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Edward Snowden to give evidence to EU parliament, says MEP
The Guardian ^ | 12/8/2013 | Philip Oltermann

Posted on 12/08/2013 7:30:42 PM PST by Sparticus

The European parliament is lining up Edward Snowden to give evidence by video link this month, in spite of resistance by British Conservatives, a Green MEP has announced.

Jan Philipp Albrecht, a German Green MEP, said parliamentarians wanted Snowden to appear before the assembly's committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE).

Albrecht said it would represent a great success for the parliament's investigation into mass surveillance of EU citizens.

He said: "Half a year after the first publications from his collection of numerous NSA documents, the truth of which has not so far been refuted, there are still consequences as far as political responsibility is concerned.

The basic political will is there. Now we will need to see if we can get a formal majority for a hearing and hope Snowden can keep his promise to answer questions on the affair."

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: espionage; nsa; russianspy; snowden; testimony; treason
This has got to have some folks in Washington more than a little nonplussed.
1 posted on 12/08/2013 7:30:42 PM PST by Sparticus
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To: Sparticus

If we’ve been sharing our data as we should then there’ll be no hearing.

If Obama’s incompetence has interfered with that sharing then there will be one. What a small-minded fool Obama is.


2 posted on 12/08/2013 7:42:14 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mrsmith

Great Leader knows nothing about this, and won’t until he watches it on CNN. That’s how he rolls.


3 posted on 12/08/2013 7:43:29 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Sparticus

If Germany does not arrest him the minute he deplanes, and extradites him immediately, then in the post Obama era there will have be some serious reconsideration of the US commitment to NATO.


4 posted on 12/08/2013 7:44:28 PM PST by allendale
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To: Sparticus

The EU pretending they don’t spy on people. HA!

I’m just looking forward to another scandal to sink Oloser’s pol numbers.


5 posted on 12/08/2013 7:44:28 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Sparticus

This is something I’d love to watch!


6 posted on 12/08/2013 7:46:23 PM PST by Bobalu (White Boy Think A Lot)
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To: allendale

your sentence structure is garbage,, what are you trying to say


7 posted on 12/08/2013 7:59:41 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

The American taxpayer has spent over $4 trillion dollars since 1945 funding the defense of Europe. Europeans have been spared the expense of their own self defense. Germany and the German economy has been a prime beneficiary. They are supposed to be one of the closest allies of the United states, This man Snowden has betrayed the United States and damaged our security. There is a warrant for his arrest. If Germany allows him to step foot in Germany and does not execute that warrant, then in the final analysis, Germany is not much of an ally. It very well may be time for the American military commitment to Europe to be over,


8 posted on 12/08/2013 8:14:31 PM PST by allendale
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To: allendale
If Germany does not arrest him the minute he deplanes [...]

He is not going anywhere. The questions and answers will be provided over a real time video link. This will not even tell anyone where he lives in Russia. He met with a German MP in some random hotel, for example.

9 posted on 12/08/2013 8:17:33 PM PST by Greysard
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To: allendale

You still think the US government are the good guys, but they are the traitors.


10 posted on 12/08/2013 8:27:04 PM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Really tired of such comments. The NSA is doing its very best to collect information that will prevent a serious terrorist attack on the United States. The United States remains the prime target of terrorists worldwide. If the NSA were operating in 2000 the way it does today (may not have been technically possible), 9/11, the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, trillions in Federal debt and the Obama administration could have all been avoided. Snowden is a traitor and must be brought to justice and severely punished.


11 posted on 12/08/2013 8:37:30 PM PST by allendale
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To: allendale
Even after 9/11 the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq could have been avoided.

The powers that be decided we needed a couple of wars that were unnecessary to the vast majority of citizens of the US, but somehow necessary for the powers that be.

12 posted on 12/08/2013 8:42:29 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Sparticus

“It’s a Trap!”


13 posted on 12/08/2013 8:44:15 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: allendale

What’s the worst possible action a foriegn country could do to USA? Impose socialism? Take away our religious freedoms? Bring millions of foriegn invaders here?

Trillions of dollars were wasted because that’s the nature of our corrupt government, not because they HAD to.

Like many other patriots, I celebrate every action Snowden does that harms the Washington elites.


14 posted on 12/08/2013 9:03:04 PM PST by MNDude
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To: allendale

Wow...you haven’t been paying attention much, the American government is not your friend, comrade. Snowden did the world a favor.


15 posted on 12/08/2013 9:33:03 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: MNDude
Like many other patriots, I celebrate every action Snowden does that harms the Washington elite

Could not agree more.

16 posted on 12/08/2013 9:34:36 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: MNDude

Like many other patriots, I celebrate every action Snowden does that harms the Washington elites.


Yeah, that.


17 posted on 12/08/2013 9:37:16 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Greysard
Greysard:".. The questions and answers will be provided over a real time video link. This will not even tell anyone where he lives in Russia."

EXACTLY !
Our Government , under "dear leader" ( from behind; "I didn't know .. ")sees him as a traitor !
while the rest of the world views him as a whistleblower .
Go figure , the sociopathic liar says he is one thing , and the rest of the world knows him to be another.
It must be the 'least untruthful answer' that can be offerred by NSA /Fienstein/ Clapper/ 'dear leader '.
They all lied to COngress and should be frogg-marched down Pennsylvania Ave. , along with Holder in the lead.

18 posted on 12/08/2013 10:05:00 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

..and Snowden should, watch his six ‘


19 posted on 12/08/2013 10:06:34 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: MNDude
Like many other patriots, I celebrate every action Snowden does that harms the Washington elite.

Agree completely. Snowden has done the world a service in exposing the treachery of the NSA and those that sponsor their rogue behaviour.

20 posted on 12/08/2013 11:30:27 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: allendale

Even if Snowdon were to appear in person - which seems unlikely - the EU parliament is in Strasbourg, so it would be up to the French to arrest him (good luck with that - remember Roman Polanski).


21 posted on 12/09/2013 2:05:19 AM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Sparticus

Well in the old days this would be called a spy and would receive a bullet to the head or a heart attack in good order.


22 posted on 12/10/2013 7:56:10 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy
Well in the old days this would be called a spy and would receive a bullet to the head or a heart attack in good order.

Well in the old days our government wouldn't spy on ordinary citizens.

23 posted on 12/10/2013 7:57:05 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sparticus

Edward Snowden’s has elements of ‘hero’ in him... Snowden might have been a manipulated fool... or maybe not.


24 posted on 12/10/2013 8:07:22 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: dfwgator

I think it is likely they record it all then mine the calls based on words used for potential terrorism.


25 posted on 12/10/2013 2:44:23 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: GOPJ

Afghanistan has a huge deposit of rare earth minerals. Which is why Russia ‘toured’ the region until We started ‘touring’ the region.

The opium poppies, they’re a front, they can be grown anywhere.


26 posted on 12/10/2013 2:53:26 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

I assumed Chinese communists were the one’s after rare earth minerals...


27 posted on 12/10/2013 4:52:28 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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