Is Assange to famous to kill? What kind of PR campaign would it take to make his assassination acceptable to the western press? Maybe they’ll take him out in the name of women’s rights. “How could we suffer to live a man who may have had sex without a condom?” “The national sexual security of all American women is endangered unless this man is in pieces!”
Or maybe they’ll just claim “intelligence” that Assange has “gone beyond reporting to helping plan attacks” against the US. Of course it’s nonsense but it was good enough to get away with killing Anwar Awlaki and his 16 year old son and they were US citizens!