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.”
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.