This New York Times article by John Burns (who is no stranger to warzones) suggests that the "CIA Swedish Sex Trap" conspiracy theories around the recent Julian Assange rape allegations may be unfounded. Assange himself claimed the rape charges were part of a political smear campaign, and suggested black ops. A Swedish friend of the Wikileaks founder is quoted: "This wasn't anything to do with the Pentagon. It was just a personal matter between three people that got out of hand." The women aren't named in the NYT piece, but some commenters in the thread accompanying this post believe they've identified one of the parties involved. Swedish prosecutors will decide on the molestation charges today.