You just have to use your noodle: what's keeping UK police from arresting Assange inside the embassy? Powerful, influential governments don't honor international treaties without an incentive.
For Pete's sake, Dan Rather aired a blatently fraudulent document against a presidential candidate on national television... did anything legal happen to him? No. If someone did that in Venezuela, for example, that's life in prison with hard labor (if one survives the torture).
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"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man
We wrongly still see ourselves as true diplomats, who still care a great deal about many of these treaties that we had a large hand in shaping. Most countries today like Ecuador have the balls to question our actions, its in trend for leaders in second/third world countries to stand up to past European colonial powerhouses. Calling bluff on our threats and forcing us to immediately backtrack when greater attention is put on us. There's been cases like this since Thatcher left (I'm not a Maggy supporter, but she certainly had balls).
It seems to me like people in our government in recent years have a kind of colonial tick that comes out every now and then. We think we can behave in the way we used to and countries will lie down and accept it. They never do and we backtrack on threats we should never be making these days. Threatening to violate the sanctity of an embassy over a few pseudo rape charges?(Okay perhaps one credible one) You have to agree with solletica that there is something more to that.
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