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Socialists Turn On Julian Assange

Ecuador is likely to hand him off to the Islamic State of Britain in the days to come

Credit: REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud/Files

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been the world’s most dangerous man for years as he releases compromising information about the power elite, but his nearly 12 year run is likely coming to an end. He has made too many enemies and now the country shielding him from punishment is likely to hand him over to the British authorities.

The new President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, is not a fan of Assange. He calls Assange a “hacker”, an “inherited problem” and a “stone in the shoe.” Ecuador cut off Assange from the outside world earlier in the year, making his “arbitrary detention” in the London embassy that much worse. He has been there in confinement for six years now requesting asylum following trumped up charges.

The UK government as well as the US government is looking to make an example of Assange. Sir Alan Duncan, the British Foreign Office minister, is leading the effort to remove Assange from the embassy into British custody. Trump’s administration is in the same boat, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions being particularly hostile to Assange and WikiLeaks.

Meanwhile, Edward Snowden is living it up in Mother Russia despite the “intelligence community” desperately wanting to get their hands on him. Perhaps Julian Assange would have been smarter to appeal to the world’s most bold, impressive and fearless political leader – Vladimir Putin – for asylum. The Ecuadorian socialists will not stand strong under the pressure, but Putin always will.

Written by Shane Trejo

Shane Trejo is a contributing editor to The Schpiel.

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