By Ian Drury
The founder of WikiLeaks last night claimed his life was at risk for exposing government secrets.
In an extraordinary rant, Julian Assange also revealed he would publish classified U.S. files about aliens and unidentified flying objects.
The reclusive Australian insisted he had received death threats after disclosing hundreds of thousands of confidential files on his whistleblowing website.
He first sparked fury by publishing U.S. army logs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that suggested soldiers were complicit in murder and torture.
Then this week he disclosed around 250,000 cables from U.S. embassies, many containing sensitive information and embarrassing verdicts on leaders including David Cameron.
One senior American politician, Mike Huckabee, called for whoever leaked the documents to be executed...
In a fresh twist, Mr Assange, who is in hiding somewhere near London, pledged to publish leaked diplomat cables relating to flying saucers.
‘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,’ he said.
None had so far satisfied the twin publishing criteria for WikiLeaks: that the documents are original and not self-authored.
But he said: ‘It is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs.’
Mr Assange said his decision to dump top secret U.S. documents on its website was revenge against ‘abusive elements of the United States government’.
The former computer hacker is wanted by Swedish prosecutors on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion...