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Originally posted by Dolby_X
Ok good new folks if the news update is real the guy is alive and well
Originally posted by xavi1000
Edward Snowden: how the spy story of the age leaked out
www.guardian.co.uk...edit on 12-6-2013 by xavi1000 because: (no reason given)
Snowden's decision to go public has mystified many. Why come out? He had, he said, seen at first hand the impact on colleagues of leak inquiries involving anonymous sources and he did not want to put his colleagues through another ordeal.
Originally posted by sad_eyed_lady
He is true blue and if you still think our government is benevolent you must be brainwashed.
I would not be surprised if they water-boarded their own employees. Let's hope not.
"People who think I made a mistake in picking Hong Kong as a location misunderstand my intentions. I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality," Snowden told the paper.
"I have had many opportunities to flee Hong Kong, but I would rather stay and fight the United States government in the courts, because I have faith in Hong Kong's rule of law," he added.
"I heard today from a reliable source that the United States government is trying to bully the Hong Kong government into extraditing me before the local government can learn of this [the U.S. National Security Agency hacking people in Hong Kong]," Snowden said. "The U.S. government will do anything to prevent me from getting this into the public eye, which is why they are pushing so hard for extradition."