Skip to comments.Snowden ‘Immune’ to Torture
Posted on 07/18/2013 3:51:19 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
NSA leaker Edward Snowden is boasting that hes immune from torture and can never be broken, even by the worlds most experienced interrogators.
He made that odd claim in an equally strange e-mail exchange with former Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-NH), The Guardian newspaper of Britain reported.
Humphrey wrote a supportive note to Snowden, thanking him for doing the right thing in exposing what I regard as massive violation of the United States Constitution.
The former lawmakers well-wishing letter came with a caveat: Provided you have not leaked information that would put in harms way any intelligence agent.
Snowden wrote back and promised that no one could steal or force secrets out of him not even the Chinese or other torturers.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
After the first finger comes off they sing like a bird.
I don’t think the US Govt wants to interrogate him at this point....
Has he sat in room listening to Obama explain how his Obamascare is working great?
He’s having delusions of grandeur at this point. This is why Libertarians aren’t good partners. They’re too flaky.
I’d bet that wasn’t actually Snowden in the “strange email exchange”.
I tthink the Russians could break him.....
Vee haf vays of making you talk.....
Oops, never mind, it looks like the Post pulled the “immune” quote out of their, um, hat. “Snowden” never said it.
Jack Bauer, a blowtorch and pliers, would change his mind real quick.
He may be valuable to the Russians as they create the perception that they are disinterestedly neutral and future whistleblowers will be safe and free in Russia.
[After the first finger comes off they sing like a bird.]
One of the biggest modern liberal myths is that “torture doesn’t work.”
If the US gets him, he will vanish into a Supermax and will never be seen again.
Yeah, like our emails aren't intercepted.....
especially those commies....
what an idea, put words in their mouths......
How can you tell an email is from someone, else by “speech” structure, does this “sound” like Snowden?
I think he’s going to wait the 3+ yrs until Obama is out of office...and try to negotiate his return...he has no change of getting hired in the private sector...regardless, there was a proper whistle blower plan set up and he skipped his chain of command...he violated so many reg’s it’s not even funny...and if they hunt him down - then the question is - why did you guys keep referring to him as a low level IT admin?
I wrote that before I read the article and saw that the absurd “immune from torture” quote was simply made up by the Post. Nobody who just sits behind a desk would make that claim.
Not in a regular corporate job, but as a contractor, sure.
"There...how do you like them apples...."
Seriously, chumming the water for the left. Former Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-NH) must really need more attention or he is off his meds.
Absolutely none of this is relevant or makes any sense unless it is one more attempt to smear Snowden. A passing comment that Snowden may have used to assure Former Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-NH)that he had no intent to harm America becomes a headline.
Torture? Wouldn’t that entail being made to wear jockey shorts over his face? Hell, I could that standing on my head!
Single handedly this young man has gonads that many conservatives or libertarians do not have in their wildest fantasies. Even you sit hidden by the guise of Greetings_Puny_Humans on a computer. He risked it all for a believe and an ideal.
“..Nobody who just sits behind a desk would make that claim...”
sounds “out of character”...
maybe an attempt to get his host country’s ire up (?)
Lol, I have no training and could probably break him in 5 minutes.
Just lock him in “It’s a Small World” at Disney World for an hour. He’ll be crying like a baby...
OMG, you’re evil. It’s a small world at Disney is a slice of Hell on Earth.
Those people are medieval.
Dyin’ here! lol Just visiting Disney is hell on earth. Took the kids once and even they thought it was awful.
Is it safe?
1. The files I took are encrypted in a way that even the most powerful computers at NSA or anywhere else cannot break them.
2. The passwords/keys are not held by me but by others I trust.
3. So torturing me won't work.
The first two items are almost certainly true. What he claims is possible and having the knowledge of how to do it is pretty widespread. I bet there are some Freepers that could explain the process.
The claim that torturing won't work I would question.
One the other hand, ‘Gay Days’ at Disney may be to his liking.
Maybe he should watch Zero Dark Thirty.
“Snowden wrote back and promised that no one could steal or force secrets out of him not even the Chinese or other torturers.”
I’d talk if they started playing rap music...anything but rap music.
Anyone on here ever been to SERE School(I have not)? What do you think? I think this little PUNK wouldn’t last 10 minutes.
He is also impervious to bullets and has the power to cloud men’s minds...
I have not, but I’m sure you’re right. I understand the Russians were big into cutting off fingers, but that may be a bit barbaric for the refined, effective KGB methods.
This guy’s an idiot.
Make him listen to Justin Bieber or Usher while on a hook-up date with Helen Thomas, he’ll tell you all you want to know.
More like 2.
What a goof. Everyone breaks eventually. Its just a question of how long and what state your mind will be in afterwards. I bet this guy would sing like a canary at the sight of a pair of piers.
That was my first thought. Unngghh sends shivers down my spine.
That was my thought, too..
Has anyone actually seen Snowden lately?
Some people don’t know when to STFU.
It’s one thing to bluff...it’s another to brag that you have a royal flush when you really have a pair of twos.
“He risked it all for a believe and an ideal.”
And what he should have done is go the normal route of a whistle blower, remaining in the United States, taking his case to the media, and being defended here. Instead, he chose to leave the country and provide aid and support to countries like Russia where Journalists are routinely murdered.
So, delusions of grandeur it is.