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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?
Always look over your shoulder because everyone is watching and plotting against you.