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Thread: Ecuador grants citizenship to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent 5 year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Are they? A minute ago the prosecutor was nuts. What happened with that?
    As I said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamewell45 View Post
    Interesting; I never realized that countries that you have an embassy in had the right to tell any country who can and cannot have diplomatic status. There is something fundamentally wrong with that concept in my opinion.
    Otherwise terrorists would all be claiming diplomatic immunity, after their crimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grokmaster View Post
    Otherwise terrorists would all be claiming diplomatic immunity, after their crimes.
    You make a very good point.
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    Ecuador is not an America friendly country. They have been trying to create a South American trading group, similar to the EU and all of the countries that are sycophants to the US are blocking the process. I'm not surprised that they chose to poke America in the eye. I work closely with an Ecuadorian who is a recent immigrant and she has explained the political atmosphere in Ecuador.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    His choice to avoid a trial. His choice, his hard luck.
    A farce of a trial concocted by corrupt elites hellbent on suppressing the truth, perhaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    I have yet to see anything which says the charge was actually dropped.
    There was never a "charge" in the first place. Assange was only wanted for questioning by the Swedish authorities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    They have discontinued the active investigation because they have exhausted all avenues and have no access to the accused.
    You are misinformed.

    They already "accessed" Assange when they questioned him at the Embassy: Assange Is Questioned in London Over Rape Accusation in Sweden

    The investigation was ended because it was a dead-end based on nothing substantial. It was all a transparent pretext to get Assange extradited to the US.
    Last edited by Ethereal; 01-12-2018 at 12:11 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    You are misinformed.

    They already "accessed" Assange when they questioned him at the Embassy: Assange Is Questioned in London Over Rape Accusation in Sweden

    The investigation was ended because it was a dead-end based on nothing substantial. It was all a transparent pretext to get Assange extradited to the US.
    I appreciate your desire for that to be true, however all available information fails to support your claim.
    I don't insult, I diagnose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The charges were dubious.
    I never hear anything about those rape charges!Anyone?
    How credible are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    There was never a "charge" in the first place. Assange was only wanted for questioning by the Swedish authorities.
    Not true.

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