Ecuador grants Julian Assange political asylum .

Discussion in 'Wikileaks' started by LastOneStanding, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Herro Member

    I saw a much funnier version of this macro with the text "Smell that? It's my ass."
  2. Ann O'Nymous Member

    OK. But what about a life sentence with no parole in the US ?
    • Several news articles mention that various laws have been mentioned and no petty ones.
    • Australian diplomates have stated in documents revealed by FOI requests that the US are preparing a secret indictment for more than one year.
    • I am not sure that Eurolaws on extradition apply to non-indicted people.
    A former Swedish prosecutor said that interviewing him in the UK was not a problem (I do not remember the specific terms).
    Have you even a limited knowledge of the alleged facts ?
    See above.
    Your opinion is as valid as any other.
    See above.
    You have been speculating a lot too (see above).
    See above.
    "Your" ? What are you doing here ?
    Be our guest.
    Your contribution is duly noted.
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  3. Herro Member

    Ann, let's stop beating around the bush. Make love to me.
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  4. Anonymous Member

    Herro, you are verily the red-headed stepchild of Chanology
  5. Ann O'Nymous Member

    SMB rules still apply, stupid.
  6. Anonymous Member

    If you are an American than you are a disgrace to this nation, Assange informed the World with the help of Manning of the dirty tricks and much more that our (USA) government performs on a daily basis.

    I am a military veteran unfortunately Manning will be tried in a court using the UCMJ and does not stand a chance. In the military you have no constitution, no bill of rights, nothing.

    The USA would like nothing more than to kill both Julian and Bradley they just have not had the chance to do it yet.
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  7. And me too!
  8. 5had0w5 Member

    We (I in fact) are very pleased to be able to count of you as an active member of Anonymous. You -as a military veteran, if you really are- will help us in many Anon quests. Your experience is more than welcome in many Anons debates..
    Coming back on the topic. I'm convinced, from one way to another, the US will get him.
    Remember OBhama's words : We got him.
    It was for non-US guy, in Pakistan.
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  9. Herro Member

    Wait, they did? I'm not saying that the US, like every state, doesn't engage in dirty tricks, but did the Manning leaks actually reveal any hidden dirty tricks? Actually, after the initial embarrassment of having its shit put out in the street, the State Department ended up looking pretty good in those leaks.
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  10. Ann O'Nymous Member

    SMB rules apply to you too, stupid.
    ORLY ?
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  12. Anonymous Member

    Until you find another Internet hero to fap over.
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  13. Since I meet you 2 years ago Ive been trying to figure out what those rules are but i failed.
    Why do you reject out love Ann?
  14. Nah I'm a one man woman. dear.
  15. Ann O'Nymous Member

    I do not reject love, stupid, I reject stupidity.
  16. 5had0w5 Member

    ileaks founder Julian Assange.
    JULIAN ASSANGE: Holed up in Ecuadorian embassy.
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to face the world's media overnight from his safe haven at Ecuador's embassy in London but risks arrest if he takes one step outside of the building.
    WikiLeaks was tight-lipped about the logistics of Assange's planned appearance at 1300 GMT (1am NZT), with spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson telling news agency AFP what little he knew could not be discussed for "security reasons".
    Assange could possibly speak from the embassy's balcony or lean out of a window.
    The Ecuadorean government shares Assange's fears that he ultimately could be extradited to the United States, which is angry that his WikiLeaks website has leaked hundreds of thousands of secret US diplomatic and military cables.
    Incensed by London's threat to break into the Ecuadorean Embassy where the former hacker is taking refuge, Ecuador President Rafael Correa's government has accused Britain of bullying and has formally granted Assange asylum.
    Britain says it will not allow the anti-secrecy campaigner from Australia to travel to South America because it is obliged to extradite him to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations.
    "They're out of touch. Who do they think they're dealing with? Can't they see that this is a dignified and sovereign government which will not kneel down before anyone?" Correa said in his weekly address on Saturday.
    "What a mentality, eh? They have not realised that Latin America is free and sovereign and that we'll not put up with meddling, colonialism of any kind, at least in this country, small, but with a big heart."
    Trying to present the affair as an international David versus Goliath battle, Ecuador was hosting this weekend foreign ministers from both the ALBA group of leftist-led Latin American nations and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).
    On Saturday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called for ALBA members - which also includes communist-ruled Cuba and Nicaragua, among others - to stand behind Ecuador.
    "Latin America must be respected, our people must be respected, but only united can we earn that respect."
    Support for Ecuador appears to be growing in the region.
    "Britain ... is wrong. The threat is not only an aggression to Ecuador, it's against Bolivia, it's against South America, against the whole of Latin America," Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Friday.
    Ecuadorean state media said other nations including Colombia and Argentina were backing Correa's position.
    On Friday representatives of the hemispheric Organization of American States (OAS) called for a foreign ministers' meeting next week over the Assange affair.
    Canada and the United States voted against holding the meeting.
    "The central issue is not the right of asylum, it is the inviolability of embassies," OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza said after the vote.
    Ecuador, an oil-producing nation of 14.5 million people that seldom finds itself in the global spotlight, is furious Britain said it could make use of an obscure measure to break into its embassy where Assange has been for more than two months.
    "Is the threat of a European government to the sovereignty of a South American country not important because we're a small nation?" Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said, adding that maybe the region should also discuss the US Guantanamo base in Cuba and Argentina's claim to the Falklands.
    The leftist Correa, who has high popularity levels and is expected to run for re-election in February 2013, had developed some rapport with Assange during an online interview the WikiLeaks founder did with him this year.
    Correa's stance has been largely cheered by Ecuadoreans, and there have been scattered protests at the British Embassy.
    "The whole world should back Ecuador for giving Assange asylum and because this country is the first one to promote freedom of expression," said Mary Valenzuela, a 39-year-old restaurant owner.
    After WikiLeaks released its deluge of diplomatic cables that laid bare Washington's power-brokering across the globe, Assange became revered as a freedom-of-speech champion in many parts of Latin America, where there is strong tradition of criticizing the United States for meddling.
    Leftist nations, and others, have been increasingly turning to new partners like China and Russia in recent years.
    However, Europe and the United States are still important trade partners with the region, so Ecuador could suffer should the conflict escalate along commercial lines.
    Business leaders and analysts told Reuters this week that long-time U.S. trade benefits for the Andean country are at risk due to the Assange saga.
    - Reuters
  17. Anonymous Member

    What like "Collateral Murder"?

    Are you clinically diagnosed mental?
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  18. Anonymous Member

    I vote Manning for President & Assange for VP that's the ticket
  19. Anonymous Member

    What a fuck up that would be, think about it for longer than a sound bite.
  20. Anonymous Member

    less so than the current fuck up.
  21. Anonymous Member

    Well that's convinced me, the list of people backing Assange in this article is like a gathering of the most free thinking, kindest and world respected leaders that has ever come together. I don't know what I was thinking before, I can't wait for king Assange to make his address of the nations.
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  23. Incredulicide Member

    Who would have thought that Mendax would start World War III back when he used the break signal -- the Amiga key and the character B pressed simultaneously -- to break into Telecom's Lonsdale Exchange.
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  26. rof Member

    he should sit on that balcony all day and get tan

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  28. Anonymous Member

    What the fuck are you talking about? Seems like you guys have a little difficulty focusing on one issue long enough to resolve it. Herro is right about the U.S. State Dept actually looking pretty responsible in those leaked cables, and I find it ironic that the reason Correa is pissed at the U.S. is because the leaked cables showed what a douche he really is. The other issue, of course is the video of the helicopter attack on the civilians. We all agree that it was a very bad thing, but it was not deliberate targeting of civilians.
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  29. Anonymous Member

    What about this you tube Iraq war logs where the deaths of 66,000 civilians were killed. Information we would not have had were it not for the leaks
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  31. Lets hope than when someone mentions deaths its because people were actually killed lol
  32. Anonymous Member

    How is this relevant to what I just said?
  33. Anonymous Member

    That is one of the most self-serving and deluded pieces of crap I have ever seen. The spin on the facts is just nuts. People, you are being played!
  34. Anonymous Member

    Maybe we can get back to studying the Wikileaks data from Strafor.
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  35. Stop being a bigot just because you had bad experiences in Ecuador a million years ago.
    you're getting tiring.
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  36. And still no explanation of what these rules you speak of are or luvins :(
    You are a cold woman Ann.
  37. 5had0w5 Member

    To those who misunderstand who have been said. No god here in Anonymous, perhaps an Anon Rock Star only.

    Assange gets rock-star welcome at embassy appearance
    (AFP) – 28 minutes ago
    LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Sunday received a rapturous reception during a carefully staged appearance on the balcony of Ecuador's London embassy, where he has taken refuge for two months.
    Supporters, who numbered around 200 when Assange took to the microphone shortly after 2:00 pm local time (1300 GMT), clapped and chanted through a megaphone outside the embassy in the upmarket Knightsbridge neighbourhood.
    Around 150 of the world's press also gathered at the site to hear from the man at the centre of a diplomatic storm between Britain and Ecuador.
    As anticipation grew before Assange's appearance, the atmosphere on the street resembled a rock concert as activists cheered while former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon and the leftist intellectual Tariq Ali took to the loudspeaker.
    Messages from supporters including fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and film-maker Ken Loach were read out to the impatient public.
    As the wait dragged on, a WikiLeaks activist on the balcony started a countdown, signaling to the crowd "five minutes" then "one minute" to go.
    As the moment arrived, the small street bordering the famous Harrods department store was packed, with police forming a security cordon to contain the crowd.
    "Can you hear me?" asked the day's star turn, illiciting loud cheers from his supporters.
    The founder of the whistle-blowing website reminded the audience of the "threat" made by Britain that it could storm the embassy. He also thanked activists who maintained a constant vigil outside the building, saying "the world is watching because you are watching!"
    It was the first time in months that Assange has mobilized such crowds as support waned during his two-year failed judicial challenge to remain in Britain and avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations.
    Ironically, it seems that it was Britain's threat to invoke a 1987 law to remove Assange from the embassy which has brought the former computer hacker back into the media spotlight.
    Ecuadoran supporters outside the embassy chanted "the people united will never be defeated", and were later joined by English sympathisers.
    By uniting his cause with leftist anti-capitalist movements such as "Occupy", Assange has successfully expanded his circle of supporters.
    He also brought up the case of Pussy Riot, the Russian female punk rock group who saw three band members sentenced this week to two years in prison for singing anti-Vladimir Putin songs in a Moscow cathedral.
    However, at no time in Assange's statement, or in those of his supporters, was the Swedish case mentioned, nor did he indicate what his next move might be as he cannot leave the Ecuadoran embassy without risking arrest.
  38. Anonymous Member

    Bigoted? Assange is a caucasian just like me. Nothing to be bigoted about. My assertion is that Assange is either completely delusional or he's making shit up just to keep himself in the spotlight. Probably the latter. There is no doubt that he's using his "fan base" to make himself look more important than he is.

    There is no "witch hunt" against Assange or WL. There was no "threat" by the U.K. to enter the Ecuadoran embassy. Read the letter from the British Government. Ecuador is trying to portray itself as a brave little nation standing up against the superpowers because:
    1. They are extremely embarrassed and trying to get out of this thing without losing too much face.
    2. Correa is trying to get as much political mileage as he can out of this.
    3. I wouldn't doubt that Correa is looking for a big money payoff from the U.K., U.S. and Sweden to go away.

    When Assange is ultimately arrested, they will be able to say: "not our fault".

    Work on your language skills, then come back and we'll talk.

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