No Greenwalds were arrested, "disappeared", tossed incommunicado into a lightless SuperMax hellhole for decades or in any way inconvenienced during a routine landing and debarkation at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport yesterday:
Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras return to U.S. for first time after breaking Snowden storyBy ReutersFriday, April 11, 2014 18:35 EDT
A spokesman for Greenwalds said he was glad no Greenwalds were detained, but declined to comment on whether or not Mr. Greenwald enjoyed his cab ride, liked the weather we're having, thought the Mets had a chance this year or had decided which of New York's many yummy restaurants to go to for lunch....“I really didn’t expect anything to happen, which is why we finally came,” Greenwald told reporters after embracing his partner, David Miranda, who had earlier said he was nervous as he waited for Greenwald to pass through airport security....
And now the news for Gellmans.
No Gellmans were arrested, "disappeared", tossed incommunicado into a lightless SuperMax hellholes for decades or otherwise in any way inconvenienced...
*h/t Monty Python
An Alert Reader noted that some people may not realize that one reason this development is of interest is that it so directly contradicts the story of Involuntary Exile due to Very Great Peril from Shadowy Government Forces which Mr. Greenwald was peddling just a couple of months ago.
Peddling so successfully that the great Wallace Shawn generously took his play to Brazil to stage it for Mr. Greenwald because he was given to understand:
...[Mr. Greenwald] was not able to return to the United States because of having received the NSA papers.I'm glad Mr. Greenwald is once again among his family and friends.
I am also deeply confused about this Phantom Zone which some very prominent writers occupy in which it is considered unforgivably bad form to point out that some things they are saying today are 180 degrees in opposition to things they were saying just a little while ago.