Reply to post: Re: There was ZERO risk of Swedish extradition to USA

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John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: There was ZERO risk of Swedish extradition to USA

In fact, given what happened when Snowden was desperately trying to find ONE place on this planet to offer him safe haven, and all the advanced European democracies sent a polite "FUCK YOU!"

There's a subtle difference between extradition and immigration. In the case of Snowden, he was a hot potato in transit and no one wanted to hold there hands out and catch. Assange, when he arrived in the UK wasn't even warm at that point in time as far as the UK knew.

It was very unlikely that any US ally would take him because of the political shitstorm it would cause and most of said allies were implicated in the contents of the Snowden leaks anyway so were just as embarrassed and pissed off at him.

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