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Wikileaks founder accused of rape and molestation

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  1. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

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    Conspiracy or something much worse? Also, could his arrest cause the release of the mysterious insurance files password?
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    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange accused of rape

    Swedish authorities say they have issued an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, on accusations of rape and molestation.

    The warrant was issued late on Friday, said Karin Rosander, communications head at Sweden's prosecutors' office.

    Swedish police have been trying to contact Mr Assange, but have not yet been able to, she told the BBC.

    Wikileaks, criticised for leaking Afghan war documents, quoted him saying the charges were "without basis".

    The message, which appeared on Twitter and was attributed directly to Mr Assange, said the appearance of the allegations "at this moment is deeply disturbing".

    In a series of other messages posted on the Wikileaks Twitter feed, the whistle-blowing website said: "No-one here has been contacted by Swedish police", and that it had been warned to expect "dirty tricks".
    More documents due

    Last month, Wikileaks published more than 75,000 secret US military documents on the war in Afghanistan.

    US authorities criticised the leak, saying it could put the lives of coalition soldiers and Afghans, especially informers, at risk.

    Mr Assange has said that Wikileaks is intending to release a further 15,000 documents in the coming weeks.

    Ms Rosander said there were two separate allegations against Mr Assange, one of rape and the other of molestation.

    She gave no details of the accusations. She said that as far as she knew they related to alleged incidents that took place in Sweden.

    Media reports say Mr Assange was in Sweden last week to talk about his work and defend the decision by Wikileaks to publish the Afghan war logs.

    The allegations were first reported in the Swedish newspaper Expressen.

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  2. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    I was thinking the same thing. Its just so convenient.
     
  3. rocketsjudoka

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    yer next KingCheetah,

    they're coming for you
     
  5. KingCheetah

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    I have many gigabytes of insurance in The Archives.
     
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    1 charge may still remain:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38796121/ns/world_news-europe/

     
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    It looks like a conspiracy. They dropped the charges so quickly, it makes you question how valid the charges were in the first place.

    They may have put out the false charges as a warning to him to stop continuing what he's doing, or they will throw him in jail for real.
     
  9. glynch

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    Well at least they haven't tried to kill him yet. The guy is incredibly gutsy.
     
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    I could just imagine some government organization whose task was to set up Assange with some cute 16-year old jailbait after she seduced him. The resulting allegations would damage his credibility. Like others have said, how convenient?

    Cui bono.
     
  11. tallanvor

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    You guys might want to hold your tongue the molestation charge still remains as I posted above.
     
  12. mc mark

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    We used to have a poster here by the name of Trader_Jorge that would post all kinds of slander and innuendo about people. Always claiming "something big is about to break!" He even posted a thread claiming that Obama was linked with a gay male prostitute who liked to snort cocaine off of people's penis. Of course TJ was finally laughed off the board with his weird ass stories that never amounted to anything.

    tallanvor I hope you won't be that kind of poster around here.
     
  13. tallanvor

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    I am simply saying he hasn't been cleared of this molestation charge. Apparently two different woman came to the police on the same day with different accusations about this guy and he had an alibi for one that was undeniable, but not for the other. You wouldn't want to find out in 2 months that you had stuck your neck out for some woman molester.
     
  14. tallanvor

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    Personally I would find the guy guilty right now because I think he looks freakin weird like some sexual deviant. Whats with all these forty year old men who have silver hair like they are eighty (like Anderson Cooper or CNN's John King)? I find them creeper then gingers.
     
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    Are you joking?:confused:
     
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    That I would find him guilty? of course. That he looks freakin weird? absolutely not
     
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    He did look creepy on The Colbert Report. Reminds me of.......

    [​IMG]
     
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    I agree something doesn't seem right about this. YOu figure Swedish prosecutors would know their own laws.
     
  20. KingCheetah

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    Does anyone want to guess as to what the 'insurance' files might contain?
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    WikiLeaks Posts Mysterious ‘Insurance’ File

    In the wake of strong U.S. government statements condemning WikiLeaks’ recent publishing of 77,000 Afghan War documents, the secret-spilling site has posted a mysterious encrypted file labeled “insurance.”

    The huge file, posted on the Afghan War page at the WikiLeaks site, is 1.4 GB and is encrypted with AES256. The file’s size dwarfs the size of all the other files on the page combined. The file has also been posted on a torrent download site.

    WikiLeaks, on Sunday, posted several files containing the 77,000 Afghan war documents in a single “dump” file and in several other files containing versions of the documents in various searchable formats.

    Cryptome, a separate secret-spilling site, has speculated that the new file added days later may have been posted as insurance in case something happens to the WikiLeaks website or to the organization’s founder, Julian Assange. In either scenario, WikiLeaks volunteers, under a prearranged agreement with Assange, could send out a password or passphrase to allow anyone who has downloaded the file to open it.

    It’s not known what the file contains but it could include the balance of data that U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning claimed to have leaked to Assange before he was arrested in May.


    In chats with former hacker Adrian Lamo, Manning disclosed that he had provided Assange with a different war log cache than the one that WikiLeaks already published. This one was said to contain 500,000 events from the Iraq War between 2004 and 2009. WikiLeaks has never commented on whether it received that cache.

    Additionally, Manning said he sent Assange video showing a deadly 2009 U.S. firefight near the Garani village in Afghanistan that local authorities say killed 100 civilians, most of them children, as well as 260,000 U.S. State Department cables.

    Manning never mentioned leaking the Afghan War log to WikiLeaks in his chats with Lamo, but Defense Department officials told The Wall Street Journal that investigators had found evidence on Manning’s Army computer that tied him to that leak.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen strongly condemned WikiLeaks’ publication of the Afghan War log at a Pentagon press briefing on Thursday.

    Gates said the leak was “potentially severe and dangerous for our troops, our allies and our Afghan partners” and said that “tactics, techniques and procedures will become known to our adversaries” as a result.

    Mullen was even more direct and said that WikiLeaks “might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier” or an Afghan informant who aided the United States.

    Several media outlets have found the names of Afghan informants in the documents WikiLeaks published, as well as information identifying their location in some instances. A Taliban spokesman told Britain’s Channel 4 news that the group was sifting through the WikiLeaks documents to get the names of suspected informants and would punish anyone found to have collaborated with the United States and its allies.

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