05 September 2016

Live in Obedient Fear, Citizen!

Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and university president (technically a rector) has been denied entry into the United States:
I have been refused entry clearance to the USA to chair the presentation of the Sam Adams Award to CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou and to speak at the World Beyond War conference in Washington DC. Like millions of British passport holders I have frequently visited the USA before and never been refused entry clearance under the visa waiver programme.

I shall apply for a visa via the State Department as suggested but I must be on a list to be refused under the ESTA system, and in any event it is most unlikely to be completed before the conference.

It is worth noting that despite the highly critical things I have published about Putin, about civil liberties in Russia and the annexation of the Crimea, I have never been refused entry to Russia. The only two countries that have ever refused me entry clearance are Uzbekistan and the USA. What does that tell you?
This is profoundly and deeply wrong.

It is also profoundly typical.

There appears to be no end to the mischief and evil that the myth "American Exceptionalism" justifies.

God Bless America.


Stephen Montsaroff said...

No foreign subject has a right to visit another country. The extension of that right is an arbitrary priviledge of any nation.

marku said...

And the arbitrary retraction of that privilege is meaningful, no?

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