Place Your Bets Now On How Julian Assange Will Escape The Ecuadorian Embassy

    November 14, 2012
    Zach Walton
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Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, is still holed up inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He’s been there since June, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be leaving anytime soon despite being granted political asylum. What if he did leave the embassy though? How would he do it?

Irish bookie paddypower.com recently set up a betting page for Julian Assange. The site lists the various ways that Assange could escape the embassy and the odds going for each method. Some of the methods, such as a jetpack, are a little ridiculous, but that’s why the odds are set at 100/1.

Operator of the This Day In Wikileaks blog, M Cetera, has created a pretty awesome gif showing off the more interesting escape plans that Assange could employ to get out of the embassy. My bet is on an official Ecuadorian car, but I wouldn’t be opposed to a dramatic escape via hot air balloon or jetpack.

Julian Assange bets on escape

It’s highly unlikely that any of these will actually come to pass. Assange will stay holed up in the embassy until he is allowed to leave for Ecuador. The UK and Sweden aren’t going to let that happen. Ecuador is doing its best to rally other South American countries around Assange’s right to asylum, but much of Europe and the US remain opposed.

[h/t: Daily Dot]
  • David Chadderton

    Julian missed the one good opportunity to leave the embassy and meld into crowds when the Olympic road race passed very nearby in September. He should have dressed as a GB team rider, feign a mechanical fault on his plastic, sorry, carbon fibre, bike, ask where the race route is and race off to join it, the dive down an underground station and change back into another disguise. What a missed opportunity. What a plonker!

  • Martin Gibbons

    What a silly article. Why don’t you do some real journalism and invite suggestions as to how the perpetrators of war crimes by the USA might face justice? Or as to which whistleblower might be next to face trumped up charges to discredit them: (remember Craig Murray: sex charges, later dropped? Brigadier Janis Karpinski – the lady in charge of all Iraqi prisoners of war in Iraq: shoplifting? Scott Ritter – weapons inspector: paedophilia? James Yee – chaplain at Guantanamo Bay: adultery and porn-related charges, later dropped? and now Julian Assange. Any kind of picture emerging here?). Do your job and stop this silly tittle tattle.

  • http://www.nigeriansreport.com Orikinla Osinachi

    By a chopper.