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Saturday, 1 August 2009

Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

Another kick in the teeth for natural justice yesterday with the ruling on Gary McKinnon’s extradition to the USA. Of course, the court was bound to rule by the strict letter of the law. But correct interpretation of poor law is no excuse for letting this farce continue. If Alan Johnson had the balls he’s supposed to, he’d rip up the extradition order hastily signed by Jacqui “I’m Useless Get Me Out Of Here” Smith and do the right thing.

Mr McKinnon is the computer hacker who, famously, managed to penetrate several American networks, including Nasa and the Pentagon. Crucially, his motivation wasn’t terrorism, blackmail or anything of that ilk. He simply wanted to discover evidence of UFOs and where better to look than NASA and the Pentagon. Makes sense to me. Sadly for conspiracy buffs, he didn’t find any, but that’s a whole other blog post.

The point is that the good ship Freedom, having failed to nail any of the world’s real baddies-Bin Laden, Mullah Omar and the guy responsible for making Budweiser a global brand; seem intent on getting their pound of flesh out of poor Gary. But without Captain Bush at the helm, surely it’s time for a more rational approach.

Seven years is far too long to wait for trial on a matter that could, and should, have been dealt with very easily by a court in the UK. If the government won’t stop taking the oestrogen injections and grow a pair, then justice’s only hope may be President Obama.

2 comments:

Penny said...

This is a ridiculous situation where we allow extradition at the tip of a hat, but the Americans make us jump through hoops. Shameful.

Paul Bailey said...

Far from punishing Gary, Uncle Sam should be rewarding him for exposing the weaknesses in the Pentagon's and NASA's computer systems! They're probably too embarassed though, having been left with egg on their faces.