Snowden: US attorney general promises not to torture me if I return to US

America… What a fucking asshole of a country.

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Gratzi; I have my moments.

:slight_smile:

They’ll just use their “enhanced interrogation techniques” instead.

No, it’s in writing - that’s like a contract promising I won’t do something illegal.

"If I was wrong, I’ll go to jail. Peacefully, quietly, I’ll enjoy it.

But if I’m right, Mr attorney general, we will have saved the privacy of millions of registered voters’
-MisquotedMovies

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The law of superheroes explains that an agreement to obey the law is not a contract…

https://books.google.com/books?id=u4jaCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA143

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Well, it says a lot that they feel like they have to specifically make that promise.

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You could take a cheap shot at libertarians, or spend 5 seconds googling it:

Good for him!

But frankly, for every time he’s been worth that five seconds (moral stances on torture and Iraq), he’s also been a utter waste of time (North American Union, Amero, NAFTA Superhighway wingnuttery.) Not to mention his fake 2012 Presidential run.

And it was a cheap shot at Ron Paul, NOT a cheap shot at libertarians.

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But then it wouldn’t have been as funny.

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This is the same government that still (largely) says we’ve never actually “tortured” anyone.

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By giving the United States a continuous “fuck you” at no cost to himself?

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Pretty sure he’s outlived his usefulness to Putin. He isn’t really very headline worthy any more and has already expended his vale a a nose tweaker. At this point he’s probably just filed under running costs.

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To be fair, Obama copped to torturing “some folks”.

But essentially you’re right. He could never have anything even remotely resembling a fair trial in the USA of 2016.

This is the country that’s busy electing Hilary Clinton to reign in wall street :confused:

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He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster.
F. Nietsche

USA: Freedom and civil rights … as long it’s not inconvenient.

Sayeth the European.

French judge allows partial destruction of Calais ‘jungle’.

Oh, and what’s that thing…that thing about human rights in the European Union with respect to asylum…uh, it’s under the second ‘title’, “Freedoms”, in something the EU likes to call its “Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union”.

Political asylum in the EU: as long as it’s not inconvenient.

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Do you double dog pinky swear you won’t torture me?

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More :heart:️S for this. Europe is not clean in this realm. Not by a long shot.

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