The UK is threatening once again to violate international law in the most egregious and unprecedented manner. They’ve done it throughout history, most recently in their bombing of Libya.
This time their threat is without precedent: to invade Ecuadoran Embassy in London, sovereign territory of the country of Ecuador.
If they carry out this attack it will subject any foreign embassy in any nation worldwide to possible invasion by the host country. Their threat could be a bluff in an attempt to bully Ecuador into denying asylum to Mr. Assange – or they might disregard international law again.
We will be watching as this story unfolds over the next 12 hours as President Rafael Correa has made clear that their government will issue their decision regarding immunity by 7 a.m., Ecuadoran time, (0100pm London and 0800 New York). Below, we have the BBC running interference for the British government, true to form.