Is Wikileaks head Assange a serious target?

Leaker of the Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg on Democracy Now! talks about what Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assanage could be facing:

I speak from an unusual perspective there. In May 3rd, 1972, when I was on trial, in a major political trial with tremendous publicity on me, Richard Nixon, President Nixon, sent a dozen CIA assets up from Miami to Washington, where I was giving a—addressing a rally on the steps of the Capitol with a number of Congress persons there and a large crowd, with orders to incapacitate me totally. Those were the orders given to them. So I can hardly assure Assange that nothing like that could happen again.

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