Julian Assange might not like it, but his Wikileaks organization continues to serve the interests of the American imperial machine.Months ago, when Wikileaks released hundreds of thousands of State Department diplomatic cables, his attempt to embarrass the American government didn’t go off exactly as he hoped. Where was the corporate skullduggery Noam Chomsky says guides American policy? Where were the Machiavellian schemes by an oil hungry superpower out to rape the world? Indeed, conspiracy theorists suggested at the time that Assange was really working for the U.S. government as elaborate façade, that his email dump was an American plot.Today, Wikileaks announced it is in the process of releasing millions of Syrian government emails. Assange reportedly described the emails as “embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria’s external opponents.”Whether he’s right or not, with the U.S. pushing hard against Syria, this may turn out to be another information dump that advances core U.S. policy objectives. Throwing in some embarrassing material that makes a few diplomats look bad, and perhaps a few politicians look hypocritical is much less important than pushing the Assad government closer to the edge. Does Mr. Assange know he’s working for Uncle Sam?