Tweets on Assange

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George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2011-09-02 13:12:19

Why does Assange still have so much uncritical support? Seems to me he's acting like a tinpot dictator.

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2011-09-02 13:13:43

To me Assange looks unaccountable, paranoid, controlling and prone to blame others for his mistakes.

Ian Katz (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 19:59:56

Exile in the Galapagos Islands? RT @jeffjarvis: Oy RT @arusbridger: reported inside Ecuadorian Embassy in London seeking asylum....

Stuart Millar (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 20:04:52

I like to think that chose the Ecuadorean embassy because it's so convenient for Harrods

Nick Cohen (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 21:02:48

@jeremyduns @cllr_mikeharris @mePadraigReidy It's just amazing Jeremy, he collaborates with the last dictatorship in Europe and is a hero

Stuart Millar (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 21:20:17

The serious downside of the situation is having to watch his risible Russia Today show for research purposes

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 21:32:53

Total bail bond on Julian Assange is £200,000 in cash. The high-profile supporters who posted it may now never see it again.

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 21:45:33

@ggreenwald Also, let's not forget, what he is fleeing is extradition over sexual allegations in Sweden.

Luke Harding (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 22:05:06

So I emerge from Kiev fanzone to discover that Julian has sought asylum at Ecuador embassy. Why not Russia?

Deborah Orr (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 22:23:58

I think we can safely say that Julian Assange's bid to run the world has faltered. A bit.

Luke Harding (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 22:25:11

's plight seems reminiscent of the scene in Monty Python where the knights think to storm the castle using a giant badger

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 22:50:47

Seems like Assange's supporters did not expect him to skip bail? Really? Who has this guy not let down?

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 22:52:50

Seems Assange didn't warn people who put up his bail he was going to breach: – crappy way to repay a good deed.

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 23:28:31

I bet Assange is stuffing himself full of flattened guinea pigs. He really is the most massive turd.

Ian Katz (Guardian) | 2012-06-19 23:32:33

Some irony in seeking asylum in country with second worst free speech record in Latin America (acc to HRW)

Patrick Strudwick (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 09:08:01

Does anyone think Julian Assange isn't enjoying all this?

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 09:40:57

Even if Ecuador does grant assange asylum don't see how he gets there. His future is either in the embassy or arrest for fleeing bail

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 09:43:21

A niggling question that went unanswered yesterday: has any of us actually seen Assange in that embassy?

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 09:43:41

@DavidAllenGreen no commercial airline would carry him. Risk of being fined. Good question about diplomatic car tho he is now a fugitive...

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 10:03:05

Would feel more sympathy for assange sups if they recognised that it's just poss 2 women claim assange assaulted them have human rights too

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 10:40:38

I really want all those bloggers/telegraph types who said I was nasty about DSK and Assange to man up and apologise.

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 10:58:11

@DeborahJaneOrr @VictoriaPeckham I never met him. Did you?

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-20 14:33:37

@insidestories Guardian would fight/campaign if US tried to extradite Assange for cablegate. Our editor is on record saying same.

Tim Lusher (Guardian) | 2012-06-21 14:56:33

Five embassy escape options for Julian Assange. More Johnny English than Jason Bourne.

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-22 15:02:54

Excellent nuanced piece by @sunny_hundal cutting through all the bullshit about Assange

Nick Cohen (Guardian) | 2012-06-24 08:07:10

Julian Assange and the paranoid style in progressive politics. My Observer column Nick Cohen via @guardian

Nick Cohen (Guardian) | 2012-06-24 12:29:39

@ggreenwald @saliltripathi That's aggressive, not paranoid

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-24 13:59:56

Astute and wise @NickCohen4 column on Assange, WikiLeaks and self-destructive paramoia:

Luke Harding (Guardian) | 2012-06-24 14:16:42

Bravura piece by @NickCohen4 on and his paranoid supporters

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-24 14:42:05

Superb Definition of paranoia: supporters of Julian Assange | Nick Cohen

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2012-06-25 16:54:37

Can anyone point me to persuasive piece on why Sweden would be more likely to extradite to US than UK? Genuine inquiry.

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2012-06-25 17:31:55

Getting plenty on why Sweden might want to extradite , but nothing persuasive on why UK less likely to.

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2012-06-25 18:52:38

OK, having read strongest cases tweeps cld find, not convinced that Sweden more likely to extradite than UK.

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-27 12:10:09

Go away Assange lovers and love him upelsewhere. Yes I know who @MediaLens are which is more than you do.

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-27 15:00:31

Also seeing @medialens are telling people to get in touch with me. Check out WHO they are and WHO they support .

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-27 15:05:15

@medialens yes and good bye.

Suzanne Moore (Guardian) | 2012-06-27 15:43:24

I am not "debating with @medialens cos they set their hounds on me. If they give me their names and emails I will.

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-28 09:00:47

Meanwhile @ggreenwald, after days of ad hominem attacks on any who disagree with him, thinks Brit media "bizarrely personal" ?

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 11:35:34

Surely the ethically consistent position on is to oppose his extradition to the US, but not to Sweden.

Jonathan Paige (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 16:14:33

if you care to hear someone making a statement about st julian of , it is live on sky now

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 16:21:35

Benn also rehearsed again case of threat Assange believes he faces from US, say credible evidence of sealed indictment

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 16:22:45

Benn characterised last ten days as "solitary confinement" for Assange

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 16:23:43

@petersbeaumont "credible evidence" being a one-line email from *Stratfor*?! Jesus wept.

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 16:24:44

RT @petersbeaumont: Benn characterised last ten days as "solitary confinement" for Assange < *headbutts desk repeatedly*

Peter Beaumont (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 16:26:39

@jamesrbuk just what she said. leave comment to you. i'm on my way to un in geneva as part of high paid role as liberal elite propagandist

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 17:33:09

Good stuff from @alexhern on today's Assange statement, and the reasoning behind the asylum bid:

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 17:37:37

@ChrChristensen @alexhern Nope – she's a supporter. Think some people just assumed she was a lawyer (I didn't watch statement).

James Ball (Guardian) | 2012-06-29 18:16:13

@medialens I just watched it – knowing the case you're right as to what she was talking about. But think Peter's error was an honest one.

George Monbiot (Guardian) | 2012-06-30 21:26:06

If, as seems, no link btwn Swedish case & US, lots of people trying to prevent a man being qu'd over rape. Great liberal cause?

David Leigh (Guardian) | 2012-07-01 08:46:22

Doesn't Assange insult the genuinely persecuted, by dressing up in their clothes?

David Wearing (Guardian) | 2012-07-01 18:33:16

@Scarletstand I remain confused as to how Sweden is more dangerous for him than here, given our pathetically service extradition treaty