Monday, December 03, 2007

US Says It Has The Right To Kidnap Anybody Anywhere


It's an ungodly hour and I'm not fresh enough to comment on this, in fact I'm not fresh enough to get my head around it, I can't believe it says what it does.

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 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.

Legal experts confirmed this weekend that America viewed extradition as just one way of getting foreign suspects back to face trial. Rendition, or kidnapping, dates back to 19th-century bounty hunting and Washington believes it is still legitimate.more


Anonymous said...

Himself said...

Whoops! I think I might just ignore (censor) that one.

Timing you know?

Naughty me.