This is a snippet of a 2016 interview published on the Russian state news outlet, RT on the eve of the 2016 presidential election. From what we’ve come to know today, one can get a lot more out of this interview by John Pilger of Julian Assange.
ASSANGE: There’s an early 2014 email from Hillary Clinton so, not so long after she left Secretary of State to her campaign manager, John Podesta; that email, it states that ISIL/ISIS is funded by Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
I think this is the most significant email in the whole collection, perhaps because Saudi and Qatari money is spread all over the place, including into many media institutions.
All serious analysts know – even the US government – have mentioned or agreed that some Saudi figures have been supporting ISIS, funding ISIS. The Dodge has always been, ‘It’s just some rogue princes using their cut of the oil money to do whatever they like,’ but actually, the government ‘disapproves’.
But that email says that, no, it is the GOVERNMENT of Saudi and the GOVERNMENT of Qatar that have been funding ISIS.
PILGER: The Saudis, the Qataris, the Moroccans, the Bahrainis – particularly the Saudis and the Qataris – are giving all this money to the Clinton Foundation, while Hillary Clinton is Secretary of State and the State Department is approving massive arms sales, particularly to Saudi Arabia.
ASSANGE: Under Hillary Clinton – and our Clinton emails reveal significant discussion about it – the largest ever arms deal in the world was made with Saudi Arabia. More than $80 billion dollars. In fact, during her tenure as Secretary of State, total arms exports from the United States, in terms of the dollar value doubled.
PILGER: And of course, the consequence of that is that this notorious terrorist-jihadist group called ISIL or ISIS is created, largely with money from the very people who are giving money to the Clinton Foundation.
PILGER: You get a lot of complaints from people, saying what is WikiLeaks doing? Are they try to put Trump in the White House?
ASSANGE: My analysis is that Trump would not be permitted to win. Why do I say that? Because he’s had every establishment off-side. Trump doesn’t have one establishment, maybe with the exception of the Evangelicals – if you can call them an establishment – but banks, intelligence, arms companies –
PILGER: They all want him beat!
ASSANGE: Foreign money, etc. – is all united behind Hillary Clinton – and the media, as well. So, media owners and even journalists, themselves.