William Haig has uttered worlds which amount to the threat of committing an act of war against the nation of Ecuador. Not only was he wrong both in fact and law but it is staggering that the British government would wish to be so aggressively belligerent against a nation which not only peaceably and inoffensively goes about its lawful occasions but does so in pursuit of worthy and high principled aims.
At a time when the British government should be making friends in South America, in support of the freedoms of the Falkland islanders, it prefers to threaten war in a manner reminiscent of the worst of Fascist or Soviet tyrants.
In what cause does the British government threaten throwing away the rule of law?
It rather appears it is in pursuit of a ruse concocted between the governments of U.S.A. and Sweden whereby, as an abuse of extradition agreements, Sweden will extract Julian Assange from Britain so he can be sent to U.S.A.
Why would these governments undertake such wrongful actions? Why, because Assange has dared to tell the truth about the U.S. government.
What makes it appear that the Swedish action is an abuse of law? If there were any facts or case or even a genuine allegation against Assange the Swedish prosecutor would take the opportunity to question him. The fact that there seems no interest in doing this suggests there are, and rather transparently, no questions to ask. It would follow that extradition to answer criminal charges is the emptiest of shams, it would suggests the Swedish government’s only interest is in extracting Assange from Britain. It would further seem the British and Swedish governments, at the very highest level, are morally and constitutionally unfit to rule, being determined to suppress the rule of law in the interests of promoting tyranny and the suppression truth: in short their actions are the very opposite of what they were elected to do.
I hope I’m wrong:
I hope Haig will be dismissed for threatening war against Ecuador,
I hope the Swedish prosecutor will produce a factually strong and corroborated case against Assange.
Until these things are done, let me remind the over-mighty citizens in government of the aphorism,
“Oh what tangled webs we weave when first we practice to deceive.”