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(BBC)   Edward Snowden just went full Soviet   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 22
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10758 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Jul 2013 at 9:52 AM (40 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-16 10:07:55 AM
4 votes:

Fuggin Bizzy: If I was in his shoes, I'd return to the US and face trial. (Torture and execution? Oh horseshiat. We only do that to radicalized Muslims.) After all, his cause is just and he's got a sound case. Right?


Manning isn't a Muslim.
2013-07-16 09:47:45 AM
3 votes:
Mr Kucherena said the fugitive had stated in the application that he faced possible torture and execution if he returned to the US.

Thanks, Cheney.
2013-07-16 10:30:59 AM
2 votes:

Fuggin Bizzy: If I was in his shoes, I'd return to the US and face trial. (Torture and execution? Oh horseshiat. We only do that to radicalized Muslims.) After all, his cause is just and he's got a sound case. Right?


I'd return and face trial once James Clapper is indicted for perjury. Otherwise, the US Justice System is just a kangaroo court.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-16 10:21:22 AM
2 votes:

WTF Indeed: So when he gives detailed NSA spying programs to the Russians in exchange for his asylum is he a traitor yet? Or is he still fighting against the oppressive American regime?


Well, he already has done that if they read the Guardian.
2013-07-16 10:04:20 AM
2 votes:

lenfromak: If treason means giving comfort and aid to the enemy, does this mean that our own government considers us enemies?


see that was a cute joke in the beginning. In the beginning you could have just called him a NSA whistle blower. He has moved past that now and has begun giving secrets to foreign powers.
A7
2013-07-16 06:32:14 PM
1 votes:
Alternate Headline:

US Just went full Soviet.
2013-07-16 10:33:56 AM
1 votes:

vpb: Ned Stark: Fuggin Bizzy: If I was in his shoes, I'd return to the US and face trial. (Torture and execution? Oh horseshiat. We only do that to radicalized Muslims.) After all, his cause is just and he's got a sound case. Right?

Manning isn't a Muslim.

No, and he hasn't been tortured or executed either.


Sure, of you just ignore all the torture he hasn't.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-16 10:28:25 AM
1 votes:

sendtodave: Go for it, Snowden!  If you like girls, I mean!


Considering how free his new homeland is, I suspect he will be shacking up with Pussy Riot soon.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-16 10:26:20 AM
1 votes:

Ned Stark: Fuggin Bizzy: If I was in his shoes, I'd return to the US and face trial. (Torture and execution? Oh horseshiat. We only do that to radicalized Muslims.) After all, his cause is just and he's got a sound case. Right?

Manning isn't a Muslim.


No, and he hasn't been tortured or executed either.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-16 10:25:12 AM
1 votes:

neversubmit: I wonder what's his favorite color?

Media Continues to Focus on Snowden Rather Than the Information He's Revealed


That's because there isn't really any substance to what he has revealed.  He revealed a bit about HOW the NSA spied on terrorists and suspected terrorists, but everyone knew that it was being done.

When the "messenger" doesn't have a message there isn't much to focus on.
2013-07-16 10:24:16 AM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: You mean "if", right?


If you're naive enough to think that two quasi-dictatorship governments with strategic interests in knowing how the US foreign spy system works have offered Snowden shelter out of the goodness of their own hearts I've got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.
2013-07-16 10:17:51 AM
1 votes:
So when he gives detailed NSA spying programs to the Russians in exchange for his asylum is he a traitor yet? Or is he still fighting against the oppressive American regime?
2013-07-16 10:10:38 AM
1 votes:
Didn't I read last week that he stole enough information to basically destroy the NSA's ability to gather intelligence, and that the threat it will all be released if anything happens to him is his insurance against being disappeared by the US government?


Why the fark does he think he's safe in a country that would (possibly literally) kill to be able to do exactly that?

/moron
2013-07-16 10:10:27 AM
1 votes:
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She is like a redheaded Jewel Staite. Who can say no to that?!
2013-07-16 10:10:16 AM
1 votes:
Give it time, he'll get the Putin heavy metal treatment eventually
2013-07-16 10:09:35 AM
1 votes:

lenfromak: If treason means giving comfort and aid to the enemy, does this mean that our own government considers us enemies?


Give that man a cheroot.
2013-07-16 10:08:39 AM
1 votes:

lenfromak: If treason means giving comfort and aid to the enemy, does this mean that our own government considers us enemies?


I've heard this asked rhetorically several times lately. It's been increasingly clear that yes, yes it does.
2013-07-16 10:00:39 AM
1 votes:
If treason means giving comfort and aid to the enemy, does this mean that our own government considers us enemies?
2013-07-16 10:00:16 AM
1 votes:

sendtodave: To be fair, there are also hot blondes and hot brunettes.

They all turn to bags after fifty, though.


haha you think this guy is going live long enough to have a long term relationship?!
2013-07-16 09:58:31 AM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: All the vodka and hot red heads you could want. It would be difficult to turn that down...


To be fair, there are also hot blondes and hot brunettes.

They all turn to bags after fifty, though.
2013-07-16 09:56:50 AM
1 votes:

kronicfeld: Mr Kucherena said the fugitive had stated in the application that he faced possible torture and execution if he returned to the US.

Thanks, Cheney.


Yep. That gives it the veneer of credibility. And, of course, treason can lead to execution in most places in the world, so that's credible to begin with. I wonder if they intend to trade him for Adrich Ames.
2013-07-16 09:54:11 AM
1 votes:

PreMortem: Temporary not same as full, subbs


You never go fully Soviet.
 
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