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Whistleblower Edward Snowden tells SCMP: 'Let Hong Kong people decide my fate'
South China Morning Post ^ | June 12, 2013 | Lana Lam

Posted on 06/12/2013 8:48:47 AM PDT by gethimoutofthehouse

Edward Snowden says he wants to ask the people of Hong Kong to decide his fate after choosing the city because of his faith in its rule of law.

The 29-year-old former CIA employee behind what might be the biggest intelligence leak in US history revealed his identity to the world in Hong Kong on Sunday. His decision to use a city under Chinese sovereignty as his haven has been widely questioned – including by some rights activists in Hong Kong.

(Excerpt) Read more at scmp.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: breakingnews; govtabuse; tyranny
More at http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1259422/edward-snowden-let-hong-kong-people-decide-my-fate
1 posted on 06/12/2013 8:48:47 AM PDT by gethimoutofthehouse
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To: gethimoutofthehouse

him gonna be so solly.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 8:49:57 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: gethimoutofthehouse

The cost to the U.S. to have him handed over by the Chicoms has just gone up.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 8:51:42 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: gethimoutofthehouse
The 29-year-old former CIA employee behind what might be the biggest intelligence leak in US history

LOL gotta love the Chinese media. He wasn't CIA and there was no intel leaked.
4 posted on 06/12/2013 8:52:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: gethimoutofthehouse

Hong Kong is more corrupt then Chicago. Its a very very dangerous place.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 8:54:24 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
Hong Kong is more corrupt then Chicago. Its a very very dangerous place.


"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."

6 posted on 06/12/2013 9:03:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Forget it, Jake. It's Eric Holder's people.")
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve seen a bunch of freepers say he was CIA....


7 posted on 06/12/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Dr. Sivana
The cost to the U.S. to have him handed over by the Chicoms has just gone up.

We'll give you plans to the next generation of Predator drones, Hawaii, and a point guard to be named later...


8 posted on 06/12/2013 9:05:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: treetopsandroofs

Interesting! If he was CIA, could this be a mere inter-agency squabble? As in “get those NSA clods off our turf”???


9 posted on 06/12/2013 9:06:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: treetopsandroofs
I’ve seen a bunch of freepers say he was CIA....

Those FReepers are idiots. He was an employee of a private company contracted by the NSA.
10 posted on 06/12/2013 9:11:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly.


11 posted on 06/12/2013 9:11:25 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

To be clear, he is ubiquitously identified as a former CIA employee, doing IT security in Europe and Japan.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/us/former-cia-worker-says-he-leaked-surveillance-data.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


12 posted on 06/12/2013 9:21:01 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
We'll give you plans to the next generation of Predator drones, Hawaii, and a point guard to be named later...

No deal. They are gonna hold out for the Colonel's 11 herbs and spices.
13 posted on 06/12/2013 9:21:59 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: cripplecreek

Please see #12.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 9:22:56 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: jjotto

Thanks, thought I’d seen that somewhere, too.


15 posted on 06/12/2013 9:23:39 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

So are you willing to concede he was CIA per #12?


16 posted on 06/12/2013 9:24:38 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: gethimoutofthehouse

17 posted on 06/12/2013 9:25:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: treetopsandroofs

So he once worked for the CIA but was not a CIA employee when he “leaked”.


18 posted on 06/12/2013 9:26:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Interesting! If he was CIA, could this be a mere inter-agency squabble? As in “get those NSA clods off our turf”???”

That’s becoming a more common idea here.

I’ve been saying he’s a disenchanted leftist freak, for only going to fellow travelers to dump data.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 9:27:07 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: cripplecreek

“So he once worked for the CIA but was not a CIA employee when he “leaked”.”

Except for Republicans, ex-presidents are still called “Mr. President”....

Kind of a thin line to be drawn there. He only “leaked” to leftist freaks, and some freepers are declaring he’s not CIA, or never was, or somehow USED TO BE, but isn’t now....


20 posted on 06/12/2013 9:29:47 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Whatever. I’m not interested in word games.


21 posted on 06/12/2013 9:31:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Snowden doesn’t have anything the Chinese don’t already know anyway. Our contract defense industries are full of Chinese nationals and the Chinese have been making a lot of our “secret” stuff for years.

It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the computers in the Utah data center aren’t primarily Chinese made.


22 posted on 06/12/2013 9:37:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Whatever.

Many here adamantly said he’s not CIA, including you.


23 posted on 06/12/2013 9:39:11 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: gethimoutofthehouse

I disagree with that, the American people, not Congress should decide his fate.


24 posted on 06/12/2013 9:40:16 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: treetopsandroofs

I’m not real concerned what you fascist Obama groin leeches say. You’re simply outright lying about him being CIA. He was CIA at one time but that has zero to do with this and you scumbags know it but just don’t have the manparts to admit it.


25 posted on 06/12/2013 9:43:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

WOW, I’ve attracted yet another ad hominem hater for daring to rebut a false assertion.

THANK YOU — PLEASE KEEP ‘EM COMING!!!!!


26 posted on 06/12/2013 9:48:51 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs
To be clear, he is ubiquitously identified as a former CIA employee

This is the post you sent me to to prove that Snowden is CIA when what you're using to claim he's CIA clearly states that he isn't.

Now wipe your chin, you have a little Obama running down it.
27 posted on 06/12/2013 9:52:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

PLEASE KEEP ‘EM COMING, F*R*E*A*K!


28 posted on 06/12/2013 10:05:24 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: cripplecreek

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/us/former-cia-worker-says-he-leaked-surveillance-data.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

PLEASE don’t apologize to me!


29 posted on 06/12/2013 10:06:14 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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Oh I don’t intend to apologize to any of you kapo bitches.


30 posted on 06/12/2013 10:08:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I expect this thread will get cleaned up pretty soon.

Thanks so much again for your effluence.


31 posted on 06/12/2013 10:19:24 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: cripplecreek
Snowden doesn’t have anything the Chinese don’t already know anyway.

His value isn't what he can give to the Chicoms in secret info. His value as his ability to leverage notoreity to make the U.S. look bad.
32 posted on 06/12/2013 10:23:00 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yep he’s got PR value but not much else.

Leaky Leahy did more damage than this guy.


33 posted on 06/12/2013 10:27:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: treetopsandroofs
From post 12:

The revelation came after days of speculation that the source behind a series of leaks that have transfixed Washington must have been a high-level official at one of America’s spy agencies. Instead, the leaker is a relatively low-level employee of a giant government contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, that has won billions of dollars in secret government contracts over the past decade, partly by aggressively marketing itself as the premier protector of America’s classified computer infrastructure.

Headline does not match body. Coming from the NY Times, that's hardly a surprise.

34 posted on 06/12/2013 10:28:23 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: treetopsandroofs

I agreed with post #4.


35 posted on 06/12/2013 11:12:00 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Nope.


36 posted on 06/12/2013 11:14:46 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: dirtboy

Interesting that it was so important for Big Media to make him CIA.

A serious o-hole here could have been civil about the discussion, but NO.


37 posted on 06/12/2013 11:56:37 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: dirtboy

Snowden allegedly claims to have been CIA here:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/06/switzerland-questions-u-s-over-cia-drunk-driving-gambit/


38 posted on 06/12/2013 11:58:40 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: gethimoutofthehouse

39 posted on 06/12/2013 11:59:36 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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