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Julian Assange stuck in Ecuadorian Embassy
Posted: 17 August 2012 07:56 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Latest story I’ve seen here.

I’ll admit Julian Assange’s “work” has done some good in the world. But ultimately I think he is a selfish b******. From what I understand his motivation has been to bolster his own glory and he has hurt a lot of people for no good reason. I say that because he appeared not be selective in what he leaked. Any good he’s done has been coincidental. That’s just my opinion.

Julian Assange ‘can stay in embassy indefinitely’ Rafael Correa says

UPDATE 8:20AM (AEST): THE British government has warned that a diplomatic standoff over the WikiLeaks founder could go on for years.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said his government was obliged under its own laws to extradite the Australian national to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over alleged sex crimes.

“No one, least of all the government of Ecuador, should be in any doubt that we are determined to carry out our legal obligation to see Mr Assange extradited to Sweden,” Hague told a press conference.

Meanwhile, both Ecuador and Sweden suggested on Friday they were prepared to be patient and wait.

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said Assange would remain in Quito’s embassy as long as Britain refused to give him safe passage.

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Posted: 18 August 2012 02:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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So, he’s basically in a very nice prison, at least until Ecuador gets tired of having a freeloader.

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Posted: 18 August 2012 04:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 18 August 2012 02:17 AM

So, he’s basically in a very nice prison, at least until Ecuador gets tired of having a freeloader.

I can just imagine the Broadway Play of this. A building full of South Americans being taught by an Australian how to say “G’Day Mate”.

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Posted: 18 August 2012 08:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I wonder what would happen if the Ecuadorians provide him with a diplomatic passport. I’d assume he could then travel out of the country without being arrested, as diplomatic immunity applies?

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Posted: 18 August 2012 10:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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google your heart out

We Dutch know what´s this is going to turn into.

LaMa - 18 August 2012 08:58 AM

I wonder what would happen if the Ecuadorians provide him with a diplomatic passport. I’d assume he could then travel out of the country without being arrested, as diplomatic immunity applies?

He´ll be gone with the best cover ever.

 

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Posted: 18 August 2012 10:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Unfairly Balanced - 18 August 2012 10:12 AM

Klaas De Jonge

google your heart out

We Dutch know what´s this is going to turn into.

LaMa - 18 August 2012 08:58 AM

I wonder what would happen if the Ecuadorians provide him with a diplomatic passport. I’d assume he could then travel out of the country without being arrested, as diplomatic immunity applies?

He´ll be gone with the best cover ever.

Other example: general Noriega of Panama. Didn’t last that long though.

 

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Posted: 18 August 2012 11:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Ah yes Noriega, they gave in after “relentless playing of loud rock-and-roll music day and night in a densely populated area.”

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