> No, I did-- and assange isnt "this sort of thing", as he wasnt selling nuclear secrets
Also, the spy swap meant that we got something for letting them off the hook. Who, exactly, would Assange get swapped with?
You've never even tried to rebut the fact that it's an offense for which one can be executed, you've merely pointed out that they don't usually seek it.
Don't get me wrong, though. If they have to take it off the table to have him extradited, they will. But not before then.
> None of them citizens, not once their citizenship has been established.
You mean because they made one of them renounce his citizenship?
The fact that you know all this and are arguing anyhow doesn't exactly repair your credibility, you know. I'd say it's a bit worse than grabbing the wrong link out of a set.
Interestingly, there are wikileaks connections even there.
> Political support....from someone who isnt holding any office whatsoever right now? One or two people dont "much political support" make.
Would you prefer the quotes from the justice department mentioning that they have a task force working on this? Or how about the fact that there's an active investigation, as evidenced by the subpoenas to Twitter?
No, that doesn't mean they will execute him, but it does mean that there are people who'd like to. You won't find many out-and-out calls for assassination, but you will find plenty who wouldn't mind trying him in a death penalty case.
> If you are saying that crazy people will do crazy things, then I agree; but I dont get what that has to do with Assange, especially as he is in custody at the moment. Hes not likely to be randomly shot by some crazy person.
Right now? Probably not. If he's let free? That changes things.