So I'm guessing most of you are aware of the pending deportation of Julian Assange from Britain to Sweden. Ecuador has now given political asylum to Assange, but he is trapped in the Ecuadorian embassy, with few chances to make it out of there and escape to Ecuador. Here's an article to brush up on the latest: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19314618 I find it interesting how Assange on the past year has gone from seemingly being a protector of freedom of speech, to a paranoid conspiracy theorist. Ecador is at best a semi-democracy, where journalists are frequently imprisoned and where there are laws against criticizing the state , yet he would rather endorse and support that system than face the Swedish justice system. Seems to me he's nothing more than a coward and a hypocrite. Thoughts?