The Ecuadoran embassy in London might seem like a great target these days for scared politicians, intelligence operators and diplomats in Washington. Julian Assange is waiting for the turn of the New Year to release his own bomb... again.
The Wikileaks founder, who’s been granted asylum in Ecuador but can’t leave the embassy without getting arrested on British soil, gave a 12-minute speech in which he promised another big document dump next year: "WikiLeaks has already over a million documents being prepared to be released, documents that affect every country in the world. Every country in this world."
Assange promised that in 2013 in his native Australia, "an unelected senator will be replaced by one that is elected." But he didn’t mention his own plans to run for senate there. He also took a jab at the press, declaring: "And for other journalists and publications – your work speaks for itself, and so do your war crimes." And he pledged to make himself available for negotiations about his own fate, saying he would "not be cowed" but that "the door is open – and the door has always been open – for anyone who wishes to speak to me."
Or, you can watch the video here.