Julian Assange's lawyers are looking at ways to sue Prime Minister Julia Gillard for defamation after she accused him of "illegal" conduct without specifying what he has done. Her comments, made outside parliament and therefore not subject to parliamentary privilege, are now being examined by his legal team. Yesterday he chose to release non-military assets that would be targets for terrorists - if they didn't know before, they do now.
The Australian list includes crucial pipelines, factories, medical products and mineral resources. But there is no mention of the effect on the US economy if there was a major disruption of Australian iron ore and coal exports to China. If that happened, it would severely disrupt the Chinese economy which in turn would seriously affect the US economy.
The list contains hundreds of assets around the world ranging from dam turbines in Japan to tin mines in Peru and oil pipelines in Poland. What is this man thinking, he's completely lost the plot!