The facts, as we've been able to piece them together, surrounding the alleged sexual offense supposedly committed by WikiLeaks' Julian Assange are so bizarre that it might be a long time before we can untangle them in an intelligent way. For starters, Sweden's peculiar (to us) laws are difficult to pin down. Worse, the emotional political issues swirling around Assange could make rational discourse regarding the alleged sexual offenses difficult.
I am an American, and I wholeheartedly agree with President Obama's condemnation of Assange's leaks of classified diplomatic information. But the issues surrounding the leaks need to be separated from the issues surrounding the alleged sex offenses (unless, of course, it can be shown that the sex offense charges were trumped up in an effort to punish Assange for the leaks). Assange is entitled to the presumption of innocence with respect to the alleged sexual offenses, and if it turns out he was falsely accused, we will advocate for his vindication and hold him out as a victim with respect to them. That doesn't alter our views regarding his anti-American activities.
Assange has been criminally accused by two women of acting improperly in the bedroom. We have no idea if a crime was committed, but we direct you to the following, for your information:
According to the article, one of Assange's accusers is a radical feminist named Anna Ardin:
Anna Ardin, a notorious radical known in Sweden for her feminism views on how men achieve social dominance through sex, has been known to be bent on revenge. On January Ardin posted a blog entry on ‘7 Steps to Legal Revenge by Anna Ardin’, which included a statement, I’ve been thinking about some revenge over the last few days… An article on the blog can be read here - http://progressivealaska.blogspot.com/2010/08/strangest-blog-thread-yet-on-swedish.html.
It is also noted that this is not the first time Ardin has accused someone for molestation of a sexual nature in Sweden.
We will follow the story, and invite any informative citations our readers can furnish.