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[liberationtech] NSA whistleblower revealed

Nadim Kobeissi nadim at nadim.cc
Sun Jun 9 17:35:44 PDT 2013


Check out this screenshot of the front page of the New York Times right now. Unbelievable:

https://twitter.com/kaepora/status/343888967554457600

NK

On 2013-06-09, at 8:17 PM, Matt Johnson <railmeat at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> 
> --
> Matt
> 
> 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
>>> 
>>> Sheila
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 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
>>>> 
>>>> 
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>>> 
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