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Offline Alan Taylor

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The End Game Approaches As #Assange Struggles To Remain Relevant



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Prosecutor Ny has at last agreed to interview Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK. This has effectively called Assange's bluff, and has removed the obstacle that was preventing him from being charged, and extradited to Sweden. However, those of us that have been following the Assange saga realised long ago that the questioning issue was only one of his constructs to avoid deportation.

Assange himself has publicly stated that even if Sweden dropped the case he would not leave the embassy, citing his fear of extradition to the United States. However, the United States Government has publicly stated that they have no interest in extraditing him.
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This is in spite of the glaring fact that publishers like Greenwald, Poitras, Gellman, are all people that published tons of US classified materials from Snowden walking around free as birds without any problems.... (From Riney below)

Assange then trumpets the ongoing FBI investigation, and a mythical sealed indictment against him. It's interesting to note that John Lennon's FBI files remained open for decades. Lennon did not live in fear and let it rule his life; Assange does.

Now Assange demands to see the prosecutors file BEFORE his interview and possible charges... many believe that Baltasar Garzón a Spanish judge disbarred for corruption whilst in public office is advising him on this matter..

The piece below arrived at www.wikiwatch.org.uk laying out the end game for Assange, and some of the possible permutations.

However Assange tries to spin this; his current situation can hardly be seen as a tremendous victory..

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With the statute of limitations coming into effect shortly, we are - one
way or another - entering the end game for most of the charges against
Julian Assange.

The other major shift has been the prosecutor announcing that they
would be willing interview Assange in London.

The Prosecutor's office has been appalling, all the way through this
fiasco, when it comes to informing the public of the legal processes.
Serious professionals and brilliant legal minds that they no doubt are,
they seem to completely fail to grip how the politics of things like
this work. And, with their suspect being granted Diplomatic Immunity
by Ecuador, politics is indisputably a major factor in this legal case.

There is only one way that the Swedish authorities can come out of this
looking good and have any chance of completing their procedure: they
must come to London as soon as possible. They must stand outside the
Embassy, and announce that they are there, at Mr Assange's invitation,
to conduct the interview.

The press must see them standing there, and they must see Mr Assange
refusing to be interviewed. When asked why, he will have to tell them
that he wants to see all the evidence against him. The Prosecutor can
then explain that nowhere in the world does a suspect (or even a
witness) get to see all the other statements and evidence before they
answer questions of their own: for obvious reasons. But that, should
he be formally indicted, he will of course have full access. As is the
correct process in Sweden, the UK, the USA, and elsewhere.

And in London they must remain. Waiting, patiently, for as long as
necessary, for the audience to be granted. Perhaps with a daily visit to
the embassy, around 10am, to see if the situation has changed.

It would really be that simple. With the authorities there, in person,
being denied access, and able to explain on the spot exactly what
Assange's demands are and why they are not being met, Assange's
position would quickly become untenable.

With the facts in full public view, even the die-hard supporters would
be unable to continue to defend Assange's actions.

More importantly, the Ecuadorian protection would be very difficult to
maintain with the Swedish authorities waiting, in person, for the
offer to be completed. Even the Ecuadorians would find it difficult to
spin that one, and they would certainly have to reconsider their offer
of asylum once Assange openly refused to carry through on the offer to
be interviewed (in complete safety and without risk of arrest or
indictment) for no good reason.

If the Swedes balk at the expense of such a trip, then they may wish to
examine the expenses of the London police force, which continue to mount
every day. They should be doing everything in their power to resolve the
situation, and their not being in London has now become inexcusable.

So if the Swedish authorities want to talk to Julian Assange, they
should be boarding a plane to London: regardless of whether both sides
have yet agreed to the conditions. If there's one thing that this case
has shown very clearly, it is that Assange will never willingly agree
to any situation which might see him charged for the allegations
against him. To think otherwise is not just wishful thinking: it is
ignoring all of his behaviour from when he first left Sweden in 2010:
on the very day that this interview was first scheduled to occur.

Eof
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« Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 17:38:06 PM by Alan Taylor »

Offline Riney

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Re: The End Game Approaches As #Assange Struggles To Remain Relevant
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2015, 15:23:38 PM »
I am very interested in seeing how this game plays out. Assange's defiance and self righteous stances are going to get the best of him at this juncture. This new development without a doubt will help expose his inability to accept criticism and conform to some of the most basic laws that we all are subject to, the ones he thinks do not apply to him. 

    Even his own adult son has shed some light on Assange's inability to comply with authorities...



source:  https://twitter.com/SandraEckersley/status/581379317659123713


   This is going to be and interesting drama to watch play out indeed..
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage" Anais Nin .. and yet we must arm ourselves with fear

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Re: The End Game Approaches As #Assange Struggles To Remain Relevant
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 12:08:33 PM »
just for the notes about Sweden and "Whistleblowing" there are some rumors Joseph Snowden wants to visit Sweden -

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/snowden-schweden-verhandeln-in-moskau-ueber-asyl-a-1025976.html

this would be a massive impact about the whole Assange case if the guy travels safe from his hometown to sweden and back..
Assange fears the Pigeon.

https://goo.gl/QjIHja

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Re: The End Game Approaches As #Assange Struggles To Remain Relevant
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 17:31:31 PM »
Let's do a comparison here... Ed Snowden did an enormous leak of US Government secrets, he leaked them to several journalist that became the publishers of the information. Those journalist are free, they come and go from the US as they please with some inspections that are annoying at best. 

  Yet Julian Assange who is only a publisher, not a leaker, claims that because his website published leaks from Manning, the US is trying to extradite him as soon as they can get their hands on him. He is playing that con for all it is worth in my opinion.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage" Anais Nin .. and yet we must arm ourselves with fear

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Re: The End Game Approaches As #Assange Struggles To Remain Relevant
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2015, 19:08:18 PM »
Well If really Snowden will visit a whatever European country without being extradited to US, then Assange will nomore be able to use the US ongoing investigatinon over Wikileaks as an excuse to avoid being questioned about his Swedish case.

And, anyway, even if the US investigation was so dangerous for him, it has nothing to do with accusations of sexual abuses pending on his head.

Given the last developments with the Swedish prosecutor agreing to question him in London, in the Ecuadorian embassy, and himself:

- refusing to do the DNA test
- pretending to be shown all the data on his case before being even questioned 

I think Julian is definitively afraid of 2 women.
And of being charged for not using a condom when requested.

... And in case the US investigation will charge him of anything like terrorism, Ecuador has counterterrorism agreements with the US too, as well as many other states.

I don't think Assange's refusal to face the interrogation has Anything to do with the US. It has instad something to do with the fear of having his reputation ruined... But it is already ruined by his behaviour vs ex Supporters so... Better he faces the case: he will not put foot outside the embassy in Any case even if charged. Nothing will change.

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Re: The End Game Approaches As #Assange Struggles To Remain Relevant
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2015, 16:48:01 PM »
This end game truly is approaching for Assange at this time in my opinion. Let's look at what things he is currently facing...

  Snowden is doing well with Swedish MPs, even to the point of being given awards for whistle blowing, something that shoots Assange's credibility down the tubes... 

  After years and years of insisting that he would fully cooperate with the Swedish Prosecutor to question him at the embassy in London, when they finally agree to, he is doing everything but cooperating....

  After years of insisting that the US is covertly plotting to extradite Assange to the US for publishing US classified material, publishers like Greenwald, Poitras, Gellman, are all people that published tons of US classified materials from Snowden walking around free as birds without any problems....

  I could probably go on and on, but there is no doubt to me, Assange's lies are adding up and up. It is only a matter of time before this castle made of sand slips into the sea. I keep seeing all the tweets and comments by hard core Assange cultist, defying all reasonable doubts.  I would never bother with them. They are crazy, delusional even. They are so wrong on so many levels, and for what I care, they can stay wrong.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage" Anais Nin .. and yet we must arm ourselves with fear

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Re: The End Game Approaches As #Assange Struggles To Remain Relevant
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2015, 18:30:26 PM »
turn on the youtube-radio in the embassy and celebrate the endgame with this song @wikileaks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrpS69H1RRU
Assange fears the Pigeon.

https://goo.gl/QjIHja