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    Re: Sweden U-turn on Assange questioning

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    Assange made repeated statements that he feared for his life should he have to go to Sweden because he felt the Swedes would have extradited him to the US and face charges not of rape but of espionage and be thrown into a hole where no one would ever hear from him again. Its sort of the same situation Snowden faces if he returns as well.
    Assange made repeated statements? Why woulhe do that? The Occam answer to ththat question is obvious. He doesn't want to go to jail in Sweden.

    And why should the Americans want the man to stand court. He did nothing Greenwald didn't do. Nothing criminal to my knowledge. What did he do?

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    Re: Sweden U-turn on Assange questioning

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Assange made repeated statements? Why woulhe do that? The Occam answer to ththat question is obvious. He doesn't want to go to jail in Sweden.

    And why should the Americans want the man to stand court. He did nothing Greenwald didn't do. Nothing criminal to my knowledge. What did he do?
    Does Greenwald travel to the US or any country where the US has an extradition treaty?
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    Re: Sweden U-turn on Assange questioning

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I think that is rather general. And in its generality it is quite unknowlegeable.
    How so. I believe he was speaking specifically to any US assurances not to prosecute Assagne? But we'll see what he says.
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    Re: Sweden U-turn on Assange questioning

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    Does Greenwald travel to the US or any country where the US has an extradition treaty?
    I really do not know. I do know that he has been to a number that have extradition agreements with the US and are friendly enough to extradite, if the US were really interested.

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    Re: Sweden U-turn on Assange questioning

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    How so. I believe he was speaking specifically to any US assurances not to prosecute Assagne? But we'll see what he says.
    Even so. I would have no doubt that the US would maintain a position held out officially on such a matter. It would not after all be inconsequential to renegotiate. You are right, though. Obama is a lawyer and as trustworthy as one thus expect.

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    Re: Sweden U-turn on Assange questioning

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Even so. I would have no doubt that the US would maintain a position held out officially on such a matter. It would not after all be inconsequential to renegotiate. You are right, though. Obama is a lawyer and as trustworthy as one thus expect.
    Well sure you would. But if I'm Assagne, I'm not taking that risk.
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    Re: Sweden U-turn on Assange questioning

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Well sure you would. But if I'm Assagne, I'm not taking that risk.
    Nor would he want to go to a Swedish jail for rape. No celebrity status in that.

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    Re: Sweden U-turn on Assange questioning

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I really do not know. I do know that he has been to a number that have extradition agreements with the US and are friendly enough to extradite, if the US were really interested.
    The US apparently wasn't interested in Roman Polanski until suddenly they were interested. Guess who was President then too?
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    Re: Sweden U-turn on Assange questioning

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The US apparently wasn't interested in Roman Polanski until suddenly they were interested. Guess who was President then too?
    Not as i remember. There had been attempts to get over the years Polanski that foiled.

    But you are right that there could be a change of heart.

    But what did he do that was against US law? I could be wrong, but he isn't American, he had no clearance, he had signed no NDA nor pledge of silence, he published ouroutside the US, the Americans that published the material are spending the thus earned cash....

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    Re: Sweden U-turn on Assange questioning

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Not as i remember. There had been attempts to get over the years Polanski that foiled.

    But you are right that there could be a change of heart.

    But what did he do that was against US law? I could be wrong, but he isn't American, he had no clearance, he had signed no NDA nor pledge of silence, he published ouroutside the US, the Americans that published the material are spending the thus earned cash....
    Didn't Bradley Manning or whatever she is calling herself these days give Assange and Wikileaks all the material that Manning is now spending decades in prison for?
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