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The bigger guns always win. They can talk about the UN and international law all they want but in the end people notice the gun on your belt, not the paper on the table. It's been that way since the dawn of times.

They can do that to Bolivia but just try to force Air Force One to land...

US and UK military power has always dwarfed Ecuador's.

For seven years, Assange was protected by nothing but paper, so it does seem to have some heft.

I guess Assange obnoxiousness is more powerful than a US carrier group. The former finally got it done when the latter couldn't.

The UK wasn't going to launch an assault on a foreign embassy in the middle of London, was it? Power is not the same as recklessness.

Now, a covert operation in a third country when there are no cameras around, on the other hands...

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