Saturday, September 10, 2016

Having Lunch With Edward Snowden

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. © Mark Blinch / Reuters

Financial Times: Lunch with the FT: Edward Snowden, the world’s most famous whistleblower

Edward Snowden has room service with Alan Rusbridger in a Moscow hotel to talk about the ‘surveillance free-for-all’ — and the possible role of a Rubik’s Cube in his spiriting away of the NSA files

Edward Snowden has rounded on his hosts, attacking the Kremlin’s human rights record and implicating Russia in two of the US government’s latest major security hacks.

In a Lunch with the FT — carried below — he complained Moscow had “gone very far, in ways that are completely unnecessary, costly and corrosive to individual and collective rights” and added that his greatest loyalty was still to the US.

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WNU Editor: He misses the U.S., and is reluctant to accept Russia as his new home. My advice to him .... he better get use to it .... Russia is going to be his home for a very long time.


James said...

He's scared and trying to plea his case.

Caecus said...

The world's most famous FSB agent

Bob Huntley said...

Even if the US government "pardoned" him and he returned he would be in the sights of many a patriotic yahoo wanting their 15 minutes of fame.

James said...

I don't know if he would be in more danger from the left or right. There are a lot of people on both sides who have good reasons (at least to themselves) to be gunning for him.
I think it's starting to dawn on him that he is becoming a latter day Philby, with nothing but a dreary future ahead.

RRH said...

It's in his best interest to be respectful and appreciative toward his hosts.