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Assange Case: Where's the DNA?
And where's the MSM coverage? Retelling an old story and pretending it's new.
FLEET STREET (Rixstep) — Small steps: crowd-sourced renegade journalism marches on, digging at facts with little or no regard for the consequences, while mainstream media take things at their own pace. In the case of Julian Assange they've waited nearly two years to reveal something everyone else has known all along - the condom submitted by Anna Ardin to the Stockholm police is totally lacking chromosomal DNA.
This means it can't have been used for sex, meaning Anna Ardin submitted fabricated evidence and thereby is guilty of a felony punishable by two years in a Swedish prison.
But this has been known for two years. Yet only now will the British MSM write about it, pretending it's some sort of fantastic 'revelation' handed them by Julian Assange's legal representatives.
The story first appeared in the Daily Mail (link below). And the Daily Mail reporters credited the tidbit to the lawyers of Julian Assange, who at best pointed out that there are documents eminently accessible to the public (including supposed journalists) that have the full details of the entire story.
Are we to believe mainstream journalism is so worthless today? For it's surely believable, as anyone following the MSM in the Assange case for the past two years can attest. But is that really what happened?
Let's Twist Again
Twist this any way you want. The condom Ardin submitted was torn. The lab also offered that it wasn't torn by mechanical means, but most likely by a fingernail. No mean feat. But the condom was totally lacking in chromosomal DNA. That was unexpected.
Here's how DNA works. There are two kinds of DNA.
- Chromosomal DNA
- Mitochondrial DNA
Chromosomal DNA identifies you. Mitochondrial DNA does not. It only 'classifies' you. It cannot be used for identification.
Chromosomal DNA is unique for every living creature. Your chromosomal DNA can be found on anything you come into contact with. And it's almost impossible to get off. A condom used for sex will have major colonies of chromosomal DNA from two people all over it.
No one's ever attempted to completely remove chromosomal DNA from an external object, much less a condom, but scientists are in agreement it'd take a barrage of ultraviolet light and exotic chemicals at least 48 hours to have a chance at it. Anna Ardin didn't have that chance, even if she'd known what she was doing - the condom was retrieved within hours of her claiming she still had it.
The Swedish police weren't after a DNA test but they got one anyway. All they wanted to prove was that Ardin's condom wasn't ripped mechanically. But they got the DNA test anyway and are now living to regret it - as is Anna Ardin.
[Question to the MSM: the condom Anna Ardin submitted to the police was torn. How many torn condoms did Anna Ardin have lying about her flat? Ed.]
Feeling the Heat
If Anna Ardin's condom wasn't used for sex, then Anna Ardin would have had to rip it herself. But as she submitted it as the condom she used with Julian Assange, and as chromosomal DNA sticks to things with little hope of ever letting go, and as the condom should have had chromosomal DNA from two people but actually had none, then Anna Ardin is necessarily guilty of fabricating evidence, a crime that in this case carries, according to Sweden's criminal code, a two year prison sentence.
All this has been known since January 2011 when the Swedish police documents (including the lab report and photos of the condom) were leaked online. Yet it's only now the MSM are picking up on it.
Now that Julian Assange is at 3 Hans Crescent and has obtained diplomatic asylum to protect himself against the 'ridiculous nonsense' of Sweden, now that rodents both in Sweden and the UK have continued to harangue him, WikiLeaks, and Ecuador, finally the truth starts to come out.
And why pretend this is news? The MSM don't need Assange's lawyers to point anything out. The MSM have been good at ignoring the real news in the past - why change now?
Perhaps the bonds of friendship between Britain and Sweden are finally breaking? Perhaps Britain doesn't want the rap for the deadlock in Knightsbridge anymore? Perhaps Britain's been shamed for threatening to storm the Ecuadorean embassy? Perhaps Britain is feeling more heat for their abysmal journalism from the likes of David Allen Green. Perhaps Brits are finally becoming a bit incensed at those strange Swedes and their infamous arrogance.
Whatever the reason: Britain's chosen this moment to stick it to Sweden.
Any journalist worth the wages of an apprentice municipal worker would have of course found the Ardin condom story donkeys years ago. Following is the first fold of a typical Google image search.
Gizmodo wrote about it in Chen's typically adolescent fashion back on 3 February 2011.
But it's now this 'news flash' explodes all over the British MSM, with a few syndications 'down under'.
Stuff.co.nz: Assange condom DNA inconclusive
The Register: Key evidence in Assange case dissolves
Sky News Australia: DNA evidence missing in Assange case
RT: No DNA link to Assange in condom central to sex assault case
ZEENEWS.com: Assange sex case: No DNA in condom used as proof
Herald Sun: Missing DNA evidence in Julian Assange sexual assault case
News.com.au: Missing DNA evidence in Julian Assange sexual assault case
Daily Mail: Condom used as evidence in Assange sex case 'does not contain his DNA'
Deccan Herald: Deccan Herald: Assange sex case: No DNA in condom used as evidence
Sydney Morning Herald: Sydney Morning Herald: No Assange DNA on torn condom - report
And it's very instructive (some would call it 'further proof') that the Swedish MSM - represented by the four websites aftonbladet.se, dn.se, expressen.se, and svd.se - aren't picking it up at all.
The Flashbackers who've been behind most of the revelations in the case - even those stolen by other sites - are of course overjoyed. They've been talking of flying over to the UK to give the Assange lawyers everything they've got. And they're also in agreement that the type of abuse of justice the Assange case epitomises won't be possible for much longer - they're predicting new prophylactic legislation that will most likely be known as 'Lex Ardin'.
Sorry but who keeps a condom after sex?
Apparently Swedish laws are unique. If you have a penis you're half a rapist before you even get through customs.
- Scott Adams
If I am able to reveal what I know, everyone will realise this is all a charade. If I could tell the British courts, I suspect it would make extradition a moot point.
- Björn Hurtig
I can tell you that the Swedish prosecution still hasn't provided copies of those SMS texts that have been referred to. Those texts are some of the most powerful exculpatory evidence. In Australia prosecutors have a very grave duty to disclose such evidence to courts when seeking the grave exercise of a court's power against an individual. Yet in Sweden in this case, in the first hearings to obtain an arrest warrant, those texts were not submitted to the Swedish court, which is highly improper.
- James Catlin
The truth will out, the truth wins out. Let no journalist ever again speculate into what the protocols say. Six months of digging and the people at Flashback have the actual documents. The sleaze printed by rags such as the Daily Mail, Sweden's Aftonbladet and Expressen, and perhaps above all the toxic Nick Davies of the Guardian, can stand no more. Yet more: these documents are an indictment of the 'news organisations' who've printed deliberate inaccuracies all along or even worse: refused to print anything at all. Nick Davies' account of the protocols was maliciously skewed; both Aftonbladet and Expressen had copies early on and printed nothing. Bloggers had copies but arrogantly kept the information to their Smeagol selves.
- The Assange Police Protocol: Translator's Note