears to be tightening around Julian Assange and his controversial organization WikiLeaks from all corners of the world. NBC News reports the renegade founder plans to meet with British police today. And the infamously friends-with-everyone Swiss just froze his local bank account, which he had been using to help fund the site’s operation. Back in the States, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said today the Obama administration is checking out all laws other than the U.S. Espionage Act to potentially prosecute WikiLeaks.
Talk about a case of the Mondays. How should the U.S. and the international community handle this case?