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Australia: Assange allowed to return home

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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 10:40 AM
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Australia: Assange allowed to return home


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Sydney, Australia (CNN) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would be allowed to return to his Australian homeland, and has the same protections any other Australian citizen would, the nation's attorney general said Monday.
Attorney General Robert McClelland's comments came in response to Assange's assertion last week that McClelland and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard "have made it clear that not only is my return impossible, but that they are actively working to assist the United States government in its attacks on myself and our people.
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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 10:40 AM
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Is this just a way to trick him into coming to Australia so the USA can do what they will with him? Do you think it is genuine concern for their citizen?, I think most likely its all a popularity contest that serves the Australian governments political agenda. Given what a house hold name Assange and wikileaks has become this seems the logical conclusion.
What do you think??

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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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I think he'd have to be a fool to trust their benevolence. And he's not. Never trust a politician or bureaucrat who made it that far up the food chain. They made it for a reason, and it's not because of their honesty.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 10:57 AM
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Saying he has the same protection as an other citizen isn't saying much.

It seems to me like if the US wants to extradite Assange from wherever, he would need to go to the country where that will be the most difficult task for the US

I'm not sure that Australia is that country.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 10:59 AM
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We all know that he is no fool. With the whole world watching what could Australia do? Well I suppose he could have a car accident but that would look mighty suspicious. There would be uproar if anything untoward were to happen. Then again it would just blow over and be back to normal within a few weeks or months. Wiki who??



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 11:05 AM
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Yes you maybe right. I do not think he will take the offer anyway but only time will tell.
Here is a list of countries USA has extradition treaties with en.wikipedia.org...

Croatia is beautiful and they have no treaty that's where I would go
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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 11:11 AM
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You're right, and I'm thinking it's that same train of thought that has kept and will keep Julian Assange from returning to his home country anytime soon. Regardless of what the worms in government say, Australia is not safe for him. Then again, few places are.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 11:12 AM
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Yeah.... Riiiiight! Wink wink nudge nudge



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