This could also provide TPTB with another Trial like the O.J. Simpson trial & used as a Distraction or they could play it down in the MSM, however, with the 'Anonymous' people retaliating for Assange's arrest, TPTB may not be able to keep it under wraps...should be interesting to see how it all plays out...
Assange Prosecution: A Brazen Effort to Kill Alternative Media
December 8, 2010
Now that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is in custody, we can expect the U.S. government to request his extradition and prosecute the Australian for espionage. “Any such proceedings would set up a test of whether the First Amendment’s protection for a free press extends to a website with a worldwide audience,” notes McClatchy today...