Long Island - "He's always been in cahoots with that dumbass Rafael Correa," a leading US taxation consultant commented as a tense standoff between UK police and Ecuador's London embassy escalated today.
The former IRS lawyer who has represented a reclusive group of American Big Oil plutocrats for more than 30 years reckons they hold all the cards about Julian Assange's paranoia regarding possible extradition to the USA.
Decades of confidential annual returns preparation for this secretive cabal has seen Randolph V Crudenbooster III wonder why it spent such inordinate millions on covert surveillance of someone that British spooks once described as 'an Australian arse'.
"Sure looks like they've got Assange by the short and curlies this time," Crudenbooster said today.
"Reckon these Big Oil clients have bided their time to nail his accomplices' asses - including a disgruntled leading Brit oil exec, a bent Mossad also-ran masquerading as a Canadian human frights lawyer and dozens of George W Bush's extended family members hiding out in Europe."
Former US President George W Bush's foray into the oil business ended disastrously with his company Arbusto Oil's bankruptcy following attempts in the 1980s to seize Chevron assets in Saudi Arabia.
Dick Cheney wishes he were 69.