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WikiLeaks founder seeks asylum at Ecuador embassy in London

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I wish him luck, but dude, next time just use a condom with new partners, geesh.

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I wish him nothing but agony. The guy is a jerk, I have absolutely no sympathy for this scum.

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The guy strikes me as a slimeball.

Act first, then genius-think about how to get out of the consequences of your actions later.

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Looks like he found a new way to get into the headlines.

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The Establishment always goes after whistleblowers. Unless, of course, the leak is a controlled one.

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The only whistle he blew was his own. He broke every inviolable diplomatic code and embarrassed a lot of people, and for what?

Other than reading secret diplomatic cables that we would normally never be privy to, what shocking truths have come to light?

I'm guessing he realizes the American machine will suck him from Britain to Sweden then on to a nice cell for the rest of his life, safely in anonymity where he belongs - so he's acting out an contingency stay out of jail plan.

Which is hiding in South America.

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Herve, the very strong suspicion is that he is simply wanting to escape the wrath of the two good ladies in Sweden who are blowing the whistle on him.

He insults Europe and the Swedish with his suggestion that they might hand him over to the United States.

He insults women with his assertion that he is willing to go back to answer rape charges in Sweden, and then does all in his power to avoid just that.

He insults the UK by making out that their justice system is no good when they have repeatedly given him the benefit of the doubt with new retrials, and then refuses to accept the judgements.

And now, just when he is running out of options, he throws himself upon the good nature of Ecuador to look after him and his interests.

Julian, just go to Sweden and in return get them to give a public promise they will not hand you over to the US. Simple.

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From HRW: "Ecuador’s laws restrict freedom of expression, and government officials, including Correa, use these laws against his critics. "

I'm guessing it took the whistleblower and self-proclaimed "champion of free and open information" all of 3 seconds to brush that aside to save his ass from rape charges. Irony explodes.

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Other than reading secret diplomatic cables that we would normally never be privy to, what shocking truths have come to light?

Details about the oppressive regime in Tunisia, which the U.S. and France supported, and the release of those details led to the Tunisian revolution and the dismantling of a police state.

Some people just consistently undervalue the truth and think certain people should be able to lie and hide anything they want from the people they are supposed to represent.

Without Wikileaks, the people of Tunisia would probably still be living in that oppressive police state. And you would sit there in France ignorant of their plight, still hating Assange but for other reasons I am sure you could conjure.

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Act first, then genius-think about how to get out of the consequences of your actions later.

Sort of like the women who happily took him to bed, then later filed rape charges?

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he is simply wanting to escape the wrath of the two good ladies in Sweden who are blowing the whistle on him.

Good ladies? I think they are ladies about as much as Assange is a gentleman! A gentleman would have worn a condom in those circumstances and a lady would not have pressed rape charges in those circumstances!

The charges against Assange are preposterous and only in Sweden would anyone call it rape. I would sooner send a homosexual back to Iran to answer to charges of sodomy!

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Run scurry and hide you scared RAT Assange, the first three letters of his name dscribe him to a T.

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My guess is he has lots of blood on his hands, letting secrets out about American and NATO troops in war areas?? Idiot!

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Where do I start on this topic? Assange lost my sympathy a long time ago, when he started ludicrously claiming that the Swedish justice system (notable as one of the most liberal and impartial systems in the whole World) would not treat him fairly - even though he is resisting extradition merely to face questioning, not trial. If he is innocent, he has nothing to fear. Just like phony greens Sea "Shepherd", however, he preferred to try and turn himself into a poster boy for persecution. Most people don't seem to be buying that any more, though.

Now THIS. Even his puzzled supporters must agree, it's pretty ironic that he is asking for refuge from a country which has an absymal record in both human rights and freedom of speech. This is also a man with sufficient brass neck to complain about HIS privacy while heading an organization that recklessly released information that could put other people's lives at risk. You really couldn't make this stuff up.

I hope that the TV cameras are there when they kick him out of the Embassy's front door

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"Without Wikileaks, the people of Tunisia would probably still be living in that oppressive police state."

It was started by a protesters self-immolation not wikileaks.

"And you would sit there in France ignorant of their plight"

Ahh, would you let me know who you used to be so I can put that into perspective?

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He likes to present himself as a champion to the people by revealing secret documents, but all he is doing is getting more people killed by revealing sources. It's amazing how he wasn't in need of "political asylum" until his legal avenues dried up. A worm of extremely low calibre.

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If and when he leaves the embassy he will be arrested for breaking his bail conditions. His "team" were taken by surprise by his action.

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Not to excuse Mr. Assange, but every Security Manger in the USA government needs to take a bite of this smelly biscuit. Any one in the Defense, Foreign Affairs or Home Security Office that had the remotest link to this loss of national security information should be barred for life from even walking Obama's dog.

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