And the UK, whether you think they are in collusion or not, have the right to enforce their law on their soil (and, no, the embassy is NOT Ecuadorian soil, don't make that "old wives' tale" mistake).
Oh yeah? Then why don't they just go into the embassy and get him?
Even if the UK couldn't care less about Sweden's demands, they went through the proper channels, offered appeals, it went to the Supreme Court and he ran away from UK bail. Game over. We HAVE to arrest you the second you try to leave or every Tom, Dick and Harry will follow suit thinking it's a "get out of jail free card" to just resist arrest and skip bail.
Sure, because every petty crook is going to uproot his entire life and start over in a completely different country. That makes tons of sense!
No, you dumbass, Assange is holed up in the embassy precisely because he thinks being stuck there indefinitely (which isn't that different from a life sentence in prison) is better than the alternative.
Not to mention the fact that, unlike Assange, "every Tom, Dick and Harry" doesn't have a reason to seek asylum that the embassy officials would accept. I can just imagine the conversation:
- Criminal: Help, I need asylum!
- Embassy official: Why?
- Criminal: because I robbed a store and don't want to go to jail! Now let me in!
- Embassy official: LOL NOPE