Standing up to bullies is a good thing. Go Ecuador. :-) WikiLeaks exposed the utter moral bankruptcy of the American Empire and it's vassal states in Europe, therefore he must be punished, well I'm glad at least a few states have the cojones to stand up the Empire. Not that they are without faults of their own I'm sure, but for sheer gigantic evilness they can't come up to the standards of the corrupt and murderous American Empire.
"Ecuador will not kneel," says president
* Regional bodies meet over Assange saga
By Eduardo Garcia
QUITO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Ecuador cast its dispute with
Britain over asylum for WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange as a
struggle against colonialism on Saturday, drawing growing
support from its neighbors in the international diplomatic saga.
Incensed by London's threat to break into the Ecuadorean
Embassy where the former hacker is taking refuge, President
Rafael Correa's government has accused Britain of bullying and
has formally granted Assange asylum.
Britain says it will not allow the anti-secrecy campaigner
from Australia to travel to South America because it is obliged
to extradite him to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning
over rape and sexual assault allegations.
"They're out of touch. Who do they think they're dealing
with? Can't they see that this is a dignified and sovereign
government which will not kneel down before anyone?" Correa said
in his weekly address on Saturday.
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