For anyone who still had a twinge of sympathy left for rapist/bigot/foreign agent/civil rights hero Julian Assange, there is his latest stunt, claiming that the UK’s refusal to accept Ecuador harboring a wanted rapist in their embassy is equivalent to 400 attackers striking a US consulate and killing those inside.
A post on the official WikiLeaks Twitter feed, which is generally presumed to be operated by Assange, read: “By the US accepting the UK siege on the Ecuadorian embassy in London it gave tacit approval for attacks on embassies around the world.”
The question is whether this will cause Assange’s leftist American supporters like Michael Moore and Noami Wolf to retract their support for Assange. His sexual assaults didn’t seem to have accomplished that, perhaps this will. Both Moore and Wolf have avoided commenting on the consulate attack.
Glenn Greenwald, who always seems one step away from growing a beard and joining Al-Qaeda, did address the attacks in the usual cynical way by accusing America of caring too much about Americans and complaining that the killings distract from the proper hatred of America that should be practiced by progressives at all times. “One wishes that even a fraction of that rage would be expressed when the US kills innocent men, women and children in the Muslim world, as it frequently does.”