A dark thought re: Wikileaks and J. Assange

If you were a nation or non-governmental organization hostile to the United States of America, and not particularly inclined to play world politics by Marquis of Queensbury rules . . .

. . . would you not be seriously considering arranging a series of serious, perhaps fatal accidents for Julian Assange and any other person known to be associated with Wikileaks, if you had the capability to do so?

What better way to make the USA look even worse than it does right now than to arrange a hit on Assange and the Wikileaks crew, and pin the blame on the Americans?

Or have I been reading too many spy thrillers again?