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posted by FatPhil on Thursday April 11 2019, @01:22PM   Printer-friendly
from the shoulda-taken-the-tea-chest-option-years-back dept.

Breaking: Met police confirm that Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy.

Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.

The Met Police said he was arrested for failing to surrender to the court.

Ecuador's president Lenin Moreno said it withdrew Mr Assange's asylum after his repeated violations to international conventions.

But WikiLeaks tweeted that Ecuador had acted illegally in terminating Mr Assange's political asylum "in violation of international law".

[...] Scotland Yard said it was invited into the embassy by the ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum.

After his arrest for failing to surrender to the court, police said he had been further arrested on behalf of US authorities under an extradition warrant.

He doesn't look happy, to say the least.

Update: As this is a breaking story, more information is coming out regularly - one source that updates their reports frequently is Zero Hedge - thanks boru!

Previously: New Analysis of Swedish Police Report Confirms Julian Assange's Version in Sweden's Case
Ecuador Reportedly Almost Ready to Hand Julian Assange Over to UK Authorities
UK Said Assange Would Not be Extradited If He Leaves Embassy Refuge
Inadvertent Court Filing Suggests that the U.S. DoJ is Preparing to Indict Julian Assange
U.S. Ramping Up Probe Against Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Says
Ecuador Denies That Julian Assange Will be Evicted From Embassy in London


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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @01:36PM (27 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @01:36PM (#827903)

    "I love wikileaks"- Candidate Trump
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mUtT0b0EnSw [youtube.com]

    Interesting to see how this plays out, Trump has shown no shame in reversing his position on the " big fat ugly bubble"... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4xn9jLy_TB4 [youtube.com]

    Then again, perhaps it is a scheme to let the Seth Rich truth finally come out in court.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @01:46PM (21 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @01:46PM (#827914)

    But will Trump go against the military on this one? He claims to "looooove" the military, so this will test his ... um ... fuck, it's a coin flip.

    • (Score: 4, Funny) by DannyB on Thursday April 11 2019, @02:01PM (20 children)

      by DannyB (5839) on Thursday April 11 2019, @02:01PM (#827930) Journal

      A Trump decision is not a coin flip. It is a Schrodinger's Kittens superposition of states. Each kitten has a Cheshire cat like state connected to the other kittens with non locality distance less than the planck length.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @02:45PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @02:45PM (#827964)

        So wait. Are you telling me Trump is a quantum computer?

        My God!

        • (Score: 4, Funny) by All Your Lawn Are Belong To Us on Thursday April 11 2019, @04:26PM

          by All Your Lawn Are Belong To Us (6553) on Thursday April 11 2019, @04:26PM (#828088) Journal

          Claims to have all the answers now but really not enough current knowledge to solve things a pocket calculator can?
          A really popular and over-hyped subject that real people shouldn't care about in the slightest but are fascinated with?
          Something which promises to revolutionize everything yet nothing has really yet changed except a whole bunch of money has been spent without real result?

          Yep. Trump is a quantum computer by that definition.

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        • (Score: 3, Funny) by sjames on Thursday April 11 2019, @05:15PM

          by sjames (2882) on Thursday April 11 2019, @05:15PM (#828120) Journal

          More like an evil Beowulf cluster of quantum magic 8-balls.

      • (Score: 4, Funny) by tangomargarine on Thursday April 11 2019, @02:59PM (2 children)

        by tangomargarine (667) on Thursday April 11 2019, @02:59PM (#827985)

        Comparing Trump to a Shroedinger's Cat doesn't work though, because that implies that after being observed he settles on one opinion and sticks with it.

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        "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
        • (Score: 4, Insightful) by DannyB on Thursday April 11 2019, @03:08PM (1 child)

          by DannyB (5839) on Thursday April 11 2019, @03:08PM (#827992) Journal

          But he DOES stick with it.

          BREAKING NEWS - - - BREAKING NEWS - - - BREAKING NEWS - - - BREAKING NEWS

          FoxNews Alert: We have always been at war with Europe!

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @07:21PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @07:21PM (#828197)

            To be fair all politicians change their view, they are just better at lying. Thats why they are called... politicians.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @03:34PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @03:34PM (#828019)

        Well, that explains his hair color.

      • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @03:36PM (10 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @03:36PM (#828023)

        Its not complicated - trump says and does whatever he thinks is best for him in the moment. Its been well established the guy has narcissistic personality disorder.

        What's interesting is the origins of the disorder in childhood. One leading theory is that genetic tendencies are exacerbated by an environment where the child can not rely on future relief from emotional stress. For example, a bullied child can usually rely on having a loving mother at home who will kiss their booboos and make them feel safe and secure. A child without that, or even worse a child with a mother who abuses them instead of nurturing them, leaves the child without hope that the future will be better. That warps their time perception - they don't develop a strong distinction between past/present/future. They understand the concepts, but their brain doesn't "live' in a time linear fashion. Instead its more like a perpetual state of "now" - like the worst kind of living-in-the-moment.

        Consequently they literally don't have the mental facilities required to be consistent. They are only ever concerned with dealing with whatever is directly in front of them. They only care about consistency to the point where it can be used to get them what they want right now. Otherwise its literally not important to them. Truth or lies, promises made yesterday, promises made 2 minutes ago, its all about soothing the constant emotional injuries of daily life. Which is why they are also so prone to fits of impotent rage when they can't make the pain go away by bullshitting. In a sense they are the ultimate snowflakes.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @03:59PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @03:59PM (#828054)

          Nah, he isn't delusional. That is just his attitude towards life:

          Mr. Trump: You never know, you know again, the word—– I don’t know what the word permanent means, OK? I never know what the word permanent means.

          https://www.wsj.com/articles/transcript-of-donald-trump-interview-with-the-wall-street-journal-1515715481 [wsj.com]

        • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Azuma Hazuki on Thursday April 11 2019, @04:11PM (7 children)

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Thursday April 11 2019, @04:11PM (#828068) Journal

          MODDED UP!

          And this is a fair description of a few people on this site I can name too...

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          • (Score: 2) by Bot on Thursday April 11 2019, @04:44PM (6 children)

            by Bot (3902) on Thursday April 11 2019, @04:44PM (#828105) Journal

            Someone wants to try feeding some psychoanalytic AI all of Azuma's kind outbursts of compassion towards other SN users, so that she can finally be certified with Mother Theresa levels of sanity?

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            • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @07:39PM (2 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @07:39PM (#828211)

              ButthurtBot always whining. One could easily conclude its all about soothing the narcissistic injury of realizing others can see his psychic wounds more clearly than he can himself.
              Cue more whining.

              • (Score: 2) by Bot on Thursday April 11 2019, @09:18PM (1 child)

                by Bot (3902) on Thursday April 11 2019, @09:18PM (#828272) Journal

                >Others can see his psychic wounds more clearly than he can himself.
                I find it difficult to believe, you miss a lot of detail. It's like tele-surgery, you don't smell the blood.

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                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @10:08PM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @10:08PM (#828309)

                  Cue more whining.

                  Exactly as predicted dude. As someone suffering the personality disorder as described, you literally can't let a perceived narcissistic injury pass without trying to hit back because its the only way for you to self-sooth. The irony of it all is that we can all see through you, but you are opaque to yourself.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @11:36PM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @11:36PM (#828376)

              Your response is so weird. Azuki bean didn't name any names, didn't even describe any particular events. Just a generic "there are some of those here too."

                A healthy mind would have said "yeah, sure, there are some really disturbed people on soylent" and kept on going. A disordered mind would see a personal attack in a generic statement like that and get defensive. A remarkable self-own there.

              • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday April 12 2019, @02:03PM

                by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 12 2019, @02:03PM (#828592) Homepage Journal

                Except of course, your bean has named names. We all know who she talks about when she starts talking about Soylent members.

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            • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday April 12 2019, @02:01PM

              by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 12 2019, @02:01PM (#828591) Homepage Journal

              Now, that's some funny shit, Bot. If you start standup comedy, I want to attend.

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      • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Thursday April 11 2019, @03:37PM (1 child)

        by DeathMonkey (1380) on Thursday April 11 2019, @03:37PM (#828026) Journal

        No, it's a coin flip. He just calls heads AND tails.

        • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Bot on Thursday April 11 2019, @09:20PM

          by Bot (3902) on Thursday April 11 2019, @09:20PM (#828274) Journal

          He is not a real politician until he throws the coin and it disappears already.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @05:01PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @05:01PM (#828117)

    And we have our answer:

    President Trump told reporters in the White House press pool that "I know nothing about Wikileaks. It's not my thing."

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-11/julian-assange-arrested-london [zerohedge.com]

    This guy cracks me up...

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by DeathMonkey on Thursday April 11 2019, @07:56PM (3 children)

      by DeathMonkey (1380) on Thursday April 11 2019, @07:56PM (#828218) Journal
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @08:16PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @08:16PM (#828229)

        Yep I posted above a video of him saying he "loves" wikileaks.

      • (Score: 2) by Bot on Thursday April 11 2019, @09:22PM

        by Bot (3902) on Thursday April 11 2019, @09:22PM (#828277) Journal

        The fallacy here stems from your implicit and unproven assertion that a presidential candidate knows what he/she/it is talking about.

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      • (Score: 2) by realDonaldTrump on Friday April 12 2019, @04:49AM

        by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Friday April 12 2019, @04:49AM (#828480) Homepage Journal

        2016, long time ago. Long time. And I thought Wikileaks was the one with the incredible pictures. With the Bio "Pages" and so many amazing "pages" about things that you never even heard of in your entire life. They have a Bio of Lenora Fulani. And, a Bio of David Duke. People that you probably never heard of. I heard of them, I was running against them. Considering running against them. But, they ruined my Party -- Reform Party. That, by the way, is why I became a Democrat. That, and it's hard to get far in N.Y. as a Republican. I got as far as anyone can get. On my first try -- it's called GENIUS. And I get so many compliments on winning that one so overwhelmingly. When everyone thought Crooked would win.

        Wikileaks, I asked my Cyber Security Advisor about that one. Rudy Giuliani, maybe you've heard of him. Very famous, very smart guy. Whether it's politics, cyber or anything else. Who was the one and only Mayor of New York, he turned New York into this unbelievable place. I said, is Wikileaks the one with the beautiful pictures and stories? Where you have to be famous to get in? And if your name is Michael David Crawford (RIP!!) you're not famous enough. But, Rudy told me "no." He says, this one is about leakers. Leakers and liars. And I've had it up to hear with the leakers and the liars. We have so many. In the White House, in many places. You can't see where I'm pointing. But, I'm pointing at my head, at the top of my head. My fabulous Hair. We did the Prison Reform, the Sentencing Reform -- First Step Act. A gift from me to our Crack users -- and dealers. Our wonderful Inmates. But if they lock up the leakers, lock up the liars for a really long time -- good! That's good for our Country. We locked up Chelsea Manning. Formerly known as Bradley Manning. U.K. has this Assange guy locked up, pretty soon we're going to bring him here. Like we brought El Chapo. And my military guys say it's very good. My C.I.A. guys say it's very good. My Attorney General says it's very good. So I'm thinking, this is very good. I'm thinking, let's lock up all the leakers. All the liars. And win our Wars much more easily. Because we'll stop so much negative (Fake) coverage. I'm the biggest Free Press guy you've ever seen in your entire life. But Fake News has gone too far. They call it News, it's not News. It's LEAKS & LIES. We spent $7 TRILLION in Middle East. Because of Chelsea (used to be Bradley) Manning. Because of this guy Assange. And a few other people like them. At the Amazon Washington Post, at the Corrupt Failing Fake News New York Times. C.N.N. And places like that. LOCK THEM UP AND MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!!