1. The UK's Extradition Act 2003 was designed to deal with so called 'terrorist suspects'.
Any British subject could end up in a US prison.
The Extradition Act has been applied in cases where terrorism has not been the main concern.
Under the act, America authorities are able to demand a Briton's extradition without having to provide evidence.
Some people might think that the UK Parliament appears to be a tool of the US government
2. Some people may now regard the European Court of Human Rights as being a tool of the Pentagon and the CIA.
( Hacker McKinnon loses appeal against extradition to US )
Gary McKinnon, a British computer nerd, hacked into dozens of US military computers.
He demonstrated that their security systems were 'crap'.
In 2002, he was caught as he tried to download what he thought was a photograph of an alien spacecraft from a Nasa computer.
He was easily caught because he used his own email address.
The US government, the government alleged to be behind most acts of terrorism such as the Lockerbie Bombing and 9 11, insists that McKinnon be extradited to the USA.
The UK House of Lords turned down McKinnon's appeal.
On 28 August 2008, McKinnon lost his appeal to the European court of human rights.
3. If extradited, McKinnon faces up to 70 years in prison.
He could be given 'enemy combatant' status, like the 'innocents' at Guantánamo Bay.
If the US government was behind the Lockerbie Bombing and 9 11, then some might argue that we should be grateful to people hacking into Pentagon computers.
It seems though that Gary McKinnon was looking for aliens rather than evidence of alleged Pentagon crimes.