posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 01:01 PM
Originally posted by WAKEYWAKEY
My tuppence worth...
They'll come up with some crazy nonsensical corrective, probably a lie as usual, enter the Ecuadorian Embassy, arrest him, charge him with breach of
bail eventually extradite him to Sweden, trial will be a complete farce (apparently for not using a condom during sex i believe) constitutes at rape
in Sweden, see 1st link
In a way I hope they do that, because it will mark the end of our government.
This is from our own Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987 that Hague is quoting as excuse to remove the diplomatic status of the embassy...
The secretary of state shall only give or withdraw consent or withdraw acceptance if he is satisfied that to do so is permissible under international
But article 21 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations does not allow for the receiving state to arbitrarily end diplomatic relations as it
Under international law, the UK can only arrest Assange if they close the embassy and eject all Ecuadorian diplomats. If Ecuador has made Assange a
diplomat, he would have to be excused.
The UK government is now in a bind of its own making.
The Ecuadorian government has the ace up their sleeve here. If the UK has to end the embassy in order to get Assange, the Ecuadorian gov can
immediately assign diplomatic status to him and the UK has lost both him and diplomatic relations with Ecuador.
Not only that, the UK government has lost trust with numerous other nations who would probably begin calling the British diplomats in their own
nations to answer. Even a previous UK ambassador to Russia has said that Hague doesn't understand the ramifications of what he's doing. The man is
an imbecile who should not be in the position.
The UK has already lost this battle if the Ecuadorian government sticks to their position. I'm hoping they don't flinch in this one, and that
Ecuador doesn't have any weaknesses with other states influenced by the USA or UK.
All Ecuador needs to do is stick to their guns and be ready to make Assange a diplomat. If the UK revokes the status of the embassy, Ecuadorian
diplomats will have to be allowed to leave - including Assange.