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Alahunter
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Snowdon asks Hong Kong not to extradite him if asked


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“People who think I made a mistake in picking HK as a location misunderstand my intentions. I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality,” Snowden told the Post earlier today.

He vowed to fight any extradition attempt by the US government, saying: “My intention is to ask the courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate. I have been given no reason to doubt your system.’’

It is believed the US is pursuing a criminal investigation, but no extradition request has yet been filed. Hong Kong has an extradition treaty with the US, although analysts say any attempts to bring Mr Snowden to America may take months and could be blocked by Beijing


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Today, he reveals:
• more explosive details on US surveillance targets
• his plans for the immediate future
• the steps he claims the US has taken since he broke cover in Hong Kong
• his fears for his family


South China Morning Post 6-12-13







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Providence Fan
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re: Snowdon asks Hong Kong not to extradite him if asked


Why is he such a little bitch?

If you do this sort of leak then take the government on.






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Oxford Town
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Member since Jan 2011
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Bet he could trade his knowledge of the American government with the Chinese in order to have them keep him safe. There is probably a good reason he went to China.





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Alahunter
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I had no problem with his revealing what he did. I am certainly uneasy with him looking to China to shelter him. Had he gone to Iceland or a neutral country for amnesty, I would be less wary.





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KeyserSoze999
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re: Snowdon asks Hong Kong not to extradite him if asked


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Why is he such a little bitch?

If you do this sort of leak then take the government on.


same principle with my ex, I was gonna be all fair and shite with the divorce, but when she attained a lawyer, that was a declaration of war to me.

If you are gonna war with somebody, okay, but be prepared to war, don't get all talkin bout "fair"






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Providence Fan
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same principle with my ex, I was gonna be all fair and shite with the divorce, but when she attained a lawyer, that was a declaration of war to me.

If you are gonna war with somebody, okay, but be prepared to war, don't get all talkin bout "fair"




Sounds like we married the same woman.

I just feel he has ground because he is blowing the whistle on 4th amendment abuses by the government The SCOTUS has never ruled on such a case but its way past time. I want Snowden to fight this thing because he can win. I don't like seeing him defecting to China, Russia or wherever.



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battscave
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I want Snowden to fight this thing because he can win
I'm on his side, but he can't win. The best he can hope for is lessening his future pain. He thought he would have a lot more support from politicians and so did I. It's disgusting to hear all these pols.






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evil cockroach
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I would take all the NSA wire taps in the world if it ment I didn't have to strip naked at an airport





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idlewatcher
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Surprised he hasn't been taken out or kidnapped yet to be honest.





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RollTide4Ever
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Smart move on his part to look to China and possibly Russia. These countries have a real leverage with US. Iceland would've been another option.





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Projectpat
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re: Snowdon asks Hong Kong not to extradite him if asked


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If you do this sort of leak then take the government on.


I'm assuming because, shockingly, he doesn't trust that the gov will give him a fair shake.






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TheOcean
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Surprised he hasn't been taken out or kidnapped yet to be honest.


With the world's attention on him? That aint a smart move. Not to mention all of his other leaks have already been given to the guardian.






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CadesCove
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With the world's attention on him?


He might "commit suicide" due to the overwhelming pressure of it all.






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