Assange: US has "given tacit approval for attacks on embassies"

by Toby Manhire / 13 September, 2012
WikiLeaks Twitter account links founder's treatment with attack on US consulate in Libya.
Julian Assange's Twitter activity has more than once beggared belief.

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.

The tweet:

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.

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