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Response to Bodhi BloodWave (Reply #35)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:32 PM

36. If you read the news reports from 2 years ago...

the US climate was much more hostile toward Assange. When the secret cables were released by Wikileaks people appeared on Fox News, etc, calling for Assange's assassination. The Swedish system itself can be very secretive and if he was moved to Sweden at that time he could have been locked up indefinitely, possibly with no explanation forthcoming.

The Obama administration admits that as time goes on, the odds of Assange being prosecuted are diminishing. Therefore, it is in his best interest to wait this out as long as possible.

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