- From Justin Raimondo:
"The big problem for the Smear Brigade, quite aside from the swift retraction of the rape charges, is this story stinks to high heaven. So these two women just happened to meet up at one of Assange’s lectures, and – in the course of casual conversation – realized they’d both been raped by this monster. I don’t know how many rape victims attend lectures by their assaulters, but the number is probably very low. More indications the whole thing is a set up: the Guardian reports that “the preliminary allegation, made on the Friday night, and not further investigated at that stage, was apparently leaked by police to a tabloid in Stockholm, which published dramatic claims on Saturday morning that Assange was to be arrested.”"
- One of the women said: "The charges against Assange is of course not orchestrated by either the Pentagon or anyone else. The responsibility for what happened to me and the other girl is held by a man with a skew perception of women who do not take no for an answer." That's called protesting too much, and with peculiar specific detail.
- As far as I can tell, the current state of the story is that a two-count rape arrest warrant arose out of the fact that Assange doesn't like to use condoms with his groupies.
- The Swedish prosecutors office did not follow its protocol in not releasing names. Somehow, the media found out about this and the prosecutor in question, against standard procedure, confirmed Assange's name.
Hey, I don't want to tell Swedish authorities how to do their jobs, but they might want to check the bank accounts of those in question - complainants and prosecutor - looking for big wire transfers from L-a-n-g-l-e-y, V-i-r-g-i-n-i-a.
Coming at a time when the U. S. government has indicated it is going after WikiLeaks and Assange, and at a time when Assange is threatening more leaks, there is not the tiniest doubt who is behind this. There was talk of assassinating him, but that would just make Assange a martyr, and add infinite credibility to WikiLeaks, while doing nothing to staunch the leaks of embarrassing information. A phony rape case is much more clever, undermining the credibility of both Assange and WikiLeaks. It is too bad for the Americans that the execution of the plot was so incompetent.