Friday, 1 August 2008

Gary McKinnon

Gary McKinnon is wanted by the US government to be tried for hacking into their military computers, they claim he caused crazy damage and had sinister motives. He claims he wanted to find out about secret aliens (if I could hack, I would so find out about the secret aliens), he didn't cause any damage and admits guilt. Everybody knows there's no justice like American justice and frankly if our government has the opportunity to protect one of us from the convoluted Guantanamo Bay arm of American Law then it absolutely must. Or so you'd think, he's spent the last 6 years fighting with the British courts against a fast track extradition to the US so he can face trial in Britain and he is losing. He's now ready to take the matter to the European courts where I hope he can have a little more success (he probably will to be honest, they're less concerned about pissing off the allies...sometimes it's a bad thing, in this instance it could be positive). The idea of being fast-track extradited to America for a breach of "National security" chills me to my bone. You probably knew all that, I just wanted to make sure everybody clicks the link below with the full and certain knowledge that this shit is fucked up.

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