This is just superfluous conversation. The point is these fantasies have no evidence grounding them in reality. In the end that's all that needs to be said.
Is this your only trick? Stating this over and over without merit?
A consequence of how governments and judicial systems work in the real world is that multiple people from multiple countries would need to know or be involved.
Stratfor is widely considered a joke these days. Even die hard defenders of Wikileaks had to admit as much after the hyped dump of their emails. It was a bunch of guys reading newspapers and speculating; they didn't have real intel. We've discussed that organization here a lot, and plenty consider that release of emails by Wikileaks to be the reason they've faded away.
The UK CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) has denied a Freedom of Information Act request in relation to communication with other States regarding the potential extradition of Assange. The Australian government has denied similar requests relating to possible extradition or temporary surrender of Assange to the US too. They did release a document eventually (right click > save as), after delaying and delaying, and breaching their own legal deadlines - and the document was filled with comical amounts of redaction.
The emails unearthed from US intel consultant, Stratfor, have already told us that there is a sealed indictment waiting for him in some countries... and if their attitude is indicative of how others in the intelligence community feel, that can't bode too well for him either. "The owner is a peacnik, he needs his head dunked in a toilet at gitmo"... another says he should be waterboarded until he gives up the AES key to the insurance file torrented a while back. Like he's memorised it!
Before the European Arrest Warrent, Sweden put out a Red Notice through Interpol -- Muammar Gaddafi had only achieved Orange. Either the Swedes REAAALLY wanna nail this guy, or they are bowing to international pressure to see him pinned.
His appeal against the EAW was because:
- there was and still are no charges brought against him,
- the timing was suspect, and
- the EAW is based upon an investigation that he believes was carried out improperly.
He has lost that appeal now so he's gonna have to go out there and defend himself, but I personally won't be surprised if he doesn't get a fair trial, or if an indictment sees him whisked off to the US. He has said all along that he is prepared to face questioning -- in my view, he (quite understandably) doesn't want to be surrendered to a country and a system that may be rigged against him.
I don't blame him. Supposing the Swedes do conspire to hand him over to the US, or even temporarily surrender him for questioning, here is the kind of vitriol his enemies have for him:
"Assange is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands... Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders?" - Sarah Palin
"I would look at this very much as a military issue. With potentially military action against him and his organization." - Tony Shaffer, former DIA
"anything less than execution is too kind a penalty" - Mike Huckabee
"Well, I think Assange should be assassinated, actually. I think Obama should put out a contract and maybe use a drone or something. ... I would not feel unhappy if Assange ’disappeared’." - Tom Flanagan, ex adviser to Canadian PM Stephen Harper, lecturer at University of Calgary.
""We’re at war. I hope Eric Holder, who’s a good man, will start showing some leadership here and get our laws in line with being at war." - Sen Lindsey Graham
[Assange should be] "prosecuted as a terrorist" - Rick Santorum
"I’d like to see a little drone hit Julian Assange. I think he is a bad man. If he lived in Britain 007 would take care of him." - Bill O' Reilly, Fox News
"I think the man is a [...] terrorist and [...] needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and if this becomes a problem you need to change the law." - Sen Mitch McConnell
"Julian Assange is engaged in terrorism. He should be treated as an enemy combatant [Guantanamo Bay, extraordinary rendition, torture]. WikiLeaks should be closed down permanently and decisively." - Newt Gingrich
"A dead man can’t leak stuff. This guy’s a traitor, he’s treasonous, and he has broken every law of the United States. And I’m not for the death penalty, so... there’s only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch." - Bob Beckel, Fox News
"Julian Assange should be on a kill or capture list"
[he is] "a maggot", "guilty of sabotage, espionage, crimes against humanity, he should be killed",
"we have people in Guantanamo Bay that have done less harm to this country than Julian Assange",
"Wikileaks abets terror"
"we should execute leakers" - Lt Col. Ralph Peters
[Assange is] "a high tech terrorist" - Joe Biden
It'll be a fascinating case to be sure. The world will be watching.
By people employed with the expectation they would do so. They have been trained in some cases and granted security clearance in all cases. What they know and how they know it is controlled. We're not talking about those kinds of people.
You must not believe in the US government, then. Or any government for that matter. Plenty of secrets are kept and kept well.
And just to be clear, 99% of the secrets people with security clearance know are things like the operational ceiling of an F35 or what frequency a radio operates on. Mundane stuff, not illicit, illegal plots perpetrated by governments.