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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: 4, Insightful) by Phoenix666 on Thursday April 11 2019, @07:34PM (8 children)

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Thursday April 11 2019, @07:34PM (#828207) Journal

    Hopefully he or Wikileaks will continue to raise some hell. If you want silence, wear some earplugs.

    It would be very gratifying if Wikileaks had a nuclear option to trigger now. A huge cascade of revelations to trigger a broad Arab Spring-style uprising in the West. I would love to walk up to the roof of my building on its height in Brooklyn and watch the Wall Street schmucks swarming the helipad on the East River in full panic. I would even pop popcorn and throw a party.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @08:22PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @08:22PM (#828234)

    A huge cascade of revelations to trigger a broad Arab Spring-style uprising in the West. I would love to walk up to the roof of my building on its height in Brooklyn and watch the Wall Street schmucks swarming the helipad on the East River in full panic. I would even pop popcorn and throw a party.

    I'm appalled! WTF is wrong with you? You are just an evil person with no moral anchor or scruples of any kind! How could you do such a thing?

    Popcorn is disgusting, wrong and evil! The smell alone makes me want to hurl.

    Go with guacamole and chips instead, you monster!

    • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Saturday April 13 2019, @12:47AM

      by Phoenix666 (552) on Saturday April 13 2019, @12:47AM (#828808) Journal

      Nah, my downstairs neighbors are bringing the guac and chips. I'm bringing the popcorn. The fourth floor is making the sangria.

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      Washington DC delenda est.
  • (Score: 2) by Bot on Thursday April 11 2019, @09:27PM (4 children)

    by Bot (3902) on Thursday April 11 2019, @09:27PM (#828283) Journal

    > a broad Arab Spring-style uprising in the West
    People don't self organize like that. First you need to make people desperate, then you need to organize them into an issue then present the solution, then you have the uprising. Ask socialists, they master this stuff.

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    • (Score: 4, Touché) by PartTimeZombie on Thursday April 11 2019, @10:37PM

      by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Thursday April 11 2019, @10:37PM (#828334)

      Ask socialists, they master this stuff.

      Funny thing to call the CIA.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 12 2019, @02:51AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 12 2019, @02:51AM (#828444)

      Ask socialists, they master this stuff.

      Yes... It comes from a study of the objective social forces that shape history, which leads to a better analysis of current events.

      First you need to make people desperate

      This is the easiest step for a socialist, since they don't need to even lift a finger here. Capitalism takes care of it for them while they're busy off ruminating about theory and dialectic and studying history. The wswswsws series This Week in History is particularly interesting (this week's edition [wsws.org]).

      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday April 12 2019, @02:22PM (1 child)

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 12 2019, @02:22PM (#828602) Homepage Journal

        So, you're saying that capitalists were in control of both Russia and China when the commies started their genocidal purges? Got it, the Tsar was a capitalist, and so were the Nationalists in China.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 13 2019, @02:20PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 13 2019, @02:20PM (#828959)

          No, GP is saying that "the capitalists" were in control of the country which is responsible for the oppression and/or mass murder of the people in Iran, Guatemala, Albania, Syria, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Congo, Bolivia, Ghana, Chile, Afghanistan and many others.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 12 2019, @12:44AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 12 2019, @12:44AM (#828408)

    It would be very gratifying if Wikileaks had a nuclear option to trigger now. A huge cascade of revelations to trigger a broad Arab Spring-style uprising in the West.

    I wouldn't hold my breath. At least not until Guccifer [wikipedia.org] 3.0, or whatever Putin's lackeys are calling themselves these days, get a pretty good haul.

    Failing that, I'm guessing a webcam inside Bernie Sanders' toilet, or maybe a deepfake [wikipedia.org] video of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer bumping uglies and plotting the downfall of western civilization.

    But you won't see anything that hurts L'Orange. I wonder why? Not.