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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 01:20 PM

4. You seem to accept that the extradition is a case of venal pay-for-play by Ecuador with Balarus

That appears to be circumstantially possible, of course, but it could be that there's no direct connection between the bilateral trade deal and the move to extradite him. I doubt if the volume of trade between the two countries will actually be very great. There may well be other factors, such a geopolitical alliances, at work here.

Given the leftward tilt of much of Latin and South America, Russia and its allies may be making a play, and this guy seems to have pissed them off much in the same way that Assange did the US and its strategic partners.

Not saying that extraditing someone for political reasons is any better than commercial ones, just that the Ecuador's motives aren't necessarily purely venal.

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