When I was preparing the post Julian Assange and his dark angel of doom: meet Israel Shamir, I was still seeing a positive side to Assange, probably out of naivety. Witness this:
Assange allowed Israel Shamir, a genuinely sinister Holocaust denier, to take unredacted US State Department cables to Belarus. These were pure gold for Lukashenko’s KGB because they contained the names of opposition figures who had spoken to American officials. Shamir boasted in the far-left US magazine Counterpunch that Wikileaks had ‘revealed how… undeclared cash flows from the US coffers to the Belarus “opposition”.’ (His scare quotes.)There is much more in Bob's post, as there is much more in the original articles Bob is quoting.
Enough to show that the doom I have predicted has already happened. Only not in the way I thought it would. So called "Israel Shamir", even in our world that has its regular share of slimy gutter life, is quite unique. Was unique, since he now succeeded to bring Assange to his own cesspool.
May they both choke on the stuff they swim in.