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Re: Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum; UK Threatens to Storm Emb

Postby WildCat » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:42 am

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Bruce wrote:No, the simplest solution would be to force him to stay in Ecuador.


If he made it to Ecuador he could probably then go on to another country, such as Australia, where he is a citizen.

Where he would be extradited to Sweden.
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Re: Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum; UK Threatens to Storm Emb

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:12 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Bruce wrote:No, the simplest solution would be to force him to stay in Ecuador.


If he made it to Ecuador he could probably then go on to another country, such as Australia, where he is a citizen.

He could sleep in Carlos Swett's garage, behind the stack of boxes of paranormal hats.
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Re: UPDATE:I think the UK is really going to do it.

Postby Bruce » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:50 pm

Skeeve wrote:the UK government has indeed decided – after immense pressure from the Obama administration – to enter the Ecuadorean Embassy and seize Julian Assange.


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Bro, you should totally storm the Ecuadorean Embassy and snatch that bitch. You can't let him play you like that, yo!

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I see what you're saying, but wouldn't that be illegal?

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Re: Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum; UK Threatens to Storm Emb

Postby Skeeve » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:24 pm

Pyrrho wrote:There will be blood.

Ecuador granted him asylum. He is their problem now.


Update: Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay

QUITO/LONDON (Reuters) - Ecuador has given citizenship to Julian Assange as part of its efforts to allow the WikiLeaks founder to leave the country’s London embassy where he has been holed up for more than five years.


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Re: Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum;

Postby Pyrrho » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:24 pm

Well now he can visit Carlos Swett Salas and Latinijral.
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Re: Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum; UK Threatens to Storm Emb

Postby Nyarlathotep » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:33 pm



They cut a deal because they were tired of him sleeping on their couch and drinking all their beer.
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Re: Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum;

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:08 am

You know what's cool about Ecuador? Water goes straight down the drain there. 8)

None of your clockwise counterclockwise malarkey. :notsure:
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Re: Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum;

Postby Skeeve » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:10 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:You know what's cool about Ecuador? Water goes straight down the drain there. 8)

None of your clockwise counterclockwise malarkey. :notsure:


Hrm...well it is fairly close to the equator "1.8312° S, 78.1834° W" so...
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Re: Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum;

Postby gnome » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:43 pm

And don't even get me started on what you can do there with egg balancing at the equinox.
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Re: Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum;

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:47 pm

As has been mooted over by Shermerland, this means he's "Hispanic" now. Right?
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Re: Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum;

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:46 am

Assange gets a spanking:

Ecuador Disconnects Julian Assange From The Internet

Go to your room now, you're on a time out! :)

The government of Ecuador has cut off the Internet connection for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside its London embassy, saying that he was jeopardizing its relationships with other countries through his posts on social media.

Assange has been living in the embassy there since 2012, when he took refuge because of allegations from Sweden of sex crimes, including rape. He has feared that if he appeared in Sweden he would face extradition to the U.S., where he could be put on trial for the WikiLeaks leak of a massive trove of documents.

Last year, Sweden announced that it was dropping the rape investigation. But Assange is not in the clear, as NPR's Colin Dwyer reported, because there is still an outstanding arrest warrant for him in the U.K. for "failing to surrender in court." A judge upheld that warrant last month.


I think if he had just gone to Sweden he would probably be a free man by now, but who knows.

The source of Ecuador's recent concern appears to be a series of tweets in which Assange suggested that only "circumstantial" evidence suggests Russia is behind the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the U.K. earlier this month. That attack prompted the U.K., the U.S. and more than a dozen European nations to expel Russian officials from their countries.


Yeah, and Assange is not a Russian puppet. :wink:

I wonder if he's going to die in that embassy an old man?
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Re: Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum;

Postby Doctor X » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:14 am

I am having a hard time finding sympathy for him.

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