Julian Assange, the founder of the Wikileaks website, was at the centre of an extraordinary "dirty tricks" row today after the Swedish government issued and then withdrew an arrest warrant against him for rape.Is it convenient, given the ire he's raised in the US government?
Hell, yes! But that doesn't mean it has to be a conspiracy...
After all, it's not as though there's a shortage of women out there who are perfectly happy to accuse a successful man of awful things entirely off their own bat and for their own twisted reasons, is there?
What it does mean, as Jack of Kent and Al Jahom point out, is that the case for anonymity for rape suspects just got that little bit more urgent.
And Angry Exile points out that the Swedes take a very dim view indeed of false rape claims. Our prosecution authority should take note of that too.