Edward Snowden -- Running like a coward

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Ahender Senior Member • Posts: 1,554
Edward Snowden -- Running like a coward
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Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was:  "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

LeRentier
LeRentier Forum Pro • Posts: 13,622
Re: Edward Snowden -- Running like a coward
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Ahender wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

You can either consider his revelation as this summer's best soap or say to yourself that Snowden will stop running once he has made public all the dirty secrets he discovered.

I expect the next revelation to include details on he industrial spying done by he NSA and for the sole benefit of American corporations who are willing to pay for it.

sdribetahi Contributing Member • Posts: 819
Re: Edward Snowden -- Running like a coward

LeRentier wrote:

Ahender wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

You can either consider his revelation as this summer's best soap or say to yourself that Snowden will stop running once he has made public all the dirty secrets he discovered.

I expect the next revelation to include details on he industrial spying done by he NSA and for the sole benefit of American corporations who are willing to pay for it.

Why do you think he is still releasing information? Is he only allowed to divulge X amount per day or something?

LeRentier
LeRentier Forum Pro • Posts: 13,622
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sdribetahi wrote:

LeRentier wrote:

Ahender wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

You can either consider his revelation as this summer's best soap or say to yourself that Snowden will stop running once he has made public all the dirty secrets he discovered.

I expect the next revelation to include details on he industrial spying done by he NSA and for the sole benefit of American corporations who are willing to pay for it.

Why do you think he is still releasing information? Is he only allowed to divulge X amount per day or something?

Don't we all have our gut feeling about events ?

Maybe he will release enough new details to become untouchable.

If I were president of France, I would offer him asylum, political refugee status, followed by a French passport, VIP protection - and the middle finger for the US of course -

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Re: Edward Snowden -- Running like a coward
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Ahender wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

You are wrong.  Perhaps you should actually watch the interview with him.

mamallama
mamallama Forum Pro • Posts: 51,473
Breaking News: Snowden seeking asylum in Russia
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Russia would just love to have Snowden and those 5 laptop full of US secrets. Good work Snowden. Russia will love you and your laptops.

Johnsonj Senior Member • Posts: 1,982
Sure is -- Running like a coward

Ahender wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

My uncle said the same when this story first broke. Meanwhile, liberals and Libertarians have their panties in a twist acting like drama queens.

Johnsonj Senior Member • Posts: 1,982
Re: Edward Snowden -- Running like a coward

Ahender wrote:

Sensible defenders of civil liberties understand that trade-offs of this sort are both necessary and messy. It is incumbent on us to avoid the allure of treating privacy as an absolute value, on our way to advocating policies that could put us all in danger.

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

Johnsonj Senior Member • Posts: 1,982
Where is Chato when you need a good excuse/spin?
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mamallama wrote:

Russia would just love to have Snowden and those 5 laptop full of US secrets. Good work Snowden. Russia will love you and your laptops.

Personally, I think Chato is jealous of Snowden getting to hang out in Russia.

mamallama
mamallama Forum Pro • Posts: 51,473
Putin states conditions for asylum in Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says Snowden will have to stop leaking U.S. secrets if he wants to get asylum in Russia, but adds that Snowden has no plan to quit doing so.

Chato Forum Pro • Posts: 46,027
How pathetic to call an obviously courageous man a coward.
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Ahender wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

But you are mimicing our government and our press.

This is a guy who has risked everything for principle. But since there's no way of denying that the information he's releasing is true, he is being libeled, slandered, smeared and vilified by all the gutless commentators and editorial writers who don't have the GUTS to defend the US Constitution.

Pretty soon it will be against the law to defend the Constitution. Indeed, they are already promising to arrest any reporters who actually do that.

Dave

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Re: How pathetic to call an obviously courageous man a coward.

Chato wrote:

Ahender wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

editorial writers who don't have the GUTS to defend the US Constitution.

Pretty soon it will be against the law to defend the Constitution.

you are a fool if you truly believe that the constitution is being adhered to....it is a piece of paper to keep the sheep happy.

Dave

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TrapperJohn Forum Pro • Posts: 16,479
Edward Snowden -- about to learn a very painful lesson
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in the difference between the country he grew up in, and other countries.

Putin: you can stay here as long as you shut up.

Snowden: I can say whatever I want, whenever I want.

You don't come into Russia and cross Vladimir Putin. He will step on you.

This is going to be interesting...

Wheatfield
Wheatfield Veteran Member • Posts: 6,297
Re: Edward Snowden -- Running like a coward
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Ahender wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

He'll accept any punishment he gets after he is caught. Why should he just turn belly up and be taken willingly? Is that really the American way?

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sensibill
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Re: Edward Snowden -- Running like a coward
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Ahender wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

When was the last time you put YOUR ass on the line for what you believe in..?

Oh, right, he shouldn't avoid 'fair and just' persecution (aka bullet in the eye) the USA is looking to give him.

You'd think the various anti-Obama birther types around here would be cheering the guy.

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sensibill Veteran Member • Posts: 5,401
Re: Edward Snowden -- Running like a coward

LeRentier wrote:

Ahender wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

You can either consider his revelation as this summer's best soap or say to yourself that Snowden will stop running once he has made public all the dirty secrets he discovered.

I expect the next revelation to include details on he industrial spying done by he NSA and for the sole benefit of American corporations who are willing to pay for it.

And wouldn't it be awesome if a vocal, voting majority in this country gave a crap about such revelations, and we had a media that actually gave them proportionate coverage and weren't beholden to corporate interests?

We can dream, right?

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sensibill Veteran Member • Posts: 5,401
Re: Sure is -- Running like a coward

Johnsonj wrote:

Ahender wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

My uncle said the same when this story first broke. Meanwhile, liberals and Libertarians have their panties in a twist acting like drama queens.

Does your uncle still refer to 'reefer smoking negroes' and 'pinko commies in hollywood'..?

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OP Ahender Senior Member • Posts: 1,554
Re: Edward Snowden -- Running like a coward

sensibill wrote:

Ahender wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong, but one of the first remarks out of Snowden's mouth after he fled to Hong Kong was: "I'll accept whatever punishment I get."

Now he has a list of 15 countries he is applying to trying to get asylum.

What a brave soul.

Oh, right, he shouldn't avoid 'fair and just' persecution (aka bullet in the eye) the USA is looking to give him.

You'd think the various anti-Obama birther types around here would be cheering the guy.

"When was the last time you put YOUR ass on the line for what you believe in..?"

Every night when I disagree with my wife.

Snowden has been backed into a corner.

If more information is leaked, he will be sent packing by the Russians.

I think if he bad any balls at all, he would turn himself in and let the rest of the data be leaked.

He could then have lots of time to ponder what a hero he is.

Wheatfield
Wheatfield Veteran Member • Posts: 6,297
Re: Edward Snowden -- Running like a coward

Ahender wrote:

"When was the last time you put YOUR ass on the line for what you believe in..?"

Every night when I disagree with my wife.

You either need to become a less disagreeable SOB, or you need to grow a pair.

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OP Ahender Senior Member • Posts: 1,554
Re: Edward Snowden -- Running like a coward

Wheatfield wrote:

Ahender wrote:

"When was the last time you put YOUR ass on the line for what you believe in..?"

Every night when I disagree with my wife.

You either need to become a less disagreeable SOB, or you need to grow a pair.

My comment was a poor attempt at humor.

Guess I need to use those ridiculous smiley symbols.

Nope, not going to do it!

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