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Gary McKinnon is currently fighting extradition to the United States

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.



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By ToeCutter on 4/16/2006 9:01:31 PM , Rating: 2
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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.


Stop. Relax. Read post again.

You should notice that I state I "anticipate mindless patriotic responses". My anticipation is due to my experience in having countless discussions with those who disagree, but offer nothing more than patriotism as their reasoning, as if patriotism represented an "ideological trump card" for which there exists no retort.

I'm not quite sure how reached the questionable conclusion that I'm some how exhibiting a "persecution complex"? I have no feelings of persecution by you, or anyone for that matter.

I'm hardly surprised that you commented almost exclusively on the wisecrack at the end of the post, making little effort to comment on the topic of the thread.

In fact, after reading several of your comments, I've noticed that you only comment specifically on the posts. You have offered nothing of your opinion, while at the same time sniping everyone elses?

How about commiting to your position on the topic of the thread, Sager?



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