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  •  Your posting does not compute. (3+ / 0-)
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    Dianna, ukit, Laconic Lib

    If China were to do what you say to Snowden, they would be kissing goodbye to the prospect of receiving any further defectors.

    Already, just by revealing the extent to which the U.S. cyberhacks China, Snowden has done an enormous favor to the PRC.  His revelation totally discredited the U.S.'s complaints about Chinese cyberhacking.

    The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

    by lysias on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 03:45:29 PM PDT

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    •  Totally agree (1+ / 0-)
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      Which is why we lose the moral high ground when we lecture others to not do that which we do (torture etc...)..

    •  Well, assuming Snowden is defecting, (0+ / 0-)

      who wants defectors?  What is this, 1950? Nobody wants defectors, they want information.  Who the fuck wants Snowden to BE there?  The days where the USA or the USSR gets to crow about obtaining an important defection are long gone.  

      Same with the "totally discrediting" (which, by the way, thanks, Snowden, you turd): that can be done at home.

      "We're now in one of those periods when the reality of intense pressure on the middle class diverges from long-held assumptions of how the American bargain should work" --James Fallows

      by Inland on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 07:15:52 PM PDT

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    •  Wait, you're coming pretty close to accusing (0+ / 0-)

      him of colloquial "treason".  I don't think his actions meet the legal definition of "treason' but the actions you praise meet the legal definition of lesser charges along the same lines.

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