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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.
The passport issue involved the US State Department, who wanted to arrest him for playing chess for money in Yugoslavia (?), which was under sanction by the US. Apart from his other crimes, I consider this a political crime, which, as a chessplayer, puts me squarely on Fischer's side.
The funny nthing was, he had gotten away with it. If he had just kept his mouth shut, (and stayed out of the US) he was fine. The State Department wan't going after him.
But then he had to start shooting his moth off on 9-11. And he ceased to be so untouchable as he was before. Then the State Department started rattling it's sabre.
He brought that whole arrest in Japan on himself.
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.
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 His US passport was revoked.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.
As opposed to his (heehee!)
He should consider himself lucky, the usual penalty for violating sactions is a B-52 bombing run.
Unless you're from Langley.
I don't believe the US has any right to keep a world-class grandmaster from playing anywhere he wants to.
Even if he was a giant flaming nutball.
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.
giant RACIST flaming nutball :)
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.
That's because this is a chess website not a conspiracy monster-raving-loony one.
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