posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 10:55 AM
originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: interupt42
That's always a consideration, obviously and most probably at least part of it.
However, Russia didn't need to allow asylum or residency and Snowden didn't have many choices left.
Russia saved a good guy, that's a good thing.
I'm not so sure that Snowden is a good guy in the sense of being a whistle blower with the right intentions? Was Snowden tasked by the US to
intentionally leak the documents which to this day have had minimal impact.
Was his task to purposely release intel in order to be portrayed as a bad guy in hopes of the bad guys wanting to pick him up as a plant? So yes he
might have been a good American working for the US Gov't but not in the sense of being whistle blower.
The information that as been released hasn't been really anything breathtaking as plenty regular smoes were aware of the spying that was going on.
I will give you this and to which I found to be the most interesting thing so far into the Snowden case. At first nobody wanted to take in Snowden not
even the so called members of the Axis of Evil then Russia comes along and offers to take him. The real interesting part to me was that Putin said he
would take him with one condition. That condition was that Snowden not release any information that would be harmful towards the US.
Now a few possible reasons for Putin to have placed that condition could be because:
1. Putin needs a US favor.
2. Or the US and Russia (China and other superpower) are really controlled by the same people/agenda.
Option 2 I find interesting: If Snowden was a true whistleblower not in cooperation with the US Gov't whatsoever and he did catch the US by surprise
than I can see where Russia would jump in and give that condition if they are in cahoots with the US. It would make sense for Russia to go into damage
control mode just in case Snowden did have some really sensitive information that neither the US or the superpowers wanted released.
In support of Option 2 I also find it interesting that military computer chips that are manufactured in China are also utilized by the superpowers:
China,Russia,and even the US.
Food for thought.
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