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Snowden ‘Immune’ to Torture
nypost.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 07/18/2013 3:51:19 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

NSA leaker Edward Snowden is boasting that he’s immune from torture and can never be broken, even by the world’s 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 lawmaker’s well-wishing letter came with a caveat: “Provided you have not leaked information that would put in harm’s 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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: edwardsnowden; leaker; nsa; snowden; traitor; whistleblower

1 posted on 07/18/2013 3:51:19 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

After the first finger comes off they sing like a bird.


2 posted on 07/18/2013 3:54:28 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I don’t think the US Govt wants to interrogate him at this point....


3 posted on 07/18/2013 3:55:08 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Has he sat in room listening to Obama explain how his Obamascare is working great?


4 posted on 07/18/2013 3:56:08 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He’s having delusions of grandeur at this point. This is why Libertarians aren’t good partners. They’re too flaky.


5 posted on 07/18/2013 3:56:11 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’d bet that wasn’t actually Snowden in the “strange email exchange”.


6 posted on 07/18/2013 4:03:27 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: All

I tthink the Russians could break him.....


7 posted on 07/18/2013 4:03:40 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Vee haf vays of making you talk.....


8 posted on 07/18/2013 4:04:53 AM PDT by fredhead (Join the Navy and see the world.....77% of which is covered in water.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Oops, never mind, it looks like the Post pulled the “immune” quote out of their, um, hat. “Snowden” never said it.


9 posted on 07/18/2013 4:05:25 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Jack Bauer, a blowtorch and pliers, would change his mind real quick.


10 posted on 07/18/2013 4:08:11 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Likely he's already given up anything of use to both the Chinese and Russians.

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.

11 posted on 07/18/2013 4:10:28 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Sirius Lee

[After the first finger comes off they sing like a bird.]

One of the biggest modern liberal myths is that “torture doesn’t work.”


12 posted on 07/18/2013 4:10:38 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: BCW

If the US gets him, he will vanish into a Supermax and will never be seen again.


13 posted on 07/18/2013 4:12:43 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: jiggyboy
“..I’d bet that wasn't’t actually Snowden ..”

Yeah, like our emails aren't intercepted.....
especially those commies....
what an idea, put words in their mouths......

(sarc)

How can you tell an email is from someone, else by “speech” structure, does this “sound” like Snowden?

14 posted on 07/18/2013 4:12:58 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: Ronin

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?


15 posted on 07/18/2013 4:16:42 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: kimtom

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.


16 posted on 07/18/2013 4:17:12 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: fredhead
It worked in Top Secret!

17 posted on 07/18/2013 4:19:17 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: BCW
he has no change of getting hired in the private sector

Not in a regular corporate job, but as a contractor, sure.

18 posted on 07/18/2013 4:35:21 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: BarnacleCenturion

"There...how do you like them apples...."

19 posted on 07/18/2013 4:40:08 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


20 posted on 07/18/2013 4:53:40 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Torture? Wouldn’t that entail being made to wear jockey shorts over his face? Hell, I could that standing on my head!


21 posted on 07/18/2013 4:58:54 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
I think he is an idealist. He is a lot less flaky then all the people who choose and chose to keep their mouth shut. I don't think it is any delusion of grandeur as much as his personal feelings of honor and arming himself against such tactics if they were occur. I admire his idealism and his personal discipline. Many do not possess it.

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.

22 posted on 07/18/2013 5:05:22 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: jiggyboy

“..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 (?)

good point


23 posted on 07/18/2013 5:10:21 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: CharlotteVRWC
"..I tthink the Russians could break him........" Most anyone can be "broken"....unless they die in the attempt..... ...Oops!!

sounds phoney

24 posted on 07/18/2013 5:12:45 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Lol, I have no training and could probably break him in 5 minutes.


25 posted on 07/18/2013 5:14:37 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Just lock him in “It’s a Small World” at Disney World for an hour. He’ll be crying like a baby...


26 posted on 07/18/2013 5:14:58 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias

OMG, you’re evil. It’s a small world at Disney is a slice of Hell on Earth.


27 posted on 07/18/2013 5:16:10 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Me thinks he has never been in a cell in North Korea.

Those people are medieval.

28 posted on 07/18/2013 5:18:00 AM PDT by mware (he last)
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To: paterfamilias

Dyin’ here! lol Just visiting Disney is hell on earth. Took the kids once and even they thought it was awful.


29 posted on 07/18/2013 5:20:00 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Is it safe?


30 posted on 07/18/2013 5:28:45 AM PDT by SRT8 man (I recommend SRT8 for your muscle car needs)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I have to agree that Snowden's getting a little full of himself but I think what he said can be translated as follows:

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.

31 posted on 07/18/2013 5:44:39 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: paterfamilias

One the other hand, ‘Gay Days’ at Disney may be to his liking.


32 posted on 07/18/2013 5:46:34 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Sirius Lee

Maybe he should watch Zero Dark Thirty.


33 posted on 07/18/2013 6:01:02 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“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.


34 posted on 07/18/2013 6:14:19 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


35 posted on 07/18/2013 6:26:01 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He is also impervious to bullets and has the power to cloud men’s minds...


36 posted on 07/18/2013 6:28:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


37 posted on 07/18/2013 6:29:10 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


38 posted on 07/18/2013 6:36:04 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: US Navy Vet

More like 2.


39 posted on 07/18/2013 6:37:21 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


40 posted on 07/18/2013 7:02:47 AM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: SRT8 man

That was my first thought. Unngghh sends shivers down my spine.


41 posted on 07/18/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: jiggyboy
I’d bet that wasn’t actually Snowden in the “strange email exchange”.

That was my thought, too..

42 posted on 07/18/2013 7:20:19 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Has anyone actually seen Snowden lately?


43 posted on 07/18/2013 7:21:35 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Some people don’t know when to STFU.


44 posted on 07/18/2013 7:50:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


45 posted on 07/18/2013 10:04:18 AM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: GOP Poet

“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.


46 posted on 07/18/2013 2:35:29 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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