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Julian Assange: Ecuador grants Wikileaks founder asylum
BBC ^ | 16 August 2012 | Staff

Posted on 08/17/2012 4:46:03 AM PDT by bjorn14

Ecuador has granted asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange two months after he took refuge in its London embassy while fighting extradition from the UK.

It said his human rights might be violated if he is sent to Sweden to be questioned over sex assault claims.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said the UK would not allow Mr Assange safe passage out of the country and the move was also criticised by Stockholm.

Ecuador said it would seek to negotiate arrangements for Mr Assange to leave.

"We don't think it is reasonable that, after a sovereign government has made the decision of granting political asylum, a citizen is forced to live in an embassy for a long period," Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said.

Mr Assange took refuge at the embassy in June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning over assault and rape claims, which he denies.

Mr Patino had accused the UK of making an "open threat" to enter its embassy to arrest Mr Assange, an Australian national.

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: anonymous; assange; wikileaks
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1 posted on 08/17/2012 4:46:09 AM PDT by bjorn14
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To: bjorn14

I’m amazed that this lowlife POS creep hasn’t been “Polonium-210’ed”, so far.


3 posted on 08/17/2012 4:51:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: bjorn14

So, Ecuador didn’t have enough bisexual rapists so they have to import them?


4 posted on 08/17/2012 4:51:41 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: carriage_hill

Oh, don’t worry.

The people in Intel that this jagoff burned have very long memories. It may take decades, but they’ll get him.

Like the Sicilians say, revenge is a dish best served cold.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 5:02:21 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: bjorn14

I say the Brits should just go in and get him.

What’s Ecuador gonna do about it anyway? How many divisions do they have? Howzabout the “Mighty Ecuadorean Navy”?, (LOL!)

The last South American banana republic to take on the Limeys got their keysters handed to them on a platter and most of their navy sent to the bottom.

And don’t give me this international law crap r diplomatic immunity BS. Those are quaint holdovers from a more genteel time that should now be jettisoned for expediency.


6 posted on 08/17/2012 5:07:31 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: bjorn14
There was an incident 20-30 years ago where a British policewoman was killed outside of Libya's Embassy in London.She was killed by gunfire coming from *inside* the Embassy.Soon after the incident the British Parliament passed a law which allows their Foreign Minister to revoke an embassy's or consulate's "diplomatic status" and thus make it like any other building in the country under British law,so the police could enter and seize the fugitive.The Brits are threatening to do just that.Of course,before they do so they'd have to shut down *their* embassy in Ecuador to avoid retaliation.

Also,heard a short interview of Julia's mother on the BBC News last night.What a piece of filth she is!! She's basically convinced that if her little girl isn't allowed to go to Ecuador the CIA will shoot her in the back of the head.In broad daylight!

Clearly a case of "like mother,like daughter".

7 posted on 08/17/2012 5:09:50 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

GB has been considering breaking off diplomatic relations with Ecuador, at which point the “embassy” (which is just a small apartment on the third floor of a building) no longer exists and they can go get him. However, the problem is that this would require an act of Parliament.

I saw video coverage in the foreign press this morning of the police clearing out the usual masked supporters of Assange who had gathered outside the building to riot.


8 posted on 08/17/2012 5:12:08 AM PDT by livius
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To: carriage_hill

Exactly the case...

The Swedes would make him available to the Russians and he would meet his end shortly afterward.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 5:12:22 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: muawiyah
So, Ecuador didn’t have enough bisexual rapists so they have to import them?

I wonder if Assange didn't find something on Presidente Correa in all the gigabytes of diplomatic cables from the US State Department that SPC Manning leaked to him.

10 posted on 08/17/2012 5:13:56 AM PDT by Pilsner
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Hope ya got plenty of deodorant and soap for this clown, Ecuador, because I think he's gonna be inside your embassy a long time.

In The Guardian,a Communist British newspaper,they're speculating about the various ways that Ecuador could sneak little Julia out of Britain.Given that Ecuador's president is a very,*very* close friend and ally of Chavez he just might try to do that.

11 posted on 08/17/2012 5:16:37 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Kahn was Sicilian?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRnSnfiUI54

Who knew?


12 posted on 08/17/2012 5:18:12 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: bjorn14; All
If the UK is crazy enough to invade another nation's embassy, quite frankly it makes them no better than the thugs and goons who took over and occupied our embassy in Tehran in 1979. If that sort of precedent is set by the Brits, no embassy on the planet will be immune from that sort of action. How soon will the Russians, citing the British example, justify the invasion and search of foreign embassies in Moscow for 'subversives' or 'dissidents'? Or perhaps the Communist Chinese in Beijing may decide that "health inspections" are necessary for foreign diplomatic establishments in their fair city?

Julian Assange may indeed be a scoundrel and a scumbag, however the UK, the Swedes (and the U.S. as well) need to ask themselves if the seizure and arrest of Assange from a traditionally protected diplomatic enclave is worth the risk not only to the protected status of other embassies, but to the safety of citizens of the UK throughout the world, especially in South America.

The Argentinians and their cohorts would like nothing better than to be provided a fresh justification for declaring open season on the Brits.
13 posted on 08/17/2012 5:19:32 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

True, but there is something more to the story than what we are being told by either side of the political spectrum.

And he still has something scandalous about international banking that could bring down the entire Eurosocialist left...

Anytime the leftists in the press and the communists infiltrating the State Department make a big deal out of something, you know something is up.

(Just look at the way they protested too much about Putin winning his election. They tried to steal the Russian election for their comrades and failed, so, true to communist form, they accuse their opponents of doing exactly what they are doing... then there was the gay jihad against the Orthodox church and the patron saint of perversity Madonna, preaching the homofascist religion in Russia.)


15 posted on 08/17/2012 5:28:54 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: mkjessup
Argentina? Remember what happened to that Neo-Peronist banana republic the last time they played cute with the Brits.....


16 posted on 08/17/2012 5:40:07 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
"What’s Ecuador gonna do about it anyway? How many divisions do they have? Howzabout the “Mighty Ecuadorean Navy”?, (LOL!)"

I suspect a more gradual and diplomatic solution would be better. Rafael Correa is a far leftist nutball. Ecuador could seize the British Embassy and staff in Quito in response. Some of the South American countries would back Ecuador in the confrontation. Once a country starts down this road, there will probably a lot of unintended consequences. A weakening Britain has many enemies who could use this as a pretext for hostile actions,

17 posted on 08/17/2012 5:46:47 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Emperor Palpatine

All that chest thumping aside, your images of the UK victory over Argentina from the early 1980’s will be little comfort to the innocent UK citizens, tourists, etc., who may well be targeted on the streets of any number of South American cities.

That was then, this is now.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 5:52:44 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Were you calling Julian Assange “Julia” and referring to him as a female figuratively, or do you mistakenly think that that scumbag is a woman named Julia?


19 posted on 08/17/2012 5:56:49 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: mkjessup
If the UK is crazy enough to invade another nation’s embassy, quite frankly it makes them no better than the thugs and goons who took over and occupied our embassy in Tehran in 1979.
Indeed. Not even the communists raided embassies to arrest refugees, back in the days of the Eastern Bloc. While Assange may be an arrogant, detestable commie bastard with delusions of grandeur, let’s not forget that what he is being accused of is not a crime anywhere in the world except Sweden.
20 posted on 08/17/2012 6:12:31 AM PDT by cartan
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