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    Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official

    Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has agreed to give Julian Assangeasylum, officials within Ecuador's government have said.
    Ecuador's foreign minister Ricardo Patiño indicated that the president would reveal his answer once the Olympic Games were over. But it remains unclear if giving Assange asylum will allow him to leave Britain and fly to Ecuador, or amounts to little more than a symbolic gesture. At the moment he faces the prospect of arrest as soon as he leaves the embassy for breaching his bail conditions.
    "For Mr Assange to leave England, he should have a safe pass from the British [government]. Will that be possible? That's an issue we have to take into account," Patino told Reuters on Tuesday.
    Government sources in Quito confirmed that despite the outstanding legal issues Correa would grant Assange asylum – a move which would annoy Britain, the US and Sweden. They added that the offer was made to Assange several months ago, well before he sought refuge in the embassy, and following confidential negotiations with senior London embassy staff.


    Read more @: Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Great move for freedom and transparency on Ecuadors part! Now hopefully Assange can find some safe way to get from GB and to Ecuador!


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    Re: Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official

    What the hell is up with the [R.I.P.] tag? Is Assange dead? Do did somebody put a bullet in that scumbag's head? Was he killed in a 'accident'? There is no reason what so ever to use a RIP tag for a living person.
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    Re: Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What the hell is up with the [R.I.P.] tag? Is Assange dead? Do did somebody put a bullet in that scumbag's head? Was he killed in a 'accident'? There is no reason what so ever to use a RIP tag for a living person.
    I have no idea why the RIP is on there..


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    Re: Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official

    Good. No one should be locking up journalists for the act of journalism. They provide an all-too-important check on tyrannical abuses of government power. It's ridiculous that Assange has had to go through all of this. Every criticism that was levied at him about the potential dangers of the information he published turned out to be false. No troop positions were endangered. No nation's security was endangered. But overconfident governments discovered that they cannot act with impunity. How is this a bad thing? Why does a socialist have to defend checks on government power by a private citizen to conservatives?
    Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.

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    Re: Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What the hell is up with the [R.I.P.] tag? Is Assange dead? Do did somebody put a bullet in that scumbag's head? Was he killed in a 'accident'? There is no reason what so ever to use a RIP tag for a living person.
    a good hit team could intercept that turd..

    I can think of dozens of SF guys who would love to get the assignment

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    Re: Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official

    He will never be allowed to leave England. It's that simple. It's a purely theatrical move and nothing more. Assange will get what's coming to him, and he's not going to enjoy it. Just like his accomplice here in the US will. Maybe it will help people in the future figure out that State Secrets are supposed to be exactly that.

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    Re: Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official

    A little research on Rafael Correae and it doesn't surprise me that he would pull a stunt like this.

    "Socialism will continue. The Ecuadorian people voted for that. We are going to emphasize this fight for social justice, for regional justice. We are going to continue the fight to eliminate all forms of workplace exploitation within our socialist conviction: the supremacy of human work over capital. Nobody is in any doubt that our preferential option is for the poorest people, we are here because of them. Hasta la victoria siempre! (Until the eternal victory)"

    — Rafael Correa, April 30, 2009[49]


    He announced that the country would default on over $3 billion worth of bonds


    "Critics charge Correa with running a campaign against the independence of the media.[9][10][11] Among other actions, Correa brought a libel case against the newspaper El Universo and won damages of $40 million, confirmed by the National Court of Justice (Ecuador's highest court) as of 16 February 2012. The court also confirmed three-year prison sentences against a journalist and three executives of the newspaper"


    "During Rafael Correa's tenure as presidency he took some radical alternative steps to change the course of Ecuador's relations with the rest of the world. Amongst these were economic moves to correct Ecuador's debt imbalance, a distancing from the United States, a rift with its northern neighbour Colombia, and a strengthening of ties with ALBA (including Venezuela and Bolivia), as well as Iran."

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    Re: Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    a good hit team could intercept that turd..

    I can think of dozens of SF guys who would love to get the assignment
    Yes. Retarded attitudes like this is exactly why people like Assange are important.

    Hate to break it to you champ, but Governments are supposed to abide by the law too. Things like Wikileaks help to remind them of that.

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    Re: Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I have no idea why the RIP is on there..
    You're the one who made the thread.The purpose of the [RIP] tag is to make sure posters do not speak negative about the deceased person who is the subject of the thread. Sometimes posters try to use this tag for the living so that posters do not speak negative about the person who is the subject of the thread.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Good. No one should be locking up journalists for the act of journalism.
    Who is being locked up for an act of journalism? All I see is a fugative being assisted in escaping a lawful extradition request.

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