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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Assange asks Julia Gillard to bring him home

Julian Assange wants to come home to Australia but he thinks Julia Gillard might hand him over to the Americans. He said he wanted to come home weeks ago, before everything hit the fan in Europe but he was advised to stay away. He has to appear in court next week and face possible extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges.

He's disappointed in the Australian government and thinks they should be supporting him. "There has been outrageous and illegal calls to have me and my staff killed, clear cases of incitement to violence" he said "And yet, the Australian government has condoned this behaviour by its diplomatic silence." He thinks that Julia Gillard should be taking steps to bring him home and to protect his people. "She should be contacting the US Embassy and demanding that it back off."

It certainly is a difficult problem for Australia. On the one hand, we have the most powerful nation on earth crying for his blood and on the other, he's an Australian citizen who needs our help and protection.

I think it's pretty clear who's winning.