“He’d have to be a lunatic to seek asylum there” said lawyer Hugo Sanchez. “Venezuela with its American hating president and faster download speeds for Swedish porn is a far better bet.”
Assange refused to comment on why he has chosen Equador but commentators point out that he has already alienated almost every country, Swedish people, women, the British justice system, and sentient beings that dislike hypocrites. And his application to appear on ITV’s “I’m a celebrity … get me out of here” was declined on the grounds he is too well known.
Equador is expected to take a week to make its decision. “I’m very confident they will let me enter” said Assange. “I won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.”