Julian Assange, Week Two at the Ecuadorian EmbassySubmitted by amberwaves on Fri, 07/06/2012 - 08:56
Kelly Vlahos reports on the WikiLeaks founder's quandary trying to escape extradition to the land of the free:
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks and simultaneously the most hated and most loved man on the planet, has entered his second week of residency at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, awaiting an answer to his surprise bid for asylum from the South American government.
Assange’s fans may be thinking right now that Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was all bluster when in an earlier interview with Assange, he intimated that he was a big supporter of WikiLeaks and that he didn’t get intimidated by neighborhood bullies like the U.S. when it comes to protecting his country’s sovereignty and independence. He’s now taking a long time to decide whether to let Assange in or leave him to the mercy of the London bobbies who will arrest the 41-year-old Australian the minute he walks out that door.