Julian Assange was arrested this morning, Thursday 11th April 2019. He was handed over to the Metropolitan Police by officials at the Ecuador Embassy in Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge. The official reason given was that he had breached the conditions of his asylum, including being aggressive to staff. This is a total crock. The truth: the newly elected President Moreno is a Washington puppet; ‘bribed’ by an IMF loan of $4.2bn approved on 12th March.
Why this week? I am sure there are a number of factors involved; one of which is almost certainly the fact that the United Nations Rapporteur of Torture was due to visit Assange next week…
In terms of how we got to this point: Assange sought asylum in the embassy in 2012, to avoid extradition to Sweden to be interviewed on trumped up allegations of sexual assault…since dropped…fabricated so that the Swedes could hand him over to the US. In the process of seeking asylum he broke the conditions of his bail in the UK.
This is analysed & explained in depth, in a piece I wrote for Renegade 18 months ago, in October 2017:
British Ministers have been out in force today, all singing from the ‘no-one is above the law’ hymn sheet. The hypocrisy is simply Orwellian: mind-blowing and yet totally predictable:
If you have been fed the ‘official’ version of this matter, please read the piece I mentioned above…this issue is very important.
We’ve been here before. Here’s a re-working of the words written by a German Lutheran pastor, Martin Niemöller, in 1937 Berlin:
They are counting on our ‘ignor-ance’ and our silence. Don’t give it to them.