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Eric Holder Getting Even ? Expect Blowback

Back in January, a young attractive lawyer by the name of Jennifer Robinson, happened to attend a function where Eric Holder was in the same audience. Her account of the meeting makes a great read at the link below.

http://www.salon.com/2012/01/31/holder_on_assange_prosecutio...

Well Jennifer happens to be quite popular in Oz, because, as well as being quite pretty, she is one of the lawyers acting in support of Julian Assange with his Swedish travails.

She happened to run into trouble while trying to board a plane yesterday at Heathrow enroute to Australia - apparently she has been placed on some sort of watch list, and the Australian Government is highly embarrassed. The Australian Attorney General is already feeling the heat about perceived inaction regarding Assange, and now having his Lawyer being treated like a terrorist is not going down at all well. It could just be the trigger needed to force some push back against Mr Holder and his cronies. Read about the Australian reaction here (paywall may apply)
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/jenni...

and here with no paywall

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-19/assange-lawyer-questio...



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The US government seems to

The US government seems to now claim jurisdiction over the entire planet. For example,

"One million British travellers planning to fly to Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico this year face the risk of being turned away at the airport – at the insistence of the US Department of Homeland Security.

New rules require British Airways and other airlines flying to certain airports outside America to submit passengers' personal data to US authorities. The information is checked against a "No Fly" list containing tens of thousands of names. Even if the flight plan steers well clear of US territory, travellers whom the Americans regard as suspicious will be denied boarding.

Simon Hughes, the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, told The Independent: "The concern by the US for its own security is entirely understandable, but it seems to me it's a whole different issue that American wishes should determine the rights and choices of people travelling between two countries neither of which is the US."

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/planning...

Link worked fine for me...

Thanks for this (reading it right now)

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” - Mark Twain