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Ecuador grants Assange asylum; UK vows to ‘carry out’ extradition anyway

Ecuador's foreign minister announced on Thursday that the country would grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, defying threats by the British government to storm the Ecuadorean Embassy and extradite Assange to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning in cases of alleged rape and sexual molestation.


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The U.K is bluffing.

The U.K will be made to look like fools. Ecuador will definately call the U.K. bluff as they now have no choice...they can't be seen backing down...no country would do that.

If the U.K were serious they would have worked behind the scenes very quietly to work this out. This will blow up in the face of the U.K. mark my words.

But IF the U.K. were to storm the Ecuadorian embassy and try to remove Assange...this would be a massive violation of international law and various other treaties. This would set a precedent so that from now on NO Country would be able to use it's embassy in this way. ALL countries use this privelege including the U.S and the U.K.

The U.K. will look like fools on this one. Gurantee it...just watch and laugh!



I was in London at the time and the way they let Pinochet go was disgusting.

But now they want to make us think ASSANGE raped anybody in Sweden? Not only Swedish girls are not the most sexually inhibited, but this guy is perfectly doable!

On 11 September 1973 the armed forces led by General Pinochet overthrew the left-wing government of president Salvador Allende in a ruthlessly executed coup, in the aftermath of which thousands of Chileans (and other nationals) were abducted, tortured and finally murdered by forces commanded by the military junta.

In March 1996 the Unión Progresista de Fiscales (UPF) filed charges of genocide and terrorism against several Argentine military officers, and in July 1996 charges of genocide and terrorism were filed in a Valencia court against Pinochet and other members of the Chilean military junta by the president of the UPF and chief prosecutor of the Superior Court of Valencia, Spain.

There was little apparent hope of the Spanish cases leading anywhere – since the accused was 12,000 kilometres away and had immunity from prosecution in Chile. All this began to change after Pinochet arrived in Britain on 21 September 1998.

Once it was known that Pinochet had undergone surgery in London on 9 October 1998, efforts were made in Britain and Spain to prosecute him. On 14 October, Judge Garzón wrote to the British authorities, seeking to question Pinochet about the disappearance of over 70 Spanish citizens in Chile during the Pinochet regime. Later that afternoon, urgently requested the British authorities to arrest and extradite Pinochet. Pinochet was arrested in London late that evening.

However, on 11 January 2000 the British Home Secretary, Jack Straw, declared that he was minded to free Pinochet on health grounds. When Straw announced his final decision to release Pinochet on 2 March 2000, In the absence of any further legal challenges, Pinochet left Britain at lunchtime the same day.

Most of the Labour Party and backbench MPs supported the Spanish action, while the bulk of the Conservative Party, backbench MPs and senior grandees – notably, Margaret Thatcher and Norman Lamont – pressed for Pinochet’s release.

God save the queen!

Threatening an act of war over a single accusation of rape?

Seriously? Who believes for an instant that this has anything to do with rape.

How does HRM face the shame of being a puppet of the USSA?

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

Ben swan

Ben swan better be careful, he may soon be accused of child molestation or rape.

anyone else see the parallels

between the hunt for assange and the hunt for bin laden?

you people are shockingly guillible to the reality tv show that was once properlty identified as propaganda.

All they have to do now is

All they have to do now is hire a makeup artist to come in and then sneak him out in plain sight. If anyone has any connections, please suggest this to them.

Anyway, readng comments on an MSN article some were rediculous. Some people still think he commited treason.(of course he couldnt have because he isnt a US citizen)
Some people are still calling for him to be executed and to pay and others are saying that if he really didnt do anything wrong, he should go to the questioning. I am thankful though that it seems an increasing number of people see through this as a set up. If he goes there, he would likely have an untimely accident, they would somehow find him guilty anyway, or he would be shipped to the US under the treaty they have with us. In that case, he would probably sit in prison without trial labeled a terrorist.
Also, a few people think something will happen in the Falklands should something happen at that embassy.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

I am proud of my president

I am proud of the President of my second home, Ecuador. He is doing the right thing and isn't caving to the bullies. I am concerned, though, of what will happen because of this. If the British mess with the Ecuadorian embassy, it is totally against the law and will incite some backlash against British embassies in Latin America. Get in and hold on for the ride.


The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Isn't it ironic?

The nation of Ecuador has to step in to save an Australian from being politically prosecuted by western powers.

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Very divided; so many Statist fools


Let me see....

If the Nicaraguans or any other country's military were storm our American Embassy in that nation, would that be considered an act of war? An embassy is soverign soil, right? So if the English army storms the embassy to remove Julian have they not invaded a foreign nation...and therefore an act of war?
Seems to me they're treading on thin ice here. But, Julian's Wiki has the secrects to expose the corruption of UK and US policies and actions. I guess they'll stop at nothing to keep it covered up.

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

Fine but a bit rough on Julian

if we catch him he's getting the "Manning Protocol". But it does remind me of some not-too-distant NATO experiences when it's clearly demonstrated that there are junior and senior partners in NATO and the UN. Member states will slowly withdraw support from these institutions when they fail to protect their member states.

Too bad the whole of Central and South America are the playground of our wetwork people.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

Government looks at gazillions of our emails

If the government did nothing wrong they have nothing to worry about. The unmasked criminals should worry.

Consent to a transparent government is part of the Constitutional agreement.

The people's privacy is unalienable.

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