Hong Kong Welcomes Edward Snowden to the Neighborhood

There are 20 comments on the Jun 18, 2013, The Atlantic story titled Hong Kong Welcomes Edward Snowden to the Neighborhood. In it, The Atlantic reports that:

It may still be early in Edward Snowden's attempt to find safe haven here, but a new poll and a weekend rally demanding that the local government protect Snowden indicate that the people and government of this semi-autonomous region of China may be taking a shine to the 29-year-old whistle-blower.

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The Thinker

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Jun 22, 2013
Eventually, if Snowden learns secrets of Hong Kong-Communist China that he does not like, Snowden will turn against Hong Kong-Communist China and publically reveal these secrets to the world.
Barney

United States

#2 Jun 22, 2013
Snowden - the least trusted person in the world!
dude

Aberdeen, WA

#3 Jun 23, 2013
Ed is a god damn hero. If any one should stand trial for treason it should be the senate, congress, president and any court who allowed this. My grandma's bother didn't land on Normandy, kill nazis all the way to Belgium then catch nazi lead and die so nazis on our own soil could play pick and choose with our bill of rights. Most of us share a bloodline or knew someone who gave up everthing in defence of our rights. All our so called leaders disregarded their oath and spit in the face of every patriot who died for our country. Snowden exposed that truth to us. What are WE THE PEOPLE going to do about it ?
Anonymous

Japan

#4 Jun 24, 2013
I would say hero is the wrong word. By giving intelligence away he blew the cover to other personnel in foreign countries. In the process killing his own fellow Americans. Those aren't characteristics or traits I associate a hero with.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#5 Jun 24, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
I would say hero is the wrong word. By giving intelligence away he blew the cover to other personnel in foreign countries. In the process killing his own fellow Americans. Those aren't characteristics or traits I associate a hero with.
how would releasing information on this data gathering program have blown the cover on US operatives in foreign countries?
Valerie

Baltimore, MD

#6 Jun 24, 2013
Long way to go to order take out po po platters could have done that here
Guest

United States

#7 Jun 24, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>how would releasing information on this data gathering program have blown the cover on US operatives in foreign countries?
We don't know what he has told anyone yet or the results of it. First China, now Russia, I bet the Taliban would love to talk to him next.
Lamer

Hopkins, MN

#8 Jun 24, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
I would say hero is the wrong word. By giving intelligence away he blew the cover to other personnel in foreign countries. In the process killing his own fellow Americans. Those aren't characteristics or traits I associate a hero with.
He has not blew anyones cover. Have you even read the few docs that have been made public? There are zero info on any specific person and all on programs/policies. And killing his own americans? Whom has he killed?

You are either very misinformed or an american sock puppet.
Lamer

Hopkins, MN

#9 Jun 24, 2013
Guest wrote:
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We don't know what he has told anyone yet or the results of it. First China, now Russia, I bet the Taliban would love to talk to him next.
so that makes it alright to to post whatever you think "may" have happened with zero evidence to back up any claim? If he was talking to the chinese to give them info why would they just let him leave?

If his plan was to give the info the another government, why would he publicly do so? Im sorry but your theories dont really add up.
Guest

United States

#10 Jun 24, 2013
Lamer wrote:
<quoted text>so that makes it alright to to post whatever you think "may" have happened with zero evidence to back up any claim? If he was talking to the chinese to give them info why would they just let him leave?

If his plan was to give the info the another government, why would he publicly do so? Im sorry but your theories dont really add up.
I see all kinds of things Republicans and right wingers claim Obama has done but no proof of anything. It doesn't stop them, do you complain about that??

Of course we don't know what Snowden has said ( you don't know either) or what classified info he stole or gave up already. One thing we will know is what he has left when they catch him and bring him back.
Lamer

Hopkins, MN

#11 Jun 24, 2013
Guest wrote:
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I see all kinds of things Republicans and right wingers claim Obama has done but no proof of anything. It doesn't stop them, do you complain about that??
Of course we don't know what Snowden has said ( you don't know either) or what classified info he stole or gave up already. One thing we will know is what he has left when they catch him and bring him back.
Of course i tell those crazy tea baggers on the right they are crazy. Look at them here yelling "BENGAHZI" at the top of the red neck lungs with nothing else.

But that doesnt mean you get to either. You want to speculate what he is doing, fine, but thats isnt what was going on.

If you want to speculate then you need to take his actions into account. If he was just going to give this info away to another country, what is his reason? Money, power, fame? Why would he release the info to the public first?

but all of that and more has clearly been left out of your thought process.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#12 Jun 24, 2013
Guest wrote:
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We don't know what he has told anyone yet or the results of it. First China, now Russia, I bet the Taliban would love to talk to him next.
and that didn't even come close to answering anything even remotely related to my question...but thanks for the nothing.
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Guest

United States

#14 Jun 24, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>and that didn't even come close to answering anything even remotely related to my question...but thanks for the nothing.
Like the questions I ask, no one ponies up so why should I.
Realization

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 Jun 24, 2013
dude wrote:
Ed is a god damn hero. If any one should stand trial for treason it should be the senate, congress, president and any court who allowed this. My grandma's bother didn't land on Normandy, kill nazis all the way to Belgium then catch nazi lead and die so nazis on our own soil could play pick and choose with our bill of rights. Most of us share a bloodline or knew someone who gave up everthing in defence of our rights. All our so called leaders disregarded their oath and spit in the face of every patriot who died for our country. Snowden exposed that truth to us. What are WE THE PEOPLE going to do about it ?
Which is better to you; a certain amount of US government mointoring or a much better chance of a terrorist attack in the US?
dude

Aberdeen, WA

#16 Jun 24, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
I would say hero is the wrong word. By giving intelligence away he blew the cover to other personnel in foreign countries. In the process killing his own fellow Americans. Those aren't characteristics or traits I associate a hero with.
I call him a hero cause he will likely be killed for this. Our leaders hold no moral standing to tell us he has put anyone in danger. They care nothing for rule of law, our lives or truth. Only ones in danger are themselves. I'll make sure my tinfoil hat looks nice for only who thinks I shoud wear it.
Realization

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Jun 24, 2013
Lamer wrote:
<quoted text>
He has not blew anyones cover. Have you even read the few docs that have been made public? There are zero info on any specific person and all on programs/policies. And killing his own americans? Whom has he killed?
You are either very misinformed or an american sock puppet.
If Snowden revealed the whole basic process of US eavsdropping to Chinese, Russians, etc., now these governments knew where to attack these mointoring centers in the USA if they choose to disable these systems; and in those attacks innocent Americans in those buildings can get mained or killed.
Realization

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Jun 24, 2013
dude wrote:
<quoted text> I call him a hero cause he will likely be killed for this. Our leaders hold no moral standing to tell us he has put anyone in danger. They care nothing for rule of law, our lives or truth. Only ones in danger are themselves. I'll make sure my tinfoil hat looks nice for only who thinks I shoud wear it.
Your so-called hero, Snowden, wants America to be a lot less safer from terrorist attacks than it has been. Dozens and dozens of intended USA terrorist attacks were stopped due to the wonderful, caring US eavsdrop system which was designed in the first place to protect the American people from harm and death.
Realization

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Jun 24, 2013
Lamer wrote:
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so that makes it alright to to post whatever you think "may" have happened with zero evidence to back up any claim? If he was talking to the chinese to give them info why would they just let him leave?
If his plan was to give the info the another government, why would he publicly do so? Im sorry but your theories dont really add up.
Obviously Snowden gave the Chinese his formerly top secret copies of what the USA monitored with Chinese elctric communications, and now Snowden has to be done with the Chinese. Snowden then went to Russia to personally give formerly top secret copies of USA monitoring of Russian communications, and now Snowden is done with the Russians. It does not matter if Snowden publically tells the world or booasts to the world that he shall travel to another country as long as that country is no friend of the USA and the USA has no power to stop Snowden from travelling to that country.
Lamer

Piqua, OH

#20 Jun 24, 2013
Realization wrote:
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If Snowden revealed the whole basic process of US eavsdropping to Chinese, Russians, etc., now these governments knew where to attack these mointoring centers in the USA if they choose to disable these systems; and in those attacks innocent Americans in those buildings can get mained or killed.
the datacenters the NSA has been building are gigantic and have not been built in secret. Snowden hardly reveled where they were as they were not hard to find to begin with. But yeah, we goto war with russia and china and their main targets are hardly going to be data centers.

Now they may try to hack them but i highly doubt anyone is going to die in their hack attacks.
Lamer

Piqua, OH

#21 Jun 24, 2013
Realization wrote:
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Your so-called hero, Snowden, wants America to be a lot less safer from terrorist attacks than it has been. Dozens and dozens of intended USA terrorist attacks were stopped due to the wonderful, caring US eavsdrop system which was designed in the first place to protect the American people from harm and death.
proof please? and no the government just saying its so is not proof. As i recall, they have only cited 2 detailed instances and investigators in both of those cited that the original intel did not come from PRISM or the NSA. If they have intel from a 3rd party source (the UK gov in 1 instance) then it should not be a problem for them to have a judge sign off on the investigation. but needing to data mine everyone then claim it stopped attacks without much in the way of details and i call BS.

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