Excellent examination of the chain of events from leaks on US military to legal pursuit of Assange. Scroll past the No 19 to get to background not widely known outside Sweden and v interesting summation of events.
Sweden has a huge discussion forum in Flashback.org. In a country with a mere nine million residents, Flashback can boast nearly a half million members. Do the math there. And the discussion thread about Assange has grown to over t…en thousand posts over the past fortnight. And it’s become the #1 hunting place for foreign reporters who want to find out what’s going on.
The contributors at Flashback are far better journalists than the hyenas from the mainstream who watch over them. They’ve really dug into things, uncovered the identities of the two girls, lots more. This is where most of the international media got their information - together with the clumsy Google Translate of course.
Trying to connect the dots, trying to see what’s really happening, has always been the ultimate goal at Flashback. But almost everyone there has been looking in a single direction - towards the ‘rabble-rouser’. Towards one Anna Ardin, a queer/lesbian militant feminist, cofounder of the first lesbian nightclub on her home island of Gotland, author of the Swedish version of the seven step programme for exacting revenge on enemies and several other masters degree papers on the Cuban resistance and the systematic use of rape in matriarchies (!) to preserve power. She seemed a likely target and was already widely hated for her previous actions.