Re: WikiLeaks Assange to be extraditedNov 2nd, 2011
December 7, 2010 by Dirk (external - login to view)
Who would have thought
Indeed I had to do a double-take after reading that, lest I be mistaken. Sweden you say ? Surely this can not be correct ? After all Sweden is often held up as the premier example of the social-democratic welfare state ?
But upon closer examination -as is the case with many things in life- the actual reality (external - login to view) seems to be at odds with commonly held perceptions. For instance while accusation and reports of rape in Sweden are by far the highest at 46.5 per 100,000,the conviction rate of only 10% is one of the lowest in Europe. More on this later…
And remember the righteous outrage of people around the world regarding the U.S government’s Empire’s use of extraordinary rendition (external - login to view) .Well apparently Sweden was knowingly in the loop & provided assistance in the form of landing rights and the like. Now given Sweden’s long social-democratic tradition & its subsequent reputation, how can this be ? In fact where was Sweden’s supposedly exemplary social-democratic tradition then ?
Well pretty much where it is today,i.e collaborating with the Empire. This time round to silence an individual . That being Julian Assange 39- the founder of Wikileaks – in fact they are attempting to destroy his reputation and possibly imprison him for daring to very publicly confirm what many of us have long known, the Empire has no clothes. And lest anyone have anymore doubts,when push comes to shove the government will & can **** you over if it so desires. Surprise,surprise & despite all the “checks and balances” of our supposedly democratic system
Sweden Rape Capital of Europe… : Mediabuzzard.com (external - login to view)