Monday, August 20, 2012
South America Backs Ecuador on Assange Asylum
This takes everything to a whole new level. The 12-foreign ministers of the Union of South American Nations have joined in support of a resolution backing Ecuador in granting asylum to Julian Assange and calling for a negotiated settlement.
"We reiterate the right of states to grant political and diplomatic asylum," the bloc's joint statement read.
Ministers at the UNASUR meeting ...were also critical of Britain's role in the diplomatic conflict, expressing "solidarity with and support for the government of Ecuador in the face of threats against its embassy in Britain."
Oh my, my. It's curious to see so many South American countries showing this degree of solidarity and defiance of their Western "betters." This is not the way we brought them up to behave.