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MOBIUS
23-03-2005, 12:46:44
Apparently the US are seeking his extradition and punishment because he played a chess match 13 years ago, after over a decade on the run he was finally found living in hiding in Japan...

Check to the US!

...after spending 8 months in detainment in Japan including 4 days in solitary confinement over an argument over a boiled egg, Iceland have stepped in to the rescue by offering him citizenship... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4374811.stm)

Checkmate to Bobby?

:lol:

DaShi
23-03-2005, 12:49:36
Great fodder for those who hate the US.

King_Ghidra
23-03-2005, 12:50:19
:lol: quality, well done the icelanders

King_Ghidra
23-03-2005, 12:53:08
i can just imagine the seething posts to follow where people accuse iceland of harbouring international terrorists and damn us for applauding this...

although that bit at the end:

The American exile angered many of his fellow countrymen when he went on Philippine radio on 11 September 2001, applauding the attacks on the US on that day and launching into an anti-Semitic diatribe

is clearly rather bizarre and wrong

MOBIUS
23-03-2005, 13:06:10
Yeah, we could have done without that bit...

Funko
23-03-2005, 13:06:42
Yeah... that bit is very bizarre and wrong.

MOBIUS comment that he was wanted 'for playing a game of chess' really doesn't do the political climate at the time justice does it.

MOBIUS
23-03-2005, 13:18:12
Wha, I was just putting a Guardian spin on it...:cute:

King_Ghidra
23-03-2005, 13:19:10
why, you're virtually inciting others to play chess in czechoslovakia, you irresponsible fool!

Funko
23-03-2005, 13:32:24
Own Goal!

Venom
23-03-2005, 13:39:23
Well, Europe harbors and protects child rapists, so why not this guy?

King_Ghidra
23-03-2005, 13:40:39
shh, not everyone knows about funko yet!

miester gandertak
23-03-2005, 13:40:46
we get the fisherprize?

MoSe
23-03-2005, 16:41:44
yeah, this one:
http://www.fisher-price.com/img/product_shots/71680_b_1.jpg (http://www.fisher-price.com/uk/products/product.asp?id=7275)

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-03-2005, 17:07:12
That blue thing raped venom?

Lurker
23-03-2005, 17:08:34
Iceland can have that ignorant fuck. He's probably already been incarcerated as long in the Japanese jail as he would be if convicted of the crime he's charged with.

Nice "hero", Iceland.

Funko
23-03-2005, 17:09:32
I bet he could beat you at chess.

MOBIUS
23-03-2005, 17:10:18
Actually apparently he's looking at a potential 10 year sentence in the US...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-03-2005, 17:13:11
Originally posted by Funko
I bet he could beat you at chess.

No he couldn't, for he's a BAD, BAD MAN! God would strike him down in vengeance!

Lurker
23-03-2005, 17:20:48
He was a great chess player, maybe the best ever, but that's not the point.

10 years? Wow. I don't have a clue what a realistic sentence would be, but I would have guessed a Martha Stewart type thing.

MOBIUS
23-03-2005, 17:20:59
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
why, you're virtually inciting others to play chess in czechoslovakia, you irresponsible fool!

If I had a friend from the Czech Republic, would he/she be my Czech mate?:cute:

Funko
23-03-2005, 17:21:36
BA DUM TISH!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-03-2005, 17:22:11
Originally posted by Lurker


10 years? Wow. I don't have a clue what a realistic sentence would be, but I would have guessed a Martha Stewart type thing.

I don't think Fischer is that rich?

MOBIUS
23-03-2005, 17:23:33
No, but apparently he got $3m for beating Spassky in Belgrade - which is where his problems stem from...

Lurker
23-03-2005, 17:23:33
That's for sure.

Funko
23-03-2005, 17:24:34
I don't think breaking international sanctions is a trivial matter.

MOBIUS
23-03-2005, 17:26:14
You're right, it was about three million matters...;)

Lurker
23-03-2005, 17:29:52
I agree it's not trivial, but on the scale of things the sanctions are trying to prevent, I suspect this is way, way down on the list. Frankly, it wouldn't surprise me if this whole citizenship thing was done with a wink and a nod from the U.S.

Venom
23-03-2005, 17:31:47
The euros would never believe that. Even if you had photgraphic proof of that. We're too evil to do something like that.

Lurker
23-03-2005, 17:33:27
Hey, look at me. I started a conspiracy theory!

MOBIUS
23-03-2005, 17:36:56
Originally posted by Venom
The euros would never believe that. Even if you had photgraphic proof of that. We're too evil to do something like that.

Makes perfect sense, US looking stupid on extradition again agrees to a quick compromise fix - though if it is anything like the british pensioner held in South Africa because of mistaken identity last year, I doubt it...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-03-2005, 17:37:29
"with a wink and a nod from the U.S."

What's the motive?

Lurker
23-03-2005, 17:42:17
13 years ago. Yugoslavia. Chess match. What's the point?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-03-2005, 17:54:08
3.5 years ago. 9/11. Comments.

Chris
23-03-2005, 17:59:45
They wanted to arrest him on and off for years.

He would get a fine and probation, the US just recently did that to a guy whom defected to North korea 30 years ago.

Or maybe we need chess lessons here, hmm........

Lurker
23-03-2005, 18:14:07
I could certainly understand it if they didn't want to give him a stage. His comments are vile, but irrelevant to the charges.

MoSe
24-03-2005, 09:29:30
Originally posted by MOBIUS
If I had a friend from the Czech Republic, would he/she be my Czech mate?:cute:
please remind me to beat you senseless next time we'll meet in person

Tizzy
24-03-2005, 09:35:44
:lol: