Edward Snowden Was No Coward To Flee U.S., Pentagon Papers Lawyer Says : “No American citizen in their right mind would trust the honesty and the objectivity of the American judicial system at this time in history”
Sudija33: Hm, let’s examine the basic logic. You betray the trust your government invested in you and disclose their top secret global eavesdropping scheme and you think sticking around for a “fair” trial is an option. If he was cought before the thing went viral he would have been murdered by CIA in a heartbeat. All you would ever get would be his initials on the back of some local papers saying he died in a car accident or that he was carjacked, stabbed by a junkie or some other crap they keep on pulling off… He did the right thing and got away like any sane person would do.
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BingBoppyBooNobby: The American system is deeply flawed as it relies on biased, uneducated juries. The more money you have, the more likely you’ll stay out of jail until trial and win your case. Totally stacked against the poor and African Americans. There should be a life-sentence for judges, lawyers, and law enforcement found to be corrupt who railroad the accused.
Loud_Volume: It made me deeply sad when I would read, hear, and watch people talk about Edward Snowden and go on to call him a traitor and a coward. Made my blood boil. So many ignorant stupid people in this country that lap up the governments narrative and don’t even think twice for themselves.
Edward Snowden is a true patriot for freedom and truth and should be honored in that way.
cafeRacr: Can someone please explain to me why James Clapper is still, in any way, involved in politics? Seems more like he’s the criminal to me.
aspoels: No. Sh*t. If he had gone into the prison system at that point, he would’ve died in prison by ‘mistake’.
packjarker: or, he is a Russian asset.
Steve490: Sounds like a good lawyer.
Ikantbeliveit: You could have just asked any minority on the street for this opinion.
Wanna know how this happens? Manufactured socially encouraged “love” for authoritarian entities. I.E. Bluelivesmatter.
Conquestofbaguettes: It’s not really the “judicial system” he needs to fear.
_YouDontKnowMe_: It worked out for Chelsea Manning.
Oronoguy: We’re gonna put a gun to your head, for your own safety, and you will just trust us not to pull the trigger. America right now.
Murtank: Only establishment shills could consider throwing away your entire life to reveal injustice as a cowardly act
MenuCreeper: Smart guy
SynesthesiaBrah: Ya but Edward Snowden likes his pizza “cooked to perfection” the disgusting “whistleblower” f***.
bobguyman: I’m a law-abiding citizen and I don’t trust it. I know if I happen to piss off the wrong person I could be charged with a number if laws I don’t even know I’m breaking.
Xudda: What a hero. Called out these fuckbags in our bureaucracy and left before they could kill him in cold blood
Non-equilibrium: Why not?
Darthtrapgod: I wouldn’t ran
blh1003: Haha so he goes to Russia…ok…
ikilledtupac: He’s CIA
axolotl_peyotl: Edward Snowden is CIA and part of the inter-agency war that has been raging for perhaps decades.
Is NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden a CIA Asset?
Now this bring back the question is Edward Snowden in the same club as Anna Chapman,
Edward Snowden Walked Right Into A Bizarre Alliance Between Wikileaks And Russia
One thing that has become clear as the Edward Snowden saga unfolds is that WikiLeaks and Russia have both been integral to the NSA leaker’s arrival and extended stay in Moscow.
The Kremlin and the renegade publisher haven’t overtly coordinated moves in regards to Snowden, but they certainly haven’t been working against each other.
And the two had a shared history before Snowden arrived on June 23.
- November 2, 2010: An official at the Center for Information Security of the FSB, Russia’s secret police, told the independent Russian news website LifeNews “It’s essential to remember that given the will and the relevant orders, [WikiLeaks] can be made inaccessible forever.”
- December, 2010: Israel Shamir, a long-standing associate of Wikileaks traveled to Belarus, a close ally of Russia, in December with a cache of Wikileaks files. Belarussian authorities published the cables and cracked down, harshly, on pro-democracy activists.
- April 17, 2012: Government-funded Russian TV station RT gives [WikiLeaks founder] Julian Assange his own talk show.
- June 23, 2013:Izvestia, a [formerly] state-owned Russian newspaper, writesthat Snowden’s flight (paid for by WikiLeaks) was agreed coordinated with Russian authorities and intelligence services. (Wikileaks did not mention any Kremlin involvement in Snowden’s departure from Hong Kong in their press statements).
Ever since the 30-year-old ex-Booz Allen contractor got on a flight from Hong Kong to Moscow, Russia and WikiLeaks have been working parallel to each other.
On June 23, after the U.S. voided Snowden’s passport while he was in Hong Kong, WikiLeaks tweeted that the organization “assisted Mr. Snowden’s political asylum in a democratic country, travel papers ans [sic] safe exit from Hong Kong.”
That was followed by the update that “Mr. Snowden is currently over Russian airspace accompanied by WikiLeaks legal advisors.”
It turned out that Assange convinced Ecuador’s consul in London to provide a travel documentrequesting that authorities allow Snowden to travel to Ecuador “for the purpose of political asylum.” The country’s president subsequently said the document was “completely invalid.”
When Snowden arrived in Moscow with void travel papers, all signs suggest that Russia’s domestic intelligence service (i.e. FSB) took control of him.
That day a radio host in Moscow “saw about 20 Russian officials, supposedly FSB agents, in suits, crowding around somebody in a restricted area of the airport,” according to Anna Nemtsova of Foreign Policy.
WikiLeaks, meanwhile, insisted that Snowden was “not being ‘debriefed’ by the FSB.”
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On July 11 WikiLeaks had said that Snowden and it had “made sure that he cannot be meaningfully coersed [sic] by either the US or its rivals,” even though that cannot be guaranteed when Russian intelligence is in play.
On Thursday Kucherena announced that Russia has granted Snowden temporary asylum — giving him “the same rights and freedoms possessed by [Russian] citizens” — and led him to a car that would take him to a “secure location.”