posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 01:02 PM
reply to post by Kram09
So you said Hong Kong would be a very good place but you don't explain why you think so. You say China would have been a little less so - but
again no elaboration as to why and then you don't explain why you think Russia is somehow worse than China.
Why would Hong Kong have been a good place? Well, lets see. Hong Kong is under direct control of the Chinese central government in Beijing, despite
it's status as a special administrative zone. Of all the places on Earth he could have gone and had some relative hint of safety from the NSA, his
old employers, just hitting him or grabbing him right out in public, China topped the list. Hong Kong gave him the best of both worlds with one foot
in, yet not 100% in the Communist sphere of power. China still is very much based on the Chinese Central Committee and Communist Party of China so
it's a mixed thing.
However, I could have sworn we've been on threads where this has come up and I sure have been through the same basic, foundation chats many times
from the time that Snowden first 'came out' from a Hong Kong location via The Guardian.
My reply was given in kind to what was asked and how. It's not discussion I'm adverse to...It's the bickering secondary to the main topics for the
sake of picking details and rehashing the same basic and well known foundational things..we're all perfectly well aware of. Such as, in this case,
the special status of the Hong Kong territory for world geo-politics and why he undoubtedly chose it in the first place, as his first stop.
Anyone who simply read the first articles from Snowden and media in the beginning knows that about Hong Kong and his popping up there, as it was the
topic of discussion in a variety of ways. So why go into it all over? That's what gets old.