Many liberals love Julian Assange because they hate America and he disclosed top secret American documents. How many people died because of what Julian Assange did? We don’t know for sure and intelligence agencies around the world have reason to stay quiet about it, but we do know he put information out that should have enabled repressive governments to identify spies and enemies of the regime.
The furor over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s future entered stalemate mode Friday as he remained holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy, his home for nearly two months, following an extraordinary display of brinkmanship between Britain and the South American country.
The lanky Australian is the subject of an international tug-of-war, with Swedish prosecutors seeking to question him about alleged sexual misconduct and Britain refusing to let him travel to Ecuador even though that South American country has offered him asylum.
Britain says it can’t allow Assange safe passage because of the European arrest warrant demanding his return to Sweden — and has said it may use a little-known law to revoke the Ecuadorean embassy’s status so that Assange could be taken into custody and extradited to Sweden.
…Amid the ferment, two Swedish women accused him of sexual assault; Assange, who denies wrongdoing, has been fighting extradition to Sweden ever since.
Assange’s supporters are raising holy hell about the British wanting to capture Assange, but at this point, what they’re opposing is Assange having to go on trial for sexual assault. Granted, those are not the only charges that Assange will eventually face, but when you make espionage your stock and trade, you shouldn’t be surprised if the governments you try to hurt push back. One way or the other, Julian Assange is going to be made an example of, and that’s exactly how it should be.