WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange was placed on Interpol’s “most wanted” list as U.S. authorities intensified efforts to suppress the whistleblower organization’s deluge of classified U.S. diplomatic cables. Assange’s location was not immediately known. His choices are to turn himself in or be tracked down by local police. If outside of Sweden, he could face extradition charges to stand trial there. Or the U.S. could seek his extradiction on charges of espionage or theft of classified documents.
The legal proceedings could become the trial of the century and generate greater public attention to improper and even shocking revelations about U.S. foreign policy.
CNN legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin called Assange “delusional”, “ridiculous” and “absurd”, characterizations sure to be rejected by most of the global peace community.