Assange’s Case: A line between the American Empire and the rest of the world

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“Well, this is a classic case of what has changed over the last 20 years. And that is simply that the shape of the world is now empire vs. the rest of you. What I say here now is that Caesar has spoken. Caesar is the law. Caesar is the United States and the satraps overseas – the UK in the first instance, and now Sweden in the other, do the bidding of the empire. The country that has refused to do the bidding of the empire, Ecuador, is playing a very interesting role here. Their foreign minister said this morning that “we are not a British colony, and the days of colonialism are over. So what we see here is a playing out of the fact that there is a complete disrespect for international law.(…) This is unprecedented.”Ray McGovern, former CIA officer (1)

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BREAKING NEWS: Julian Assange asks for Political Asylum in Ecuador

“As Mr. Assange is in the Ecuadorian embassy,
he is on diplomatic territory
and  beyond the reach of the British police,”
the Foreign Office said as cited by Sky News.

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Ecuador is studying and analyzing the request.
Ricardo Patino
, Ecuador’s foreign minister

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