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The weight of the circumstantial evidence for 'Who would want to' strongly suggests the US government; the weight of the operational evidence 'Who could have' points to the Swedish prosecutor and police organizations.

As the investigations into the unconstitutional harassment of The Pirate Bay (and their ISP, and several customers of the same ISP who had nothing whatsoever to do with them) demonstrated, the two are virtually coterminous in cases with any sort of international relevance.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Aug 26th, 2010 at 07:21:39 AM EST
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From your link:

The Swedish public broadcast network, Sveriges Television, cited unnamed sources claiming that the raid was prompted by political pressure from the United States, which the Swedish government denied. Sveriges Television claimed that the Swedish government was threatened by the World Trade Organization with trade sanctions unless action was taken against The Pirate Bay.

Soon after the police investigation of The Pirate Bay finished in 2008, the lead investigator, Jim Keyzer, according to Keyzer's since-deleted Facebook profile, left the police force briefly to work for MPAA member studio Warner Brothers.

So here we have evidence that the Swedish government or some members of the Swedish government previously 'doing the dirty' under pressure from the US government or some members of the US government.  We also have evidence of 'rogue elements' within the Swedish prosecutors office knowingly directing police actions outside the protections of Swedish Law.

This thing only gets better the more we learn.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Aug 26th, 2010 at 11:28:33 AM EST
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