OAS Resolution on UK threat to Ecuador
The OAS met today to see if it could formulate a resolution concerning the UK threat to storm the Embassy of Ecuador in London. The page about the meeting is here.
The resolution was adopted. I am attaching a PDF copy as the original (pointed to on the page above) is in a proprietary format and not everyone will have a copy of handy programs such as LibreOffice to read it. The attached version includes a footnote showing that Canada made a fool of itself. The US footnote is forthcoming. Just listening to the US representative indicates that it will take some professional BS writers to compose the footnote.
The meeting itself was more interesting than what most people would call just politics. First, the fact that all the little guys stood together in support of Ecuador was very encouraging. Ecuador has far less to lose that most of the other nations by offending the US and UK so they really did decide it was worth sticking their neck out in solidarity. Ecuador clearly saw it like that. Here is a tweet from Ricardo Patiño Aroca , Foreign Minister of Ecuador
David sí puede enfrentar a Goliat, cuando se está en buena compañía. Hoy se demostró en la OEA
The other positive note is that this was not just a rubber stamp meeting. Various member states expressed concern with some of the things said in the proposed resolution. Ecuador agreed to meet with Chile and Venezuela to revise the proposed statement to address these concerns. Changes were made and everyone except the US and its little sister Canada were satisfied. They would never have been satisfied because they basically said the OAS should not be involved.
(Note that I was going to include this as a comment in the previous "Asylum for Assange" thread but I wanted to capability to attach the PDF directly.)