[Kevin Bangs Head Repeatedly on Table]
For the love of God, is it really too much to ask for reporters to do five minutes of research before they write about international law? See if you can spot the mistake in this article about Britain’s silly threat to invade the Ecuadorian embassy to arrest Julian Assange:
Ecuador has said it may appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC) if the UK refuses to grant Julian Assange safe passage out of the country.
Ecuadorian presidential staff adviser Alexis Mera said his government would pursue every legal means to bring Assange to Ecuador.
“We are open to discuss with Britain the solution to this problem, and if there is no diplomatic solution, we may resort to the International Court of Justice,” Ecuadorian daily EL Commercio quoted Mera as saying.
You’d think the fact that the International Court of Justice cannot be abbreviated “ICC” would be something of a red flag. But I guess not.
Predictably, RT’s article has been picked up by dozens of newspapers around the world.