I’m sceptical about the case against US soldier Ryan Anderson, who allegedly passed Al-Qaida military secrets in an Internet chatroom*. But whether he’s guilty of passing military secrets or merely of being a Muslim gun nut, the New York Daily News’s article on his arrest says disturbing things about about America today.
Anderson wrote a letter to the Spokane newspaper on April 9, 1998, that should have raised alarms, warning that he could come to decide that the U.S. was no longer “based upon the freedom I was taught to love.”
“Should have raised alarms”? Why not just lock him up for being un-American and throw away the key…? Then again, this is a country where schools have a “zero-tolerance ban on jokes”.
*Incidentally, how does this work?
PrivateRyan: got mil secrets 2 give away 2 my islamic bros!
Osama_bin_Laden: send thru 2 my cave
Osama_bin_Laden: wanna cyber?
The mind boggles.