Re: If this really is a conspiracy
I'll go you one further and play the game. See I'm one of dem dar evul 'Mericans the foilhats are afraid are out to get JA. Truth be told, I'd like nothing better than to see him swinging at the end of a rope for all the people he's gotten killed with his ill-conceived plans to bring the free world into conformity with his personal ideology and without benefit of a vote. So here's the deal. I'll assume I want that to actually happen and I'm some hidden spider deep in the spy web able to spin unbelievable plans and make them work. We'll assume I actually managed to manipulate the two morons in Sweden into pressing false charges against him. We'll assume I've got a master plan to subvert any UK objections to extraditing him and running rough shod over Sweden. Would I want to bring him to the US?
Are you FRACKING NUTS?!?!?!?!?!?!?
I bring him to the US and I've got a London city-sized cadre of ACLU lawyers who've been salivating for decades for a case like this. It's got everything:
- a common man hero of the people trying to bring corrupt government to heal.
- "proof" of said corruption in the leaked documents.
- a conspiracy to have him extradited under false pretenses
- an international consensus that he ought not be tried for a political crime (the fact that he facilitated the dissemination of classified information not withstanding)
- and IF I send him to Gitmo where we can waterboard the SOB, I've handed that cadre of ACLU lawyers the perfect opportunity to get SCOTUS to finally overturn centuries of established law vis-a-vie spying, war, and acts of war.
If I want to do anything to him I want him to die in a high speed car crash in the chunnel, except I hear that's already been done.
Or maybe I could get some operatives to get him drunk, then drive the car off a bridge, and the next day the operatives could claim they dove and dove and dove but couldn't do anything to rescue him. No, that's been done too and they'd never let ME get away with it.
Best then to just rendition him to Saudi Arabia where they know how to deal with his crap.
Of course, if I were going to rendition him to Saudi Arabia, why bother with all the legal wrangling? Far easier to send the black helicopters, snatch him, blow up the building, blame it on Israelis posing as Yemeni terrorists, and deliver him to Saudi Arabia.
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