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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 07:00 AM

9. There are several reasons....

Sweden is a smaller country that might be persuaded more easily, and that has cooperated with the US in the past involving illegal rendition.

Some have pointed out that Karl Rove is working with a Swedish contact on these matters:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-kreig/rove-suspected-in-swedish_b_798737.html

"This all has Karl's signature," a reliable political source told me a week and a half ago in encouraging our Justice Integrity Project to investigate Rove's Swedish connection. "He must be very happy. He's right back in the middle of it. He's making himself valuable to his new friends, seeing the U.S. government doing just what he'd like ─ and screwing his opponents big-time."

WikiLeaks created a problem for Sweden and its prime minister, at left above, by revealing a 2008 cable disclosing that its executive branch asked American officials to keep intelligence-gathering "informal" to avoid required Parliamentary scrutiny. That secret was among the 251,000 U.S. cables obtained by WikiLeaks and relayed to the New York Times and four other media partners. They have so far reported about 1,300 of the secret cables after trying for months to vet them through U.S. authorities.


Also, the Assange-Wikileaks espionage/cybersecurity case is based on an alleged conspiracy with Bradley Manning, so it is tied in with that case as well, which is taking a long time to prosecute due its complexity. The strategy may be to keep Assange in Swedish prison on exaggerated rape charges until the US decides what to do. As long as the US declares that he won't receive the death penalty, there seems to be nothing preventing Sweden and the UK from going ahead with extradition to the US.

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