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Well, I'd suggest that he never was an agent of any kind. I was going to Wiki-leaks occasionally before he got all political with the war and straight anti-US focus and he has always been releasing things that just annoyed the heck out of TPTB.
Originally posted by LightAssassin
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
If they do then clearly he is....which warrants the next question.......WHY?
He's looking less and less like a CIA mole and more and more like the true collaborative whistleblower he made himself out to be.
Any transgression against the sanctity of the embassy is a unilateral and shameful act, and a violation of the Vienna Convention, which protects embassies worldwide.
This threat is designed to preempt Ecuadors imminent decision on whether it will grant Julian Assange political asylum, and to bully Ecuador into a decision that is agreeable to the United Kingdom and its allies.
We draw attention to the fact that the United Nations General Assembly has unanimously declared in Resolution 2312 (1967) that the grant of asylum. . . is a peaceful and humanitarian act and that, as such, it cannot be regarded as unfriendly by any other State."
Pursuant to this resolution, a decision to grant asylum cannot be construed by another State as an unfriendly act. Neither can there be diplomatic consequences for granting asylum.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I've also stared at that file more than one evening wondering.....What does the keeper of the world's leak collection site have that is SO good, it would still be useful as insurance to this day. I think it's a combination of excitement and a bit of fear at what that file actually has in that HUGE space...if we ever do get the magic key.
It all sounds like the plot of a comical Kurt Vonnegut Novel to me..
What an absurdly great story.
President Rafael Correa, who is openly sympathetic to Assange, is expected to decide on his asylum request this week. However, approval would offer no legal protection in Britain where police will arrest him once they get a chance.
"CLIMB OUT OF A WINDOW"
Assange would be protected from arrest if travelling in a diplomatic car, but the embassy is on the first floor of a building that is being watched by police day and night.
Other scenarios lawyers are discussing on the Internet include smuggling him out in a diplomatic bag, which would be illegal, or appointing him as an Ecuadorean diplomat to give him immunity. But lawyers and diplomats said neither was realistic.
"Under British law we can give them a week's notice before entering the premises and the embassy will no longer have diplomatic protection," a Foreign Office spokesman said.
A diplomatic appointment by Ecuador in London would not help either because Britain would have to approve that, and it has no incentive to do so.
Originally posted by Netties Hermit
reply to post by sonnny1
And he's breached his bail conditions in overstaying too.