Virtually all the discussions I've had about the WikiLeaks issue have quickly gone off the rails if the other person thinks the leaks are wrong, or a crime. The subject gets turned to accusations and pop psychoanalysis about what kind of a person Julian Assange is. The suggestions are all insulting.
Accusations of rape are quick off the lips of those who are incensed or opposed to the leak of U.S. diplomatic cables. Ahh, the bastard is a rapist. So there. What a jerk. Those who do not like the leaks seem to think their best argument against them is to discredit Julian. And for days our American media told us how the police were closing in on him - how the net was tightening.
So, how about some facts that change all that and actually move us toward the truth. My main source is The Guardian Unlimited of London, one of the most respected newspapers in the world.
Julian has been in S.E. England for the past couple weeks or more - and the police knew exactly where he was staying. The day Sweden leveled the rape charges, Julian's lawyers let the police know where he was and that he would cooperate with them. But our American media hyped this story as if he was a fugitive, hiding and on the run.
There is a lot of suspicion that the CIA, and U.S. government in general, is pressuring Sweden to get Julian in any way it can. The women who are accusing him of rape actually invited him home and bedded him more than once. One of the women has ties to the CIA from when she worked in the Swedish Embassy in Washington D.C. Their accusation has to do with their thinking that he cut his condoms so they would rip during sex. Does this sound like the rape you thought it was before starting this article??
I've linked to one article in the Guardian today. It basically tells you the same information I've written above. Perhaps you might browse some of the other Guardian articles and learn more facts - facts our American news media have either left out of their stories or have twisted to make it seem Julian is a felon. Read the Guardian articles for yourself and learn not only the truth about Julian, but of how badly we are informed by our American news media. Just as the leaked cables show our government doing things that outrage us, so too, reading foreign news media shows our American media is in bed with our government and no doubt taking directions from it. But then, we learned that during the Iraq war.