This isn't really important, but it has bugged me for a little while and I was reminded about it when Julian Assange came back into the news recently. Assange says that he doesn't want to go to Sweden because he is afraid that Sweden will extradite him to the United States. The weird thing about this is that it makes sense for Assange to want to avoid being extradited to the US, and it makes sense for him to want to avoid going to a country which might extradite him to the US, but it doesn't make sense that he isn't afraid of it in the UK but is afraid of it in Sweden. I could understand if he were in Iran that he might not want to go the UK because they might extradite him to the US, because obviously the UK is much friendlier to the US than Iran. I don't understand it vis a vis Sweden and the UK. Both are very friendly with the US, and both have extradition laws with the US. Is there a legitimate reason for Assange to be more worried about Sweden than the UK, or is he just using an excuse to avoid prosecution in Sweden?
Also feel free to use this post as an open forum on little confusions that have been gnawing at you.