Online whistleblowing site Wikileaks has stopped publishing, apparently because it has run out of cash.
According to the BBC, Wikileaks is suspending its publication of classified files and will focus on trying to raise some more cash.
Part of the problem is that the outfit’s fundraising is grinding to a halt after the US government leant on various financial institutions to forbid them from sending donations overseas.
Wikileaks claims that it is suffering from a blockade by US-based finance companies and its Francis Drake is not around to singe anyone’s beard because he is banged up in an English mansion on two charges of being on a bad night out.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said that since last December an “arbitrary and unlawful financial blockade” had been imposed by Bank of America, Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and Western Union and this wiped out more than 95 percent of the outfit’s revenue.
Assange claimed that just as the outfit’s operating costs had gone up, it had lost “tens of millions of dollars”.
Of course it is not Wikileaks’ fault but rather a global conspiracy of US finance companies who decide how the world votes with its pocket, he added.
Wikileaks must “aggressively fund-raise in order to fight back against this blockade to bring down the lizards, and seize the Bastille”.
This must mean sitting outside his manor with a dog on a string playing the theme from the Godfather on a guitar which only has three strings.