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The Guardian says Ms. A also told the Swedish paper: "The charges against Assange are, of course, not orchestrated by the Pentagon. The responsibility for what happened to me and the other girl lies with a man who has a twisted attitude to women and a problem with taking 'no' for an answer."

Of course. And someone who was reporting rape or molestation would doubtless have that fact foremost in their minds to the point where they'd be sure to mention it in an interview with a newspaper.

Well, though the article ATinNM unearthed does indeed indicate the possibility of a rather biased media manipulator, I note that the Pentagon remark from "Ms. A" was foremost in her mind because she was reacting to earlier talk from Assange's side.

He said he had been warned that the US Pentagon was planning to use dirty tricks to spoil things for WikiLeaks.

To be precise, the above is translated from an Aftonbladet interview of Assange appearing a day after that of "Ms. A", however, there were similar utterings earlier. I wasted time following back the sources:

  1. "Ms. A" tells in the Aftonbladet interview that she came forward to react to stiff in that morning's Expressen.
  2. She probably references, among others, this Expressen article on Assange's and Wikileak's reaction to the news of the arrest warrant, which was to say that they were warned to expect "dirty tricks" and now they have the first one. Expressen gives an interview with Norway's Dagbladet and twitterings as source.
  3. The Dagbladet article, and another with a different Wikipeaks figure. WikiLeak twit.

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One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Aug 25th, 2010 at 09:13:54 AM EST
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