Am I misunderstanding this:
Interpol, at the request of a Swedish court looking into alleged sex crimes from earlier this year, has put WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on its most-wanted listed.
The Stockholm Criminal Court two weeks ago issued an international arrest warrant for Assange on probable cause, saying he is suspected of rape, sexual molestation and illegal use of force in August incidents.
Sweden asked Interpol, the international police organization, to post a “Red Notice” after a judge approved a motion to bring him into custody.
The “Red Notice” is not an international arrest warrant. It is an advisory and request, issued to 188 member countries “to assist the national police forces in identifying or locating those persons with a view to their arrest and extradition,” according to Interpol.
Seriously? We’re spending hundreds of billions of dollars here in the US, and who much the world is spending together to combat terrorism, and JULIAN ASSANGE is on Interpol’s Most Wanted List?
And before the trolls assert I am downplaying charges of rape and sexual crimes, I am not. He should be arrested and allowed to face his accusers and go through the judicial process. But the most wanted list? There aren’t any serial murderers, terrorists, drug smugglers, sex slave traffickers, gun runners, or other violent predators who belong on the most wanted list and deserve a little more attention? Christ, you want to catch Julian Assange, just stand near a live news camera for any of the major networks. He’ll show up eventually.