That is exactly my point. Do you realize how much international "bad will" Sweden got for that blown up egypt case? But victims have been compensated and I don't really see the relevance of that story to this case. Sweden has thousands of war refugees, political outcasts for protection yearly. It's a bit hypocritical to blame one of the most dedicated countries in Europe at taking care of this type of refugees to also run sinister subplots.
Of course Sweden also has many criminals coming here for protection. Then we have certain agreements just like UK and US and Sweden can't break other agreements and give "special treatment" and that is what i refered to. Assange should be treated like any other citizen would. Why should countries bend for one man? Assange isn't above international law.
Sweden has taken care of many high profile people even sentenced to death in their home countries and kept them safe. Some of you make it sounds like Sweden is planning to just hand Asssange over to US....and that US is so evil they'd torture him or something. Let's keep the discussion on planet earth and not in a fictional universe created by ideology.
Think about this:
IF Assange is innocent and IF Sweden also just plans to hand him to US why doesn't he just turn himself in? He would become a true martyr then and show everyone he had right all along!
I can tell you why: He knows he's bullshitting and that if he turns himself over his bluff is called.
In your previous post you essentially implied that Sweden is beyond reproach and that there isn't even a modicum of possibility that it might extradite Assange to the US (where a Grand Jury indictment allegedly awaits him). The purpose of my post was, basically, to point out how preposterous your nationalistic take on the situation was. No country is perfect. Even the most liberal Western/European countries have made grave mistakes that violated human rights treaties and conventions. You even went as far as to GUARANTEE that Assange would get a fair trial in Sweden...but excuse me if some members of the rest of the world don't have as much faith in your legal system/government as you do.
I'm not supporting or not supporting Assange, and I haven't formed a view yet on how much Sweden's wanting him has to do with his involvement in WikiLeaks, if at all. All I'm saying is that there is some factual basis for his supporters and for Assange himself to fear extradition to the US once he steps foot in Sweden. From the articles that I briefly scanned through this morning, it seems like Sweden has quite a cosy relationship with the US, just like the UK. You claim that Sweden wouldn't bend over to do the US' bidding, but that's something that you, and no one, can guarantee - except the Swedish government. And it has not yet agreed to do so.
On another note, the New Statesman has an interesting article on this issue: http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/da...ge-extradition