Originally posted by paraphi
Originally posted by Diisenchanted
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.
He is being charged with espionage.
So he needs to go and defend himself and his motives.
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.
I hope that Iceland follows through. Snowden needs a safe haven.
But we know they won’t, don’t we!?
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in Norway, according to the country’s foreign minister. Norway foreign ministry spokesperson Frode Andersen confirmed that they received a faxed asylum application at their Moscow embassy on Monday afternoon. He added that it’s most likely from Mr Snowden and the signature is allegedly his, but they cannot be 100 per cent sure of that.
The spokesman gave no details about the letter’s content or from where the asylum application was faxed from.
Snowden, who faces charges in the US for leaking secret surveillance information, has gone on record as saying the US government is refusing his right to seek asylum, revealed a WikiLeaks statement earlier on Monday.
Originally posted by antoinemarionette
reply to post by starchild10
The Daily Mail is reporting that Snowden is in a 4-star hotel in Moscow:
Snowden's luxury hotel
I think the Russians are putting him up in comfort and style while he remains in their country!
The proposal to grant Snowden citizenship received limited support when it was discussed Thursday — the last day before summer recess. Six members of minority parties were in favor out of Parliament's 63 members.
Originally posted by amkia
BIG YAY to Iceland!
Their balls must be made of DIAMONDS….It is second time their show fingers to global bullies!
Way to go Iceland and God bless!
Originally posted by babybunnies
Originally posted by soulwaxer
reply to post by JBA2848
BREAKING NEWS: Le Monde is reporting that France too is spying on its citizens... Storing facebook and twitter communication.
Puts a new outlook on the restriction of airspace by France... As the poster above said, it's all interconnected.
edit on 4-7-2013 by soulwaxer because: ETA
How is storing items that people willing put on social media "spying on their citizens"?
If I were to go back through my friends' timelines (or anyone who doesn't have a private profile), I can see everything they've posted for years. Doesn't mean I'm spying on them.
Originally posted by deltaalphanovember
reply to post by bowaconstricta
But at least they are discussing it in a serious forum. It is making headlines and bucking the trend - you might find more and more countries stepping forward. Especially those with an axe to grind against the US. Unfortunately, backroom politics (ie. threats) will probably limit their ability to help.