A Convenient Charge

You didn’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to think that the rape charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange were a bit suspicious coming so soon after the Afghanistan documents were leaked.

And those charges have just been dropped. Hmmmmmmmmmm…..

Sweden has cancelled an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on accusations of rape and molestation.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority website said the chief prosecutor had come to the decision that Mr Assange was not suspected of rape but did not give any further explanation.

The warrant was issued late on Friday.

Wikileaks, which has been criticised for leaking Afghan war documents, had quoted Mr Assange as saying the charges were “without basis”.

That message, which appeared on Twitter and was attributed directly to Mr Assange, said the appearance of the allegations “at this moment is deeply disturbing”.

In a series of other messages posted on the Wikileaks Twitter feed, the whistle-blowing website said: “No-one here has been contacted by Swedish police”, and that it had been warned to expect “dirty tricks”.

3 Comments

  1. “You didn’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to think that the rape charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange were a bit suspicious”

    Yeah, but you will at least have to be a conspiracy suspecter.

  2. Such accusations don’t have to be the least bit credible to have an impact. From now on, anyone that doesn’t like Assange can legitimately claim that he was accused of rape. It doesn’t matter how quickly the charges were dropped, or how little credibility the charges had in the first place. The whole point is to get it on record, if only to waste people’s time having to address it repeatedly (and it will be brought up repeatedly).

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