I really do wonder what it is with this Julian Assange bloke:
In a separate statement, WikiLeaks condemned the “menacing show of force” by police and said any transgression against the “sanctity” of the embassy would be a “shameful act”.
Mr Assange himself said: “I am grateful to the Ecuadorean people, President Rafael Correa and his government. It was not Britain or my home country, Australia, that stood up to protect me from persecution, but a courageous, independent Latin American nation.
“While today is a historic victory, our struggles have just begun. The unprecedented US investigation against WikiLeaks must be stopped.”
Vaughan Smith, who posted bail for Assange and previously offered him sanctuary at his home, Ellingham Hall, in Norfolk, said he was “delighted” with Ecuador’s decision “I think it’s fantastic,” he said. “I can’t believe we’re really going to enter the embassy (and arrest him). I think that would be disproportionate.
“Maybe now is a good time to reflect and get used to the idea that someone has got political asylum in London.”
The usual line ups seem to have been reversed. Bloke wanted for questioning on sexual assault charges (as well as rape, no?) is the hero of the stupid left.
Is the ability to thumb one’s nose at the US really such a powerful motivator to produce that result?
I assume it is because I can’t see any other reason for what so many people are doing.