Western establishment uses economic warfare on RT to try to halt free speech on same day it cuts off internet service to Wikileaks Chief
It is ironic that two of the most important birthplaces of civil liberties and free speech have now become some of the most critical against it. ¬†And as the oligarchical establishment in Washington pulls out all the stops to ensure their candidate makes it into the Oval Office three weeks from now, across the pond America’s biggest ally is aiding in their battle by using economic warfare against the international media agency known as Russia Today (RT).
To the West, RT has been labeled as a propaganda arm of Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation, but it has in fact been one of the most open and important sources of the truth within the alternative media.
And because of their solid reporting on U.S. political, economic, and geo-political events that are often ignored by the corporate mainstream media, a powerful government agency today appears to have ordered the National Westminster Bank, which is a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), to block all of RT’s accounts and keep them from being able to monetarily function in the UK.
RT UK‚Äôs bank accounts have been blocked, RT‚Äôs editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan reported. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova reacted, saying it seems that in leaving the EU, London also left any freedom of speech obligations behind there.
‚ÄúOur accounts in Britain have been blocked. All of them. ‚ÄėDecision not to be discussed‚Äô. Hail to freedom of speech!‚ÄĚ¬†RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said on her Twitter account.
The National Westminster Bank has informed RT UK that it will no longer have the broadcaster among its clients.¬†The bank provided no explanation for the decision.
‚ÄúWe have recently undertaken a review of your banking arrangements with us and reached the conclusion that we will no longer provide these facilities,‚ÄĚ¬†NatWest said in a letter to RT‚Äôs London office.
The bank said that the entire Royal Bank of Scotland Group, of which NatWest is part, would refuse to service RT. – Russia Today
In addition to this move in Britain, a highly suspect event appears to have taken place overnight where internet service to the Ecuadoran Embassy was interrupted and which cut off access to the world wide web for Wikileaks refugee Julian Assange as he was disseminating information critical to Hillary Clinton and the mainstream media.
In what may be the first official retaliation against Julian Assange and Wikileaks since the organization started disseminating the hacked Podesta emails, this morning WikiLeaks announced it has “activated contingency” plans after Assange’s internet link was intentionally cut off by a state party, WikiLeaks has said in a tweet. – Zerohedge
The Establishment in Washington is running scared, and scared and cornered rats are apt to do anything to survive and hold onto their power. ¬†And if this means halting civil liberties, stopping free speech, and even potentially storming a sovereign nation’s embassy, there are no limits to what those in power will do to ensure that they remain in power.
Just ask Ron Brown, Web Hubble, Vince Foster, and Seth Rich.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr¬†is¬†a writer for The Daily Economist, Secretsofthefed.com,¬†Roguemoney.net, and Viral Liberty, and hosts¬†the popular youtube podcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.¬†Ken can also¬†be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the¬†Angel Clark radio show.