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    Should Russia grant political asylum to Edward Snowden ?

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    Should Russia grant political asylum to Edward Snowden

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    Deep Throat
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    Should Russia grant political asylum to Edward Snowden ?

    Post  Deep Throat on Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:43 pm

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    Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, revealed the existence of PRISM, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) massive data-mining surveillance program which gave the agency backdoor access to emails, videos, chats, photos and search queries from nine worldwide tech giants.

    The whistleblower disappeared after checking out of a Hong Kong hotel, Reuters quoted witnesses as saying. A day earlier Snowden revealed his identity to The Guardian newspaper.

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    Re: Should Russia grant political asylum to Edward Snowden ?

    Post  GarryB on Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:49 am

    Yes, if he wants to, but I would make it clear it was about not punishing whistle blowers who reveal fraud or worse within a power organisation... whether that is the US or the Vatican or anywhere else.

    If the US objects then I would say it is a stand they should be taking themselves with their own high moral standards... the USA is clearly breaking international law through the NSA and their reaction to information about this being released is to try to put the person who released that information in jail...

    Embarrassing for the US?

    Of course it is... but made far worse by their pathetic attempts to cover up their own guilt and demonise those revealing the truth... the latter becoming a dirty word in the US it seems... along with democracy and justice.


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    Re: Should Russia grant political asylum to Edward Snowden ?

    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:51 pm

    Yes, if he asks for asylum.

    But considering that he is (was?) in HK, wouldn't China be the more practical destination?

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    Re: Should Russia grant political asylum to Edward Snowden ?

    Post  NickM on Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:10 pm

    NO .

    This Snowden guy is a traitor . More often than not forces that destroy democracy exists within that democracy .

    Edward Snowden has committed a crime and now he must serve his time .

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    Re: Should Russia grant political asylum to Edward Snowden ?

    Post  Deep Throat on Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:45 pm

    Looks like Edward Snowden has arrived in Moscow .

    http://rt.com/op-edge/snowden-nsa-prosecution-security-133/

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    Re: Should Russia grant political asylum to Edward Snowden ?

    Post  GarryB on Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:41 am

    Hahahahaha...

    Edward Snowden has committed a crime and now he must serve his time .

    Going to bother with a trial or just put him straight in jail?  Razz


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