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[liberationtech] NSA whistleblower revealed
railmeat at gmail.com
Sun Jun 9 17:17:46 PDT 2013
Snowden says he wants asylum in Iceland. Why not go there directly?
Going to Hong Kong makes him vulnerable to accusations of working for the PRC.
None of that makes sense to me, but what do I know. I will watch, and learn.
On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM, Raven Jiang CX <jcx at stanford.edu> wrote:
> There is a strong resistance against Chinese strong-arming in Hong Kong,
> plus I am not sure that it is actually in the interest of the Chinese
> government to help the US do anything about this. I think you can make a
> case for why it's a better choice, though it is definitely debatable.
> On 9 June 2013 15:10, Sheila Parks <sheilaruthparks at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I agree with what you say about Hong Kong
>> He does say he would like to end up in Iceland
>> Wonder why he did not go there in the first place
>> Such an immensely brave and honest person
>> At 06:04 PM 6/9/2013, you wrote:
>>> On 06/09/2013 04:43 PM, Matt Johnson wrote:
>>> > I have to say going to Hong Kong for free speech and safety seems like
>>> > a very odd choice to me. What was he thinking?
>>> Actually, and I think this is pointed out in either the video or an
>>> article somewhere, Hong Kong doesn't generally suffer the speech
>>> restrictions mainland China does. Sure, they aren't completely free but
>>> protests and unpopular political speech happen quite frequently and are
>>> generally well tolerated by the government.
>>> Still, I have to wonder why he didn't go somewhere like Iceland. To me,
>>> that would have been a no-brainer.
>>> Anthony Papillion
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