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Criticizing a company for getting steep discounts worth millions of dollars on jet fuel from the government and then getting a large lease from that same government seems in line with their mission.
"Think of the children"
The book is 900 years in the future. I think you mean "Think of the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren."
Capturing intelligence is worlds apart from inciting criminal acts like treason.
Capturing HUMINT is going to involve inciting treason almost 100% of the time given that spying against your country is usually considered treason.
He will be given a trial based on American laws, when he was a German citizen doing business in New Zealand. The idea that US law applies to him at all is simply unconscionable.
Wasn't he operating servers in Virginia?
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