Washington isn’t even pretending to be legitimate anymore:
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’m just curious to see how much longer those who try to deny that the USA is a criminal and dictatorial empire will be able to hold out. Just what would it take for you to accept the concept? Now that kidnapping is “legal”, what’s next, disappearances?
Do you still wonder why the citizens of so many other Western nations scoff at the idea that America is a “free country”? They already can’t believe that Americans aren’t allowed to take their own money out of a bank or pay cash for a car without being reported to the Festapo; this asserted right to kidnap takes it to a whole new level.