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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 04:10 AM

Edward Snowden Was No Coward To Flee U.S., Pentagon Papers Lawyer Says

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been slammed by some as a “coward” for refusing to turn himself in to U.S. authorities and face espionage charges for shedding light on secret surveillance programs. But one of the lawyers involved in the Vietnam-era Pentagon Papers case has said that Snowden was justified in seeking sanctuary in Russia.

In a Friday interview on "The Agenda" on SiriusXM Progress, Daniel Sheehan said that Snowden wouldn’t receive a fair trial if he returned to the U.S.

“No American citizen in their right mind would trust the honesty and the objectivity of the American judicial system at this time in history,” Sheehan said. “They are not trustworthy. The majority of the United States Supreme Court is not trustworthy. They have given themselves over to this same national security state mentality.”

Russia has granted Snowden temporary asylum for one year. Earlier this month, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called Russia's actions a betrayal. The senator went on to label Snowden a "coward."
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Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/23/edward-snowden-daniel-sheehan_n_3806135.html



several more paragraphs, and audio interview with this attorney...listen to this!

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Reply Edward Snowden Was No Coward To Flee U.S., Pentagon Papers Lawyer Says (Original post)
silvershadow Aug 2013 OP
Demeter Aug 2013 #1
burnodo Aug 2013 #2
MotherPetrie Aug 2013 #3
HardTimes99 Aug 2013 #4
stonecutter357 Aug 2013 #5
cosmicone Aug 2013 #7
stonecutter357 Aug 2013 #8
stonecutter357 Aug 2013 #9
davidn3600 Aug 2013 #16
stonecutter357 Aug 2013 #22
spooky3 Aug 2013 #6
former9thward Aug 2013 #10
Octafish Aug 2013 #11
silvershadow Aug 2013 #12
kelliekat44 Aug 2013 #13
Name removed Aug 2013 #17
stonecutter357 Aug 2013 #23
davidn3600 Aug 2013 #14
silvershadow Aug 2013 #15
dflprincess Aug 2013 #20
silvershadow Aug 2013 #21
Hydra Aug 2013 #18
moonsip Aug 2013 #19
Splinter Cell Aug 2013 #24

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 05:23 AM

1. An honest lawyer!

Put him on the Supreme Court! Throw out Fat Tony, Roberts and Silent Clarence.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:07 AM

2. But that doesn't square with the official narrative!

 

kick

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 10:43 AM

3. K&R

 

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:00 AM

4. Sheehan didn't get the memo that Ellsberg has been thrown under the

 

bus here on DU. Why just yesterday, someone referred to Ellsberg as a 'dickhead':

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023512489#post32

Sheehan is woefully behind the curve, almost quaint and obsolete, one might say.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:07 AM

5. I don't need Glenn are comrad eddie to tell me anything.

He is a thief and i sure as hell don't want that data in Russia.

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:11 AM

7. You voted for Romney dincha? Dincha?

Come on !!! Don't be a coward .... man up!

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:14 AM

8. I hate Libertarians more than Republicans.

Way would you call me a coward ?

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 12:03 PM

9. ooooh my god someone is watch me online?

Don't be a coward .... man up!

Way would you call me a coward ?

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 05:36 PM

16. Then the US should have given him immunity so he'd come back here with that data

But the US government wanted to act all big and tough to scare everyone. Yet no one in the world was impressed with out chest beating...certainly not Putin.

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 08:47 AM

22. I think Glenn and comrad eddie communist spies.

I don't give a shit about Putin.And i sure as hell don't wont that data in Russia.

The nsa don't know what he has so how can you be ok with that data in China and then Russia?

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:07 AM

6. Cowards would have simply continued to collect their paychecks.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 12:04 PM

10. Exactly.

He had a pretty nice life before all of this. He gave all that up to expose what is really going on.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 12:27 PM

11. Kick for Truth.

Google Daniel Sheehan + Christic Institute + La Penca bombing to learn what type of man Daniel Sheehan is. The guy was pretty much alone going after the Iran-Contra bastards.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 03:16 PM

12. Thanks you, Octafish. You always have the good stuff, so I will dig deeper now. ;) nt

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 04:28 PM

13. He is still a coward. nt

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 08:50 AM

23. Snowden is a coward and a Thief

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 05:03 PM

14. Finally someone makes sense!

Unlike many here even on DU who thinks he should have turned himself in.

That's insane.

Sorry but this isn't the country that it used to be. There is no way in hell Snowden would get a fair trial. There is no way in hell that the government wouldn't violate his constitutional rights. This government and judicial system can no longer be trusted. They don't respect the constitution.

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 05:04 PM

15. The United States of America. RIP. July 4, 1776 - December 9, 2000. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 10:46 PM

20. Really I think it died on November 22, 1963

but the illusion was kept on life support. December 9, 2000 is when the plug was finally pulled.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 02:31 AM

21. Well, perhaps...I will leave that to others to judge, seeing as how I wasn't born yet in November of

1963. But I can't say I disagree with your assessment.

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 09:52 PM

18. Dont mind the Ministry of Truthiness

None of them would have reported anything at all in Snowden's position. They're just mad that someone shed some daylight on how Bushco is still in charge.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 10:09 PM

19. FLEEING WAS HIS BEST OPTION

The only ones calling him a "coward" are shills for the military-surveillance-banking industrial cartel. Moreover, CIA Whistleblower Susan Lindauer DID stay here which resulted in her being the first American indicted under the Patriot Act and subsequently denounced as crazy:

"I requested to testify through proper channels. I was a whistleblower, but I did it through Congress -- I TRIED to do it through Congress. And a lot of whistleblowers are citing my case as evidence that going through the proper channels is not going to work and is not going to protect the public or the whistleblower. It makes no difference: if the government feels threatened they will attack you, even if you're doing everything right. So why not make sure that the public has the information?

Edward Snowden appears to be a tipping point, and I consider that to be very valuable. A lot of what Edward Snowden has revealed is already known to those of us inside the intelligence community, but it's not known by the wider public. And he has forced this issue into the public domain where ordinary Americans are now confronting the EXTREME surveillance that's going on. But I can tell you that for several years, within a 10-mile radius of every home in the United States, in the most isolated rural areas there is someone listening to your phone calls and reading your emails. And we've known this for a long time."
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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 11:10 AM

24. Snowden is a coward....

...and a piece of shit.

If he really believed he was doing the right thing, he would have stayed and faced the music.

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