Will Edward Snowdon reach a safe haven?
NSA leaker Snowden on flight to ‘third country’ via Moscow with WikiLeaks help
http://rt.com/news/snowden-fly-moscow-aeroflot-125/Posted 4 years ago
Not my first choice of routing if I knew a lot about the US secrets business, still from
Hong KongChina it’s a bit frying pan firestewartcSubscriber
He must not know that much if the Chinese are letting him go, so I guess he has served his purpose for their own media (the American spy on you too!) and are happy to get rid of him before he becomes a liability.Posted 4 years ago
For maximum damage to the yanks, I would expect him to pitch up in London before Monday claiming diplomatic immunity, the legal shenanigans involved in deporting him alone should buy him 5-7 years.jambalayaSubscriber
The American’s wont be intercepting any Russian planes, rumour on French TV is that’s where he’s going.
I don’t see what the fuss is – everything on the internet is interceptable and intercepted – you wouldn’t want the intelligence services doing anything else.Posted 4 years ago
Thing is, his “threat” isn’t about what he knows re national secrets etc, it’s about what he knows re how information is gathered so that doesn’t neccesarily make him a valuable information asset for foreign powers, just a valuable irritant.
As far as intercepting flights etc, if you’ve got an international terrorists or mass murderer or something then it’s more likely to happen than when it’s someone who’s just told an inconvenient and embarrassing truth about how shit your country can be. I think they’d rather have him pass into relative obscurity, his secret is out and extradition and trial will keep it in the public eye.Posted 4 years ago
Is there a single shred of evidence that the US gives a shit about getting their hands on this bloke (they’ve filed charges but have they requested extradition anywhere)? He’s been embarrassing for them but he’s not actually done a Bradley Manning and exposed loads of their deepest-darkest. He reminds me of a few of the UK whistleblowers where the government wanted to prosecute them more on a matter of principle rather than any real threat caused.
To be honest, I put him right there with Assange in the self-important category. Manning is actually facing a lifetime (or a very short life) in prison but for some reason, the sleazy Australian gets all the sympathy.Posted 4 years ago
Er, he didn’t leave Hong Kong by any unusual or “secret” means- he flew out on a standard scheduled flight, the Hong Kong government rejected the request for arrest and said they had no reason to restrict his free movement.
But anyway, the point is that you asked for evidence the US want him- there it is.Posted 4 years agofr0sty125Member
thisisnotaspoon – Member
How could I be anything other?
ohnohesback – Member
Until he’s the victim of a kidnapping or drone strike…
Doubt they would drone strike as he isn’t a combatant even with the US’s dodgy stance on what is legal when it comes to that. Kidnapping who knows depends where he ends up, he is youngish so with a regime change down the line he could be handed over.Posted 4 years ago
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