A story that I will be watching.Will he escape the UK?
What will the UK respond with?
How will the states come back on this one?
One man can make a difference even in unintended ways.
- Ecuador on Thursday granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the U.K. stressed that it will not allow him to leave for the Central American country.
Julian Assange. Everyone around the world knows him. Either they hate him or they love him. But you know who hates him the most?
The huge power players in international politics.
They are upset that their gossip and political backstabbing has been unveiled by the notorious Wikileaks.
Originally posted on The Fourth Wall:
Food for thought?
A little background on Julian Assange: Julian Assange is the founder of the notorious “WikiLeaks” website. WikiLeaks publishes political cables and leaked documents (Whistleblowers), the stuff that your governments and corporations do not want you to see. There is no fee for viewing these documents as everything published on WikiLeaks is free to view. The American administration has been feverishly trying to silence WikiLeaks activities by persecuting their founder Julian Assange on trumped up charges in an attempt to eventually bring him State-Side for trial. It has been a long battle between the Americans and Assange which reached it’s peak this morning when Assange was granted political asylum by Ecuador after being holed up in their embassy for quite some time.
Julian Assange offered to face his allegations in Sweden if they (Sweden) could guarantee he would not be extradited to America. The Ecuadorian government sought the same assurances and Sweden could not guarantee either. Swedish prosecutors or government officials even refused to meet Assange inside the embassy that has become his home for the last two years. The crucial fact remains that Assange has never actually been charged and has no arrest warrants in Sweden, he is only wanted for questioning – this is NOT grounds for extradition. Assange offered to be questioned inside the embassy or via a ‘webcam’ but the Swedes and British were adamant he be extradited to face mere questioning. Today’s move by the UK Government to attempt raiding the Ecuadorian embassy to seize Julian Assange by force is absolutely criminal and smacks of conspiracy. If people were doubting Assange’s concerns about extradition surely they cannot now?