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(Washington Post)   Edward Snowden is now officially living in "The Terminal"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 35
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2013-07-01 09:19:03 AM  
I don't think he is living in the transit area of the airport. I think he is a guest of the FSB - the Russian Secret Police. And it probably isn't pleasant.

He's probably regretting leaving the luxury of a Chinese government provided safe house right now.
 
2013-07-01 09:30:25 AM  
Living in a terminal and forced to give away state secrets to enemy governments in order to remain "free". Such a hero!
 
2013-07-01 09:36:40 AM  

RexTalionis: He's probably regretting leaving the luxury of a Chinese government provided safe house right now.


No, he's getting the best treatment so that Russia can point to it's treatment of individuals and then rub the USA's face in it. If anything, Snowden was smart to go to Russia, China has an economic interest in cooperating for an extradition while Russia on the other hand doesn't.
 
2013-07-01 09:37:23 AM  
It's very important that we be updated on his status EVERY FREAKING DAY here on Fark.
 
2013-07-01 09:40:45 AM  
Perhaps next time instead of flying to hong kong or russia, you go somewhere safe, non extradition in the first place before opening your mouth or attache case.
 
2013-07-01 09:41:53 AM  

aseras: Perhaps next time instead of flying to hong kong or russia, you go somewhere safe, non extradition in the first place before opening your mouth or attache case.


Too bad somewhere safe in not the USA
 
2013-07-01 09:48:54 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: RexTalionis: He's probably regretting leaving the luxury of a Chinese government provided safe house right now.

No, he's getting the best treatment so that Russia can point to it's treatment of individuals and then rub the USA's face in it. If anything, Snowden was smart to go to Russia, China has an economic interest in cooperating for an extradition while Russia on the other hand doesn't.


He has to be in the hands of the Russians.  If he was in a publicly accessible area of the terminal, at least one of the all the media people that are scouring the area would have found him by now.
 
2013-07-01 09:50:16 AM  
neversubmit,
Too bad somewhere safe in not the USA


Will there be a safe place anywhere long term? Assuming he is not being guarded 24x7 by security.
 
2013-07-01 09:59:49 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: RexTalionis: He's probably regretting leaving the luxury of a Chinese government provided safe house right now.

No, he's getting the best treatment so that Russia can point to it's treatment of individuals and then rub the USA's face in it. If anything, Snowden was smart to go to Russia, China has an economic interest in cooperating for an extradition while Russia on the other hand doesn't.


If he was in a luxury accommodations, the Russians would've pointed that out so they can rub the USA's faces in it. That's what China did. After he checked out of his hotel, he was given a government safe house courtesy of Chinese intelligence.
 
2013-07-01 10:02:33 AM  
Snowden may have a technical road map of U.S. electronic surveillance systems and also know the names of spies and informants and the locations of safe houses abroad, ABC News reported yesterday, citing several officials it didn't identify.

http://about.bloomberglaw.com/legal-news/u-s-said-to-explore-possibl e- china-role-in-snowden-leaks/ 

If Snowden knows the identities of all of the spies and agents and safe houses, then China and Russia know them now, too.
 
2013-07-01 10:29:18 AM  
It'll be interesting to see how quick the aura fades from this toad when our foreign service officers start getting picked up, interrogated then PNG'd or worse, intel dries up, and people start dying.
 
2013-07-01 10:36:41 AM  

RexTalionis: If he was in a luxury accommodations, the Russians would've pointed that out so they can rub the USA's faces in it. That's what China did. After he checked out of his hotel, he was given a government safe house courtesy of Chinese intelligence.


I'm sure he is in their hands, but it's not like he's getting bread and water and a cot but I don't think even if he was in luxury accommodations they would rub our face in it.
 
2013-07-01 10:48:11 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: RexTalionis: He's probably regretting leaving the luxury of a Chinese government provided safe house right now.

No, he's getting the best treatment so that Russia can point to it's treatment of individuals and then rub the USA's face in it. If anything, Snowden was smart to go to Russia, China has an economic interest in cooperating for an extradition while Russia on the other hand doesn't.


It's never smart to go to Russia under any circumstances for anyone.
 
2013-07-01 10:48:47 AM  

neversubmit: aseras: Perhaps next time instead of flying to hong kong or russia, you go somewhere safe, non extradition in the first place before opening your mouth or attache case.

Too bad somewhere safe in not the USA


As the Rosenbergs discovered.
 
2013-07-01 10:50:40 AM  

RexTalionis: Snowden may have a technical road map of U.S. electronic surveillance systems and also know the names of spies and informants and the locations of safe houses abroad, ABC News reported yesterday, citing several officials it didn't identify.

http://about.bloomberglaw.com/legal-news/u-s-said-to-explore-possibl e- china-role-in-snowden-leaks/
If Snowden knows the identities of all of the spies and agents and safe houses, then China and Russia know them now, too.


It seems highly unlikely he'd have that kind of operational knowledge.
 
2013-07-01 10:51:54 AM  

vygramul: RexTalionis: Snowden may have a technical road map of U.S. electronic surveillance systems and also know the names of spies and informants and the locations of safe houses abroad, ABC News reported yesterday, citing several officials it didn't identify.

http://about.bloomberglaw.com/legal-news/u-s-said-to-explore-possibl e- china-role-in-snowden-leaks/
If Snowden knows the identities of all of the spies and agents and safe houses, then China and Russia know them now, too.

It seems highly unlikely he'd have that kind of operational knowledge.


If he has them in the 4 laptops he stole and the flash drives with the data he copied, then he would 'have' that kind of operational knowledge.
 
2013-07-01 10:58:29 AM  

Disgruntled Goat: It's very important that we be updated on his status EVERY FREAKING DAY here on Fark.


Don't worry, this is probably the last we are going to hear from him. He's probably going to end up in the bottom of the Moskva river and no one is going to remember he existed in a couple months
 
2013-07-01 11:05:30 AM  

RexTalionis: After he checked out of his hotel, he was given a government safe house courtesy of Chinese intelligence.


So now a guy with a big mouth knows the location of one government safe house.
Time to requisition a replacement safe house.
 
2013-07-01 11:11:13 AM  
Meanwhile, the buttholes who voted for the NSA spying on the world sit back with a glass of freshly-squeezed orphan tears and cackle.
 
2013-07-01 11:12:13 AM  

RexTalionis: vygramul: RexTalionis: Snowden may have a technical road map of U.S. electronic surveillance systems and also know the names of spies and informants and the locations of safe houses abroad, ABC News reported yesterday, citing several officials it didn't identify.

http://about.bloomberglaw.com/legal-news/u-s-said-to-explore-possibl e- china-role-in-snowden-leaks/
If Snowden knows the identities of all of the spies and agents and safe houses, then China and Russia know them now, too.

It seems highly unlikely he'd have that kind of operational knowledge.

If he has them in the 4 laptops he stole and the flash drives with the data he copied, then he would 'have' that kind of operational knowledge.


Still seems unlikely, for a variety of reasons. Intel tends to be highly compartmentalized, and while analysts need access to the data, analysts do NOT need access to names and locations of safe-houses, so that information probably wouldn't exist on any system accessible by Snowden, even as a super-admin, to begin with.
 
2013-07-01 11:15:02 AM  

WelldeadLink: RexTalionis: After he checked out of his hotel, he was given a government safe house courtesy of Chinese intelligence.

So now a guy with a big mouth knows the location of one government safe house.
Time to requisition a replacement safe house.


By "government safe house" they probably just mean some random rich industrialist's guest room that is not otherwise used for government purposes. It's not like U.S. agents were scouring the city looking for him to begin with. In fact, the Chinese probably did something perversely amusing like using one of Sheldon Anderson's properties.
 
2013-07-01 11:15:37 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: RexTalionis: He's probably regretting leaving the luxury of a Chinese government provided safe house right now.

No, he's getting the best treatment so that Russia can point to it's treatment of individuals and then rub the USA's face in it. If anything, Snowden was smart to go to Russia, China has an economic interest in cooperating for an extradition while Russia on the other hand doesn't.


He didn't choose to leave China, they kicked his ass out.
 
2013-07-01 11:16:02 AM  

LandOfChocolate: IdBeCrazyIf: RexTalionis: He's probably regretting leaving the luxury of a Chinese government provided safe house right now.

No, he's getting the best treatment so that Russia can point to it's treatment of individuals and then rub the USA's face in it. If anything, Snowden was smart to go to Russia, China has an economic interest in cooperating for an extradition while Russia on the other hand doesn't.

He has to be in the hands of the Russians.  If he was in a publicly accessible area of the terminal, at least one of the all the media people that are scouring the area would have found him by now.


Dude, he's in the farking hotel.

You obviously don't know it, which is fair enough, but there's a farking hotel /in/ the transit area. He's in his room, with internet access and all.

People have weird fantasies without just looking at the bloody obvious.
 
2013-07-01 11:17:49 AM  

aseras: Perhaps next time instead of flying to hong kong or russia, you go somewhere safe, non extradition in the first place before opening your mouth or attache case.


It's pretty clear his plan was to offer US intel in exchange for asylum in China, but after he showed them the intel, they said "GFTO."
 
2013-07-01 11:19:47 AM  
Wiki leaks said they'd publish everything if anything happened to Snowden.

The hotel.


Or stay in fantasy land if you wish. :-)
 
2013-07-01 11:23:36 AM  

digistil: He didn't choose to leave China, they kicked his ass out.


Possible

"Get out, we don't need the trouble when we are trying to secure trade deals"

Russia "We'll take him, and those laptops"

vygramul: Still seems unlikely, for a variety of reasons. Intel tends to be highly compartmentalized, and while analysts need access to the data, analysts do NOT need access to names and locations of safe-houses, so that information probably wouldn't exist on any system accessible by Snowden, even as a super-admin, to begin with.


Don't under estimate how stupid these contractors are. They didn't even lock down the machines for thumb drive access for farking petes sake.
 
2013-07-01 11:24:58 AM  
 Assange criticized that decision on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos": "To take a passport from a young man in a difficult situation like that is a disgrace," he said.

www.troll.me
 
2013-07-01 11:43:40 AM  
Soon to be shortened to:  Edward Snowden now terminal
 
2013-07-01 11:57:27 AM  

RexTalionis: I don't think he is living in the transit area of the airport. I think he is a guest of the FSB - the Russian Secret Police. And it probably isn't pleasant.

He's probably regretting leaving the luxury of a Chinese government provided safe house right now.


He is a defector, I dont think they are running him through the fingernail factory. He is probably sharing secrets with the rooskies and nailing that red headed spy chick everyone is hot for while getting a pet minigiraffe gifted to him by St Vlad.
 
2013-07-01 12:28:54 PM  

Oldiron_79: RexTalionis: I don't think he is living in the transit area of the airport. I think he is a guest of the FSB - the Russian Secret Police. And it probably isn't pleasant.

He's probably regretting leaving the luxury of a Chinese government provided safe house right now.

He is a defector, I dont think they are running him through the fingernail factory. He is probably sharing secrets with the rooskies and nailing that red headed spy chick everyone is hot for while getting a pet minigiraffe gifted to him by St Vlad.


Pootie Poot just announced if Snowden leaks any more information that he will wish he hadn't.
 
2013-07-01 12:34:48 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: digistil: He didn't choose to leave China, they kicked his ass out.

Possible

"Get out, we don't need the trouble when we are trying to secure trade deals"

Russia "We'll take him, and those laptops"

vygramul: Still seems unlikely, for a variety of reasons. Intel tends to be highly compartmentalized, and while analysts need access to the data, analysts do NOT need access to names and locations of safe-houses, so that information probably wouldn't exist on any system accessible by Snowden, even as a super-admin, to begin with.

Don't under estimate how stupid these contractors are. They didn't even lock down the machines for thumb drive access for farking petes sake.


You're not following me: the guys who know the names and safehouses aren't transmitting that information to contractors to begin with.
 
2013-07-01 02:10:40 PM  
No, he's currently residing in The Village. My Dear Boy, we want, information, information, information...

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2013-07-01 02:28:06 PM  
Edward Snowden is now officially living in "The Terminal"

...which needs to be followed by "now officially living in a Colorado supermax with no possibility for parole for the rest of his life" or worse.
 
2013-07-01 06:10:07 PM  
4TH AMENDMENT
 
2013-07-02 12:15:29 AM  
I find it hilarious that Obama went around blabbing about his administration was going to be all about government transparency... then once in he spends his all his time trying to hunt down and bump off everyone who made the mistake of taking that promise seriously.
 
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