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Donald Trump on Edward Snowden: Kill The ‘Traitor’
Washington Times ^ | 8 hours ago

Posted on 07/02/2013 12:40:47 PM PDT by drewh

Edward Snowden, the man at the heart of the NSA information leaks, is nothing but a “traitor” — and America ought to recreate history in dealing with him, real estate mogul Donald Trump said on a “Fox & Friends” interview.

In other words, execute him, Mr. Trump implied.

“I think Snowden is a terrible threat, I think he’s a terrible traitor, and you know what we used to do in the good old days when we were a strong country — you know what we used to do to traitors, right?” Trump said, Politico reported.

“Well, you killed them, Donald,” said fill-in host, Eric Bolling.

Mr. Trump’s response: Well, he is damaging America. “This guy is really doing damage to this country, and he’s also making us look like dopes,” he said, Politico reported.

“We can’t allow this guy to go out there and give out all our secrets and also embarrass us at every level. We should get him back and get him back now.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs
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1 posted on 07/02/2013 12:40:47 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Just keep feeding the crocodile, Donald. I’m sure it will eat you last.


2 posted on 07/02/2013 12:43:19 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: drewh

I actually agree with Trump. Coming out and revealing this information in the U.S. is one thing. He could be here right now, fighting the good fight, or perhaps never bothering to release his identity to begin with. Running over to Russia and other criminal regimes, giving them this information and the opportunity to gloat over us, is an entirely different thing on the other hand. He should be caught, captured, tried and charged with treason, as should anyone else who does likewise.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 12:46:48 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: drewh

Given Trump’s “colorful” history, I’m sure his PRISM/NSA files are a lot more detailed and explicit than most... and he knows it.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 12:47:09 PM PDT by seacapn
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To: drewh
...— you know what we used to do to traitors, right?” Trump said, Politico reported. “Well, you killed them, Donald,” said fill-in host, Eric Bolling.

Apparently that policy changed when John Kerry and Jane Fonda hit the scene.
Is there a statute of limitations on treason?

5 posted on 07/02/2013 12:49:19 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: drewh

Well at least Snowden is not a lying scumbag. So where was the earth shattering news about Obama’s birth certificate Donald ?


6 posted on 07/02/2013 12:50:40 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: drewh

Yeah, billionaire’s justice, right Trump? Because sending a hit man to do the job instead of using the process in place is so much cleaner, quicker and more decisive.

STFU, Trump... you’re not helping.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 12:51:14 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
I actually agree with Trump. Coming out and revealing this information in the U.S. is one thing. He could be here right now, fighting the good fight, or perhaps never bothering to release his identity to begin with. Running over to Russia and other criminal regimes, giving them this information and the opportunity to gloat over us, is an entirely different thing on the other hand.

Very good point! I'm one who's been on the fence about this Snowden guy. Just because he did something that exposed Obama does not mean he's really 100% on our side. Seems like all the places he tries to escape to are places that would be very interested in our international secrets.

8 posted on 07/02/2013 12:51:14 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: drewh

> “We can’t allow this guy to go out there and give out all our secrets and also embarrass us at every level...”

That’s what Obama wants to do and has been doing. Snowden appears to be working for him in this mission.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 12:52:20 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: drewh

Hey—Donald Trump is an annoying, egotistical blow-hard with a bad comb-over.

Kill him, too.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 12:52:37 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: justa-hairyape
So where was the earth shattering news about Obama’s birth certificate Donald ?

It was forged. It's been in our laps for quite some time now.

11 posted on 07/02/2013 12:52:38 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: drewh
“This guy is really doing damage to this country, and he’s also making us look like dopes,” he said

There is a plethora of evidence to prove America looks "dopey," for instance electing and re-electing that douchebag dictator Obama.

12 posted on 07/02/2013 12:54:11 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: drewh

Panetta as SecDef leaked far more damaging info to Hollywood for polishing der Fuehrer’s image than this guy ever did. Should we also line him up and shoot him Don?

I haven’t seen any indication that he has released anything concerning sources and methods to any foreign country, yet, and the fact that the NSA was spying on phone and emails and on countries like China has been common knowledge for years. Any terrorist who didn’t know that their calls and emails were being tapped are really really stupid terrorists and are probably already dead.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 12:56:56 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: drewh

Donald, we don’t kill traitors nowadays. We make them President.


14 posted on 07/02/2013 12:57:07 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: drewh

He’s a hot potato that is having a problem finding a country willing to catch him. Brazil just rejected Snowden’s request for asylum.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 12:58:09 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: drewh

I wonder if Trump has any idea of elsewhere our secrets are being given. I also believe that USA secrets should remain such for the benefit of USA citizens but I have a feeling this is not the case/situation with Obama and his enablers such as Jarret. I’d bet the King of Saudi Arabia knows more about what secrets the USA has than even our Congresspersons.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 12:58:25 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Arm_Bears
You don't think a man carrying 4 laptops with US secrets in China and Russia is a national security issue?

Just because the man exposes a democrat does not suddenly make him our freedom fighter anymore than the Westboro Baptist Church's anti-homosexual comments should make us suddenly follow those people while they protest US soldier / Boston victim funerals.

Charles Manson: "Is it me or is Obama an idiot?"

Have you also changed your mind about Manson?

LOL!

By the way, I'm still on the fence about whether or not Snowden is a hero or a villain but recently I am tilting towards the latter. The man walked into the home of the enemy with national security secrets. Those enemies would be willing to pay a lot for that information or even stage an accident and just do away with the guy all together. His choice of countries (China, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba) make me a bit suspicious about the man's objective.

17 posted on 07/02/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: drewh

How about we try him in court first, Mr. Trump?


18 posted on 07/02/2013 1:00:56 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: drewh
We can’t allow this guy to go out there and give out all our secrets and also embarrass us at every level.

Are we talking about Ed Snowden or Barack Obama here?

19 posted on 07/02/2013 1:01:26 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: drewh
You can always tell which snake Lady Liberty is steeping on by the swiftness, veracity, and recklessness of their bite.

Trump should have toned it down a bit before he reflexively struck this vicious note. Kill him? Really Donald?

I'm shocked at how some have hotly and brazenly attack a man who is exposing the abuse done to the American people by the ones whom we have been entrusted to protect our freedom and our Constitutional rights.

There is nothing worse than finding out that your once friends have been playing a con on you for their own benefit.

Shut up Donald! You never did a thing for the American base but make us look bad, you sleazy womanizer!

20 posted on 07/02/2013 1:01:39 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: RJS1950
Panetta as SecDef leaked far more damaging info to Hollywood for polishing der Fuehrer’s image than this guy ever did.

It's not what he did it's what he knows and where he is (enemy territory). He does not have to willfully give out the information. They can take it via torture or stage an accident.

21 posted on 07/02/2013 1:02:59 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: drewh

Hey Donald who’s “we” you and the mouse in your pocket? “We” have been embarrassed for the past 4.5 years by the POS muzzie lovin commie sitting in the Whitehouse.


22 posted on 07/02/2013 1:08:36 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tsowellfan
It was forged. It's been in our laps for quite some time now.

If a foreign born person can illegally assume the US Presidency, what good is the NSA ?

23 posted on 07/02/2013 1:12:09 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
If a foreign born person can illegally assume the US Presidency, what good is the NSA ?

For the record I never claimed that Obama was a foreign person. I just stated that the birth certificate he put on the White House website was a forgery which is fact.

24 posted on 07/02/2013 1:18:13 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: henkster

I know one talk show host that prounounced his name as “Donald T. Rump”, has me laughing up a fit each time I hear it pronounced that way....


25 posted on 07/02/2013 1:19:49 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: drewh

Trump—if Snowden is such a “traitor”, what about Obama?

Oh, that’s right, I forgot you were a Democrat.


26 posted on 07/02/2013 1:20:41 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: tsowellfan

Nobody has shown that he has given any sensitive information to include sources and methods to anyone. Just having the knowledge in your head or even on a flash drive (which I doubt) does not mean you are giving it out regardless of which country you are in. Again, the fact that he talks about domestic spying on communications media is not secret or sensitive in any way; it has been common knowledge for many years. He also does not have complete knowledge of the entire set of operations because he, like many others, had compartmented clearance specific to his job. He knows only the pieces he had a need to know and very few ever have complete knowlege or access to that knowledge for any compartmented program.

Panetta on the other hand gave over operational information that put operators in jeopardy and which revealed key aspects of some operations.

I see the uproar and enhancement of this toad to be a useful tool to focus attention away from other more important scandals this administration is responsible for. It is yet to be shown that he has truly released any really sensitive information despite the bloviation of the higher ups. Let’s wait and see. There’s nothing that can be done right now with Snowden one way or the other and efforts are better spent going after the IRS and Dept of Justice for their crimes against the U.S.


27 posted on 07/02/2013 1:21:14 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: justa-hairyape

Well at least Snowden is not a lying scumbag. So where was the earth shattering news about Obama’s birth certificate Donald ?

One has to wonder if Donald had some dirt and was going to use it to blackmail the admin then all of a sudden a NSA agent had a “chat” with him about his dirt and they “settled out of the court” of public opinion....


28 posted on 07/02/2013 1:21:29 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: tsowellfan
You don't think a man carrying 4 laptops with US secrets in China and Russia is a national security issue?

Exactly. AFAIC he committed treason when he set foot in those countries with the info he has.

29 posted on 07/02/2013 1:21:57 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: tsowellfan

You’ll note that my comments did not address Mr. Snowden at all.

They were directed toward Donald Trump, whom I cannot abide.


30 posted on 07/02/2013 1:35:57 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: tsowellfan
Snowden likely doesn't have secrets that the other countries want that they haven't already gotten with their own spying on leaders and legislators.

Do you really think China, or any other country gives a rats behind what you said to your crazy uncle last week about the price of eggs in China?

All the groaning about the "leaks" is the result of our socialist/fascist dictators being caught red-handed spying on you, your neighbors and your living grandparents, who likely never did a wrong thing in their life but someone thinks they have a right to know what they buy, where they go and who they speak to..and no one has any way to make it stop.

In other words...our Federal Government has turned into living spyware that we have no virus protection against.

Whether you like him or not, Snowden is a rare warning that you have been hacked.

31 posted on 07/02/2013 1:40:15 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: drewh

Donald is not politically relevant. He’s an idiot. He’s a businessman and nothing more.

And he lost whatever credibility he had with that stupid Twitter stunt of his. Please. Just go away.


32 posted on 07/02/2013 1:45:21 PM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: Earthdweller

So is this a pre-emptive yelp from the dog in the pack that’s about to get the rock?

I hope the judge that unsealed Ryan’s divorce records - that’s how much POSHITUS cares about privacy - roasts in hell.


33 posted on 07/02/2013 1:50:47 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: drewh

Two Sundays ago, Trump called in to FOX ranting that Snowden is nothing but a stupid hs drop out. Steve Doocy and the other talking heads didn’t bother correcting him even though they had Snowden’s father on just days before. The father explained that in 10th grade, Snowden got mono and was out of school so long that he took his GED and started community college. Since FOX didn’t correct Trump, they basically lied to their viewers. I don’t tolerate liars so FOX is back on my ban list. Trump probably knew he was spouting lies and who cares what he has to say.


34 posted on 07/02/2013 2:07:46 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: tsowellfan
Seems like all the places he tries to escape to are places that would be very interested in our international secrets.

Substitute Obama's name in there and it reads the same. Where is Snowden supposed to go to be safe? Canada?

35 posted on 07/02/2013 2:10:00 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: drewh

Donald, Donnie, Don, we can’t “Kill the traitor”, after all; we still refer to him as “Mr. President”!


36 posted on 07/02/2013 2:12:17 PM PDT by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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To: seacapn

“Given Trump’s “colorful” history, I’m sure his PRISM/NSA files are a lot more detailed and explicit than most... and he knows it.”

Exactly. Whenever we have a politician or prominent businessman make statements like this you have to ask “are they compromised by the data NSA has on them?”

That used to be “black helicopter” thinking, but with what we know now, we have to consider it.

Now I’d like to know what Trump thinks about opening the NSA files so that innocent Americans can review their own dossiers that the government has been illegally compiling on them. Given the technologically advanced nature of the NSA, they ought to be able to stand a website like this up in a couple of weeks, if they were ordered to do so.


37 posted on 07/02/2013 2:13:37 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: TigersEye

Really? You know for sure he has all this super duper secret stuff? What exactly have you read of these leaked security issues? Not a lot of anything. Big deal, he’s said we’re spying on other countries. WOW! Like that isn’t being done every day of the week by every single country on the planet. As if spying hasn’t been the pastime of each and every country and tribe all the way back to cavemen. Heck, last week in the grocery checkout there was headlines across the tabloids that Obama spied on William and Kate. So, when is Trump putting a bounty on the heads of tabloid editors?


38 posted on 07/02/2013 2:18:05 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: bgill

Makes no difference. He had access to sensitive information and he claims he took it to China. AFAIC that makes him a traitor. End of story.


39 posted on 07/02/2013 2:27:53 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: drewh

Donald Trump — just another celebrity shooting off his mouth. Even though he says something smart now and then, I can’t stand to listen to or see him.


40 posted on 07/02/2013 2:28:34 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

He would not be here fighting the good fight.

He would be arrested under the Patriot Act and his right to discuss anything is removed by the PA, including discussing anything about his case.further his prosecution would be completely secret.

He would get dumped in some dark hole never to be seen again.


41 posted on 07/02/2013 2:47:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: drewh
Trump is an idiot. America is becoming a communists empire with no freedom will left. The NSA is an arm of King Obama now newly army and will be used to destroy Americans that oppose him. Snowden did this wrong but he could see the illegal collection of data that could be used by a corrupt Federal Government. What is to stop the NSA from gathering all the States gun records? Nothing.
42 posted on 07/02/2013 2:48:16 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: drewh

If he’s consistent, he would also feel the same about the WH occupier.


43 posted on 07/02/2013 2:51:58 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Cracker Barrel is racist and I demand that they change their name.)
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To: tsowellfan
I'm one who's been on the fence about this Snowden guy.

Don't go wobbly. He exposed what our government is doing to us. You're cool with that?

44 posted on 07/02/2013 3:53:42 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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To: drewh

That wouldn’t be because Donald is an oligarch mole operative, would it? C’mon Donald, change my mind, invest in some useful, nation building capital infrastructure instead of the traditional oligarch/latifundist ground rent speculation.


45 posted on 07/02/2013 4:11:53 PM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Arm_Bears
They were directed toward Donald Trump, whom I cannot abide.

And I replied that it's a forgery and the ball is in our court now. The questions need to be directed at John Boehner and our elected officials, not a private citizen who is not an elected official.

46 posted on 07/02/2013 4:25:05 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: BfloGuy
He exposed what our government is doing to us. You're cool with that?

Absolutely! And I'm also cool with the Westboro Baptist Church's belief that homosexuality being a sin but I'm not going to join them in protesting US soldiers' funerals.

47 posted on 07/02/2013 4:27:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Vendome; BfloGuy
He would be arrested under the Patriot Act

He really should have stopped at the domestic issues.

Snowden crossed the line when he had said the NSA had hacked Chinese mobile-phone companies to collect millions of text messages and had also hacked Tsinghua University in Beijing. He even provided documents that listed details of specific episodes during a four-year period.

And when he said that the NSA had planted bugs in EU offices in Washington, New York, and Brussels, and had infiltrated their computer networks.

It does not matter if the enemy already knew from their own sources (and you do not know that they did). An American that was trusted with this information confirmed it.

It's the fact that Snowden is and was in a position to confirm it - and he did. That's the problem.

I understand what you're saying about exposing Obama on the domestic stuff. I also feel the same as you do about it. And up to that point I agree with you. I wished he had stopped there.

48 posted on 07/02/2013 4:42:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan; BfloGuy

I don’t think he’s revealed a fan thing that hasn’t been written about before this time.

Go ahead and Google this garbage. Iy was written about in many publications.

He is a shiny object of amusement and I’m glad everyone is talking about this garbage.


49 posted on 07/02/2013 5:05:47 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: tsowellfan
He really should have stopped at the domestic issues.

He was a patriot who was forced to become a traitor by an outlaw government. We all know what happened. The US government threatened China, just like they are threatening the few dozen countries Snowden may apply for asylum with. That forced Snowden to give the Chinese something so they would not extradite him to the black mailing US government.

This entire affair is all because of the US government and the outlaws who run it. Nobody's fault but theirs. If they had shown genuine concern for the privacy of their own citizens, and had pleaded with Snowden to come back to the US with full amnesty, none of this and what is going to follow would have happened.

50 posted on 07/02/2013 5:51:45 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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