Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Edward Snowden and state surveillance

Edward Snowden is being pursued by the US Government for "leaking" information about its surveillance activities. He has been granted one year asylum by Russia. Is Russia doing the right thing?

Should Edward Snowden be considered a "leaker", "whistle blower" or "dissident" ?

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yujuan said...

US Govt dun walk their own talk, they walk only if their own interests are not compromised, if they are, the fox's tail is revealed, with fangs snarling and claws striking out.
So much for democratic freedom, individual justice and free speech, what hypocrisy for a supposedly noble fighter of human rights.
A whistleblower who checks on his sneaky Govt yes, no to branding Snowden a traitor.
Borrowing from the Indonesians, a display of childish behaviour.
Why should Russia, or even China, kowtow to a declining superpower, throwing childish tantrums on the world's stage.

Unknown said...

US had harboured many defectors from Russia in the past.

So, what is the problem of Russian harbouring Mr. Snowden? I believe US should apologise to The World for spying on them. As I can see it, everyone is feeling sorry for Mr. Snowden and thanks him for exposing US's despicable act.

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