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Assange & Sweden: The Lion Pit

Uh-oh. Sweden being shamed again according to new Expressen op-ed.

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Our judicial system which foremost obeys the US and radical feminism is waiting to close its jaws on Julian Assange. This because he stands up against the US and is a Real Man.

This is how WikiLeaks supporters have explained why he's right in refusing to return to Sweden to answer questions about sex crime allegations. Considering the twisted ideas about the Swedish judicial system that have become truths in the international media, the revelations about the Assange investigation published yesterday by Expressen are devastating.

The police inspector assigned as chief interrogator saw no conflicts in her friendship with one of the claimants.

They don't have to have had a deeper relationship simply because they've long had contact on the Internet. But when the police inspector attacks the suspect repeatedly on her Facebook page all the while Claes Borgström is praised to the heavens, it's difficult to defend oneself against the stench of bias. The matter doesn't get better when it's realised Borgström belongs to the same political party she does.

  Irmeli Krans guests Anna Ardin's lesbian nightclub (far right).
Conspiracy theorists can now, with a feeling of triumph, place Irmeli Krans in the middle of a sticky spider web. John Pilger says Borgström has a connection to the CIA because his buddy Tomas Bodström helped the US in the rendition and torture of two Egyptians. A police inspector who is both interested in issues of equality and also fancies Borgström is of course tailor made for a CIA/feminist conspiracy.

But you don't have to be corrupt simply because you're stupid.

Irmeli Krans has shown she lacks good judgement.

Members of the police force may of course be politically active. But as an experienced swimmer in the duck pond of the Stockholm social democrats, the police inspector seems to have difficulty distinguishing between politics and police work.

And it all swirls together into one big stinking mess.

One can understand why people sense a political conspiracy, people who believe our judicial system is run remotely by murky interest groups.

But it's probably just another story of incompetence in the police. Under the global spotlights, in an extremely sensitive case, lack of good judgement can have extreme consequences. But the police seem to be dealing with their shortcomings in the usual fashion - that's to say by doing nothing at all. The police spokesperson tells Expressen he has no comments because he hasn't reviewed the information and has only been privy to the 'hearsay'.

So the police ignored the news a police inspector is biased because the news comes from the wrong source?

That's astonishing.

In a situation where Sweden has already lost its reputation as a country with rule of law, the police are only helping perpetuate that global perception.

Every litle helps.
 - Sybil Fawlty
Assange - an overhyped balloon ready to burst.
 - Irmeli Krans
Go Claes Borgström!!
 - Irmeli Krans

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

Further Reading
Industry Watch: Swedish Assange Case Inspector Outed
Expressen: Polisen skämmer ut vår rättsstat

Flashback: The Assange Thread
Rixstep: The Assange Police Protocols
SvD: Utredare uttalade sig negativt om Assange på Facebook
Expressen: Interrogator in the Assange case friend with woman accusing Wikileaks founder
Expressen: Polisen vän med kvinna som anmälde Assange
Expressen: Björn Hurtig: Man kan ifrågasätta hela förundersökningen
Old Wolf: Expressen utelämnar en del i sitt 'avslöjande'
Dagbladet: Assange er en 'opphausset sprekkferdig boble'
Aftonbladet: Polisen vän med kvinna som anmälde Assange

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