Wednesday 15 September 2010

Email from Barak Obama: You're never coming to the US of A

A 17-year-old British teenager has been banned from the United States for life.

And what was his crime? He sent an abusive email to president Barack Obama.

Luke Angel sent the message to the White House after he watched a documentary about the September 11 attacks.

According to the ABC, the FBI intercepted the email, contacted the local Bedfordshire police, and he is now on a list of people banned from entering the US.

"I'm not concerned about the ban," Luke told Bedfordshire on Sunday. "I don't really care. My parents aren't very happy about it. The police who came round took my picture and told me I was banned from America forever."

In the email that was written after "a lot of alcohol" Luke called Obama a "prick", but said he couldn't remember exactly what he had written.

Joanne Ferreira from the US Department of Homeland Security said there's around 60 reasons why someone may be refused admission to the United States.

CairnsBlog believes that one of the reasons is also being drunk in charge of a community radio station.


uncibran said...

Hey, he could have pissed of our beloved Cr. Blake for far less and ended up in a whole heap more trouble!!!!

Destiny said...

This is personally very disappointing - one angry night a few years ago I spent hours sending emails to people like Lukashenko and Mugabe alerting them to their misdeeds and reminding them what happened to the Ceaucescu's - and I never heard back from a single one of them.

Syd Walker said...

I guess someone in the Pentagon realised Luke isn't a Muslim, so they cancelled the predator drone attack on his suburb.

Lillian at Yorkeys said...

Mmmm - 17 years old - obviously his parents have trained him well in the rights & wrongs of being responsible for one's own actions.

They would also seem to have neglected to tell him about the very important Modern Message of not sending emails (or Blog posts, for that matter!) when pissed - which quite a few of us have learnt to our own disadvantage, eh?

But the US always have these knee-jerk reactions to security issues.
Remember the Underpants Bomber recently? They apprehended him off the plane, but also held the Captain, all cabin crew & passengers for something like 7-10 hours off the plane. They even denied the Captain the right to use the loo ! The Captain apparently informed them that if HE had been dangerous, he was the person flying the plane & could have easily crashed it. I think they let him use the loo after that.

The US seem to be good about trying to shut the gate after the bull has got out - a bit like their response & lack of action prior to the GFC.

Then again - people in glass houses . . .