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Why do Americans like Bobby Fischer?


  • 20 months ago · #781

    varelse1

    ClavierCavalier wrote:

    I knew he said bad crap about the US, but I just wasn't sure where or how he got the message out.  I thought he was living in a cave some where.  Then again, that never stopped Osama Bin Ladin...

    Now that you mention it, I do remember seeing something about him being arrested in Japan for passport reasons.

    Now that you bring it up, he was also in the paper a whole lot in '92. During his match with Spassky. I still have many of the clippings.

  • 20 months ago · #782

    chopwood

    He hadn't exactly "gotten away with it." His US passport was revoked. He couldn't go anywhere that had a mutual extradition treaty with the US. The US State Department stood readgy to bring him back and try him for violating sanctions- meaning he would have to forfeit all the money he won, serve time in prison, and lose his right to leave the US ever again. He became a man without a country. I think that's harsh- our country has a terrible attitude, in my opinion.

  • 20 months ago · #783

    AndyClifton

    As opposed to his (heehee!)

  • 20 months ago · #784

    Ubik42

    chopwood wrote:

    He hadn't exactly "gotten away with it." His US passport was revoked. He couldn't go anywhere that had a mutual extradition treaty with the US. The US State Department stood readgy to bring him back and try him for violating sanctions- meaning he would have to forfeit all the money he won, serve time in prison, and lose his right to leave the US ever again. He became a man without a country. I think that's harsh- our country has a terrible attitude, in my opinion.

    He should consider himself lucky, the usual penalty for violating sactions is a B-52 bombing run.

  • 20 months ago · #785

    netzach

    Unless you're from Langley.

  • 20 months ago · #786

    chopwood

    I don't believe the US has any right to keep a world-class grandmaster from playing anywhere he wants to.

  • 20 months ago · #787

    AndyClifton

    Even if he was a giant flaming nutball.

  • 20 months ago · #788

    FirebrandX

    chopwood wrote:

    our country has a terrible attitude, in my opinion.

    So do you. Taking the side of somebody the cheered the death of thousands makes you a real piece of shit in my book. I'd like you to face the families of those that lost loved ones in those terror attacks, play a recording of Fischer cheering the deaths, and then tell those families you stand up to be counted with Fischer. If I were there, it would be very hard for me to refrain from breaking my foot off in your douchebag ass.

  • 20 months ago · #789

    Inconnux

    AndyClifton wrote:

    Even if he was a giant flaming nutball.

    giant RACIST flaming nutball :)

  • 20 months ago · #790

    netzach

    Some of you posting now sound way more bonkers than he ever was.

  • 20 months ago · #791

    Inconnux

    netzach wrote:

    Some of you posting now sound way more bonkers than he ever was.

    really, I have yet to read anyone on here cheering the destruction and deaths of thousands of people and then blaming on a Jewish conspiracy. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_11Cdxvtfo

  • 20 months ago · #792

    netzach

    That's because this is a chess website not a conspiracy monster-raving-loony one.


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