Shocking Admission: Julian Assange Says Wikileak Document Was Behind Kenyan Election Massacre But That “The Kenyan People Had a Right to the Information”

Kenya erupted in violence following a controversial presidential election in January 2008.
Up to 50 Kenyans were burned alive inside a torched church in Kiambaa where they sought refuge.

Elizabeth Wangoi wails near the Kenya Assemblies of God church in Kiambaa, Eldoret, where more than 35 women and children were burnt beyond recognition. (The Nation- Kenya)

An EU report said that the Kenyan election was seriously flawed.

Opposition supporters brandish crude weapons during protests in Nairobi December 31, 2007. (Reuters)

This week anti-American activist Julian Assange made a stunning admission to The Guardian. The Wikileak founder confessed that a document his organization leaked “flipped the election” in Kenya where “1,300 people were eventually killed, and 350,000 were displaced.” But then Assange went on to say that, “On the other hand, the Kenyan people had a right to that information.”
The Guardian reported:

Vaughan Smith, the director of the Frontline Club, tells me that he’s more or less subsisted on “two hours’ sleep and two sandwiches”. But then, there’s something about Assange that if not superhuman, is almost as if sleep and food are mere technicalities that might concern the rest of us, but that he has found a way of simply dispensing with. Combat, intellectual combat, seems to be his stimulant of choice. It just fuels him.

When I try to question him about the morality of what he’s done, if he worries about unleashing something that he can’t control, that no one can control, he tells me the story of the Kenyan 2007 elections when a WikiLeak document “swung the election”.

The leak exposed massive corruption by Daniel Arap Moi, and the Kenyan people sat up and took notice. In the ensuing elections, in which corruption became a major issue, violence swept the country. “1,300 people were eventually killed, and 350,000 were displaced. That was a result of our leak,” says Assange. It’s a chilling statistic, but then he states: “On the other hand, the Kenyan people had a right to that information and 40,000 children a year die of malaria in Kenya. And many more die of money being pulled out of Kenya, and as a result of the Kenyan shilling being debased.”

It’s the kind of moral conundrum that would unnerve most people, that made some wonder last week what the potential ramifications of the latest leak might be, but it is a subject on which Assange himself is absolutely clear: “You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can’t lead to a good conclusion.”

The other key thing about WikiLeaks is that it’s internationalist in the true sense. “We do not have national security concerns. We have concerns about human beings,” says Assange.

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  • Taxpayer1234

    I sure hope you’re f–in’ happy with all those dead people on your conscience, leakyboi.

  • John

    The other key thing about WikiLeaks is that it’s internationalist in the true sense. “We do not have national security concerns. We have concerns about human beings,” says Assange.

    “1,300 people were eventually killed, and 350,000 were displaced. That was a result of our leak,” says Assange.

    Damned by his own words.

  • Valerie

    Does that include the whole truth? It is often the case that people of ill will can take a select document or quote, and stampede others into jumping to stupid conclusions.

    This guy is a total dumbass. A document dump doesn’t yield truth, it yields chaos and death.

  • Granny

    Isn’t this the election that put TheWon’s cousin in power? And isn’t Soros a big contributer to Wikileaks?

  • MAJ Mike

    Its all about power. He’s a meglomaniac who gets of on manipulating governments, institutions, and people. No sane person would willingly cause the violent deaths of people who have done nothing to harm him. The sooner this creep is rendered harmless, the better for all of us.

  • Chisum

    Assange is a classic sociopath. And an all round POS!

  • Ginger

    Well I want him to expose Barry first then he can go to ………..

  • He likes to sit back and watch the inferno. He is a sick %$#&

  • wanumba

    Daniel Arap Moi? Say what? He wasn’t running for re-election at that time, he wasn’t president at that time, and EVERYONE in Kenya KNEW his government was corrupt. Who needed a document telling them what they already knew, in spades, for years?

    Assange is a liar. Obama, using US taxpayer funding, as a US Senator, nepotistically campaigned in a foreign election for fellow tribal Luo Odinga, who claims to be Obama’s cousin. Odinga screamed MURDER at the results, and set Luos on Kikuyus.

    So, now we know Assange’s loyalities: Obama.

    Maybe this is to divert attention from the 200,000 or so homeless Kenyan victims’ appeals to the International Criminal Court.

  • wanumba

    ‘Vaughan Smith, the director of the Frontline Club, tells me that he’s more or less subsisted on “two hours’ sleep and two sandwiches”. But then, there’s something about Assange that if not superhuman, is almost as if sleep and food are mere technicalities that might concern the rest of us, but that he has found a way of simply dispensing with.

    There’re simpler explanations than supernaturally superhuman:

    Assange is lying to the idiot.
    Assange is manic depressive. Watch out for the crash. Probably will dump Sarah Palin’s obstetrical records and then “anguish” about it for entire minutes.

    Well a third: the writer is making up this crap as he goes… and given the rest of the piece, that’s certainly a real part of it.

    Not a pretty choice. HONESTY is the one thing that’s glaringly missing in all this Wikileaks “expose.” Anyone notice that “Where’s Assange” is suspiciously similar to “Where’s Waldo” or “Where in the World is Carmen Santiago?”

  • GrayRider

    Man oh Man, very twisted logic. “We have concerns for human beings” therefore our involvement in the killings of hundreds of thousands of human beings is just the price that has to be paid.

  • befuddled

    the more i learn about this international man of mystery– dare i say– the james bond of intellectual espionage, the more i want to release his chakra. forget that global warming Lothario, al gore, seems like we got a new kid on the block ladies.

  • Sherrytex

    He can say he’s concerned about human beings, that doesn’t make it so. He can say he’s above all the fray; he started the fray. All those deaths in Kenya, he can lay at his own two feet; whereas the neglect of the world of Kenya’s troubles, those injuries and injustices are at the hands of elected officials both within Kenya and at the UN and other places where a blind eye has been turned. But those deaths are the direct result of his data dumping. He can rationalize but that’s all it is, an excuse.

    He’s put himself in the front as the catalyst and seems to revel in anarchy if it stems from his organization releasing materials.

  • Bobbi

    The real story is that the people of Kenya voted for Kibaki, and Obama’s cousin didn’t like not winning. So, his men runded up the Christians and set them ablaze in Churches or hacked them to death with machetes.
    I think Mr. Assange is giving himself way too much credit, for causing this atrocity. Looks like he also suffers from that now abolished DSM-VI disease, narcissistic Personality Disorder.
    If anything, Obama was over in Kenya, campaigning for his cousin Reile Odingo, in direct violation of the Logan Act.
    It seems to be that this Assange is an Obama operative and a revisionist historian.

  • bg
  • LiveFreeorDie

    When truth becomes treason, we are all doomed.

  • Chisum

    #16 December 4, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    LiveFreeorDie commented:

    When truth becomes treason, we are all doomed.


    That’s one hell of a sanctimonious soapbox you’re standing on.

    But the end justifies the means, right?

  • VinceP1974

    Well what was the document???

  • Obama also made big news for stirring up Kenyans against corruption while he campaigned for Odinga on his Kenya trip in 2006, prompting Kenyan President Kibaki to call Obama a “stooge” of Odinga. Of course, corruption is endemic throughout Africa, and is something that Odinga has not changed and never intended to change.

    It seems likely that Assange was engaging in the same kind of pro-Odinga politicking as Obama. We know why Obama was politicking for Odinga: because Odinga was exposed by Kenya’s Muslim leaders in 2007 to be a secret Islamofascist, just like Obama. What is Assange’s excuse?

  • Hand in glove.. if the glove fits you must convict..

    ‘As Barack Obama campaigns to be the next president of the United States of America, his slogan is that he is the agent of change. What exactly that means is not clear. From what he says, it seems to mean that he will tax the rich and redistribute the wealth. With the money garnished from the rich (e.g., a family earning over $250,000 per year), domestically he will provide universal health care, better education for every child, revive the economy and make serious inroads into energy independence. In foreign affairs, he will bring our boys home and/or redistribute them to Pakistan. He will sit down and talk to Iran’s Mad Jihad Man without preconditions — although Ahmadinedjad has some preconditions of his own. He will take immediate action to reviving the peace process between Israel and those who are fixated on destroying Israel, with an aim of redistributing land to the Palestinian Arabs.

    Raila Odinga ran for president of Kenya on the slogan: “Your agent for Change.” Odinga is not coy about saying what he means when he announces he is an agent of change. He is an admitted Communist (with a Capital C) and he wants eventually to replace Kenya’s current democracy with a government that will give more weight to groups now elbowed out of power. He is of the Luo tribe — as was Obama’s father — and he certainly wants a bigger slice of the pie for his tribe. A nominal Anglican, he has also made an alliance with the Muslims, but the terms of their agreement are not clear.

    At issue is the claim that Obama supported Odinga’s bid for the presidency, and when Odinga lost, helped force the winning side to take Odinga on as prime minister.’

    Not only did he support Odinga but he misused U.S. tax money to subvert the vote on the Kenyan Constitution and thus gave Kenya sharia law which most did not want..

  • Robert

    It seems to me that if this person wants to assume the prerogatives normally assumed by a national government, then he should be able to bear the consequences of other national governments reacting to his actions.

    In other words, if these disclosures would cause nations to go to war with one another, then involved nations could be justified in going to war against this individual. He does not deserve the normal protections a government would provide to an individual, instead should be made to fend for himself amongst the powers of the world.

  • Lindsey Lohan

    By Assange’s own words, killing a few to stop the killing of many is justifiable. Therefore, putting a bullet in his skull ASAP may stop the killing of many more, so it is entirely justifiable.

    But our boy-President laughs and claps his hands with glee when he sees the Wikileaks disaster. Sure, it makes him look bad in the short term. But it damages America tremendously and helps to bring it down. Soon, Obama will be on his way to the UN where, surrounded by adoring fans of the Left he’ll be crowned Secretary General. Then the real power and screwing of the US starts.

  • John Frum

    Family’s broken up, ruined, parents murdered, etc… But its for the common good. They had some abstract right to ‘information’ none of them probably even cared about except the local blue bloods which started all the killing.

    This assange character is not only dangerous, he’s mentally ill. He’s got some free information hangup from playing hacker too long. This is so sick, I can’t hardly stand it. WHY HASN’T THE OBAMA ADMIN SHUT THIS GUY DOWN!?

    I’ll tell ya. He grew up admirering daniel elsberg or whoever that idiot pentagon papers traitor was. He loved him. The college libs and marxists all thought he was a hero. Obama thought he was a hero. He thinks the same of Assange.

    Obama can’t go after Assange… He thinks it would hurt his support from the crazed marxist types (which is a huge voting block… and the most active among voting fraud operations.)

    Thankyou, goodnite

  • squeaky

    i guess bradley manning is just a small cog in the wikileaks world.

    [Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, has circulated across the internet an encrypted “poison pill” cache of uncensored documents suspected to include files on BP and Guantanamo Bay.]

  • A Visionary

    I still say that our lazy, incredibly incompetent and useless Attorney General, Eric Holder, is as much to blame for these recent leaks as Julien Assange is, if perhaps not even more so. What the hell has that empty suit accomplished since he was appointed Attorney General? Name me one, just one of his worthwhile or significant accomplishments, you ditzy, liberal Obama sycophants out there? I’m waiting.

    This administration is a freaking disaster. Only the dumbest or the craziest of Democrats will refuse to concede that point.

  • squeaky

    loose lips sink ships. oped by brigitte gabriel. patrick leahy being an example of “words do kill” – original link no longer works…….

  • gastorgrab

    I think a lot of people have a right to know what Julian Assange’s internal organs look like.

  • Sue

    ‘People died from what I did? … It’s for their own good!

  • Bobbi

    “Why hasn’t the Obama Admin shut this guy down?” Assange is an Obama operative, deflecting criticism from Obama onto Hillary. Secondly, the Wiki doc he’s talking about had nothing to do with the political reality of 2007. If there was such a doc, it was about a former preswho left Kenyan office in 2003
    No, this us just an Obama distraction.
    Obama gave our taxpayer money to Kenya for their Sharia “Constitution” in August 2010. real democratic, hey?

  • bg


    squeaky #26

    yes, it may have harmed diplomatic relationships, but nothing worse than
    what Obama has done so far.. the thing is, most of what is relevant has
    been previously exposed aka: cat let out of the bag, etc.. it was already
    known Saudi Arabia wanted US to take out Irans nukes, we already knew
    they cleared the skies for an Israeli flyover so to speak.. the harm, if any,
    may come in the form of minutiae aka: gossip, and how they spin it..

    imho, this is head chopping fodder for the ISLAMISTS (Obama’s
    ).. and sorry, but Saudi Arabia has been telling US
    that AQ’s #1 mission is to take them out since 9/11..

    [add that to al Mansour being an Obama sponsor, an alumni of Rev.
    Wright & Black Panther founder just to name a few dot connectors]


  • squeaky
  • Bobbi

    In fact, after Idingo list the election, he forced a truce for no more Uslamic violence if Kibaki would make him PM, and sign a very controversial pro-sharia accord.
    This was all reported by BBC.

  • Bobbi


  • bg
  • bg
  • bg


    squeaky #31

    most people ignored the UN Oil 4 Blood Scandal aka: Oil For Food
    aka: kill off Iraqis & build Palaces of Gold for Saddam maddaS Inc..


  • squeaky

    #36 December 5, 2010 at 10:37 am
    bg commented
    amazing how that slipped off the map. i don’t recall any findings…….nothing i see nothing.

  • bobdog

    “Sure, people died. But the people have a right to know.”

    Two questions:

    1. What people have a right to know?

    2. Who gave WikiLeaks the right to decide what people have a right to know?

  • bg


    Bobbi #32

    via #15 link

    Sharia is Law in Christian Kenya

    flashback #1

    flashback #2

    due to linkage limit, to be continued..


  • bg


    #39 continued..

    what is headed for US.. then, as with Kenya & elsewhere, it’s on to
    full-blown Sharia Law domination via US courts, then it’s on to Global
    domination via the UN, then on to the Global Islamic Caliphate..

    [fortunately, well, depending on ones view,
    very few (if any) of us will be around for it]


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  • ert


    He didn’t need to confess…if you read about Wikileaks, this was openly credited as the first of the leaks.

    I also posted about this in the comments section here a number of times. It seems the most damning info is right under our noses, yet we keep having “revelations” of this sort.

    Wikileaks is likely tied to the Obama camp.

  • Stuart

    Don’t dis Eric Holder. He has accomplished something that I never would have thought possible. He has eclipsed Janet Reno as the worst A. G. ever.

  • BurmaShave

    BTW, did the corrupt Daniel Arap Moi burned alive scores Kenyans inside torched churches after the fashion of Odinga’s supporters?

    How is antichrist Julian Assange properly credentialed to play God in deciding who is more virtuous wretched Kenya?

  • Bobbi

    Assange us just a brilliant hacker with too much time on his hands and a huge ego. He’s obviously has nothing better to do with his life. He’s never grown up and has no real responsibilities, except for pretending to be God.
    It would be hysterical if this narcissist is the one responsible for taking out the “Won.” wonderehy Assange can’t come up with all the sealed Obama Docs, like birth certificate.
    If he doesn’t do that, then he’s just an Obama/Soros puppet.

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  • Jeff

    I don’t think the morality of this is black and white. Imagine if you knew a candidate was manipulating an election, and you could prove it. If you stay silent, then democracy fails, and a likely malevolent ruler comes to power. But if you publish the proof, then there will be riots, and people will die. Which is the lesser evil?

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  • your mom

    You guys are predominantly idiots. Arguing the validity of his statements, and then in the same breath damning him for ‘causing mass deaths’. How many of you actually know what went on in Kenya? Who’s to say (as a previous commenter noted) that the riots over corruption wouldn’t have happened to a similar extent without the leak? How many of those kenyans log in to wikileaks regularly?

    Releasing factual data not disputed in it’s accuracy and then being vilified for it is ridiculous. It honestly sounds like you’d rather live in a world where a room full of people decide exactly they want an entire nation to hear and then spoon feed you it.

    Yes! Great! there would never be another riot or protest ever, because no one would have any conflicting information to act on. This is why, in my opinion, most of you are technically morons. Allowing yourself to believe that the person telling you about injustice is in the wrong, and not the people he’s telling you about is the most retarded stance I could possibly conceive of, let alone the instant vitriol you manage to work up behind it.

    Try and think about it, for just 60 seconds, without getting angry at someone, just think about it. What actual content he’s currently releasing is costing people their lives? Interoffice smack talk about foreign ministers? wow. It’s the apocalypse.

  • Chisum

    Your mom @ #50,

    Something for you to ponder.

    Wikileak’s Assange Is Just Another Little Hitler

    And Assange is harmless? Really?

    The Taliban ♥’s Assange

  • your mom

    Seriously? Assange is the new Hitler? Are you seriously saying that revealing corporate and policial accountability is the same thing as genocide and world war? I mean, that’s impressive.

    Your own link, not the seriously bizarre Hitler one, the one with the hilarious stock image of a hand, with blood on it, (illustrating the blood on his hands presumably) has the taliban (or one unverified ‘representative’) saying:

    “We are studying the report. We knew about the spies and people who collaborate with U.S. forces. We will investigate through our own secret service whether the people mentioned are really spies working for the U.S. If they are U.S. spies, then we know how to punish them.”

    So, they already knew about the guy in question. Some seriously editorial journalism there. Even if this wasn’t the case, the sheer number of avoidable and policy related deaths detailed in the Iraq wikileaks individually should bar far more hard to swallow for you, let alone the astounding number of them. Many of them ‘friendly fire’ and horrific abuse of human rights.

    Yet because these murders were committed in the name of the occupation of Iraq/Afgan, they are OK, and in fact the “unAmerican” (Australian) dude who told the world about them is Hitler for doing so. How many average members of the public knew who Julian Assange was a few weeks ago? If he was a media-hungry wannabe, shouldn’t we have seen his face all over the news forever?

    I’m not arguing that he’s done nothing wrong, I’m just frightened at the scary response and how easily it’s being propogated and taken up.

    The fact that he’s somehow been re-arrested for something that was dismissed as farcical months ago smacks of people doing whatever possible to take him down.

  • Chisum

    Something else for you to ponder (and because it doesn’t agree with your preposterous worldview) and try to rationalize.

    Will “Freedom Fighter” Assange Call the Dogs Off Palin?

  • your mom

    So he’s doing all this attacking… from prison… without internet access. I mean again that’s impressive. It’s one thing to condem the people doing this, but as far as i know, this ‘operation payback’ although currently supporting him, existed long before this issue, and originally attacked people like the RIAA. Just because they happen to support him doesn’t mean he’s controlling them.

    Also this argument people keep having about HE THINKS NO ONE SHOULD HAVE ANY SECRETS is stupid. No one is saying he should be able to publish details of your sex life to the world. Corporate and political action and policy is substantially different to personal information.

    The newspapers leak more stuff about peoples affairs and indesgressions daily than wikileaks has ever done, so far as i know there’s never been anyone’s personal life defamed, as it’s official state (public institution) documents.

    No one has a personal closet bereft of secrets (no one i know!) and that fact that there’s parts of his personal life he doesn’t want made public seems a strange point to make yet one a lot of people seem to be making.

    Has he revealed intimate personal details about a single member of the public, or any officials? Or has he released information they’ve created in their capacity of employment?

  • Chisum

    So he’s doing all this attacking… from prison… without internet access. I mean again that’s impressive. It’s one thing to condem the people doing this, but as far as i know, this ‘operation payback’ although currently supporting him, existed long before this issue, and originally attacked people like the RIAA. Just because they happen to support him doesn’t mean he’s controlling them.


    Julian Assange Vows “Poison Pill” Release Of Damaging Secrets If Arrested Or Killed

    A report out of the U.K. this morning alleges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has created a “poison pill” document drop–filled with “damaging secrets” to be released in the event he’s arrested or killed.

    Reports from London suggest an arrest by Scotland Yard could come as early as Tuesday, if Assange is–as has been rumored–hiding out in Britain.

    According to the Daily Mail, Assange has distributed his doomsday document drop to a network of hackers, with instructions on its release:
    Has he revealed intimate personal details about a single member of the public, or any officials? Or has he released information they’ve created in their capacity of employment?

    Palin’s Yahoo mail hacked, published on Wikileaks

    Hackers say they have gained access to U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s Yahoo account and published some of its contents on the Wikileaks Web site.

    On Wednesday, Wikileaks published several screen shots of Yahoo e-mail messages, e-mail addresses of Palin family members and associates, and other data that hackers claim to have obtained from Palin’s private Yahoo account.

    Last week, the Washington Post reported that Palin routinely handled governor’s business from the address [email protected]. However, that is not the account that Anonymous hacked. Screen shots of the Yahoo pages posted to Wikileaks show that they had access to a [email protected] address.

  • your mom

    I stand corrected on that! Btw, thoroughly enjoying a generally good natured discussion!

    That wasn’t widely reported over here, she’s not really a household name so i imagine it received little coverage, i had a quick look at the wikipedia article on it, seems like only the screenshots made it to wikileaks and the majority of the hassle was around 4chan (surprise), still, whilst conceding that point, I add the caveat that i don’t think it’s a particularly high profile or life destroying incident, and in number and weight of content, hugely overshadowed by the rest of it.

    The poison pill thing, as far as i understand it, if his guarantee against being ‘disappeared’, only a small fraction of the lesser-importance cables have been leaked, and i think the threat of blasting all the big ones out in the open is his only real tool against being held to a hastily arranged ‘special circumstances’ action, in the realm of the patriot act/Guantanamo style holding people (and beating them to death) without charge or trial.

    He’s currently under arrest and no such ‘poison pill’ has been released (that i know of!)

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