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WikiLeaks: Enemy Action?

What would Auric Goldfinger say? What would the CIA say?


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STOCKHOLM (Rixstep) — Clockwork: as soon as WikiLeaks or Julian Assange are ready for another worldwide sensation, those tricky Swedes make sure Assange and the world at large still understand they're holding him under suspicion of heinous crimes related to use of prophylactics.



'The investigation is well advanced but there are still some measures to take before a decision.'

'It is not possible to determine when a decision can be made. Neither is it possible to disclose further details of the investigation.'

'Considering the need for secrecy and the the people involved, no further information can be made available, says Marianne Ny.'


Now compare this with what they did on 22 October when the Iraq War Logs were released.

2010-09-29
The investigation is nearing completion and only a few procedures remain before a decision is reached.

However it is not possible to determine when a decision can be made. And with respect for the secrecy code and the individuals involved, no further information can be made available.
2010-10-22
Chief prosecutor Marianne Ny offers a brief description in the investigation:

The investigation is proceeding but there are still a few procedures before a decision is reached. It is not possible to determine when a decision can be reached. A decision might come in the near future but it can also be delayed.

Out of consideration for the investigation, it's is not possible to explain why we can't offer a prognosis for when a decision can be reached. Neither is it possible to make any further information available.

So What's Going On Here?

What's going on here isn't difficult to see. You'd have to be pretty thick to miss it.

√ - Assange to speak at City University of London 30 September.
√ - Marianne Ny releases new communiqué saying nothing a few hours earlier.



√ - WikiLeaks surprise media blitz for Iraq War Logs begins 22 October 21:00 UTC.
√ - Marianne Ny releases new communiqué saying nothing a few hours earlier.

√ - Julian Assange speaks before the United Nations in Geneva on US abuses 4 November.
√ - Marianne Ny releases new communiqué saying nothing a few hours earlier.


Take Off the Hat?

Of course there's a 'reasonable' explanation for this: with Assange and WikiLeaks dominating the headlines worldwide on these occasions, Marianne Ny and her colleagues would otherwise expect a deluge of journalists to contact her office to see if there's been an update in the Assange+rape case.

But the potential collateral damage to Assange and WikiLeaks is there still the same. As is the tacit threat of further action if new revelations prove too damaging to Washington.

But it's probably all happenstance. Or coincidence. Or... But that's not what the CIA would say.

Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action.
 - Auric Goldfinger

See Also
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