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Originally posted by cenpuppie
Well. Would you really feel safe aboard the plane he's on? Since flights can get diverted that he is suspecting of getting on, it will be interesting how he gets there. Because it now seems he is the enemy #1.
Only other option is boat...edit on 5-7-2013 by cenpuppie because: (no reason given)
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Originally posted by cenpuppie
Because it now seems he is the enemy #1.
.edit on 5-7-2013 by cenpuppie because: (no reason given)
Truth is Treason in an Empire of Lies
Originally posted by Moshpet
Snowden deserves the same treatment as Benedict Arnold.
You don't have to like my opinion.
But when he fled the state he started leaking from, he committed a secondary felony.
When he fled the country, and gave out information to Foreign Nationals, he committed treason.
Yes I know a lot of you think his revelations might be worthy of clemency.
Yet! One good deed, of dubious intent, does not erase his crimes.
Nor should it mitigate his punishment.
The same goes for Manning.
My understanding is that espionage means giving secret or classified information to the enemy. Since Snowden shared information with the American people, his indictment for espionage could reveal (or confirm) that the US Government views you and me as the enemy.
Originally posted by MsAphrodite
reply to post by Moshpet
What information did he give out? People keep repeating this, however there is no there, there. It's just a deflection away from the importance of what he has revealed.
Classic tactic to focus on the source instead of the information.