I have no idea what your point is in this paragraph. I don't recall saying anything about forgiving the government. What a bunch of goobly gock. if anything is silly, it's your previous paragraph.
As as par for the course you're missing the boat. I've had a security clearance and my father has had a top security clearance. I see nothing silly about any of this.
Last edited by EnigmaO01; 08-21-10 at 12:13 PM.
Sorry, but there is no logic to your position.
Wikileaks and it's founder need to be shutdown. Period.
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Why should we immediately and automatically assume the two complainants are lying and "trying to take advantage" of Assange for "personal gain" because he's "in the news"?
For all we know, they are both telling the truth and sexual impropriety occurred.
The fact that the charges have been dropped only means that investigators decided there was not enough evidence to pursue them, or that the complainants backed out, possibly under intimidation, or when they realized their complaints were instant international news.
We don't know the man personally, any more than we know the complainants.
It seems disingenuous to automatically jump to the conclusion that they are lying.
It's just as likely that they're not, and something inappropriate happened.
If they were, the charges probably would not be dropped, because they'd be sticking to and trumping up their stories.
Similarly, if it were a government set-up, the charges would not be dropped.
The very fact that the charges have been dropped after being filed leads me to believe there was something to it; possibly not enough to convict, but something.
Most sexual abuse cases- the vast majority- never make it to court.
It should be noted that while the rape charges are dropped, Assange is still being investigated for "molestation" (a minor charge which does not refer, in Sweden, to crimes against children, as it does in the US, and which is not punishable by jail time).
Last edited by 1069; 08-21-10 at 03:48 PM.
This is something that keeps getting lost in the discussion. The fact that the rape warrant was withdrawn indicates nothing about the veracity of the claims against him. Two women independently accused him of rape/molestation after they had engaged in consensual sex with him. They gave detailed statements to the prosecutor who decided to issue an arrest warrant for rape and molestation. The second prosecutor chose to withdraw the rape warrant, leaving the molestation warrant active.
Far more plausible than the idea that this was some deep conspiracy that has been thwarted is the likelihood that the second prosecutor didn't believe he could prove a rape charge that arose subsequent to consensual sex (or didn't believe that there could actually be rape subsequent to consensual sex). That's not exactly an exoneration, though I'm sure some will see it as such.
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