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Well, So Much For Britain Liking Us

union%20jack.jpgIn their latest attempt to figuratively shove a boot into the crotch of our country’s waning credibility, the US government has now stated, in court, that it has the right to kidnap any British citizen it wants for any crime, not just terrorism.

AMERICA has told Britain that it can “kidnap” British citizens if they are wanted for crimes in the United States.
A senior lawyer for the American government has told the Court of Appeal in London that kidnapping foreign citizens is permissible under American law because the US Supreme Court has sanctioned it.
The admission will alarm the British business community after the case of the so-called NatWest Three, bankers who were extradited to America on fraud charges. More than a dozen other British executives, including senior managers at British Airways and BAE Systems, are under investigation by the US authorities and could face criminal charges in America.
Until now it was commonly assumed that US law permitted kidnapping only in the “extraordinary rendition” of terrorist suspects.
The American government has for the first time made it clear in a British court that the law applies to anyone, British or otherwise, suspected of a crime by Washington.

I don’t know what is more depressing: that they went ahead and took it to this extreme, that the British courts were actually surprised, or that my cynicism has reached such levels that I saw this coming a mile away.

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Goddamn, they are even using the word "kidnap" now?

That is messed up.