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University of Calgary Professor Tim Flanagan on Wednesday called for the assassination of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in a television interview with Candadian state broadcaster CBC.
Flanagan helped organize the campaign of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2003. He also served as the Conservative Party's campaign manager in Canada's general elections in 2004 and 2006. He retired in 2006 and became a full-time teacher.
"Well I think Assange should be assassinated actually," Flanagan said about Assange. "I think Obama should put out a contract and maybe use a drone or something," he suggested.
"There is no good coming of this," Flanagan said about the recent release of thousands of top secret diplomatic cables between the US State Department and countries around the world.RELATED:Editor's Notes: Exposed by WikiLeaks Wikileaks: Assad - Iran not pursuing nuclear weapons Assange says Wikileaks' next target is major US bank
After the interviewer called his comments "harsh," Flanagan responded saying, "I am feeling very manly today."
"This is really stuff that should not be out," he continued. Some of the
cables have the potential to damage international relations and
possibly lead to war, Flanagan added.
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"Now the Iranians know what the King of Saudi Arabia supposedly said," the professor said referring to the cables showing that King Abdullah supported a military strike against Teheran.
"I wouldn't feel unhappy if Assange disappeared," concluded the university professor.
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