Assange and his accuser

Since our news media are just showing cutaways of Julian Assenge, it’s interesting to see him handling a press conference. This clip comes from August 2010.

Also interesting is this observation by Israel Shamir and Paul Bennett about one of the alleged ‘rape’ complainants. It comes from the issue of Counterpunch of September 14 last:

Anna Ardin (the official complainant) is often described by the media as a “leftist”. She has ties to the US-financed anti-Castro and anti-communist groups. She published her anti-Castro diatribes (see here and here) in the Swedish-language publication Revista de Asignaturas Cubanas put out by Misceláneas de Cuba. From Oslo, Professor Michael Seltzer points out that this periodical is the product of a well-financed anti-Castro organization in Sweden. He further notes that the group is connected with Union Liberal Cubana led by Carlos Alberto Montaner whose CIA ties were exposed here. Note that Ardin was deported from Cuba for subversive activities. In Cuba she interacted with the feminist anti-Castro group Las damas de blanco (the Ladies in White). This group receives US government funds and the convicted anti-communist terrorist Luis Posada Carriles is a friend and supporter. Wikipedia quotes Hebe de Bonafini, president of the Argentine Madres de Plaza de Mayo as saying that “the so-called Ladies in White defend the terrorism of the United States.”

And who, you may ask, is Senor Carriles? Well, see here.

Curiouser and curiouser, eh?