Will Edward Snowdon reach a safe haven?
And so far the answer remains no…Posted 4 years agotheflatboyMember
None of the European states have the balls to do the decent thing and let him in, which is a shame. They’re all too scared of the consequences if they upset America.
Germany should have him, they’re the only ones who are robust enough to piss the Americans off with impunity at the moment.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
Bearing in mind that he has alerted the EU that the US are spying on us should he not be given asylum in Europe?
Despite the public protests really why would we have spies if they do not spy on our friends and enemies
i doubt it was news to them that they did this and I assume we do it to them as wellPosted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
There’s a difference between intellegence gathering and digital rape.
Yes one is spying and the other is spying
Did we not all realise our govts do this all the time
Its nit Like MI6 is only using legitimate and legal tactics to spy now is it as that would make them a bit rubbish at their job
Where this differs is that they are also doing it to citizens and no one knew they were doing this..perhaps we just have to get used to this as i doubt they will stopPosted 4 years agodragonMember
The internet is mostly an open comms channel, so what did you expect? Only difference between now and the past is the capacity to store and analyse the data faster, but it’s not all that different from what they were doing a Bletchley Park way back.
All the western countries are at it to a greater or lesser extent, and some sharing of info does go on, hence, no way is Germany going to touch him with a barge pole.Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
Yes, there have always been rumours – stories about ECHELON, suggestions about GCHQ and the radomes at Fylingdales, lots of conspiracy theories.
But there’s a big difference between vaguely paranoid theories on the internet, and actually seeing the Powerpoint presntations where they detail exactly what they’ve been doing.Posted 4 years ago
Im amazed that he blew the whistle – he worked for them, so he ought to know what they can do. Has he not seen the Jason Bourne movies ?
He is either daft, naive or stupid or perhaps he is very clever and has a brilliant plan all along.
However, Id happily bet he will end up with a bag over his head soon.Posted 4 years agostewartcSubscriber
He is not going to be able to stay in the airport forever (have you seen the prices of food and drink at airports) and with the Winter Olympics due in Russia soon my guess is he will be asked to leave soon to ensure no screw ups over security co-operation, a way will be found for him to leave.Posted 4 years ago
I genuinely think he will be safer if he just gives himself up, once in custody not even the NSA would try to do anything stupid and he will probably get a good pick of defence lawyers and all the free publicity he wants.
Edit: For the film, I’m thinking Sean Penn, this is too much of a political hot potato for Tom Hanks.theflatboyMember
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Moral fortitued will leave him in Jail or dead.
Pick your enemys carefully, poking a stick at the biggest one is not a good idea, no matter how “right” you think you are.
Which, as you say, presumably he must have known. And saw fit to go through with it anyway. At the very minimum he was exiling himself from his home country. Brave man.Posted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
Saddest thing is the people he was hoping to stir outrage and debate and revolt in are all, like: “Meh, thought so.” and more interested in the human drama of “what’s going to happen to this guy?” and “what sort of person would do this anyway?” and then “Is spying really cool or really dull? ”Posted 4 years ago
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