>>"If a US extradition request came in and snaked him out from under the Swedish beak (a possibility this Knowles guy is positing) then there's no justice seen to be done in Sweden, just about every conspiracy theory going gets instantly confirmed"
But surely, the way conspiracy theories work, they're *always* confirmed, since they just mould round whatever evidence was available?
The accusations against Assange are declared suspicious because they came from two people (while if they'd come from one it would have been 'only one' and if from more than two, would 'obviously' be a setup).
Had the accusations been stronger, that would have been suspicious on the basis that it was more unusual behaviour, but as it is, they're suspicious because there seems to be some sordid greyness to them, or because 'they're not really criminal at all, except *technically*'.
They're suspicious because there was a difference of opinion between prosecutors about the initial arrest warrant and the potential seriousness of the offence, but unanimity would also be seen as suspicious. As we know, anyone seemingly 'on Assange's side' is evidence that there are good people as well as the conspiracy (the exception that proves the rule), whereas the lack of anyone on his side shows how comprehensive the conspiracy is.
Had he been arrested at the beginning, that would be proof they wanted to frighten him out of later publication, but if action is taken after publication, it's obviously revenge.
Had he been kept in Sweden, that would obviously have been proof of them holding him for the Americans, since otherwise he would have 'obviously' gone somewhere he would have been safe even though in fact he didn't.
If Assange did end up being found Not Guilty in Sweden and no request for extradition ever came from the USA, that'd still not be any kind of evidence *against* a Great Conspiracy, merely proof of what a genius Julian is,or how scared the USA is of some Secret Files he has, or something.
Basically, you can't satisfy a conspiracy theorist, and you shouldn't even try.