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Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:00 AM

Julian Assange to Be Questioned by Sweden Over Rape Claim, Ecuador Says

He will be questioned at the embassy in London. Why now?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/world/europe/julian-assange-sweden-ecuador.html?_r=0

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Reply Julian Assange to Be Questioned by Sweden Over Rape Claim, Ecuador Says (Original post)
lapucelle Aug 2016 OP
JustAnotherGen Aug 2016 #1
TheBlackAdder Aug 2016 #21
lapucelle Aug 2016 #2
PoutrageFatigue Aug 2016 #3
lapucelle Aug 2016 #5
GreatCaesarsGhost Aug 2016 #4
Blue_Tires Aug 2016 #6
FarPoint Aug 2016 #7
PoutrageFatigue Aug 2016 #8
mythology Aug 2016 #9
PoutrageFatigue Aug 2016 #10
lapucelle Aug 2016 #14
lapucelle Aug 2016 #11
FarPoint Aug 2016 #15
PoutrageFatigue Aug 2016 #18
FarPoint Aug 2016 #19
PoutrageFatigue Aug 2016 #20
Warren DeMontague Aug 2016 #12
roamer65 Aug 2016 #13
joshcryer Aug 2016 #16
msanthrope Aug 2016 #17

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:07 AM

1. "Why now?"

Looks like the prosecutors have dropped their request to conduct the interview in Sweden - and with Ecuador as the 'middle point' looks like they can now proceed.




WikiLeaks has published damaging and confidential information from the United States and many other governments, and although there is no open indictment against Mr. Assange in Washington, he and his organization are the subject of an investigation.


Mr. Assange has previously offered to be questioned inside the embassy, but prosecutors had insisted until last year that he be interviewed in Sweden.

His lawyers in Sweden recently made a new appeal to drop the arrest warrant against him, citing the “passivity” of the Swedish prosecutor in trying to question him.



Did you see this?
He says he fears that if he is sent to Sweden, he will then be shipped to the United States, where he could be charged with espionage offenses.


You can commit espionage against ONE political PARTY. It appears his only 'big fish' is the DNC/Democratics/Liberals/Progressives.

Now being a thief in general? That's a horse of a different color. I don't see what his issue is. He's in bed with the Republicans and as we all know in America Republicans are thugs who always get away with everything.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 08:38 PM

21. Prediction: Sweden will question Assange, drop charges. Equador forced to release him. Prison!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:12 AM

2. If Assange ever steps out of the embassy onto a London street, won't he be facing the same problem

concerning possible extradition to the US?

My question is who is making the concession here?

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:44 AM

3. Not until the US formally requests extradition...

 

....and if he is in custody at the time, or he gets detained at a border crossing...I think...

If Sweden drops the charges I'd assume he's free to go just about anywhere, no?

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Response to PoutrageFatigue (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 09:36 AM

5. Assange claims that he hasn't returned to Sweden for questioning because he is afraid that Sweden

will allow the US to extradite him for espionage.

Today WikiLeaks (via twitter) is peddling the "Hillary calls for Obama's assassination" canard from 2008 complete with a link to the apoplectic KO call out on MSNBC.

WikiLeaks is really working hard for Trump.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0508/Hillary_cites_RFK_assasination_in_explaining_why_shes_still_in_race.html
https://twitter.com/wikileaks

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:56 AM

4. Msnbc called him Julian Sanger in their scroll this morning.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 09:40 AM

6. I'll believe it when it happens

every few months we see this headline, and every few months the Ecuadorians find some way to yank the rug or move the goalposts...

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 09:55 AM

7. Time to stop protecting, comforting and funding this obnoxious terrorist.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 11:31 AM

8. He's a terrorist now?

 

Hyperbole much?

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Response to PoutrageFatigue (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 01:22 PM

9. He's very likely a rapist and is doing his best to avoid transparency on that

 

While one can make an argument that rape is a form of terrorism on a societal level due to it's impact on women as a whole, I think for Assange it's more about his ego and being a narcissistic hypocritical piece of shit excuse for a human being.

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Response to mythology (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 04:14 PM

10. Except for when we liked him during Bush's reign of error...

 

Right?

The hyperbole helps no-one.

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Response to PoutrageFatigue (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:42 PM

14. I never liked him, and I never thought that what he was doing

was in the best interest of anyone other than himself.

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Response to PoutrageFatigue (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:37 PM

11. Assange seems to be trying to game an election.

If he succeeds, we all suffer.

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Response to PoutrageFatigue (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 05:54 AM

15. He is indeed a terrorist.

Threatening, forcing his opinion, his beliefs without credible information knowingly.... intentionally seeking harm and fear....yea, terrorist.

Another characteristic....self loathing, abuser of women...alleged rapist on the Lamb...

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 08:32 AM

18. Nice try , but no.

 

Out are you suggesting that his actions are equivalent to that of someone who say, drives a truck into a crowd of people, or blows up a bus?

Words matter. Hyperbole helps no-one.

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Response to PoutrageFatigue (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 03:04 PM

19. Same intention...same goal

Oh, different tools...terror is the outcome.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 08:16 PM

20. How many has he killed?

 

None.

Next?

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:38 PM

12. he's an anti-semite and a shitwit.

Wikileaks has decisively shown its ass.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 06:41 PM

13. Ecuador should give him two choices.

An Airline ticket to the United States or Russia.

I'm pretty sure I know which one he would pick.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 05:59 AM

16. This is highly unlikely to happen.

They'll find an excuse.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 06:50 AM

17. They always do. nt

 

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