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U.S. Spy Agency Employee On the Run Internationally From His Crimes; Wicked Cold War Relic Nation Offers Refuge

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I know you are all tired of hearing about this sort of thing, but employee of U.S. spy agency the CIA, Robert Lady, has been on the run internationally for his crimes–being involved in the planning of kidnapping a Muslim cleric in Italy and dragooned off to Egypt. 

He's actually already been tried and convicted (in abstentia) in Italy, and was arrested this week in Panama.

But, before justice could be served via extradiction to the country where his crime were committed, great Cold War-era behemoth the United States of America has stepped in and appears to be offering this international criminal refuge, according to today's Washington Post:

A former CIA operative detained in Panama this week at the request of Italian authorities over his conviction in the 2003 kidnapping of Muslim cleric in Milan was released on Friday morning and was aboard a flight to the United States, U.S. officials said.

Robert Seldon Lady's release from Panama appeared to avert the possibility that he would be extradited to Italy…

"It's our understanding that he's on a plane en route to the United States right now," a senior Obama administration official said. It was not immediately clear what steps the United States had taken to secure Lady's release.

Reason on the completely unrelated case of Edward Snowden.

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  1. Something about geese and ganders.

    1. What are they good for?
      Absolutely nothin’
      HUH!
      Say it agin

  2. Something about “why does America support teh TERRRSSTSSS?!”

  3. That guy sounds like a nihilist. No, wait, wrong guy…

    1. Well, the dude abides.

  4. …It was my own lovely Lady!

    Sorry. Carry on.

  5. But, before justice could be served via extradiction to the country where his crime were committed, great Cold War-era behemoth the United States of America has stepped in and appears to be offering this international criminal refuge, according to today’s Washington Post:

    The hypocrisy of our so called leaders, knows no bounds.

    1. Commanist!

  6. OT: federal prosecution of Zimmerman shouldn’t be political

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/17/…..index.html

    From CNN no less.

    1. It shouldn’t be, at all.

    2. Maybe they want some of their ratings back…

    3. Don’t read the comments.

      Ok, I had to, but I didn’t make it very far until I found this gem:

      If you think that George Zimmerman should be considered “not guilty,” you must also think that the Boston marathon bomber is also not guilty

      So, Zimmerman defending himself from against having his head smashed in on the pavement, is equal to blowing up a bunch of strangers who you’ve never even met?

      This is the logic of the left, for all to behold.

      1. WTF. That’s just… wow.

      2. I wish I could promise that Your Future Reptile overlords will prioritize their menu according to derp content, but alas they are bound by the 20 Sided Dice of Discrimination.

      3. This is the logic of the left, for all to behold.

        As I alluded to yesterday I’m highly allergic to stupidity so I don’t read much at HuffPo, but what percentage of the posters there would you say seem to nod along with this nonsense? I mean, do any of them stop at this point and go “uh, no, dude.”

        1. This is CNN, which is probably as bad or worse than HuffPo.

          But, for both of them, you have a core where it’s just groupthink. If someone utters anything, no matter how insanely stupid, as long as it’s perceived a blow to team red, they will all friend and like each other, all day long. It’s just an orgy of ignorance.

          1. Yeah, that’s the thing that continually amazes me. It isn’t the individual level of team-think induced stupidity that leads to a mind-numbingly ignorant comment, it is the herd of morons that upvote the comment. Morons that vote. Sometimes it is so bad that a small voice in the back of my mind says “maybe a benign dictatorship isn’t such a bad idea.”

            1. A benign dictatorship would be amazing. The only issue is that it is impossible.

      4. “So, Zimmerman defending himself from against having his head smashed in on the pavement,”

        I’m not sure he did that. I’m not saying he didn’t, just that the evidence isn’t 100%.
        Which is exactly the point. The damn jury listened, watched, considered and found that the prosecution didn’t prove their claims beyond a reasonable doubt.
        Anyone wishing to turn that into a political statement? Well, fuck them. It was a jury trial, the jury said ‘you didn’t prove your case; not guilty as charged’.

        1. Well, yeah. But with physical evidence consistent with that version of events and the best-placed eyewitness corroborating the key elements of that version of events, you are not likely to ever get a case with more clear cut proof. People have been executed for crimes they committed that had far less evidence than Zimmerman had for self defense.

        2. Well, obviously Zimmerman shot the kid, and then smashed his head against the pavement and broke his own nose to make it look good.

          Oh, and how he arranged for the witness he’d never met before to corroborate his claim that the kid was beating his head against the pavement is just as obvious: he used a million dollars of the Koch’s money to pay the witness off.

          -jcr

          1. Hah! there was no direct evidence linking the Kochs to this particular hate crime.

            I see your sarcasm and raise you one Koch dollar.

      5. Guy got one like. He’s to stupid for CNN commenters.

  7. Maybe Italy will take in Snowden to spite the US.

    1. Snowden is in Russia now, for a very long time. He may as well face it and make the best of it. Leaving the country at all, for him, is a death sentence.

      Plenty of good looking Russian wiminz, and he’s a celebrity now. I’m sure he’ll be ok.

      1. “Leaving the country at all, for him, is a death sentence.”

        Not sure about this.
        The guy’s a US citizen, so just offing him with a drone is problematic. And keep in mind that a “traitor” is legally not easy to prove.
        Also, Obozo’s hand hasn’t improved on the draw; there’s many now suing to question or end the NSA A4 stomping, and right now, there seem to be congress life-forms who have grown something like ‘a pair’.
        Note that the delay of Obozo’s trip to Russia (Michelle’s gotta be pissed about missing those furs!) is causing international yawns.
        I’d say Snowden is better off than a week or so ago, and ‘trending’ up. It’s not a full house, but he’s got two pair.

        1. “And keep in mind that a “traitor” is legally not easy to prove.”

          Drone strikes are extrajudicial, so the law’s got nothing to do with it.

  8. Oh come on man, lets roll wiht.

    http://www.World-Privacy.com

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