The Assange case: The reason Julian wasn’t interviewed in England

Ever since August 2010, many people are convinced that the story of Julian Assange and sex crime allegations is a giant conspiracy between the Swedish political power elite and main stream media. The power elite  controls police, prosecutors and judges. Media smears Julian Assange and will do anything to prevent the truth to emerge. Everything is so simple if you have paranoia, isn’t it?

There is no doubt that police and prosecutors have made big mistakes in this case. Unfortunately, it is common in police investigations. Nothing unique. But just because police and prosecutors made mistakes does not mean it is a conspiracy. Incompetence isn’t a conspiracy.

Something that I thought was strange until now is why Julian Assange wasn’t interviewed in England. It seemed like a quick and efficient way to complete the investigation. During the extradition hearings in London on 7-8 February 2011 expert witnesses Brita Sundberg-Weitman and Sven-Erik Alhem were asked about this. They were highly critical of superior prosecutor Marianne Ny for not interviewing Julian in England. Now it turns out that the English lawyers withheld important information for both Brita, Sven-Erik and the court. Information that almost certainly influenced their responses. Continue reading

Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli and honour-related violence

This article is a re-written version of my original article. Since it is the first time that I have re-written an article, let me mention the reasons for it. The original article contained many very nasty comments aimed at ridiculing Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli. These comments are now removed. My opinion is that the professor’s articles on honor killings and honor related violence are grossly misleading. By presenting a false picture of honor related violence and honor killings professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli completely ignores all the young women who are victims of honor violence in Sweden and by doing so he actively supports the perpetrators of honor-related violence. Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli states that his blog is about “Human Rights for All” His writings says something completely different.

Just because the professor is misleading his readers does not mean I have the right to insult him. It was mean and damn stupid of me. And something that I am very sorry for.

Göran Rudling, April 27 2012

 

In three posts on his blog Professor Marcello Ferrada the Noli gives voice to remarkable opinions on honor violence. Among other things, the professor states that the Swedish state-feminists along with Swedish media are exaggerating the prevalence of honor-related violence in Sweden in order to demonize “Muslims” to make it possible to send Swedish military forces to Afghanistan. Another one of the professor’s numerous conspiracy theories. But for the professor, the statement is important. He fully believes that Swedish state-feminists are conspiring with the Swedish political establishment to get Assange extradited to Sweden so that he can be extradited to the United States. And the reason for it is that Julian Assange has published secrets about the war in Afghanistan. A publication that has made the political establishment Julian Assange haters.

I can’t believe the professor is for real. His conspiracy theories are so many and so silly. But honor-related violence in Sweden is a serious issue. Not least for the approximately 70 000 young people between 16 and 25 (about 5% of all youths between 16-25) that know that their family wants to decide who they are going to marry. Out of these, 8 500 are worried that they will not be free to make a decision of who to marry. On top of that we have all the young immigrant girls who don’t look forward to the summer break because they fear that they will be forced to marry some relative when they go on vacation to the parents home country.

In this article I will demonstrate that professor Marcello Ferrada de Nolis studies of honor violence is nothing but unsupported arguments that he has created in order for them to fit into the preconceived conspiracy theories. Portions of this text was written as a comment on the professor’s articles. Comments that were not approved. Continue reading

The Assange case: Thin men in la-la land, part 1

Because something is happening here,
But you don’t know what it is,
Do you, Mister Jones?

The first time Bob Dylan performed with an electric band was at the Newport Folk Festival on 25 July 1965. “Ballad of a Thin Man” was written  shortly afterwards. The song was recorded on 2 August and the album “Highway 61 Revisited” was released on 25 August 1965.

It is said that the song is about a journalist, Jeffrey Owen Jones, who interviewed Dylan in connection with his first electric concert. Mr. Jones, who was an intern at Times Magazine, wrote after the interview an article about the harmonicas increasing popularity in American folk music. Mr. Jones missed the whole controversy about Dylan going electric.

In 1990 Dylan was asked if it could be a single journalist who gave him inspiration for the song, he replied: “There were a lot of Mister Joneses at that time. Obviously there must have been a tremendous amount of them for me to write that particular song . It was like, ‘Oh man, here’s the thousandth Mister Jones.”

I’ve always loved the song. Over the years it has given me an enormous amount of energy  when I encountered “Mister Jones” in reality. In the Assange case, there are lots of “Mister Joneses”. Who talks and writes a lot. Who understand that something is happening but just don’t know what it is. The aim of this article is to point out some of the thin men. But because there are so many, there will be several parts.

For a start, let’s have a look at the thinnest ones. The ones with “male panic syndrome”. One version of anti-feminism that has become much more common and loud since 11 September 2001. Rick “©®™” Downes, Israel Shamir, Marcello Ferrada the Noli and the Flashback Community. To make it easier for you to understand how thin they are, I will use their own words.

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