“No, you may not,” is the answer May may expect to hear from her American puppet masters, would she be so bold as to ask whether she may let Julian Assange go. Even though Sweden has dropped the trumped-up (no pun intended) rape allegations, the answer she can await will be a firm, “No, you must hold him prisoner; we must continue to make an example of him.”
Early Friday afternoon, Ray gave RT International an interview on the latest chapter in this sordid saga.
May 19, 2017 (eight minutes)
One might entertain the fleeting thought that, after the groveling of former British PM Tony Blair toward his partner-in-war crime George W. Bush, May may take a different decision. But, really! Would she defy an order from her senior partner Washington to keep Julian Assange cooped up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London? Not likely. Those Americans can be nasty.
But what about UN findings that depriving Julian Assange of his freedom amounts to “arbitrary detention?” What about the opprobrium once attached to seeming to be an international pariah – not to mention an obsequious satrap of empire, ever bowing to its diktat.
No matter. The UK may go on thumbing its nose at international law, as long as Washington keeps providing the Kleenex. It is a “special relationship,” you see, and the British are past masters at arbitrary detention in any case. The Magna Carta is still in the curriculum, but it appears that habeas corpus is no longer translated into English – or into action.
O Tempora, O Mores!