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Assange Case: Who is Sofia Wilén?
She's the key, say the Flashbackers, as their investigation continues.
NEW YORK/ENKÖPING (Rixstep) — The patient diggers at Flashback found Julian Burnside today.
High-profile QC Julian Burnside has said the Swedish government has given away its true motivation for seeking to extradite Julian Assange.
Burnside told Lawyers Weekly that it is important to expose the illogical steps being taken by Sweden to get the WikiLeaks founder into custody.
'I do not believe that all of this fuss and bother is about an arguably broken condom ... it is impossible to believe ... the point of the whole exercise is to get Assange to America', he said.
The Australian Government should persuade Swedish authorities to question Assange in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, said Burnside, claiming it is 'a perfectly reasonable way to resolve the impasse ... you really have to wonder why they don't do the sensible thing'.
'You do, don't you?' asked Flashback's Trenterx. 'More and more voices outside Sweden are asking the question: why won't Sweden do the only sensible thing and question Assange on location? Who's dragging their feet?'
The matter wasn't lost on the other Flashbackers. Marianne Ny doesn't need Assange in a Swedish cell, no matter what she says. And she's said a lot - lying to TIME Magazine in December 2010, the first in a long line of lies from her office and the office of US spy Carl Bildt.
Should Marianne Ny want or need a formal interrogation with Assange before throwing the book at him, she can do that in Knightsbridge. The tangible threat from the US is serious enough that William Hague was ready to storm the Ecuadorean embassy and destroy diplomatic relations worldwide. Then Ecuador, after a thorough two month investigation, granted Assange asylum because of this tangible threat.
The ultimate irony is that Assange would walk anyway: he's already more than served the maximum sentence.
So yes, the question is valid: why do the Swedes want Assange? Why did they deny having a special temporary surrender agreement with the US, drawn up in the Reagan years and signed again for Sweden by the former minister for justice who only this past year again denied its existence?
Why did they claim European Mutual Legal Assistance was 1) unconstitutional 2) illegal in Britain 3) illegal in Sweden?
The Swedes sure have talked a lot of bullshit these past three years.
As Julian Burnside said: this isn't about a bloody condom. Or five seconds of unprotected sex. Or nudging someone with a penis. Or anything else like that. People need to get serious and see through the bullshit.
Today they're better equipped, what with the right wing fury over Edward Snowden. People see in slow motion how the oppressors and the mockingbird media scramble all too late. They're watching the show through a clear prism this time.
And now and again their eyes turn back to 3 Hans Crescent.
Who is Sofia Wilén?
'That's the question', answers Flashbacker Askabara right before he goes away on holiday. 'The reasonableness of it all pops up as a topic in this forum again and again. But it's not about reasonableness or proportionality anymore - this is about degrees of ridiculousness! (Can we get that norm in our lawbooks?)'
'And then we come to the incomprehensible. Who is Sofia Wilén?'
'There's a certain type of forum member who comes around each and every time we start touching on Sofia Wilén and her activities - it should therefore be clear that she's the key to this mess.'
'When we've found out who's paid her upkeep these past three years, found out who paid to have her professionally scrubbed from the Internet, then we'll have one ugly fish to reel in. And it'll be a fish of exalted position, I'm afraid.'
'Now they've bestowed prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's family lawyer on Sofia Wilén. I think they seem a bit desperate, particularly when you read the lawyer's press release. It reads like it's been written when she was drunk, when compared to other publications she's undersigned. Desperation, said Bull. I think this helps lead us to the people who hired her. There's no chance Wilén herself hired that - to say the least - strange narcissist.'
'I still believe Sofia Wilén has been in the employ of a Swedish Light-Shy Organisation and has actively and with malice aforethought sought to undermine Julian Assange. And I think both her own brother and her former boyfriend are under contract with the same organisation.'
According to informed sources, progress reports on the above project are not to be posted to Flashback until a later point in the research.
I'm so sick of it all. Will it never end? At any rate I want to say the other girl's just as much to blame.
- Anna Ardin
Apparently Swedish laws are unique. If you have a penis you're half a rapist before you even get through customs.
- Scott Adams
If I am able to reveal what I know, everyone will realise this is all a charade. If I could tell the British courts, I suspect it would make extradition a moot point.
- Björn Hurtig
I can tell you that the Swedish prosecution still hasn't provided copies of those SMS texts that have been referred to. Those texts are some of the most powerful exculpatory evidence. In Australia prosecutors have a very grave duty to disclose such evidence to courts when seeking the grave exercise of a court's power against an individual. Yet in Sweden in this case, in the first hearings to obtain an arrest warrant, those texts were not submitted to the Swedish court, which is highly improper.
- James Catlin
The prosecutor could achieve this broadening of the law during Assange's trial so he can be convicted of a crime that didn't exist at the time he allegedly committed it. She would need to. There is no precedent for this. The Swedes are making it up as they go along.
- James Catlin
Julian Assange will surely learn that considering what WikiLeaks has published, he's got a few enemies in the Pentagon, the CIA, and the White House. Sweden began an investigation into rape which was later dismissed. Assange was even denied residence in Sweden. One can only speculate to what extent the security agencies of the US were involved. And considering the obvious interest of the US to silence WikiLeaks, is it likely Assange will have an accident of the 'Boston brakes' kind in the coming years? Or will he be snared with compromising information of the 'honey trap' kind?
- 'Drozd' at Flashback 23 October 2010
The truth will out, the truth wins out. Let no journalist ever again speculate into what the protocols say. Six months of digging and the people at Flashback have the actual documents. The sleaze printed by rags such as the Daily Mail, Sweden's Aftonbladet and Expressen, and perhaps above all the toxic Nick Davies of the Guardian, can stand no more. Yet more: these documents are an indictment of the 'news organisations' who've printed deliberate inaccuracies all along or even worse: refused to print anything at all. Nick Davies' account of the protocols was maliciously skewed; both Aftonbladet and Expressen had copies early on and printed nothing. Bloggers had copies but arrogantly kept the information to their Smeagol selves.
- The Assange Police Protocol: Translator's Note
Flashback: Comment 54847
Craig Murray: Comment 404795
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