Mon Aug 20, 2012, 07:39 AM
Are_grits_groceries (15,536 posts)
To those insisting that Assange would be accorded the full protections of the
laws set by governments involved, i have one thing to say:
They will walk over any and all laws and precedents involved to do gawd knows what. If it goes to court, he will remain in gawd knows where in full violation of whatever laws are applicable.
The US has shown that they have selective justice for different people. Congress even helps with their suspect laws. There is no rhyme or reason or any steps that can be followed to undertand what process he will go through.
We are in an 'Alice In Guantanamo' world with no end in sight. Send in the drones. Don't bother. They're here.
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Mon Aug 20, 2012, 10:50 AM
jeff47 (14,026 posts)
2. Could you guys get your story straight first?
Option 1: Assange is too high-profile for rendition or other extra-judicial porcesses, so he'll be extradited to the US.
Problem: Assange hasn't broken any US laws. Can't extradite without a law being broken. If you are going to claim they will make one up, you're under Option 2 below.
Option 2: Assange will be sent directly from Sweden to the US because our evil government is gonna walk all over due process.
Problem: Why wait for Sweden? It's lots easier to take Assange from the UK, since they're extremely friendly to US. Or Australia, where he was before travelling to the UK. So why wait for him to go to Sweden?
Option 3: If Assange goes to Sweden and gets cleared, they'll throw him out of the country and the US will get him!
Problem: Why does he have to board a plane for the US? There are flights to other countries from Sweden.
Option 4: This was all a set up! It's a honeypot!!
Problem: Why would the honeypot be this inept? The story coming from Sweden isn't extremely clear-cut, and requires learning all sorts of details about the Swedish judicial system to understand what's going on. If you were setting up a honeypot, you'd create far more clear-cut victims, with nice fresh bruises and sobbing on-camera.
Assange's defenders have tossed out all of the above over the last couple weeks. It would be nice if you guys could settle on a narrative instead of throwing everything you can think of at the wall to see what sticks.