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White House Had Advance Notice
on Heathrow Detention

Wall Street Journal, by Carol E. Lee

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 8/19/2013 6:40:49 PM

The White House was given advance notice of the British government’s plans to detain the partner of the Guardian reporter who has written a series of high-profile stories about U.S. surveillance practices, a spokesman said Monday. In the daily White House briefing, spokesman Josh Earnest declined to condemn the detainment and didn’t directly answer questions about whether U.S. officials expressed any concern to their British counterparts about the U.K.’s plans. “This was something we had an indication was likely to occur,” Mr. Earnest said. “But it’s not something we requested.” David Miranda, the partner of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, was

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/19/2013 7:04:38 PM     (No. 9481636)

"....Josh Earnest declined to condemn the detainment and didn’t directly answer questions ..."

All part of the Obama Transparency (TM) you see.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/19/2013 7:15:39 PM     (No. 9481656)

They may or may not have requested it but they chuckled when it happened.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/19/2013 7:36:19 PM     (No. 9481675)

#2 ~ LMAO

These punks think they´ve got the world by the tale with their homosexual induced dramaturgy and hallucinations of super machines that XRAY the entrails of every person on Earth to read their minds ~

- but they don´t.

Sometimes the Brits detain you at Heathrow.

That´s as wild as going into a holding pattern over Iowa waiting for a low pressure center full of tornadoes to clear Chicago ~ could take as long in fact.

Tell me why it´s OK for private individuals to kidnap airline passengers and hold them captive at 15000 feet yet it´s bad for the Brits´ gub´mnt to detain someone in comfort on the ground.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: otronome, 8/19/2013 8:47:16 PM     (No. 9481752)

It is inapprpriate to lable Greenwald a reporter in this case. He is an extremely active participant in a major espionage case. He is abetting those who stole information and is well beyond the boundaries of merely reporting what has happened.

There are two major problems and they are being conflated.

The US government is out of control in spying on its citizens and ignoring probable cause and a reasonable right o privacy and presumprion of innocence.

Some of Snowden´s stolen material sheds light on that abuse but his defection also involves a major espionage case targeted at the US and the West. The Snowden narrative concocted by Greenwald et al is hogwash.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 8/19/2013 9:58:30 PM     (No. 9481829)

I see the government lapdogs are still doing tricks for their daily Scoobysnacks. Nine hours interrogation - no big deal, right? Does the White House get special briefings when your plane goes into a holding pattern over Iowa?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/19/2013 10:42:56 PM     (No. 9481858)

#4 ~ From the very beginning of this surveillance of world telephone traffic ~ which began way back when ~ before Obamugabe in any case ~ the 4th amendment said something about "..... against unreasonable searches and seizures....´ and following that you get to the warrants and probable cause.

So, what makes a search REASONABLE?

you know that´s what the courts have been asking since 1791 ~

Seriously, read the entire amendment ~ not just the parts you think make you autonomous in this country.





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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/19/2013 10:48:01 PM     (No. 9481861)

#5 ~ hmm ~ lapdog?

BTW, being ignorant of American constitutional law is no way for you to go through life ~ just isn´t, but ignorant of the legal differences between the USA and the UK is just something outside my experience.

Actually ~ that´s a giveaway for someone who´s probably a Chicom and has no understanding of American history.

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