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Julian Assange Arrested – Eyes shift to Watch Sweden

<a href="http://www achat cialis france.whitebunnywabbit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Flickr_JulianAssange-klein.jpg”>Julian AssangeThe founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange has officially been arrested in the United Kingdom under an European Arrest Warrant issued by the Swedish authorities over sexual crimes. Assange has of course denied the allegations. The real question is how will the case play out, being now a high profile defendant, people are going to watch carefully how Sweden plays this out.

The slightest suspicion that this case has really been brought around by the United States would seriously damage the Swedish Government’s international reputation.

According to Reuters he turned himself in – possibly on the advice of his legal team which would show confidence in their ability to secure a not guilty verdict in the allegations made against him. Now that he has formally been arrested he will be brought in front of magistrates to have an extradition hearing date set. It is a requirement that this occurs within 21 days of his arrest. The outcome of said hearing will determine weather or not he is extradited to Sweden for them to conduct their trial against him.

His Swedish Lawyer has stated he will fight the extradition so if he is ordered to be extradited at the hearing it is likely an appeal will be made in Britain to the court of appeal so it is likely to tie up the case in the justice system for months before getting anywhere. The Swedish lawyer has indicated he believes that foreign influence[which is of course widely believed to be the United States] have an unjustified influence over the Swedish government in this case. If this is the case there is a good chance that the judge here may rule that extradition might breach his Human Rights and consequently deny the extradition to Sweden on these grounds.

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Weapons of Mass Destruction to be installed in South Korea

Nuclear SymbolNuclear weapons have been in the limelight today in two major nuclear related developments.

The Court of Appeal of the United Kingdom has ruled against war veterans exposed to nuclear weapon tests. The court found that the time frame had expired for the veterans to bring legal action against the Ministry of Defence for radiation exposure during tests which they blame for their health conditions. It is a failure of justice.

Further to that, in response to North Korea having an uranium enrichment facility, South Korea has announced that it is open to the possibility of the United States installing Tactical Nuclear weapons in South Korea.

Once again the United States would be going down a direction that no one wants. Demilitarization of Nuclear warheads not expansion of their nuclear arsenal.

The Koreans however have played down the comments declaring that the idea of nuclear warheads being positioned in South Korea is a taboo subject matter.

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The Guardian
BBC News

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Iran accepts Uranium delivery

Radioactive Hazard Symbol The state that has United Nations Security sanctions against it, European Union Sanctions against it and the general distrust of the entire world against it has an agreement with the Russians.

The Russians are giving Iran 162 Nuclear Rods for their nuclear reactor which should be completely setup in two weeks ready for service. This will not go far in reassuring the world that Iran can be trusted; they have already violated numerous times the UN Requests to cease purification and enrichment of nuclear material. The process of which could lead them to nuclear weapons grade plutonium.

Russia has objected to EU and US Sanctions above and beyond the UN Sanctions already in place. Surely however if a state is not to prepared to accept the will of the United Nations and the people of the Earth then they can not be trusted with what could lead to a weapon of mass destruction?

It is possible that the United States has taken a blind eye against the Russians in order to secure the Russian’s agreement to the UN Sanctions. This in its own right shows that not even the United States can be trusted despite their global efforts to police the world.

To raise suspicions even further, an Iranian nuclear scientist went off the grid for a few weeks. When nuclear researchers go missing I start to worry. He found himself in the Pakistani Embassy in Washington DC, several thousand km away from his work. Iran has blamed the United States for capturing him against his will. He has right to leave the USA however. What has he been up to and where did he go?

In the Russian deal with Iran, they will be supplying the highly radioactive materials and will be dealing with the return of used nuclear fuel rods once they have been used up. Russia feels this should make the west feel safe. I suspect however it will make the world even more worried about Iran becoming a Nuclear Powered state.

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BBC News
DEBKAfile
Scotsman
VOANews

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UK Ministers summoned to US Senate committe to answer charges

The US Senators have in essence been trying to summon a duly democratically elected member of both the Scottish Parliament, and the Westminster Parliament to face charges of: Releaseing a Prisoner from a UK jail whom was found guilty in a UK Court, and banished from the UK by a UK Justice Minister. In what world does the United States think it has that level of authority over anyone? We are a democracy, we will not change from that. Justly so, each of the summoned ministers have rejected the plea of the United States.

A US senator has asked the Scottish government to reconsider its decision not to send officials to a hearing into the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

The United States is not politely requesting if a Member of the Scottish Goverment would kindly attend, they are asking that the Member of the Scottish Goverment be Sent Across the atlantic! It is outrageous, country to what they belive the United States border ends somewhere outside of washington Not mainland europe!

They have no authority here to Demand anything we have a legitimate goverment democratically elected.

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BBC News