posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 08:53 PM
Originally posted by magma
My guess is Ecuador is going to bow down to pressure from the US and Assange will end in up Sweden followed by an extradition to the USA in a media
circus. He will become an example and a much needed trophy for the US establishment.
After last weeks hopes, this news is a let down
He is wanted for questioning in Sweden for a couple of alleged sex crimes. The U.S. is not party to this action...it is a Swedish criminal justice
issue...that has been adjudicated so far by Great Britain (where Assange was attempting to hide out to avoid having to face justice).
Ecuador will kick him to the curb, where he will promptly be arrested...and will likely lose his mansion arrest privileges...because there is no legal
grounds for asylum. Having to answer questions about rape allegations is not harassment...it is due process. And there is no danger that he would
face the death penalty...Sweden has not executed anybody in 100 years (and capital punishment was abolished altogether back in the 70's).
I have a question...honestly, I don't understand this element of this controversy. If the U.S. really wanted to extradite Assange for his Wikileaks
activities...there is no indictment there that I am aware of, but...why could they not just extradite him directly from England? Why this idea that
he would have to go to Sweden, and be extradited from there?
Assange is a rat...a very loud one...and loud rats always eventually get caught in a trap.
Aside from that, if he broke Swedish criminal law he has to face the music like anyone else. Even if he didn't he needs to submit to the law
enforcement process...and if charged as a result of these allegations, he needs to get a lawyer and defend himself like anybody else.
Enough of the cloak and dagger slight of hand Julian...