#Wikileaks Absurd Moral Equivalence on Embassy Attacks
By the US accepting the UK threat to storm the Ecuadorian embassy in London it helped to normalize attacks on embassies.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) September 12, 2012
Not only is it an absurd comparison because the Ecuadoran embassy was not attacked and was under watch for Julian Assange who continues to face questions over sexual assault in Sweden but it is nearly as absurd as Donald Rumsfeld’s Tweet:
The attacks on our embassies & diplomats are a result of perceived American weakness. Mitt Romney is right to point that out.
— Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) September 12, 2012
The list below from Wikipedia’s entry on Terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities since 1958. It does not include other nations. These attacks are in now way comparable to the Assange/Ecuador legal event in the UK. Additionally, as I noted to Donald Rumsfeld, there were 12 embassy attacks under W’s watch and 8 under Ronald Reagan.