David Miranda’s detention!

Am I the only one noticing the irony of all this?

“They were threatening me all the time and saying I would be put in jail if I didn’t co-operate,”


“The U.K. Terrorism Act of 2000 under which he was waylaid allows authorities to question individuals passing through British airports for up to nine hours and to confiscate their property for up to seven days, without any evidence or reasonable suspicion that they have done anything wrong.”

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have a right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.”

Oh, I forgot. He is not an American citizen and this didn’t happen in the US. Actually it didn’t even happen in Great Britain proper either: “What you instead have is a kind of vacuum that is not quite Britain, not quite not Britain, in which this Act enables people to interrogate people for up to nine hours and seize all their belongings with no checks and balances.”

This is indeed the definition of artificial Limbo!