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Scum. I hope Snowden believes in Karma or looking over his shoulder. Trash of the highest caliber.

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I find it funny that its not so much other countries that we have to worry about destroying the US, but our very own citizens that will destroy us from the inside out. I wonder how many Brits, Aussies, and Canadians would be willing to do the same. Oh wait, they might actually have thought out the consequences if they did.

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bass4funk: Then you, other apologists, and the government in general had better be careful as well if karma is real. Seems the blowback is already pretty bad for the US -- and they have only themselves to blame; not a whistle-blower.

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I wish Snowden the best of luck.

He took - is taking a huge risk - and performing a truly valuable public service.

We need more Snowdens.

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The guy says he did what he did because he didn't agree with the government monitoring the citizens, then runs away and hides in RUSSIA. Good thing he isn't gay...

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then runs away and hides in RUSSIA

As if Russia was his first choice, people?

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As if Russia was his first choice, people?

Yeah, his first choise was China, wasn't it. Well done with that too...

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So much for Snowden's "visa-enabling condition" to the Russian Government that he would be welcomed only if he stopped leaking classified and potentially damaging intelligence information...

Karma's a bitch me thinks - for the US, for Snowden and also for Russia for enabling this situation to proliferate while they chuckle for the chaos being witnessed...

It will be interesting to see what goes down the next time Russia needs the USA to take sides with them....

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@Fredster Since when has Russia ever needed the US? Relations between the two nations have been strained since the Cold War. They're relatively stable for the time being, but that won't last. It was Russia who was needed to bring affirmative action to Syria, and they did not help out initially. It took several diplomatic discussions before Russia agreed that Syria's Sarin Gas stockpile needed to be removed and destroyed. I highly doubt Russia will ever need the US for anything. They've managed quite well so far, and I don't see that being any different any time soon.

Also, Karma? I didn't think anyone actually believed in that. I know I certainly don't. If Karma was real, then it owes me an extensive debt. And what explanation can be given for everyone (barely) living in Third World Countries? Where is Karma for them? Where is the Karma for victims of abuse and rape? Where is the Karma for the families of those killed by terrorists, extremists and general scum?

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@smith

Then you, other apologists, and the government in general had better be careful as well if karma is real. Seems the blowback is already pretty bad for the US -- and they have only themselves to blame; not a whistle-blower.

Sorry, right back at you. Personally, I do wish the absolute worse for him. You say, the US is to blame, hardly. If he WERE an actual hero, why run, WHY? A hero would NEVER run. Liberals in typical fashion will dismiss it and give 1000 different excuses as to why it's ok from him to be cowardly and flee. He doesn't even fit the description as a true whistler blower, but him putting men and women around the world that are operating covertly and compromising their safety is reckless, thoughtless and the man has already blood on his hands. A coward all the way. If something happened to him... Well, I wouldn't shed a tear, quite the opposite.

The guy says he did what he did because he didn't agree with the government monitoring the citizens, then runs away and hides in RUSSIA. Good thing he isn't gay...

Who knows?

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What could have happened to Snowden (but didn't):

There are a few possible scenarios:

SCENARIO ONE: Snowden goes through "official channels" to blow the whistle on the NSA spying on US citizens and the politicians and diplomats of other countries.

RESULT: Probably nothing. At least nothing visible. The reports would be filed in the "round file" and Snowden given psychiatric "help" as he is obviously insane.

SCENARIO TWO: Snowden gets his reports published somehow and remains in the U.S.A. to take what comes.

RESULT A: A tragic car accident: http://rt.com/usa/hastings-dies-crash-suspicions-020/

RESULT B: Snowden is under lock and key, in solitary confinement like Mannings for several years, while the government very, very slowly gets its case together.

As it is, he is alive and kicking.

He is not a coward.

He is very sensible.

I reiterate, we need many, many more Snowdens.

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bass4funk.... he exposed the government of their wrong doings and Obama even pledged to help whistle blowers when he was campaigning.

He is running because the US will persecute him for espionage. Damn happy that he exposed the US. So many things wrong with America.

But ignorance is bliss... and you are in nirvana now.

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@bass4funk: Karma? I hope so. I am not defending what Snowden has done, but, the US has done a lot worse. Anyway, that is getting off topic.

Now to defend him in a way I guess, I understand what he has done, and I am against the US hiding the fact that they are spying on our communications. I am not against the spying part though. I have nothing to hide, they can spy on my comms, JR can track my IC card, I honestly dont care as long as it makes the world a safer place. I am against hiding everything from everyone though.

If you are gonna watch me naked in the shower, at least tell me so I can shave first.

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I'm guessing he'll be a good boy and won't say much about the Russian government.

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A hero would NEVER run.

American soldiers ran during the early stages of the Battle of the Bulge. No heroes there I guess. In 1776 George Washington retreated across the Delaware River, running from the British. How many people hid Jews from the Nazis then had to run and hide themselves? The end of the Vietnam War was one big American retreat. MacArthur ran from the Philippines. Malala Yousufzai ran to Britian. Thomas Jefferson fled Richmond to avoid capture by the British. And then there is Edward Snowden.

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VKontakte

Just signed up. Its EXACTLY like Facebook but the NSA aren't reading it. Awesome.

Snowden is on it but he only has 21 friends so far.

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Be careful, VKontakte, not to trust him too much. Social networks, after all, spy on their users so they know how to target their ads. If he's willing to leak a government, he'd be easier to leak a business.

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Congrats to Snowden!

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I feel sorry for Edward Snowden. He's lost his freedom and his dancer-acrobat girlfriend. Plus he's charged with huge, grave damage to U.S. national security, while being applauded by the arguably worst president in U.S. history, Jimmy Carter.

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Saint Petersburg is a beautiful city, historical, great nightlife and some of the most stunning women I've seen anywhere. Best of luck to the lad and he deserves to have his whistle blown.

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@bertie

What could have happened to Snowden (but didn't):

There are a few possible scenarios:

Yes, let's analyze this, shall we.

SCENARIO ONE: Snowden goes through "official channels" to blow the whistle on the NSA spying on US citizens and the politicians and diplomats of other countries.

RESULT: Probably nothing. At least nothing visible. The reports would be filed in the "round file" and Snowden given psychiatric "help" as he is obviously insane.

Not likely, were he NOT a coward and as I said, numerous of times, went through the proper channels, lawyered up, the spotlight on him would have been huge, he could have stood for something, but he pissed it away, damaged his country, fled like the coward he is. Nothing would have happened to him, the liberal media would have been his best friend, I know that.

SCENARIO TWO: Snowden gets his reports published somehow and remains in the U.S.A. to take what comes.

RESULT A: A tragic car accident: http://rt.com/usa/hastings-dies-crash-suspicions-020/

You're going the Oliver Stone route, stick with me buddy, he is ONLY a movie director.

RESULT B: Snowden is under lock and key, in solitary confinement like Mannings for several years, while the government very, very slowly gets its case together.

Sounds good enough for me or how about being charged with treason and he gets life, even better.

As it is, he is alive and kicking.

I'm going to digress on that one.....

He is not a coward.

Cowards NEVER flee.

He is very sensible.

A sensible and rational thoughtful person would NEVER hurt his country or the men and women that fight everyday to protect it.

I reiterate, we need many, many more Snowdens.

And we need more stringent laws that clearly state that a person that engages in espionage, passing secrets, hurting national security can risk life in prison or anything that is harsh to show these people for one that they cannot violate their contract without severe consequences.

@Iparryu

he exposed the government of their wrong doings and Obama even pledged to help whistle blowers when he was campaigning.

Which he did illegally, violated company laws, not to mention national security and now your quoting what Obama said???? As if the man doesn't lie enough already.

He is running because the US will persecute him for espionage.

As they should, of course!

Damn happy that he exposed the US. So many things wrong with America.

America is NOT perfect, NO country is. Every country has its share of BS and the US is NO exception.

But ignorance is bliss... and you are in nirvana now.

I liked the group!

Saint Petersburg is a beautiful city, historical, great nightlife and some of the most stunning women I've seen anywhere. Best of luck to the lad and he deserves to have his whistle blown.

So is NY, but he should stay there, but at least, he's NOT coming back, that is some GREAT news for the morning enjoyment.

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Bass4funk,

So glad you agree that Snowden was not a coward. And that he didn't flee.

Took you a while to realize it, but I'm glad you got there.

As you say, the US puts out its share of BS.

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@bertie

->So glad you agree that Snowden was not a coward. And that he didn't flee.

Bertie, Sorry buddy, you once again didn't read correctly, so let me reiterate my point again, so that is no confusion as to where it stands on what Snowden is: he is a coward, a thief, a traitor, he should be tried and locked up, personally, I think he should go to Guantanamo, but hey... Hope that clarifies your confusion for you.

Took you a while to realize it, but I'm glad you got there.

I think you posted to a different JT member.

As you say, the US puts out its share of BS.

As does everyone else, my friend.

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The Russians better hope that Snowden is not a planned plant.

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Bass4funk,

That Guantanamo still exists and is still "in business" absolutely amazes me.

Perhaps it will become the new symbol of Freedom in the U.S.A.

The Statue of Liberty and now Guantanamo!

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@bertie

That Guantanamo still exists and is still "in business" absolutely amazes me.

So you prefer using Drones instead??? Ok, then that makes better sense, bomb them to smithereens. Seems like a much better alternative.

Perhaps it will become the new symbol of Freedom in the U.S.A.

Or a facility that every terrorist fears and wouldn't want to go.

The Statue of Liberty and now Guantanamo!

What's the correlation? We have freedom for law-abiding citizens and Guantanamo for happy, go lucky sick terrorists?

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bass4funk prefers slaughter by drones to the slow tortures of Guantanamo.

Both are tools of a totalitarian regime and will be viewed in the future in the same light as those of the Nazi regime of yesteryear.

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