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  •  That is just for extradition through the (1+ / 0-)
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    normal channels though.  All it would really take is grabbing him and putting him on a plane bound for the US.  Yes it would be illegal but it would be a royal mess trying to actually do anything about it.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 11:00:56 AM PST

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    •  Which also could have been done anywhere. (0+ / 0-)

      FAR, far, far, FAR easier than from in Europe.  Especially from Sweden.  Here's what Wikileaks itself says happened the last time the US tried to do anything even remotely like that.  Sweden had their special forces disguise themselves as airport workers and take over a CIA jet.

    •  And more to say... (0+ / 0-)

      Heck, if Assange wants to be safe from a CIA kidnapping, the last place on Earth he should go is Ecuador.  Regular kidnappings and murders are rampant in Ecuador, it would be trivial to pass it off as random crime.  And what would be the negative geopolitical result if they were discovered - the Ecuadorian government might not like them?  Ecuador already doesn't like the US.

      It'd be hard to pick a worse place for Assange to go to than Ecuador if getting kidnapped by the CIA was his primary concern.

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