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But surely Assange would have to actually get to Australia first, let alone leave the Embassy in the UK. He is still stuck in the embassy, right? As soon as he steps out, he'll be piled on by UK police...
Australian citizens living overseas can enrol to vote as an overseas elector, and consequently run as a Senate candidate if they left Australia within the past three years and intend to return within six years of their date of departure.
Originally posted by Netties Hermit
reply to post by Kryyptyk
But for the fact that I don't think that being an Australian Senator automatically qualifies one for diplomatic immunity.
In general, a diplomatic officer in Australia who is a national or permanent resident of Australia will enjoy immunity from jurisdiction and inviolability only in respect of official acts performed in the exercise of his or her functions. This is often referred to as "functional immunity". No other privileges or immunities will be accorded
Or immunity from prosecution, especially with "crimes" committed before in office.
So ... I doubt that's the reason he's putting his hat in the ring.
Originally posted by OliSykes
The rape charges are too convenient, of course the lying scumbags set him up for exposing them.
Originally posted by 13th Zodiac
Both Assange and his groupies need to grow up.Develop some maturity and please just go away.It is NOT going to happen. I don't know how this self absorbed fool got media attention.He has exposed absolutely nothing.And is nothing but a distraction from what need's exposing,but prehap's that is his job.
Yes and he left the poor whistle blower kid out to hang and dry.He's a dog.
One way to see who is lying and that's for him to face his accusers in what would be a widely reported event. We could all then be able to see the facts.
Originally posted by manmental
Go Julian... I hope he wins. Australians are very cool.
Get a top movie makeup person to create a silicone mask for Julian, making him look like a Philippine cleaning lady (or lookalike of any of the cleaning ladies who clean the embassy). The plan is for him to walk out with the other cleaners, right past the police. I've seen silicone masks (combined with body suits and contact lenses/wig) that would fool you even in a close up situation.
Just before he exits create a major diversion outside the embassy... I would have a stuntman set himself on fire, as if in a political protest... this will get the journalists and any police there in a frenzy. While this is going on, Julian, disguised as a cleaning lady, walks out and walks the other way.
Now all he has to do is get on a container ship somehow and smuggle himself out of the country.
Question: If he could leave the UK would he be safe in Australia or do they have extradition proceedings with the USA?edit on 14-2-2013 by manmental because: stuff
Australia have extradition treaties with the US, but as far as I know (very happy to be proven wrong, because the person who gave me this info is a D*******), Australia has never sent to be prosecuted where a death penalty is a possibility. (That said I do vaguely recall a Chinese woman sent back to China that may have been a successful extradition???--will look into)
Originally posted by iDope
reply to post by daaskapital
So technically, based on current voting systems, Anonymous could hack all voting results and then win the Senate seat.
Thus performing multiple miracles, become Pope, release all secret documents held by the Vatican, and then collect all debt owed to Vatican from the U.S, UK, etc..or have them release all of their documents, make everything public for free on the web, thus propelling our race hundreds of years into the future, ridding most evils once all truth is known by all literate connected beings. Become a leader that freed mankind from ignorance and lies .Reinvest all that money donated or collected into creating a super techno-cyber punk military full of 90 foot robots to guard his country, purchase one country along the equator and create the most elaborate greenhouse to date, feeding all people in the world, ending one more problem that causes violence.
Or...he could go to a unnamed jail somewhere remote with zero electricity to rot for the rest of his existence.
Both are plausible.