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Sun Jul 7, 2013, 08:36 AM

Wherever Snowden ends up, I'd really love it if he'd settle down and write a book

About what he knows, about his exploits, about everything.

Something, on paper in his own words, which could be poured over and even vetted by both non-expert and expert readers alike.

I don't know if he'd see a dime of profit from such a book, since it would fall under the same laws that were written in response to Phillip Agee's "CIA Diary."

But, hell, I'm sure it'd be a fascinating read... Of course, Greenwald himself would jump at the chance to pen the forward too.

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Reply Wherever Snowden ends up, I'd really love it if he'd settle down and write a book (Original post)
MrScorpio Jul 2013 OP
Thinkingabout Jul 2013 #1
quinnox Jul 2013 #2
brooklynite Jul 2013 #3
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Sun Jul 7, 2013, 08:40 AM

1. Another Spy and Lie book.

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Sun Jul 7, 2013, 08:41 AM

2. I'd buy it for sure

 

It would probably be a best seller. And when the hollywood movie was released, it would sell again like hotcakes.

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Sun Jul 7, 2013, 09:09 AM

3. What would he have to say?

He doesn't have any informed perspective, and he didn't apparently take any time to delve into the documents he was stealing.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 02:11 PM

4. Something which might explain the unprecedented vigour...

 

...with which the US is pursuing Snowden, is the possibility he might have evidence of the purported torture chambers beneath the Embassy in Iran.

Now I am aware that this is pushing towards "Woo" territory, but at the same time, we do know of domestic programs like MKULTRA, Oliver North's and the CIA's involvement in the drug trade, and we know many (if not all) of the US's "anti-communist" darlings in South America of the same era and considerably later were trained by US agencies and DID practice some terrible human rights abuses under US auspices.

The further I look into purported and demonstrated, but not proven (legal hairsplitting there) activities of US agencies both in the past and right up to the present, the more I understand why the Administration is so assiduously pursuing him. The fear he holds the smoking gun which points to US involvement in some of the worst human rights abuses of the late 20th century Tienanmen Square notwithstanding.

Like it or lump it, we know the US was involved in some seriously bad shit in the past, and evidence offers no real reassurance that matters have improved greatly since. What Snowden may well represent is the lifting of the last veil/figleaf of obscurity/legitimacy.

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