I think this has built up into some huge kind of melodrama. The way Assange paints himself as some kind of saviour of Western society is highly dubious in my opinion. He is just an attention seeker at heart. If I'd had that messed up a childhood I would probably be the same way. The world isn't going to end if Julian Assange disappears tomorrow. The technology exists and in fact is being improved on. Wikileaks is just the leading edge. I don't want to see an injustice, but I think people are making way too many assumptions as regard to his innocence. Not saying he's guilty, but I don't think anyone here knows the truth of the matter. And I think Assange is deliberately feeding the melodrama. I'm sitting firmly on the fence until more facts come to light.