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Edward Snowden Accuses US of Illegal, Aggressive Campaign
Guardian ^ | JUly 12, 2013 | Alec Luhn and Miriam Elder

Posted on 07/12/2013 11:56:47 AM PDT by lbryce

Edward Snowden gives a news conference at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow with human rights activists Edward Snowden (centre) gives a news conference at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow with human rights activists.

The American whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the US of waging a campaign of "historically disproportionate aggression" against him during an extraordinary meeting with human rights activists and Russian officials at the Moscow airport where he has been trapped since 23 June.

In his first appearance since disclosing his identity in the Guardian last month, Snowden insisted he had no regrets and had made a "moral decision" to leak dozens of secret documents outlining US surveillance programmes. He also announced he would apply for political asylum from the Kremlin and appealed to those present for help in leaving the airport.

The US has lobbied governments around the world to refuse entry to Snowden and has invalidated his US passport.

Last week, a plane carrying the Bolivian president, Evo Morales, was grounded in Vienna after several European countries blocked their airspace amid suspicions that Snowden was on board.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.guardiannews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: classifiedleaks; edwardsnowden; usgovt
To add a Barf Alert would be redundant. The title implicit enough to have you barf without having to mention it. This is one of the most bizarre scenarios of recent memory. Snowden, egregious traitor, condemning the US for an illegal, historically disproportionate aggression in Moscow with human rights activists. Has Rod Serling been spotted as of yet up yet?
1 posted on 07/12/2013 11:56:47 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

My concern for the traitor Snowden is zero. Hang him or banish him to some crap country forever.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 12:02:20 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: lbryce

I am not siding with Obama on this. Not at all.

The Obaminions declared that Snowden was unimportant and that he didn’t have anything truly important in terms of intelligence. And then they turned around and performed an act of war against a sovereign nation by forcing their President’s airplane down?

Something stinks and that’s nothing new with Obama and I absolutely don’t know why so many people on FR are so eager to go along with the Kenyan-in-Chief on this or any other topic.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 12:02:24 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: lbryce
Snowden, egregious traitor...

Yes. He committed treason for revealing the US government's domestic spying program to it's mortal enemies... the american people.

4 posted on 07/12/2013 12:02:50 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: lbryce

Snowden insisted he had no regrets and had made a “moral decision” to leak dozens of secret documents outlining US surveillance programmes.

Then stop whining and stfu.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 12:03:49 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Kripes! Can we have one thread today that isn’t about that damned trial?


7 posted on 07/12/2013 12:12:22 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog

I accidentally cross-posted it. I asked the moderator to remove it right after I did it. I sincerely apologize.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 12:14:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than mainstream journalism?)
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To: lbryce

Snowden has done the equivelant of telling the east germans that they’re living in a total surveillance socialist police state. Of course, wait for the FR government cheerleaders to run to the rescue of their government master, aka the gravy train. Unfortunately, it’s the 95% of government employees who make the other 5% of the honest ones look bad.


9 posted on 07/12/2013 12:15:49 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

No problem. Just jerking your chain :)

That thing is starting to take on an OJ type annoying presence. I’m just glad I don’t have cable now.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 12:16:22 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: lbryce
"historically disproportionate aggression"

That's exactly right. Do you remember this kind of campaign against any American fugitive? Snowden must have something, or is suspected of having something real damaging to the enemy of the America, that is to the present US government. (Which, by the way, seems to have its faithful supporters and useful idiots on this forum.)

11 posted on 07/12/2013 12:17:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MeganC

You are overwhelmingly correct that something does indeed stink one that emanates from the highest echelons of this government. The Greek saying that the fish stinks from the head goes doubly for the current administration.


12 posted on 07/12/2013 12:19:41 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Snowden is the good guy.

You are a dupe of the MSM and the Zero regime.


13 posted on 07/12/2013 12:26:10 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Orangedog
All roads lead to Zimmerman, I am afraid, don't know exactly why. It is simply a matter of getting something posted just to write something no matter how obtuse or unrelated it may be.

It reminds me of one particular loser who chastised me for putting in the wrong date, which was actually an updated version requiring the new date. It just that they don't anything really intellectual to offer.

14 posted on 07/12/2013 12:27:21 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: ozzymandus

My concern for the traitor Snowden is zero. Hang him or banish him to some crap country forever.

Like I said previously: Pin a medal on his chest, then give him a blindfold and cigarette....


15 posted on 07/12/2013 12:29:17 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Bobalu

We need a “Freeper Bootlicker” Award.


16 posted on 07/12/2013 12:31:09 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Orangedog

Yes. He committed treason for revealing the US government’s domestic spying program to it’s mortal enemies... the american people.

Yes! How dare he betray a traitorous gubermint!!!!


17 posted on 07/12/2013 12:32:40 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: lbryce

Sarah Palin was right, and showed her leadership quality by demonstrating an ability to discern, when she said that Snowden is not important, what’s important are the crimes that he exposed.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 12:33:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Bobalu
So was Hitler perceived from his sympathizers, admirers as a good guy from the same shameful political perspective you have toward Snowden.

Good luck you, you're going to need it.

19 posted on 07/12/2013 12:34:57 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Thanks for bringing up Hitler. That always wins arguments.

Paging Dr Godwin!


20 posted on 07/12/2013 12:36:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: lbryce

Eichmann was even worse! Idi Amin is also useful for winning arguments.


21 posted on 07/12/2013 12:42:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Bobalu
How dare you make an inflammatory, libelous statement of me being a dupe of the MSM and of the Obama regime without knowing a single hing about me.

FUB

22 posted on 07/12/2013 12:51:01 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Folks need to remember that Snowden embarked upon his contract with the intention of disclosing secrets and that his major initial heartache was that Obama broke his promise to close Gitmo.

Also, remember, Snowden didn’t go to a member of Congress (such as Rand Paul) of the media to reveal this. He went to China. Then Russia. Now Venezuela.

And he has threatened to reveal other secrets as well.

Finally, he is the first US person with a security clearance to publicly state that Stuxnet was a joint US/Israeli operation. What possible “patriotic” motivation could he have had for that revelation???


23 posted on 07/12/2013 12:54:11 PM PDT by LSUfan
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To: lbryce

His big mistake was making his first announcement for Hong Kong. He should have done it from Iceland. He would have had a better chance of being offered asylum from the socialists than the communists.


24 posted on 07/12/2013 12:54:53 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: lbryce

You embrace Obama and are a todady for the DC Establishment.

You don’t belong here, badge worshipper.


25 posted on 07/12/2013 1:54:07 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

toady.


26 posted on 07/12/2013 1:54:35 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Orangedog
He committed treason for revealing the US government's domestic spying program to it's mortal enemies

Anyone who didn't know the NSA was doing surveillance under the Patriot Act has had their head in the sand for over 10 years.

Snowden did more than this...he revealed other secrets to other countries...much of it classified data.

He's an OWS punk who's living up to the saying "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" and many on FR are buying it.

27 posted on 07/12/2013 2:14:33 PM PDT by what's up
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To: LSUfan
Folks need to remember that Snowden embarked upon his contract with the intention of disclosing secrets and that his major initial heartache was that Obama broke his promise to close Gitmo. Also, remember, Snowden didn’t go to a member of Congress (such as Rand Paul) of the media to reveal this. He went to China. Then Russia. Now Venezuela.

Exactly.

He's a far-left commie who is pretending to be a patriot while giving classified data to commie countries.

Amazing how many conservatives are being taken in.

28 posted on 07/12/2013 2:16:14 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Revolting cat!
Do you remember this kind of campaign against any American fugitive? Snowden must have something, or is suspected of having something real damaging to the enemy of the America, that is to the present US government.

No, I can't. Even Julian Asaige [sp?] and Spc. Manning didn't generate this sort of vivid reaction from the ruling-caste. I think you may be right about the damaging to the government supposition; if I were to guess: proof of an actual conspiracy against the Constitution by that caste*.

* Possibly one to install a known uneligible into the Presidency and then use that as precedent *spit* to overthrow/discredit the Constitution-as-a-whole. Then again, the USSC seems to be doing a good job of overthrowing the Constitution all by itself: evidenced when they declared that CA's supreme court could not actually certify standing.

29 posted on 07/12/2013 4:03:39 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: MeganC
The Obaminions declared that Snowden was unimportant and that he didn’t have anything truly important in terms of intelligence. And then they turned around and performed an act of war against a sovereign nation by forcing their President’s airplane down?

That, in itself, is quite telling; I think.

30 posted on 07/12/2013 4:05:08 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: what's up

Yeah, got to love the big government worshippers. They just want someone to take their money, tell them what to do and have big brother record all their phone calls and emails because some cave dweller might come and get ‘em in their sleep. Tiberius summed it up well...”men fit to be slaves.”


31 posted on 07/12/2013 5:05:20 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: ozzymandus
My concern for the traitor Snowden is zero. Hang him or banish him to some crap country forever.

Snowden's not the traitor; our government is.

32 posted on 07/12/2013 5:13:26 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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To: Orangedog
tell them what to do and have big brother record all their phone calls and emails

Somebody's recording ALL our phone calls and emails?

Don't think so though Snowden would have you believe it.

33 posted on 07/12/2013 6:08:19 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

Oh, well, now that totally unknown guy posting on the internet has deemed it so, we can all rest assured that it’s not happening. Glad you were here to share all that technical expertise the whole world was able to see on your detailed resume’.


34 posted on 07/12/2013 7:49:06 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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