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Wikileaks man says Pentagon may be behind rape claims

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said in an interview published on Sunday that he believes the Pentagon could be behind a rape accusation against him that was later dropped by Swedish prosecutors.

The country's prosecution service meanwhile justified the chaotic situation when authorities first issued an arrest warrant for the Australian whistleblower late on Friday night but then withdrew it the following day.

The Aftonbladet newspaper quoted Assange, 39, as saying he did not know who was "hiding behind" the claims, which came amid a stand-off with Washington over the website's publication of secret Afghan war documents.

Assange said he was shocked by the allegations against him and that he had never had sexual relations with anybody in a way that was not consensual, the tabloid said.

But he said that he had been warned previously that groups such as the Pentagon "could use dirty tricks" to destroy Wikileaks -- adding that he had been particularly warned against being entrapped by sexual scandals.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100822/en_afp/swedencrimeintel...

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lol nice

That would a hoot seeing that how many times has the establishment been caught in rumors of Prostitution and Child sex rings..This surely would be the pot calling the kettle black..

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Investigations

This calls for an investigation on the PENTAGON.

Female Prosecutor

What I find interesting is that it was a female official who withdrew the charges after they were brought.

Often, bureaucracies attract people with a strong sense of loyalty and of respect for rank. They tend to be the civilian version of the military.

It isn't unusual for scientists and engineers to be whistle-blowers, because they deal in laws, principles, facts, and truth, but prosecutors deal in efficiency of prosecutions, and conviction statistics, and don't like to question authority.

I've noticed that sometimes women will become whistle-blowers, or take a principled stand, as this one did, because they feel loyalty to a wider circle (family, public, other people's children). Anthropologically, men tend to have a narrower loyalty to their own team and respect for rank.

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hmmm . . .

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