The attorney for Briton Gary McKinnon, the biggest US military hacker ever, has said that McKinnon is afraid he will be prosecuted under US anti-terror laws -- which the attorney says could send him to Guantanamo Bay. McKinnon allegedly broke into 97 government computers to try and find evidence the US government knows about UFOs but has been concealing information about extraterrestrial life. His illegal activities allegedly caused around $700,000 of damage. He hacked into the government computers in 14 different states, including U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, NASA and Pentagon systems. A UK judge previously asked the US government for some sort of reassurance that McKinnon would be charged in federal court and not under any anti-terror laws. District Judge Nicholas Evans will announce the decision whether or not McKinnon will be extradited on May 10. If McKinnon is extradited, unless he has an agreement made with the federal government, anti-terror charges could be filed.
quote: I can't picture the US sending a citizen to a place that would bypass a trial.
quote: Tomz, don't bring your horrible lack of understanding to bear on my posts please.
quote: The whole point is that the United States is now misusing terrorism laws in order to bypass the legal system. I certainly don't blame the judge or the lawyers in this case for being reluctant to send this guy to a lawless land. I can't picture the US sending a citizen to a place that would bypass a trial. But I'm sure plenty of you won't be able to see past your idea that the US can do whatever it wants and still be right; even violate the tenets of right and wrong that it uses to judge other nations.
quote: So anyone who disagrees with you is a suffering from 'mindless patriotism'? People with your views are hardly 'few and far between'. Of course, part and parcel of politically fashionable views like yours is a persecution complex, which you are clearly displaying here.
quote: Gitmo is reserved for unlawful combatants