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I like the reaction to this case by some people.
If America wanted some of our drug dealers or terrorists, they'd be falling over themselves to eject them from the country, but when it's some clean cut middle aged white guys with 3 beaming kids each who live in detatched cottages in Berkshire, suddenly the US's extradition treaty is unfair and the suicide of a suspect who blatantly did it is something to reflect sadly upon.
It is unfair.
can be summed up by the following;
"leaders and outlaws to me all look the same"
I'm far more troubled by the actions of 'the authorities' than by the actions of terrorists
twice as many people died in the US from aspirin overdose in 2001 than died in the World Trade Centre and Pentagon attacks
war on aspirin anyone?
War on suicidals and idiots, more likely.
"the 3000 deaths in the Twin Towers came approximately to one mortality for every 90,000 Americans. Your chances of dying if you drive a car are one in 7,000 each year. We seem perfectly ready to put up with automobile statistics."
war on automobiles?
for the war on falling vending machines...
See Eyes Passim.
If you can, you'll soon be as convinced as I - and the American prosecutors - of their guilt. I can only apologise for not being able to present the relevent articles to you here, they being published at least 9 months ago.
We're pissed off because the US won't extradite anyone with a US passport, yet the rest of the world is supposed to jump when they say so.
Maybe we could swap them for some of the Brits in Camp X-Ray?
Still, the Enron case could help bring down the Bush administration, so here's hoping, eh?
any US news reports on this story? I just really don't understand their reasoning on this one. For example District Judge Nicholas Evans 'reckons'
"fact that each of these defendants are United Kingdom nationals, living and working in England, and that it was a United Kingdom bank which suffered the loss, does not matter."
"The fact that the conduct of each of these defendants, if looked at individually, might show that, say, 95% of that conduct was within the United Kingdom, and only 5% within [the US], does not matter."
also Alun Jones QC "expressed concern about relations between the US and UK authorities under the terms of the Extradition Act, and the fact it does not require the US to produce evidence of crimes alleged."
Of course you don't understand their reasoning.