On the run and out of favour with pretty much every governmental institution around the world, Julian Assange has had a very busy week. It could well be about to get even more crazy, as Assange has now confirmed that the unpublished remainder of his controversial cable documents make multiple mentions to unidentified flying objects.
Is he about to crack conspiracy theories the world over about the existence of little green men? Or perhaps just that George Bush enjoyed sitting down with a bag of popcorn and an Independence Day DVD? Here’s what Assange had to say:
Many weirdos email us about UFOs or how they discovered that they were the anti-christ whilst talking with their ex-wife at a garden party over a pot-plant. However, as yet they have not satisfied two of our publishing rules.
1) that the documents not be self-authored;
2) that they be original.
However, it is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs.
To be honest, anything as mind-shattering as alien life would probably have been WikiLeaks’ first port of call, but I can live in hope, even if just so all my mates stop winding me up about my tinfoil hat.
Oh, and do read the whole Guardian Q and A with Assange linked below, it’s fascinating and a little bit frightening too.