OK, so the US is trying to pull a dirty trick on Assange. So what? His leaking of documents has endangered many lives, and many innocent people will be raped, murdered, and tortured because of his actions. So here is the way I see it:STOCKHOLM – Swedish prosecutors withdrew an arrest warrant for the founder of WikiLeaks on Saturday, saying less than a day after the document was issued that it was based on an unfounded accusation of rape.
They said that for the moment Julian Assange remains suspected of the lesser crime of molestation in a separate case.
The accusations have been labeled a dirty trick by Julian Assange and his group, who are preparing to release a fresh batch of classified U.S. documents from the Afghan war.
1) OK, OK - He did not literally rape anyone. Drop all charges there. Let Sweden deal with the possible molestation itself.
2) Indict him as an accessory to espionage, and as a result of that espionage and subsequent leak of classified information to terrorists, also indict him for accessory to rape, accessory to murder, accessory to torture, and accessory to war crimes, try him accordingly, and if found guilty, punish him with the appropriate sentence. That would work for me.
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