August 22, 2012 journal, London Ecuador embassy grants asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to avoid his persecution in Sweden and the United States as some kind of shameful nation America has become under the occupation of the Israelis which is to say the bankers of this ungodly mystery Babylon is a shame when telling the truth is criminal. London threatens to invade Ecuador's diplomatic Embassy and take Julian to US by force Crowds gather to protect him but London says they will not give him escort out of town. America and its allies will go to any link to protect the secrets of the atrocities committed in Afghanistan and Iraq sustaining the lie of nine double one and covering up the killings. "If there were any remaining doubts about the motives behind the U.K./Swedish attempts to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, they were dispelled last night. The U.K. government made an unprecedented threat to invade Ecuador's embassy if Assange is not handed over to them. Such an assault would be so extreme in violating international law and diplomatic conventions, that it is difficult to even find an example of a democratic government even making such a threat, let along carrying it out. When Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, in an angry and defiant response, released the written threats to the public, the U.K. government tried to walk back a bit and say it wasn´t a threat to invade the embassy (which is another country's sovereign territory). But what else can we possibly make of this?: "You need to be aware that there is a legal base in the U.K., the Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act of 1987, that would allow us to take actions in order to arrest Mr. Assange in the current premises of the Embassy. "We sincerely hope that we do not reach that point, but if you are not capable of resolving this matter of Mr. Assange's presence in your premises, this is an open option for us." Is there anyone in their right mind who believes that the U.K. government would make such an extreme and unprecedented threat if this were just about an ordinary foreign citizen wanted for questioning-not criminal charges or a trial - by a foreign government? Ecuador's decision to grant political asylum to Assange was both predictable&reasonable. But it is also a ground-breaking case that has considerable historic significance. First, the merits of the case: Assange clearly has a well-founded fear of persecution if he were to be extradited to Sweden. It is pretty much acknowledged that he would be immediately thrown in jail. Since he is not charged with any crime, and the Swedish government has no legitimate reason to bring him to Sweden, this by itself is a form of persecution. We can infer that the Swedish government has no legitimate reason for the extradition, since they were repeatedly offered the opportunity to question him in the U.K., but rejected it, and have also refused to even put forth a reason for this refusal. A few weeks ago the Ecuadorian government offered to allow Assange to be questioned in their London embassy, where Assange has been residing since June 19, but the Swedish government refused - again without offering a reason. This was an act of bad faith in the negotiating process that has taken place between governments to resolve the situation. Former Stockholm chief district prosecutor Sven-Erik Alhem also made it clear that the Swedish government had no legitimate reason to seek Assange's extradition when he testified that the decision of the Swedish government to extradite Assange is "unreasonable and unprofessional, as well as unfair and disproportionate", because he could be easily questioned in the U.K..But most importantly, the government of Ecuador agreed with Assange that he had a reasonable fear of a second extradition to the United States, and persecution here for his activities as a journalist. The evidence for this was strong. Some examples: an ongoing investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks here; evidence that an indictment had already been prepared; and statements by important public officials such as Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein that he should be prosecuted for espionage, which carries a potential death penalty or life imprisonment. Why is this case so significant? It is probably the first time that a citizen fleeing political persecution from the United States government was granted political asylum by a democratic government seeking to uphold international human rights conventions. This is a pretty big deal, because for more than 60 years the United States government has portrayed itself as a proponent of human rights internationally - especially during the Cold War. And many people have sought and received asylum in the United States. The idea of the U.S. government as a human rights defender, which was believed mostly in the U.S. and allied countries, was premised on a disregard for the human rights of the victims of U.S. wars and foreign policy, such as the 3 million Vietnamese or more than one million Iraqis who were killed, and millions of others displaced, wounded, or abused because of U.S. government actions. That idea - that the U.S. government should be judged only what it does within its borders - is losing support as the world grows more multipolar economically and politically, Washington loses power and influence, and its wars, invasions, and occupations are seen by fewer people as legitimate. At the same time, over the past decade, the United States' own human rights situation has deteriorated. Of course prior to the civil rights legislation of the 1960s, millions of African-Americans in the southern United States didn't have the right to vote, and lacked other civil rights - and the consequent international embarrassment was part of what allowed the civil rights movement to succeed. But at least by the end of that decade, the U.S. could be seen as a positive example internally in terms of the rule of law, due process and the protection of civil rights and liberties. Today, the U.S. government claims the legal right to indefinitely detain its citizens; the president can order the assassination of a citizen without so much as even a hearing; the government can spy on its citizens without a court order; and its officials are immune from prosecution for war crimes. It doesn't help that the U.S. has less than 5 percent of the world's population but nearly a quarter of its prison inmates, many of them victims of a "war on drugs" that is rapidly losing legitimacy in the rest of the world. Assange's successful pursuit of asylum from the U.S. government is another blow to Washington's international reputation. At the same time, it shows how important it is to have democratic governments that are independent of the United States and - unlike Sweden and the U.K. - will not collaborate in the persecution of a journalist for the sake of expediency. Hopefully other governments will let the U.K. know that threats to invade another country's embassy put them outside the bounds of law-abiding nations. It is interesting to watch pro-Washington journalists and their sources look for self-serving reasons that they can attribute to the government of Ecuador for granting asylum. Correa wants to portray himself as a champion of free speech, they say, or he wants to strike a blow at the United States, or put himself forward as an international leader. But this is ridiculous. Correa didn't want this mess and it has been a lose-lose situation for him from the beginning. He has suffered increased tension with three countries that are diplomatically important to Ecuador - the U.S., U.K. and Sweden. The U.S. is Ecuador's largest trading partner and has several times threatened to cut off trade preferences that support thousands of Ecuadorian jobs. And since most of the major international media has been hostile to Assange from the beginning, they have used the asylum request to attack Ecuador, accusing the government of a "crackdown" on the media at home. As I have noted elsewhere, this is a gross exaggeration and misrepresentation of Ecuador , which has an uncensored media that is mostly opposed to the government. And for most of the world, these misleading news reports are all that they will hear or read about Ecuador for a long time. Correa made this decision because it was the only ethical thing to do. And any of the independent, democratic governments of South America would have done the same. If only the world's biggest media organizations had the same ethics and commitment to freedom of speech and the press. Now we will see if the U.K. gov-ernment will respect international law and human rights conventions and allow Assange safe passage to Ecuador. This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, in Washington, DC. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy." RELATED STORIES Julian Assange's Artful Dodge-By Ray McGovern, Consortium News. America has become the new Russia with all the secret killings in violation of their rights guaranteed under the Constitution which originally applied to non citizens as well as U.S. citizens. The U.S. Congress is invaded by reptilian people that appear to have little or no conscience or regard for God Almighty the creator of life most wonderful. They are not believers and they do worship money and they indulge in slavery as they did beginning in 1917 in Russia the same year they started the First World War after they had conned the American Congress out of American money through the Federal Reserve Act conspiracy. In 1929 they caused the Great Depression so they could confiscate vast real-estate wealth. In 1933 they financed Adolf Hitler in his rise to power and eventually World War II with their man Roosevelt maneuvering things in Washington. They developed the weapon of mass destruction and dropped it on Nagasaki and Hiroshima 1945 killing 100,000 people. The Antichrist then moved on with our money, Christian nation America the land flowing with milk and honey to generate a war in Korea and later in Vietnam and Laos and every where else in the world blood was flowing nonstop to the ends of the earth. Manhattan was purchased originally for $24 but it was given away to these aliens for much less in 1913 taken by the scam artists who hijacked it in broad open daylight and all this country. We have become a fraudulent nation while claiming to be for peace, liberty and freedom, we offer death and destruction to the world under the name of Christianity but as by force the same as Russia was under wicked communism. Mystery Babylon Russia has fallen and Mystery Babylon America has also fallen and as mystery Babylon England has fallen. The great mystery is not only who rules the money but who runs our Pentagon war policy. There is no future for America under these conditions, So Saith the Lord God Almighty! America's birthright has been stolen by the worst red enemy the world has ever known. American atrocities in the Mideast cannot and will not be kept secret and for everyone we kill of the perceived enemy, they have vowed to kill one or more of our soldiers on their battlefield, today's no exception. Our American service personnel are being killed rapidly. The real enemy is in the high-rise buildings on Wall Street and the Federal Reserve Bank. How long will American mothers & fathers be willing to supply them fresh blood to kill? War is hell and war comes up from the bottomless pit of hell so Julian tell it just like it is.