If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Al Jazeera)   Snowden continues his tour of freedom loving countries   (aljazeera.com) divider line 35
    More: Followup, Hong Kong, Moscow, political freedom, South China Morning Post, Dmitry Peskov  
•       •       •

9357 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Jun 2013 at 5:03 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-06-23 05:08:35 AM
11 votes:
I predict after he hands over US intel sources to Russia, Pootie Poot offers him up to the US in exchange for something like staying out of Syria or the re-hiring of Paula Deen on the Food Network.
2013-06-23 05:07:21 AM
11 votes:
a licky boom boom down
2013-06-23 05:28:55 AM
5 votes:
Sorry Mr. Snowden.  I tried caring about this stuff.  You seem like a nice guy, but I got burned pretty bad supporting that Stark guy on Game of Thrones so I'm gonna stay out of politics for a while.  My heart can't take it.
2013-06-23 07:50:11 AM
4 votes:

Mrtraveler01: Now what if...

*grabs tinfoil hat*

Snowden is actually a covert spy for the US Government, faked the whole NSA thing just to lull Russia into a false sense of security into trusting him, just so that he can infiltrate the Kremlin and steal back the Super Bowl rings that Putin stole a few years back?

Open your eyes sheeple!


The only thing this is missing here is the one-armed man from arrested development pointing to the ring on his detached fake hand, looking Putin dead in the eye and saying, "and THAT'S why you don't steal a Super Bowl ring."

/end scene
2013-06-23 07:42:49 AM
4 votes:
Now what if...

*grabs tinfoil hat*

Snowden is actually a covert spy for the US Government, faked the whole NSA thing just to lull Russia into a false sense of security into trusting him, just so that he can infiltrate the Kremlin and steal back the Super Bowl rings that Putin stole a few years back?

Open your eyes sheeple!
2013-06-23 05:06:41 AM
4 votes:
Next stop Cuba
2013-06-23 06:10:27 AM
3 votes:

robohobo: How far are you willing to bend over in the name of 'security'?


I had a camera literally shoved up my ass.  People are suggesting this be done to everyone on a 50-year not-dying streak.  The government has gone too far for too long!
2013-06-23 05:35:39 AM
3 votes:

Juc: digistil: I would be extremely reluctant to declare he's trying to make a difference. He lied about PRISM to sex it up; gave the Chinese military US intel and outed US sources of intel within China.

what was the lie about prism?


Whatever Fox News said.
2013-06-23 08:04:46 AM
2 votes:

digistil: I predict after he hands over US intel sources to Russia, Pootie Poot offers him up to the US in exchange for something like staying out of Syria or the re-hiring of Paula Deen on the Food Network.


Putin is a shrewd diplomat.  What he really wants is another mini giraffe.
2013-06-23 07:41:24 AM
2 votes:

maram500: Slaxl: digistil: MurphyMurphy: digistil: Also, has anyone ever gone from patriot, to liar, to traitor as quickly as Snowden?

Anyone that ever tried to make a difference.

I would be extremely reluctant to declare he's trying to make a difference. He lied about PRISM to sex it up; gave the Chinese military US intel and outed US sources of intel within China.

I sorta stopped following it, so I missed that, and I can't google at the moment because I'm wearing a towel. What intel did he give to the Chinese military, and what sources of intel did he give up?

What, exactly, is stopping you from Googling in said towel?


img.fark.net
2013-06-23 07:21:43 AM
2 votes:
I bet Putin wants to personally shake his hand. And then torture him into giving away more secrets.
2013-06-23 06:50:40 AM
2 votes:

mutterfark: So I guess we can safely say that Mr. Snowden has unlocked the Leroy Jenkins achievement?


Presumably, then, he has at least gotten chicken.
2013-06-23 05:54:31 AM
2 votes:
So I guess we can safely say that Mr. Snowden has unlocked the Leroy Jenkins achievement?
2013-06-23 05:39:36 AM
2 votes:

Juc: digistil: I would be extremely reluctant to declare he's trying to make a difference. He lied about PRISM to sex it up; gave the Chinese military US intel and outed US sources of intel within China.

what was the lie about prism?


He said that it was un-American.  That is impossible on its face, since by definition anything that the American government does is American, backed by the consent of the governed.

Anything that calls the legitimacy of the government into question, however, IS un-America.  Like him.
2013-06-23 05:36:57 AM
2 votes:

staplermofo: Sorry Mr. Snowden.  I tried caring about this stuff.  You seem like a nice guy, but I got burned pretty bad supporting that Stark guy on Game of Thrones so I'm gonna stay out of politics for a while.  My heart can't take it.


When you play the game of leaks, you win or you die; there is no middle ground.
2013-06-23 05:09:37 AM
2 votes:
whether or not you consider him a true patriot or not, he'd better leave his rings at home
2013-06-23 05:07:33 AM
2 votes:
Well, hey, when the U.S. is acting like a communist country on this issue, you might as well make your way to a couple of 'em. Y'know, just to see how it really feels.
2013-06-23 07:00:19 PM
1 votes:
Anyone who doesn't see Snowden as a justified whistle-blower is too stupid to live.

What the NSA is doing is illegal and against the 4th Amendment. Snowden is absolutely right to have exposed the illegal program. I exalt his actions.
2013-06-23 12:24:44 PM
1 votes:

AndreMA: skullkrusher: AndreMA: skullkrusher: You tell a major global rival about spying on them - bad

Do you really think the Russians and Chinese weren't already aware that we were spying on them? Can you point to any classified methods or sources that Snowden revealed that were plausibly secret?

(That the local CIA station is in the embassy might be "classified", but please be serious.)

of course they assumed. And, as I said, there was no public indication that we were.  Therefore, diplomatic relations behaved as such. We maintained our ability to deny it, just as they do. Now we can't. They still can.

I think they probably did a little more than "assumed" -- the concept of counter-intelligence is not foreign to them. The only "ability to deny" amounted to an ability to lie to the public. I see no change except that the US electorate is a bit better informed.


The US is behind 7 proxies. They had no idea
2013-06-23 12:21:56 PM
1 votes:
This guy just gets more awesome by the minute! Not only has he performed a service to humanity for riling up this shiat storm, he did it while trolling both the left and the right in US gov't and every boot licking douche in America.

PLUS, he's clearly set himself up to be balls deep in at least half of Pussy Riot by the end of the year!! I really really hope he doesn't get droned, cause this is looking to be a great and satisfying long troll!
2013-06-23 11:44:03 AM
1 votes:
Sure are a lot of people throwing around the T-word.

img.fark.net
2013-06-23 10:25:17 AM
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: thamike: Satanic_Hamster: Who the hell would hire this guy?

[img.fark.net image 600x400]

See, that would be more effective if I knew who that was.


TMZ guy.

/he's a lawyer!
2013-06-23 09:00:40 AM
1 votes:

Heron: OgreMagi: Dude!  You're undermining your entire stance!  If you go to North Korea I'm going to have to side with the government.  I don't want to side with the farking government!  So don't do that!

If you read the article, you'll see that the only reason he's in Russia is to catch a connecting flight. The article says he'll be heading to Cuba, but the Wikileaks people interviewed for it also said they'd arranged for his transit to a democratic country, and Cuba isn't very democratic. Iceland and Venezuela are still options at this point.


I hope we don't lose to Venezuela. That would be embarrassing.
2013-06-23 08:45:31 AM
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2013-06-23 07:45:25 AM
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: Now what if...

*grabs tinfoil hat*

Snowden is actually a covert spy for the US Government, faked the whole NSA thing just to lull Russia into a false sense of security into trusting him, just so that he can infiltrate the Kremlin and steal back the Super Bowl rings that Putin stole a few years back?

Open your eyes sheeple!


The only way you would know that is...if you were in on the whole thing!
2013-06-23 07:34:55 AM
1 votes:
Now it's obvious that he's trying to get the Super Bowl ring back from Putin.

He's a brave soul.
2013-06-23 07:34:41 AM
1 votes:

Lsherm: I hope they kill him.  He's not a hero, he's a narcissist with an overinflated sense of self-worth who has deluded himself into thinking he's done something good.  He hasn't.  He's just been giving away US intelligence secrets because he's too stupid to do anything else.

When he dies, and it will be soon, I hope it is painful.


I'm guessing you're a Republican and hate the government but waste no time in defending it when it violates the Constitution.

Looks at profile. Yup.
2013-06-23 06:59:29 AM
1 votes:
Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Tops Lost Twin:
redacted list of terms that mark the poster as a clueless loon

What are you bufoons trying to accomplish with this shiat? Are you going to crash the system? Tie up human resources with a decoy post that some analyst will evidently have to go read since it contains magic words? Prove the 31337 config of your seven proxies?
2013-06-23 06:47:52 AM
1 votes:

sendtodave: log_jammin: I don't know for sure if he lied or not. But I have a lot of faith in Al Franken, and he says this is a non issue and that's good enough for me. Is that a case of me looking for things to base my already predetermined conclusion on? Possibly. But I don't think that's the case.

Franken said, adding that "this is not about spying on the American people.

"I hope we follow Mr. Snowden to the ends of the earth to bring him to justice." -- Senator Lindsey Graham, member of House Committee on the Judiciary (97-02), current member on Senate Committee on Homeland Security.
"I think he's a traitor," "I think he has committed crimes," "I think it's one of the worst occasions in my memory of somebody with access to classified information doing enormous damage to the national security interests of the United States." -- Dick Cheney, former Vice President of the United States.
"What he did was an act of treason." -- Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, member of Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Terrorist and Homeland Security.
"He's a traitor." -- John Boehner, Speaker of the House.
"I hope that he will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." -- Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader
"I think that he should be prosecuted." -- Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader.
"I think he's a traitor. He has leaked classified information about intelligence gathering techniques that the United States government has been involved in which have been authorized and overseen by the US government. I don't know any other word to describe Mr. Snowden." -- John Cornyn, Senate Minority Whip.
"We're a nation of laws", so prosecute Edward Snowden for revealing possibly unconstitutional and illegal spying programs. -- John Thune, Senate Republican Conference Chair

I don't trust any of these people not to lie or act out of self interest.  But Al Franken? He's one of teh good guys!

/there are no good guys


Anyone who can garner that much bipartisan agreement must be doing something right.
2013-06-23 06:45:18 AM
1 votes:
 This is the same as the youtube video incident with Benghazi, when El Presedene' took a 7 hour powder, and had to blame and have arrested the videographer.

 Snowden has not divulged anything that's not been known since before the 'patriot act' was commissioned.

B.O. just needs to make it look like he wasn't slacking off, still.
2013-06-23 06:18:28 AM
1 votes:

digistil: MurphyMurphy: digistil: Also, has anyone ever gone from patriot, to liar, to traitor as quickly as Snowden?

Anyone that ever tried to make a difference.

I would be extremely reluctant to declare he's trying to make a difference. He lied about PRISM to sex it up; gave the Chinese military US intel and outed US sources of intel within China.


I sorta stopped following it, so I missed that, and I can't google at the moment because I'm wearing a towel. What intel did he give to the Chinese military, and what sources of intel did he give up?
2013-06-23 05:32:10 AM
1 votes:
At this point he doesn't have many options when it comes to finding asylum. I imagine he plans on revealing how much of Russia's military and diplomatic traffic is being listened to, and possibly what encryptions are vulnerable. This will probably put a huge dent into our abilities to spy on Russia, much like it has probably affected it with China. I imagine he's telling everything that he knows as well as everything that he thinks he knows.

/I know I'm imagining a lot, based on lack of actual knowledge.
2013-06-23 05:31:13 AM
1 votes:
You just know there has to be people sitting around him on the plane giving him dirty looks and devious smiles.  I bet he is sweating paranoid balls right about now.
2013-06-23 05:16:31 AM
1 votes:

Juc: Oh, I don't think the USA really has much room to critique others at this point.
Torturing loads of people, spying on the communications of every foreigner they can, as well as their own people "by accident", a prison where people can be held without charge, and man the list gets longer every day it seems.


Lets not forget that police officers can kill you without cause or consequence, every aspect of a majority of the populous is controlled by a small oligarchy and the political life is largely a theocracy and any reason for the US to to fly the flags of freedom and democracy is looking like a joke.
Juc
2013-06-23 05:07:09 AM
1 votes:
Oh, I don't think the USA really has much room to critique others at this point.
Torturing loads of people, spying on the communications of every foreigner they can, as well as their own people "by accident", a prison where people can be held without charge, and man the list gets longer every day it seems.
 
Displayed 35 of 35 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report