I hope Interpol officers' investigative skills are better than their ability to find a photo of Assange among the hundreds that are posted on the Internet.
Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. The warrant is for alleged sexual offenses, not the massive dump of more than a quarter million U.S. diplomatic cables.
Authorities in Sweden accuse Assange, 39, of sexual assault. Assange denies the charges, saying "he had consensual sex with two WikiLeaks volunteers," AOL reports.
Assange's whereabouts are unknown. U.S. officials want him charged with espionage and other crimes. As he eludes authorities, Assange has got to be wondering how this is all going to end and where he will live until he is apprehended - and I believe he will be caught eventually.
Philip Agee, another man who leaked classified secrets, wound up in Cuba when he had nowhere else to go. But Agee's case was different. He was a former CIA officer who said he betrayed the U.S. government for ideological reasons. He opposed U.S. policy in Latin America and felt at home in socialist Cuba.
Assange may have a harder time finding a country of refuge because he's angering not only American officials, but the people of many other nations.
Cuban officials will find value in some of the diplomatic cables that Assange leaks, but other documents will cause irritation. So I doubt Cuban officials would offer refuge to Assange, particularly if they hold out hope of someday having improved relations with the United States.
Julian Assange. Photo credit: AFP