April 16, 2019
The fact that the topic of the death penalty ever came up is absolutely insane.
The indictment that the feds released alleges that Julian Assange might have helped Bradley Manning hack something, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of 5 years.
In actual reality, what he allegedly did was ask Manning if he had any more documents, which they’re saying is abetting a hacker or something. It is all fake and gay boomer nonsense.
But what on earth could they execute him for? How did this even enter the discussion?
After nearly seven years essentially trapped inside Ecuador’s embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had become an expensive bother to his hosts – they wanted him out.
“They were over him, he was a big nuisance,” one senior U.S. official told ABC News. “They were saying ‘This is too much. How do we get him out?’”
Yes, he was skateboarding.
He is a rascally Dennis the Menace type figure.
Which is why Ecuador’s chief cripple broke international law and terminated political asylum after granting it.
It had nothing to do with the lobbying by the US government or the $4 billion from the IMF.
But revoking his diplomatic asylum at a time when he was wanted by the United States for his alleged role in hacking and publicizing some of the nation’s most sensitive government secrets would come only after covert, back-channel negotiations, ABC News has learned.
The process of moving Assange out of the Ecuadorian Embassy started a year ago, on March 7, 2018, when the Ecuadorians made their first request to the U.K.: a letter asking for written assurances that the U.K. would not extradite Assange to a country where he could face the death penalty, according to the Ecuadorian Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo.
Ecuador’s direct outreach to the U.S. came six months later, through the country’s ambassador to Germany, Manuel Mejia Dalmau, according to U.S. and Ecuadorian officials. Dalmau sought a private “emergency meeting” in Berlin with the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, viewed as one of President Donald Trump’s closest envoys in Europe, the officials said.
Ecuador reached out to the US because they wanted to get rid of Assange because his skateboarding had become an international diplomatic crisis.
At the time, Dalmau said Ecuador was spending between $30,000 and $35,000 per month to house Assange because of his need for extra security and his demands for extra space within the embassy, according to a senior U.S. official, who was not authorized to discuss the issue on the record.
The Latin American country said it has spent $10 million on Assange, including medical expenses, legal counsel, food and laundry since 2012 when Assange first sought asylum from Sweden where he was the subject of a rape investigation – an inquiry he has claimed was politically motivated. Prosecutors in Sweden on Thursday announced they intended to re-open the investigation.
Assange’s presence was also creating a squeeze on the Ecuador’s London facilities, forcing officials there to rent additional offices for an expanding diplomatic staff because Assange took up so much space.
He needed the extra space to build a half-pipe so he could hang ten.
The challenge the Ecuadorans faced in turning him over to British officials, though, was the prospect of Assange facing the death penalty, which Ecuador strongly opposes. Dalmau was blunt in his request, according to U.S. and Ecuadorian officials.
During one meeting, Dalmau asked whether the U.S. would commit to not putting Assange to death, according to a senior US. official.
Grenell then contacted the U.S Justice Department to see if he could provide assurances that the U.S. government would not seek the death penalty. According to the senior U.S. official, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein consented. That enabled Grenell to make the pledge. The agreement between the U.S. and Ecuador was a verbal one, according to a source in the Ecuadoran government.
I don’t think that anyone thought they were going to execute him.
The reason people are generally against extradition to the US is that the US tortures people, in particularly they torture political dissidents.
Solitary confinement is a known punishment the US government uses against its political prisoners, and this is a recognized form of torture that is in fact much more brutal than waterboarding, electric shock or poking someone with needles. If you put someone in solitary confinement and deny them reading material – which is a standard US practice – their brain actually shrinks.
This is not controversial.
Studies have been done, the brain can shrink up to 20%. The US government knows this and they do it anyway. Because the US government is a brutal, oppressive regime run by brutal, oppressive Jews.
When Rod Rosenstein promised not to murder Julian Assange, he was no doubt smiling and thinking “he’s going to wish we would kill him, be we won’t.”