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johnhemming2



Joined: 30 Jun 2015
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UndercoverElephant wrote:
Nobody believe you, John. Not even you.
Are you really trying to deny that he was wandering around the UK whilst his case about extradition to Sweden went through the levels of courts.

If the USA had wanted to extradite him the time to apply for this was whilst he was trying to avoid doing to Sweden.

Let us understand the issue that is supposed to give rise to a secret threat of extradition from Sweden. The issue is about the publication of material leaked by the USA military member now called Chelsea Manning who is not in prison because of being pardoned by Obama.

I accept that the situation is now more threatening because of Trump. However, it really cannot be the situation that the person who only put the material on the internet was more at fault according to the US system than the person who actually leaked the material from the military.

He should have left the embassy before Trump came into power. I have not looked at the details sufficiently since them to have a proper view as to what the US might do. It is considerably less predicatable.
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UndercoverElephant



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I know is this: Assange is not holed up in that embassy because he's scared of anything else but being hauled in front of a US kangaroo court and being made an example of "this is what happens to people who publish leaked information about US war crimes". It is a display of brute political force, designed to send a singular message: "America controls the world. Mess with us, and we will **** you up. Forget international law, or morality; we can **** you up, and that is what we will do."

The rest is irrelevant.
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johnhemming2



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UndercoverElephant wrote:
All I know is this:

That is your belief.

I think Assange made a misjudgment when he went into the embassy from being at liberty in the UK.

We have now moved on and I accept that Trump is more of a threat to him. How much more is another issue and I am not inclined to research this.
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