This sounds like a threat to me, which gets him in deeper, but he has a good defense since there were so many calls for his assassination. It’s funny how the full might of the establishment is coming down on Assange’s head after the relatively harmless State Department leaks, when nothing was done to him following the more serious Iraq and Afghanistan document dumps.
I look forward to the New York Times’s editorial opinion on what should be done to Assange. Although I don’t like the guy, I think that he is better than the New York Times since they are subject to US law and he isn’t. The leaker passed him stuff, he shared it with the Times, both published it, so why is he the scapegoat and they are getting off without any serious consequences? If the leaker had bypassed Assange and gone directly to the NY Times, does that mean it would all have been OK to publish?