Such a turn-up for the books; a bunch of mid-teens with no gang ties randomly shoot some poor **** in the street and had planned more. So weird, never heard of anything like that. Reckon they'll blame GTA for this one.
Hahahaha. The authorities can't be that stupid. You can't halfway fascist your tactics and expect anyone to be intimidated.
Seriously. I mean what journalist is going to be intimidated by a member of his family being given a harsh talking to for a day? Especially not a famous journalist....it's just going to embolden them. Morons. They're completely incompetent at even intimidating someone - ffs.
"Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel"
Well, certainly not by giving them a stern talking to...
Ask Putin for some tips.
I doubt this was a well thought out plan to intimidate Greenwald, tbh. Reckon some jumped-up nerd at British intel got a tip from the Yanks and decided he had the Ellsberg papers on him.
That said, I'm keen on knowing more about this tip. Was it routine intel sharing about an associate of a person of interest which was done as soon as Greenwald went public or was it a notification because someone's taking a specific interest in him? Surely Greenwald didn't set him up just to see what the other side knows.
Wait, I've got it completely wrong; the US were tipped off, they weren't the ones doing the tipping:
U.S. knew in advance about Greenwald partner?s detention - Salon.com
How much influence the US gov had in the justification used to detain him under a terrorism act would be very interesting.
White House: 'Difficult to imagine' US seizing reporters' hard drives - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com
Hopefully true but I'm not so sure. It'd probably go far up the courts if it did happen though.
A clear indication Republican hatred* towards Obama:
Louisianans blame Obama more than Bush for the poor 2005 post Katrina government response
*Also, they're idiots.