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Julian Assange Faces Rape Investigation In Sweden — Updated 1017

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from the out-of-left-field dept.
mpawlo was one of many readers who have sent news that a warrant has been issued in Stockholm, Sweden for WikiLeaks founder and spokesman Julian Assange. The investigation apparently involves "one report of rape and one report of harassment." The story was broken by Swedish tabloid Expressen (original in Swedish), and later picked up by more reputable sources like CNN and the BBC, who say the warrant has been confirmed by Swedish authorities. The WikiLeaks Twitter feed has commented three times about the charges so far, first saying they were warned of 'dirty tricks,' then that they hadn't been contacted by Swedish police, and then a statement from Assange saying the charges are without basis.
Update: 08/21 15:58 GMT by S : Multiple sources are now reporting that the warrant for Assange's arrest has been withdrawn. Aftonbladet has coverage in Swedish. Chief prosecutor Eva Finne said, "I don't think there is reason to suspect that he has committed rape."
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Julian Assange Faces Rape Investigation In Sweden — Updated

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  • This just in (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Hadlock (143607) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @06:42AM (#33322886) Homepage Journal

    The US Government plays dirty when you expose their secrets

    • Re:This just in (Score:5, Insightful)

      by RsG (809189) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @06:52AM (#33322922)

      OTOH, any charges against Assange are going to look that way, real or fabricated. Remember the old joke about conspiracy theories: if there's evidence to support them, then the truth has been uncovered, and if there's no evidence to support them, that just proves the conspirators are doing a good job of covering up.

      My prediction is that this whole affair will never be resolved to anyone's satisfaction.

      • Re:This just in (Score:5, Insightful)

        by Hadlock (143607) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @06:59AM (#33322958) Homepage Journal

        It doesn't matter if it's ever resolved, or how it is. If you want to don your tin foil hat, then you can say that his character assassination has been successfully completed at this point. The fact that there is not one, but two claims both does a better job of character assassination, and makes it stick that much better. From this point forward, even if he's been cleared at a later point, there will forever be that stigma in whispered tones at the edge of conversation, "Julian Assange? I heard two girls accused him of rape".

        • Re:This just in (Score:5, Interesting)

          by metacell (523607) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @08:47AM (#33323718)

          You should be aware that the two women knew each other, and went to the police together. They claim that they were molested by Assange independently in two different cities, with a few days between, without one of them thinking to warn the other.

          • by sycodon (149926) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @08:52AM (#33323770)

            Someone just leaked the entire plot on Wikileaks.

          • Re:This just in (Score:4, Insightful)

            by amiga3D (567632) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @09:03AM (#33323880)
            He just happened to start raping women right after the pentagon papers were released. I bet we find out he started murdering people and robbing banks since the release of those papers too. The pedophilia charges can't be far behind. Didn't this guy ever watch "Enemy of the State?" I wonder if Gene Hackman can help him?
            • by Adambomb (118938) * on Saturday August 21, 2010 @09:45AM (#33324316) Journal

              Or if he needs to become a supervillain bent on world domination, i wonder if Gene Hackman can help anyways.

            • by h00manist (800926) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @01:09PM (#33326284) Journal
              ... soldiers never rape, kill, or pillage anyone. Perfect model citizens, even the thousands of ex convicts and self-described mercenaries are fully law-abiding, high-morals examples. The printed truth is wonderful. Are we in Disney yet?
        • Re:This just in (Score:5, Insightful)

          by IamTheRealMike (537420) <mike@plan99.net> on Saturday August 21, 2010 @10:44AM (#33324780) Homepage
          It might not even be about character assassination. Apparently in the wake of this news Afton Bladet will not be publishing Assanges first article tomorrow [aftonbladet.se] as had been planned. What does this mean for his protection under Swedish journalism laws? It could be far more clever than just about making him look bad.
      • by Shihar (153932) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:00AM (#33322966)

        In defense of the US government plant who is making the charges, he does look kind of like a rapist.

        • Re:This just in (Score:5, Insightful)

          by Somewhat Delirious (938752) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @02:45PM (#33327090)

          I don't know if anyone noticed what type of photographs of Assange the different media organizations chose to accompany this story. I am a photographer and it was the first thing I noticed. In a majority of cases they are ones in which he is not looking into the camera (that is, not looking at the reader) which makes him look shifty, ones in which he is shot from strange angles (above or below, signifying either looming over the reader in a threatening fashion or being on a lower level than the reader) and photos in which he has non symmetrical (long associated with unattractiveness in psychological research) or negative expressions on his face. That's media spin for you. Most people don't realize how they are influenced by such visual clues and don't even register them consciously.

          On a side note much of the reporting on wikileaks contains similar subtle cues. You will read: Controversial whisleblower website wikileaks releases Afghan war documents.... but not Whisleblower website wikileaks releases documents about controversial war in Afghanistan.

      • Rape? In Sweden? (Score:5, Interesting)

        by mangu (126918) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:19AM (#33323066)

        Crime needs three things: motive, means, opportunity.

        Motive, no big deal, being a heterosexual male is enough.

        Means, easy, every man comes equipped with that.

        Opportunity, that's the big problem.

        I have lived in Sweden and cannot say I had any difficulty in picking willing girls in bars there, and I'm not even famous like Assange.

        A man with his record of fighting government corruption would have an idol status in Sweden, he would have to hire security guards to keep the girls away.

        If there's one case where the accused should be presumed innocent, this is it.

        • Re:Rape? In Sweden? (Score:5, Informative)

          by Mindjiver (71) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:31AM (#33323144) Homepage

          So how do you explain the larger number of reported rapes in Sweden then?

          http://www.thelocal.se/19102/20090427/ [thelocal.se]

          "Sweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe - twice as many as "runner up" the UK, a new study shows."

          • Re:Rape? In Sweden? (Score:5, Interesting)

            by mikael_j (106439) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:39AM (#33323196)

            Well, swedish law classifies a lot of things as "rape" that wouldn't be rape in other countries (this can be seen by looking at swedish rape statistics before and after the relevant changes to the law).

            Also, from the article you linked: " The figures can however be somewhat distorted as it is often only assault rapes by strangers and aggravated acquaintance rapes that are reported in many of these countries - as was the case in Sweden 40 years ago.".

            • Re:Rape? In Sweden? (Score:5, Informative)

              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21, 2010 @09:54AM (#33324374)

              Well, swedish law classifies a lot of things as "rape" that wouldn't be rape in other countries (this can be seen by looking at swedish rape statistics before and after the relevant changes to the law).

              Also, from the article you linked: "
              The figures can however be somewhat distorted as it is often only assault rapes by strangers and aggravated acquaintance rapes that are reported in many of these countries - as was the case in Sweden 40 years ago."
              .

              According to aftonbladet.se both girls _willingly had sex with him_ but said he had a skewed view on women. They also said they are not afraid of him and he was non-violent.
              I wonder what kind of actions he did that constitutes rape then?

              Source: http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article7652935.ab

          • Re:Rape? In Sweden? (Score:5, Interesting)

            by metacell (523607) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @08:50AM (#33323744)

            So how do you explain the larger number of reported rapes in Sweden then?

            Because women are strongly encouraged to report rape here, and the police tend to take their accusations very seriously. Don't confuse the number of reported crimes to the actual number.

          • by proton (56759) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @09:45AM (#33324298) Homepage

            "Sweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe"

            Highlighted the reason why. Let me make up som example numbers;

            Sweden - actual rapes 1,000 - reported 50% = 500 rapes.
            Exampleistan - actual rapes 20,000 - reported 1% = 200 rapes.

            Which country has the most rapes?
            See the problem?

        • by JamesP (688957) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:56AM (#33323310)

          Yeah, I imagine how "hey girl, wanna see my leaked documents" is a great pickup line

        • by Heed00 (1473203) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @08:21AM (#33323512)
          You're assuming the point of rape is to fulfill sexual desire -- it's not, it's about wielding power over someone else. Given this, motive then isn't "heterosexual male" (i.e. horny), but rather "need to assert power over another" which then means opportunity isn't fulfilled by finding a willing participant.

          By your argument Mike Tyson would have been innocent of rape purely on his celebrity status granting him a plethora of women willing to sleep with him.
          • Re:Rape? In Sweden? (Score:5, Informative)

            by jpkunst (612360) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @08:47AM (#33323722) Homepage

            You're assuming the point of rape is to fulfill sexual desire -- it's not, it's about wielding power over someone else..

            That's the feminist/social sciences dogma. See Palmer & Thornhill, A Natural History of Rape [wikipedia.org] for a different point of view.

          • by mangu (126918) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @09:44AM (#33324292)

            it's about wielding power over someone else

            Perhaps, but in Assange's case, he wields power by publishing secret documents. Not quite the profile of a rapist.

        • Re:Rape? In Sweden? (Score:5, Informative)

          by IamTheRealMike (537420) <mike@plan99.net> on Saturday August 21, 2010 @08:31AM (#33323578) Homepage
          Men accused of rape should always be presumed innocent anyway (beyond that people are supposed to always be presumed innocent until guilty). The rate of false accusations is absolutely staggering - it has been studied several times and although the figures vary, they tend to be anywhere between 25% and 75%. Compare to that a more typical false reporting rate for other crimes of a few percent at most. Wiki has some info [wikipedia.org]. Probably the best study done was still the Kanin study, in which only the woman admitting the charge was false could result in a verdict of false reporting. That found a rate of 41%. And this is just against random guys, let alone famous people.
        • by bornagainpenguin (1209106) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @10:14AM (#33324544)

          Crime needs three things: motive, means, opportunity.

          Motive, no big deal, being a heterosexual male is enough.

          Errr...no, no it isn't. Being in possession of a penis and attracted to women does not make anyone a potential rapist or provide motivation for being one. I simply don't understand this strange correlation you seem to be making here.

          --bornagainpenguin

    • Re:This just in (Score:5, Insightful)

      by cappp (1822388) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @06:54AM (#33322940)
      And what if the allegations are real? Does that really change the substance of what's been done or the revelations that have been made? I feel like we veer away from complexity too often - people are heroes or villians, whistleblowers or rapists, good guys or jerks. We try to spin everything into a nicely packaged little modern fairy tale where someone is 100% without question evil and their actions and motivations dismissable. Sometimes people do bad things but that doesn't change what they've done before, or what they'll do after.

      So there's a chance Assage committed a horrible crime. Does that really change anything about his work with WikiLeaks, questionable though it's been at times. HIs actions may contextualize prior or future events, but they cannot solely define them.
      • Re:This just in (Score:4, Insightful)

        by Jeppe Salvesen (101622) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:44AM (#33323224)

        Unless he's a raging alcoholic, I don't think Assange is so stupid to rape twice in a week, while the US government is looking for him and he has the attention of the world. Of course, there is a slight chance the allegations are real, but I find it very peculiar that no such charges has been made earlier. I'm with the conspiracy theorists on this one. I was fairly trusting in the 90's, but after the 00's I don't trust the industrial-military complex nor the US Government to play by the rules.

        I agree about how people are usually more complex than hero/villain, though. Assange may very well have other skeletons in his closet, but - well - I think "they" picked the crime to be rape simply because it's a "he said, she said" kind of crime unless there was a huge scuffle. As such, it's perfect for character assassination - charges of rape sows the seeds of doubt in the heads of those who are not firmly behind Assange (and don't think this through).

      • Re:This just in (Score:5, Insightful)

        by tverbeek (457094) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:53AM (#33323278) Homepage

        What? Next you'll be arguing that it's possible that Roman Polanski is both a child-abusing rapist and a great filmmaker, that Bill Clinton is both a skilled chief executive and diplomat and a horn-dog, that Oscar Wilde was both a pederast and a great playwright, that D.W. Griffiths was both an innovative director and a racist. And we all know that's simply not possible!

        • by dangitman (862676) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @08:49AM (#33323740)

          What? Next you'll be arguing that it's possible that Roman Polanski is both a child-abusing rapist and a great filmmaker...

          Yeah, right. What are you going to argue next; that slashdot is a great site for simplistic one-dimensional flame wars, and a fantastic source of poorly edited news stories with little substance? Get your head checked, man!

  • by M4n (1472737) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @06:45AM (#33322890)
    Something like this was to be expected. I have read as much as there is but I cant see any details of victim(s) or of the crime itself. But surely surely surely he would have to be as stark staring mad as a bottle of chips to commit a crime like while running the worlds biggest whistle blowing web site. It stinks to high heaven.
  • Hmph (Score:5, Insightful)

    by chazzf (188092) <(cfulton) (at) (deepthought.org)> on Saturday August 21, 2010 @06:47AM (#33322900) Homepage Journal
    Well, the BBC story says "Swedish police have been trying to contact Mr Assange, but have not yet been able to" while Wikileaks says "No-one here has been contacted by Swedish police". Pity you can't serve someone over Twitter. I agree that the timing is suspicious as hell, but after the Reiser fiasco I'm going to wait and see.
    • Re:Hmph (Score:5, Insightful)

      by MoonBuggy (611105) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @06:49AM (#33322914) Journal

      I didn't think Reiser had any enemies with a motive for framing him, though?

      • Re:Hmph (Score:5, Funny)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:01AM (#33322970)

        I didn't think Reiser had any enemies with a motive for framing him, though?

        You obviously never read LKML!

      • by Sycraft-fu (314770) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:12AM (#33323018)

        Notice that then, as now, a large number of posters have decided that there is just no way he could have done it. With Reiser when the guilty verdict was handed down there were still plenty of people who decried how stupid the jury was, how there clearly wasn't enough evidence to find him guilty and so on... Until he confessed and gave the location of the body.

        Same deal here, people have presupposed Assange's innocence because they like him. I don't mean given him the benefit of the doubt and said "Well let's see what evidence comes up," I mean saying that this is clearly an evil government plot, even though there is, of course, no evidence of that at this point.

        It is just how it goes here. Geek heroes can do no wrong in the eyes of some and they'll come up with any number of reasons as to why something they did clearly must be a frame job by someone else.

        As for this particular case, I'll have to see what, if anything, comes out. It could be a deliberate smear campaign against him, though I'm a bit doubtful of that as the risk of backfire would be pretty large. Could just be someone making shit up, this happens even to people who aren't well known never mind people who are. Could be he actually did it, the guy has a massive ego and questionable morals and may not have even thought he did anything wrong. We'll just have to see if anything comes of this.

        Of course, the utter lack of information at this point won't stop a massive number of conspiracy theories from being posted here about how this is clearly a government frame job.

        • by RingDev (879105) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @08:40AM (#33323654) Homepage Journal

          people have presupposed Assange's innocence because they like him. I don't mean given him the benefit of the doubt and said "Well let's see what evidence comes up," I mean saying that this is clearly an evil government plot, even though there is, of course, no evidence of that at this point.

          Yeah, well, quite possibly that is because the majority of /. readers are from the USA. You know, where you are PRESUMED INNOCENT until PROVEN GUILTY.

          So until there is sufficient proof offered, Julian, in the eyes of most Americans, is completely innocent and the charges are completely bogus.

          Likewise, until sufficient proof is offered, the US government is not performing a conspiracy. But /. does tend to draw out the conspiracy theories ;)

          -Rick

        • by IgnoramusMaximus (692000) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @11:46AM (#33325364)

          As for this particular case, I'll have to see what, if anything, comes out. It could be a deliberate smear campaign against him, though I'm a bit doubtful of that as the risk of backfire would be pretty large.

          It is a classic "character assassination" campaign. After the charges have been trumpeted all over the world, the widely-publicized arrest warrant has been withdrawn and a few hours later the Swedish Public Prosecutor announced that "he is no longer even under suspicion"... and yet from now on every time his name is mentioned, the easily impressed by the authority types with limited attention span will go "isn't that the rapist/traitor/terrorist/child-molester guy?"

          It also served its job as a final "warning" from the power elite to this guy: "See what we can do? We can destroy you and make you a villain and no one will help you! You are defenseless against our power!"

          So congratulations are in order. Now you can proudly consider yourself a honorary member of the dirty-tricks arm of the Pax Americana, unlike the rest of us, "tin foil hat" "conspiracy nuts" who smelled a rat from the get-go ...

  • Makes no sense (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 21, 2010 @06:47AM (#33322902)
    When you are hiding from FBI in another country you don't go raping and harassing people.
    Maybe Julian is crazy, but he is not stupid.
  • Funny aspect of this (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Rakshasa Taisab (244699) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @06:52AM (#33322932) Homepage

    According to the article the two women did not actually accuse him of rape, only that they asked the police for guidance relating to what allegedly happened.

    This point is rather interesting, as in e.g. Norway (which has very similar legal system) you can and often will get a year or more prison sentence if you knowingly falsely accuse someone of rape.

    • by ScrewMaster (602015) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @08:49AM (#33323742)

      This point is rather interesting, as in e.g. Norway (which has very similar legal system) you can and often will get a year or more prison sentence if you knowingly falsely accuse someone of rape.

      That is interesting. I mean, it's an acknowledgement that a. rape is a serious crime and that b. an accusation of rape can have terrible consequences for the accused, even if eventually proven innocent.

      I dunno, though: here in the U.S. the system is generally pretty biased towards the woman, and if they tried to pass a law like that here, the complaint would be that it would make a woman afraid to report a rape, or attempted rape, because she might go to prison (mistakes do get made.) That does give women considerable power to really screw a man over if they want. I have no idea how often that happens.

  • by johnhp (1807490) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:06AM (#33322990)
    In some ways it doesn't matter if he's never convicted of these charges. Mouthpieces like Rush Limbaugh will be able to call him a "rapist and molester" and convince many that any information from Wikileaks is a lie.
  • by Animal Farm Pig (1600047) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:08AM (#33322998)
    In other news, accused rapist, Julian Assange, has released new documents on his WikiLeaks website...
  • by EmperorOfCanada (1332175) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:15AM (#33323038)
    I assumed they were going to nail him with child porn. But I guess when they went to put it on his computer they discovered that his computer security was off the scale.

    If I were the judge on this one I would accept no evidence short of a witness such as Nelson Mandela. I hope they solidly investigate his accusers to check what they have been up to for the last while and see if they have any relations to US interests or large payoffs.
  • by WimanX (1883672) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:30AM (#33323130)
    In Sweden you can get an rape investigation on you for nothing. Its an well known fact and well used tactic in divorce cases, where the wifes charges the husband of rape, and thus the wife get soil custofy of the child
  • Proper response (Score:5, Informative)

    by Krahar (1655029) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @07:43AM (#33323214)
    The proper response to such allegations is not to dismiss them out of hand as a government plot. The proper response is to assume and treat him as completely innocent until such a time that he is found guilty in a court of law - at that point you may want to look into the case to see if the jury was crazy or reasonable. Until then nothing should change to the extent that a "not guilty" verdict should be as if no new information was given. An allegation should be both taken seriously and not believed until it has been verified. That's the proper response. Now of course humans just aren't built to behave like that. If you can't maintain this stance, then you have to choose between being suspicious of him or saying that you are sure the allegations are false. In that choice it's pretty clear that the preponderance of evidence so far is to dismiss the claims. We have no evidence to look at.
    • Re:Proper response (Score:5, Interesting)

      by carp3_noct3m (1185697) <slashdotNO@SPAMwarriors-shade.net> on Saturday August 21, 2010 @02:06PM (#33326744)

      Except the charges have already been withdrawn. My (completely made up) guess, is that the girls were seen having "relations" during US surveillance, who then turned around and offered them money or something similar to throw some charges at him. As soon as the charges were filed, the US had already leaked the rumors of the charges to major newspapers (one must look at the timing of all this). It seems either Assange or some other entity either forced the police to do some very fast and good work and drop the case, or the police threatened the girls with the Swedish 1 year in jail for false accusation of rape, who then withdrew their charges. Just my two cents though =).

  • by jeorgen (84395) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @08:07AM (#33323392)
    Rick Falkvinge, the chairman of the Swedish Pirate Party has made a statement in an internal newsletter. It can be found here [piratpartiet.se].

    An excerpt in a quick-and-dirty translation by me:

    "I ask everyone to exercise extreme caution in this issue and keep two very important things in mind:

    We cannot and should not second guess the results of a trial. We should not even hint whether he is guilty or not, not internally and not externally. If somebody asks, we reply that it is a serious crime he is being accused of, but that there is no basis for us to speculate about his culpability.

    It is not Assange that we are helping. We don't know the guy. The organisation The Pirate Party helps the organisation WikiLeaks, and that on a sound ideological common ground. If the organisation Wikileaks has problems with their staff, they have to solve it, not us.Most contact between WL [Wikileaks] and PP [Pirate Party], has been between theirs and ours technicians, and not with Assange."

  • Warrant CANCELED (Score:5, Informative)

    by mindwhip (894744) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @10:31AM (#33324674)

    Breaking news on BBC... the arrest warrant has been canceled... definitely sounds like dirty government tricks now...

    • by Somewhat Delirious (938752) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @11:18AM (#33325110)

      I was expecting something like this might happen. If this was targeted character assassination that's mission accomplished. Assange's name dragged through the dirt and his as well as Wikileaks' name associated successfully with rape. Now everyone can start using the following in any new press releases on a next wikileaks release: "Julian Assange, who was recently accused of rape in Sweden, has released...."

      I am really curious if anyone is going to try to get to the bottom of this and find out what the hell just happened. Where did the accusations come from, why was it decided an arrest warrant should be issued and why has that same arrest warrant been withdrawn not even 24 hours later. This just stinks to high heaven. My guess? Some vague statements will be issued by the Swedish prosecutors office and that's all we'll ever find out.

      • Agency (Score:5, Interesting)

        by copponex (13876) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @11:48AM (#33325384) Homepage

        You're not going to be able to catch the CIA on this. Part of the deal when they pay you is that if you get caught, they will deny knowing you. As everyone discovered with the Valerie Plame case, being a government asset doesn't mean they give a shit about you. You exist, in reputation or in biological function, as long as you are useful to the State. I honestly have no idea why anyone would sign up given the history of The Agency.

        The CIA is unconstitutional. It operates under a secret budget and outside the rule of Law. It has led to nothing but abuse, misery, and hasn't done anything but provide people from around the world with a good reason to hate the United States.

        Intelligence services don't mean you train commandos to rape and torture and kill portions of the civilian populace in order to enforce your political will on a sovereign country. It doesn't mean you buy politicians off and then give them a bunch of weapons and training to do your dirty work for you in exchange for resource access. It means you have feelers around the world so you are always in the loop, so if some dictator does go batshit insane, then you prepare a response and let him know that you've got about ten million tons of reasonably accurate weaponry that you're going to drop if and only if he does carry out an attack.

        Yes, it leaves you open to the possibility of terrorism committed by a few sociopaths, but that's the price you pay to live in a free and open society. The alternatives are far worse.

  • by unity100 (970058) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @11:11AM (#33325052) Homepage Journal
    this thing came up right 2-3 days after assange finally found legal solace in swedish law, by posing as a writer for a swedish publication, totally removing all the possibilities of legal means to get to him.

    and suddenly, rape charges come up.

    if there is ANYone who can still think that such big coincidences can happen, i have only one word to call them :

    morons.

    the powers behind these kind of shit, apparently have grown a lot lax and reckless lately. in 1960s, they would at least give some time before coming up with their game so that public wouldnt be able to see the correlation in between the two events. but apparently, they dont need to. for there are people who still can be as stupid as not to be able to see the linkage.
  • by pyite (140350) on Saturday August 21, 2010 @11:41AM (#33325336)

    If I didn't know any better, I'd honestly think this is the next plot in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

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