A gusty performance by Ecuador, granting asylum to Julian Assange. Assange’s claim that he faces further extradition to the US from a disingenuous Sweden, appears to be borne out by the Ecuadorian behind-the-scenes investigations.
A simple assurance from the Swedes that further extradition would not be allowed would have solved the dilemma. But clearly no such assurance has been given. The dots have been joined. Sweden is a vassal state, as sadly is Australia. A shameful gutless position taken by Ms. Gillard. Rudd would not have allowed it.