Vindicated: Reports: "Daniel Domscheit-Berg Denies Rumor of Assange-Israeli Deals"


I hope my pressing this issue was instrumental in getting people to work toward real answers to intelligent questions. (continued below the following block quote)

Daniel Domscheit-Berg writes [with permission to publish]:

21 December 2010

I have been notified about the general rumour a few weeks ago, and shortly after about the appearance of me as involved in those allegations. I have never spoken to anyone at syriatruth or that reporter that is making these claims, nor do I know anything about any deals JA has allegedly made with Israelis.

Given what is appearing in the Scandinavian area with the involvement of Shamir and Wahlstrom I wouldn't actually expect that to happen either. In any case, this latter statement is just my personal judgement.

I once received a test mail from a, and then a followup regarding OpenLeaks questions. A contact request to him after hearing of the allegations was not replied to.

In the last week or so I have been contacted by Israeli TV about this, as well as French Le Point today. Those are the only media outfits so far that seem to have taken interest. Other than that it seems to be mainly spreading via weird Russian and religious forums, at least from as much as I am aware of.

As I read somewhere that this alleged reporter I allegedly talked to works for Hareetz, I have asked the folks from Israeli TV if they could help find out who that is, and how to contact her. They replied that there doesn't seem to be anyone by that name. So obviously, which was my gut feeling also, that person does not exist. Why that rumour is circulated, I dont know. I have my feelings about that and think we should give it some more time to uncover itself.

via Daniel Domscheit-Berg Denies Rumor of Assange-Israeli Deals.

It would be wise to yet obtain answers to all the questions I've posed that remain unaddressed. Answering those questions will go a long way to clearing the fog and remove some of the reasons people have been writing wild, unsubstantiated allegations such as that Julian Assange took bribes from Mossad.

Believing that this message came from Daniel Domscheit-Berg and therefore that Cryptome is reliable even though we can't verify it other than by waiting for others to put it to Daniel Domscheit-Berg, which I am sure will happen, is at this point a matter of faith. My sense is that it is genuine. If so, I congratulate Cryptome and Daniel Domscheit-Berg for helping to shed light on this matter and to quell the wild anti-Assange, anti-WikiLeaks rumor mill. Cryptome has gone up a notch in my estimation, and that means John Young.

Daniel Domscheit-Berg and Julian Assange had a conflict over management style. It would have been better had the dirty laundry not be aired in public. I trust each has grown from the lesson.


Tom Usher

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