posted on Apr, 11 2019 @ 12:50 PM
a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity
I dont believe the US made a formal extradition request. I say this because of Manning and his current incarceration for contempt of court. Manning
was facing additional charges and accepted a plea deal. The deal required he testify to a Grand Jury regarding Assange and Manning refused. So we know
from a month ago there was still a grand jury seated dealing with the Assange case. Its possible there are seal;ed indictments.
Assange's arrest by UK police can also deal with the fact he violated UK law when he jumped bail.
A few other facts:
* - Assange cant be placed in gitmo.
* - Assange cant be designated an enemy combatant
* - Assange cant be charged for Treason (He is Australian).
* - Nothing Assange can be charged with has the death penalty as punishment.
Also - When it comes to "journalism" the moment a "journalist" goes beyond just receiving info and takes an active part to secure classified info he
is not entitled to he has in fact violated the espionage act. The 1st amendment does not grant absolute immunity to journalist for criminal behavior.
This is important because there are a few dozen journalists under investigation for giving government employees free items in exchange for info on
Trump and the investigation.
My issue with Assange stems from what he says and what actually happens. He claims he is exposing government corruption yet he buries those illegal
acts under hundreds of thousand of documents that show absolutely no illegal acts. To me the "exposing corruption" is a pretext to try and hide his
illegal acts under the guise of some kind of folk hero.
Ecuador booted Assange because Assange continued to perform actions he was forbidden from doing. Contrary to popular belief, and if people actually
read the requirements for the international treaties on consular affairs an Embassy has specified parameters they are required to operate in. Going
outside of those parameters can directly impact the status of the embassy and diplomatic relations.
There is a difference between a nation using its own embassy for acts that would violate the accepted use of an embassy and a Australian national
using a foreign embassy to continue his acts. Granted he was granted Ecuadorian citizenship, which makes the requirements that were laid out for
Assange even more important to follow.
He threatened Ecuador and is vowing to take his case to another UN tribunal. These UN tribunals have absolutely no jurisdiction or enforceable
mandates/verdicts/what have you.
/steps down from soapbox
edit on 11-4-2019 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)