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Internet Disruption Linked to Hillary and Election?

If you were on the Internet on Friday, and you most likely were, you may have noticed some of your favorite sites being glitchy, slow or even entirely unavailable. That’s apparently because hackers decided to go after the Internet.

Not a site or a server. The Internet. In at least three waves of attacks, major sites were assaulted by millions of infected computers and linked devices, such as webcams and phones.

It was the latest incident in a high-stakes game of cyber chicken being played by the Obama Administration in an effort to stop the founder of Wikileaks and ensure Hillary Clinton wins the election.

Confused?

O, what a tangled interweb we weave when first we practice to deceive. …

Anyone who’s been awake for more than an hour at any time during the past month or two, and managed to avoid the mainstream media, is surely aware of the ongoing flood of hacked emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign, the State Department, the Clinton Foundation and now President Obama being posted online.

Nearly all of it is thanks to Wikileaks, the organization founded in 2006 by Julian Assange.

Assange was once a favorite of the Left, back in the good old days when he was blowing the cover off the bad behavior of Republicans. His site has received several awards, and Assange was the Readers Choice for Time’s Person of the Year in 2010.

Things change.

The Obama Administration has for several years been doing everything it could think of to make Assange’s life miserable, harassing him and his associates. In late 2010, Sweden tried to extradite Assange from Britain, but seemingly it was the United States behind the effort. After running out of legal options in Britain, he fled to the asylum of an Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he is staying still, surrounded this week by heavily armed police who are just itching for a chance to arrest him.

Assange’s de facto house arrest has not stopped Wikileaks from publishing tidal waves of damning information about Hillary Clinton, her staff, the Democratic National Committee — just about everyone who’s anyone on the Left — during a hard-fought election year.

As much as the Clintons have managed to control the mainstream media, they haven’t been able to control Wikileaks and the hundreds of conservative sites that actually read what Assange’s group has posted.

That doesn’t mean the Left hasn’t tried to fight back.

Access to Wikileaks is blocked on computers at the Library of Congress and in all federal offices. Since 2010, the White House Office of Management and Budget has prohibited federal employees and contractors from accessing any classified information that might be found on Wikileaks.

The U.S. Army, the FBI and the Department of Justice all want to criminally prosecute Assange for “encouraging” theft of government property. The Obama Administration has pressured the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia to also consider criminally prosecuting Assange for leaking information about Obama’s war in Afghanistan.

Hillary Clinton in 2010 denounced Wikileaks for a recent release of information, saying, “This disclosure is not just an attack on America’s foreign policy interests, it is an attack on the international community.”

Even Republicans have jumped on the Assange hate train. Rep. Peter King sided with Clinton against Wikileaks and joined her call for declaring it a terrorist organization.

Recently, things may have taken an even darker turn.

Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered on July 10 in Washington, shot on a street corner at 4:20 a.m. His wallet, watch and other valuable items were not taken. According to his mother, the police who found Rich were surprised that he died “because he was talking away.”

Although Assange didn’t come right out and confirm it, he implied in an interview that Rich was Wikileaks’ source for at least some of the DNC emails that have been posted online.

As the leaked emails have piled up, Assange’s Internet access was mysteriously cut off last week by an unnamed “state entity.” It turned out to be the government of Ecuador, Assange’s hosts. Wikileaks has reported that Ecuador acted under pressure from Secretary of State John Kerry, an assertion the State Department denies. (Imagine that.)

Friday’s Internet disruptions, according to Wikileaks, may have been carried out by some of Assange’s supporters, and Wikileaks posted messages online urging its fans to “stop taking down the U.S. Internet. … Mr Assange is still alive and WikiLeaks is still publishing.”

It then posted another message: “The Obama administration should not have attempted to misuse its instruments of state to stop criticism of its ruling party candidate.”

In fact, it was after Wikileaks had posted the contents of paid Clinton speeches to bankers, in which she said she dreamed of open borders, that Assange’s Internet access was cut.

After Friday’s demonstration of Internet disruption, the Left and others are panicking about a potential Election Day hack attack.

It sounds like another convenient cover for Democratic election fraud that’s already in the works.

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Tad Cronn

Tad Cronn began his journalism career in 1983. While he earned awards for his work as a reporter and editor, his greatest joy is writing news commentary. Providing a conservative and often humorous outlook on current events, he now works as a freelance writer based in California.

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