Thread: Snowden/NSA
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Old July 12th, 2013, 07:05 PM
Kalalau Kalalau is offline
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Default Re: Snowden/NSA

Just the idea that if he thought having a few phone calls monitored was intrusive...well...I think he is in for a rude awakening. Prison sentences end, but life under a (not quite) tyranny just drags on and on. Russia seems always on the edge of a relapse into Stalinism. Maybe not quite that bad but it was no picnic under Khruschev or Brezhnev either. Also it shows a huge unrealistic streak, able to take refuge or seek refuge in a (not quite) totalitarian state while betraying one which while not perfect, by no means perfect, at least has the legal framework of being a liberal country. More than being a traitor, I think he's an idiot.
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