You poor, damned fool

I ought to take back what I said. He’s smarter than me, but what a fucking idiot.

The Globe and Mail reports that Edward Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, says the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor is working with American and German lawyers to return home. “I won’t keep it secret that he wants to return back home. And we are doing everything possible now to solve this issue. There is a group of U.S. lawyers, there is also a group of German lawyers and I’m dealing with it on the Russian side.” Kucherena added that Snowden is ready to return to the States, but on the condition that he is given a guarantee of a legal and impartial trial. The lawyer said Snowden had so far only received a guarantee from the U.S. Attorney General that he will not face the death penalty. Kucherena says Snowden is able to travel outside Russia since he has a three-year Russian residency permit, but “I suspect that as soon as he leaves Russia, he will be taken to the U.S. embassy.”

Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial
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You don’t get it, do you? It was never about the laws. If they could manufacture a good enough excuse, they would torture you to death on live TV just to make an example. And that’s aside from their personal hatred for you. And aside from the adrenaline/dopamine/testosterone rush they’d get from the wildly cheering crowds.

On the guarantee of a “legal and impartial trial”. My God, my God, this is my side. Savior and Lord, deliver us from ourselves, we are wretched and foolish creatures.

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5 Responses to You poor, damned fool

  1. Heaviside says:

    This could make sense if he was a controlled leak, or if one of the other intelligence agencies has got his back. Maybe the FBI or the CIA or the DIA would like to take the NSA down a peg.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      Well, these agencies are both extremely efficient at attaining their implicit, unstated goals (funding, surveillance), and completely ineffective at realizing their explicit strategic targets (Democracy! In the Middle East? Absolutely! Why not?).

      This suggests to me that there are only a couple of high-level sociopaths up top, rather than a bunch of degenerate sociopaths playing games for pole position.

  2. Heaviside says:

    I just saw your comments at Alpha Game. Someone should write a book titled “Atlas Sulked”.

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