Assange: US has "given tacit approval for attacks on embassies"by Toby Manhire
WikiLeaks Twitter account links founder's treatment with attack on US consulate in Libya.
But whatever you think of the WikiLeaks founder, who is currently sheltering in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, it's hard to fathom his latest tweeted statement, in which he asserts some sort of link between the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, in which the American ambassador was killed, and his own treatment.
By the US accepting the UK siege on the Ecuadorian embassy in London it gave tacit approval for attacks on embassies around the world.
(Note, the UK did not storm the Ecuador embassy.)
Loyal Assange supporter Jemima Khan had the best response:
That last @wikileaks tweet manages to be both absurd and shockingly offensive & I say that as a wikileaks supporter.
The original, offending tweet was subsequently deleted, to be replaced with:
By the US accepting the UK threat to storm the Ecuadorian embassy in London it helped to normalize attacks on embassies.
And an explanatory followup:
We have deleted and rephrased a previous tweet with the word 'tacit' in it, since the word is rare and was being misinterpreted.
Could the kingmaker climb down from his high horse, please?Read more
The countdown is on for young Kiwi filmmakers to score their three minutes of fame.Read more
When the world's first guidelines about sitting and moving at work were published, they created a media storm. But here's what was missed in the hype.Read more
Barring a huge turnaround in the special votes, Labour's Greg O'Connor is the new Ōhāriu MP - with a 679-vote majority at this point.Read more
At age 23, Chloe Swarbrick would be the youngest MP in 42 years.Read more