Originally posted by paraphi
It would be fine to face the music if the system were just. Which it is not.
Is US civil justice unjust? You’ll get a more transparent trial in the US that you would in most of the nut-job nations he is trying to get to!
He'll be able to take a pick of lawyers lining up to support this new cash cow.
This sounds hollow even to the most ardent supporters of the US. Truth is, the US is a nasty, manipulative state which is as bad as the nations its
people lambast but pretends to be anything but.
Lets consider a few things -
State executions - really?! What is this, the dark ages? We occasionally hear of them wanting to execute someone who has a learning disability or
where there seems to be reasonable doubt into the persons guilt.
Guantanamo Bay. 'nuff said on that.
Extraordinary rendition - kidnapping foreign citizens to do with them as you wish in "black prisons". Nice.
State sanctioned assassinations all over the world. Nice.
These are just a few of the current issues not even counting some of its more historical crimes which we know all too well.
And you have the brass neck to sit there any call other nations "nut-jobs". Physician heal thyself!
He is being charged with espionage.
So he needs to go and defend himself and his motives.
He's already explained his motivations. Why does he need to do anything which complies with the wishes of the corrupt government which forced him to
turn whistleblower in the first place?
Seems he, like many of us, now have absolutely no respect for the people, systems and actions of the US government.
So why do you think he should return? Where is the logic in that?
Because no one wants him. He has made his bed, now he can lie in it. He won’t get too badly punished and will get rich writing his autobiography.
He’s fired his shots. Told us nothing we did not know already and is just being manipulated by others with an agenda. Once he’s no more use
he’ll end up being sold out with no cards to hold.
Firstly, "no-one wants him" - not true. People around the world have said they'd be proud for their nation to give him asylum - it is the governments,
too scared of the US or having their own dirty secrets revealed who won't help out this chap.
As for "telling us nothign we didn't know". He provided evidence of what we believed to be the case but its more than that - we've all seen the
disgusting response from the US government, the complicity of governments around the world and even the UN.
Obama has proven himself to be a far worse president than Bush ever was- and most people never thought that'd be possible.
I hope that Iceland follows through. Snowden needs a safe haven.
But we know they won’t, don’t we!?
What we do know is that Iceland have stood up to the US on privacy issues in the past. That they seem to be the only nation pro-actively looking to
The effects of Snowdens heroic efforts will be felt for decades to come in the dealings nations have with each other and with the view the citizens of
these nations hold of their governments and of countries like the US.
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