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Julian Assange And Rudolph Elmer Go Nuclear: Wikileaks Targets The Rich

by | 17th, January 2011

TO the FrontLine club, then, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is on hand to accept two CDs from former Swiss banker and whistleblower, Rudolf Elmer. He is to stand trial accused of stealing information from Julius Baer banks, where he worked as chief operating officer.

As he said:

“Once you become part of senior management,” he says, “and gain international experience, as I did, then you are part of the inner circle – and things become much clearer. You are part of the plot. You know what the real products and service are, and why they are so expensive. It should be no surprise that the main product is secrecy … Crimes are committed and lies spread in order to protect this secrecy.”

On the discs he hands over with great fanfare is information on about 40 politicians along with hundreds of business people, multinational conglomerates (Vodafone?) and figures from the art world.

So. Wikileaks is gunning for the rich and the famous. Now the media big shots might really panic – and the tabloids get the stuff their readers really want.

Speak truth to power – and make sure any gossip is juicy. It’s what the tabloids used to be so good at.

Note: No-one can accuse Assange of not being master of his own importance – was the photo of the nuclear bomb exploding chosen as the backdrop for the press conference deliberately..?

Note 2: The glasses, right? (picture 5).

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Former Swiss banker and whistleblower, Rudolf Elmer (right), arrives at the Frontline Club in London with the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (left), prior to handing over two CDs to Mr. Assange, which he claims contain information about 40 politicians along with business people, multinational conglomerates and figures from the art world, before he flies back to Switzerland to stand trial accused of stealing information from a bank, .

The bank responds:

“The aim of [Elmer’s] activities was, and is, to discredit Julius Baer as well as clients in the eyes of the public. With this goal in mind, Mr Elmer spread baseless accusations and passed on unlawfully acquired, respectively retained, documents to the media, and later also to WikiLeaks. To back up his campaign, he also used falsified documents.”



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