passphrases: the police and subkeys scenario

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Mon Jun 16 19:57:47 CEST 2008

Rick Valenzuela wrote:
> Ah, and there's the fatal flaw -- not the part about "civilized"
> countries, but simply "country." Airport immigration and customs is
> viewed as outside the borders, a middle ground where the laws of the
> destination nation don't apply.


This is not true.

There is no "middle ground" at borders.  It is still the land of
whatever sovereign nation it stands upon.  That sovereign nation may,
for purposes of its own domestic law, treat the airport differently than
surrounding areas -- but it's grossly inaccurate to say that an airport
is beyond the laws of the host country.

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