Re: [Fwd: FC: Scientology online critic flees to Canada, seeks asylum]

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Thu May 17 2001 - 08:52:30 MDT

torsdagen den 17 maj 2001 16:02 Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> I agree with your other statements that this will never work. The Canadian
> government is not going to try to intervene to overthrow his U.S.
> conviction and protect a U.S. citizen from its own government.

I don't think the point is that Keith seriously thinks Canada will receive
him. It is the publicity it will cause. This is going to make even more
people hear about the case, and if you have little to lose it might be a good
strategy. In general, even when the CoS wins a case they seem to lose
credibility because they are forced into the open, the underdog always looks
like the hero and journalists have a fairly easy time finding dirt on them.

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