- Edward Snowden
Is anyone else enjoying this guy given the US security services a proper run for their money?!
I can’t help but thinking I see a glint in the newsreaders eyes whenever a new angle to the story breaks which suggests he may have done something different to what everyone thought was going on.
Its a bit like that Channel 4 program – Wanted I think it was called – where people had to go on the run from some ex SAS soldiers whilst member of the public helped or hindered them (first series was really good, second series was ruined by a format change – can’t exactly remember what they changed but it made it rubbish).
Perhaps we should start setting him challenges to complete whilst avoiding capture – have your photo taken with 4 rogue heads of state would be my starter for 10…
Danny BPosted 6 years agobinnersSubscriber
It’s great that America – that beacon of freedom, liberty and democracy, will go to any length to track down the citizen who informed the world about their completely illegal and morally bankrupt behavior, and, at best, chuck him in prison for the rest of his life
And they say they don’t get irony 😆Posted 6 years ago
@UH – I would imagine if they already had him they’d be shouting from the rooftops.
That said I can’t see them falling for the oldest trick in the book – apparently it was Wikileaks (who obviously have no vested interest at all in making the US appear stupid) who made a big song and dance about him being on that flight to Moscow and yet half the world’s press haven’t spotted him there.
It could well be whilst everyone was focussing on his arrival in Moscow he was on a comfy private jet to anywhere but Ecuador!
All a bit embarrassing for the NSA, CIA et al.
Danny BPosted 6 years agoStonerMember
I still reckon he’s bound for iceland.Posted 6 years agobencooperMember
There was a tweet from Reuters that was funny – something about lots of upset journalists on a 10-hour flight to Havana, with no Snowden and worse no alcohol 😉
But we shouldn’t forget the UK is in it up to it’s neck as well – GCHQ has been tapping fibres, setting up fake internet cafes to hack into diplomat’s emails, stuff like that.Posted 6 years agojivehoneyjiveMember
Imagine if they tapped presidential candidates for leverage and manipulation later on… oh hang on:
Every likelihood GCHQ does the same with Prime ministers and we all know how the closet of UK politics is rattling with a zombie army of skeletons…Posted 6 years ago
free* flights you mean
*charges apply to check in, take on hold luggage, board the plane, sit down and use the toilet.
Plus if Mr Snowden himself were to use Ryan Air to fly to Cuba he may be a little disappointed to find that by Cuba Ryan Air actually mean Bristol Airport which apparently is ‘close enough’.
Danny BPosted 6 years agomikewsmithMemberMonkeySpacePilot wrote:
It is a great shame that some European country’s leaders haven’t stood up and represented their own peoples voices in all this. What a bunch of weak, self interested tossers they all are, not one of them cares about our liberty’s and freedoms.
Or we have extradition treaties with the USA. If he arrives then they can ask for him. Far easier for him to go somewhere where they can’t ask.Posted 6 years agoMSPMember
So, the Dodd Frank Act rewards whistleblowers for exposing evil badness. Surely he’s in line for a whopper of a payout!
Exactly, if Governments hide policy behind secrecy, then they are failing to meet the minimum requirements of democracy. I quite understand the need for secrecy in the details of some operations, but not to hide the broad brush strokes of decision making that show the direction of government ideology.Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
matt_outandabout – Member
I place a bet on Julian Assington and co hiring in the Sea Shepherd
“The US government would like to thank the government of Japan for sinking the Sea Shepherd boat with these 2 fugitives on board”Posted 6 years ago
“That’s cool America, but we had no idea they were on board, we just sank it because we can”
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