UK threatens to storm Ecuadorean embassy to seize Assange
By Robert Stevens; 17 August 2012 – WSWS
The threat by the UK’s Conservative-Liberal Democrat government to storm the Ecuadorean embassy to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shows contempt for international law and a colonial-style disregard for Ecuadorean sovereignty.
It marks a new stage in the British ruling class’ descent into criminality, aiming to silence a man who has helped expose many of its innumerable crimes and those of the United States and other imperialist powers.
Thursday saw the much-anticipated announcement by Ecuador that it will grant political asylum to Assange, based