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MSNBC Open Letter to Snowden: Turn Yourself In, Obama Will Treat You Well in Prison
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Posted on 07/13/2013 11:08:24 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

MSNBC Open Letter to Snowden: Turn Yourself In, Obama Will Treat You Well in Prison Daniel Halper July 13, 2013 12:57 PM

In what appeared to be an open letter to Edward Snowden, MSNBC this morning pleaded for the leaker to turn himself in to American authorities, despite the alleged tens of thousands of "human rights violations" in prisons each year:

"And we're talking about how you praise countries like Russia and Venezuela for standing against human rights violations and refusing to compromise their principles. Seriously, Ed, where do you even come up with that? What are you thinking?," said the MSNBC host.

"Now, I understand you don't want to come back. I mean, to do so would mean giving up your freedom, definitely before a trial and likely for several months or years thereafter. I get it! It's prisons in the U.S. that commit actual human rights violations. We just talked about it. More than 80,000 prisoners are held in solitary confinement, some for years, some indefinitely, despite the fact that solitary's cruel and psychologically damaging. I know those aren't the human rights violations, though, Ed, that you were complaining about. But you might have nothing to worry about anyway, because unlike most of the people in solitary confinement, including Private Bradley Manning, on trial for giving data to Wikileaks, you have cultivated for yourself a level of celebrity. And that celebrity itself may just act as the protection, another kind of cloak, if you ever find yourself in a U.A. prison, you have made quite a spectacle of yourself, and the Obama administration will be very careful about how it treats you. Unlike how states treat all those other prisoners."

The host concludes, "So come on home, Ed, then, you know, we can talk about something else. Sincerely, Melissa."


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That's right. And you'll also get birthday cake!
1 posted on 07/13/2013 11:08:24 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

They’ll give him a 300 lb roommate named bubba.


2 posted on 07/13/2013 11:10:10 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver

Is this another reference to our GAY president?


3 posted on 07/13/2013 11:10:13 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If the administration can abandon a Pakistanian doctor to untold horror in a Pakistanian prison, why would Obama work to ensure that Snowden would get treated well in the American prison system, where prison rape is rampant?


4 posted on 07/13/2013 11:12:42 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Sub-Driver

Aww...PMSNBC is looking for a third viewer.

How cute.


5 posted on 07/13/2013 11:13:35 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Tell that to Michael Hastings spirit !!

I am sure that he would be amused , ..if he was still alive !

“After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time.
Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget.
The ones who helped us will be rewarded,
the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve.
There is going to be hell to pay." --Valerie Jarrett

I didn't see the word "JUSTICE" anywhere in that quote

6 posted on 07/13/2013 11:19:10 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver
That's right. And you'll also get birthday cake!


7 posted on 07/13/2013 11:34:31 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Snowden needs to say he will accept those terms if Obama is his cellmate.


8 posted on 07/13/2013 11:38:16 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"And we're talking about how you praise countries like Russia and Venezuela for standing against human rights violations and refusing to compromise their principles. Seriously, Ed, where do you even come up with that? What are you thinking?," said the MSNBC host.

MSNBC is upset with Snowden because he's treading on their turf.
Leave the praise of tyrants to the professionals, kid!

9 posted on 07/13/2013 11:39:00 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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” Open Letter to Snowden: Turn Yourself In, Obama Will Treat You Well in Prison “

What they should put in a open letter to Obama: Tell the truth, the AMERICAN people will treat you well in prison.


10 posted on 07/13/2013 11:59:04 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“TURN YOURSELF IN, OBAMA WILL TREAT YOU WELL IN PRISON”


In fact, he has whole prison fantasies about just how well, after seeing the pics of you online!


11 posted on 07/13/2013 12:01:56 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sub-Driver

If Bush was President, Run, Forrest, run...


12 posted on 07/13/2013 12:02:34 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: Jonty30
Maybe that is favorable treatment in bathhouse Barry's view. Bathhouse Barry himself would probably like to engage in activities with young Ed Snowden. It would be a change from those old white men that he had...dealings with in Chicago.
13 posted on 07/13/2013 12:14:58 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Sub-Driver
DON'T BELIEVE THEM..RUN AND KEEP RUNNING..
14 posted on 07/13/2013 12:18:40 PM PDT by PLD
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To: Sub-Driver

More Socialists Now Become Communists....


15 posted on 07/13/2013 12:20:10 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Sub-Driver

Coming from a “network” where every employee should be strung up by a rope for treason.

LLS


16 posted on 07/13/2013 12:26:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

thing is.. snowden knows these people. he’s got the goods on them.

and he knows they’re lying, murderous, rat-bastards


17 posted on 07/13/2013 12:28:54 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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"MSNBC Open Letter to Snowden: Turn Yourself In, Obama Will Treat You Well in Prison"

Did Obama give his sacred word of honor on that?

18 posted on 07/13/2013 12:30:10 PM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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"you have made quite a spectacle of yourself, and the Obama administration will be very careful about how it treats you."

Yeah, that's what they told John Huss. I guarantee if Obama ever gets ahold of Snowden he will put him in the deepest hole he can find and he will never see the light of day again.

19 posted on 07/13/2013 12:47:46 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Sub-Driver

Card dated July, 1936: “Comrade Stalin sends you his warmest wishes and wants you to come by the office for coffee and a chat.”


20 posted on 07/13/2013 12:52:30 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Sub-Driver

Vladimir Bogdanovich Rezun was a fairly high level Soviet defector, who published books under the name “Viktor Suvorov”, about his various experiences in the Soviet Army, the Army Military Intelligence Branch, the GRU, and Spetsnaz, the Soviet Army Special Forces.

Very entertaining reading. Of many impressive anecdotes, he related as to how, when he was invited into the GRU, they showed him a short movie. It was of one of their agents who had been identified as a spy, tied to a gurney and being pushed, head first, into a hot blast furnace.

The message was simple. Don’t betray us, or this will happen to you. And they meant it.

I mention this, because it is pretty much the attitude of the top spy agencies of world powers. If you betray us, we will kill you.

And it applies just as much to the NSA.

And it certainly applies to Snowden.


21 posted on 07/13/2013 1:13:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Oh no, not in America.

We are decent people.


22 posted on 07/13/2013 2:10:21 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Caipirabob

lol

Snowden probably actually would come back if he could guarantee a number of conditions for himself. But those conditions could only be met living in a room off the Oval Office with a 24/7 webcam on him.

Then the trial, with discovery..... No, zero doesn’t want him back. He’s already usurped poshitus’ popularity 100,000,000K times over, and that’s what zero INTENSELY hates.

Afraid it’s lose/lose for the admin.


23 posted on 07/13/2013 2:19:31 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Amagi

Did he swear on a Koran?

Pray for America to Wake Up


24 posted on 07/13/2013 2:51:02 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about we put Hussein in prison too, and find out how well he would treat Snowden.


25 posted on 07/13/2013 2:55:16 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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