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Snowden Wants to Come Home
Time, by Denver Nicks

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/24/2014 4:36:27 AM

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he wants to return to the U.S. to resolve his standoff with American authorities over classified data he leaked last year, but that he can’t do so until he can be sure he’ll get a fair trial. “Returning to the U.S., I think, is the best resolution for the government, the public, and myself, but it’s unfortunately not possible in the face of current whistleblower protection laws, which through a failure in law did not cover national security contractors like myself,” he said in a live online chat Thursday. Snowden said that unless the law changes,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley, 1/24/2014 5:55:57 AM     (No. 9703646)

Once you have fallen on your sword, you cannot take it back. Thats why so few do it.
If he allows himself within reach of this government, he will be killed. I´m sure the order has already been issued. A tyrant cannot have someone get away with this kind of thing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/24/2014 5:58:28 AM     (No. 9703648)

He´s not going to be "killed". What´s going to happen is that Holder will "consult" and then arrange some sort of forgiveness.

Alas.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chillijilli, 1/24/2014 6:53:08 AM     (No. 9703677)

Well, if he ends up being brought in from the cold, perhaps his mission has been accomplished.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: toodles3956, 1/24/2014 6:54:32 AM     (No. 9703679)

#2. Only if he were black.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: keekng, 1/24/2014 7:12:32 AM     (No. 9703700)

Snowden was not ´whistle-blowing". He positioned himself to steal and accomplished his mission. True, some good may come from his actions but will it offset the damage he caused or justify his actions? He should go to trial for espionage.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: goose, 1/24/2014 7:21:58 AM     (No. 9703716)

Homesick? In the words of that great porcine American, Porky Pig: "You buttered your bread, now lay in it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/24/2014 7:26:11 AM     (No. 9703727)

Silly Snowden. Timing is everything. If he had just waited to do his revelations until there was a Republican President he could have been officially a hero and gotten a prestigious professorship in Chicago like Bill Ayers. Perhaps he could even have been a neighbor of the Obamas and ghost written a book for him.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/24/2014 7:27:12 AM     (No. 9703731)

I agree he should come home and I sincerely hope that Holder doesn´t negotiate a pass. Snowden should stand trial. He´s no whistleblower. He deliberately exposed all kinds of harmful information that had nothing to do with invasion of our privacy by the NSA.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 1/24/2014 7:37:09 AM     (No. 9703743)

Snowden is not a whistle blower. He had a plan to collect as much data as possible to use against the NSA and the US. He collaborated with an anti-American journalist and paper. He sought refuge in countries that I consider our enemy. He´s a treasonous weasel. He belongs in Gitmo.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/24/2014 7:51:49 AM     (No. 9703765)

Furthermore, Snowden, who it was that peed your pants?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/24/2014 7:54:26 AM     (No. 9703768)

Actions have consequences is what you learn when you are a grown up. Being homesick now after what Snowden has done is rich. If his country was so evil that he was driven to steal a massive amount of secret information, why the pining for home? Buck up sonny, you made this bed, now sleep in it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/24/2014 9:44:05 AM     (No. 9703954)

If Obama says one thing and Snowden the opposite who do you believe? Who do most of the population believe? This is all about the desire of the human mind to know the truth. Snowdon is winning over Obama despite his more powerful position because he serves the truth and Obama lies.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: georgia peach, 1/24/2014 9:53:42 AM     (No. 9703978)

And what about the private security company that vetted this clown?We are in the very best of hands.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ocho reales, 1/24/2014 10:30:18 AM     (No. 9704032)

Bring him home and try him for treason and put him in jail next to Aldrich Ames and Jonathan Pollard

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Reply 15 - Posted by: miceal, 1/24/2014 10:47:12 AM     (No. 9704054)

He´s a traitor and deserves to meet a traitors end. I suggest he not come within a half mile of me.....

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Reply 16 - Posted by: sadc, 1/24/2014 11:00:15 AM     (No. 9704071)

I personally can´t decide whether he is a good guy or bad but I can tell you without a moment´s hesitation, Holder and Obama, if they do the investigating, will never tell the truth. So, we have a stalemate. Just look at all the "transparency" in this administration, corruption in Obamacare and Benghazi and Fast and Furious and more and we expect them to play fair? I may not be the brightest bulb but I am more than 40 watts.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/24/2014 12:44:19 PM     (No. 9704221)

How are those Russian lessons going, Eddie?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/24/2014 1:14:56 PM     (No. 9704269)

#7 and 16 seem right. Snowden would be a media hero if the President was a Republican. American liberals would go to Russia and toss rose petals before him as he walked.

He shouldn´t deal with a US government run by Obama/Holder under any circumstance. I don´t know what to think of Snowden, I do know what to think of them.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 1/24/2014 1:31:30 PM     (No. 9704306)

"Whistleblower"? Odd way to spell "traitor".

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/24/2014 3:05:00 PM     (No. 9704428)

He had better watch over his shoulder as even in Moscow he could end up becoming the victim of a 007 type operation that would be determined to be a terrible traffic accident or even food poisoning. That could certainly happen as he released a lot of highly classified UK and US data that could cause members of the armed forces and intelligence agencies of those countries to lose their lives in the future. Then on top of that there will be a time when it becomes a big pain in the butt for the Russians to have him walking around Moscow.

Good luck as far as him getting the US whistleblower laws changed to suit his personal welfare. His only hope is Obama granting him a pardon as he leaves office.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 1/24/2014 3:57:13 PM     (No. 9704488)

We currently have a Narcissistic malevolent potus in DC. Snowden crossed swords with that dangerous man, he will never make it to trial. He will be taken before he hits US soil. He needs to stay put until regime change.....

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Reply 22 - Posted by: xcenturion, 1/24/2014 5:34:17 PM     (No. 9704583)

He could return to the San Francisco bay area and run for political office. His views aren´t that much different than all the scum that live there!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/24/2014 8:12:08 PM     (No. 9704686)

I know the kid wanted to expose something he thought was wrong, and it is wrong, he was operating under a security clearance and violated it and must bear the consequences.

I am certainly no fan of the gummint´s abuses of its population and policies. But, if you work for the gummint, you operate under its processes..or, get out before you squeal.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: MirJoy, 1/24/2014 9:40:42 PM     (No. 9704738)

I believe that Edward Snowden is intelligent enough to know that he will never have another moment´s peace, and I daresay he knew that when he did it.

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