Re: Bleu AC Offensive
As I have told you before, Assange is not my hero. He is also not a rapist, sleazy perhaps.
The British justice system tried to overcome the impasse only last month, the Swedish prosecutor absolutely refused to co-operate, gave no good reason, that is a simple fact.
The initial report to the Swedish authorities only followed collusion between his groupies, both of whom are on record as having even been somewhat proud of their conquests at the time. Both stated that they didn't want him charged, the prosecutor forgot it, another prosecutor oddly decided to attack much later.
There are good reasons to suspect the initial groupie of being at least 'an agent of influence' for some other place, I am sure you will be aware of her political past and of where she went to hide out in the immediate aftermath of creating the problem for Assange.
Assange seems to have been trying to parlay Wikileaks information for cash, while drip-feeding even the least sensitive information. Such a slow drip-feed that Domsh**sse was able to delete or give away important documents on banking scandals, I would be very surprised if Domsh**sse received no financial reward for destroying or passing on information on financial crimes by banks.
I would love to see any record of above-expenses payments by, for example, the NYT, to Wikileaks.
I am also aware of Cryptome's claims about Wikileaks, but the man running that is also very selective about what information is released, and IMHO would have an axe to grind regardless of how Wikileaks operated, seeing them as operating on *his* turf.
That is not to say that all of his points were invalid, I am just a little suspicious of the motives for his statements re. Wikileaks.
I do suspect that you may be more interested in propaganda than any truth, at least on this issue.
Will leave off there.
Merry Christmas to you, Matt, and to all Reg. commentards!