Twitter users can deactivate and reactivate their own accounts, as can Twitter, so no one really knows exactly what happened to Assanges's account, but a number of other extremely strange events have come to light, following some very cryptic tweets from Assange over the course of the last month.
The only possible reference by Wikileaks to Assange's account disappearing and then reappearing, also highlights another bit of strangeness that occurred on December 25, to which Wikileaks dubs as "oddities"
Despite some oddities from the US Navy and Twitter today and increased physical surveillance @JulianAssange's physical situation at the embassy remains unaltered--confined without charge in violation of two UN rulings requiring the UK to set him free.
The same morning Assange's account suddenly reappeared, the U.S. Navy's official and verified account tweeted out two words with quotation marks: "Julian Assange," and then deleted the tweet, but not before it was captured via a screen shot, shared by Wikileaks, with the message "Here a screenshot of the deleted @USNavy Christmas tweet about @JulianAssange. Note the use of quotation marks."
In response to a user highlighting the strange reference to Assange by a U.S. military branch on social media, the U.S. Navy account attempted to explain what happened, yet their explanation is just as strange as their initial tweet.
In a two message series of tweets, they stated "This morning, an inadvertent keystroke by an authorized user of the U.S. Navy Office of Information's Digital Media Engagement Team caused the trending term "Julian Assange" to be tweeted from the Navy's official Twitter account (@USNavy). (1/2)" They concluded their explanation with "The inadvertent tweet was briefly posted for a few seconds before it was quickly deleted by the same authorized user. The inadvertent tweet was sent during routine monitoring of trending topics. (2/2)"
While there isn't anything overtly threatening or even surprising in the U.S. Navy monitoring social media trending hashtags, when a series of events happen, especially in a month where Assange and Wikileaks have highlighted other strange occurrences, it always seems prudent to take a step back and look at them all together as a bigger picture.
The problem there is sometimes that brings up more questions than it does answers.
For example, what is the significance of Julian Assange's account being restored and then retweeting a Wikileaks message from back in April 2017, stating "US officials were plotting "for months" to use Ecuador's election to arrest editor @JulianAssange," along with a link to a CNN article which detailed that plot..... and doing so after the U.S. Navy sent out that cryptic tweet with just Assange's name in quotes?
What does it mean, if anything, that Assange reminds everyone that the U.S. was plotting his arrest, nearly a week after Wikileaks and Assange announced that "Masked intruders have broken into the legal office of Baltasar Garzón, head of @wikileaks legal team, in Madrid. No money taken. Security cameras taped over. "Very professional" operation, say police"?
The quote above was from Assange's tweet, Wikileaks took it a step further and specifically mentioned the CIA, stating "As CIA threats against @WikiLeaks heat up, at least three masked men dressed in black have broken into @WikiLeaks chief counsel Baltasar Garzón's legal office, blinding security cameras with tape, in a "very professional" operation say police."
Just hours after Assange and Wikileaks announced the break-in, Assange tweets a Jimmy Dore video, stating "This is brilliant." That video covered a lot of ground, including calling the Obama regime "evil," and questions the integrity of the DNC "hack" investigation before showing a clip of the much talked about Assange interview with Dutch TV where he heavily implies that the DNC emails Wikileaks published during the 2016 election cycle were not the result of a "hack" but rather a "leak" as he segues into how whistleblowers are at great risk, before highlighting the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
"The Wikileaks, Julian Assange, I saw with my own eyes intimate on an interview that the person who did that download... ...he intimated that their source couldn't have been Seth Rich. "
"My question to you on this is not whether it was Seth Rich or not, why are we not allowed to ask that question without being called a kook?
Just as interesting as Assange highlighting the Dore video itself, is the fact that while Dore plays the clip of Assange talking about Seth Rich in relation to the dangers and risks associated with being a whistleblower, the video creator added a Wikileaks tweet from October 2016, after Seth Rich was murdered, with a screen shot of a Podesta email that said "I'm definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real basis for it."
The part discussing Seth Rich comes at about the 20 minute mark in the video below. (Keep in mind that Assange has also stated he has proof that the DNC emails Wikileaks published, did not come from Russia.)
The rest of the Dore video continues to skewer the MSM for stoking Russophobia with terrible propaganda, and destroys the Russian collusion narrative - bringing up the fact that the "Trump-Russia" dossier was paid for by Hillary Clinton and theDNC, and created by former MI6 spy Christopher Steele with the assistance of high level Russian government officials.
Wikileaks revealed in 2015 an internal Clinton campaign poll suggested that her biggest vulnerability was the Uranium One deal (30 minutes into video), and that Robby Mook and John Podesta cooked up the Russia narrative. Dore then points out that John Podesta now works for the CIA-linked Washington Post, and how short-lived Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort funneled money to the Podesta Group, run by Tony Podesta - who Dore suspects will be charged soon.
While there are a number of issues that are worth keeping a close eye on these days, the extremely strange events surrounding Julian Assange and Wikileaks is definitely another front that requires scrutiny and close observation. There is a significant amount of chatter claiming Assange and Wikileaks are about to dump something massive, but at the moment that is just rumor, there has been no confirmation.
Either way, there is a whole lot of weird going on.