As you know, we all at diablog are a bit older. Some more so, Glynsky is rumored to go back all the way to ancient Roman days. Some less so, like me. But over all, we have been around for a while.
One of the duties of older people is to provide historical references and put things into perspective, when common sense gets lost. And in the case of Julian Assange, both is needed, references as well as common – or rather – human sense.
Will you follow me?
First let’s take a few steps back and put things in perspective.
– a young man from Australia
– for whom Sweden issued an absurd arrest warrant for a second (!) questioning (Mr. Assange is not charged with, much less convicted of anything.)
– who is being held in the UK
– and against whom the USA is building not so secretly some equally absurd cases.
What a crazy scenario right there.
Did Assange kill anyone? No.
Did he break any known, common laws? No. Sorry, Sweden, your trumped up crap is a joke, as your own legal experts concluded the first time.
Now he applied for and was granted asylum in Ecuador.
And the politicians and lawyers are running amok.
The UK Secretary of State, Mr Hague, is idiotic enough to threaten Ecuador with invading its embassy. For this? Mr. Hague, did you ask your diplomats around the world, how well they are sleeping now?
If Churchill was still alive, he would give you the well deserved spanking over the knee for your childish, unprofessional behavior. Since Churchill is dead, I award you our Idiot of the Day medal. You deserve it.
We have a bunch of inflated egos, involved in an international pissing contest.
Clearly, common sense was lost a while ago.
So much for perspective.
What about historical references?
Let’s look at some really bad guys, dictators, who were granted asylum: