Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Ecuador President Rafael “We Are Not A Colony” Correa Stands Up To The Jackbooted British Gestapo
Paul Craig Roberts ^ | 8-16-2012 | Paul Craig Roberts

Posted on 08/17/2012 10:08:44 AM PDT by Renfield

A coward dies many deaths; a brave man dies but once.

The once proud British government, now reduced to Washington’s servile whore, put on its Gestapo Jackboots and declared that if the Ecuadorean Embassy in London did not hand over WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, British storm troopers would invade the embassy with military force and drag Assange out. Ecuador stood its ground. “We want to be very clear, we are not a British colony,” declared Ecuador’s Foreign Minister. Far from being intimidated the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, replied to the threat by granting Assange political asylum. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/world/americas/ecuador-to-let-assange-stay-in-its-embassy.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&emc=na

The once law-abiding British government had no shame in announcing that it would violate the Vienna Convention and assault the Ecuadorean Embassy, just as the Islamic students in the 1979 Khomeini Revolution in Iran took over the US Embassy and held the diplomatic staff captive. Pushed by their Washington overlords, the Brits have resorted to the tactics of a pariah state. Maybe we should be worried about British nuclear weapons.

Let’s be clear, Assange is not a fugitive from justice. He has not been charged with any crime in any country. He has not raped any women. There are no indictments pending in any court, and as no charges have been brought against him, there is no validity to the Swedish extradition request. It is not normal for people to be extradited for questioning, especially when, as in Assange’s case, he expressed his complete cooperation with being questioned a second time by Swedish officials in London.

What is this all about? First, according to news reports, Assange was picked up by two celebrity-hunting Swedish women who took him home to their beds. Later for reasons unknown, one complained that he had not used a condom, and the other complained that she had offered one helping, but he had taken two. A Swedish prosecutor looked into the case, found that there was nothing to it, and dismissed the case.

Assange left for England. Then another Swedish prosecutor, a woman, claiming what authority I do not know, reopened the case and issued an extradition order for Assange. This is such an unusual procedure that it worked its way through the entire British court system to the Supreme Court and then back to the Supreme Court on appeal. In the end British “justice” did what the Washington overlord ordered and came down on the side of the strange extradition request.

Assange, realizing that the Swedish government was going to turn him over to Washington to be held in indefinite detention, tortured, and framed as a spy, sought protection from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. As corrupt as the British are, the UK government was unwilling to release Assange directly to Washington. By turning him over to Sweden, the British could feel that their hands were clean.

Sweden, formerly an honorable country like Canada once was where American war resisters could seek asylum, has been suborned and brought under Washington’s thumb. Recently, Swedish diplomats were expelled from Belarus where they seem to have been involved in helping Washington orchestrate a “color revolution” as Washington keeps attempting to extend its bases and puppet states deeper into traditional Russia.

The entire world, including Washington’s servile puppet states, understands that once Assange is in Swedish hands, Washington will deliver an extradition order, with which Sweden, unlike the British, would comply. Regardless, Ecuador understands this. The Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced that Ecuador granted Assange asylum because “there are indications to presume that there could be political persecution.” In the US, Patino acknowledged, Assange would not get a fair trial and could face the death penalty in a trumped up case.

The US Puppet State of Great (sic) Britain announced that Assange would not be permitted to leave Britain. So much for the British government’s defense of law and human rights. If the British do not invade the Ecuadorean Embassy and drag Assange out dead or in chains, the British position is that Assange will live out his life inside the London Embassy of Ecuador. According to the New York Times, Assange’s asylum leaves him “with protection from arrest only on Ecuadorean territory (which includes the embassy). To leave the embassy for Ecuador, he would need cooperation that Britain has said it will not offer.” When it comes to Washington’s money or behaving honorably in accordance with international law, the British government comes down on the side of money.

The Anglo-American world, which pretends to be the moral face of humanity has now revealed for all to see that under the mask is the face of the Gestapo.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: assange; blindmisleadingblind; britain; johnanthonywest; morethorazineplease; paulcraigroberts; spotthelooney; tyranny

1 posted on 08/17/2012 10:08:53 AM PDT by Renfield
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Renfield

This dude comes across as a raving a**hat.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 10:11:43 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Renfield

In the old days someone would have just quietly dealt with Assange.


3 posted on 08/17/2012 10:12:35 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Renfield
The once proud British government, now reduced to Washington’s servile whore,

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

4 posted on 08/17/2012 10:14:05 AM PDT by bkepley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

I posted this because I think the whole thing has been a set-up to begin with; I think Assange, either wittingly or unwittingly, is controlled opposition. He never released anything particularly significant, and I have seen evidence that he was groomed (perhaps unbeknownst to himself) by the CIA for this role.

If we see Assange releasing incriminating evidence about major political or religious figures that really IS significant (for example, their involvement in pedophilia and child rape, which goes on not only in the Catholic church, but among many top politicians), I’ll start to take Assange seriously. This is (poorly done) comic farce at present.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 10:14:34 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Renfield
I think Assange, either wittingly or unwittingly, is controlled opposition.

Or he could be a smart-assed little rapist.

6 posted on 08/17/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT by bkepley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Renfield
Sweden is a civilized,modern,Western nation.A sovereign nation.When one enters a foreign country he/she must understand that *all* that nation's laws...even the “unreasonable” ones...will apply to you.If Julia didn't want to be investigated for a sexual crime by Swedish authorities then he shouldn't have set foot in the country.I,for example,have never set foot in Mexico and never will.One of the reasons is that I know that their entire law enforcement apparatus,from the Attorney General,to the Supreme Court down to the lowliest Pedro on the street who sports a badge is breathtakingly corrupt.Therefore,it's unlikely that I'll ever be investigated for...anything,really...by Mexico.

Julia should have followed my lead when considering a trip to Sweden.

7 posted on 08/17/2012 10:26:31 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Renfield
He never released anything particularly significant, and I have seen evidence that he was groomed (perhaps unbeknownst to himself) by the CIA for this role.

Oh Horse***!

There were several compromised operations along with reams of classified data (Believe in American Law much?) that were published.

As if the CIA somehow benefits from such absolute nonsense.

In addition the evidence points to the fact that he is a freaky little rapist - unless you also believe that all of the ladies testimony is also a setup, along with enough evidence to convince a Euro court to arrest him, is all bogus.

And that puts you on the grassy knoll with the smoking man being kept in Area 51 along with the aliens who crashed in the desert...

8 posted on 08/17/2012 10:27:02 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: bill1952
He never released anything particularly significant, and I have seen evidence that he was groomed (perhaps unbeknownst to himself) by the CIA for this role.

It's a brilliant plan. Who would expect us to use this approach to infiltrate the highest levels of the Ecuadorian diplomatic corps?

9 posted on 08/17/2012 10:30:35 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Gay State Conservative

The rule is: When you are another mans land, you play by another mans rules. Works for me.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 10:36:46 AM PDT by Little Bill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Little Bill
The rule is: When you are another mans land, you play by another mans rules. Works for me.

I've done a fair amount of traveling in my day.I've visited First World countries as well as Third World nations.I've even visited one or two Fourth World nations.Particularly when I'm traveling in Third/Fourth World nations I'm far more respectful of authorities than I am of authorities in my homeland.For example,once,I had an AK47 pointed at me by a Tanzanian soldier because I had taken a picture of the army truck in which he was riding.He demanded my camera,I complied,and he proceeded to throw it to the ground smashing it into 100 pieces and taking the roll of film that had fallen out of it.What was I gonna do??? I certainly never went back,that's for sure.

11 posted on 08/17/2012 10:47:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Gay State Conservative

When I used to go to Mexico I always hired a driver. A friend was working in South America and didn’t follow this advice, cost him a lot in bribes, me not so much.


12 posted on 08/17/2012 10:53:48 AM PDT by Little Bill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Renfield

The once sensible Paul Craig Roberts, now reduced to a raving senile moonbat ...


13 posted on 08/17/2012 11:20:12 AM PDT by FredZarguna (The words "Never Again" were welded, in English and Hebrew, onto the first warhead.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tijeras_Slim
He does.

Which sort of makes him a perfect match with the government housed in Londonstan.

They incite equal and opposite reactions to their policies.

14 posted on 08/17/2012 11:23:41 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DaxtonBrown
In the old days someone would have just quietly dealt with Assange.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Renfield

Paul Craig Roberts really went crazy many years ago. He was a good read at one time, but he lost his marbles a long time ago.


16 posted on 08/17/2012 11:28:16 AM PDT by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bill1952
He has not even been charged by Sweden. The warrent is to be able to question him.

Stockholm District Court approves a request to detain Mr Assange for questioning on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion.

17 posted on 08/17/2012 11:40:57 AM PDT by Ratman83
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Little Bill

My parents lived in the Dominican Republic for a couple of years recently. My Dad persisted in driving down there even though it is a madhouse. I suggested he get a driver. Somehow he was lucky and never got in an accident. The bribes to get through it all would have been substantial.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 11:41:50 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Little Bill

My last few overseas I went with a diplomatic passport. Didn’t help much in Kenya or Saudi Arabia, but it sure did in Havana.


19 posted on 08/17/2012 11:48:24 AM PDT by Ax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: bill1952; Renfield
” There were several compromised operations along with reams of classified data (Believe in American Law much?) that were published.”

How do we know this data wasn't already leaked and useless? Because the government said so?

“As if the CIA somehow benefits from such absolute nonsense.”

Psychological warfare is their most powerful weapon. By blowing the Assange story out of proportion and then prosecuting him, it benefits the CIA by scaring those people with REAL secrets.

“In addition the evidence points to the fact that he is a freaky little rapist - unless you also believe that all of the ladies testimony is also a setup,along with enough evidence to convince a Euro court to arrest him,is all bogus.”

The CIA has had a hand in some of the most sinister things on the planet. Global arms trafficking (Contras, Al Qaeda), global drug trafficking (Nicaragua Dark Alliance), psychedelic mind-control research to have people murder without remembering anything (MK Ultra), etc, etc, etc.

Locating a few suitable women to throw at Assange and psychologically/psychedelically programming them to say they were raped would be less than a walk in the park for the CIA. In fact, if I had an enemy, I am confident I could do this myself.

20 posted on 08/17/2012 11:52:27 AM PDT by varyouga
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Renfield

Renfield is spot on with Assange, he is a tool of control/propaganda by the powers that cannot be named. The prick should be water boarded to be sure though.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 12:01:48 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: varyouga

You said it even better than I could...a succinct post.


22 posted on 08/17/2012 3:03:12 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Renfield

Here’s the Ecuador connection:

Correa has expelled three of our ambassadors since he took office in 2007.

We became aware of massive corruption by Correa and his henchmen. Many secured emails were sent by our embassy back to DC with details and those emails named our sources within the Ecuadoran government.

Assange and Wikileaks obtained about 1,500 of our secret emails on the subject of corruption but only released one that got our ambassador Heather Hodges expelled in 2010.

Now Assange gets arrested and ordered deported to Sweden. Assange has offered the rest of the emails to Ecuador in return for citizenship.

As soon as Assange is an Ecuadoran citizen, Ecuador plans to make Assange a diplomat and he would then be free to travel to Ecuador under diplomatic immunity.

If Ecuador get those emails, there will be a purge of Ecuadoran officials that informed on Correa or are working for us as agents. They will likely be executed or murdered.

This is a deadly business Assange is playing in.


23 posted on 08/17/2012 3:05:27 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FredZarguna

Wake up. PCR is doing his best work now.


24 posted on 08/17/2012 3:05:42 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Renfield; Nachum; Cindy; G8 Diplomat; AdmSmith; Dog; nuconvert; Straight Vermonter; dervish; ...

Here’s the Ecuador connection:

Correa has expelled three of our ambassadors since he took office in 2007.

We became aware of massive corruption by Correa and his henchmen. Many secured emails were sent by our embassy back to DC with details and those emails named our sources within the Ecuadoran government.

Assange and Wikileaks obtained about 1,500 of our secret emails on the subject of corruption but only released one that got our ambassador Heather Hodges expelled in 2010.

Now Assange gets arrested and ordered deported to Sweden. Assange has offered the rest of the emails to Ecuador in return for citizenship.

As soon as Assange is an Ecuadoran citizen, Ecuador plans to make Assange a diplomat and he would then be free to travel to Ecuador under diplomatic immunity.

If Ecuador get those emails, there will be a purge of Ecuadoran officials that informed on Correa or are working for us as agents. They will likely be executed or murdered.

This is a deadly business Assange is playing in.


25 posted on 08/17/2012 3:06:20 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gay State Conservative
"I've even visited one or two Fourth World nations"

So tell me, how was Dallas?

The Kenyan must go.

26 posted on 08/17/2012 3:51:28 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Renfield
Most students and critics of art agree that Van Gogh's work improved as he got crazier.

But what works in art doesn't pass for reasoned analysis.

Ecuador is a cesspool and Julie has access to US sources harmful to their kleptocrats. This little pervert is trading their lives for his freedom. He's a worthless puke, and so is anyone defending him.

27 posted on 08/17/2012 4:02:32 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Paul Craig Roberts: now with 50% more Crazy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: gandalftb

Anybody who infuriates politicians and diplomats like Assange should be regarded as a hero.

All he has done is release information.

He has never fired a shot in anger, nor started a war. You cannot say that about his vile enemies.


28 posted on 08/17/2012 4:24:57 PM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: gandalftb; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks gandalftb.


29 posted on 08/17/2012 4:26:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.theamazonpost.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Renfield

Paul Craig Roberts is a lunatic. He is supporting a communist government aiding an anarchist because Roberts hates American foreign policy.
PCR lost his mind on 9/11


30 posted on 08/18/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bon mots

He released unredacted information naming informants working with US and allied forces in Afghanistan amongst other things, for which they and their families have been put at risk of torture and/or death at the hands of the Taliban. For that reason alone he deserves an ignominious fate. He is no hero to anyone except the forces of chaos and evil.


31 posted on 08/19/2012 10:36:29 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: bkepley

The “rape” is what’s known in espionage cirlces as a “honey trap.” Someone as morally loose as Assange would fall right into such a trap. But if it’s really rape, then Joy Behar will be the next Miss Universe.


32 posted on 08/20/2012 4:09:50 PM PDT by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Bon mots

Assange a hero?

Correa stopped allowing us to use any Ecuadoran airfields for drug interdiction because Correa is in bed with the drug cartels.

Assange was given secret US embassy emails regarding what the US was doing to protect its own citizens.

Those emails named Ecuadoran citizens helping to stop the drug trade. How do you think they will live if Assange gives those emails to Correa who will give them to the drug cartels?

Assange will be directly responsible for the deaths of others by pointing out their identity to people that will kill them.

Do you propose that we publish the locations and new identity of those in the witness protection program?

After all, it’s just information.


33 posted on 08/21/2012 11:47:40 AM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson