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  •  Sigh. (9+ / 0-)

    I wouldn't know where to start with this diary.

    Perhaps the diarist could read this and then tell us why Sweden could not possibly cooperate with the USA.

    190 milliseconds....

    by Kingsmeg on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 08:35:43 PM PDT

    •  Please point me to the country (1+ / 0-)
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      boudi08

      that has never had a single legal scandal.

      That case was the biggest scandal in modern Swedish legal judicial history.  And it was nearly a decade and a half ago.  You know how often that sort of stuff happens in most countries?  Heck, just last year Ecuador was getting ready to send a dissident back to Belarus where he'd be tortured, even after he'd supposedly been given "asylum".

      And you know the outcome of that Swedish case?  Not only was the man given Swedish residence, a formal apology, and a big financial compensation package, not only were EU legal requirements on extradition changed so that a mere promise not to torture is not good enough to permit extradition (the country has to have a record of upholding its promises), but Sweden outright had its special forces disguise themselves as airport workers to hijack a CIA plane in order to stop the US extradition program from operating within their airspace, causing a diplomatic rift between the nations.  And how do we know about this event?  Ironically, Wikileaks!  

      And not to mention that in the first place the case wasn't even remotely like the Assange case.  The man was an asylum seeker, AKA, someone with no right to be in the country, versus Assange who has no right not to be in the country.  He was furthermore wrongly identified as a convicted terrorist.  You really think anyone is going to misidentify Assange?

      •  Take a breath. The heated wig-outs (2+ / 0-)
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        Kingsmeg, Farugia

        aren't helping your case at all.

        Sweden has a "Special Relationship" with NATO and has for decades.  The current government brags about that shit routinely.

        The diarist has argued that Sweden and the US are not Allies.

        This is nakedly false.  As are many arguments you advance.

        Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

        by JesseCW on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 10:23:25 AM PDT

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        •  I was pretty clearly speaking in a legel sense (0+ / 0-)

          And legally Sweden is not an ally. NATO is.

          Sweden is legally neutral, has been neutral in every war we've ever fought, and is one of a tiny handful of countries that has tried to operate it;'s foreign policy solely on a moral basis.

    •  You could start by reading it... (1+ / 0-)
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      Rei

      Just a suggestion.

      I said nothing that had anything to do with Assange's fears for what will happen to him in Sweden.

      I said it was pretty arrogant to think that a nice diplomatic note from Australia would make rape charges in Sweden go away.

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