Trump’s AG wants to arrest Julian Assange.
It’s not clear how he plans to do this. Assange is in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Do the British authorities plan to violate a long-standing international law and storm the embassy and arrest Assange?
Or is this a message to Ecuador that it’s in their best interest to deny him asylum?
Trump is now worse than the neocons. He is a neo-neocon.
During the election, Trump didn’t have a problem with WikiLeaks and Assange so long as they dished out dirt on opponent Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump, October 10, 2016: “This just came out. WikiLeaks! I love WikiLeaks!” pic.twitter.com/KWP7X2aLiN
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 21, 2017
As for former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Trump said he should be executed.
If Julian Assange is arrested, will he be given the Chelsea Manning treatment?
Donald Trump is a nightmare. He’s also a liar. He has gone back on nearly all his campaign promises. The repeal of Obamacare failed. Republicans don’t want to cut taxes. The wall on the border will never be built. It will cost over two billion and the way the federal government does things it may end up costing three times that amount.
Over the past few weeks, Trump has proven he is a neocon’s neocon.
He bombed Syria without congressional approval. It looks like he will walk away from the Iran nuclear deal. He’s killing civilians in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, and now Somalia. He’s ratcheting up the pressure on North Korea. He has handed his foreign policy over to the generals who hate Iran and want to increase tension with Russia. NATO’s not going anywhere. The US will continue to pay for it. NATO and Trump will continue provocative troops deployments and exercises along the Russian frontier.
Now Trump wants to sic his bulldog Jeff Session on Julian Assange and put him on trial and possibly execute him. Edward Snowden is safe for now in Russia.
Donald Trump is a con man. He conned the American people. He lied to them.
But this should have been obvious from the start.