First of all, why would a highly ranked swedish prosecutor need a legal adviser to make this kind of statement? Usually these top pages are signed by a secretary or a paralegal.
And why is a missive from the swedish state justice department and their director of the public procecution authority signed by a lawyer that works for the private american lawfirm Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP?
That Mr Nils Västberg is in fact an employee of that lawfirm in Stockholm is shown here.
It is the anonymous person "TrenterX" on the swedish webforum Flashback that should be credited for this discovery. He also tried calling the number stated to mr Västberg in the letter from the swedish ministry of justice, but he just reached an answeringmachine for a completely different person.
Another employee of Kilpatrick Townsend is James P Cain. Cain has been with the firm for 20 years, except during the three years he served as the american ambassadour in Denmark. Handpicked by George W Bush as the man for the job. Maybe as a thank you for serving as Regional Chairman and the State Finance Vice Chairman for the Bush-Cheney 2004 Campaign. He rejoined the lawfirm in 2009 and today he seems to work with business & Finance and "gouvernment relations". I wonder which gouvernments?
Recently though, James P Cain is probably most known for his public statements that Bradley Manning should recieve the death penalty and be executed. That is the name gouvernments use when they murder people. And this guy apparently thinks it is justified to murder and imprison journalists and whistleblowers for exposing the truth.
When Woodward and Bernstein exposed Richard Nixons lies, they got the pulitzerprice and Nixon resigned. But I guess we live in different times now.
Mr Cain himself was mentioned in one of the cables. He tried to convince the danish newspaper "Jyllandsposten" not to republish the so called "Muhammed drawings". But in that case I agree with him. Why insult a lot of peoples religion when it serves no purpose? That is not what freedom of speech should be about. Not in my book.
As Ambassador, Cain oversaw the 13 agencies of the American government that comprised the 150-person U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen. His energies focused on areas of national security, counter-terrorism, energy security, commerce and investment, and promotion of shared values. Ambassador Cain was a strong believer in public diplomacy, getting out of the Embassy and "Selling America."
He must have done hell of a job selling it to Sweden.
Why the swedish justice department use legal advisors from the private american lawfirm of James P Cain is a question that they should have to explain, but knowing the swedish authoritys it will be hard to get a straight answer. But one can always try.
What rings in my ears as I write this is swedish prime minister Reinfeldts words as he surprisingly made a public statement in the Assange case. "Sweden has a good justice system that is completly separate from politics. Everyone in Sweden knows that"
May god protect the free internet and the people brave enough to use it.Veritas liberabit vos