Julian Assange Asylum: Ecuador is Right to Stand Up to the US

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When telling the truth becomes an act of terrorism in the eyes of the USA government is it FINALLY time to stand up to the Obama admin and say Enough!

Quit shredding the constitution -

Quit prosecuting the media - at least the media doing its JOB and acting Independent and not just printing what the government wants them to print.

And the Obama admin has no problem releasing classified material and info when it makes them look good - but when it shows the USA to be rank hypocrites and anti-freedom then telling the Truth and acting as an Independent member of the media is an act of Terrorism.

We need all Americans - including democrats to stand up and tell Obama admin to STOP.

But as I see on this website democrats are AFRAID to stand up to their president - afraid it may empower Romney - don't worry -I'm pretty sure there is No Daylight between the Obama and the Romney Policy on freedom of the press and wikileaks?

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/08/16-2

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Sounds like OPSEC is here.

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Buy something made in Ecuador! Wish I could find something.

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It was a warning meant to remind Ecuador that Britain's patience has limits. But as the stalemate over Julian Assange settled, it appeared London's veiled threat that it could storm Ecuador's embassy and drag Assange out has backfired - drawing supporters to the mission where the WikiLeaks founder is holed up and prompting angry denunciations from Ecuador and elsewhere.

Experts and ex-diplomats say Britain's Foreign Office, which warned Ecuador of a little known law that would allow it to side-step usual diplomatic protocols, messed up by issuing a threat it couldn't back up.

"It was a big mistake," said former British ambassador Oliver Miles. "It puts the British government in the position of asking for something illegitimate."

Britain's warning was carried in a set of notes delivered to Ecuadorean diplomats Wednesday as they tried to negotiate an agreement over Assange, who has spent nearly two months holed up at the Latin American nation's London mission in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he's wanted over allegations of sexual assault.

The notes, published by Britain on Thursday, said ominously that keeping Assange at the embassy was incompatible with international law. They added: "You should be aware that there is a legal basis in the U.K. - the Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act - which would allow us to take action to arrest Mr. Assange in the current premises of the embassy."

Britain passed the law in 1987, after a deadly shooting in 1984 in which a Libyan diplomat opened fire on demonstrators from within his country's London embassy, killing a British police officer.

The Ecuadoreans were outraged by the notes, accusing Britain of threatening to assault their embassy and calling a crisis meeting of the Union of South American Nations. The ripples from the controversy continued to spread Friday, with Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs saying in a brief message posted to Twitter that the issue raised questions about diplomatic protections.

Britain's Foreign Office insists its missive was "not a threat," something that Miles dismissed with a laugh.

"If I tell you, ‘I'm not threatening you but I DO have a very large stick here,' it's a question of semantics," he said.

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Quote Scappoose:

When telling the truth becomes an act of terrorism in the eyes of the USA government is it FINALLY time to stand up to the Obama admin and say Enough!

Quit shredding the constitution -

Quit prosecuting the media - at least the media doing its JOB and acting Independent and not just printing what the government wants them to print.

And the Obama admin has no problem releasing classified material and info when it makes them look good - but when it shows the USA to be rank hypocrites and anti-freedom then telling the Truth and acting as an Independent member of the media is an act of Terrorism.

We need all Americans - including democrats to stand up and tell Obama admin to STOP.

But as I see on this website democrats are AFRAID to stand up to their president - afraid it may empower Romney - don't worry -I'm pretty sure there is No Daylight between the Obama and the Romney Policy on freedom of the press and wikileaks?

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/08/16-2

It's all Obama's fault, he's the anti-Christ and the devil.

Assange would never have been bothered if Bush was still President. That was when freedom rang its little bells every day.

Ruin Obama! Destroy him, before he does any more damage to Bush's grand fascist vision. We were making big bucks back then, all we needed was a flag and a cross and we got government jobs that paid great.

If Obama wins, all that money will go back to the government in taxes, penalties, and assett seizure.

Can't any of you right wing fuchs find a way to annihilate this Obama character?

Turn the nation against him, quick!

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"To: Luke Allnutt <AllnuttL[at]rferl.org>
Date: 03:33 PM, 8/14/2012
Re: interview request

This site provides a variety of "fake sites operated by officials to sting, fail, confuse and stigmatize:"

http://leakdirectory.org/index.php/Leak_Site_Directory

This paper proposes official fake sites as well using the manipulative term "responsible disclosure:"

http://cryptome.org/2012/08/whistleblowing-wl-world.htm

The US Freedom of Information program is a fake official disclosure mechanism.

Press offices of government agencies, corporations and organizations are fake leak sites.

Best regards,

John and Deborah"

http://cryptome.org/

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