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Best Of British, Gary McKinnon

by | 11th, September 2008

BRITISH citizen Gary McKinnon, made a mistake, writes John Blake.

He hacked into 97 American military computers, and, now the American government seem to want him to pay a big price.They want McKinnon’s arse. Such is the determination of the American government to nail McKinnon, that its a fair bet that he will face a long sentence in an American prison after being extradited.

What interests me about this case is how the British government(clowns in pin-striped suits?)are happy to bend to American pressure and hand Mckinnon over like an unwanted bag of dirty washing.

So how many English people consider Mckinnon a “terrorist” and a danger to the UK or anyone? I’ve a hunch that comparatively few feel that he is a truly bad guy on the block, and, that any sentencing regarding his behaviour should be in the UK and under British law.

How ironic indeed, that New Labour are happy to dump him across the Atlantic, when there have been numerous reports in the media about British government departments losing highly confidential information, thousands of laptops, and, very important secret CD’s that contained information about millions of British citizens.They certainly deserve a GOLD MEDAL for making so many cock-ups!

So is is just as easy for the British government to get a wanky yank extradited to the UK? Well, apparently not.New Labour’s rear-end seems open wide and 24 hours a day to please the American administration,and the British Home Office and government officials seem so pathetic and callous about protecting a UK citizen.

McKinnon claims he is being made a scapegoat because hacking into sensitive military
computers was “ridiculously easy”. I feel that Mckinnon DID do wrong by poking his nerdy face into America’s business but consider that he should be prosecuted in Britain and under British laws, where the “crime” took place.

There have been loads of cases over over the years where whizz kids with computers have hacked into secret computer files, and exposed joke security.

We certainly now live in times when terrorism and the fight against it is constantly spoken about,but Mckinnon deserved more protection from his own government.If they will behave that way towards him, then the same will apply to anyone.

How interesting to look back and remember that before the attacks on 9/11 that the head of the CIA apparently said that,” he didn’t want to hear anymore talk about the threat of terrorism.” The billions spent on security proving utterly useless when the attacks on the World Trade Centre happened on that tragic and historic day.

Good luck Mr. Mckinnon. Your going to need LOTS of it in the very near future.

John Blake



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