Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Aug 2013 14:05 UTC
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The partner of the Guardian journalist who has written a series of stories revealing mass surveillance programmes by the US National Security Agency was held for almost nine hours on Sunday by UK authorities as he passed through London's Heathrow airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro.

David Miranda, who lives with Glenn Greenwald, was returning from a trip to Berlin when he was stopped by officers at 8.05am and informed that he was to be questioned under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The controversial law, which applies only at airports, ports and border areas, allows officers to stop, search, question and detain individuals.

Miranda also had all his equipment confiscated. He has done nothing wrong - there's no charges, no criminal suspicion, nothing at all. His only crime is being the partner of a famous journalist who, among other things, is one of the driving forces behind shining a light on the NSA's mass surveillance.

There is no war on terror, because the terrorists have already won.

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RE[5]: If you strike me down
by tylerdurden on Tue 20th Aug 2013 03:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: If you strike me down"
tylerdurden
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But now this whole terrorist excuse is being induced in other sovereign nations.


I'm sorry, I was under the mistaken assumption that words had meaning. My bad.

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RE[6]: If you strike me down
by kwan_e on Tue 20th Aug 2013 03:41 in reply to "RE[5]: If you strike me down"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

" But now this whole terrorist excuse is being induced in other sovereign nations.


I'm sorry, I was under the mistaken assumption that words had meaning. My bad.
"

I'm sorry. I realized people like you must find a way to feel superior to others and therefore take the slightest opportunity to say "hey, you're surprised and thinks this is new, but I didn't because I am so wise" and there are just some idiomatic ways of saying things that aren't literal.

Taking words people use literally was fun during, I don't know, primary school.

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