McKinnon will not be extradited to America, after all....
The case of Gary McKinnon has finally been addressed by UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, following years of political delay, as successive UK governments, absurdly submitted to US bullying tactics, and supinely allowed various unjustified extraditions to America, of UK citizens....In effect, multiple abductions, far more commonplace than "alien abductions."
At the heart of this unfairness, was a succession of evil US governments, bearing an attitude of lofty disdain and callousnes, towards the rights of UK citizens, including McKinnon...
But their arrogance has finally been challenged, for the first time since the 2003 act came in....challenged by the current Home Secretary, May, who has told her American "allies" where to take their unwelcome tyranny...as we don't want to be a part of it...
And, did the much-vaunted President Obama play a part in securing these changes, to what is a lopsided treaty, on behalf of, at the very least, compassion, common decency and human rights...?? NOT AT ALL.....!!
Not a hint of humane support, nor any real humane actions, on behalf of the people of the world, nor the "cosmic justice," his foolish lightworking supporters believe he represents for them.....This is not surprising, as Barack Obama is nothing more than a corporate puppet for the elites.....
What use was Obama to Gary McKinnon, or anyone else in the world, suffering from American bully-boy tactics...??
Zero........Just another big zero in the Whitehouse....
Read about this welcome breakthrough, below...
Regards, Drekx Omega
At last! A minister stands up to Uncle Sam
By Stephen Glover
The momentousness of Theresa May’s announcement yesterday that Gary McKinnon will not be extradited to the United States can scarcely be exaggerated. The Home Secretary has done what no British minister has dared to do for at least two decades — stand up to Uncle Sam.
For years it had been assumed in Whitehall that only if the United States authorities agreed could Mr McKinnon escape extradition. He faced a 60-year prison sentence if convicted in America for hacking into U.S. government computers.
In declaring that Mr McKinnon is ‘seriously ill’ and cannot be extradited because he is a suicide risk, Mrs May has triumphantly torn up the rule book which insists that every British government must give the Americans what they want. Unsurprisingly, U.S. officialdom is both incandescent and incredulous at this rare and astonishing show of independence.
Her decision is also a victory for the Mail’s Affront To British Justice Campaign, begun in July 2009, which called for Mr McKinnon to be placed on trial in the United Kingdom, where his alleged offences took place.
How easy it would have been for Mrs May to follow the example of her Labour predecessors, and bend the knee to American force majeure. It is what Whitehall officials and lawyers have long been urging her and her predecessors to do.
By striving to ensure that Mr McKinnon was not tried in Britain, Keir Starmer, the current Director for Public Prosecutions, effectively joined the large band of officials pressing for Mr McKinnon to be put on an aeroplane to America.
While he was Prime Minister, Gordon Brown begged the U.S. ambassador in London to agree that Mr McKinnon should serve any punishment for his crime in this country, where he had allegedly carried out his hacking in his north London bedroom. His petitions were swept aside. As Home Secretary, David Blunkett made similarly unsuccessful applications.