Mr. Assange is currently seeking political asylum with the government of Ecuador. While it still might be a crazy person theory but I find the timing for start of Manning’s trial and Assange’s extradition rulings to be a little close. I know even if he had not been seeking asylum there is still time for him to appeal but it seemed that Manning was waiting an extraordinary amount of time before the start of his half. Then now with months of silence both balls are rolling again.
Even if he was extradited to the US I still do not have clear understanding on what he would be charged with and how they would make it stick. That’s what makes this unbelievable to me.