Jun
23
2013

Ed Snowden flees Hong Kong, goes to… Russia.

Told you he wasn’t legit.

This isn’t civil disobedience, by the way: civil disobedience is when you tell the cops to go ahead and arrest you, the legal system to go ahead and convict you, and the government to go ahead and actually put you in jail. Civil disobedience is about doing what you think is right and accepting the consequences. Otherwise, it’s presumption, arrogance, and the arrogant presumption of privilege (literally: “private law”).  Which is an excellent way to describe Ed Snowden, frankly. And Wikileaks, come to think of it.

No, what we have here instead is some good, old fashioned Lefty agitprop going on here:

The global cat-and-mouse hunt for Edward Snowden took a dramatic turn Sunday when the man wanted on U.S. espionage charges fled Hong Kong and may be in the air over Russia.

Snowden, who leaked top-secret details about U.S. surveillance programs, left Hong Kong on Sunday “through a lawful and normal channel,” the Hong Kong government said.

He took off with the help of WikiLeaks, which assisted with Snowden’s “political asylum in a democratic country, travel papers (and) safe exit from Hong Kong,” the group said on Twitter.

He’s gone to Russia.  Russia, where they kill uppity journalistsOh, I’m sure that Snowden isn’t planning to stay; he’ll no doubt end up somewhere that Barack Obama won’t dare send someone to collect him (which, these days, includes Lichtenstein).  I just wonder whether Vladimir Putin has contemplated that while it’s always fun to push around a weak American President, the next one may have a bit of an issue with that…

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Never trust content from Glenn Greenwald.  Never trust content from Glenn Greenwald.  NEVER. TRUST. CONTENT. FROM. GLENN. GREENWALD.

PPS: Russia is not our friend.  Something to keep in the Save for 2017 file.

7 Comments

  • Cameron says:

    Oh what a shock. It was all about him instead of the information he leaked. Who saw this coming?

    • Spegen says:

      That was my concern, the scope of surveillance that the government is doing needed to be made public. Unfortunately, like so many scandals, the focus has turned to the messenger instead of the message.

  • Spegen says:

    He’s quickly turning into another useful idiot.

    • Cameron says:

      You’re assuming he wasn’t one to begin with?

      • acat says:

        So .. “he’s quickly revealing himself to be another useful idiot”?
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        I can buy that, especially with the time line showing he may have been talking to Greenwald before he went to work for the NSA….
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        I would hope that Greenwald is under a FISA court warrant, and is having his computers hacked nine ways from Sunday, but .. Obama.
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        (and that, really, is the point .. private law *as determined by this administration*)
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        Mew

  • acat says:

    Hey, random thought.
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    Has anyone started a pool on how long he’s going to stay in Russia?
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    I’ll take “the rest of his life”..
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    Mew
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    Totally unrelated: http://www.sweasel.com has a dead pool …

  • lourae says:

    For someone who bleats about Plame a lot, has Greenwald said what, exactly would be objectionable info in these revelations? Say, if a Plame or three were to be outed? No? Hmmmm.

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