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Adi Shamir kept out of the U.S.

2013-12-25 03:04:08.552633+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Cryptographer Adi Shamir Prevented from Attending NSA History Conference:

So what is the bottom line of this whole unhappy episode? Clearly, no one in the US is trying to see the big picture, and the heavy handed visa bureaucracy you have created seems to be collapsing under its own weight. This is not a security issue – I have been to the US close to a hundred times so far (including some multi-year visits), and had never overstayed my visas. In addition, the number of terrorists among the members of the US National Academy of Science is rather small. As a friend of the US I am deeply worried that if you continue to delay visas in such a way, the only thing you will achieve is to alienate many world-famous foreign scientists, forcing them to increase their cooperation with European or Chinese scientists whose countries roll the red carpet for such visits. Is this really in the US best interest?

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-25 13:44:03.52507+00 by: meuon

Again, narrow/short sighted (stupid) people in powerful positions scare me.