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Is Gary McKinnon The Original Julian Assange?

by | 14th, December 2010

GARY McKinnon is not Julian Assange. Up the road from Westminster, Assange and his grandstanding celebrity pals was getting mobbed by the media. On Westminster Bridge, Janis Sharp held aloft a card signed by politicians and well wishers for her son, computer hacker Gary McKinnon.

The US military and politicos want him to stand trial for hacking into top secret military computers and, allegedly, messing with files. If he is found guilty for seven charges, he could be sent down for 70 years. Mr McKinnon is 44.

Why does the US want him? To make an example of him? Mr McKinnon, from Wood Green, north London, suffers from Asperger’s syndrome. He was not a threat. He says he was looking for evidence of UFOs.

He says he wanted to find evidence that the US has had access to alien machines. He wanted the world to know about it. He wanted transparency.

He spoke about “The

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