Sunday, August 22, 2010
The Frame-Up that Failed
Well,let's see. A few years ago, the US government pressured the Swedish government to prosecute the founders of the PirateBay :
"US government officials put pressure on the Swedish government shortly before the raids on Pirate Bay took place." (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/06/19/us_pushes_sweden/).
Recently the US government pressured Sweden again over WikiLeaks:
"The Pentagon on Thursday urged Sweden-based whistleblower website WikiLeaks to "do the right thing," and return thousands of leaked US military documents and stop any future public release". (http://www.swedishwire.com/politics/5656-the-us-puts-pressure-on-sweden-over-wikileaks).
Now it desperately wants to get its hands on Julian Assange, and suddenly, some trumped-up charges are brought against him.
Doesn't take a genius to figure out where that plan originated.
Fortunately, the Swedish prosecutor was smart enough to see past the ruse.
"Swedish authorities revoked a short-lived arrest warrant for the founder of WikiLeaks on Saturday, saying a rape accusation against him lacked substance."