Do you have doubts that the campaigns against Assange is wholly orchestrated by the US? The notion that the US government is so keen on prosecuting someone for sexual crimes (assuming he is guilty) is what exposes the lies and deception of the US government. When the US government becomes keen on prosecuting sexual crimes--especially by the rich and powerful--we then can believe its motives. The British government merely follows order of its US master on such foreign policy matters--on all foreign policy matters. Review the youtube clip of Tony Blair asking George W. Bush whether he liked the sweater that he had sent him.